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Town of Alice Springs

Coordinates: 23°42′07″S 133°52′57″E / 23.701942°S 133.882377°E / -23.701942; 133.882377

Town of Alice Springs
Northern Territory
Location of Alice Springs Town Council
Population 27,877(2009)[1]
Established 1971
Area 410.00 km2 (158.3 sq mi)
Mayor Damien Ryan
Council seat Alice Springs
Region Alice Springs Region
Territory electorate(s) Araluen, Braitling, Greatorex
Federal Division(s) Lingiari
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The Town of Alice Springs is a local government area in the Northern Territory. On 1 July 1971, Alice Springs was gazetted as a Municipality with the town council elected on 25 July 1971.[2] It is situated 1,498 kilometres (931 mi) south of the Darwin. The council governs an area of 410.0 square kilometres (158.3 sq mi) and has a population of 23,893 as of the 2006 census.[3][4]

History

The Town of Alice Springs is an established residential township with a commercial area and rural areas on the outskirts of the town. The original inhabitants of the town were the Arrernte Aboriginal people. European settlement of the area dates from 1862.

The current mayor of the Alice Springs Town Council Town Council is Damien Ryan. The council also contains seven aldermen.[5]

Current councillors

Councillors Notes
Damien Ryan Mayor[5]
Geoffrey Booth
Steve Brown
Dave Douglas
Brendan Heenan
Jade Kudrenko
Liz Martin
Eli Melky
Chansey Paech

Suburbs

References

External links

  • Alice Springs Town Council
  • Alice Springs History
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