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Meet Your Council

The Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council aims to improve the quality of life in the community through coordinated, sustainable and equitable delivery of services that focus on local priorities.

The Council administers the area bounded to the north by the Cook Shire and to the south by Douglas Shire. The Council is responsible for providing essential services, infrastructure and housing to the local community. Councillors are also committed to ensuring that all other services such as health, education, law and order, land management, employment and training are accessible to the whole community.

Councillors and portfolios

Mayor D Tayley

Mayor Desmond Tayley

Portfolio:Governance and Finance

Elected:April 2016

Mayor Desmond Tayley is a traditional owner of Yalanji (Dawnvale and Wujal Wujal). His personal mission is to enhance the wellbeing of individuals through improvements to the community as a whole.

He is a member of the Far North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils, Far North Queensland Regional Transport Group, and the Internal Audit Committee. He is on the Board of the Remote Job and Communities Program and is also on the all-indigenous UMI Arts Board of Directors which develops arts programmes for indigenous communities.

Mayor Tayley chairs all internal Council reference committees and also the Local Disaster Management Group, Technical Working Group meetings, Bama Wujal Wujal Warra Advisory Committee, Wujal Wujal Community Safety Committee and the Wujal Wujal Arts and Cultural Centre Policy Advisory Committee.


Deputy Mayor R Bloomfield

Deputy Mayor Councillor Robert Bloomfield

Portfolio:TBC

Elected:April 2016

Councillor Robert Bloomfield is a traditional owner from the Yalanji Tribe of Wujal Wujal. As well as his council duties, he holds a Rugby League Coaching ticket and is involved in supporting and inspiring the young people in Wujal Wujal to achieve through sports.


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Councillor Bradley Creek

Portfolio:TBC

Elected:April 2016

Councillor Bradley Creek was raised in Wujal Wujal and is a traditional owner of Kuku Jalunji (the area near the mouth of the Bloomfield River up to Mount Amos). He is a traditional owner from the Ngungkal clan which covers Shipton Flats through to Black Mountain.

Councillor Creeks works for Jabalbina Yalanji Aboriginal Corporation as a team leader for the Ngungkal Ranger Base, providing work and personal and professional development opportunities on country for local people. In his spare time he is lead guitarist for local Wujal band, the Dalkans.


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Councillor Vincent Tayley

Portfolio:TBC

Elected:Nominated March 2015; re-elected March 2016

Councillor Tayley was raised in Wujal Wujal and is a traditional owner of Yalanji which covers the areas from Daintree to Anhem River Bridge near Cooktown. He works for Jabalbina Yalanji Aboriginal Corporation as a Ranger based in Ayton, 5km from Wujal Wujal.


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Councillor Reagan Kulka

Portfolio:TBC

Elected:Nominated March 2015; re-elected March 2016

Councillor Kulka has lived in Wujal Wujal all his life.



Other Council Staff

Chief Executive Officer: Eileen Deemal-Hall (07) 4083 9100
Personal Assistant to the Mayor and CEO: (07) 4083 9108
Governance and Finance, Acting Finance Manager: (07) 4083 9104
Acting Finance Analyst: (07) 4083 9105

Finance Unit

Office Coordinator: (07) 4083 9106 
Payroll: (07) 4083 9107
Banking: (07) 4083 9114

Records Management

Records Management Officer: (07) 4083 9113 
Finance Trainee: (07) 4083 9100

Works and Services 

Director: (07) 4083 9122
Coordinator Waste, Water and IT: (07) 4060 8030
Animal Management Officer: (07) 4083 9119
Environmental Health Officer: (07) 4083 9119

Building Services

Coordinator Building Services: (07) 4083 9117
Housing Administration Support: (07) 4083 9120 / (07) 4083 9102

Economic and Community Development

Director: (07) 4083 9111

Community Care Programs

Coordinator: (07) 4083 9126 
Kindergarten Centre Coordinator: (07) 4060 8289 

Indigenous Knowledge Centre

Coordinator: (07) 4060 8094 

Bana Yirriji Centre

Coordinator: (07) 4060 8333  

Post Office / Commonwealth Bank: (07) 4083 9115

Centrelink: (07) 4060 8032

Cultural Engagement Unit

Superintendent: (07) 4083 9100