2017

  • 10 November 2017

    10th November 2017

    Last week the Royal Life Saving released statistics on child drownings throughout Australia and the NT in particular. One child drowning is too many and sadly there have been way more than that. In fact, we in the NT have the highest rate per capita. As an advocate for rural…

  • 23 October 2017

    23rd October 2017

    Community – What does it mean? We are all part of ‘the community’ whether we choose to engage in it or not and the community we live in has an impact, positive or negative, enabling or limiting, welcoming or segregating.

    One really good way to create community is to…

  • 9 October 2017

    9th October 2017

    Many things are happening throughout the Litchfield area at the moment.

    Community Consultations

    Firstly residents, especially those in the Howard Springs area, are invited to comment and/or make suggestions as to the improvement of the Howard Park Recreation Reserve…

  • 8 September 2017

    8th September 2017

    Litchfield Council representatives are back in business following elections with four out of the last team returned. I welcome Matthew Salter as the new Councillor for North Ward and thank Cr. Letchimi Wright for her work and input over the last term. Councillors Simpson (…

  • 4 July 2017

    4th July 2017

    Council recently held the first ‘Trash for Cash’ Community Grants program awards evening to announce the successful first round winners.

    The scheme is a new initiative in Litchfield that sees recycling giving back to the community through using funds raised from…

  • 9 June 2017

    9th June 2017

    I have always known that there is a multitude of amazing women in our municipality and over the past year I have been totally impressed by the number and diversity of roles the women of Litchfield play.  Women are at the heart of the small business economy in Australia with…

  • 22 May 2017

    22nd May 2017

    What a fantastic Fred’s Pass Rural Show last weekend. There was lots to see, do and a whole lot of fun. Rural shows are all about community and the displays, children’s art work, produce and tart competition were testament to that. Personally, I had a lot of fun judging the…

  • 21 March 2017

    21st March 2017

    As you may have seen on the media last week Litchfield had been accepted as one on the Australia wide locations to host the Queens Baton Relay leading to its presentation at the Commonwealth, Games on the Gold Coast next year. The Relay will be a showcase of the Rural Area at…

  • 1 March 2017

    1st March 2017

    Of all the comments and questions I could have got when I first became Mayor, the question I did get was, ‘what are you going to do about dogs?’ The topic has come up nearly every week since.

    There are two issues when it comes to dogs. There is a number of dogs in…

  • 27 February 2017

    27th February 2017

    Of all the comments and questions I could have got when I first became Mayor, the question I did get was, ‘what are you going to do about dogs?’ The topic has come up nearly every week since.

    There are two issues when it comes to dogs. There is a number of dogs in…

  • 7 February 2017

    7th February 2017

    Australia Day celebrations at Fred’s Pass Reserve last week were hugely successful. From Father Tijerino’s inspiring, Oi Oi Oi “prayer”, welcome to country by Janeen McLennan to winners of the various categories and special welcome to our 14 new citizens who made their pledge…

  • 17 January 2017

    17th January 2017

    It’s always refreshing to welcome in a new year. It provides us with the opportunity to recharge our batteries and be ready for the year ahead. The year 2016 has come and gone. It was a busy year of Council and Councillors, and this year will be no different especially with…