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To build a healthy and safe community, with strong economic opportunities and wellbeing services, through innovation and collaboration.

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Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council

Kowanyama means “place of many waters” in the Yir Yoront language. The community includes the Kokoberra, Yir Yoront [or Kokomenjen] and Kunjen clans, who each have language and other cultural differences.

Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire consists of beautiful and unique wetlands and delta mangroves in the north, extending to forest country of the central peninsula.

Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire is administered by the Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council in accordance with the Local Government Act 2009. Council has an elected Mayor and Councillors who work closely with an Executive Team to deliver services to the community.

Place of many waters.

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Community Update: Wet Season Parcels

Community Update: Wet Season Parcels

As we approach the Wet Season and impending road closures, the Kowanyama Post Office would like to provide an update to our community members. Large and heavy boxes, currently arriving weekly via Tuxworth & Woods Carriers, will cease delivery after the last truck....

Government Grant Boosts Early Childhood Education in Kowanyama

Government Grant Boosts Early Childhood Education in Kowanyama

Families in Kowanyama have every reason to celebrate as the Albanese Government extends early childhood education and care services in the region. The Hon Dr Anne Aly MP, Minister for Early Childhood Education, delivered this promising news on Friday, November 3. Ani...

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