On 29 June 2017 the Minister for Housing and Community Development, Gerald McCarthy:
(a) under section 224 (1) of the Local Government Act, placed the City of Palmerston under official management; and
(b) under section 224 (2)(b)(i) of the Act, appointed Mark Blackburn to manage the affairs of the council; and
(c) under section 224 (2)(b)(ii) of the Act, appointed Russell Anderson to investigate and report back to the Minister by 29 December 2017 on the conduct of the suspended members and the affairs and financial position of the council.
To contact the Official Manager:
Post: PO Box 1, Palmerston NT 0831
Phone: (08) 8935 9922