MacDonnell Regional Council regularly communicates to its constituents and stakeholders about issues and service delivery across the region. Please select from our archive below or refine your search by media releases, newsletters or other items.
26 September 2017
Council begins again
Following the 2017 NT local government elections MacDonnell Regional Council held its first meeting on Friday 15 September. Newly elected councillors joined with re-elected councillors to nominate...
5 July 2017
Yamba says bin it
Yamba recently dropped into Santa Teresa to launch a Tidy Towns Roadshow featuring songs to teach children and their parents about recycling and the health benefits of a tidy town. The famous...
4 May 2017
Areyonga, the beautiful.
Having been named the Territory Tidy Town, the people of Areyonga recently showcased their community to the national Tidy Town judge ahead of attending the national awards in Tasmania this month...
6 March 2017
Santa never made it into Kintore
A big rain came and rushed through the community – over 200mm of rain fell in less than 2 hours. The rain set water rushing off the two nearby mountains. When a blockage formed in a creek behind...
19 December 2016
the Territory’s tidiest town is…
Areyonga won the major award of the Territory’s Tidy Town competition at the 2016 Keep Australia Beautiful (NT) Awards and will go on to represent the Northern Territory at the national awards...
5 October 2016
MacYouth Women’s Softball team returns from the 2016 NT State Championships in Darwin with the Division 2 Women’s Softball title. Being only the second year MacYouth supported a softball team to...
4 August 2016
Special look around our communities
It has been two years since our thirteen Local Boards were replaced as Local Authorities. The new Local Authorities have been funded annually to support projects that bring much needed improvements...
11 April 2016
One of the best in Australia
Keep Australia Beautiful’s annual Tidy Town awards ceremony last month saw Mount Liebig community receive its inaugural Special Commendation award. Eight years after Aboriginal communities in the...
11 February 2016
President Anderson is stepping aside
With a heavy heart Sid Anderson announced, to his fellow Councillors in their December meeting, his intention to resign as President. He described how he was no longer able to travel the necessary...
8 December 2015
Community efforts in Mount Liebig rewarded
Everyone in Mount Liebig is a winner. This was recognised recently by Keep Australia Beautiful (NT) when they named the community as the 2015 Territory Tidy Town. Residents regularly engaging in...
9 September 2015
Wallace Rockhole is open for business…
Following the completion of MacDonnell Regional Council’s upgrade of the access road linking Wallace Rockhole to Larapinta Drive, tourists can now drive regular cars to experience the rock art and...
2 April 2015
Daring to dream
Residents of MacDonnell Regional Council are encouraged to dream and are supported to reach their goals. Council’s strategic Vision even states that we are: many voices, one dream, building a quality desert lifestyle.
6 February 2015
Our proud boss
Territory Tidy Towns awards presentation night consolidated for our leaders, the level of staff achievement they had seen grow steadily over the years. Among the winners from our communities...
20 October 2014
MacDonnell is a great place for children and families
As we continue to improve the standards of our services across the MacDonnell Regional Council, some recent activities have seen a single theme emerge: MacDonnell is a great place for children and families.
1 July 2014
Listening to our staff
Ensuring our employee’s voices are heard and staff are given an opportunity to raise issues and have input into the way we can all work together, our Human Resources team have travelled to all...
1 May 2014
This does end well…
Many great outcomes flow from the recent MacYouth Regional Indoor Soccer Carnival. The Carnival included two sporting events involving young people from communities across the MacDonnell Regional...
1 April 2014
Our Civil Works team off to national awards
After being named the Territory Tidy Town winner last year, the community of Titjikala has been looking forward to the national awards that were held in Victor Harbour early this month. They were...
1 March 2014
“MacDonnell Council is doing a great job!”
After an absence of many years and following the recent changes making us a Regional Council the Minister for Local Government visited the MacDonnell Council last month. During his meeting with our...
1 February 2014
The voices of our communities
Our Local Boards in each community have worked very well. This new year, however, brings some improvements to them and now they are going to be called Local Authorities. Along with the name change...