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Sense of family crosses all bounds

"Despite our differences in culture, languages, remoteness, size and geography, Local Government in the Territory displays a clear sense of family," said Bob...

Strategies for the future

Working in partnership with LGANT, during 1994 the Department surveyed all Councils. The aim was to ascertain what the industry identified as key...

Enhancing community self management

$1.5 million over the next three years, provided through the Commonwealth's Local Government Development Fund, has lead to the development of the Remote...

Training for remote area staff

As all organisations are only as good as the people operating them, training for staff and elected representatives is vital. To assist staff...

$4m Mall upgrade for Darwin

Darwin's $4 million Mall upgrade follows a period of intense community consultation. After obtaining input from many community groups, organisations and individuals, sketch...

Modern economy for an ancient culture

The Jawoyn people of the Katherine region of the Northern Territory have recently launched their first five year plan. The Plan sets out...

Active in community life

In the remote town of Timber Creek, Lorraine Jones' multiple roles have significance beyond the boundaries of the small community. Lorraine combines work...

So near so far

Located just eight kilometres across the bay from the centre of Darwin, Cox Peninsula is nonetheless in many ways a remote and vulnerable...

Infrastructure program at Nguiu

On Bathurst Island, Nguiu Community Government Council is taking a proactive approach to community infrastructure. It is investing money in facilities, not only...

Gaye Lawrence Territorian of the year

Like many before her, Gaye Lawrence travelled to the Northern Territory from Sydney with the intention of having a short working holiday. ...

The Titjikala story

With the Notice of Approval of the draft Tapatjataka Community Government Scheme in the Northern Territory Gazette in October last year, the story...

Editorial

In last February's Editorial we wrote, '1996 is set to be a very important year for Local Government'. At the time, with the...

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New minister proud

I am deeply honoured and humbled to have been sworn in as the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government. As a regional...