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Mayoral Update
Posted 19 September 2022 Mayoral Update

The bi-weekly mayoral update on what's been and coming in Katherine.

Queen Elizabeth II 1926 - 2022
Posted 09 September 2022 Queen Elizabeth II 1926 - 2022

It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of our Queen Elizabeth II.

Grand Opening - Katherine and Big Rivers Community, Sports and Recreation
Posted 07 September 2022 Grand Opening - Katherine and Big Rivers Community, Sports and Recreation Venue

The Grand Opening will be on Tuesday 20 September 2022 at 12pm, a light lunch will be provided.

Council farewells long-term staff member
Posted 02 September 2022 Council farewells long-term staff member

Christine Lowe helped out at Katherine Town Council’s Waste Facility for three days in 2002. Her work was so good, the manager at the time asked her to stay on, and she’s been there ever since.

Draft Laneway Management Policy Open For Feedback
Posted 01 September 2022 Draft Laneway Management Policy Open For Feedback

Recycling starts with us, at Council
Posted 01 September 2022 Recycling starts with us, at Council

IN MY OPINION...monthly piece from Council's CEO Ingrid Stonhill, this time on recycling in Katherine.

Mayoral Update
Posted 01 September 2022 Mayoral Update

The bi-weekly mayoral update on what's been and coming in Katherine.

Apply for a Katherine Community Grant
Posted 01 September 2022 Apply for a Katherine Community Grant

Apply for up to $5000 to help with your community project in Katherine, before Thursday September 15.

Waste Facility Timeline Extended
Posted 04 August 2022 Waste Facility Timeline Extended

Previous timeline projections on the end date for the closure of our current waste facility site have been adjusted from five to 12 years. This update comes after modelling was carried out of the site, which calculated more accurately how much space is left.

August round-up
Posted 02 August 2022 August round-up

10-year-old Cassius wins Council esky prize, rangers clear up properties, and rates sent out.

There is no
Posted 02 August 2022 There is no "she'll be right mate" with safety

IN MY OPINION...monthly piece from Council's CEO Ingrid Stonhill, this time on workplace culture and safety.

Mayoral ball to fundraise for hospital therapy dog
Posted 27 July 2022 Mayoral ball to fundraise for hospital therapy dog

Katherine’s first annual Defence and Mayoral Ball hopes to raise money to support Katherine Hospital welcome their first therapy dog.

Food van pop-up event in Katherine
Posted 12 July 2022 Food van pop-up event in Katherine

Katherine food vans will assemble at the CBD Car Park (next to Cinema 3), treating residents to a festival of food in the dry season.

Council announces rates and adopts 2022/23 Municipal Plan and Budget
Posted 05 July 2022 Council announces rates and adopts 2022/23 Municipal Plan and Budget

Katherine residents will see an average rate rise of 4.8 per cent this financial year. This increase was passed at the council meeting on Tuesday June 28, along with council’s 2022/23 Municipal Plan and Budget and the 2022/23 Fees and Charges.

Council announces new sports pavilion name
Posted 04 July 2022 Council announces new sports pavilion name

Katherine’s new sports pavilion will be named the Katherine and Big Rivers Community, Sport and Recreation Venue.

Dog in pound finds happy home
Posted 21 June 2022 Dog in pound finds happy home

A dog that Katherine Town Council had in its pound, that caused concern on Facebook in Katherine because of her sad looking condition, is the picture of happiness having found a new home.

Draft Municipal Plan 2022-2023 open to public comment
Posted 25 May 2022 Draft Municipal Plan 2022-2023 open to public comment

Katherine Town Council has released its Draft Municipal Plan 2022-2023 with draft budget and long-term financial plan for community consultation. Katherine mayor and councillors passed this motion at the Tuesday May 25 Ordinary Council Meeting.

Transformer sculpture gets long-term home in Katherine
Posted 27 April 2022 Transformer sculpture gets long-term home in Katherine

Katherine councillors voted unanimously at the recent council meeting to give the Katherine Regional Arts’ transformer sculpture a new lease of life.

Contribute to Katherine's future
Posted 26 April 2022 Contribute to Katherine's future

Have your say on what Katherine Town Council uses your rates for. The council has two upcoming community consultations and an online survey, aimed at gaining feedback to create long-term goals for Katherine.

Anzac Day a reminder of the hardship of war
Posted 14 April 2022 Anzac Day a reminder of the hardship of war

Preparations for Anzac Day on April 25 are underway at a time when the news is filled with stories about Ukraine.

$120,000 for Round 4 myKatherine shopping vouchers
Posted 04 April 2022 $120,000 for Round 4 myKatherine shopping vouchers

More funds have been added to myKatherine, pushing it into round four of the successful voucher program.

Katherine Hot Springs reopen for the dry season
Posted 01 April 2022 Katherine Hot Springs reopen for the dry season

Katherine Town Council's natural hot springs have reopened as of April 1, 2022.

Katherine has a waste problem
Posted 30 March 2022 Katherine has a waste problem

In Katherine, and the Northern Territory in general, we lag behind the rest of Australia when it comes to how we manage our waste.

Delay to bin collection - Wednesday and Thursday, March 23 and 24
Posted 23 March 2022 Delay to bin collection - Wednesday and Thursday, March 23 and 24

Cleanaway have advised that they have had a mechanical breakdown which may result in a delay to your kerbside collection.

Celebrating International Women's Day - a Q&A with our three women in
Posted 08 March 2022 Celebrating International Women's Day - a Q&A with our three women in leadership

As Katherine celebrates International Women's Day 2022, three women lead the Katherine Town Council. For the first time in more than 40 years, women hold the roles of Mayor, Deputy Mayor, and Chief Executive Officer.

Media Release - Come and Try Sports Expo 2022
Posted 07 March 2022 Media Release - Come and Try Sports Expo 2022

Want to find out what sport and recreational activities are available in Katherine? Maybe you are looking to join a sport or searching for a way to entertain the kids?

Media Release - Katherine Town Council recovers rates debt
Posted 04 March 2022 Media Release - Katherine Town Council recovers rates debt

Katherine councillors unanimously agreed at a Special Meeting of Council to recover unpaid rates and charges on a property before it is sold.

Media Release - Will you Step Up this Clean up Australia Day - 2 March 2022
Posted 02 March 2022 Media Release - Will you Step Up this Clean up Australia Day - 2 March 2022

The country’s largest community-based environmental event, Clean Up Australia Day, is Katherine’s annual opportunity to focus on tackling the town’s waste, which has increased nationally because of the pandemic.

Media Release - Katherine boat ramp and Knotts Crossing reopen - 24
Posted 24 February 2022 Media Release - Katherine boat ramp and Knotts Crossing reopen - 24 February 2022

Katherine fishos welcomed news of Knotts Crossing and the Katherine boat ramp reopening today, providing convenient access to the Katherine River.

Media Release - Council kicks off annual roadside slashing - 22 February
Posted 22 February 2022 Media Release - Council kicks off annual roadside slashing - 22 February 2022

Katherine Town Council will prepare for the 2022 dry season with the start of its annual roadside slashing program this week.

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