Katherine Town Council

Elected Members (Aldermen)

The Council consists of six (6) Alderman and the Mayor. The Katherine Town Council area is not divided into wards.

Elections for Alderman and the Mayor are held every four years. In the instance of an Alderman resigning more than twelve months prior to a general election, a bi-election is held to replace that Alderman.

Elected Members Code of Conduct

Current Elected Members

Fay Miller

Mobile: 0407720511
Phone: (08) 8972 5500
Fax: (08) 8971 0305
Email: recordsSPAMFILTER@ktc.nt.gov.au

Fay's vision for Katherine: To make Katherine a place where people want to live, invest in business ventures, raise their family, retire or visit for a very enjoyable experience.

A little about Fay: We came to Katherine the last week of 1989 believing we would be here for around 4 years.  Within 4 years we knew this was home and went on to be involved in the tourism industry which I will always have a passion for.  I am now widowed with 2 daughters, 3 step daughters, a stepson and 12 beautiful grandchildren. 

I believe that wherever you live you must take some responsibility for the growth and development of that community at whatever level you are capable - be it a sporting association, community organistation, business development or local government.  I have always strived to that end.


Elisabeth Clark

Phone: 08 8972 2180
Fax: 08 8972 2937
Email: clarkie15SPAMFILTER@bigpond.com

Lis's Vision For Katherine:   I would like to see another bridge so we are not relying on just one in the wet season.  A transport hub would also be important particularly when the trucking industry is growing all the time.  They need somewhere to eat, sleep and have other amenities that are easier to access than what is available at present.


A Little About Lis:  I have lived in Katherine since 1968, and have seen many changes take place in the town.  I am married with 2 children and 5 grandchildren.  Most of my life has been involved with Horticulture, Landscaping and a Nursery for nearly 30 years.  This is my 2nd term on Council.  In my last term I was lucky enough to achieve my goal in getting the Liberty Swing for disabled children, and along with other Alderman the Dump Shop and hard stand shelters over the Play Park.  Our town is growing all the time and there are many more goals to achieve. 

The anti social behaviour still needs to be addressed.  The litter is improving because of the container deposit legislation and many non profit organisations are also benefiting from this.

We have a beautiful town and we need to improve all the time albeit one step at a time.  None of these things will happen without the people of the town having input into what they would like to see improved.  We also want to keep our unique culture and not end up being any other town as often happens with development.


Photo courtesy of Katherine Times.

Peter Gazey

Deputy Mayor
Phone: 8972 2601
Email: peter.gazeySPAMFILTER@ktc.nt.gov.au

Peter's Vision for Katherine: I would like to see the natural features of the area utilised more in everyday ways.  The river as it runs through town needs to become more utilised without losing its natural beauty.  The town needs to grow to a size that allows local businesses to be able to compete with larger towns so that Katherine becomes a supply hub for the region.  Development also needs to take place in areas that allow the rural lifestyle to continue in close proximity of the main town area.


A Little About Peter:  I am 48 years old, and have lived in Katherine for 17 years.  I have a young family of 3 sons, all at Clyde Fenton Primary School.  My wife and I are both Registered Nurses, and I have been running Binjari Health Service for over 10 years.  I co-facilitate childbirth, breast feeding and parenting sessions regularly at Katherine Hospital due to being passionate about the importance of the father's role.  Living on 40 acres allows our family to work towards a degree of self-sufficiency, while enjoying the fabulous climate and unique Katherine environment.

Toni Tapp-Coutts

Phone: 0419 839 033
Email: toni.tapp-couttsSPAMFILTER@ktc.nt.gov.au

Toni's Vision of Katherine: My vision for Katherine is for it to be a happy, safe place to live where everyone has equal opportunity and feels welcome and part of our community.

To achieve this means that Council must consult with, and listen to the community to meet  the aspirations and constant changes in a rapidly changing world

Jon Raynor

Email: jon.raynorSPAMFILTER@ktc.nt.gov.au

Jon's vision for Katherine:  I want to see the Town GROW.  We are in a unique position in the Territory, a place where everything and everyone has to come through.  We have so much opportunity to grow but it seems we are held back by NT and Federal Governments. It’s time to push forward.

A little about Jon:  Having first arrived in 1995 to take a posting in Tindal, Katherine was always going to be my home.  We were all tested in the Australia Day 1998 Floods but the resilience of the Town is what cemented me to Katherine.  Leaving Katherine to take a posting overseas, my wife and I asked to be re-posted to Tindal / Katherine, but it took us buying a small property in 2003, to make that a reality.

I discharged from the RAAF in 2008 and have since worked in a few other positions.  I currently work for Airnorth in Katherine.

Matthew Hurley

Email: matthew.hurleySPAMFILTER@ktc.nt.gov.au

John Zelley

Email: john.zelleySPAMFILTER@ktc.nt.gov.au