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

West Arnhem airstrip upgrades

Three communities in West Arnhem are set to receive essential upgrades to the airstrips as part of Round 4 of the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Programme. Warruwi, Minjilang and Jabiru will be receiving upgrades as part of the Commonwealth Government’s program to improve access to services... Read More

Jabiru Childcare Centre focuses on sustainability

Jabiru Childcare is making an effort to become a more sustainable centre, and to start, have purchased three Surface Pros which will be used for multiple purposes at the centre. After introducing iCheck-in this year and using the Surface Pros, parents can log-in when they... Read More

Young role model makes finals in NT Young Achiever Awards

Maningrida’s very own Philamena McKenzie (pictured) has been announced as a finalist in the 2017 Northern Territory Young Achiever Awards. Nominated for the Glencore McArthur River Mining Regional and Rural Initiative Award, Philamena is an inspiring role model within the Maningrida community who has made... Read More

Rain brings Kakadu National Park alive

The recent rainfall has filled the local rivers and creeks with Nourlangie ‘three bridges’ on the Kakadu Highway flooding over the road for the first time in a long while. This rain has also got the fish moving with a huge number of fishermen trying... Read More

Mosquito breeding surveys planned for Jabiru

Northern Territory Department of Health Medical Entomology plans to carry out an annual mosquito breeding survey of Jabiru, to confirm the absence of the exotic dengue mosquito Aedes aegypti next month. Two officers from Medical Entomology will visit Jabiru to carry out an inspection of... Read More

Delivering life saving skills in Maningrida

Swimming NT and Sport and Recreation teamed up to deliver vital lifeguard training in Maningrida last week. Eight participants took part in the course delivered by Mark Walker, a veteran of aquatics who has spent a lot of time running training programs across West Arnhem... Read More