Woolah Community

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Woolah
Western Australia
Woolah is located in Western Australia
Woolah
Woolah
Coordinates16.199°0′S 128.268°0′E / 16.199°S 128.268°E / -16.199; 128.268Coordinates: 16.199°0′S 128.268°0′E / 16.199°S 128.268°E / -16.199; 128.268
Postcode(s)6743
Elevation47 m (154 ft)
Location60 km (37 mi) south west of Kununurra
LGA(s)Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley
State electorate(s)Kimberley
Federal Division(s)Durack
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
35.0 °C
95 °F
21.6 °C
71 °F
790.7 mm
31.1 in

Woolah (also referred to as Doon Doon) is a medium-sized Aboriginal community, located in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia, within the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley.

Background[edit]

Woolah community is located approximately 300 metres off the Great Northern Highway, 120 kilometres south of Kununurra. The community was established as part of Doon Doon Station in the mid 1970s. The population consists of people who are predominantly of the Gidja group. Population is estimated at around 80 people, in 14 houses.

Native title[edit]

The community is located within the Registered Yurriyangem Taam (WAD268/10) Native Title claim area.

Governance[edit]

The community is managed through its incorporated body, Woolah Aboriginal Corporation, incorporated under the Aboriginal Councils and Associations Act 1976 on 27 October 1980.

Town planning[edit]

Woolah Layout Plan No.1 has been prepared in accordance with State Planning Policy 3.2 Aboriginal Settlements. Layout Plan No.1 was endorsed by the community on 24 May 2000 and the WAPC on 1 March 2001. The Layout Plan map-set and background report can be viewed at Planning Western Australia official site.

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