Community Services & Facilities

Alice Springs Town Council – Community Services & Facilities

Your local government organisation provides a broad range of community services to ratepayers, residents and visitors to Alice Springs.

Council facilities include:

  • Alice Springs Town Council Civic Centre, 93 Todd Street
  • Alice Springs Public Library, corner Gregory and Leichhardt Terraces
  • Alice Springs Aquatic & Leisure Centre, 10 Speed Street, The Gap
  • Regional Waste Management Facility, Commonage Road
  • Alice Springs Town Council Works Depot, Wilkinson Street
  • Alice Springs Animal Shelter, Len Kittle Drive

Council services include:

  • Bi-monthly meetings at Council – general public invited to attend
  • Four Citizenship Ceremonies held each year at the Civic Centre
  • Public Library services, events and learning programs
  • Aquatic and Leisure Centre services, events and swimming programs
  • Kerbside waste collection, waste receiving and processing facility, recycling centre, retail shop and schools educational program
  • Ranger services (including animal management)
  • Capital works program
  • Maintenance program (including litter collection, parks, gardens, cemeteries, sporting and recreational facilities, roads and pathways)
  • An annual Community Grants Program
  • Arts Program
  • Healthy Communities Program
  • Seniors services
  • Youth Action Group (YAG) services and events program

Annual Council-managed events include:

  • Centralian Citizen Awards
  • Mayoral Awards (held 3 December, for International Day of People With Disability)
  • Pets on Parade
  • Christmas Carnival
  • Night Markets

Annual Council-supported events include:

  • (Bi-yearly) Masters Games
  • Major sporting fixtures at TIO Traeger Park
  • Anzac Day Dawn Service
  • Tatts Finke Desert Race
  • Beanie Festival
  • Alice Springs Show
  • Seniors Month
  • Rotary Henley-on-Todd Regatta
  • Red CentreNATS
  • Alice Desert Festival

A few Alice Springs Town Council facts:

  • Established, 1 July 1971
  • Municipal area = 320km2
  • Population  = approx. 27,000 people
  • Electors = approx. 13,000
  • Dwellings = approx. 6,600
  • Council staff = approx. 180

Council maintains:

  • 396km of verges
  • 202km of sealed roads
  • 114km of underground stormwater drains
  • 79km of footpaths
  • 26km of cycleways
  • 18km of unsealed roads
  • 14km of laneways
  • 22Ha of sporting facilities
  • 70 parks (60 owned by Council) including playground equipment, trees and vegetation
  • 29 car park areas
  • 11 roundabouts
  • Four child care centres
  • Three cemeteries
  • Gap Youth Centre
  • Senior Citizens Centre
  • Totem Theatre
  • Alice Springs Public Library
  • Alice Springs Aquatic & Leisure Centre
  • Regional Waste Management Facility, including the ReDiscovery Centre