Local Authorities

Local Authorities need to be representative of key groups within their area by including people who are committed to attend and participate in meetings for the benefit of residents and community members. 

Local Authorities

  • Are required under legislation with compliance guidelines on their functions
  • Receive a meeting allowance (unless a Council staff member)
  • Make recommendations to Council about issues in their community
  • Are delegated to determine how LA Project money is spent  in their community
  • Are required to have a minimum of four meetings per year

Nominations for Local Authority members for each community are announced publicly when they become available,  Nominations are open for 28 days and are followed by a community election, if required.  Please see the Council Service Manager for more information.  

Local authority members are required to abide by the Council's code of conduct.

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Local Authority Members

From 1 July 2014, the Council implemented local authorities.  The local authorities replaced the previous local boards.  

Local Authorities

The following local authorities meet within the Central Desert Region. Please refer to our Council Calendar for information on meeting dates. It is recommended that you contact the local community to confirm that the meetings will occur as meetings may be postponed due to cultural business or weather conditions.

For agendas and minutes of the local authorities please following this link.

Atitjere

Chair: Anthony Petrick
Deputy ChairKylie Edwards
Members: Irene Reiff, Barbara Petrick, Robin Bloomfield, Kevin Bloomfield, Bradley Bretherton
Ward Councillors: Cr Renita Webb, Cr William Liddle, Cr Adrian Dixon

Engawala

ChairAudrey Inkamala
Deputy Chair: Kathy Inkamala
Members: Elizabeth Dixon, Joy Turner, Janet Tilmouth, Rachel Tilmouth, Dianne Dixon
Ward CouncillorsCr Adrian Dixon, Cr James Glenn, Cr Audrey Inkamala, Cr David McCormack.
 

Lajamanu

Chair: Robert George
Deputy Chair: Sheree Anderson
Members: Doris Lewis, Tracie Patrick, Jenny Johnson, Elizabeth Ross, Andrew Johnson, Mike Doolan, Anthony Johnson
Ward Councillors: Cr Norbert Patrick, Cr Robert George, Cr Adrian Dixon

Laramba

Chair: Irene Floyd
Deputy Chair: Billy Briscoe
Members: Ron Hagen, Stephen Briscoe, Peter Stafford.
Ward CouncillorsCr Adrian Dixon, Cr James Glenn, Cr Audrey Inkamala, Cr David McCormack.

Nyirripi

ChairLance Turner
Deputy ChairBen Gallagher
Members: Alastair Turner, Judith Martin, Leston Spencer, Christine Ellis, Desmond Williams, Kenneth Martin
Ward CouncillorsCr April Martin, Cr Warren Williams, Cr Freddy Williams Cr Jacob Spencer, Cr Adrian Dixon.

Anmatjere (previously Ti Tree)

ChairEstelle Carter
Deputy ChairTo be decided at the next meeting
Members: Dean Pepperill, Trevor Cook, Mark Pepperill, Harry Moore, April Campbell, Betty Carter, William Lane
Ward Councillors: Cr Adrian Dixon, Cr James Glenn, Cr Audrey Inkamala, Cr David McCormack.

Willowra

ChairHarold Ross
Deputy ChairKathy Walker
Members: Lillian Long, Justin Forrest, Owen Williams, Jeanie Presley, Ashley Martin

Ward Councillors: Cr April Martin, Cr Warren Williams, Cr Freddy Williams, Cr Jacob Spencer, Cr Adrian Dixon.

Yuelamu

Chair: Cliffy Tommy
Deputy Chair: Noel Kunoth
Members: Norman Hagen, Billy Stafford, Mack Murphy,  Linda Marshall, Melissa Morton.
Ward CouncillorsCr Adrian Dixon, Cr James Glenn, Cr Audrey Inkamala, Cr David McCormack.

Yuendumu

Chair:  Robert Robertson
Deputy Chair:  Paul Briscoe
Members: Georgina Wilson, Francis Penhall, Elizabeth Lechleitner, Jennifer Baarda, Cecilia Alfonso.

Ward Councillors: Cr April Martin, Cr Warren Williams, Cr Freddy Williams Cr Jacob Spencer, Cr Adrian Dixon.

 

Local Authority Allowances 2016-17

Local Authority Allowances are established by the Minister for Local Government.  On the 29 January 2016, the Minister set the allowances for Local Authorities based on revenue units as follows:

  • Chair, if eligible, 143 revenue units
  • other eligible members 107 revenue units.

The Department of Treasury and Finance has established the revenue unit for the period 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017 at $1.15 per unit (rounded to the nearest dollar).

Allowance

Local Authority 
Chairperson

Local Authority 
Members

Revenue Units

143

107

Base Allowance per meeting

$164

$123

Scheduled 5 meetings per year

$820

$615

 

Local Authority Allowances 2017-18

Local Authority Allowances are established by the Minister for Local Government.  On the 29 January 2016, the Minister set the allowances for Local Authorities based on revenue units as follows:

  • Chair, if eligible, 143 revenue units
  • other eligible members 107 revenue units.

The Department of Treasury and Finance has established the revenue unit for the period 1 July 2017 - 30 June 2018 at $1.15 per unit (rounded to the nearest dollar).

Allowance

Local Authority 
Chairperson

Local Authority 
Members

Revenue Units

143

107

Base Allowance per meeting

$164

$123

Scheduled 5 meetings per year

$820

$615

 

Local Authority Allowances 2018-19

Local Authority Allowances are established by the Minister for Local Government.  On the 29 January 2016, the Minister set the allowances for Local Authorities based on revenue units as follows:

  • Chair, if eligible, 143 revenue units
  • other eligible members 107 revenue units.

The Department of Treasury and Finance has established the revenue unit for the period 1 July 2017 - 30 June 2018 at $1.15 per unit (rounded to the nearest dollar).

Allowance

Local Authority 
Chairperson

Local Authority 
Members

Revenue Units

143

107

Base Allowance per meeting

$164

$123

Scheduled 5 meetings per year

$820

$615

 

Local Authority Allowances 2018-19

Local Authority Allowances are established by the Minister for Local Government.  On the 29 January 2016, the Minister set the allowances for Local Authorities based on revenue units as follows:

  • Chair, if eligible, 143 revenue units
  • other eligible members 107 revenue units.

The Department of Treasury and Finance has established the revenue unit for the period 1 July 2018 - 30 June 2019 at $1.18 per unit (rounded to the nearest dollar).

Allowance

Local Authority 
Chairperson

Local Authority 
Members

Revenue Units

143

107

Base Allowance per meeting

$168

$126

Scheduled 5 meetings per year

$840

$630