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 ChairPeppi Drover
Members: Barbara Petrick, Edward Duffill, Joseph Webb, Raymond Webb, one vacancy
Ward Councillors: Cr Liz Bird, Cr Sandra Peckham, Cr Adrian Dixon

Engawala

Chair: Audrey Inkamala
Deputy Chair: Sarah Williams
Members: Dianne Dixon, Elizabeth Dixon, Margo Nott, Mary Tilmouth, Maryanne Tilmouth
Ward Councillors: Cr Adrian Dixon, Cr Benedy Bird, Cr James Glenn, Cr Marlene Tilmouth
 

Lajamanu

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

Laramba

Chair: Irene Floyd
Deputy Chair: Adrian Dixon
Members: Caroline Stafford, Debbie Williams, Huckitta Lynch, Peter Stafford, Ron Hagan, Billy Briscoe.
Ward Councillors: Cr Adrian Dixon, Cr Benedy Bird, Cr James Glenn, Cr Marlene Tilmouth

Nyirripi

Chair: Ben Gallagher
Deputy Chair:  Lance Turner
Members: Alice Henwood, Duncan Jangala, Christine Curtis, Kathy Satour, Lee Wayne.
Ward Councillors: Cr April Martin, Cr Cecilia Alfonso, Cr Georgina Wilson, Cr Jacob Spencer, Cr Adrian Dixon

Anmatjere (previously Ti Tree)

Chair: Dean Pepperill
Deputy Chair: Rodney Baird
Members: April Campbell, Betty Carter, Hannes Rosslee, Harry More, Mark Pepperill, Trevor Cook, and one vacancy.
Ward Councillors: Cr Adrian Dixon, Cr Benedy Bird, Cr James Glenn, Cr Marlene Tilmouth

Willowra

Chair: Harold Ross
Deputy Chair: Kathy Walker
Members: Freddy Williams, Jeannie Presley, Justin Forrest, Justina Forrest, Lillian Long

Ward Councillors: Cr April Martin, Cr Cecilia Alfonso, Cr Georgina Wilson, Cr Jacob Spencer, Cr Adrian Dixon

Yuelamu

Chair: David McCormack 
Deputy Chair: David Stafford 
Members: Billy Stafford, Cliffy Tommy, Mack Murphy, Norman Hagan and Noel Kunoth.
Ward Councillors: Cr Adrian Dixon, Cr Benedy Bird, Cr James Glenn, Cr Marlene Tilmouth

Yuendumu

Chair:  Jimmy Langdon
Deputy Chair:  Cr Cecilia Alfonso
Members: Ormay Gallagher, Brian Wilson, Dianne Martin, Francis Kelly, Francis Penhall, Jennifer Wendy Baarda, Robert Robertson, Otto Sims and one vacancy.

Ward Councillors: Cr April Martin, Cr Cecilia Alfonso, Cr Georgina Wilson, Cr Jacob Spencer, Cr Adrian Dixon.

 

Local Authority Allowances

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

 

Yuelamu / Lajamanu / Yuendumu Local Authorities Membership Nomination Openings

Vacant LA position in Yuelamu, Lajamanu and Yuendumu

Nominations for the vacant position on the Yuelamu, Lajamanu and Yuendumu Local Authorities are open from 18 October - 14 November 2016. If you require more information please contact the Community Services Managers:

Yuelamu: Julie Sheehan on 8956 4016

Lajamanu: Tim Parslow on 8975 0886

Yuendumu: Phil Littler on 8956 4038 

 

Local Authorities

Local authority members will be a link between their community and the Central Desert Regional Council. Community members and anyone living in or around the community can nominate to be a local authority member. 

Local authorities are an opportunity to establish a good group of people to speak up for their community. 

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 authority members are:

  • Required under legislation with compliance guidelines on their functions
  • Will receive a meeting allowance
  • Will make recommendations to Council about money spent in their community. Council will decide on how money is spent.
  • Minimum of four meetings per year.

Nominations for the vacant Local Authority position will be open for 28 days. Please see the Council Services Manager for more information or nomination forms.

Yuendumu Local Authorities Membership Nomination Openings

Vacant LA position in Yuendumu

Nominations for the recent vancant position for the Yuendumu Local Authorities is open from 26 October - 22 November 2016. If you require more information please contact the Community Services Manager, Phil Littler on 8956 4038.

Local Authorities

Local authority members will be a link between their community and the Central Desert Regional Council. Community members and anyone living in or around the community can nominate to be a local authority member. 

Local authorities are an opportunity to establish a good group of people to speak up for their community. 

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 authority members are:

  • Required under legislation with compliance guidelines on their functions
  • Will receive a meeting allowance
  • Will make recommendations to Council about money spent in their community. Council will decide on how money is spent.
  • Minimum of four meetings per year.

Nominations for the vacant Local Authority position will be open for 28 days. Please see the Council Services Manager for more information or nomination forms.