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Tuesday
Jan132015

PASSING OF GAPUWIYAK LOCAL AUTHORITY MEMBER

It is with deep remorse that East Arnhem Regional Councillors and staff pay tribute to Gapuwiyak Local Authority Member, Mr Marrkula, and extend their sympathies to his family and people on his passing on 3 January 2015.

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Sunday
Jan042015

2015 Council Meeting dates confirmed

Councillors approved the following 2015 East Arnhem Regional Council 'Ordinary' Meeting dates at the 26 November 2014 Council Meeting:

  • 28 January - Nhulunbuy Council Chambers
  • 25 March - Gunyangara/Yirrkala Council Chambers
  • 27 May - Nhulunbuy Council Chambers
  • 28 May - Special Meeting 2015-16 Shire Plan & Budget
  • 22 July - Gapuwiyak Council Chambers
  • 23 September - Angurugu Council Chambers
  • 25 November - Nhulunbuy Council Chambers 

You can learn more about EARC Council and Other Meetings here or view agendas and minutes as they become available on the 2015 Council Meetings page.

Sunday
Oct262014

EAST ARNHEM SUCCESS AT 2014 TERRITORY TIDY TOWN AWARDS

 

East Arnhem Regional Council's committment to improving our waste management processes and environmental policies have been recognised at the 2014 Territory Town Awards in Darwin on Friday.

After a successful outing in 2013, East Arnhem was again rewarded for our work winning the following awards:

  • Energy Conservation Award
  • Water Conservation Award
  • Environmental Innovation Award - Richard Fitowski

Yirrkala Council Services Manager, Richard Fitowski, has spent the past six months researching and encouraging the use of biodegradeable 'Biopak' products in community, including cups, plates, and cutlery, with support of Keep Australia Beautiful NT. The case study is progressing well, with research into the effectiveness and breakdown of the packaging ongoing, and has proved so successful it is now being rolled out in Galwin'ku. Congratulations Richard for your continued work in this initiative.

The small East Arnhem community of Gunyangara was recognised for the second year in a row for their oustanding work in keeping community tidy - awarded the Small Community Award. Accepting the award on behalf of the community, Gunyangara has been busy this year working on all aspects of keeping their town tidy, with special emphasis placed on litter cotrol, resource recovery and importantly, community participation. Gunyangara 'Do The Right Thing' signage has been erected around the community to remind residents of their responsibility in keeping Gunyangara clean.

With the Community surrounded by the ocean, litter making its way in to the water is a major problem, and along with the litter washing in from Indonesia, and deadly ghost nets, the work being undertaken to keep our community clean is essential to improving and maintaining our ocean's health.

Gunyangara's ongoing committment to rubbish removal and conservation is something everyone at East Arnhem is proud of and looks to as a leader. An award thoroughly deserved - congratulations!