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27 April to 4 May 2019

Arafura Games Steering Committee

The Arafura Games Steering Committee is charged with determining the philosophy and guiding principles that will facilitate the return of the Arafura Games.

The Arafura Games Steering Committee consulted Territorians in February and March 2017 to gather feedback from stakeholders and the community. Consultation was undertaken in a number of formats including consultation hearings, written submissions and an online survey.

The Arafura Games Steering Committee is chaired by Mrs Kate Worden MLA, the Assistant Minister for Bringing back the Arafura Games and Multicultural Affairs.

The Steering Committee is governed by a Terms of Reference.

  • Assistant Minister for Bringing Back the Arafura Games
  • Lord Mayor, City of Darwin
  • Chief Executive Officer, Northern Territory Chamber of Commerce
  • A community representative
  • Executive Director Office of Asian Engagement, Trade and Investment – Department of Trade, Business and Innovation
  • Executive Director Sport and Recreation – Department of Tourism and Culture
  • Executive Director Arts and Museums – Department of Tourism and Culture
  • Executive Director Tourism NT – Department of Tourism and Culture
  • General Manager, NT Major Events Company

Arafura Games Advisory Committee

The Arafura Games Steering Committee have established an Advisory Committee to support the planning and delivery of the Games. The Advisory Committee is governed by a Terms of Reference.

NameCompanySector
Andrew Hopper - ChairActing Deputy CEODept of Tourism & Culture, NT Government
Kate WordenMLAAssistant Minister for the Arafura Games, NT Government
Tim WatsfordGeneral ManagerNT Major Events Company, NT Government - lead agency
Mark HuntLandbridgeBusiness
Trevor CoxGeneral Manager, Tourism Top EndTourism
Louise PartosExecutive OfficerArts and Culture
Stacey FarrawayDirector, International Office, Charles Darwin UniversityEducation
Judith O'HearnNT Department of EducationSport
Sean MahoneyCE, International College of Advanced EducationInternational Relations
Jeanette ButtonPR ButtonMedia/Marketing & Public Relations
Matt GrassmayrCity of DarwinLocal Government
Sean MahoneyChamber of CommerceBusiness
Mick HannonBus LinkTransport
Sam BurkeGeneral ManagerDarwin Waterfront Corporation