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Latest News

  • Roper Gulf Seeks New Councillor

    30 August 2018

    Residents from the remote Ngyirranggulung Ward will elect a new Council representative next month, as Roper Gulf Regional Council prepares to hold a by-election in the seat on September 20.

  • Barunga Festival 2018 Program Released

    5 June 2018

    Music workshops, damper cooking and sports competitions are just some of the fun and educational activities on offer at the Barunga Festival this weekend.

  • Remote Pet Owners Back Mobile Vet Program

    8 May 2018

    More than 400 animals received veterinary treatment in the Northern Territory’s remote Borroloola region last month, thanks to the overwhelming support of volunteers, local organisations and community residents.

  • Community Benefit Fund Update

    12 April 2018

    Almost half a million dollars in community infrastructure projects have been rolled-out across the Roper Gulf region this financial year thanks to the ongoing support of the NT Government’s Community Benefit Fund.

  • Rising Rodeo Stars Shine at Mataranka Clinic

    27 February 2018

    The cattle and horses may have been delayed by flooded roads, but even wet weather couldn’t dampen the excitement surrounding a unique junior rodeo clinic and alcohol diversion program held in Mataranka over the weekend.

  • Remote Territorians Celebrate Australia Day Honours

    26 January 2018

    Eighteen citizens from nine remote Top End communities were formally acknowledged for their outstanding community contributions at Australia Day ceremonies across the Roper Gulf region this morning.

  • Latest CDP Graduates Recognised at Barunga Ceremony

    24 January 2018

    The lingering monsoonal trough did little to dampen the spirits of the Territory’s latest Community Development Program (CDP) graduates, who proudly received workready qualifications at an official ceremony in Barunga today.

  • CDP participants bring Ngukurr community closer to vital water upgrade

    9 November 2017

    Minister for Indigenous Affairs Nigel Scullion has today congratulated Roper Gulf Regional Council on its latest Community Development Programme (CDP) success. The Council has worked with a Northern Territory-based earthmoving company to provide opportunities for CDP participants in Ngukurr to play...

  • $1.5m sports facility to support youth activities in Borroloola

    3 November 2017

    A $1.5 million sporting facility will be built in Borroloola with a grant from the McArthur River Mine (MRM) Community Benefits Trust. Built on the site of the old town basketball courts, the new facility will include covered multi-purpose sports courts, seating, lighting, electronic scoreboard, car...

  • Carers Week 2017 shines spotlight on Council aged care success

    23 October 2017

    The chorus of laughter emanating from the aged, smiling faces around the table provides unquantifiable-yet-irrefutable proof of the success Roper Gulf Regional Council is having in providing aged care and disability support services to clients in some of the remotest parts of the Top End.