Victoria Daly Region

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Victoria Daly Region
Northern Territory
Victoria Daly Shire.jpg
Population 6,989 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 0.0415327/km2 (0.107569/sq mi)
Established 2008
Area 168,277 km2 (64,972.1 sq mi)
Mayor Betty Sullivan
Council seat Katherine (outside LGA)
Region Katherine Region
Territory electorate(s) Stuart
Federal Division(s) Lingiari
Website Victoria Daly Region
LGAs around Victoria Daly Region:
Timor Sea Unincorporated NT Roper Gulf
Wyndham-East Kimberley Victoria Daly Region Roper Gulf
Halls Creek Central Desert Barkly

The Victoria Daly Region is a local government area of the Northern Territory, Australia. The shire covers an area of 168,277 km² and has an estimated population of 6,000 people.

History[edit]

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 Victoria Daly Shire was created on 1 July 2008 as were the remaining ten shires. The first election for the Shire was held on 25 October 2008.

A general election was held on 24 March 2012. Councillor Betty Sullivan was elected Mayor of Victoria Daly Shire Council.

The Shire became the Victoria Daly Region on 1 January 2014.

Most of the land now part of the Region used to be unincorporated, but several existing LGAs were merged into it:

Wards[edit]

The Victoria Daly Regional Council is divided into 5 wards, which is governed by 11 councillors across four wards:

  • Pine Creek (1)
  • Milngin (1)
  • Tyemirri (1)
  • Nganmarriyanga (1)
  • Thamamurr/Pindi Pindi (4)
  • Timber Creek (2)
  • Walangeri (1)
  • Daguragu (1)

Towns[edit]

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Coordinates: 14°28′01″S 132°16′01″E / 14.4670°S 132.2670°E / -14.4670; 132.2670