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Belyuen Community Government Council annual report 2018-19



Belyuen Community Government Council annual report 2018-19


Belyuen Community Government Council


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Belyuen Community Government Council Annual Report 2018-2019 12 | P a g e About Belyuen The Belyuen community is located on the eastern side of Cox Peninsula, approximately 128km by road from Darwin via the Stuart Highway and Cox Peninsula Road. Alternatively a Ferry trip from Darwin (Cullen Bay) to Mandorah Wharf takes approximately 15 minutes with a further 15 minutes road travel to Belyuen. Belyuen community is represented by seven clan groups: Emmi, Wadjiginy, Kiuk, MalakMalak, Mendtha, Marriamu and Maranunggu. The Traditional Owners for Kenbi (the land surrounding Belyuen) on the Peninsula are Larrakia. The population stays around 170-200 numbers as some families are slowly coming back to Belyuen. Belyuen has always had a transient population of individuals/families moving between Belyuen and Bagot, One Mile Dam, Minmirama, 15 Mile, and Palmerston. A lot of the current movement is around young adults going into relationships with partners from Darwin or if there has been some family unrest people will go and stay with family for a while to give that space for the conflict to settle down. People who do move into Darwin will always be considered Belyuen people because of where they have grown up. One of the challenges for the Department of Housing, Local Government and Community Development Belyuen is to identify housing for these families so they can come back to Belyuen. From Councils observation there is a need for duplex style accommodation not large 3-4 bedroom houses. There is a large number of empty bedrooms in the community houses. This means that there are many 3-4 bedroom houses that have only 1-4 people in them. One possibility is turning some of the 4 bedroom houses that are under utilized into a duplex. This would be cheaper than building new accommodation. Belyuen Community Government Council strives to: Improve the lifestyle and quality of life of the residents of Belyuen and; Involve the community in decisions that affect their lives.

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