Our Council

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The third Roper Gulf Regional Council was sworn in on September 14, 2017 at its inaugural Ordinary Meeting of Council. At the meeting, Never Never Ward Councillor Judy MacFarlane was appointed Mayor for the four-year term of Government and Nyirranggulung Ward Councillor Helen Lee Deputy Mayor.

The 13 Elected Members who represent the residents of the Roper Gulf region are:

Never Never Ward – Mayor Judy MacFarlane, Councillor Annabelle Daylight and Councillor Ossie Daylight
Numbulwar Numburindi Ward – Councillor Edwin Nunggumajbarr and Councillor David Murrungun
Nyirranggulung Ward – Deputy Mayor Helen Lee, Councillor Selina Ashley and Councillor Wayne Runyu
South West Gulf Ward – Councillor Samuel Evans, Councillor Don Garner and Councillor Keith Rory
Yugul Mangi Ward – Councillor Eric Roberts and Councillor Owen Turner

Roper Gulf Regional Council has created Council committees to assist with the decision making process. Members of these committees are as follows:

Finance Committee

Mayor Judy MacFarlane
Deputy Mayor Helen Lee
Councillor Owen Turner
Councillor Samuel Evans
Councillor Annabelle Daylight
Independent Member Geoff Bishop

View the Finance Committee’s terms of reference here.

Audit Committee

Councillor Don Garner
Councillor Eric Roberts
Councillor David Murrungun
Independent Chairperson (seeking expressions of interest from NT)
Independent Member (seeking expressions of interest from NT)

View the Audit Committee’s terms of reference here.

Community Grants Committee

Mayor Judy MacFarlane
Deputy Mayor Helen Lee
Councillor Keith Rory
Councillor Ossie Daylight
Councillor Wayne Runyu

View the Community Grants Committee’s terms of reference here.


 Upcoming meetings

For the latest information on the upcoming Council meetings, click here.

Elected Member allowances

Under the Local Government Act, Roper Gulf Regional Council’s Elected Members are entitled to various allowances for their service.

To download the Elected Member allowances for 2017-18, click here.

In addition, those Elected Members who sit on Council committees receive the following additional allowances:

  • Extra meeting allowance for attendance at a committee meeting: $125.00 per meeting (maximum claimable $8561.59 per Elected Member)
  • Acting Principal Member allowance: $254.42 per day (maximum claimable 90 days/$22,897.80)

To download the Elected Member allowances for previous three financial years, click on the corresponding link below:

Elected Member allowances – 2016-17

Elected Member allowances – 2015-16

Elected Member allowances – 2014-15

Local Authority Members

Under the Local Government Act, Local Authority Members are entitled to the following allowance for attendance at a Local Authority Meeting where quorum is reached:

  • Local Authority Members: $123.00 per meeting
  • Chairperson of the Local Authority Meeting (must be a Local Authority Member): $164.00 per meeting

Members’ Conflict of Interest Register

To download the Elected Members’ Conflict of Interest Register, click here.

Council’s Election Register

To download the Council’s Election Register, click here.

Council subsidiaries

Roper Gulf Regional Council is a member of CouncilBIZ, which is a Local Government Subsidiary as defined by the Local Government Act.

Documents relating to CouncilBIZ are available below:

See approved CouncilBiz Constitution [PDF link]  [CouncilBIZ Annual Report 14/15 ]