Options for Regional Governance in the Northern Territory : Consultation Paper : Regional Governance Working Group
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Definitions This consultation paper uses the following terms: Regional governance This term includes the current local government councils as well as the wider range of government service delivery and consultation in regional and remote Northern Territory. Core services Core services for local government councils are set out in the NT local government framework (regional management plans). Core services include: maintaining council controlled parks, reserves and open spaces managing cemeteries lighting for public safety including street lighting constructing, maintaining and upgrading local roads managing waste controlling weeds and reducing fire hazards controlling dogs library and cultural services civic events local emergency services training and employing local people in council operations administering local laws (by-laws) managing customer relationships administering advisory boards and management committees representing communities on local and regional issues. Non-core services A non-core council service is anything that is not specified as a core service in the NT local government framework (regional management plans). They can include: services that are provided for the Australian or Northern Territory government under a funding agreement or contract, such as aged care or public housing maintenance or tenancy management. commercial operations such as garages and stores. Personal support services Personal support services include simple and low-level services to people who might otherwise experience hardship. Sometimes a fee would be charged. Personal support services include: assistance completing official forms assistance arranging travel bookings distribution of firewood to elderly or disabled residents. Shire council Eleven shire councils were established in 2008 by the NT Local Government Act. In the context of this consultation paper, the term shire council refers only to the eight larger shire councils: MacDonnell, Central Desert, Barkly, Victoria Daly, Roper Gulf, East Arnhem, West Arnhem and Tiwi Islands shire councils. Municipal council Five municipal councils were established in 2008 by the NT Local Government Act: Alice Springs Town Council, Katherine Town Council, Litchfield Council, City of Palmerston and City of Darwin. 2 Your council. Your voice.
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