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MacDonnell Regional Council
Northern Territory
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Population 6,029 (2016 census)
 • Density 0.0224306/km2 (0.058095/sq mi)
Established 2008
Area 268,784.20 km2 (103,778.2 sq mi)
Mayor Sid Anderson
Council seat Alice Springs (not part of council)
Region Alice Springs Region
Territory electorate(s) Namatjira, Stuart
Federal Division(s) Lingiari
Website MacDonnell Regional Council
LGAs around MacDonnell Regional Council:
Halls Creek Central Desert Boulia
Halls Creek MacDonnell Regional Council Diamantina
East Pilbara unincorporated area unincorporated area

The MacDonnell Shire is a local government area of the Northern Territory, Australia. It was created on 1 July 2008 as part of the restructuring of the Territory's local government areas. It was created by merging over a dozen smaller community council areas and a large zone of unincorporated area. The most recent elections for the shire council were in March 2012. The current President of the MacDonnell Shire is Sid Anderson.

The shire has an area of over 268,784 square kilometres. It covers the south of the Territory, bordering with South Australia. Alice Springs and Yulara are enclaves within the shire (they are not part of it, but are surrounded by it).

There were about 7,142 people living there in 2009.

Wards and towns

The MacDonnell Shire Council is divided into four wards. There are 12 council members. Below each ward is listed the towns that fall within those wards. Population figures are as they were recorded on 30 June 2007.

  1. Rodinga (4 councillors)
    • Amoonguna (362)
    • Aputula (Finke; 240)
    • Santa Teresa (Ltyentye Apurte; 652 in 2006)
    • Titjikala (Tapatjatjaka; 265)
  2. Ljirapinta (3 councillors)
  3. Luritja Pintubi (3 councillors)
  4. Iyarrka (2 councillors)

Coordinates: 24°S 133°E / 24°S 133°E / -24; 133

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