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Doing business in Australia will be the focus of an innovative initiative to increase the number of Aboriginal people starting their own small businesses in the Central Desert Region.A 'small business workshop' will be fully developed and delivered in Warlpiri for the first time. The Central Desert Regional Council has combined with the NT Department of the Chief Minister to bring the project to life....
The Central Desert Regional Council will conduct a restorative justice trial in Yuendumu in an effort to keep more people out of the criminal justice system.The 'Civil' process will involve working closely with local police to determine appropriate referrals to the system. Elders trained in restorative justice will lead meetings between between victims and offenders. The council will invest its resources...
The March 2017 edition of the Central Desert News is out now! In this edition we have stories on preventing water shortages, new funding for community housing, Atitjere road works and much more. You will also read about the heavy rains during December/January and the impact it had to the Council's region. Follow this link to see the newsletter as an online document.   Do you want to receive the newsletter...
With record rain falls across the Region in December and January, grass levels are at a critical point.  Council is currently allocating all available resources to slashing, mowing and grading fire breaks, however it is predicting that a problematic fire season will follow in a few months when vegetation dries out. Residents and landowners are asked to ensure that grass is kept low around houses and other...
In recent strategic planning sessions, the Community Services Directorate has been exploring ways to provide culturally safe services that recognise the benefits of intergenerational interaction to promote community wellbeing.  The premise is that an integrated intergenerational model is the most effective way of delivering better “cradle to grave” services.  It is envisaged that an integrated model will...
Many of Council's services were put under strain and/or interrupted as a result of the heavy rain event that occurred in December and January across the entire region.All of Council's roads were closed at some stage which is unprecedented in Council's eight year history. Council's Works staff worked long and challenging hours to ensure road safety by assessing and monitoring road damage and closing and...
Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics  Media Release  3 March 2017  Following an extended period of rain and flooding, assessments are underway to determine the repairs needed on the Tanami Road.The Tanami Road is the most direct route from Alice Springs through to Western Australia and the Kimberly, and provides access to a number of Aboriginal communities, pastoral properties and The...
Council has welcomed the recent announcement by the Chief Minister Michael Gunner that Engawala and Lajamanu will be among the first communities to benefit from the Northern Territory Government's "Room to Breathe" program.These two communities will have additional living spaces built into existing homes."Our communities all experience significant overcrowding," President Dixon advised.  "The room to...
The Central Desert Regional Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified and experienced consultants to design, develop and deliver a workshop to upskill frontline workers in managing community safety and wellbeing. Specifically, the workshop will be focussed on first responses to child abuse and neglect, family and domestic violence and elder abuse.Please see the attached document...
At its January 25th Council meeting, an amended budget was adopted by Council.  The amended budget is available from its Regional Council Plan area and also below.This notice is provided in accordance with s128 of the Local Government Act, 

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