East Arnhem Regional Council communities will continue to see strong benefits through the Federal Government’s Indigenous Advancement Strategy funding,with Council recently signing off on a 3 year, $12.8mil grant. Funding under this grant will support the ongoing delivery of our essential programs in Youth, Sport and Recreation, remote indigenous broadcasting, and the Night Patrol service. As part of the wider agreement, Council was also successful in securing funding for the installation of community announcement systems in three East Arnhem communities.
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.