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Media Release: New Council gets right down to business in appointing Mayor

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NEW LEADERSHIP: Roper Gulf Regional Council Chief Executive Officer Michael Berto and Manager Governance and Corporate Planning Amanda Haigh help newly-elected Mayor Judy MacFarlane with her robes after she was appointed to the role on September 14.

NEW LEADERSHIP: Roper Gulf Regional Council Chief Executive Officer Michael Berto and Manager Governance and Corporate Planning Amanda Haigh help newly-elected Mayor Judy MacFarlane with her robes after she was appointed to the role on September 14.

Never Never Ward Councillor Judy MacFarlane has become Roper Gulf Regional Council’s second Mayor after being voted into the role by fellow Elected Members on September 14.

The new Council sat for the first time on Thursday following the August 26 Northern Territory Local Government election, with its inaugural order of business to appoint a Mayor and Deputy Mayor to lead the cohort of 13 Councillors for the next four years.

After a secret ballot, the Council resolved to make Mayor MacFarlane its Principal Member and Nyirranggulung Councillor Helen Lee its Deputy Mayor.

The appointments were made in accordance with section 45 (1) of the Local Government Act.

After a swearing in ceremony, the third Roper Gulf Regional Council sits for a formal photo with Executive staff during the first Ordinary Meeting of Council in Katherine.

After a swearing in ceremony, the third Roper Gulf Regional Council sits for a formal photo with Executive staff during the first Ordinary Meeting of Council in Katherine.

Mayor MacFarlane said her focus would be on ensuring each community under the Council’s jurisdiction received a “fair share” of funding and infrastructure development.

“It is an absolute honour to be elected Mayor of Roper Gulf Regional Council, and I thank my fellow Elected Members for putting their trust in me to lead this new team,” she said.

“One of my priorities is to make sure each community gets a fair share of the money being invested in the region by Council and Government, which will provide the infrastructure needed for them to grow and prosper.”

Chief Executive Officer Michael Berto welcomed the new Council and congratulated Elected Members on being successful in their bids to represent the 7100 residents of the 186,000 square kilometre Local Government Area.

“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,” he said.

“Our new Council is a strong mix of old and new faces who have committed to being the voice of their communities and Wards until 2021.

“I’m looking forward to a continuation of the strong collaboration between Councillors and the senior leadership team that will allow the Council to deliver a sustainable, viable and vibrant Roper Gulf region for residents and ratepayers.”

As part of the Council’s commitment to robust governance and accountability, Elected Members took part in a comprehensive induction day prior to the Ordinary Meeting of Council which outlined the function of Local Government, their legislative obligations and what role they will play in working with staff to provide services and programs to one of the most diverse parts of the NT.

View the full Media Release here.

New Council revealed as NTEC declares election result

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ELECTION OUTCOME: Candidates, Roper Gulf Regional Council staff and Member for Arnhem Selena Uibo listen to the Northern Territory Electoral Commission advise which 13 people will represent the region for the next four years following the August 26 NT Local Government election.

ELECTION OUTCOME: Candidates, Roper Gulf Regional Council Executive staff and Member for Arnhem Selena Uibo listen to the Northern Territory Electoral Commission advise which 13 people will represent the region for the next four years following the August 26 NT Local Government election.

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.

Council selection race begins for 23 candidates

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NEW COUNCIL: Twenty-three candidates will contest 13 vacant Elected Member positions across five Wards when voters in the Roper Gulf region go to the polls this month.

Following today’s declaration of nominations by the Northern Territory Electoral Commission, here are the 23 candidates – and their position on the ballot paper – who will contest Roper Gulf Regional Council’s 13 vacant Elected Member positions at the 2017 NT Local Government election on August 26:

Never Never Ward (three positions vacant)
1 Annabelle Daylight
2 Ossie Daylight
3 Judy MacFarlane
4 Ian Daylight Snr

Numbulwar Numburindi Ward (two positions vacant)
1 Edwin Nunggumajbarr
2 Hubert Rami
3 David Murrungun
4 Kathy-Anne Numamurdirdi

Nyirranggulung Ward (three positions vacant)
1 Lorraine Bennett
2 Selina Ashley
3 Deanna Kennedy
4 Wayne Runyu
5 Daryl Watson
6 Patricia Curtis-Forbes
7 Richard Miller
8 Helen Lee
9 Andrew Hood

South West Gulf Ward (three positions available)
1 Burton Willis
2 Samuel Evans
3 Keith Rory
4 Don Garner

Yugul Mangi Ward (two positions vacant – both candidates automatically elected)
1 Eric Yelawarra Roberts
2 Owen Turner

To get the latest election news, visit the NTEC website, or search for the #NTLGvotes2017 hashtag on social media.

Remote voting will be completed in communities across the Roper Gulf region from August 14 until August 25.

Download the full remote voting schedule here.

NTEC announces remote voting schedule for 2017 NT Council election

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Ahead of the 2017 NT Council election on August 26, the Northern Territory Electoral Commission has announced the dates officials will be in communities across the Roper Gulf region to let voters have their say.

NTEC’s remote voting team will be on the ground from August 14 until August 25, starting in Never Never Ward and finishing in Numbulwar Numburindi Ward.

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To get the latest election news on social media, just search for the #NTLGvotes2017 hashtag.

Download the full remote voting schedule for the Roper Gulf region here.