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The Litchfield Council Community Grants were announced last Thursday.

Eleven local organisations were awarded amounts between $500 and $5000 to put towards their future projects to enhance the Litchfield community.

The money for these grants was raised by locals recycling at the Waste Transfer Stations. Remember, you can help by using your organic waste to compost at home, then separate your other waste and deposited into the correct bins at the WTS.

A big congratulation to St. John’s Ambulance on reaching 65 years in the Territory and to our local branch celebrating 40 years in Humpty Doo of volunteering in the Litchfield Area. This is a small group but very active as they attend many public duties in our area.

Of note in the last council meeting was the passing of motion that received a business case for ‘Improving the Productivity of the Mango Industry in the Municipality’ and the endorsement of council’s intention seek external funding to seal four key mango industry roads and in principle support to contribute up funds to the project. Council will be lobbing hard for both Federal and NT government support for this project. After all Litchfield is the food bowl of the Top End with our Barramundi, Mangoes and Asian greens, with Litchfield suppling 24% of Australia’s mango production.

The Municipal Plan including the annual budget progressed a further stage after considering submissions from the public and councillors. The draft Plan will be presented at the next Council meeting in July for final endorsement.

Full Council meeting agendas and minutes can be found on the Council’s web site.

Contact the Mayor via the: website, Snap, Send, Solve app, email [email protected] or ph. 89 830612.

Next Council meeting is Wednesday 18 July, at 6.30pm at the Council Chambers, Bees Creek Road.