Welcome to the Belyuen Community Government Council 2020-21 Annual Report. 

All Councils in the NT had a general election in August 2021, and I am very proud and grateful to not only be re-elected by my community but also elected President of the Belyuen Council. Although this is my first year as President, I have been Deputy President since 2017. We have some new faces on the Council and I would like to congratulate them on their election to Council. Being on Council is a very important job with a lot of responsibility and I look forward to working closely with the new Councillors and the staff in Belyuen to continue to promote the interests of Belyuen and make everybody’s lives better. 

During 2020/21, the Council continued to be affected by the COVID pandemic. The pandemic has been felt by the community in a lot of ways. The CDP programme with Ironbark changed and we don’t have as many visitors to the store. However, the Council has managed to maintain its service to the Community and I am very proud of the work done by Cathy and the other staff. 

I hope you enjoy reading the Annual Plan and we welcome any comments. 

Thank you 

Rex Edmund