Councillor Numamurdirdi Sworn In As Elected Member

 Cr Numamurdirdi swearing in

Councillor Kathy-Anne Numamurdirdi was sworn in as the Elected Member for the Numbulwar Numburindi Ward at last month’s Council Meeting in Bulman.

The Council Meeting was held on Wednesday 24 August at the Bulman Council Service Delivery Centre with Councillors, staff, stakeholders and students from Bulman School in attendance.

This is Councillor Numamurdirdi’s third time serving on the Roper Gulf Regional Council, having previously served from 2008 to 2017 in the first and second terms of Council with Mayor Tony Jack.

“Our current Council is very lucky to have Councillor Numamurdirdi re-appointed as an Elected Member”, said Mayor Jack.

“Her previous experience and the knowledge she has of the Roper Gulf region will be highly valuable”.

Prior to 2008, Councillor Numamurdirdi served as an Elected Member for the Numbulwar Numburindi Community Government Council where she worked alongside Roper Gulf Regional Council’s current Chief Executive Officer, Marc Gardner. 

“I’ve had the privilege to work with Councillor Numamurdirdi for a number of years and have always been inspired by her passion for the Numbulwar community.

“She holds a wealth of knowledge and experience and I am looking forward to working with Councillor Numamurdirdi again this term”, said Mr Gardner.

Councillor Numamurdirdi also works for the Federal Government as an Indigenous Engagement Officer and believes the skills she has learnt through this role will be of benefit to Roper Gulf Regional Council.

“I want to focus on growing the attendance at Local Authority meetings and ensure that community members utilise these meetings to tell Council what needs to be done in their community.

“I will listen to the best wishes of the Numbulwar community and continue to advocate for them as I have done now for many years”, said Councillor Numamurdirdi.

Councillor Numamurdirdi was elected in a by-election for the Numbulwar Numburindi Ward in June 2022, after the resignation of David Murrungun earlier this year.

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Bethany O’SULLIVAN | Communications Coordinator | (08) 8972 9024 | bethany.osullivan@ropergulf.nt.gov.au 

Image description: Mayor Tony Jack and Councillor Kathy-Anne Numamurdirdi at the official swearing in ceremony held at the Council Meeting in Bulman.