2014 News Archive

  • New Citizen at Ngukurr

    30 October 2014

    With the early morning sun rising bringing promise of a hot October day to follow, Ampro Tuddaa Lavender became a new citizen of Australia at a ceremony held at Ngukurr at the end of October 2014.

  • New Horticulture Program at Beswick

    21 October 2014

    The Roper Gulf Regional town of Beswick located about 110 kilometres east of Katherine has started a new horticultural training and development program. The neat little town, already an oasis in the area, will get new plantings of Indigenous fruiting and medicinal trees and bushes as an extra...

  • CEEP Funding – Office Fit-Outs

    19 September 2014

    Roper Gulf Regional Council will speed up improvement to the energy efficiency of its nine regional offices following the granting of just over $1/2 Million from the Australian Government.

  • Beswick Bears Bring Home The TCU Cup

    28 August 2014

    The mighty Beswick Bears triumphed last weekend in winning the Traditional Credit Union CU Cup played in Katherine after a clear win against Jilkminggan 97 to 25. The Cup is awarded at the end of the minor Championship before the final season.

  • Hodgson Downs our Tenth Local Authority

    22 August 2014

    The first meeting of the Hodgson Downs Local Authority on the 20th August has marked the completion of the establishment of 10 Local Authorities in the Roper Gulf Regional Council.

  • Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

    21 August 2014

    Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islander people is back on the Federal Government’s agenda and the Joint Select Committee appointed by the Australian Parliament to research, consult and prepare a report for the Parliament sat for one day in Katherine in August to consult...

  • Jilkminggan’s “Jamboree Mob” gets “Heywire” Funding for New Project

    14 August 2014

    On Wednesday 13 August the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) announced that the Jilkminggan Youth Activities group was successful in getting funding under the ABC’s FRRR Heywire program. This funding will enable the Jilkminggan Youth Group, known as the Jamboree Mob, to run a program...

  • Mayor Challenges Federal Budget Cost Shifting

    14 July 2014

    The Mayor of Roper Gulf Regional Council has expressed concern that the freezing of the indexation of Federal Assistance Grants has left rural and remote Councils missing an important and expected funding boost.

  • Mayor Commends Sustainable Budget and Regional Plan

    9 July 2014

    Roper Gulf Regional Council has completed its Budget Plan for 2014 – 2015, its largest budget in the five years since the Local Government was formed in 2008. The 2014 -2015 Budget and Regional Plan were approved by Council at its recent meeting in 25 of June.

  • Hairdressing and Beauty Training Course

    2 June 2014

    Exciting ‘dos, hair tints and stunning new make up and nails are likely to be seen around Ngukurr with the return of ten young women after completing an introductory hairdressing and make up course.

  • Daly Waters Rodeo Another Local Win

    2 June 2014

    The annual Daly Waters Rodeo held on the May Day weekend brought out the best local cowboys keen to try their hand with the broncs and bulls.

  • Basic Repairs and Maintenance of Public Housing

    2 June 2014

    Basic repairs and maintenance of public housing, that’s the assignment of the Housing maintenance officers employed by Roper Gulf Regional Council as part of the newly won contract with the NT Government.

  • Lorraine Bennett Goes to Canberra

    22 May 2014

    Lorraine Bennett the Remote Schools Attendance Scheme supervisor for Beswick is going to Canberra at the end of May as part of a nine person group to meet with the Prime Minister’s Indigenous advisory Council and the Prime Minister.

  • Chalky Moves On

    22 May 2014

    Sergeant Thomas Chalk of the NT Police, known widely as “Chalky,” is leaving the Maranboy Police area to start a new placement in Mataranka.

  • Bulman Project to Break Visitor Accommodation Drought

    8 May 2014

    Finding suitable accommodation for Council, Government and other visitors to small communities is often a challenge in towns with acute housing shortages. Bulman located 340 kilometres north east of Katherine has always had a shortage of visitors’ accommodation and being located at least four or...

  • Basketball Teams do Jilkminggan Proud

    8 May 2014

    A recent funding grant from the Northern Territory Department of Health under the “Youth at Risk Program” has allowed 14 young people aged 13 to 16 years of age from the small town of Jilkminggan to compete in the Easter Basketball competition held in Darwin.

  • Yet Another Flood Watch Called in Borroloola

    14 March 2014

    Ex Cyclone Gillian has blown past Borroloola, a town of a thousand or more people located in the South West Gulf of the Roper Gulf Regional Council. No major flooding or damage this time but Borroloola has suffered three floods already this year.