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Council Wards

A new ward within West Arnhem Regional Council’s (WARC) boundaries will be implemented at the upcoming Local Government election in August 2021. 

In 2020, West Arnhem Regional Council requested this important change to the ward boundaries which will include the creation of a Minjilang and Warruwi Ward, and dissolving the Barrah Ward. 

On 16 December 2020, WARC was notified that the request was accepted by the Minister for Local Government through a Government Gazette notice.
This is an important change for the people of West Arnhem which will ensure there will be adequate representation of the Minjilang and Warruwi communities with fair and reasonable representation of the electors going forward.

This change of the constitutional arrangements has come about following a review of the ward boundaries conducted earlier this year by West Arnhem Regional Council. This involved consultation and a questionnaire which sought to determine the opinions of local people within the communities.

At the upcoming election, electors will appoint one local Elected Member from Warruwi and one for Minjilang.