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Who are we & What we do

Who are we

The Local Government Association of the Northern Territory (LGANT) is the peak body representing the local government sector in the NT. We represent 16 of the 17 local government councils. Membership consists of four municipals, three shires, nine regional councils, and two associate members (Nhulunbuy Corporation and Prospective Groote Archipelago Regional Council).

LGANT was formed in 1992, the result of the amalgamation of two separate organisations, one representing municipal councils and the other community government and association councils.

What we do

Established in 1992, LGANT advances the interests of local government in the Northern Territory through policy development, advocacy, representation, training, capacity building and support. 

LGANT supports the local government sector and its member councils by: 

  • advocating on behalf of its member councils to the Northern Territory and Australian governments 
  • delivering effective leadership and advice on policy issues and developments 
  • delivering improved services and specialised advice 
  • undertaking infrastructure project management

LGANT is a company limited by guarantee under the Corporations Act 2001.