West Daly Region

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West Daly Regional Council
Northern Territory
Coordinates14°14′S 129°31′E / 14.233°S 129.517°E / -14.233; 129.517Coordinates: 14°14′S 129°31′E / 14.233°S 129.517°E / -14.233; 129.517
Population3,166 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density0.22502/km2 (0.58279/sq mi)
Established1 July 2014[2]
Area14,070 km2 (5,432.5 sq mi)
MayorJohn Wilson
Council seatWadeye
RegionTop End
Territory electorate(s)Daly
Federal Division(s)Lingiari
West Daly Regional Council Logo.jpg
WebsiteWest Daly Regional Council
LGAs around West Daly Regional Council:
Timor Sea Unincorporated NT Unincorporated NT
Timor Sea West Daly Regional Council Victoria Daly
Timor Sea Victoria Daly Victoria Daly

The West Daly Regional Council is a local government area of the Northern Territory, Australia. The shire covers an area of 14,070 square kilometres (5,430 sq mi) and had a population of approximately 3,166 at the 2016 Census, with over 90% identifying as Aboriginal[1]. During the wet season between late November and early May, travel between the three main communities of Nganmarriyanga, Peppimenarti and Wadeye is limited to air as roads are cut by flooding.[3]

History[edit]

The West Daly Region came into existence on 1 July 2014 when the boundaries on the western side of the Victoria Daly Region were changed with the effect that the following three wards from the Victoria Daly Region were transferred to the new local government area - Nganmarriyanga, Thamarrurr/Pindi Pindi and Tyemirri.[2]

Wards[edit]

The West Daly Regional Council is divided into the following three wards which are represented by a total of six councillors:[2]:2-3

  • Nganmarriyanga (one councillor)
  • Thamamurr/Pindi Pindi (four one councillors)
  • Tyemirri (one councillor)

Localities and communities[edit]

The West Daly Region consists of the communities of Nganmarriyanga, Peppimenarti and Wadeye, all of the locality of Thamarrurr and the western side of the locality of Nemarluk.[4][5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "West Daly (R)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b c Tollner, D.W. (27 June 2014). "Northern Territory of Australia Local Government Act Restructuring Order" (PDF). Government Gazettes. Northern Territory Government. pp. 1–3. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Living in West Daly". West Daly Regional Council. 10 September 2014. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Nemarluk". NT Atlas and Spatial Data Directory. Northern Territory Government. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Thamarrurr". NT Atlas and Spatial Data Directory. Northern Territory Government. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  6. ^ "West Daly Local Government Area (map)" (PDF). Northern Territory Government. 28 May 2014. Retrieved 25 March 2019.

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