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Desmond Tayley

Director - Local Government Sector

Desmond has recently been reappointed as Mayor of Wujal Wujal, and was a Director of Cape York NRM's inaugural Board (Indigenous Sector Zone 4). 

During his term he made a significant contribution to its establishment and Board and Operational linkages to the Region's Traditional Owners. 

Desmond has also worked as Cape York NRM's Indigenous Engagement Officer since October 2013 until his appointment as Mayor of Wujal Wujal on 30 March 2016. 

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Desmond Tayley is a Cape York leader, who has the rare distinction of being one of Australia’s youngest and longest-serving mayors.

As the Mayor of Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council, he describes his community as the place “so nice you’ve got to say it twice”.