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Promoting local careers in Yuendumu


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.

Central Desert wins Remote Jobs in Communities Program

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 (

Regional partnerships promote landfill upgrades


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.

Options for regional governance consultation

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 Launch of full time dedicated service - channel 601 on VAST


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’.


Yuelamu Eagles ready to defend their title

Defending Central Desert Shire Softball Champions, the Yuelamu Eagles, are gearing up to defend their title. More than twenty talented young women took to the training track last week in their first step to the NT Championships in Darwin.

Last year the Eagles won the Central Desert Shire Championship before winning their Territory wide division in Darwin.

Ordinary Council Meeting 12 April 2013, Alice Springs **NEW DATE AND LOCATION

Ordinary Council
Date time: 
Friday, April 12, 2013 - 09:00
Alice Springs

The Ordinary Shire Council Meeting will be held in Alice Springs on Friday 12 April 2013. All welcome.

This meeting has been rescheduled from Lajamanu, and was originally being held on Friday 5 April 2013.

Administration Officer – Housing Services

Closing date: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 17:00

Salary Level 4 $55,247 - $59,068 per annum

People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are strongly encouraged to apply.

This position is responsible for assisting with the housing repairs & maintenance program as well as the housing management program.

The ideal candidate will have:

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High hoopin’ drama in the latest edition of the Central Desert News

The March 2013 edition of the Central Desert News is out now.  Download the newsletter to find out more about the high hoopin' drama at the Ti Tree and Laramba basketball finals, the excitement of the Australia Day AFL matches in Lajamanu and other great events around the Shire.  Previous newsletters are also available from


Ti Tree a Territory Tidy Town


Members of the Ti Tree community are the proud recipients of “Appreciation Certificates” from the Keep Australia Beautiful Council Northern Territory.  The certificates were handed out by Minister for Lands, Planning and the Environment, Mr Peter Chandler acting as an ambassador for Territory Tidy Towns,


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