State Memorial Service MR Wunungmurra - Office Closures

East Arnhem Regional Council Headquarters, Yirrkala and Gunyangara offices will be closed all day on Friday 4th September 2015 in respect for the Yirrkala State Memorial Service for Mr Wunungmurra.

Our other Community and Darwin offices will close at 10am for the day as a sign of respect during the Memorial Service. Flags will be flown at half mast for the entire day.

 

LGANT Media Release - Indexation Of Financial Assistance Grants

Find the recent media release from the Local Government Association of the NT relating to ALGA President Troy Pickard’s comments on the freezing of Financial Assistance Grants (FAGs) indexation at the National General Assembly of Local Government.

At the recent national conference in Canberra, Mayor Pickard urged the Federal Government to restore the indexation of FAGs as soon as possible. The decision has now put Local Governments in a position where they are faced with the tough decision of cutting back on essential services.

Read the full media release here.

 

Looking After Your Family - Recovering From a Disaster

After an emergency, it's important that you can take care of you and your family. There are lots of things to consider and SecureNT has some great resources that will guide you through hints and tips regarding:

  • Water
  • Food
  • Pets and animals
  • Fishing
  • Sporting activities
  • Staying safe around flood waters
  • Infectious diseases

For more information please visit their website and ensure you share this information amongst family and friends.

Community Consultation | Review Of Constitutional Arrangements

East Arnhem Regional Council is undertaking an “electoral review” in accordance with the requirements of Section 23 of the Local Government Act (the Act) 2008. The review must:
• assess the constitutional arrangements presently in force;
• determine whether the current constitutional arrangements provide the most effective possible elector representation for the council area;
• be undertaken at least once in the Council’s term; and
• be completed by March 2015 (i.e. at least twelve months before the next Local Government general election in 2016).

In order for EARC to meet the requirements of this review, and to ensure we maximise opportunities and encourage survey responses, we will be visiting all EARC communities to rpesent the discussion paper to Local Authority Training Sessions.

Dates as follows:

  • Galiwinku – 12th November
  • Umbakumba – 13th November
  • Gapuwiyak – 17th November
  • Ramingining – 18th November
  • Yirrkala / Gunyangarra – 19th November
  • Milingimbi – 20th November.
  • Angurugu - TBC
  • Milyakburra - TBC

The presentation of the discussion paper to the Local Authority Members, will provide explanation for the survey questions, and encourage as many community members as possible to complete the survey.  Notices will be placed in each clinic / Alpa store, Centrelink office (where applicable) and TCU outlet. All surveys will need to be returned to the Council Office prior to the next scheduled Local Authority Meeting (all meetings are prior to the Christmas period).

For more information have a read of the Discussion Paper or download a the survey here and let us know your thoughts! All surveys can be handed in at the Council Office in your community.

EOI - Learning Management System Consultant

East Arnhem Regional Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified consultants to assist with the assessment, evaluation and selection of a Learning Management System (LMS).
For more information contact:
Vicki Kosonen
Training and Development Coordinator
[t] 08 8943 9561
or visit our Tenders Portal to submit your EOI.
Expressions of Interest will close at 2pm CST 4 November 2014.

Submission On Developing Northern Australia

On the 14 March 2014 East Arnhem Regional Council lodged our submission to the Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia's Inquiry into the Development of Northern Australia. Representing some of the most remote, isolated and disadvantaged communities in Australia, the East Arnhem Regional Council submission focuses on the impediments to growth in the northern Australia region that are specific to Council operations within our Local Government Area (LGA).

READ IT HERE!

The Australian Parliament’s Joint Select Committee Northern Australia's Inquiry into the Development of Northern Australia will help to define the future of Australia’s North.

The Committee will consider government policies for developing Northern Australia, and in doing so:

  • examine the potential for development of the region’s mineral, energy, agricultural, tourism, defence and other industries;

  • identify the critical economic and social infrastructure needed to support the long term growth of the region, and ways to support planning and investment in that infrastructure.

It will look into the development of the region’s mineral, energy, agricultural, tourism, defence and other industries. Recommendations will be made in the areas of:

  • enhancing trade and other investment links with the Asia-Pacific region

  • government regulations in areas like taxation and migration that could be changed to help the development of Northern Australia

  • how to address the factors that can inhibit growth, like a lack of infrastructure and skill shortages

  • creating an environment that encourages private sector investment and innovation.

The Committee will also give Parliament recommendations for the Australian Government’s White Paper on Developing Northern Australia (government White Papers have been described as being statements of where the government wishes to go and are fairly definite in what government thinks is required to get there).

The Committee presented their final report on the 4 September 2014..

For more information on the Inquiry or to read all submissions made to the Joint Committee, visit the Parliament of Australia's website

You can also 'have your say' on Developing the North of Australia by visiting the Northern Territory Government's website.

 

Draft Council Plan & Budget open for comment NOW!

Now is your chance to have a say on the 2014-2015 Council Plan & Budget!

The Council Plan provides direction to Council, staff, community members and other stakeholders on the ongoing development of East Arnhem Regional Council and its communities.

It talks about all of Council’s services and programs and how the budget will be allocated for the next financial year.

You can let us know what you think by email, mail or have a chat to your local Councillor or Local Authority members.

The Council Plan & Budget will be open for your comment until 27 June 2014. We look forward to hearing from you!

To view the 2014-2015 Council Plan & Budget click here.

Have Your Say On The 2013-2014 Shire Plan & Budget

Now is your chance to have a say on the 2013-2014 Shire Plan & Budget!

The Shire Plan provides direction to Council, staff, community members and other stakeholders on the ongoing development of East Arnhem Shire Council and its communities.

It talks about all of Council’s services and programs and how the budget will be allocated for the next financial year.

You can let us know what you think by email, mail or have a chat to your local Councillor or Community Advisory Board members.

The Shire Plan & Budget will be open for your comment until 28 June 2013. We look forward to hearing from you!

To view the 2013-2014 Shire Plan & Budget click here.

Easter 2013 Operations

The upcoming Easter holidays will see changes to the operating hours of some of East Arnhem Shire Council services and facilities.

Residents are advised of the following service & operating arrangements:

Angurugu Council Office & Operations
Closed 4.30pm Thursday 28 March 2013
Reopen 8.30am Tuesday 1 April 2013
Emergency Contact over closure:  Ben Waugh, 0409 678 905

ALTERED SERVICES

  • AGED CARE & DISABILITY SERVICES - Due to high care, only Good Friday Closed. Easter Hampers will be delivered to Meals on Wheels clients on Thursday 28 March, with serviced meals for Good Friday. Monday operating as usual with Meals on Wheels service delivery.

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Darwin Office
Closed 4.30pm Thursday 28 March 2013
Reopen 8.30am Tuesday 1 April 2013

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Galiwin'ku Council Office & Operations
Closed 4.30pm Thursday 28 March 2013
Reopen 8.30am Tuesday 1 April 2013
Emergency Contact over closure: Steph Atkinson, 0498 960 931

ALTERED SERVICES

  • AGED CARE & DISABILITY SERVICES - Easter Hampers will be delivered to all Meals on Wheels clients on Thursday 28 March, with all serviced meals over the Easter Break.
  • CHILD CARE - Closed

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Gapuwiyak Council Office & Operations
Closed 4.30pm Thursday 28 March 2013
Reopen 8.30am Tuesday 1 April 2013
Emergency Contact over closure: Owen Roberts, 0459 106 201

ALTERED SERVICES

  • WASTE MANAGEMENT - Rubbish will be collected on Thursday 28 March & Tuesday 2 April instead of Friday & Monday respectively.
  • AGED CARE & DISABILITY SERVICES - Easter Hampers will be delivered to all Meals on Wheels clients on Thursday 28 March, with all serviced meals over the Easter Break.
  • CHILD CARE - Closed

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Gunyangara Council Office & Operations
Closed 4.30pm Thursday 28 March 2013
Reopen 8.30am Tuesday 1 April 2013
Emergency Contact over closure: Richard Fitowski, 0439 836 282

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Milingimbi Council Office & Operations
Closed 4.00pm Thursday 28 March 2013
Reopen 8.30am Tuesday 1 April 2013
Emergency Contact over closure: Vicki Dwyer, 0459 177 266

ALTERED SERVICES

  • WASTE MANAGEMENT - Rubbish will now be collected on Thursday 28 March & Tuesday 2 April

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Milyakburra Council Office & Operations
Closed 4.30pm Thursday 28 March 2013
Reopen 8.30am Tuesday 1 April 2013
Emergency Contact over closure: Ben Waugh, 0409 678 905

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Nhulunbuy Office
Closed 4.30pm Thursday 28 March 2013
Reopen 8.30am Tuesday 1 April 2013

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Ramingining Council Office & Operations
Closed 4.30pm Thursday 28 March 2013
Reopen 8.30am Tuesday 1 April 2013
Emergency Contact over closure: Garry Wise, 0418 848 273

ALTERED SERVICES

  • WASTE MANAGEMENT - Rubbish will be collected on Tuesday 2 April
  • POSTAL SERVICE - No mail plane over Easter Break
  • AGED CARE & DISABILITY SERVICES - Easter Hampers will be delivered to all Meals on Wheels clients on Thursday 28 March, with all serviced meals over the Easter Break.

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Umbakumba Council Office & Operations
Closed 4.30pm Thursday 28 March 2013
Reopen 8.30am Tuesday 1 April 2013
Emergency Contact over closure: Clayton McCudden, 08 8987 7024

ALTERED SERVICES

  • WASTE MANAGEMENT - Rubbish will be collected on Tuesday 2 April
  • AGED CARE & DISABILITY SERVICES - Easter Hampers will be delivered to all Meals on Wheels clients on Thursday 28 March, with all serviced meals over the Easter Break.

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Yirrkala Council Office & Operations
Closed 4.30pm Thursday 28 March 2013
Reopen 8.30am Tuesday 1 April 2013
Emergency Contact over closure: Richard Fitowski, 0439 836 282

ALTERED SERVICES

  • WASTE MANAGEMENT - Rubbish will be collected on Tuesday 2 April 
  • AGED CARE & DISABILITY SERVICES - Easter Hampers will be delivered to all Meals on Wheels clients on Thursday 28 March, with all serviced meals over the Easter Break.
  • YOUTH, SPORT & RECREATION - Closed
  • CHILD CARE - Closed

We wish you all a very safe Easter - Happy Fishing!!!!

Ordinary Council Meeting - 20 March 2013

East Arnhem Shire Council will be conducting an Ordinary Meeting in Darwin on Wednesday 20 March 2013.

  • Ordinary Council Meeting: Commence at 9.30am on Wednesday 20 March 2013 at Holiday Inn Darwin - Peninsula Room

Council Meetings are open to the public, excluding confidential Council business items. 

The agenda is available for download at  http://www.eastarnhem.nt.gov.au/2013

Kerry Whiting
Acting Chief Executive Officer

Finance Committee Meeting - 27 February 2013

East Arnhem Shire Council advises that a Finance Commitee Meeting will be held on Wednesday 27 February 2013. 

The Finance Committee meets on alternate months to the Council via teleconference, to ensure the presentation of a monthly finance report and to monitor the on-going financial position of Council.

  • Finance Committee Meeting (Teleconference): Commence at 9.30am on Wednesday 27 February 2013

The Finance Committee Meetings are open to the public, excluding confidential Council business items. If you would like to dial into the Finance Committee Meeting, please contact Ms Jodi Hart to obtain teleconferencing details on 08 8986 8914 or jodi.hart@eastarnhem.nt.gov.au

The agenda is available for download at http://www.eastarnhem.nt.gov.au/finance-committee/

Kerry Whiting
Acting Chief Executive Officer

Confidential Special Council Meeting - 19 February 2013

East Arnhem Shire Council will be conducting an Confidential Special Council Meeting via teleconference on Wednesday 19 February 2013, commencing at 1.30pm.

This Confidential Special Council Meeting contains report/s that will be dealt with under Section 65(2) (ci) (ciiii) of the Local Government Act 2012 and Regulation 8 of the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 2008. It contains information that would, if publicly disclosed, be likely to cause commercial prejudice to, or confer an unfair commercial advantage on any person; AND information that would, if publicly disclosed, be likely to prejudice the interests of council or some other person.

The Confidential Special Council Meeting is closed to the public.

The agenda is available for download at  http://www.eastarnhem.nt.gov.au/2013

Kerry Whiting
Acting Chief Executive Officer

Confidential Special Council Meeting - 6 February 2013

East Arnhem Shire Council will be conducting an Confidential Special Council Meeting via teleconference on Wednesday 6 February 2013, commencing at 10.00am.

This Confidential Special Council Meeting contains report/s that will be dealt with under Section 65(2) (ci) (ciiii) of the Local Government Act 2012 and Regulation 8 of the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 2008. It contains information that would, if publicly disclosed, be likely to cause commercial prejudice to, or confer an unfair commercial advantage on any person; AND information that would, if publicly disclosed, be likely to prejudice the interests of council or some other person.

The Confidential Special Council Meeting is closed to the public.

The agenda is available for download at  http://www.eastarnhem.nt.gov.au/2013

Kerry Whiting
Acting Chief Executive Officer

Ordinary Council Meeting - 23 January 2013

East Arnhem Shire Council will be conducting an Ordinary Meeting in Nhulunbuy on Wednesday 23 January 2013.

  • Day One, Ordinary Council Meeting: Commence at 9.30am on Wednesday 23 January 2013 at the Nhulunbuy Council Chambers.
  • Day Two, Informal Discussion Day: Commence at 9.30am on Thursday 24 January 2013 at the Nhulunbuy Council Chambers.

Council Meetings are open to the public, excluding confidential Council business items. 

The agenda is available for download at  http://www.eastarnhem.nt.gov.au/2013

Kerry Whiting
Acting Chief Executive Officer

2013 Council & Finance Committee Meeting dates announced

Council has approved the schedule of Ordinary Meetings and Finance Committee Meeting dates and times for 2013. 

2013 Ordinary Council Meeting Dates

  • 23 January 2013, Nhulunbuy Council Chambers
  • 20 March 2013, Darwin (Venue TBA)
  • 22 May 2013, Nhulunbuy Council Chambers
  • 19 June 2013, Teleconference for Shire Plan & Budget
  • 24 July 2013, Ramingining Council Chambers
  • 25 September 2013, Galiwin'ku Council Chambers
  • 27 November 2013, Nhulunbuy Council Chambers 

2013 Finance Commitee Meeting Dates

All Finance Committee Meetings will be held via teleconference. 

  • 27 February 2013
  • 24 April 2013
  • 28 August 2013
  • 23 October 2013
  • 18 December 2013

 

Ordinary Council Meeting - 28 November 2012

The fifth Ordinary Meeting of the current Council will be held in Nhulunbuy.

  • Day One, Ordinary Council Meeting: Commence at 9.30 am on Wednesday 28 November 2012 at the Nhulunbuy Council Chambers.
  • Day Two, Informal Discussion Day: Commence at 9.30am on Thursday 29 November 2012 at the Nhulunbuy Council Chambers.

Council Meetings are open to the public, excluding confidential Council business items. 

The agenda is available for download at http://www.eastarnhem.nt.gov.au/2012

Kerry Whiting
Acting Chief Executive Officer