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It is with deep remorse that East Arnhem Regional Councillors and staff pay tribute to former Northern Land Council Chairman, Mr Wunungmurra and extend our sympathies to his brother, East Arnhem Regional Council President Mr Banambi Wunungmurra and his family.

A signatory to the 1963 Yirrkala Bark Petitions, Mr Wunungmurra was a senior Aboriginal leader, respected throughout Australia.

Decades of tireless work championing Aboriginal rights was recognised recently, honored at Garma Festival as a Yolngu Hero.

While his gentle nature, love of education and advocacy for indigenous rights leaves a legacy that will be profoundly missed, he has paved the way for the next generation to follow.

Rest in peace brother, friend and family member.

As a mark of respect, East Arnhem Regional Council Headquarters in Nhulunbuy and the Yirrkala and Gunyangara Council Offices will be closed from 8am Tuesday 11 August, reopening 8am Thursday 13 August.




Now is your chance to have a say on the 2015-2016 Council Plan & Budget!

The Council Plan provides direction to Council, staff, community members and other stakeholders on the ongoing development of East Arnhem Regional Council and its communities.

It talks about all of Council’s services and programs and how the budget will be allocated for the next financial year.

You can let us know what you think by email, mail or have a chat to your local Councillor or Local Authority members.

The Draft 2015/2016 Council Plan & Budget will be open for your comment until 30 June 2015. We look forward to hearing from you!

To view the 2015-2016 Council Plan & Budget click here.


On your marks...set....GOOOOOOOOO in Gapuwiyak

You know how the story goes - one service provider said they were fast, the next said prove it Game On. This now annual Service Provider Relay Race is held every year at the school sports day.

The 2015 race was filled with controversy. Allegations of the Police not swapping the batten at the line ( we have photo evidence to support the accusations), and the MEP buffalo boys trying to run the race with an Olympic torch inspired batten (a buffalo horn with fire in the end) which inevitably resulted in a small fire in their lane which had to extinguished.

Who wins is irrelevant, its all about which team had the most spiritnaturally this was the EARC team - so in essence we won (regardless of official race results placing us second last).

Your EARC 2015 Relay Team was.drumrollChris Too Quick Moylan, James The Wind Wunungumurra, Lightning Raynburr Wanambi, and Off the Mark Dhamarrandji.