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Atitjere in the Spotlight

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The Atitjere community is located 215 km from Alice Springs along the Plenty Highway.  Nestled at the base of the Harts Ranges, Atitjere is home to some 460 people. Atitjere has the following services:

* School and crèche    
* Aged Care Service    
* Police station    
* Remote Health clinic    
* Central Land Council office    
* Regional Council office    
* Shop (including fuel)    
* Takeaway food    

Council's activities in Atitjere:

No. Staff: 18 people (84% Indigenous)

Local Authority: Anthony Petrick (Chairperson), Benjamin A.J. Pope (Deputy Chairperson), Peppi Drover, Barbara Petrick, Edward Duffill, Joseph Webb, and Raymond Webb.

Ward Councillors: Cr Louis Schaber, Cr Liz Bird.

Community Achievements (2014/2015):

  • Trees planted along main entry road
  • Oval reshaped and drainage completed
  • New goal posts installed to football oval, scoreboard purchased
  • Landfill upgrade completed
  • Traffic control bollards installed
  • Lighting installed to Sports & Rec park
  • Council office landscaping and flagpoles completed
  • Depot shed refurbishment completed
  • New Early Childhood facility grand opening on 8th April 2015. The early childhood team packed up, moved and set up the new facility. Running the service with an record average attendance of 11.7 children per day and 5.6 family member volunteering at the program each day (June 2015).
  • Three Early childhood staff members graduated from Certificate III in Children Services.

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