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Roper Gulf Regional Council newsletter



Roper Gulf Regional Council newsletter


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May-June 2017




Roper Gulf (N.T.) -- Periodicals

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Roper Gulf Regional Council

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Issue 17/05

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7 7 The vision and direction of Roper Gulf Regional Council for the next 12 months is now available online for the public to inspect after the release of the draft 2017-18 Regional Plan in June. Under the provisions of the Local Government Act, the draft plan has been available online and in Council offices for 21 days, giving residents and other stakeholders an opportunity to have their say on the strategic aims of the organisation, as well as the town priorities identified for each community. During the final Ordinary Meeting of Council for the current Elected Members on July 12, the draft plan will be formally endorsed. Chief Executive Officer Michael Berto praised staff for their efforts in compiling the plan and urged anyone with an interest in what services and programs the Council was delivering across the Roper Gulf region to make themselves familiar with it. The creation of a plan that reflects the wants and ambitions of a Local Government Area as diverse as ours takes a whole-of-community effort, so the Mayor and I would like to thank Elected Members, Local Authority Members, staff and stakeholders for their input throughout the preparation process, he said. 2017-18 Regional Plan available online ROPER GULF REGIONAL COUNCIL NEWSLETTER PAGE 7 MAY/JUNE 2017 (ISSUE 17/05) Mataranka explores lure of Never Never The uniqueness of the part of the Roper Gulf region known as the Never Never was celebrated by hundreds of Mataranka residents and visitors when gates opened at the 2017 Never Never Festival in May. From whip cracking to bush poetry, the action of a rodeo to the relaxed pace of a Sunday morning market in the park, the event offered something for everyone. Council staff were on hand to provide information to patrons about the 2017-18 town priorities for Mataranka, as well as how projects in the town, including the Covered Multipurpose Sports Court, were progressing. In addition, members of the Community Services team provided face-painting for kids, and a jumping castle, mechanical bull and inflatable wrestling arena. CASTLE FUN: Youth, Sport and Recreation Coordinator Charles Mbouti is all smiles as he supervises children taking advantage of the Councils jumping castle at the 2017 Never Never Festival on May 20. NEW PLAN: The Councils 2017-18 Regional Plan will be endorsed on July 12.

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