Town of Alice Springs

Coordinates: 23°42′07″S 133°52′57″E / 23.701942°S 133.882377°E / -23.701942; 133.882377

The Alice Springs Town Council is a local government area in the Northern Territory. On 1 July 1971, Alice Springs was gazetted as a Municipality with the town council elected on 25 July 1971.[2] It is situated 1,498 kilometres (931 mi) south of Darwin. The council governs an area of 328 square kilometres (127 sq mi) and had a population of 26,534 in June 2018.[1]

Alice Springs Town Council
Northern Territory
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Location of Alice Springs Town Council
Population26,534 (2018)[1]
 • Density80.90/km2 (209.5/sq mi)
Established1971
Area328 km2 (126.6 sq mi)[1]
MayorMatt Paterson
Council seatAlice Springs
RegionAlice Springs Region
Territory electorate(s)Araluen, Braitling, Namatjira
Federal division(s)Lingiari
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WebsiteAlice Springs Town Council
LGAs around Alice Springs Town Council:
MacDonnell Regional Council MacDonnell Regional Council MacDonnell Regional Council
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MacDonnell Regional Council MacDonnell Regional Council MacDonnell Regional Council

HistoryEdit

The town of Alice Springs is located in Arrernte Country. Its traditional name is Mparntwe.[3] Alice Springs is an established residential township with a commercial area and rural areas on the outskirts of the town. European settlement of the area dates from 1862.

The current mayor is Matt Paterson. In addition to the mayor, the Council contains eight other councillors.[4]

14th Council (Current)Edit

MayorshipEdit

Name Role Elected Took Office
Matt Paterson mayor September 14, 2021 September 15, 2021
Eli Melky deputy mayor September 14, 2021 September 15, 2021

CouncillorsEdit

Name
Matt Paterson
Eli Melky
Marli Banks
Allison Bitar
Steve Brown
Mark Coffey
Kim Hopper
Michael Liddle

13th CouncilEdit

MayorshipEdit

Name Role Elected Took Office
Damien Ryan mayor August 26, 2017 August 27, 2017
Jamie De Brenni deputy mayor August 26, 2017 August 27, 2017

CouncillorsEdit

Name
Damien Ryan
Eli Melky
Marli Banks
Jacinta Nampjinpa Price
Catherine Satour
Jimmy Cocking
Jamie De Brenni
Matt Paterson
Glen Auricht

12th CouncilEdit

MayorshipEdit

Name Role Elected Took Office
Damien Ryan mayor 2012 16 April 2012
Brendan Heenan Deputy Mayor 2012 16 April 2012
Jamie De Brenni Deputy Mayor 2012 March 2016

CouncillorsEdit

Name
Damien Ryan
Eli Melky
Brendan Heenan
Steve Brown
Geoffrey Booth
Dave Douglas
Jamie De Brenni
Liz Martin
Chansey Paech
Jade Kudrenko

SuburbsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2017-18: Population Estimates by Local Government Area (ASGS 2018), 2017 to 2018". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 25 October 2019. Estimated resident population, 30 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Council History". Alice Springs Town Council. Retrieved 23 February 2010.
  3. ^ "A Town Like Mparntwe (Reprint) | IAD Press". iadpress.com. Retrieved 14 July 2021.
  4. ^ "Elected Members". Alice Springs Town Council. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Alice Springs Municipality". Place Names Committee of the Northern Territory. Northern Territory Government. Retrieved 23 February 2010.

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