The Litchfield Shire was established by the Northern Territory Parliament on 6th September 1985. The first Council election was then held on 7 December 1985 when the first Litchfield Shire Council members were elected.
The first elected Council formulated a series of objectives under which the Council was to operate. The objectives were based upon the provision of services in what is traditionally known as the 3R's (Roads, Rubbish and Recreation) and on the principle of contracting out the provision of these services. The level of services under these functions was to be commensurate with a philosophy of low rates.
In July 2008 the Litchfield Shire Council was changed to Litchfield Council under a revised Local Government Act (that saw changes in the stucture of Local Government across the NT) and is no longer known as a Shire. It has a population of approximately 19,000.
On 1 July 2008 Councils responsibilities also included management of the Thorak Regional Cemetery.
Visit http://www.litchfield.nt.gov.au/ to view a range of information relating to Litchfield Council and the Municipality
Ph: (08) 8983 0600
Fax: (08) 8983 1165
Street Address: 7 Bees Creek Road, Freds Pass, Northern Territory
Postal Address: PO Box 446, Humpty Doo, NT 0836
Name: Russell Anderson