Review of Constitutional Arrangements

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 23 of the Local Government Act 2008, the Katherine Town Council is undertaking a review to assess the adequacy of the constitutional arrangements presently in place and, in particular, whether they provide the most effective possible representation for the council area.  The review must be completed by the 31st August 2020 in order to have any proposed amendments put into effect before the 2021 Local Government elections.

To view the Review of Representation Arrangements consultation paperNotice is hereby given that Council has prepared a detailed Consultation Paper which presents the preferred future composition and structure of Council, as well as information pertaining to all issues relevant to the review and elector representation in general.  Copies of Consultation Paper are available for inspection on the Katherine Town Council website and hard copies can be prearranged via phone 8972 5500.

Interested persons are invited to make a written submission to the Chief Executive Officer, PO Box 1071, Katherine NT 0850, by close of business on Sunday 17th May 2020.  Any submissions should specifically address the following issues.

  • The number of elected members (excluding the Mayor) required to adequately and fairly represent the electors of the council area and perform the roles and responsibilities of Council).
  • The title of the elected members (excluding the Mayor).
  • Whether the existing "no wards" structure should be retained or alternatively whether the council area should be divided into wards.
  • If the council area is to be divided into wards, what is the favoured future ward structure (in terms of configuration, number of wards and level of representation in each of the proposed wards.)
  • The name/identification of any proposed future wards.
  • Whether there should be changes to the existing name and/or boundaries of Council.

Further information regarding the electoral review can be obtained by contacting Claire Johansson, Chief Operations Officer, on telephone (08) 8972 5500 or by emailing


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Have you read and understood the Consultation Paper?
Which title do you think the elected members of Council should have?
How many elected members (excluding the Mayor) are needed on Council to provide the most effective possible representation of all electors?
Should the Katherine Town Council be divided into wards?
Should the Council name be changed?
Should the municipal boundaries be changed?