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Katherine Town Council welcomed Her Honour Vicki O'Halloran to the Civic Centre this morning, as part of her two day visit to Katherine. Her Honour met with staff and was shown some of the wonder.. read more
Over a number of years, a large volume of tyres has been collecting at the Katherine Waste Management Facility. Old tyres can pose a threat to the environment and to human health. They provide bre.. read more
Katherine Christmas School Holiday Program OUT NOW! Download a copy here. (/LiteratureRetrieve.aspx?ID=195189) Or keep an eye out for a copy in your local Katherine Times newspaper this W.. read more
The four Councils in the Big Rivers Region in the Northern Territory (NT) have joined forces and gone into contract with scrap metal collector Sims Metal Management, who will go out to t.. read more
Katherine East Advisory Group Expressions of Interest The Northern Territory Planning Commission is now commencing Stage 1 of the area planning process for Katherine East. An Area Plan i.. read more
To nominate someone who makes a difference in the Katherine community please download the nomination form here. (/LiteratureRetrieve.aspx?ID=194281) Nominations close Friday 4 Janua.. read more
RAAF Base Tindal PFAS update and photo - courtesy of Coffey. Defence are currently installing two water treatment plants at RAAF Base Tindal to remove PFAS from the groundwater in t.. read more
The first Local Government Environment and Waste Management Symposium was held last week in Palmerston. Katherine based Big Rivers Waste Management Coordinator, Ms. Janna Poortinga, was invit.. read more
This month the Katherine Visitor information Centre has capped off a year of tourist season by taking home the Katherine Customer Service Award in the Government Department category. .. read more
Katherine Town Council has enlisted Mode Design Corp. to oversee the continued project works. MODE is an international design practice delivering exceptional multidisciplinary outcomes for partner.. read more
Katherine Town Council is currently seeking expressions of interest from the whole community for performers and support volunteers at the 2018 Carols by Candlelight to be held on Saturday 8 Decemb.. read more
As part of Mental Health Week Katherine Town Council is proud to announce the launch of the Katherine Community Support Services Directory. The Community Support Services Directory was develo.. read more
This week wraps up a hugely successful Katherine Public Library school holiday Program. Last week the Library was jammed packed with children that attended the Mosaic Art activity. &ldquo.. read more
Please see the brochure below with the council's budget highlights for 2018/19. These are available at the Civic Centre. .. read more
Yesterday the Katherine Public Library kicked off their School Holiday Program with the craft activity, Design Your Own Clothes. The School Holiday Program is designed to.. read more
Katherine Town Council proposes to realign the existing gazetted McAdam Road corridor passing through NT Portion 5802 by means of closing and opening sections under Part 12.3 Sections 185(2) and 1.. read more
Yesterday morning Water Safety Week was celebrated with a visit from "Boof the Barra" at Katherine Public Library! “We are here in Katherine to celebrate Water Safety Week - a great remi.. read more
Katherine is a destination for everyone, including 240 beautiful feathered species that live on land, in the water and in the air. Nitmiluk together with Manbulloo Campground will be hosting Kathe.. read more
Download the Council's Plan for our Healthy Future here. (/News/Councils Plan fo a Healthy Future.pdf) .. read more
Yesterday Katherine Public Library celebrated the Australian Reading Hour with Local Author Penny Byrne. Penny spoke about her books that are really helpful for tourists complete with informa.. read more
September 19 has been proclaimed each year as the day when everyone in the world should talk like a pirate! Katherine Public Library joined in the fun by hosting a pirate themed Storytime. The act.. read more
Yesterday Olivia Russel was presented with the Katherine Young Territory Author Award at the Katherine Public Library. The Young Territory Author Awards are an annual writing competition wher.. read more
Council has recently implemented a tree risk assessment strategy to enable identification of various trees that may pose a safety concern to the community. Council is working with, Mr Bill Sul.. read more
Today Katherine Town Council unveiled three (3) new solar lights along the Giles Street section of the Riverlink Trail. The three (3) new lights have been placed along the Giles Street river c.. read more
21 August 2018 Open Forum at 5:30pm.. read more
Katherine Town Council is gearing up for the commencement of Stage 2 of the Hot Springs Revitalization Project. This stage involves the upper-level of the Katherine Hot Sp.. read more
Applications are now open for the Katherine Town Council Community Grants Program for 2018. Community Groups can apply for up to $2000 or up to $5000 for major events (see App.. read more
Katherine Town Council wish to advise that the Katherine Fun Park will be closed for cleaning and general maintenance on Thursday 2 August and Friday 3 August. .. read more
The Katherine CBD will receive a significant revamp to its town centre thanks to a $5 million grant from the Northern Territory Government. These improvements form part of the 8 Great Projects.. read more
The Northern Territory Government announced last week $6.4 million will be spent on improving Katherine’s sporting and entertainment facilities, through the NTG Capital Grants. .. read more
Mayor Fay Miller is looking forward to hosting the 2018 Seniors Month morning tea for Seniors at Katherine Town Council on Wednesday 1st August at 10am. To assist with catering we would appre.. read more
Recent riverbank erosion has caused significant damage to a section of the Riverlink Trail, that forced Council to close off a section of trail on the northern side of the river. An orange barrier.. read more
Yesterday afternoon, a grass fire which started on non-Council land, spread onto Council’s property at the Waste Management Facility. This caused a large amount of bushland at the site to bu.. read more
Approximately 30 cemetery sites at the Katherine Memorial Cemetery were vandalised over the weekend. Ornaments were smashed into small pieces and flowers destroyed. Unfortunately, the damage to or.. read more
Katherine Public Library is proud to announce the special guest reader, Local Member, Ms Sandra Nelson joined us yesterday at 10.30am, for a special themed Story time. Story time is a free .. read more
This month saw the completion of upgrades to the RAAF Base Tindal Civil Airport, leased by Katherine Town Council, with an $827K overhaul of the apron parking and aircraft manoeuvring areas ... read more
New UCV valuations planned to commence in July 2018. The Valuer General has planned for the Unimproved Capital Value (UCV) revaluation of properties in Katherine to commence following th.. read more
Katherine Town Council also manages the Visitor Information Centre’s #visitkatherine Instagram account. The Community Service team is excited now have 2 active social media platforms to prom.. read more
Katherine Public Library has welcomed many work experience students through their doors over the years and last week saw another student join the ranks. Over 2 weeks, Katherine public Library .. read more
Katherine Town Council plays an important role in waste management in the Big Rivers Region as it hosts the Big Rivers Waste Management Coordinator, Mrs. Janna Poortinga. Mrs. Poortinga is the coo.. read more
Katherine Waste Management Facility Fire Yesterday morning at sunrise, Council staff found the Waste Management Facility (the Tip) on fire. The prevailing winds were pushing the smoke westwa.. read more
The Katherine Town Council, Executive Manager – Infrastructure & Environment, Jamie Craven, inspected the new water recycling combination Jetvac Unit at Riverbank Drive today. The l.. read more
Over 20 people attended National Simultaneous Storytime at the Katherine Public Library where special guest, Mayor Fay Miller read “Hickory Dickory Dash.” “This was a great t.. read more
It has been great to see so many people support the National Families Week activities at the Katherine Public library. The library received 20 entries for the lucky draw and 21 entries.. read more
The agenda is now available online - click here ( read more
Katherine Town Council have been asked to make a decision on whether to provide a waste service to Edith Farms properties accessible via an ‘all weather’ road and provide a waste .. read more
The Katherine Town Council Municipal Plan 2018/2019, including the budget and long term financial plan, is available for public review and comment, adhering to the local Government .. read more
Wiggle and Rhymers had a special performer at the library yesterday. Ellen Amy sang children’s songs and had the littles ones dancing. The children were very excited to see the guitar and ha.. read more
Katherine Town Council has begun a new solar power saving initiative. The newly installed 40kW solar array on the Civic Centre roof has now been operating for its first full month and provided 70%.. read more
Territory Day 2018 is set to be a “Cracker” of a night! Katherine Town Council invites expressions of interest from individuals, small businesses and/or local community groups who .. read more
The Katherine Public Library is excited to announce they are extending Wednesday closing time to 6.30pm on a trial commencing on Wednesday 2nd of May 2018. ‘’Expanding .. read more
To celebrate National Youth Week, The Katherine Public Library is hosting Movie Night Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle - Friday 20 April, 6-9pm. Come and join us for pizza and popcorn The.. read more
Come along to Katherine Public Library for a free movie screening of Ferdinand, 18th of May from 3:00 - 4:30 pm. There will be a children’s colouring competition from 15 – 21st of May... read more
The Katherine Public Library will celebrate Mother’s Day in country style with special guest singer Ellen Amy joining the Wriggle & Rhyme session on Thursday 10th of May, 10.30am-11.15am.. read more
Council unveiled its new Waste Compactor today. This replacement vehicle will allow for superior waste compaction and greater efficiencies at the Waste Management Fa.. read more
Katherine Airport lands new apron upgrade The Katherine Airport apron has undergone an upgrade this week to improve the standard of infrastructure and safety for airport users. .. read more
Katherine Town Council are seeking expressions of interest from groups or clubs looking to fundraise. We are looking for someone interested in having a BBQ or selling food at this year A.. read more
The start of our conversations with the Katherine Community began Wednesday night with a large number of residents and business owners attending the Let’s Talk Katherine Community Forum. Ka.. read more
Katherine Town Council this afternoon (Friday 6 April 2018), advises that the swimming area of the Katherine Hot Springs is open to the public. Access is via the Ambulance ramp off Riverbank Drive, o.. read more
Katherine Town Council this afternoon (Friday 6 April 2018), advises that the swimming area of the Katherine Hot Springs is open to the public. Access is via the Ambulance ramp off Riverbank Driv.. read more
Katherine Public Library welcomed Ms Lis Clark as the guest Story Time reader. Ms Clark has a passion for horticulture, having spent 30 years in Katherine running her horticulture business, The Bu.. read more
Katherine Town Council wish to advise that today (4 April 2018) the Hot Springs is closed to the public until further notice while rectification work is conducted. Council are currently removing a.. read more
Last week new LED lights were installed in the Civic Centre reception, front lobby and other office spaces. The new look sees a warmer feel when customers enter. LEDs will be replaced throughout t.. read more
The Katherine community are invited to a community forum to join various stakeholders to discuss issues facing Katherine this Wednesday at Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre (GYRACC.. read more
Katherine Town Council is very pleased to be part of the commemoration of the bombing of Katherine. “It is appropriate that we recognise through this service the impact and effect on Katheri.. read more
Multicutralism was alive and well this morning with the Katherine Public Library celebrating Harmony Day. Local Author Penny Byrne was invited to read to the youngsters, showcasing one of her seve.. read more
Last week the NT Government announced an extra 75 police auxiliaries that will be trained as Liquor Inspectors and stationed in front of bottle shops. The announcement comes in response to the rec.. read more
Katherine Town Council this afternoon (Wednesday 21 March 2018), advises that Low Level Crossing is open for public vehicle access. Please note the pedestrian walkway remains closed. .. read more
Katherine Town Council wish to advise this morning (Tuesday 20 March 2018) that Low Level Crossing has been closed due to rising water levels. For further information contact CEO Robert Jennin.. read more
Katherine Town Council wish to advise the footpath between Third & Fourth Streets on Giles Street will be cordoned off for an indefinite period of time. This closure is due to the large numbe.. read more
On 6 December 2017, Mayor Fay Miller of Katherine Town Council (KTC) was accompanied by Anthony Bartlett (a Katherine resident who lives near the RAAF Tindal Base) and Robert Jennings.. read more
While performing a routine inspection of stormwater outflow pipes, along a Giles Street section of the riverbank, Council employees identified construction material potentially containing asbestos.. read more
At 0600 hours this morning, the 16th November, the Katherine Aquatic Centre was reopened and is now operating under normal trading hours. This follows the media release, provided by Council on Mon.. read more
Water testing confirms KTC Aquatic Centre is below recreational guidelines and preparations are being made to reopen the pool to the community at 6.00am, Thursday 16 November. As a resul.. read more
Nominations are now open for the Local Government Awards 2018. On Australia Day communities across the Northern Territory present Local Government Awards in three categories, Citizen, Y.. read more
At the October 2017 meeting of Council, Katherine’s Elected Members unanimously endorsed a letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull seeking his urgent and determined leadership to more effe.. read more
On the 24 May 2017, Council begun to replace all of the townships streetlights with 855 smart LED lighting fixtures. Although replacing streetlights with LED fittings is becoming common practice, .. read more