News: GET VOTING 2017
Northern Territory Local Government Elections Your Right Your Responsibility
Posted: Tuesday, 30 May 2017
What Are Councils Responsible For?
Councils are responsible for providing a range of services, facilities and infrastructure to communities in their local government area.
Councils meet every 1 to 2 months to make decisions on their responsibilities such as community safety, roads, regional council plans, policies and by-laws.
Members of the community are invited to attend these meetings, except when the meetings are closed to the public.
Council has to ensure money is spent properly on delivering services and programs for your community.
Some of these services include:
Community services such as aged care and child care
Night patrol (regional councils)
Sport and recreation programs
Employment and training
Roads and maintenance
Waste, weeds and animal management
Your opinion counts!
Your chance to have a say
You are part of the decision- making process
Voting is compulsory
You can vote on Election Day or you can:
Vote early from 14 August 2017
Visit a mobile polling team
Or apply for a postal vote online
If you cannot provide a good reason for not voting you may be charged a $50.00 fine.