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Alice Springs Town Council municipal plan 2018/19 - 2021/22



Alice Springs Town Council municipal plan 2018/19 - 2021/22


Alice Springs Town Council


Alice Springs Town Council municipal plan; Reports; PublicationNT




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Alice Springs (N.T.). Council -- Periodicals; Local government -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs -- Periodicals

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Alice Springs Town Council; Alice Springs Town Council

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Alice Springs


2018/19 - 2021/22

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Alice Springs Town Council

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There is little opportunity for rates growth, with 74% of land within the Municipality being Crown land and unrateable. With approximately 67% of income coming from rates this fact presents a challenge for Council due to the large impact it has on Councils income. 3 Changes to the Administrative and Regulatory Framework Council regularly reviews its regulatory and administrative framework. A major revision of Councils policies was conducted in 2006-2007 to determine which were still relevant and legal (Council Decision 14222/14186). A further review of all policies and their contemporary relevance is presently being undertaken. 4 Cooperative Arrangements Alice Springs Town Council is confident of the positive leadership role it can continue to play in facilitating the progress of the region in collaboration with Councils partners in the community, industry and all levels of government. Council is involved in a range of partnerships at the regional and national levels including regional development partnerships and Freedom of Entry arrangements. Collaborative partnerships are also in place with the Lhere Artepe Aboriginal Corporation, Tangentyere Council and Correctional Services. Council has a Common Statement of Faith Communities to promote, respect and tolerate the integrity of each others beliefs, cultures, language and traditions. Council maintains memberships on various other groups including The Outback Highway Development Council, The Local Government Association of the Northern Territory (LGANT), the Southern Region Co-ordinating Committee through the Department of the Chief Minister and the Interagency Tasking and Co-Ordination Group (ITCG). Council has developed relationships with the Regional Councils in Central Australia to assist with regional opportunities and challenges in the area. Regular meetings, when the opportunity arises, are held with the Chief Executive Officers of Alice Springs Town Council, Central Desert and MacDonnell Regional Councils. It is important that Council ensures that there is ongoing formal and informal communication and consultation with the community as awareness of and involvement in Councils activities is essential to realising benefits from the services Council provides. The ongoing support and encouragement of the community will help establish productive relationships and achieve better outcomes. Page 46