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Mataranka staff celebrate 15 years of service

Roper Gulf Regional Council celebrated the achievements of 3 dedicated staff members from the Mataranka Office earlier this week, with the presentation of long service awards.

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Dump Point to Remain Closed at Stan Martin Park

A further update to the closure of the dump point at Stan Martin Park in Mataranka and alternate waste dump points within Mataranka and also close by.

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Council Undertakes Development of Regional Sport and Recreation Master Plan

In the 2023-2024 financial year, Roper Gulf Regional Council will be undertaking the development of a Regional Sport and Recreation Master Plan.

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Borroloola Public Notice: Construction Works at Basketball Court

Major construction of the Cyclone Shelter in Borroloola is underway, with site preparation taking place this week. This includes closing the Basketball Court, relocation of Sport and Recreation activities and limited access to the Training Centre.

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Mataranka Public Notice: Dump Point at Stan Martin Park Closed

Please be advised that the dump point located at Stan Martin Park in Mataranka is currently closed.

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Youth Empowerment Mentors

Become a Youth Empowerment Mentor for your Community

We are currently looking for young people to become our new Youth Empowerment Mentors across the Roper Gulf region. These positions will provide guidance, advice and support particularly to the at-risk youths who are currently demonstrating unhealthy and antisocial behaviours.

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Roper Gulf Community Grants Program Opening Soon

Roper Gulf Regional Council will open Round 2 of its Community Grants Program on Tuesday 11 April 2023 at 9:00am. This will be the second round of community grant funding for the 2022-2023 financial year, with $30,000 of funding available.

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Council Launches Reconciliation Action Plan

Roper Gulf Regional Council was proud to launch its ‘Innovate’ Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) on Wednesday 15 March 2023 in the presence of Bagala Traditional Owners and elders, local councillors, staff and stakeholders.

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Mayor Jack Responds to Confusion on Borroloola Town Camp Roads Responsibility

Roper Gulf Regional Council is expressing concerns from the residents of Borroloola who are facing increasingly deteriorating roads of the town camps.

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Design a NAIDOC Week T-Shirt

Roper Gulf Regional Council is calling on all talented artists from across the region to help us design a NAIDOC Week T-Shirt for 2023! Winning artist will get $500 cash!

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Barunga Festival

Barunga Festival is a must for anyone seeking an authentic Aboriginal cultural experience. An iconic family friendly event on the national festival calendar, Barunga boasts a long and proud tradition of celebrating Indigenous music, culture and sport. 


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Malandarri Festival

A beautiful weekend filled with special guests, art and culture, film screening, music, traditional dance, spoken word, warm days and cool nights! More info:

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