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Atitjere

The Atitjere community is located 215 km from Alice Springs along the Plenty Highway.  Nestled at the base of the Harts Ranges, Atitjere is home to some 460 people. Atitjere has the following services:

* School and crèche    
* Aged Care Service    
* Police station    
* Remote Health clinic    
* Central Land Council office    
* Regional Council office    
* Shop (including fuel)    
* Takeaway food    

Council's activities in Atitjere:

No. Staff: 18 people (84% Indigenous)

Local Authority: Anthony Petrick (Chairperson), Peppi Drover, Barbara Petrick, Edward Duffill, Joseph Webb, and Raymond Webb.

Ward Councillors: Cr Sandra Peckham, Cr Liz Bird.

Community Achievements (2015/2016):

  • Delivery of Early Childhood services with an average attendance of 11 children and three family members volunteering per day
  • Three Early Childhood staff who graduated from Certificate III in Early Childhood Education have subsequently gone on to enrol in the Diploma of Children’s Services
  • One of Council’s Indigenous Early Childhood Educators has been promoted to Assistant Coordinator proving a great roll model
  • Negotiations are continuing regarding the delivery of aged care services to the region which includes a long term lease on a parcel of land
  • Purchase of a portable score board for the football oval
  • Installation of park furniture
  • Bollards installed around sporting facilities
  • Road repair work at Irrelirre Creek crossing 

Things to see and do:

Phone (08) 8956 9787
Fax (08) 8956 9917
atitjere@centraldesert.nt.gov.au