West Arnhem Region
|West Arnhem Region
|Population||7,414 (2013 est)|
|• Density||0.149181/km2 (0.386377/sq mi)|
|Area||49,698 km2 (19,188.5 sq mi)|
In October 2006 the Northern Territory Government announced the reform of local government areas. The intention of the reform was to improve and expand the delivery of services to towns and communities across the Northern Territory by establishing eleven new shires. The West Arnhem Shire was created on 1 July 2008.
Elections of Shire Councillors were held on 25 October 2008. The current Mayor of the West Arnhem Shire is Lothar Siebert (2012).
On 1 January 2014, the Shire became the West Arnhem Region.
The Region formerly consisted of unincorporated land, plus small areas under the control of Community Government Councils or incorporated communities.:
West Arnhem Regional Council is divided into four wards with three councillors each:
- Gunbalanya (3)
- Kakadu (3)
- Maningrida (3)
- Barrah (3)
- "3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia. Table 7. Estimated Resident Population, Local Government Areas, Northern Territory". 3 April 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014.