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Meet Your Council

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.

Mayor and Councillors 'sworn in'

The newly elected Mayor and Councillors for Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council took their oaths yesterday in a dedicated Council Meeting.  A large number of family, friends and other supporters were present to witness their declarations.

The Mayor and Councillors also determined which portfolio's they would be responsible for, refer below:  

  • Mayor Alister Gibson: Governance, Finance and all other portfolios
  • Deputy Mayor Claudia Doughboy: Economic Development and Tourism
  • Councillor Robert Bloomfield: Community, Sports and Lifestyle
  • Councillor Nikita Tayley: Environment and Culture
  • Councillor Lucas Creek: Law and Order

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Councillors and portfolios

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Mayor Alister Gibson

Portfolio:Governance, Finance and all other portfolios

Elected:April 2024

Thank you for entrusting me with the great responsibility and privilege of leading you all as Mayor.

I am a proud, strong Kuku Yalanji man who grew up in this beautiful Community.

I have witnessed the progress our Community has made over the past 4 years and am looking forward to continuing that progress, making our home better than it has ever been before.

I believe my passion and devotion to the Community empowers me.

Our Community has suffered as a result of the devasting impacts of Tropical Cyclone Jasper.  I believe that with great suffering we can fuel great passion to achieve what we want to achieve.

As Wujal Bama we are strong and united. As we work together / stick together we will achieve our goals. It will not be an easy road, but it will be rewarding and we will reach the outcome we are fighting for.

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Deputy Mayor Claudia Dougboy

Portfolio:Economic Development and Tourism

Elected:April 2024

I am a proud Djuru/Djabugay, Tagalaka/Yalanji woman and have lived in Wujal Wujal for over 30 years.

I am passionate in my work endeavours.

My vision is for

  • Stronger Community Vision
  • Job opportunities for local Bama
  • Day Cay Facility in Community
  • Increased Tourism
  • Development of local businesses run by Bama

I am dedicated to a future focus for our Community.

I look forward to working passionately for our Wujal Wujal Community alongside our other Community leaders.

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Councillor Robert Bloomfield

Portfolio:Community, Sports and Lifestyle

Elected:April 2016, 2020 and April 2024

Married to Robyn and with five children Councillor Bloomfield is originally from Hopevale where he completed his schooling.

He has been a strong member of the Wujal Wujal Community and is well respected in the Community as evidenced by the fact that this is his third term as Councillor.

He is passionate about education, music (plays the guitar), sports, taking kids camping on country and hunting.

He would like to see all young people in the community undertake traineeships at the Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council. 

He wants to encourage young people to step up, to take ownership and leadership roles within the community.

Register of Interest - Annual Confirmation 2024: Councillor Robert Bloomfield

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Councillor Lucas Creek

Portfolio:Law and Order

Elected:April 2024

I am a proud descendant of the Kuku Ngunkul clan.

With my partner and two children, I have strong connections to Wujal Wujal community, where I have lived and worked since 2019.

I am very grateful to be given this opportunity to represent the Community through my role as Councillor.

Wujal Wujal is already a great place to live.

I will bring my strong work ethic, my approachability and people skills to the task of advocating for my Community to make it an even greater place.

Register of Interest: councillor Lucas Creek 2024

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Councillor Nikita Tayley

Portfolio:Environment and Culture

Elected:April 2024

I am a proud Kuku Yalanji, Guugu Yimithirr, Baba Kulu War.

I believe my passion for the Community and my great work ethic will serve the Community well.

I always follow through on the commitments I make. 

I am committed to helping our Bama improve our lifestyle, employment opportunities and keeping our Culture STRONG.

I am dedicated to creating a better future for all.  I became a Councillor so I can help drive these improvements for our people:

  • Stronger Community
  • Better quality of life
  • Bama operating their own small business
  • Stronger Community connection

Register of Interest: Councillor Nikita Tayley 2024