It cost Katherine Town Council more than $20,000 to help support the Anzac Day parade and other Anzac events in town in this year.
Residents were outraged by a proposal to abandon the traditional Katherine Terrace parade because of cost.
Historian and former Katherine MP Mike Reed led the revolt calling the proposed move a national disgrace.
But in a joint move from Katherine Town Council and the RSL Sub-branch the proposal was dropped.
Instead the dawn service went ahead without the mid-morning service, but the parade along the main street was allowed to go ahead.
Many hundreds of people came to both march and support the marchers along Katherine Terrace.
Katherine Mayor Fay Miller was reported in Darwin media as saying the parade had become "extraordinarily" expensive leaving "no choice" but to reduce Anzac day services.
But after the community upset, the council stepped in to help save the parade.
Alderman Peter Gazey asked at the May council meeting for a report in the final cost to council, saying it was another wonderful event in the town.
He was told the total cost for Anzac Day was "was in excess of $20,000".
Alderman Gazey was told of that amount, $9000 was the cost of traffic management.
Police and the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics also provided support for the march, council was told.
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