HAPPY New Year.

With Australia Day this weekend we will be holding our annual event at Lakeview Hall, Freds Pass Reserve on Sunday 26th January. The hall is a great place to hold the free community event with it's a large open covered space to enjoy all the free activities.

The day kicks off at 7.00am with a 2km walk or 5km run welcoming dogs (on leads), prams and bikes. From 8.15am get your FREE breakfast made by Rotary Litchfield Palmerston, served undercover in the hall.

At 9.00am join myself and Litchfield Councillors to welcome our newest citizens, rewarding local students and honouring those citizens who have shined a light in our community.

The morning has plenty of FREE activities and family fun with lots of prizes to be won. Join in the games, have your photo taken with Dundee the saltwater crocodile and meet some native animals. Come in fancy dress for your chance to win a prize or get in the spirit with FREE face painting. There is FREE morning tea from the Litchfield Lions.

So come along and support our award winners, new citizens and join in this FREE morning event. 2014


Last year I set a challenge to continue to improve our Municipality in 2014; I would like to see Council working with you to build on our strengths and to grab opportunities.

It is pleasing to see our community growing; businesses opening in our community bringing jobs and future strength for our youth. Council has a new website which we are hoping will provide better communication and more understanding of the things council manage. Tomorrow is our first Council meeting of the year, council meetings are held every second Thursday of the month and are open to the public. Agenda and dates can be found on the Council Meeting pages »

Weather and our Roads

We have had a huge amount of rain in the Top End over the past week and although refreshing to cool the temperature down it does cause damage to our roads.

Potholes form because road surfaces crack under the heat of the day and the constant stresses of traffic. These cracks allow rainwater to seep into the underlying dirt and gravel. The water pushes out some of the dirt and gravel, leaving a hole. Drivers continue to drive over these unseen holes, putting even more stress on the thin asphalt layer covering them. Eventually, the asphalt layer over these divots collapses, leaving holes in the roadway – Potholes.

Crews are currently working on potholes in the Municipality, please report any potholes on our roads to Council: Contact Us

See you on Australia Day at Freds Pass Reserve

Allan Mckay
Litchfield Mayor