Explore current and past projects and initiatives happening in the Roper Gulf region

We support building and maintaining community infrastructure which positively contributes to resident needs and aspirations.

As part of our annual budget process, our Elected Members choose which projects will be funded in each community or township. Projects include buildings, carparks, footpaths, open space, roads and more.

Each year, the Roper Gulf Regional Council delivers a number of projects to support our communities.

The need for individual projects are identified in the following ways:

  • community needs and expectations, as described in our Strategic Plan 2022-2027
  • council strategies, policies and plans developed with input from our communities
  • response to Local Authority Meetings
  • response to legislative requirements
  • response to requests for support from community groups, businesses, residents or landowners.

Latest projects

  • Community Hall

    Works have commenced to construct a community hall in Urapunga to facilitate community meetings. Anticipated completion date is December 2024.
  • Dump Road Fencing

    Works will soon be underway to install fencing along the dump road in Bulman.
  • Airport Ablution Block

    An ablution block will be installed at Borroloola Airport, with thanks to funding provided by Borroloola Local Authority.
  • Cemetery Arch

    An arch is scheduled to be constructed at Barunga Cemetery, with thanks to funding provided by the Barunga Local Authority.
  • Multi-Purpose Sports and Recreation Court Upgrades

    Upgrades to the Borroloola Multi-Purpose Sports and Recreation Courts have commenced, with works to include foundation widening and resurfacing, construction of a shade structure, installation of lighting, and linemarking for multiple sports. Anticipated completion date is December 2023.
  • Waste Management Strategy 2022-2032

    The development of a 10-year Waste Management Strategy is underway, which is expected to provide clear strategic and operational guidance for the provision of services and investment in regional waste management facilities. Anticipated completion is December 2023.
  • Clinic Road Upgrade

    Upgrades to Clinic Road in Numbulwar are being designed, with works to include improvements to drainage, pavement, and grading. Anticipated commencement of works is January 2024.
  • Ablution Block

    Works will soon commence to install an ablution block on the Central Arnhem Highway in Bulman, with thanks to partial funding provided by Bulman Local Authority. Anticipated completion is December 2023.
  • Cyclone Shelter

    Construction of the cyclone shelter in Borroloola is managed by the NT Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics.
  • Aged Care/ Respite Centre

    Refurbishment of the Mataranka Aged Care/ Respite Centre is underway, including the fitting of a new purpose-built kitchen.
  • Barunga Statement Memorial & Way Finding Strategy

    Design plans are being developed for the construction of a memorial in Barunga. The design will communicate to young locals and visitors the important history of Aboriginal Land Rights and the Treaty Movement, with specific reference to the Barunga Statement. Anticipated completion of design