About

Elected Members

Mayor Ryan edit

May­or Damien Ryan

Mobile: 0428 825 392

Email: dryan@​astc.​nt.​gov.​au

May­or Ryan was born in Alice Springs in 1955, com­plet­ed his pri­ma­ry edu­ca­tion at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School in Alice Springs, and his sec­ondary edu­ca­tion at Ros­trevor College.

His pro­fes­sion­al career began in 1972 work­ing in the retail pho­to­graph­ic indus­try in Alice Springs. He has also worked with­in tourism indus­try as licensee of the Mt Ebenez­er Road­house, and oper­at­ed Dun­mar­ra Road­house. May­or Ryan is a grad­u­ate of the Aus­tralian Insti­tute of Com­pa­ny Direc­tors, and a Jus­tice of the Peace.

May­or Ryan is the Pres­i­dent of the Local Gov­ern­ment Asso­ci­a­tion NT and Board Mem­ber of the Local Gov­ern­ment Asso­ci­a­tion of Aus­tralia, and Co-Deputy Chair of the Out­back High­way Devel­op­ment Council.

Elect­ed as May­or of Alice Springs in March 2008, May­or Ryan is pas­sion­ate about pro­mot­ing and work­ing for the Alice Springs community.

He works tire­less­ly towards mak­ing Alice Springs the best pos­si­ble place to live, work and visit.

May­or Ryan is strong­ly com­mit­ted to the sus­tain­able devel­op­ment and advance­ment of Alice Springs.

Alice Springs Town Coun­cil Committees

May­or Damien Ryan is a mem­ber of all Coun­cil Com­mit­tees including:

  • Alice Springs Town Coun­cil Risk and Audit Committee
  • Alice Springs Town Coun­cil Access Advi­so­ry Committee
  • Alice Springs Town Coun­cil Sports Facil­i­ties Advi­so­ry Committee
  • Alice Springs Town Coun­cil Ceme­ter­ies Committee
  • Alice Springs Town Coun­cil Pub­lic Art Advi­so­ry Committee
  • Alice Springs Town Coun­cil Parks Advi­so­ry Committee
  • Alice Springs Town Coun­cil Envi­ron­ment Advi­so­ry Committee
  • Alice Springs Town Coun­cil Tourism Events Pro­mo­tions Committee
  • Alice Springs Town Coun­cil Seniors Coor­di­nat­ing Committee
  • Alice Springs Town Coun­cil Aus­tralia Day Coor­di­nat­ing Committee
  • Alice Springs Town Coun­cil Region­al Waste Man­age­ment Committee
  • Alice Springs Town Coun­cil Youth Action Group

Exter­nal Com­mit­tees and Organisations:

  • Local Gov­ern­ment Asso­ci­a­tion — North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry (LGANT) President
  • Local Gov­ern­ment Asso­ci­a­tion of Aus­tralia – Board Member
  • Region­al Devel­op­ment Aus­tralia – North­ern Territory
  • Out­back High­way Devel­op­ment Coun­cil — Co-Deputy Chair
  • Cen­tralian Girls Acad­e­my Advisory
  • Aralu­en Cul­tur­al Precinct Com­mu­ni­ty Ref­er­ence Group
  • Finke Desert Race – Life Member
  • Squash NT – Patron
  • Holyoake Alice Springs Inc. – Patron
  • Board Mem­ber – Cen­tral Aus­tralian Show Soci­ety Committee

Cr Matt Paterson edit

Deputy May­or Matt Paterson

Phone: 0424 652 640

Email: mpaterson7@​yahoo.​com.​au

Deputy May­or Matt Pater­son is a pas­sion­ate sportsper­son and local sport­ing leader, hav­ing rep­re­sent­ed the North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry in the Nation­al Indige­nous Crick­et Carnival.

Qual­i­fied as an elec­tri­cian, Coun­cil­lor Pater­son works for the NT Gov­ern­ment as a Prop­er­ty Con­tract Offi­cer and while based in Alice Springs he does enjoy the oppor­tu­ni­ty to trav­el to sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ties for his work.

Deputy May­or Pater­son was a Crick­et Aus­tralia Com­mu­ni­ty Ambas­sador and Cap­tain of a local crick­et team. Out­side of crick­et, he is also involved in local rug­by league, play­ing for the Cen­tral Bulls.

Deputy May­or Pater­son is pas­sion­ate about pro­vid­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties for the town’s young peo­ple to grow and prosper.


Cr Glen Auricht edit

Coun­cil­lor Glen Auricht

Phone: 0438 598 892

Email: grauricht@​bigpond.​com

Coun­cil­lor Glen Auricht has held a sub­stan­tial engi­neer­ing career, hav­ing held both the roles of Com­mu­ni­ty Works Man­ag­er and Civ­il Con­struc­tion and Plan­ning Man­ag­er, each for more than 20 years.

He invests con­sid­er­able time into Alice Springs as a com­mu­ni­ty mem­ber, vol­un­teer­ing for St John Ambu­lance, Finke Desert Face, and Alice Springs Motor­cy­cle Club. Coun­cil­lor Auricht is also involved in work­ing with indige­nous lan­guages and culture.

Coun­cil­lor Auricht spends his pri­vate time motor­bike rid­ing, desert 4wd trekking, and gar­den­ing, par­tic­u­lar­ly native trees.


Cr Marli Banks edit

Coun­cil­lor Mar­li Banks

Phone: 0417 681 111

Email: marlibanks@​gmail.​com

Hav­ing called Alice Springs home since 2001, Coun­cil­lor Mar­li Banks believes in mak­ing Alice Springs more safe, diverse, and pros­per­ous, through col­lab­o­ra­tion and pub­lic engagement.

With 8 years of expe­ri­ence in retail, Coun­cil­lor Banks is the Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of Afghan Traders Whole­foods. A self-made entre­pre­neur, she holds skills and expe­ri­ence in finance, mar­ket­ing, oper­a­tions man­age­ment, and busi­ness planning.

Active in a cross-sec­tion of com­mu­ni­ty life, Coun­cil­lor Banks is a mem­ber of the Region­al Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Com­mit­tee, a Gov­ern­ing Board mem­ber, and a Finance Sub­com­mit­tee mem­ber for a local school.

A moth­er of two, Coun­cil­lor Banks spends all her spare time with her chil­dren. She has a love of arts, cul­ture, food and trav­el, and enjoys the outdoors.


Cr Jamie de Brenni edit

Coun­cil­lor Jamie de Brenni

Phone: 0418 890 157

Email: jamiedebrenni@​gmail.​com

Coun­cil­lor Jamie de Bren­ni is a third-gen­er­a­tion Alice Springs res­i­dent, after his grand­par­ents came to the Ter­ri­to­ry in the 1940’s. He and his wife Alice have raised their own fam­i­ly of three chil­dren in Alice Springs and enjoy the lifestyle and oppor­tu­ni­ties the town has to offer.

Coun­cil­lor de Bren­ni attend­ed Gillen Pri­ma­ry School and Sadadeen High School. After fin­ish­ing high school he worked in a vari­ety of jobs before under­tak­ing an adult appren­tice­ship in car­pen­try. He now has a suc­cess­ful build­ing business.

Coun­cil­lor de Bren­ni has a long his­to­ry of involve­ment in many sports includ­ing AFL, Rug­by League and go-kart rac­ing. He enjoys the off road rac­ing scene offered through the local club with his son and is also active in a vari­ety of vol­un­teer­ing roles.


Cr Jimmy Cocking edit

Coun­cil­lor Jim­my Cocking

Phone: 0423 511 931

Email: jimmy@​abetteralice.​com.​au

Coun­cil­lor Cock­ing has been a res­i­dent of Alice Springs for more than a decade and is a strong advo­cate on envi­ron­men­tal mat­ters, espe­cial­ly in his capac­i­ty as Direc­tor at Arid Lands Envi­ron­ment Centre.

He reg­u­lar­ly vol­un­teers for local events and caus­es plus advis­es on gov­er­nance and man­age­ment for com­mu­ni­ty groups.

Out­side of pro­fes­sion­al life, Coun­cil­lor Cock­ing enjoys fam­i­ly time, gar­den­ing, bush walk­ing, read­ing, and keep­ing up on local and glob­al affairs.


Cr Eli Melky edit

Coun­cil­lor Eli Melky

Phone: 0427 012 699

Email: eli@​realestateco.​net.​au

Coun­cil­lor Melky is proud to be a mem­ber of the 13th Coun­cil of Alice Springs.

He takes an atten­tive and pro-active approach to the Coun­cil busi­ness of roads, rates and rub­bish, while work­ing equal­ly hard to address his core con­cerns on law and order matters.

Coun­cil­lor Melky believes that Alice Springs is a fan­tas­tic town with many pos­i­tives to enjoy. He enjoys rep­re­sent­ing this great town and ensur­ing Alice Springs has a bright future.

As well as want­i­ng a safe and tidy town, he sup­ports busi­ness and tourism growth ini­tia­tives and many oth­er sport­ing and spe­cial events in our town.


Cr Jacinta Price edit

Coun­cil­lor Jac­in­ta Nampi­jin­pa Price

Phone: 0400 417 794

Email: jacintanampijinpa@​gmail.​com

Coun­cil­lor Jac­in­ta Nampi­jin­pa Price is a Warlpiri/​Celtic woman who has grown up in Alice Springs.

Coun­cil­lor Price has per­formed var­i­ous pro­fes­sion­al roles with­in the Arts includ­ing Assis­tant Cura­tor at the Aralu­en Gal­leries, Assis­tant Cura­tor at the Muse­um and Art Gallery of the North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry, and Project Man­ag­er at Desart. She has worked as a Cross Cul­tur­al Con­sul­tant for the past 17 years.

Coun­cil­lor Price has co-pro­duced and per­formed as part of the indige­nous children’s tele­vi­sion pro­gram Yamba’s Play­time for sev­en years. She is cur­rent­ly the co-founder and direc­tor of Yan­gapi Pro­duc­tions, which pro­duces the pop­u­lar children’s TV series.

Coun­cil­lor Price is pas­sion­ate about improv­ing the lives of indige­nous chil­dren, address­ing tough issues such as domes­tic vio­lence and help­ing build a uni­fied community.


Cr Catherine Satour edit

Coun­cil­lor Cather­ine Satour

Phone: 0423 566 920

Email: catherine.​satour@​gmail.​com

Coun­cil­lor Cather­ine Satour seeks to strength­en the com­mu­ni­ty of Alice Springs. As a pas­sion­ate Cen­tral Aus­tralian, she believes that the town’s spir­it and pride can be enhanced through greater com­mu­ni­ty sup­port, and through the arts.

Coun­cil­lor Satour intends to fur­ther encour­age ini­tia­tives of col­lab­o­ra­tion and trans­paren­cy with­in Coun­cil, and is pas­sion­ate about ensur­ing good governance.


Reg­u­la­tion 11 (3)

Coun­cil is required under Reg­u­la­tion 11 (3) of the Local Gov­ern­ment (Admin­is­tra­tion) Reg­u­la­tions to keep a reg­is­ter of the results of all elec­tions and polls. In com­pli­ance with this require­ment, recent elec­tion results doc­u­ments can be found here.

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion please fol­low the link to the North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry Elec­toral Com­mis­sion web­site, here.