By Election called for Gumurr Miwatj Ward

By Election called for Gumurr Miwatj Ward

The Northern Territory Electoral Commission has released the timetable for the upcoming Gumurr Miwatj Ward By Election , required to fill the vacancies left by Cr Wunungmurra and Cr B Mununggurr. This Ward takes in residents of Yirrkala, Gunyangara and Wallaby Beach areas as well as outlaying homelands and outstations within the Local Governing Area.

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Draft Council Plan Open for Comment

Now is your chance to have a say on the 2016-2017 Council Plan & Budget!

On the 25 May 2016, Council approved the Draft 2016/17 Council Plan & Budget at the Ordinary Council Meeting. The 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.

The Council Plan & Budget will be open for your comment until 30 June 2016. We look forward to hearing from you! To view the 2016-2017 Council Plan & Budget click here.


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

[p] PO Box 1060 Nhulunbuy, NT 0881

2016 - 2020 Learning Strategy Launched

East Arnhem Regional Council today launched the 2016 - 2020 Learning Strategy, reflecting Council’s strong commitment to the ongoing skills development of its workforce and to providing career pathways for its employees.

Also announced was an exciting new working partnership with not-for-profit social enterprise, Infoxchange, in an effort to improve digital literacy of Indigenous people and enable increased access to education and training.

The four year strategy focuses on developing a highly skilled Council workforce, preparing people for employment and future careers with Council and the development of communities and businesses across East Arnhem Land.

The Strategy outlines a series key targets to be achieved by 2020 including:

  • Employ more than 70% Indigenous people
  • Provide training for 100% of employees every year
  • Provide opportunity to develop the internet skills of 1000 Indigenous people
  • Assist 10% Indigenous businesses to develop their online business
  • Facilitate broadband Internet connectivity for all EARC communities and provide individual connections for 1000 Indigenous people

Today's event took place in East Arnhem's beautiful coastal community of Yirrkala, with a bunggul conducted by Rirratjingu TOs, followed by the official launch and signing of the partnership agreement at the Buku-Larrngay Mulka Art Centre. View the Strategy here.