President's Message

 
 

 

Welcome to the Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku's website. The Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku is a unique remote local government in that it's community of interest is contained within the traditional lands of the Ngaanyatjarra people of the Central Desert of Western Australia. The 99-year leases held by the Ngaanyatjarra Land Council on behalf of the traditional owners also form the boundaries of the Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku.

The region it serves is diverse in natural beauty, from the magnificent Rawlinson Ranges to the red sandy plains of the Gibson Desert. The Ngaanyatjarraku Shire is heavily influenced by the predominant culture of the Ngaanyatjarra people and traditional law and custom are very present in daily life. 

Ngaanyatjarra is the first language of most electors. We hope this site will assist users seeking information on our region and reflect the special Ngaanyatjarra character of our Local Government. 

John Damian McLean JP
SHIRE PRESIDENT