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Belyuen Community Government Council LGA

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Belyuen Community Government Council LGA is 178, with a population density of 0.04 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

The Belyuen Community Government Council area is located on the Cox Peninsula, in the top end of the Northern Territory, about 20 kilometres south-west of the Darwin CBD (130 kilometres by road). The Belyuen Community Government Council area is surrounded entirely by Unincorporated Northern Territory.

Name origin

Belyuen Community Government Council is thought to be named from an Aboriginal word meaning “sacred water hole”. It was previously known as Delissaville.

Settlement history

Traditionally, indigenous people lived in the area, and continue to do so, in a small community which was established in the 1940s. The population declined from the early 1990s, falling from about 400 in 1991 to under 200 in 2006. The population was then relatively stable to 2011.

Land use

The Belyuen Community Government Council area includes a small community, with some undeveloped areas. The majority of the population is Aboriginal. The Council area encompasses a total land area of about 40 square kilometres.

Transport

The Belyuen Community Government Council area is served by Cox Peninsula Road.

Major features

Major features of the Council area include Belyuen School and Belyuen Community Health Centre.

Indigenous background

The original inhabitants of the Belyuen Community Government Council area were the Larrakia Aboriginal people.

Included areas

The Belyuen Community Government Council area encompasses the locality of Belyuen.

Notes

This area is Aboriginal freehold land held by the Northern Land Council.

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