Eight new faces will help direct the growth of Roper Gulf Regional Council for the next four years after the Northern Territory Electoral Commission declared the result of the 2017 NT Local Government election on September 4.
NTEC representatives officially advised which 13 candidates had been voted in as Elected Members during a ceremony at the Council’s Katherine headquarters on Monday afternoon, with five incumbents successful in being re-elected for another term of Government.
The Elected Members are:
Never Never Ward – Judy MacFarlane, Annabelle Daylight and Ossie Daylight
Numbulwar Numburindi Ward – Edwin Nunggumajbarr and David Murrungun
Nyirranggulung Ward – Helen Lee, Selina Ashley and Wayne Runyu
South West Gulf Ward – Samuel Evans, Don Garner and Keith Rory
Yugul Mangi Ward – Eric Yelawarra Roberts and Owen Turner
A Mayor and Deputy Mayor will be chosen from within the group when the first Ordinary Meeting of Council is held on September 14.
Chief Executive Officer Michael Berto congratulated the incoming Elected Members and said the senior leadership team was looking forward to a continuation of the strong collaboration that would allow the Council to deliver a sustainable, viable and vibrant Roper Gulf region for residents and ratepayers.
“Our new Council is a strong mix of old and new faces who have committed to being the voice of their respective communities and Wards until 2021,” he said.
“I congratulate all 13 Councillors on their election success, and believe they will provide experience and insight that will assist Council in achieving its strategic goals.”
To view the full results from the 2017 NT Council election, click here.