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To drive to the community from Alice Springs, travel 70 Kilometres (km) north along the Stuart Highway; turn right along the Plenty Highway for 90 km and then turn left 20 km past Gemtree and continue for 28 km on unsealed road to the community.

Engawala has a women's centre, childcare, school and remote health clinic as well as a Shire office.  See also DLGH Bustel site.

Council's activities in Engawala:

No. Staff: 18 people (83% Indigenous)

Local Authority: Elizabeth Dixon, Dianne Dixon, Kathy Inkamala (Deputy Chairperson), Joy Turner, Janet Tilmouth, Rachel Tilmouth.

Ward Councillors: Cr Adrian Dixon (CDRC President), Cr James Glenn, Cr David McCormack, Cr Audrey Inkamala (LAC Chairperson)

Community Achievements (2015/2016):

  • Construction of a 5x9m outdoor cinema screen with seating
  • Construction of a beach volleyball court
  • Erection of a dog compound to assist with dog management
  • Windbreak planted
  • Bush tucker mural painted by local women on the façade of the Women’s Centre
  • Removal of car bodies from Mulga Bore outstation
  • The local Engawala School Nutrition team prepared and provided 1,479 breakfasts, 4,439 lunches and 8,879 snacks, totalling 14,796 healthy meals for students attending school throughout the year
  • Commencement of a major upgrade to the two bathrooms, storage room and external laundry at the Aged Care facility
  • Construction of a two bedroom property facilitating a dedicated house for the Council Services Manager
  • Upgrade of the Aged Care facility to meet Environmental Health standards including enclosure of the rear verandah, upgrading the bathroom to wheelchair accessible and installation of washing machines and dryers
  • New Lockable chemical storage constructed in the Women’s Centre

Phone (08) 8956 9989
Fax (08) 8956 9976