Territory Stories

Annual Report 2009 - 2010



Annual Report 2009 - 2010

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East Arnhem Shire Council


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East Arnhem Region -- Politics and government -- Northern Territory -- Periodical

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East Arnhem Shire Council

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EAST ARNHEM SHIRE IS THE FOCUS OF REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT with seven Territory Growth Towns - of which six are also Federal priority communities - the Shire is set to play a pivotal role as the interface between Northern Territory & Federal Government initiatives and the priority needs of the people of the Shire. EAST ARNHEM IS A CENTRE FOR ABORIGINAL ARTS & CULTURE recognised worldwide as the wellspring of bark painting and the iconic idaki or didgeridoo. EAST ARNHEM IS A LEADER IN MINERAL RESOURCES centred upon Rio Tintos bauxite deposit at Nhulunbuy and the BHP Billiton GEMCO manganese mine on Groote Eylandt one of the worlds largest - the Shire is highly prospective and as access infrastructure improves, so will the viability of new mining ventures and employment opportunities. THE SHIRES CORE VALUES ARE RESPECT, PROFESSIONALISM, RESULTS, INTEGRITY, INNOVATION AND ENGAGEMENT to achieve cohesive and community focussed outcomes through a strategic approach, articulating a range of policies and guidelines. THE SHIRES OBJECTIVE IS A STRONG, RELIABLE AND RESPONSIBLE SHIRE COUNCIL that will support the people of East Arnhem, by providing high quality services that lead to community, cultural, economic and environmental wellbeing. Shire publications, including Annual Reports, are available on the Shire website www.EastArnhem.net.au Front cover images include the island near Bawaka, at the mouth of Port Bradshaw. Against the background of the 1623 chart of the voyage of the Dutch vessel The Arnhem - Shire President Banambi Wunungmurra presents a copy of Remote & Wild (by Richard & Carolyn Green) to the Dutch Ambassador, Willem Andreae, in commemoration of the re-discovery of the lost chart and the re-kindling of the relationship between the peoples of Arnhem Land and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, that will warm in the coming years. The Shire logo was created by Sheridith Manggurra of Groote Eylandt with the help of her grandmother Rosalind Lalara. It was the winning design in the Shire Council Logo Competition.

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