Katherine Town Council has supported the first draft of its municipal plan at a special meeting Tuesday night saying it was “very open and accountable”.
Katherine Mayor Fay Miller congratulated council staff for putting together an “excellent municipal plan”.
“It is the best plan I have seen since I have been on council,” she said.
“It is easy to read for the public, well presented and clearly set out.”
Council chief executive Robert Jennings said the plan was “more strategic than ever before”.
Mr Jennings said council was spending more time on better planning for the future of roads and waste management in Katherine.
Alderman Toni Tapp-Coutts was also happy with the plan and said she is hopeful the public would come forward with comments and input.
“If (the public) don’t direct us, we can’t make changes,” she said.
The Mayor’s allowance was set out in last week’s spending plans, which included a rise to $93,296.
Residents can comment on the plan until June 5.
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