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It is with regret that we inform you that one of our former Councillors passed away early Saturday morning after an extended illness.On behalf of the Councillors and all Council staff, we offer our condolences to his extended family. Our thoughts are with them all.Mr Schaber from Atitjere was a Councillor for several years, representing his community with distinction.Sorry business has commenced at...
The March 2016 edition of the Central Desert News is out now. In this edition there is information about our new induction DVDs in Central Desert languages, partnerships with organisations such as Arid Edge Environmental Services and Boral Asphalt, capital works upgrades to aged care services across the region thanks to the Department of Health, and a focus on the Mediation and Justice Program. Follow this...
Central Desert Regional Council is well on track to finish refurbishments of all 43 Nyirripi community houses by the end of June, with 27 fully finished and 4 more at 80% completion. Council continues to meet its contractual targets each month, including 30% of total hours completed by Indigenous workers, as required by the NT Department of Housing Stronger Futures NT program.“This is a great example of...
It is with great pleasure that Central Desert announce that Sandra Peckham has been elected unopposed as Central Desert Regional Council's newest Councillor to represent the Akityarre Ward.The Akityarre Ward covers the community of Atitjere and surrounding stations and outstations.The vacancy occurred due to the resignation of Cr Louis Schaber. Cr Schaber has left the Council due to health issues."I am...
The December 2015 edition of the Central Desert newsletter is out now. In our newsletter this quarter you can find out about our achievements over the past year including our new civil construction and childcare graduates and our first licensed childcare centre, among many others. You can also get a copy of the 2016 Year Planner.  Follow this link to see the newsletter as an online document Do you want to...
On 24 November the Regional Waste Coordinator, Michael Davis, and Yuendumu Field Officer, Kasman Spencer, gave a presentation at the International Conference on Asbestos Awareness and Management in Brisbane. Michael and Kasman talked about our progress so far at our Yuendumu Asbestos Program where we have identified old landfill areas around the community where asbestos is part-buried. We are now fencing...
Local Authority nominations are now open for Atitjere, Engawala, Lajamanu, Laramba, Nyirripi, Willowra, and Yuendumu. Nomination will close at 9:00am, 18 November, 2015. For more information please see your Community Services Manager.Local Authorities Local Authority members will be a link between their community and the Central Desert Regional Council. Community members and anyone living in or around the...
With only two weeks to go to the start of the Central Desert Regional Council Women's Basketball Competition, teams in each of the Council's communities are gearing up for another hot round of competition.The first round of games on Saturday 31st October will see Yuendumu up against Nyirripi, Lajamanu A vs Lajamanu B, Pmara Jtunta vs Willowra, Atitjere vs Engawala and Laramba vs Yuelamu.The CDRC Regional...
The September edition of the Central Desert Newsletter is out now.  In our newsletter this quarter you can catch up on the events around the Council, find out about the Nyirripi Housing Upgrades, Changes to Night Patrol and Youth, Sport, and Recreation, and see what is coming up within the Council region! Follow this link to see the newsletter as an online document or click the attachment below.Do you want...
Central Desert Regional Council Safety Patrols will again be on hand to help keep Alice Springs safe this weekend.With a big weekend of events planned for the start of September, Community Patrols from Yuendumu, Laramba and Atitjere will work with Police and Tangentyere Night Patrol to keep the peace and ensure everyone has an enjoyable weekend.Central Desert CEO Cathryn Hutton said that the Patrol crews...

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