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  • Roper Gulf Announces Chief Executive Officer

    4 May 2022

    Following the completion of its Ordinary Meeting in Borroloola last week, Roper Gulf Regional Council (Council) proudly announces the appointment of Marc GARDNER as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

  • Councillor David Murrungun Resigns from Council

    31 March 2022

    After four (4) years of being on Council, Councillor David Murrungun of the Numbulwar Numburindi Ward has formally resigned from his position of Councillor on the Roper Gulf Regional Council.

  • Council Receives Funding for Homelands Project

    17 March 2022

    Roper Gulf Regional Council (Council) is delighted to receive funding from the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA) through the Aboriginal Benefit Account for the Homelands Project for the purposes of carrying out works in Kewulyi, Mount Catt and Jodetluk.

  • Extensive Community Consultation Sets Out Council’s Strategic Plan

    23 February 2022

    For the development of its new Strategic Plan, a plan set to guide the Council from 2022-2027, Roper Gulf Regional Council took on a new approach to the development of the publication and rolled out an extensive community consultation process across the entire Roper Gulf region.

  • Fundraiser for Tonga a Success

    11 February 2022

    Thank you to everyone who came and purchased an Egg and Bacon roll from the Katherine Support Centre this morning. The breakfast fundraiser raised a total of $629.00, all of which will be donated to the disaster relief and recovery in Tonga.

  • Council Fundraiser for Tonga Disaster Relief

    9 February 2022

    Roper Gulf Regional Council’s Katherine Support Centre is serving bacon and egg rolls from 7:00am – 9:00am on Friday 11 February 2022 to raise funds for disaster relief in Tonga.

  • $65,000 in Community Grant Funding Up For Grabs

    4 February 2022

    Applications for Roper Gulf Regional Council's Community Grants Program will be open on Monday 07 February 2022. Community groups, organisations and individuals are invited to apply for grant funding of up to $5,000 each to support local community projects.

  • What the Covid-19 Biosecurity Zones Mean for Council

    4 February 2022

    Roper Gulf Regional Council is committed to the health and safety of our people and Council wants to assure the public that all staff are taking all the appropriate precautions to ensure the safety of those who reside in the region.

  • COVID-19 Update for Roper Gulf Region

    16 November 2021

    The Northern Territory Government has today announced an additional nine (9) positive COVID-19 cases have been identified in the Northern Territory overnight bringing the total number of cases for this cluster to eleven (11). All new cases are close household contacts of the original two (2) cases.

  • A Generous Donation of Secondhand Skateboards

    12 November 2021

    Roper Gulf Regional Council has received a generous donation of 200 skateboards and helmets from a number of school students in Melbourne, Victoria, to be distributed to the remote communities in the Roper Gulf region.

  • COVID-19 Update for Roper Gulf Region

    5 November 2021

    The Northern Territory Government has announced that Katherine has been put into a COVID-19 lockdown for 72 Hours (3 days) from 12:01am on Friday 05 November until 12:01am Monday 08 November 2021, due to recording a positive case.

  • New Council Elects Tony Jack as Mayor

    29 September 2021

    The fourth sitting Council for the Roper Gulf region have elected Tony Jack from the South West Gulf Ward as Mayor of Roper Gulf Regional Council. The new Council sat for the first time today, Wednesday 29 September 2021, with its inaugural order of business to appoint a Mayor and Deputy Mayor to...

  • This Is Your Chance to Have Your Say

    31 August 2021

    This survey is designed to inform the development of the Roper Gulf Regional Council Strategic Plan 2022-2027. The basis of Roper Gulf Regional Council’s direction is a Strategic Plan that outlines the Vision, Mission, Goals and strategies of the organisation.

  • COVID-19 Update for Roper Gulf Region

    20 August 2021

    The Northern Territory Government has announced that the lockdown in the Katherine region has been lifted as of 12:00pm today, Friday 20 August 2021, with no new cases being recorded in the last 24 hours.

  • COVID-19 Update for Roper Gulf Region

    19 August 2021

    The Northern Territory Government has announced that the lockdown in the Katherine region has been extended to 12:00pm tomorrow, Friday 20 August 2021, while they await further COVID-19 test results.

  • COVID-19 Update for Roper Gulf Region

    18 August 2021

    The Northern Territory Government has announced that as of 1:00pm on Wednesday 18 August 2021, no additional COVID-19 cases have been found. The lockdown for the Katherine Region and the Greater Darwin Area may lift tomorrow as scheduled (Thursday 19 August 2021 at 12:00pm).

  • COVID-19 Guidelines for Roper Gulf Region

    17 August 2021

    Roper Gulf Regional Council has been closely monitoring the recent advice from the Northern Territory Government (NTG) and Secure NT regarding the state’s positive COVID-19 case and the 72-hour lockdown in place for the Greater Darwin and Katherine regions.