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2013/14 City of Darwin annual report



2013/14 City of Darwin annual report

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City of Darwin annual report 2013/14


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CITY OF DARWIN Annual Report 2013/14 CITY OF DARWIN Annual Report 2013/14 44 45 Alderman Robin Knox Robin arrived in Darwin in 1979. She raised her family, had a varied professional career and has been involved with numerous community activities. Robin was first elected to Council in 2010. Her vision for Darwin is for a very liveable, sustainable city with lots of green open space to support our relaxed tropical lifestyle. She believes in creating a caring community that supports everyone. She is passionate about good planning and continues to represent the communitys interests on the Development Consent Authority. Robin is best known for her work in sustainability and was the COOLmob Program Manager. She has also been a health researcher for the Fred Hollows Foundation, has established the womens ranger program for the Northern Land Council and conducted park management research for the Centre for Indigenous Natural and Alderman Bob Elix Bob was first elected to Council in 1983. He has served as Deputy Mayor and Acting Lord Mayor on many occasions during that time. There was always a sporting chance that Bob would end up as a servant of the people through the City of Darwin. Sports have been a major part of Bobs life and it is through his involvement in sport that he came to realise the importance of having your say and actually doing something, not just saying something. Bob has been involved with AFL in the NT for years and has recently retired after 13 years as the Chairman of AFLNT. Bob has been Chairman of the Environment & Infrastructure Committee and a member of the Development Consent Authority NT for 12 years. He has been involved in upgrading parks and gardens in this Ward and the whole Chan Ward Alderman Kate Worden Initially a migrant from the UK (1981) with her family into South Australia, Kate has spent more time than anywhere else living in the Territory. Kate has lived in the Chan Ward for more than 14 years. Kate was also lucky enough to live for a short period in Arnhem Land and spent two years in Katherine in the late 1980s. Kate has four children, Tarisse, Sarrita, Alekna and Russell and two very active grand-daughters both of whom live in New Zealand. Kates eldest daughters are both emerging young contemporary Indigenous artists, Russell works locally in IT, and Alekna currently attends Nightcliff Middle School, is an enthusiastic member of the Corrugated Iron Youth Group and a budding singer. Kates partner of more than 22 years, Wayne is a local small business operator, specialising in painting and decorating but is probably better known for his AFLNT career exploits and his footy coaching. He is also an active member of the Masters AFL group, Darwin Municipality. He is passionate about taking care of the things that affect us every day like our roads, our playgrounds and our recycling scheme. There have been many issues that he has been proud to have made a difference in and Bob will continue to actively pursue issues in the interests of residents. Bob treats everyone as equal in our community and will always remain available and active for anyone who needs assistance in Chan Ward and beyond. With Bobs sporting background he is all about working together to get results and knows that we can continue to kick goals to remain a winning team for the Top End. Bob is a great supporter and advocate for Tourism, recognising the value of the tourist dollar to the citys economy. 2013/14 Representation on Committee Administrative Review CBD Parking Advisory Dili Sister City Environment and Infrastructure NT Water Safety (LGANT Rep) Risk Management and Audit Town Planning Cultural Resource Management. Prior to this she was a display designer for the NT Museum and Art Galleries and has also run her own graphic design business. Sport and social activity have always been a big part of her life. She has coordinated community projects such as the Fringe Festival and Walk Against Want, has been a voluntary refugee settlement support coordinator, served on school councils and is currently Deputy Chair of BicycleNT. For relaxation, Robin enjoys gardening and bushwalking, and racing her catamaran on Darwin harbour. Robin has also lived and worked in England and Botswana where she established a museum and cultural centre and helped found Botswanas first Women Against Rape program. Robin has a Certificate in Business Management, a Masters of Development Management and is a Member of the Institute of Australian Company Directors. 2013/14 Representation on Committee Arts and Cultural Development (Alternate) CBD Parking Advisory Development Consent Authority Remote Active Living Project Working Group Town Planning currently playing and coaching the over 45s team. During the day, Kate works as a Director of Compliance with the NT Department of Housing. When not at work, or undertaking the business of Council, Kate can be found in her local library, on her balcony with a good book, posting up on Facebook or Twitter, playing netball, or attending local community events. Kate co-founded the Waratah Netball Club in 1998 and was President for 13 years. Kate has been a past member of the Jingili and Wanguri School Councils and was the President of the Pints Football Club for four years. Kate is currently a board member of Neighbourhood Watch NT, Treasurer for the Australian Local Government Womens Association NT, volunteer for the Seabreeze Festival, Chairs of Councils Community and Cultural and Arts and Cultural Development Advisory Committees, and is on the Board of NT Fashion Week. Kate has a Bachelor in Indigenous Affairs, has worked as an advisor to Government, and has a strong background in Sports Administration. 2013/14 Representation on Committee Anchorage Sister City Arts and Cultural Development (Chairman) Community & Cultural Services (Chairman) Town Planning < >

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