Month for Getting Down to Business

Month for Getting Down to Business

Innovation and inspiration is here with the 2017 October Business Month
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Stand up and be counted

Stand up and be counted

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) staff will survey locals over the weekend about the same sex marriage law
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Council begins again

26 September 2017

Following the 2017 NT local government elections MacDonnell Regional Council held its first meeting on Friday 15 September. Newly elected councillors joined with re-elected councillors to nominate and vote for their principal members, the President and Deputy President.

Council elections had previously been conducted in Luritja Pintubi Ward and Rodinga Ward while Iyarrka Ward and Ljirapinta Ward had each received the same number of nominations as their required number of councillor positions so no vote was required in those wards.

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Councillors elect Deputy Mayor

Councillors elect Deputy Mayor

Councillors ring in changes at first ordinary council meeting of third Barkly Regional Council
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​Passing of Councillor L Abbott

19 September 2017

On behalf of the President, councillors and staff of MacDonnell Regional Council it is with great sadness we advise the passing of Councillor L Abbott yesterday.

Cr L Abbott was well known and highly regarded throughout the West Macs and Western Desert and an extensive mourning period is anticipated. He has been a tireless advocate and servant to his community of Kintore, the Luritja Pintubi Ward and the MacDonnell Regional Council.

MacDonnell Regional Council sends it sincere condolences to the Abbott family. Out of respect, Council operations in the communities of Kintore, Mount Liebig, Papunya, Haasts Bluff and Docker River will be closed today, with the exception of its essential services.

MacDonnell Regional Council asks all services and agencies to join them in respecting the family’s privacy during the mourning period. As is the cultural practice, please refrain from mentioning his personal name and cover or remove any images of him.

Out of respect, this is the only comment MacDonnell Regional Council will make at this time.

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MacDonnell Regional Council appoints its President and Deputy

18 September 2017

Following the 2017 NT local government elections MacDonnell Regional Council held its first meeting on Friday 15 September. Newly elected councillors joined with re-elected councillors to nominate and vote for their principal members, the President and Deputy President.

Resulting from the meeting:

Roxanne Kenny was re-appointed as President of MacDonnell Regional Council,

and Greg Sharman was appointed as her Deputy President.

Roxanne Kenny was returned as President having been previously elevated to the position early last year. She had initially served as Deputy President since 2009 and as an elected councillor representing Ljirapinta Ward since the Council’s inception in 2008. Roxanne lives on an outstation near Hermannsburg.

Greg Sharman lives in Titjikala and has served in the MacDonnell Regional Council since 2012 as an elected councillor representing Rodinga Ward. He has also served as an Executive Board Member of the Local Government Association of the Northern Territory representing Regional and Shire Councils.

In accepting her return as President of MacDonnell Regional Council, Roxanne said “Let’s talk, listen and walk together and try and solve the problems together as a strong Council and work with our constituents – people in the shops, clinics, station owners and schools – they are the people who voted for us”. “In wishing our principal and elected members well in their leadership, MacDonnell Regional Council congratulates all other elected members to their respective local government Councils in the NT and looks forward to working them over the coming four years” CEO Jeff MacLeod said.

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New council sworn in

New council sworn in

Old hands and newcomers took their place in Council chambers for the official swearing in of the new Barkly Regional Council.
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New citizen takes the pledge

New citizen takes the pledge

The Barkly region is now home to one new Aussie following an Australian Citizenship Ceremony
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Make Your Voice Heard

Make Your Voice Heard

Barkly Regional Council is calling for nominations for all Local Authorities in the Barkly region
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