• January 2016

    19 January 2016

    On behalf of everyone at Litchfield Council I would like to wish you all a happy New Year. As we get back to our normal routines, it is time to turn our attention to the year ahead and think about and plan for the future, both as individuals and as a Council. We are looking…

  • 25 November 2015

    25 November 2015

    I am pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Kaylene Conrick as Litchfield Council’s new Chief Executive Officer.

    Ms Conrick comes with a wealth of local government experience, and has previously held the role of CEO at two rural Victorian councils. Ms Conrick has…

  • 4 November 2015

    4 November 2015

    As hopefully you are aware, the election for a new council for Litchfield will be held on 28 November.

    The cost of the election is expected to be around $100,000. The council has money set aside in an election reserve to cover this expense. The Northern Territory…

  • 14 October 2015

    14 October 2015

    THE Minister for Local Government and Community Services, Bess Price, decided on Monday to dismiss the suspended members of Litchfield council and call a fresh election.

    The election will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2015, and nominations for the five elected…

  • 23 September 2015

    23 September 2015

    Council have erected a notice board at the Howard Springs Waste Transfer Station showing the amount of cardboard, co-mingled items, batteries and waste oil recycled over the…

  • 2 September 2015

    2 September 2015

    In the last three months Council have seen a decrease in the amount of recycling and a subsequent increase in the amount of material going to landfill. Residents are…

  • 12 August 2015

    12 August 2015

    I am pleased to inform the community that Council will now be holding two council meetings per month, on the first and third Thursdays of each month. It is hoped by holding two council meetings per month council response times to time sensitive business will improve, and this…

  • 21 July 2015

    10 August 2015

    Members of the Public are invited to attend the next Council Meeting which will be held Thursday 23rd July in Council's Chambers at 6.30pm. On the agenda are the following matters;

    The Draft 2015/2016 Municipal Plan which contains the budget and rates for this…

  • 20 May 2015

    22 May 2015

    I'd like to welcome Ben Dornier to the position of acting Chief Executive Officer of Litchfield Council, following the departure of previous CEO Iian Wilson on 11 May.

    Ben has extensive experience in local government, as the Director of Corporate and Community…

  • Jan/Feb 2015

    9 February 2015
    Message from Official Manager

    As many of you would be aware, Litchfield Council was placed under official management by Minister for Local Government and Community Services, the hon Bess Price, on 27 January 2015.

    This decision was made following ongoing…

  • December 2014

    9 February 2015
    Mayor's Message

    It has been a busy few months in the lead-up to the festive season. I attended the 52nd Australia Japan Conference in Darwin in October, which enabled Territory, Australian and Japanese business delegates to come together. I also attended the fifth annual…

  • 23 July 2014

    23 July 2014
    Municipal Plan

    The 2014/2015 Municipal Plan was adopted at the July Council Meeting. All submissions were appreciated and were considered by elected members prior to the final adoption of the budget. The average increase for a residential property equates to 91cents a week,…

  • 9 July 2014

    9 July 2014

    The 2014 National Polocrosse Championships kicked off this week. The weeklong event began on Monday morning with a spectacular opening ceremony at Freds Pass Sport and Recreation Reserve, home for the 2014 Nationals. It was impressive to see the NT Team alongside the other…

  • 18 June 2014

    18 June 2014

    Council have released its 2014/2015 draft Municipal Plan including the budget for public comment. The budget seeks to balance the demand for services and infrastructure, with the community's capacity to pay. In previous years Council has focused on new initiatives which…

  • 3 June 2014

    3 June 2014

    Well, the dry season is finally here! Isn't it great to feel the coolness in the morning air and have that reprieve from the humidity later in the day?

    May has kicked the Dry Season of with great gusto! The first of the Noonamah Rodeos got under way with the bulls in…

  • 7 May 2014

    7 May 2014

    Well the dry season is here, great to welcome the cooler nights and lots of dry season activities.

    Two big events in the rural area this month are the Freds Pass Rural Show, running over 3 days from Friday 16th May. With the big concert on the Saturday night hosting a…

  • 17 April 2014

    17 April 2014
    Deputy Mayor

    At April's Council meeting we welcomed our annual change of Deputy Mayor with North Ward Councillor Mathew Salter taking up the role for his 12 months from South Ward Councillor Vic Statham. Thank you Vic for your support in the seat of Deputy Mayor over the…, Deputy Mayor

    At April's Council meeting we welcomed our annual change of Deputy Mayor with North Ward Councillor Mathew Salter taking up the role for his 12 months from…

  • 26 March 2014

    26 March 2014
    Rural Dog Management By-laws

    Council have been discussing the growing concerns regarding dogs in the Municipality. Last year Council formed a committee to review our current by-laws which have been in place since March 2011. Community meetings were held and public feedback…

  • 12 March 2014

    12 March 2014

    Hello everyone. Good News!

    The Freds Pass Show is happening this year!

    After a lot of negotiation and commitment from volunteers, the Freds Pass Show Committee was established and they have been very busy pulling everybody together to make the show happen. Litchfield…

  • 13 February 2014

    13 February 2014


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