• 31 July 2018

    31 July 2018

    One of the recent Community Grant Recipients, the Acacia Hill Volunteer Bushfire Brigade have hit the ground running and have already put their Community Grant money into action as they took possession of new water pumps. This will make life easier for them and allow them to…

  • 29 June 2018

    29 June 2018

    And the winner is .....

    The Litchfield Council Community Grants were announced last Thursday.

    Eleven local organisations were awarded amounts between $500 and $5000 to put towards their future projects to enhance the Litchfield community.

    The money for…

  • 25 May 2018

    25 May 2018

    As a major sponsor of the 39th Freds Pass Rural Show it was great to see so many families enjoy the event. I was pleased to have the opportunity to be involved in many of the shows activities and spend some time at the Litchfield Council site talking with residents.

  • 23 March 2018

    23 March 2018

    Congratulations to all involved in the Queen Baton Relay and Community Dinner. It was a fantastic event that truly showcased Litchfield. If you weren't there, you missed joining with over 400 community members celebrating with the Baton Bearers and enjoying our local produce…

  • 15 January 2018

    15 January 2018

    Welcome to 2018. I hope you have embraced the New Year with renewed vigour and positive outlook as we at Litchfield Council have done.

    We have a busy year ahead with a full program of events. Starting with Australia Day celebrations, come and join us for a day of fun…

  • 10 November 2017

    10 November 2017

    Last week the Royal Life Saving released statistics on child drownings throughout Australia and the NT in particular. One child drowning is too many and sadly there have been way more than that. In fact, we in the NT have the highest rate per capita. As an advocate for rural…

  • 23 October 2017

    23 October 2017

    Community – What does it mean? We are all part of ‘the community’ whether we choose to engage in it or not and the community we live in has an impact, positive or negative, enabling or limiting, welcoming or segregating.

    One really good way to create community is to…

  • 9 October 2017

    9 October 2017

    Many things are happening throughout the Litchfield area at the moment.

    Community Consultations

    Firstly residents, especially those in the Howard Springs area, are invited to comment and/or make suggestions as to the improvement of the Howard Park Recreation Reserve…

  • 8 September 2017

    8 September 2017

    Litchfield Council representatives are back in business following elections with four out of the last team returned. I welcome Matthew Salter as the new Councillor for North Ward and thank Cr. Letchimi Wright for her work and input over the last term. Councillors Simpson (…

  • 4 July 2017

    4 July 2017

    Council recently held the first ‘Trash for Cash’ Community Grants program awards evening to announce the successful first round winners.

    The scheme is a new initiative in Litchfield that sees recycling giving back to the community through using funds raised from…

  • 9 June 2017

    9 June 2017

    I have always known that there is a multitude of amazing women in our municipality and over the past year I have been totally impressed by the number and diversity of roles the women of Litchfield play.  Women are at the heart of the small business economy in Australia with…

  • 22 May 2017

    22 May 2017

    What a fantastic Fred’s Pass Rural Show last weekend. There was lots to see, do and a whole lot of fun. Rural shows are all about community and the displays, children’s art work, produce and tart competition were testament to that. Personally, I had a lot of fun judging the…

  • 21 March 2017

    21 March 2017

    As you may have seen on the media last week Litchfield had been accepted as one on the Australia wide locations to host the Queens Baton Relay leading to its presentation at the Commonwealth, Games on the Gold Coast next year. The Relay will be a showcase of the Rural Area at…

  • 1 March 2017

    1 March 2017

    Of all the comments and questions I could have got when I first became Mayor, the question I did get was, ‘what are you going to do about dogs?’ The topic has come up nearly every week since.

    There are two issues when it comes to dogs. There is a number of dogs in…

  • 27 February 2017

    27 February 2017

    Of all the comments and questions I could have got when I first became Mayor, the question I did get was, ‘what are you going to do about dogs?’ The topic has come up nearly every week since.

    There are two issues when it comes to dogs. There is a number of dogs in…

  • 7 February 2017

    7 February 2017

    Australia Day celebrations at Fred’s Pass Reserve last week were hugely successful. From Father Tijerino’s inspiring, Oi Oi Oi “prayer”, welcome to country by Janeen McLennan to winners of the various categories and special welcome to our 14 new citizens who made their pledge…

  • 17 January 2017

    17 January 2017

    It’s always refreshing to welcome in a new year. It provides us with the opportunity to recharge our batteries and be ready for the year ahead. The year 2016 has come and gone. It was a busy year of Council and Councillors, and this year will be no different especially with…

  • 7 December 2016

    7 December 2016

    It is Council’s priority to ensure that we are heading in the right strategic direction and currently there are a number of projects and programs which are being implemented that will shape the future of the municipality in years to come.

    10 Year Waste Management…

  • 22 November 2016

    22 November 2016

    Rural residents probably need no reminder that as the wet season begins the grass and weeds can become quickly out of control. Council’s Mobile Work Force team will commence full mowing rounds in December, with the verge mower currently targeting areas that have been…

  • Mayor's Message

    30 September 2016
    Engaging with the community

    A proposal to develop an aquatic facility in the Litchfield area has a lengthy history dating back as far as 1992 with no evidence to support whether there is community need and demand for an aquatic facility.

    Council is currently…