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Victoria Daly Shire

Category: Organisation
Date: 1 July 2008
Sub Category:Local Government
Location:Victoria Daly Shire, Northern Territory, Australia
Subject Matter:Local Government
URL: http://www.victoriadaly.nt.gov.au/
Summary Information:
The Victoria Daly Shire was established 1st July 2008 as part of the large scale amalgamation process of particularly community government councils in the Northern Territory. The existing community government councils were absorbed by eight new shire councils (Edgar, 247). The previous communities government councils of Daguragu, Pine Creek, Timber Creek, Nganmarriyanga, Thamarrurr, Walangeri Ngumpinku, Peppimenarti and Nauiyu Nambiyu were all amalgamated with the Victoria Daly Shire.
Detailed Information:
The Shire consists of 12 elected Councillors exercising local government functions over 168,277 square kilometres of land. It comprises eight communities to the north-west of the Katherine region in the Northern Territory. These communities include Timber Creek, Yarrlin, Pigeon Hole and Kalkarindji/Daguragu in the west, and Pine Creek, Daly River, Peppimenarti, Palumpa and Wadeye in the north.

The Shire is one of six partners involved in the Tanami Regional Partnership Agreement (RPA), which is intended to provide improved education, training and employment opportunities to the Warlpiri people of the Tanami Desert region.

Related Entries

Agreement
  • Tanami Regional Partnership Agreement (RPA) - Signatory
  • Organisation
  • Thamarrurr Regional Council
  • Nauiyu Nambiyu Community Government Council
  • Daguragu Community Government Council
  • Legislation
  • Local Government Act 2008 (NT)
  • People
  • Daguragu and Kalkaringi Indigenous Communities
  • Peppimenarti Indigenous Community - Previous
  • Nauiyu Nambiyu Indigenous Community

  • References

    General Reference
    Victoria Daly Shire (2009) Website
    Daniel Edgar (2008) The Indigenous Right to Self-Determination and the State

    Glossary

    Local Government | Regional Partnership Agreement (RPA) (Australia)

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