Watarru

Watarru is a small community on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands (APY Lands).

The population of Watarru fluctuates. On average, less than 40 people live there.

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Program 270: APY Elections Update

In this week’s program, we focus on the upcoming elections for the APY Executive Board which will be held on 5th April this year. We talk with the Deputy Electoral Commissioner of the Electoral Commission of South Australia, Mr David Gully... read on

Update on APY Executive Elections

In this week’s interview, we focus on the upcoming elections for the APY Executive Board which will be held on 5th April this year. We talk with the Deputy Electoral Commissioner of the Electoral Commission... read on

One quarter of SA’s tiniest schools on Anangu lands

At the start of this year, a dozen SA Government schools had 15 students or less. Three of these small schools are located on the APY Lands in Watarru, Kenmore Park and Mintabie... read on

Government to help people return to Watarru

Watarru is a small, isolated community on the APY Lands. Over the last 15 years, successive governments have invested heavily in the community. Its infrastructure currently includes: more than 20 houses, a modern school, a... read on

APY market gardens: messy answers, nothing planted

Last month, a senior public servant gave evidence to a Parliamentary Committee about the APY market gardens and efforts to connect them with similar school-based activities. Much of this evidence was wrong. The Paper Tracker believes the SA Government needs to talk straight about the failure of its APY market garden scheme, reflect on why it has not worked and refocus its efforts to address food security on the APY Lands... read on

APY market gardens proposal: November 2010

In November 2010, the SA Department of Environment and Natural Resources outlined its proposal to establish market gardens on the APY Lands in a three-page document... read on

Watarru: swimming pool

In 2006, Watarru entered into an agreement with the Federal Government for a community swimming pool. Unlike the arrangements established for other pools on the APY Lands, the Watarru agreement did not require either the Federal or State Government to fund the pool’s ongoing operating costs. Those costs were to be borne by the community itself, possibly with a fuel sales levy.... read on

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