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Lajamanu

Lajamanu

The community is located approximately 560 kms south west of Katherine, on the northern edge of the Tanami Desert and the eastern side of Hooker Creek. Access is via the sealed Buntine Highway and then via 100kms of unsealed road. Access can also be made from Alice Springs utilising the Tanami Road, which is unsealed and often in poor repair. By road the travel time is 6 hours drive to Katherine.

Visiting

The Northern Territory Government has put together resources to help your visit to community be successful.  Please have a look at the Remote Engagement and Coordination Strategy and Toolkit available from bushready.nt.gov.au or bushtel.nt.gov.au

You can also go onto to our Visiting Communities page.

Community Plan

You can view the communiy's plan at Lajamanu Community Plan.

Council Presence in Lajamanu

No. Staff: 21 people (86% Indigenous)

Local Authority: Cr Robert George (Chair), Sheree Anderson (Deputy Chair), Jenny Johnson, Andrew Johnson, Maxie Gordon and Lindon Gordon .

Ward Councillors: Cr Robert George, Cr Joe Marshall

Community Projects (2019/2020)

  • Relocated softball oval
  • Purchased two 2000L potable water trailers for use at community events
  • Cleaning package and gardening package for each household
  • In progress – playground equipment for football oval, additional shade structures and landscaping.

Contacts

Phone (08) 8974 5500
Fax (08) 8974 5501
lajamanu@centraldesert.nt.gov.au