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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) (see below)
  • 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.

A Nomination form can be found here: Nomination Form

Deputation Request form can be found here: Deputation Request form.

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

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 follow this link:  LA Meetings.

Atitjere

Chair: Anthony Petrick
Deputy Chair: Kylie Edwards
Members: Irene Reiff, Barbara Petrick, Robin Bloomfield, Bradley Bretherton
Ward Councillors:  Cr William Liddle

Engawala

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

Lajamanu

Chair: Robert George
Deputy Chair: Sheree Anderson
Members: Doris Lewis, Jenny Johnson, Elizabeth Ross, Andrew Johnson, Mike Doolan.
Ward Councillors:  Cr Robert George, Cr Joe Marshall.

Laramba

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

Nyirripi

Chair: Lance Turner
Deputy Chair: Ben Gallagher
Members: Alastair Turner, Judith Martin, Leston Spencer, Christine Ellis, Desmond Williams, Kenneth Martin
Ward Councillors: Cr April Martin, Cr Warren Williams, Cr Freddy Williams, Cr Jacob Spencer.

Anmatjere (previously Ti Tree)

Chair: Cr James Glenn
Deputy Chair: William Lane
Members: Dean Pepperill, Trevor Cook, Mark Pepperill, April Campbell, Betty Carter, Gerry Price.
Ward Councillors: Cr Adrian Dixon, Cr Audrey Inkamala, Cr David McCormack, Cr James Glen.

Willowra

Chair: Harold Ross
Deputy Chair: Kathy 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.

Yuelamu

Chair: Cliffy Tommy
Deputy Chair: Vacant
Members: Billy Stafford, Mack Murphy,  Linda Marshall, Melissa Morton, Norman Hagen.

Ward Councillors: Cr 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.


 

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

 

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