Peppimenarti

The Late Mayor H Wilson represented Peppimenarti and surrounding outstations - the Tyemirri Ward which has a population of approximately 220.

Glen Parker is the Council's Regional Services Manager.

The community of Peppimenarti, or 'Peppi' as it is known, is located on Tom Turner Creek approximately 320km by road south west of Darwin. The community was established in approximately 1974 with the people having called the area Peppimenarti long before European settlement of Australia.

The locality name is drawn from the Aboriginal words Peppi (rock) and menarti (large), referring to the rock formation that overlooks the community. Emu Point, an outstation, is approximately 38kms from Peppimenarti and was established not long after Peppimenarti. Many people were living in these areas before the communities were established.

There is road access to Peppimenarti seven months of the year with the remainder affected by wet season flooding and access often limited to plane.

The main language spoken in Peppimenarti is Tyemirri, with English being the second most spoken language in the area.

Living in West Daly

The new West Daly Regional Council (WDRC) covers 14,000 square kilometres and has a population of more than 3000 throughout the communities of Wadeye (Port Keats), Peppimenarti (Peppi) and Palumpa. The roads to the communities are cut by flooding...