Tiwi Islands Shire
|Tiwi Islands Shire|
|Population||2,453 (2016 census)|
|• Density||0.32703/km2 ( 0.84700/sq mi)|
|Area||7,500.84 km2 (2,896.1 sq mi)|
|Mayor||Lynette Jane De Santis|
|Council seat||Darwin (outside LGA)|
|Website||Tiwi Islands Shire|
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 Tiwi Islands Shire Council was created on 1 July 2008 as were the remaining ten shires.
Elections of Shire Councillors were held on 25 October 2008. The current President (Mayor) of the Tiwi Islands Shire is Lynette Jane De Santis.
The Tiwi Islands Shire Council is divided into 4 wards, which is governed by 11 councillors across four wards:
- Milikapiti (3)
- Nguiu (5)
- Pirlangimpi (3)
- Wurankuwu (1)