The community is located approximately 440 km from Alice Springs by road and it takes 5 to 6 hours to drive there. There are two main routes. For the first route, travel from Alice Springs to Yuendumu via the Tanami Highway. The road is sealed for the first 190 km from the highway and the rest of the way is formed and largely gravelled with some sections not gravelled. From Yuendumu, Nyirripi is approximately 150 kilometres west-southwest. The turn off for the community is approximately 1 kilometre on the left from the Yuendumu turn off. The access road is 150 km of formed track, which is passable except in extreme wet conditions. This distance can generally be covered in about 2 hours. The second route also travels along the Tanami Highway until 23 kilometres past Tilmouth Wells roadhouse. Take the turn left on the Mt Wedge road, continue west on to Nyirripi.
Council's activities in Nyirripi:
No. Staff: 25 people (72% Indigenous)
Local Authority: Lance Turner (Chairperson), Ben Gallagher (Deputy Chairperson), Kathy Satour, Lee Wayne, Ansalem Wilson, Jeff Taylor
Ward Councillors: Cr Adrian DIxon, Cr April Martin, Cr Jacob Spencer, Cr Warren Wiliams, Cr Freddy Williams.
Community Achievements (2018/2019)
- New Aged Care Bus
- Improving bin collection service with new 240litre wheelie bins for the whole community and stencilling lot numbers onto them
- Participation in community sports weekend 2018
- Great Northern Clean up 2018
- Vet visits to care for local animals
Phone (08) 8956 8720
Fax (08) 8956 8739
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