Meet our Council
The fourth Roper Gulf Regional Council was sworn in on Wednesday 29 September 2021 at its inaugural Ordinary Meeting of Council. At the meeting, South West Gulf Ward Councillor Tony Jack was appointed Mayor for the four (4) year term of Government and Never Never Ward Councillor Judy MacFarlane was appointed Deputy Mayor for a two (2) year term.
Tony Jack was elected as Mayor of Roper Gulf Regional Council in the 2021 Elections. Mayor Jack is from Robinson River (Borroloola) and represents the South West Gulf Ward.
Deputy Mayor Judy MacFarlane is from Mataranka and represents the Never Never Ward (Mataranka, Jilkminggan, Minyerri, Larrimah and Daly Waters).
Cr. Helen Lee
Councillor Lee is from Barunga and represents the Nyirranggulung Ward (Manyallaluk, Barunga, Beswick and Bulman).
Cr. Selina Ashley
Councillor Ashley is from Beswick and represents the Nyirranggulung Ward (Manyallaluk, Barunga, Beswick and Bulman).
Cr. John Dalywater
Councillor Dalywater is from Bulman and represents the Nyirranggulung Ward (Manyallaluk, Barunga, Beswick and Bulman).
Cr. Annabelle Daylight
Councillor Daylight is from Jilkminggan and represents the Never Never Ward (Mataranka, Jilkminggan, Minyerri, Larrimah and Daly Waters).
Cr. Patricia Farrell
Councillor Farrell is Minyerri and represents the Never Never Ward (Mataranka, Jilkminggan, Minyerri, Larrimah and Daly Waters).
Cr. Owen Turner
Councillor Turner is from Ngukurr and represents the Yugul Mangi Ward (Ngukurr and Urapunga).
Cr. Jana Daniels
Councillor Daniels is from Ngukurr and represents the Yugul Mangi Ward (Ngukurr and Urapunga).
Cr. Kathy-Anne Numamurdirdi
Councillor Numamurdirdi is from Numbulwar and represents the Numbulwar Numburindi Ward (Numbulwar).
Councillor Numamurdirdi was elected in a by-election held in June 2022 after the resignation of David Murrungun.
Cr. Edwin Nunggumajbarr
Councillor Nunggumajbarr is from Numbulwar and represents the Numbulwar Numburindi Ward (Numbulwar).
Cr. Samuel Evans
Councillor Evans is from Borroloola and represents the South West Gulf Ward (Borroloola and Robinson River)
Cr. Gadrian Hoosan
Councillor Hoosan is from Borroloola and represents the South West Gulf Ward (Borroloola and Robinson River)
Download the Register of Declared Interest for the current Council
Download the Council’s Election Register
The Code of Conduct for Elected Members is prescribed at Schedule 1 of the Local Government Act 2019 and may be accessed here for quick reference.
Elected Members' Code of Conduct
The Complaints process pertaining to alleged breaches of the Code of Conduct by Elected Members is outlined at Part 7.4 of the Local Government Act 2019.
A person who wishes to make a formal complaint about an Elected Member must do so in writing (form below) and:
a) must submit a Statutory Declaration that includes:
- the name of the Elected Member who is in the subject of the Complaint;
- particulars (details) of the alleged breach of the Code of Conduct;
- must be made within three (3) months of the alleged breach of the Code of Conduct.
b) the Complaint Form and Statutory Declaration must be submitted:
- electronically via email or;
- in person at one of Council’s public offices; or
- via post at P.O. Box 1321, Katherine NT 0850
Under the Local Government Act 2019, Roper Gulf Regional Council’s Elected Members are entitled to various allowances for their service.
Download the Elected Member allowances 2022-23
In addition, those Elected Members who sit on Council committees receive the following additional allowances:
- Extra meeting allowance for attendance at a committee meeting: $125.00 per meeting (maximum claimable $8,561.59 per Elected Member)
- Acting Principal Member allowance: $254.42 per day (maximum claimable 90 days/$22,897.80)
To download the Elected Member allowances for previous three (3) financial years, click on the corresponding link below:
Elected Member allowances 2021-22
Elected Member allowances 2020-21
Elected Member allowances 2019-20
Elected Member allowances 2018-19
Elected Member allowances 2017-18
Elected Member allowances 2016-17
Elected Member allowances 2015-16
Roper Gulf Regional Council is a member of CouncilBIZ, which is a Local Government Subsidiary as defined by the Local Government Act 2019.