Country Idealist Profiles

Northern Territory – Local Government Areas

Posted in Australia, Northern Territory (Australia), Northern Territory (Australia) Basics by mjoymatheson on August 14, 2008

There are four classes of local government areas in the Northern Territory:

  • Municipalities: Alice Springs Town Council, City of Darwin, Jabiru Town Council, Katherine Town Council, SHire of Litchfield, City of Palmerston, Tennant Creek Town Council.
  • Community Government Councils: Alpurrururulam, Angurugu, Anmatjere, Arltarlpilta, Belyuen, Binjari, Borroloola, Coomalie, Cox Peninsula, Daguragu, Elliott District, Jikminggan, Kunbarllanjinja, Lajamanu, Ltyentye Purte, Marngarr, Mataranka, Nauiyu Nambiyu, Numbulwar Numburindi, Nyirranggulung Mardrulk Ngadberre, Pine Creek, Tipatjatjaka, Thamarrurr, Timber Creek, Tiwi Islands, Walangeri Ngumpinku, Wallace Rockhole, Watiyawanu, Yuendumu, Yugul Mangi
  • Incorporated Associations: Aherrenge Association, Ali Curung Council Association, Amoonguna Community, Aputula Housing Association, Areyonga Community, Galiwin’ku Community, Gapuwiyak Community, Ikuntji Community Council, Imanpa Community, Kaltukatjara Community Council, Maningrida Council, Milingimbi Community, Milyakburra Community Council, Minjilang Community, Nganmarriyanga Community, Ntaria Council, Nyirripi Community, Papunya Community Council, Peppimenarti Community Council, Ramingining Community Council, Umbakumba Community Council, Urapuntja Council Abor. Corp (Utopia), Walungurru Council (Kintore), Warruwi Community, Yirrkala Dhanbul Community Association, Yuelamu Community
  • Special Purpose Town: Jabiru

The Northern Territory Government has proposed that the existing LGAs be merged into nine shires and four municipal councils, in an attempt to rationalise resources.
Proposed municipal councils: Alice Springs, Darwin, Katherine and Palmerston
Proposed Shire Councils: Barkly Shire, Central Desert Shire, East Arnhem Shire, Roper Shire, MacDonnell Shire, Tiwi Islands Local Government, Top End-Litchfield Shire, Victoria River-Daly Shire, West Arnhem Shire

Source(s):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Territory%2C_Australia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_Government_Areas_of_the_Northern_Territory

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