Media Release - Expression of Interest Open for Council Vacancy - 1 April 2021

Published on Thursday, 1 April 2021 at 8:25:49 AM

Katherine Town Council is inviting expressions of interests for a Council vacancy to be filled due to the recent resignation of one of its current members.

Candidates must meet the following requirements in order to be considered as an Alderman of the Katherine Town Council:
• Be eligible under section 46 of the Local Government Act; and
• Be enrolled in the relevant ward (Municipality of Katherine); and
• provide a statement of no more than one (1) page outlining why you want to be a Council member and the qualities you would contribute to the Council.

Your statement of application may be made public by the Council.

When appointing a person to be a Council member, Council will give due consideration to:
a) the person’s level of community involvement;
b) the person’s suitability for the role; and
c) any other relevant matters.

Expressions of interests will close Thursday 15 April 2021. Council will decide the appointment by resolution, with official commencement to the office of ordinary member to take place seven (7) days after the date of the resolution on 27 April 2021.

The successful candidate will become an Alderman of the Katherine Town Council for the remainder of this term, ending in August 2021.

Interested candidates are asked to address your Expression of Interest to the CEO through post; 24 Stuart Highway, Katherine 0850, NT, Council website or email

Any queries in relation to the vacancy and associated process may be directed to

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