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  • End of Year Message from Acting CEO Marc Gardner

    18 December 2020

    Without doubt, 2020 has been incredibly challenging with the COVID-19 pandemic affecting our Council and communities to the core and changes to our operations throughout the year. However, through great adversity, we have emerged stronger; we are united, more efficient, we value working as a team...

  • New Tick Disease is Killing Our Dogs

    18 December 2020

    Roper Gulf Regional Council is urging dog owners to protect their dogs from a new tick disease called Ehrlichia canis that is quickly spreading throughout communities and sadly killing a large number of dogs in the region.

  • Mayor Re-Elected as a Member of LGANT’s Executive

    26 November 2020

    Roper Gulf Regional Council would like to congratulate Mayor Judy MacFarlane who has been re-elected as a Member of the Local Government Association of the Northern Territory (LGANT) Executive.

  • Construction Plans Released for Borroloola Basketball Courts

    19 November 2020

    The construction of a shade structure over the Borroloola Basketball Courts has been released for tender, with works expected to commence early next year. This project is one component of the $6.9 million Borroloola Sports Courts and Cyclone Shelter project.

  • Inaugural Robinson River Local Authority Meeting

    14 August 2020

    On Thursday 6 August 2020 at 10:00am, the Robinson River Local Authority held its first meeting. The inaugural meeting came after a 12 month process, working with the Northern Territory Government, the Mungoorbada Aboriginal Corporation and consulting with the Robinson River community.

  • Review of Electoral Representation Arrangements

    9 July 2020

    Pursuant to the provisions of the Local Government Act 2008 Section 23, the Roper Gulf Regional Council is undertaking a review of the electoral current representation arrangements in place and, in particular, whether they provide the most effective possible representation for the Council area.

  • Draft Regional Plan 2020/2021

    2 June 2020

    The Roper Gulf Regional Council 2020/2021 Draft Regional Plan is now publicly available for inspection and comment.

  • Council Veterinary Program Having Positive Effect on Community Living

    9 March 2020

    Roper Gulf Regional Council is committed to contributing to safe and harmonious community living through improving animal services across the Region. With the Northern Territory having the highest rates of hospitalisation from dog attack per capita of any jurisdiction in Australia, Council has been...

  • Housing Upgrades Completed for Mulggan Town Camp

    24 February 2020

    In November 2018 the Department of Local Government, Housing and Community Development awarded funding to Roper Gulf Regional Council for priority upgrades at Mulggan Town Camp. The grant provided funding of $1 Million to ensure safer living conditions for all residents.

  • Roper Gulf Regional Council: The Importance of Donating

    18 February 2020

    Roper Gulf Regional Council is proud to be able to make a donation to assist bushfire recovery on the Australian mainland. The motion to host a fundraising event was supported by all staff at the Council’s Support Centre in Katherine, with one hundred percent of funds as donations made given to the...

  • Shining a Light on Sport and Recreation in Remote Communities

    17 February 2020

    The community of Ngukurr has benefited from an oval lighting upgrade, thanks to a collaboration between Roper Gulf Regional Council and the Northern Territory Government Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture. The new lights have made a bright and positive impact on the community, as part of the...

  • Australia Day Awards 2020

    28 January 2020

    This morning Council is pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of the Australia Day Awards. Each year there are three categories; Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year and Community Event of the Year. Recipients are nominated by fellow members of their community for their hard work and...

  • Australia Day Awards 2020

    10 December 2019

    Do you know someone who tirelessly goes above and beyond for the betterment of your community? Have you attended a community event in the past 12 months you think is worthy of recognition on January 26, 2020? Nominations are now open for Roper Gulf Regional Council’s 2020 Australia Day Local...

  • Ordinary Meeting of Council

    3 December 2019

    The final Ordinary Meeting of Council for the year will be held on the 13th of December 2019 in Council Chambers at the Support Center in Katherine. This will be a public meeting, all welcome to attend.

  • 2018-2019 Annual Report

    4 November 2019

    The Roper Gulf Regional Council 2018-2019 Annual Report is now completed. Staff at the Roper Gulf Regional Council Office’s in Barunga, Beswick, Bulman, Borroloola, Jilkminggan, Manyallaluk, Mataranka, Ngukurr, Numbulwar and Urapunga will be able to help you access the document.

  • Roper Gulf Region Digital Transformation

    11 October 2019

    The Roper Gulf Region communities will benefit from a multi-million dollar technology upgrade, thanks to a collaboration between the Local Council, Telstra, Calibre One and CouncilBiz.

  • Big Rivers Football League Volunteer of the Year

    17 September 2019

    The Big Rivers Football League Presentation night was held last night, with Deputy Mayor of the Roper Gulf Region, Helen Lee, taking home the volunteer of the year award. This award recognises the hard work and dedication of a individual to their club.