Roper Gulf Region

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Roper Gulf Shire
Northern Territory
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Population 7,436 (2015 est)[1]
 • Density 0.0401564/km2 (0.104005/sq mi)
Established 2008
Area 185,176 km2 (71,496.9 sq mi)
Mayor Tony Jack
Council seat Katherine (outside LGA)
Region Katherine Region
Territory electorate(s) Arnhem, Barkly
Federal Division(s) Lingiari
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Website Roper Gulf Shire
LGAs around Roper Gulf Shire:
West Arnhem West Arnhem East Arnhem
Victoria Daly Roper Gulf Shire Gulf of Carpentaria
Victoria Daly Barkly Burke (QLD)

The Roper Gulf Region is a local government area of the Northern Territory, Australia. The region covers an area of 185,176 square kilometres (71,497 sq mi) and has an estimated population of 7,436 people.

History[edit]

In October 2006 the Northern Territory Government announced the reform of local government areas.The intention of the reform was to improve and expand the delivery of services to towns and communities across the Northern Territory by establishing eleven new shires. The Roper-Gulf Shire was created on 1 July 2008 as were the remaining ten shires. On 1 January 2014, the Shire was renamed to Roper Gulf Region.

Elections of Shire Councillors were held on 25 October 2008.

Most of the area of the Shire was previously unincorporated, but it absorbed several small LGAs on incorporation:

Wards[edit]

The Roper Gulf Regional Council is divided into 5 wards, which is governed by 11 councillors across four wards:

  • Never Never Ward (3)
  • Numbulwar Numburindi Ward (1)
  • Nyirranggulung Ward (3)
  • South West Gulf Ward (3)
  • Yugul Mangi Ward (2)

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Coordinates: 14°28′01″S 132°16′01″E / 14.4670°S 132.2670°E / -14.4670; 132.2670