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Nominees for Citizens of the Year 2021
Posted 22 January 2021 Nominees for Citizens of the Year 2021

awards include four categories; Community Event of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Senior Citizen of the Year and Citizen of the Year. Congratulations to the below nominees, with winners to be announced at the Australia Day Celebrations. Community Event of the Year 2021 Darwin Pride Roadshow Katherine Katherine & District Show Society Katherine Regional Arts - Junk Arts Festival KICS Literacy Festival Young Citizen of the Year 2021 Leroy Gazey Nathaniel MacKinnon Skye Smallmon Senior Citizen of the Year 2021 Bev Patterson Colleen Wakefield Donald Bruce Higgins Valerie Smith Citizen of the Year 2021 Annette Schefe David Reed Lauren Chapman Trent De With

Low Level Closed
Posted 21 January 2021 Low Level Closed

The Low Level Bridge is closed due to the rising river levels. Please note vehicle and pedestrian access will be affected.

Low Level Reopened Other Closures Remain
Posted 19 January 2021 Low Level Reopened Other Closures Remain

Katherine Town Council has re-opened Low Level. The following locations remain closed; Hot Springs, Boat Ramp and Knotts Crossing. This situation will be monitored closely, and closures will remain until further notice. Katherine Town Council appreciates your cooperation and apologises for any inconvenience.

Sportsground Oval 2 Resurfacing Works have Commenced
Posted 12 January 2021 Sportsground Oval 2 Resurfacing Works have Commenced

The resurfacing of Oval 2 has begun today, 12 January 2021.

Media Release - Have you seen the Caltrop Weed - 6 January 2021
Posted 06 January 2021 Media Release - Have you seen the Caltrop Weed - 6 January 2021

Have you seen the Caltrop weed in Council controlled areas?

Media Release - myKatherine Round 1 - 18 December 2020
Posted 18 December 2020 Media Release - myKatherine Round 1 - 18 December 2020

The first round of the myKatherine discount program has come to a very successful close.

Media Release - Changes to Kerbside Collection Service - Christmas and
Posted 18 December 2020 Media Release - Changes to Kerbside Collection Service - Christmas and New Year Period

Katherine Town Council wishes to advise there will be changes to kerbside collection services due to the Christmas Day and New Year’s Day public holidays

Media Release Update - Closures due to rising River Levels
Posted 18 December 2020 Media Release Update - Closures due to rising River Levels

Due to increasing river levels and further forecasted rainfall several roads and facility closures will be put in place, until advised otherwise. Katherine Town Council request motorists and other road users to remain cautious due to these conditions

Media Release - Low Level Closed due to River Levels
Posted 18 December 2020 Media Release - Low Level Closed due to River Levels

Low Level Closed due to River Levels

Alderman Lis Clark Elected Mayor
Posted 09 December 2020 Alderman Lis Clark Elected Mayor

Katherine Town Council is pleased to announce that Alderman Lis Clark has been elected Mayor for the remainder of this election period ending 28 August 2021.

December/January School Holiday Program Out Now!
Posted 02 December 2020 December/January School Holiday Program Out Now!

Drop by the Civic Centre and pick up your program today!

Relocation of Katherine Locomotive Resume
Posted 02 December 2020 Relocation of Katherine Locomotive Resume

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Katherine Town Council advises the relocation of Katherine Locomotive works will resume today (2 December 2020) at 9:00am.

Media Release - Relocation of Katherine Locomotive
Posted 27 November 2020 Media Release - Relocation of Katherine Locomotive

Relocation works of the Katherine Locomotive will commence at 8.00am, Sunday 29 November 2020

Katherine Interim GP Services
Posted 26 November 2020 Katherine Interim GP Services

Katherine interim GP Service Rocky Ridge Aged Care Facility

MONOPOLY, The World’s Favourite Family Game Brand, Creates Australian
Posted 25 November 2020 MONOPOLY, The World’s Favourite Family Game Brand, Creates Australian Edition to Raise Funds For Local Communities

On 25 November 2020, 22 local communities from around the nation will be featured in the custom Australian Community Relief MONOPOLY game board to unite Australians nationwide and raise much needed funds due to the impacts of various disasters including bushfires, floods and COVID-19. The edition will see locally themed squares replace Mayfair and Park Lane from the original MONOPOLY board and include a customised ‘Community Chest’ and ‘Chance’ playing cards, making the entire game a truly Australian experience. As well as showcasing some of the regions that were severely impacted in 2020, the game has also been created to highlight the community spirit and strength of these stunning locations.

Notice of Works – Road Reseal
Posted 24 November 2020 Notice of Works – Road Reseal

Katherine Town Council advises sections of Giles Street and Railway Terrace will be closed on the following days due to road seals and re-marking relating to the CBD Revitalisation project. 9:00am – 6:00pm Wednesday 25 November 2020 5:00am – 5:00pm Friday 27 November 2020

Sparkle this Christmas and Win!
Posted 23 November 2020 Sparkle this Christmas and Win!

Katherine Town Council is excited to announce it will be hosting a Christmas lights competition this year. In the spirit of Christmas, Council wants to recognise the houses that go the extra mile to make the Community smile.

$90,000 Worth of Vouchers for Local Purchases
Posted 18 November 2020 $90,000 Worth of Vouchers for Local Purchases

Katherine Town Council is excited to announce the official launch of MyKatherine discount program to customers! The discount program will become available to the community from 6:00am Thursday 19 November 2020. Council encourages community members and visitors to take advantage of these vouchers.

Katherine GP Services ‐ Community update #6 – Interim service commencing
Posted 18 November 2020 Katherine GP Services ‐ Community update #6 – Interim service commencing

NT Primary Health Network (NT PHN) has confirmed that an interim GP service, operated by Arafura Medical Clinics will commence on Thursday 19 November 2020 from the Rocky Ridge Aged Care facility at15 Rocky Ridge Road. The service will operate on Thursdays initially and progressively build up as more GPs are confirmed.

myKatherine Voucher Scheme to go ahead
Posted 10 November 2020 myKatherine Voucher Scheme to go ahead

“Katherine Town Council has contributed $20,000 to the program, to secure a $70,000 funding bonus from the Northern Territory Government. We hope businesses and the community jump on this initiative” said Deputy Mayor Gazey.

Katherine GP Services ‐ Community update #5 – Arafura Medical Clinics to
Posted 09 November 2020 Katherine GP Services ‐ Community update #5 – Arafura Medical Clinics to run interim service

NT Primary Health Network (NT PHN) has secured Darwin‐based GP practice, Arafura Medical Clinics to operate an interim GP service for Katherine.

Council Working as a Cohesive Team
Posted 03 November 2020 Council Working as a Cohesive Team

Katherine Town Council has become aware of comments regarding Katherine Town Council recruiting for a new CEO. This is not the case, Elected members and CEO Ian Bodill can confidently inform the community of Katherine that we are working on being a cohesive, supportive team, especially now, as we will also be appointing a Mayor to replace the retiring Mayor Fay Miller at the end of the month.

EOIs sought for Town Square Café/Kiosk
Posted 02 November 2020 EOIs sought for Town Square Café/Kiosk

Katherine Town Council is seeking expressions of interest for the café/kiosk to be located within the in-progress development at the Katherine Town Square. As a pivotal component of the Katherine Town Square Revitalisation Project, an opportunity is available to a suitable tenant to operate a café/kiosk, located within the precinct. As part of the project, significant infrastructure is included within the opportunity, along with relevant development approval.

Temporary Closure to the Civic Centre
Posted 19 October 2020 Temporary Closure to the Civic Centre

Katherine Town Council advises the Civic Centre will be closed from 8:00am – 12:30pm on Tuesday 20 October, due to a planned power outage by Power and Water.

Katherine Town Council Launches Waste Management Consultation
Posted 13 October 2020 Katherine Town Council Launches Waste Management Consultation

“A small portion of our waste in Katherine goes to recycling streams which is significantly lower than most Australian cities and we must do better, we need to look for other viable ways to reduce landfill” Deputy Mayor Gazey said. “As a community we need to manage our waste better to ensure our town is a liveable and vibrant place now and into the future.”

Sportsgrounds Pavilion Tender Released
Posted 09 October 2020 Sportsgrounds Pavilion Tender Released

Katherine Town Council is inviting tenders for the Katherine Sportsgrounds Pavilion upgrade. The project will see the demolition of the existing Don Dale Pavilion replaced with a modern, fit for purpose facility.

Temporary Library Closure Due to Building Works
Posted 01 October 2020 Temporary Library Closure Due to Building Works

Katherine Public Library will be temporarily closed Saturday, October 3rd due to works within the building.

Council and the NT EPA Agreement
Posted 01 October 2020 Council and the NT EPA Agreement

Katherine Town Council is very pleased with the outcomes of the Performance Agreement it has reached with the NT Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) and believes this has been a win-win for all concerned.

Adventure Play Park Reopen Tuesday 29 September
Posted 29 September 2020 Adventure Play Park Reopen Tuesday 29 September

Katherine Town Council is pleased to announce that shade structure upgrades at the Adventure Play Park have now been completed.

Hockey Fun Day - Location Changed to YMCA
Posted 29 September 2020 Hockey Fun Day - Location Changed to YMCA

Council would like to advise there has been a late change to the location of the Hockey Fun Day, scheduled for Saturday 3 October. The event will now take place indoors at the YMCA Skate Rink.

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