Founded Since 1992
The Local Government Association of the Northern Territory (LGANT) is the peak body representing the local government sector in the Territory.
Established in 1992, LGANT provides leadership, support and influential representation on issues impacting the local government sector in the NT.
The 16 local government councils in the NT are subscription members of LGANT.
This includes 4 municipals, 3 shires and 9 regional councils.
LGANT’s strategic direction is set by a nine-member Executive elected from regional, shire and municipal councils. The current Executive President is Darwin Lord Mayor Kon Vatskalis.
LGANT’s secretariat is managed by Chief Executive Officer, Sean Holden.
LGANT supports the local government sector and its member councils by:
- Advocating on behalf of its member councils to the Territory and Commonwealth governments
- Increasing awareness of the value of the local government sector
- Engaging in research and policy development on issues of importance to the sector
- Undertaking infrastructure project management including 2,122kms of local roads
- Providing elected member training on governance best practice
- Offering industrial relations and human resources services
- Connecting council buyers with local suppliers through Local Buy procurement services
- Collaborating with the Australian Local Government Association on national issues