Welcome to Roper Gulf Shire!
The Shire incorporates previous local government bodies;
Borroloola Community Government Council, Numbulwar Numburindi Community Government Council, Nyirranggulung Mardrulk Ngadberre Regional Council, Yugul Mangi Community Government Council, Mataranka Community Government Council, Jilkminggan Community Government Council and a large area of currently unincorporated land, the Gulf, Roper Valley, Sturt Plateau and Southern Arnhem Land.
Roper Gulf Shire Council Strategic Plan 2013-2016 is now available for public viewing in all RGSC Service Delivery Centres. The Strategic Plan will be open for comment for 21 days from 14 May 2013 to 3 June 2013. RGSC welcomes and values comments, questions and suggestions regarding the Strategic Plan. All constructive comments will be acknowledged.
Supplimentary Election for Nyirranggulung Ward
Nominations for supplimentary election to elect a ward Councillor in the Nyirranggulung Ward closed on Friday 10 May.Two nominations have been received and an election will be in the week Tuesday 21st May to Thursday 23rd May.
The two candidates are;
- Anne Marie Lee, from Barunga
- Peter Sherman, from Bulman.
Polling Booths will be open at the following times and locations:
Monday 20 May : Weemol 8:30 and 9:30 & Bulman 10:45 and 12:45
Tuesday 21st May: Barunga 9:30 and 11:30 & Manyallauk 1:15 and 2:15
Wednesday 22 May: Werebun 9:15 and 9:45, Jodeluk 11:45 and 12:15 & Nitmiluk National Park 1:30 and 2:00
Thursday 23 May: Beswick 8:00 and 6:00
All enrolled voters in the Nyrriggulung Ward must vote. For further information call RGSC Governance Unit at (08) 8972 9000 or call NT Election 1800 MYVOTE or visit NTEC website.
The waters of the Waterhouse River rose on the weekend. Twelve properties in the "old suburb" in Beswick were evacuated to the designated emergency shelter ("new school") over the weekend. A few of these houses were inundated with low levels of water and residents of these properties remain housed elsewhere.
Roper Gulf Wins Tidy Towns Four Years in a Row
The Roper Gulf Shire again took out the highly coveted award of Territory Tidiest Town in the 2012 Awards, the fourth year in a row for the Roper Gulf Shire. Beswick has now won the award back to back as did Barunga two years in a row in 2009 and 2010.