Nepabunna, South Australia

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Nepabunna Community Council
South Australia
Nepabunna Community Council is located in South Australia
Nepabunna Community Council
Nepabunna Community Council
Coordinates 30°34′54″S 138°58′46″E / 30.58167°S 138.97944°E / -30.58167; 138.97944Coordinates: 30°34′54″S 138°58′46″E / 30.58167°S 138.97944°E / -30.58167; 138.97944
Population 49 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density 0.642/km2 (1.662/sq mi)
Established 1998
Area 76.37 km2 (29.5 sq mi)
Mayor Ian Johnson
Council seat Nepabunna
Region Far North[2]
State electorate(s) Flinders
Federal Division(s) Grey

The Nepabunna Community Council is a local government area situated on Adnyamathanha land in the remote north-east of South Australia. Originally established as a mission in the 1930s, the community became a council in 1998 and is now part of the Local Government Association of South Australia. At the 2006 census, Nepabunna had a population of 49.[1]

The town is managed by Nepabunna Community Inc. under an Aboriginal Land Trust lease that expires in 2081. The main Copley to Balcanoona Road runs through the property and Nepabunna community living area. 'Iga Warta' is a small (1 km2) excision from Nepabunna under separate management.

History[edit]

The steps to independent management began in the early-mid 90s when 'Nantawarrina' was a property in serious difficulty. Overgrazing by domestic stock and feral animals, and human impacts through tourism caused serious environmental degradation. Concerned about the condition of their land, the Nepabunna community took action, implementing a number of programs.

Community tree planting activities quickly grew into significant land management programs that included feral animal control, repairing damaged fences, monitoring and controlling tourist activity, monitoring endangered species and revegetating and rehabilitating degraded areas.

The community was supported in this effort by the Aboriginal Lands Trust, North Flinders Soil Conservation Board, National Parks and Wildlife - SA, Primary Industries and Resources SA and Save the Bush.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Nepabunna (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Far North SA Government Region" (PDF). Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 

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