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 June 2017
Yamba joins locals for Tidy Towns Family Day
download media release as PDF Thursday 29 June looks set to be a big day in the Santa Teresa social calendar. Yamba the Honeyant’s new roadshow featuring songs to teach children and their parents...
9 May 2017
Areyonga heading “overseas” for awards ceremony
download media release as PDF Proud residents of Areyonga will fly from the Northern Territory to Tasmania to attend the national Tidy Towns awards ceremony this week, hoping to win the 2017...
10 January 2017
Kintore council workers get their first rest since Christmas
download media release as PDF MacDonnell Regional Council workers in the Kintore community have been working long days since heavy rain caused flooding in their community on Christmas Day. The...
8 November 2016
Annual Report 2015/16 tabled
MacDonnell Regional Council advises that its Annual Report for the financial year ended 30 June 2016 is available at their public office on the corner of South Terrace and Bagot Street, Alice...
22 October 2016
Hidden gem discovered by Territory Tidy Town awards
download media release as PDF Upon being named this year’s Territory Tidy Town at last night’s Keep Australia Beautiful (NT) awards ceremony, Areyonga will cease to be the best kept secret of...
18 October 2016
MacDonnell Council workers carry the hopes of their region
download media alert as PDF Workers representing four MacDonnell Regional Council communities are travelling to Darwin to attend the 2016 Northern Territory Tidy Towns awards ceremony this Friday...
21 March 2016
Mt Liebig’s efforts awarded nationally
Media release as downloadable PDF At the Keep Australia Beautiful national Tidy Town Awards this weekend, the hard work of the Mt Liebig community was honoured when they were named the inaugural...
16 March 2016
Mt Liebig on show in Western Australia
Media Release as downloadable PDF After being named Territory Tidy Town at last year’s NT awards ceremony, a contingent of MacDonnell Regional Council staff from Mt Liebig is set to travel to...
26 February 2016
Roxanne Kenny elected as new Council President
Download media release as PDF In addressing the resignation of Sid Anderson as President, at their Ordinary meeting today, the MacDonnell Regional Council has elected Roxanne Kenny as their new...
23 February 2016
4000 Trees project funded
Download media release as PDF Minister for Local Government and Community Services, and Parks and Wildlife, Bess Price has provided the MacDonnell Regional Council with a $100,000 grant for their...
22 February 2016
Council to elect a new President
Download media release as PDF At the Ordinary Meeting of the MacDonnell Regional Council this Friday 26 February, an immediate item of business will be to accept the resignation of Sid Anderson...
19 February 2016
President Sid Anderson to be honoured
Download media alert as PDF MacDonnell Regional Council has organised a reception to be held on the eve of President Sid Anderson’s resignation from Council. The reception, to be attended by...
16 December 2015
Mt Liebig ready to celebrate their win with special guests
After being named Territory Tidy Town at the recent awards ceremony, the MacDonnell Regional Council community of Mount Liebig is set to celebrate the best way they know how – around a barbeque...
11 December 2015
Early retirement for Council's President
At the MacDonnell Regional Council meeting today, President Sid Anderson announced his resignation from the executive role on the grounds of health issues. Effective at the next Council meeting on...
23 October 2015
MacDonnell Council keeps cleaning up at Territory Tidy Town awards
MacDonnell Regional Council has gone from strength to strength in the Territory Tidy Town Awards. At this year’s awards ceremony, held in Katherine, the MacDonnell Regional Council again emerged...
20 October 2015
Our Tidy Town nominees travel to awards ceremony
Workers representing six MacDonnell Regional Council communities are travelling to Katherine to attend the 2015 Northern Territory Tidy Towns award ceremony this Friday evening. For the Civil Works...
30 July 2015
Council welcomes renal patient support!
MacDonnell Regional Council welcomes the joint announcement yesterday by Federal Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash and the Territory Minister for Housing, Bess Price – of $10 million...
15 July 2015
Wallace Rockhole more accessible to tourists
Tourists can now drive regular vehicles to experience the rock art and dot painting tours offered in the Wallace Rockhole community. This is now possible following the completion of the MacDonnell...
15 April 2015
Wallace Rockhole: 4 Star jewel in the Western MacDonnell Ranges
This Tuesday 21 April, Keep Australia Beautiful NT is hosting a celebration for the Wallace Rockhole community to launch the new Territory Tidy Town initiative promoting both clean accessible towns...
9 March 2015
‘Prime Minister for Indigenous Affairs’ directly attacks remote Aboriginal wellbeing
Tony Abbott’s motherhood statement of being the ‘Prime Minister for Indigenous Affairs’ has proved to be worth nothing more than another broken promise. Tony Abbott’s foray into Indigenous...
1 March 2015
Titjikala receives national Heritage & Culture Award
Nestled among red sand dunes on the edge of the Simpson Desert, Titjikala’s 200 residents were honoured and extremely happy on Friday night to learn their community received the Heritage and...
20 February 2015
Territory’s best: Titjikala on show in Tasmania
A contingent of MacDonnell Regional Council staff from Titjikala is set to travel to Sheffield in Tasmania to represent the Northern Territory in the Keep Australia Beautiful Tidy Town Awards. The...
15 December 2014
Titjikala ready to celebrate their wins with special guests
After being named Territory Tidy Town for a second successive year, the MacDonnell Regional Council community of Titjikala is set to celebrate the best way they know how – around a barbeque...
10 December 2014
Titjikala celebrating two in a row!
After being named Territory Tidy Town for a second successive year, the MacDonnell Regional Council community of Titjikala is set to celebrate the best way they know how – with its residents and...
24 October 2014
MacDonnell Council cleans up at 2014 Territory Tidy Town awards
MacDonnell Regional Council goes from strength to strength as it continues to bring improvement to its residents’ quality of life. This was recognised again on Friday night at the Territory Tidy...
20 October 2014
Three Territory Tidy Town finalists from MacDonnell Regional Council communities
Communities named include the reigning Territory Tidy Towns winner, Titjikala along with its Simpson Desert neighbour, Finke as well as Haasts Bluff, from within the West MacDonnell Ranges. When...
4 September 2014
Children’s Services Manager a national finalist
MacDonnell Regional Council’s Margaret Harrison is one of five national finalists in the 2014 HESTA* Australian Early Childhood Education and Care Awards. Nominated in the Excellence in Building...
29 August 2014
Relevant traineeships in our communities
Indigenous staff at Amoonguna and Titjikala have this week begun a traineeship to acquire their Certificate 2 in Rural Operations. Santa Teresa staff are due to commence their traineeships on...
28 May 2014
All Local Authorities elected and endorsed
Local Authorities have now been established in all 13 community areas of the MacDonnell Regional Council. Local Authorities replace Local Boards and have been established as the main plank to the...
31 March 2014
Minister to meet Tidy Town hereos
The Minister for Community Services will visit the Northern Territory’s tidiest community, after having presented Titjikala and the MacDonnell Regional Council with ranging awards including the...