Belyuen Shire

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Belyuen Shire
Northern Territory
Belyuen CGC Area.jpg
Location of Belyuen Shire
Population164 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density4.009/km2 (10.38/sq mi)
Area40.91 km2 (15.8 sq mi)
MayorEddie Shields
Council seatBelyuen
RegionOuter Darwin
Territory electorate(s)Daly
Federal Division(s)Lingiari
WebsiteBelyuen Shire

The Belyuen Shire is a local government area in the Northern Territory, Australia near Wagait, across Port Darwin from the city of Darwin. The administrative area is centered on the mostly Indigenous community of Belyuen, known officially as Delissaville prior to 1975.[2] Delissaville and its airstrip were named for Benjamin Cohen De Lissa of Queensland, sugar grower and investor in G. T. Bean's failed Port Darwin Sugar Company and the equally unsuccessful Delissa Pioneer Sugar Company.

Belyuen was established as a Community Government Council on 28 August 1992. On 1 July 2008, Coomalie Council became one of the eleven shires in the territory, changed by the Northern Territory Government.


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  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Belyuen (S) (Local Government Area)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Wadeye Song Database - Belyuen". Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures. 2010. Retrieved 6 November 2012.

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Coordinates: 13°02′20″S 131°03′07″E / 13.039°S 131.052°E / -13.039; 131.052