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How to lodge a submission

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Anyone can make a submission with comments or recommendations about electoral representation in council areas. There are 2 public consultation rounds built into the timetable for the reviews.

All 17 councils in the Northern Territory will be contacted and encouraged to make submissions. Individual council members, and prospective candidates, can make their own submissions separate to the council’s submission.

Other stakeholders will be added to a mailing list and contacted directly and encouraged to make submissions. These include:

  • Aboriginal corporations
  • Aboriginal housing and town camp associations
  • Aboriginal land councils
  • Aboriginal resource associations
  • Business associations
  • Chambers of commerce
  • Peak associations
  • Rate payers and residents groups
  • Relevant community groups

Individuals are also encouraged to make submissions. Instructions on how to lodge a submission are provided below. You can also join the mailing list by providing your email contact here.

Making a submission

There are several ways that councils, individual council members, other stakeholders and the public can make a submission:

Online submission form

  • Use one form per council area, if you are commenting on 2 or more council areas, please use a separate form for each.
  • You can add attachments if you want to include proposed maps or other documents.

Click on the following link to complete the online form:

Email

You can make a submission by email, with attachments if necessary. Send your email to secretariat.NTEC@nt.gov.au

In person

You can hand deliver your submission via the NTEC’s front counter addressed to:

Local Government Representation Committee
Level 3, TCG Centre | 80 Mitchell Street | Darwin

Post

You can mail your submission to:

Local Government Representation Committee
GPO Box 2419 |  DARWIN NT 0801

Submissions must include your full name and address, and contact details by phone and or email in case the committee wants to discuss your submission further.

All submissions will be published on the representation review website, and included in a summary of submissions received in the proposed and final reports. Names and localities will be included, but no others details will be published.

Making an informed submission

To assist stakeholders and the public in developing their submissions, the following information is available below or as an appendix to the information guide:

Local government area Areas of focus
Alice Springs Town Council Possible introduction of wards
Barkly Regional Council No identified areas of focus
Belyuen Community Government Council High number of representatives given the small population
Central Desert Regional Council Representation in Akityarre ward - is there too many representatives for the population and number of electors?
Coomalie Community Government Council   High number of members given the small population
Darwin, City of No identified areas of focus
East Arnhem Regional Council Progress towards creation of separate Anindilyakwa regional council already started - how will this impact remaining wards?
Katherine Town Council Possible introduction of wards
Litchfield Council No identified areas of focus
MacDonnell Regional Council No identified areas of focus
Palmerston, City of Possible introduction of wards
Roper Gulf Regional Council Jodetluk community is located within boundary of Katherine Town Council but representation is via Roper Gulf Regional Council 
Tiwi Islands Regional Council No identified areas of focus
Victoria Daly Regional Council No identified areas of focus
Wagait Shire Council No identified areas of focus
West Arnhem Regional Council No identified areas of focus
West Daly Regional Council
  • Tyemirri Ward has small enrolment numbers (98), the smallest of all Northern Territory local government wards
  • Emu Point homeland has links with Peppimenarti community, but they are in different wards