Draft Municipal Plan 2022-2023 open to public comment

Published on Wednesday, 25 May 2022 at 4:12:07 PM

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.

“The purpose of the Municipal Plan is to explain to our community where we are going to spend our money, how we govern ourselves, and how we are going to measure ourselves in the future against those service deliveries,” KTC CEO Ingrid Stonhill explained at the meeting.

Highlights for the coming year include:

  • a Katherine Defence Mayoral Ball
  • the release of Katherine's Strategic Plan which will highlight future development priorities
  • moving forward with the feasibility of a $7.2 Materials Recovery Facility funded by the Northern Territory and federal governments 
  • pushing for the $10 million redevelopment of the Katherine Aquatic Centre
  • installation of a tip shop at Katherine's Waste Management Facility


The draft Municipal Plan with draft budget and long-term financial plan, will be available for the community to review for a 21-day period. The community consultation period closes June 17, 2022.

Residents can view the document here, alternatively residents can request a copy at the civic centre. Comments can be submitted to records@ktc.nt.gov.au.

Katherine Mayor Lis Clark and Deputy Mayor Kym Henderson, also offered to meet with residents and take their comments.

"This is your time to look at it," Deputy Mayor Kym Henderson said. "If you want to see what we are doing over the next 12 months and have your say, this is your chance."

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