The Central Desert Shire Council welcomes the Federal Government's commitment to holding a referendum in September on the recognition of local government in the constitution. The 'yes' campaign will be spearheaded by the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA). ALGA President Felicity-ann Lewis has declared that the national campaign to convince Australians to vote 'yes' to include local government in the Constitution to secure funding for local services and infrastructure will intensify now that the Federal Government has given its commitment to a September 2013 referendum.
The Central Desert Shire Council was proud to be involved in the recent Yuendumu Career Expo Evening held on 2nd of May. The idea for this community event arose from a meeting of the Yuendumu Training Network, a group of local and ‘outside’ agencies which offer education, training and employment to local people.
The Council is extremely pleased to be named a RJCP Provider. The RJCP (Remote Jobs in Communities Program) is an Australian Government initiative which introduces significant reforms to employment, participation and community development services in remote Australia to help more people get into jobs and participate in their communities and to better meet the labour needs of employers. From 1 July 2013, Job Services Australia, the Disability Employment Service, the Community Development Employment Projects (
Central Australia’s three Shire Councils are rolling out very successful landfill upgrades in remote Aboriginal communities. Central Desert, MacDonnell and Barkly Shires service 31 remote Aboriginal communities across the southern half of the NT (a bigger area than NSW), covering around 15,000 people. Each community has a wheelie bin collection service for household rubbish, using rubbish trailers and compactor trucks.
The Northern Territory Government is undertaking a review into local governance arrangements in the NT. The NT Government has indicated its committment to delivering a stronger local voice and improved services in regional and remote areas of the Northern Territory. The review local governance in regional and remote areas aims to :
ICTV would like to invite you to the official launch of its dedicated full-time service – Channel 601 on VAST. The launch will start at 5pm, Thursday 18th April 2013 at Yuendumu, 300kms north-west of Alice Springs.
PAW Media & Communications are co-hosting the event which will include traditional dancing, a community BBQ, local bands and a screening, via the VAST service, of the award winning documentary ‘Coniston’.