Welcome

West Arnhem Regional Council’s borders encompass some 50,000 square kilometres of spectacular outback landscape at the very top of the Top End. The jewel in our crown, the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, sets us apart as one of the most culturally important and environmentally significant corners of the Northern Territory. From remote islands and pristine beaches, to the vast floodplains and dramatic escarpments, our towns, communities and outstations are as diverse as the country around them.

Welcome

West Arnhem Regional Council’s borders encompass some 50,000 square kilometres of spectacular outback landscape at the very top of the Top End. The jewel in our crown, the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, sets us apart as one of the most culturally important and environmentally significant corners of the Northern Territory. From remote islands and pristine beaches, to the vast floodplains and dramatic escarpments, our towns, communities and outstations are as diverse as the country around them.

News

Djelk internship creating young rangers

Six senior secondary students from Maningrida School have just commenced their paid internship with the Djelk Ranger unit. The Maningrida School Djelk Ranger Internship program provides the opportunity for Learning on Country (LoC) participants to transition from school into the Ranger work-force. The interns, Zenayha... Read More

ERA raises interest in science careers

Members of the Energy Resources of Australia Ranger Mine Women’s Network visited the West Arnhem Girls Academy at Jabiru Area School to raise awareness and interest in science careers on February 15. The event was held to celebrate International Day of Girls and Women in... Read More

Kakadu is an award winning attraction

Kakadu National Park has been recognised on the national stage after taking out silver at the 2016 Qantas Australia Tourism Awards for major tourist attraction on Friday, February 24. Five senior Bininj/Mungguy traditional owners from Kakadu represented the park at the awards which recognise the... Read More

Language behind new signage

The Bininj Kunwok Language Project reference group joined up with the Bininj members of Kakadu National Park Board of Management at Bowali in Jabiru to discuss spelling on new place name signage in the Park recently. Language workers Andrew Manakgu, Rev. Lois Nadjamerrek, Donna Nadjamerrek,... Read More

Minjilang Recreation Hall upgrades

Thanks to funding NT Department of Tourism and Culture (Sport & Recreation Development Division), Minjilang will receive repairs and upgrades to its recreation hall. West Arnhem Regional Council (WARC) installed new water bubblers, bench seating, lights and industrial fans. A new deep freezer and paint... Read More

Communities help clean up West Arnhem

Jabiru, Maningrida and Warruwi communities did their bit to help the environment by participating in Clean Up Australia Day this month. In Warruwi, West Arnhem Regional Council Services Manager Kupa Teao said overall it was a great day in the community which was followed by... Read More