The Nhulunbuy Corporation facilitates a community advisory committee known as the Nhulunbuy Town Board. The role of the Town Board is to provide community and stakeholder feedback to the Nhulunbuy Corporation on how to improve the services and facilities the Corporation is responsible for within Nhulunbuy, the Industrial Estate and Gove Airport.

The operating parameters of the Town Board are set out in the  Town Board Constitution. The Board meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month and the public are welcome to attend meetings if they wish. Alternatively, residents are able to raise issues for discussion by contacting one of the Elected Members.

Town Board Election By Laws

Elections

Town Board elections are generally held every two years with the next election to be held in November 2024. Voting for the Town Board is optional. The elected Members represent the entire population of Nhulunbuy and the Industrial Estate.

For more information:

  • Contact the Australian Electoral Commission on 13 23 26
  • Visit the Australian Electoral Commission’s website
  • Pick up an enrolment form from the Nhulunbuy Post Office.

Members

Megan Niven

Megan Niven

Elected Member

Megan is an elected member of the Town Board who has a keen interest in the Town and enjoys being part of the sense of community that the town offers.

Having lived in Gove for 22 years, Megan has had the opportunity to be involved in many volunteer and community groups and has held senior positions through employment opportunities which have allowed a deeper insight into Nhulunbuy and the workings of the town.

Megan, with husband and two children, enjoy living and working in the region and wants to see Nhulunbuy continue to thrive into the future through new and exciting prospects as the town changes and evolves.

Megan wants the community to know that they are more than welcome to contact her regarding any issues or concerns that they feel the Town Board need to aware of so that the community feel that they are being heard.

Nathan Graetz

Nathan Graetz

Elected Member

Nathan is an elected member of the Nhulunbuy Town Board and a long term resident, having been born in Nhulunbuy. 

From the mid 90s onwards, Nathan has worked to establish a number of businesses, including the Gove Warehouse and the Nhulunbuy Post Office as the General Manager, along with property management of the Captain Cook Shopping Centre. Along the way, Nathan has earned a Masters of Business Administration (Executive) and has received a number of accolades for his businesses.

With a long history with Nhulunbuy, Nathan has a special interest in seeing the region develop and continue to thrive post-mining operations, with Yolngu and Napaki working together on future endeavours. 

Jim

Jim Rogers

Northern Territory Government Representative

VIcki Blackler

Vicki Blackler

Rio Tinto Representative

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