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Mayor Fay Miller 

Christmas Message

This year Katherine Town Council has experienced change with Robert Jennings resigning to take up a new CEO position in Alice Springs.  We have been extremely grateful for Allan McGill’s steady guidance as CEO since that time in July.   Allan has a strong connection to Katherine and we have very much appreciated his experience and knowledge at Katherine Town Council.   We wish Allan and his wife Jo wonderful family time during Christmas and New Year.

After a lengthy recruitment process,  our new CEO Ian Bodill has been appointed and will take up his position on 30th January 2020.  We are very much looking forward to welcoming Ian and his partner to Katherine – and to working with him for Katherine.

On behalf of the elected members and the staff at Katherine Town Council, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year with your family and friends wherever you may be.  If you are travelling, keep safe on our roads.  I look forward to us all beginning 2020 refreshed and energetic, ready for an exciting year ahead.  
Katherine Town Council Appoints New CEO 

Katherine Town Council is pleased to announce the appointment of our new Chief Executive Officer, Mr Ian Bodill. Mr Bodill has extensive experience in Local Government having previously served as CEO in various locations across Western Australia, Northern Territory and most recently Regional Queensland.

“We are confident that Ian has the qualities and values Council are seeking, as well as the qualifications and energy to deliver our plans and services to the community”, said Mayor Fay Miller. 

Mr Bodill will be commencing with Katherine Town Council on 30 January 2020.

Katherine Entrance Signs Get a Face Lift

Katherine Community Pride Team has been working with Katherine Town Council by undertaking various community projects, this includes the revamping of Katherine's park equipment. 

Katherine Community Pride Team have commenced the re-vamping of the Katherine entrance signs. Council are ecstatic on the final product and are excited to see further development between Katherine Community Pride Team and Council. 


Carols by Candlelight Recap
Carols by Candlelight was held on Saturday night,  7 December 2019 at the Lindsay Street Complex. Despite the heat, the event had a great turn out and was well received by the Katherine Community.

It was excellent to see a range of performances including choirs, solos and dance acts from a diverse age range.  Santa Clause entered the venue on a motorbike for  photos with all the good girls and boys of Katherine. 

A massive thank you to all the sponsors and volunteers who make these events happen. Thank you to our sponsors; Katherine Times, Katherine Mens Shed & Katherine Country Club. Thank you to the amazing volunteers and community groups involved including Katherine Baptist Church, Heritage Christian Church, St Pauls Anglican Church, The Cantarbillay Kids, The kids from the Combined Schools Choir, Katherine School of Dance and Miss Brits Dance Group. Last but not least thank you to Richard Starr, Nath Faldt and the rest of the sounds and lighting team!

This event is really a whole community effort. 
Find your Santa Photos
Carols Donations Help Red Cross Celebrate Christmas 
Thank you to the Katherine Community for donating at the 2019 Carols by Candlelight. You helped raise $455.70 that has been donated to Katherine Red Cross to help celebrate Christmas with their residents. 

"We really appreciate the generous donation of $455.70 to celebrate Christmas lunch with our residents, who will enjoy the festive season even more now! Thank you from all the residents and staff at Australian Red Cross, Kalano Flexible Care" Sue Pszkit on behalf of Katherine Red Cross. 
Katherine Town Council and Histroical Socieity Inc Have Partnered

The Katherine Town Council and The Historical Society of Katherine Inc have confirmed their working partnership agreement for the provision of additional operational funding for the period between 2019 to 2020.

The Katherine Town Council have agreed to support The Katherine Museum with a one-off support funding of $50,000 and the Northern Territory Government have also contributed a further $50,000 to go towards planning the long-term sustainability of The Katherine Museum.

"The Katherine Museum is a valuable community asset. It is important that Katherine Town Council works with The Historical Society of Katherine Inc to ensure that our town's stories are told well into the future" Mayor Fay Miller. "The signing of this partnership agreement acknowledges the commitment by both parties towards the long-term viability of the museum."

“The board of The Historical Society of Katherine Inc would like to thank the Katherine Town Council and the Northern Territory Government for their contributions to the Katherine Museum. We look forward to working together with the Katherine Town Council, Northern Territory Government and the Department of Trade, Business and Innovation” Lauren Reed on behalf of The Historical Society of Katherine Inc Board.

“We believe, The Katherine Museum belongs to the people of our town and the Historical Society are simply the caretakers. From our displays of rare Aboriginal artifacts, the Stolen Generation Healing Gardens and to the memories of our pastoral industry. The Museum shares the stories of iconic Territory aviation including the bombing of Katherine in World War II”.

Katherine Skatepark Competition

Are you a Shredhead?
Do you have a child/children that love to shred at the Katherine Skatepark? Then don't miss out on the 2020 Katherine Skate Park Competition. This is a great opportunity for those who skate, scoot or ride to show their skills. For those who prefer to skate, we encourage you to attend one of the workshops to further your skills. 

To register email or arrive at the Katherine Skate Park at 5:15 pm to register on the day.

Both the workshops and competition are FREE to enter.
Skate Workshops
 2nd & 3rd Jan
6:30 pm 
Skateboarding only 
Katherine Skatepark Competition
Saturday 4 Jan
5:30 pm 
Skateboard, Scooter & BMX
Important - Bin Collection Changes
Due to the upcoming public holidays, please note that your bin collection day and time may change in your area.
  • Christmas Day, Wednesday 25th December - bins will be collected on the 24th December 2019
  • Boxing Day, Thursday 26th December - bins will be collected on Friday 27th December 
  • New Years Day, Wednesday 1st January - bins will be collected on Tuesday 31st December 
Please be advised to have your bins out the night before. 
Show Me The School Holiday Program
More Information
Christmas Period Closing Hours
Civic Centre: 2:00 pm 24 December 2019 - 1 January 2020 inclusive
Library: 25 December 2019 - 1 January 2020 inclusive
Depot & Inspectorate: 25 & 26 December 2019 & 1 January 2020

Waste Management Station: 25 December 2019
Visitor Information Centre: Closed 25 & 26 December 2019 & 1 January 2020
Reduced operating hours 10:00 am till 2:00 pm, 27 until 31 December 2019 inclusive
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