The community is located approximately 560 kms south west of Katherine, on the northern edge of the Tanami Desert and the eastern side of Hooker Creek. Access is via the sealed Buntine Highway and then via 100kms of unsealed road. Access can also be made from Alice Springs utilising the Tanami Road, which is unsealed and often in poor repair. By road the travel time is 6 hours drive to Katherine.
For more information on Lajamanu's Local Implementation Plan please follow this link the FaHCSIA website.
Council's activities in Lajamanu:
No. Staff: 29 people (79% Indigenous)
Local Authority: Robert Japaljarri (Chairperson), Joe Marshall (Deputy Chair), Andrew Johnson, Doris Lewis, Sheree Anderson, Elizabeth Ross, Tracie Patrick, Josias Dixon, Jenny Johnson.
Ward Councillors: Cr William Johnson, Cr Norbert Patrick.
Community Achievements (2015/2016):
- Upgrade to the cemetery including expansion of the burial area, new fencing, new seating and a new shade shelter
- Completion of the roll out of rubbish bin holders to all households by CDP participants
- Unauthorised waste removed from Duck Ponds Road
- New land fill pit excavated
- Memorial Park upgrade with shade structure, bollards and trees
- Holy Ground Park upgraded with new shade structure, playground equipment and landscaping
- New change room, toilets, boundary fence and new lighting system installed at the football oval facilitating night games
- Demolition of old change rooms at sports precinct
- Replacement of the roof at the Aged Care facility
- Community Safety Patrol teams praised in the media by Lajamanu’s Acting Sargent in relation to their exemplary work
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