July Edition of the Newsletter

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GRAPHIC_ July 2014 Newsletter_Page_01The latest edition of the of the Roper Gulf Regional Council Newsletter is now available for download.

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LAND AUCTION

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1 Commercial Block Available at Larrimah NT

2 hectares 2000 square metres in size
Location 65 Stuart Highway, Larrimah

NEEDS CLEARING

Presently on the block is a burnt out Service Station

To be held 4:30 pm Thursday 7th August 2014
Katherine Hotel Motel, Katherine, NT

Enquiries please contact 08 8972 2788 and ask for Sales.

Where did all the cars go at Crawford Street?

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GRAPHIC_Crawford CarparkLike migrating animals and birds the cars parked in Crawford street have seemed to have suddenly disappeared.

Drivers on Crawford Street around the Council Offices have recently noted an empty street where once many cars were parked during office hours. Was it a public holiday? Had council had drastic staff cuts? None of the above.

Council staff and visitor parking is now at the rear of the Council offices allowing for turning spaces for road trains into the new Toll Transport yards opposite.

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Mayor challenges Federal budget cost shifting

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The Mayor of Roper Gulf Regional Council has expressed concern that the freezing of the indexation of Federal Assistance Grants has left rural and remote Councils missing an important and expected funding boost.

“These grants were set to increase with the Consumer Price Index and expected population growth over the next four years but with the Federal budget these have now been frozen.” Mayor Jack explained.

“It is communities like ours that will be hit the hardest as we rely on the Federal Assistance Grants more heavily than urban local government due to our relatively low rates base. We often have large road networks that need constant maintenance and costs never faced by urban areas. This is going to effect most rural and remote local governments,” he added.

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