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Jason Holt has recently taken up his new position as Director of Community Services. His areas of responsibility include Childcare, HACC/Community Home Help, Community Events, Community Engagement, Community Support, Indigenous Knowledge Centre and Library, Recreation & Leisure, Youth, Sporting Complexes, Community Police, Interagency Liaison, and Cemetery Management, Some interesting information in his bio include: * … Read More

Aurukun ANZAC Day 25 April 2014

The ANZAC Day Service commenced at 10 am in the Town Square. This year we had a Defence Force representative who gave the address.  Cpl Shaun Wilson of 51 FNQR, attended and really made Aurukun part of the rest of Australia for this special day of Remembrance. One of the Aurukun community’s young women, Topsy … Read More

Aurukun Artists meet Federal Minister for Indigenous Affairs on Badu Island

A group of Aurukun artists are on Badu Island to learn skills in metal casting. This is an exciting development in enhancing the ability and skills of our local artists in new media. The art world is already familiar with carvings from Aurukun made of traditional materials such as wood and using metal will create … Read More

Official opening of the Aurukun “Sam Kerindun Snr” Business Precinct

3 April 2014 Aurukun was very proud to announce it has officially opened a business precinct, a community-driven initiative to help build economic opportunities. The Mayor of Aurukun Shire Council, Derek Walpo said the precinct in the heart of the small town has attracted major tenants such as Rio Tinto and the Department of Public … Read More

Hello Everyone and a Special Welcome to Our Newcomers!

 Thanks everyone for attending the inaugural Welcome to Aurukun Newcomers function. There were 100 persons in attendance and a great time was had by all at the new HACC Respite Centre. Mayor Dereck Walpo welcomed all present to his community and wished everyone a pleasant and positive stay. All other Councillors Ada Woolla, Angus Kerindun, … Read More

Aurukun Clean Up Australia Day

Aurukun Clean Up Australia Day was held on Sunday, March 16, 2014. A good crowd of 30 people attended. A large amount of rubbish was collected, approx. 2 tonnes, from around the township area. Going forward, Council looks forward to reduced rubbish being left in the streets and public areas. We hope all residents will … Read More

Opal Fuel tank

Recently the Hon. Glen Elmes MP, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs, has approved one-off grant expenditure of $109,260 (GST exclusive) to Aurukun Shire Council to purchase and install a new Low Aromatic Fuel (Opal) tank in the community. DATSIMA signed an agreement with the Aurukun Shire Council on Friday, 6 … Read More

Santa made it to Aurukun

This year’s Christmas Tree was a great celebration for the Aurukun community. A jovial and enthusiastic Santa arrived in a police wagon and was greeted by a crowd of at least 400. His dancing style was to be commended.   Linda Sivyer and assistants once again excelled themselves with their arrangements. Special thanks to the … Read More

Aurukun Land Transfer Day

Media Release On 18 September 2013, Aurukun community saw a long awaited land transfer come to fruition. There were 250 people, comprising many visitors, local residents, and dignitaries in attendance. The lovely setting of the Town Square presented an optimistic and positive coming together for Aurukun people. Highlight of the day was the performance of … Read More

adoption of the aurukun shire planning scheme

PUBLIC NOTICE ADOPTION OF THE AURUKUN SHIRE PLANNING SCHEME Notice is given under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 and Statutory Guideline 02/14 that on 15 July 2014, the Aurukun Shire Council adopted the Aurukun Shire Council Planning Scheme. The Scheme is to have effect from 1 August 2014. You can view the Aurukun Shire Planning … Read More