West Daly Regional Council acknowledges the Traditional Owners and custodians of the lands on which we live and work, paying our respect to Elders past, present and in the future - Council resolution 010/2022.
The West Daly Regional Council was formed following a meeting of clan groups in the Wadeye, Peppimenarti and Palumpa region, who made it clear to the Chief Minister, the Deputy Chief Minister and the Member for Daly, in person, that they wanted a stronger voice and greater control over the delivery of services in the Wadeye, Peppimenarti and Palumpa region.
The "voice" of local communities has also been strengthened through the introduction of Local Authorities, who have a legislated role to provide input into the development of Regional Council plans and budgets, to recommend priorities for local services and infrastructure, and to review Regional Council expenditure for local areas.
The West Daly Regional Council commenced operations on 1st July, 2014. The swearing-in of members of the West Daly Regional Council was conducted in Peppimenarti on the 4th July 2014.