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Yuendumu Community held its 51st Anniversary of the Yuendumu Sports Weekend this Picnic Day long weekend. People travelled for hundreds of miles to be part of the competition. Several ongoing events and programs were scheduled for the long weekend these included football, softball, basketball, battle of the bands, kid’s athletics, dance competition, disco and gospel reading.  About 20 communities and more...
The Central Desert Regional Council is proud to once again be associated with the Harts Range Bush Sports Weekend being held over the Picnic Day weekend in August (2nd - 4th August).  The weekend will feature the Indigenous Communities Horse Race sponsored by the Council.  The Tom Cleary Stakes is a horse race in which local community members will be competing to see who has the fastest bush horse. The...
Softball is alive and well in the Central Desert region as the cream of the community crop take the stage in Laramba this weekend to battle it out for bragging rights and a trip to Darwin fro the NT Softball Championships.The annual Central Desert Regional Council Softball Championships culminates with the Finals weekend in Laramba which kicks off on Saturday. Thirteen teams from eight communities across...
To celebrate NAIDOC week, all Council offices with the exception of Lajamanu will be closed on Monday 7th July.  Lajamanu office will be closed on Friday 15th July.  The theme for this year's NAIDOC celebrations is Serving Country: Centenary & Beyond.and proudly honours all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women who have fought in defence of country.For more information please visit http...
The June edition of the Central Desert Newsletter is out now.  In our newsletter this quarter you can catch up on the Local Authority news, see the transformation of the Willowra office, plus updates on other exciting events.  Follow this link to see the newsletter as an online document or click the icon below.Do you want to receive the newsletter by email?  Please subscribe to our Newsletter and News...
Central Desert Regional Council adopted it 2014-2015 Regional Council Plan today at a Special Council meeting.  The Council's Regional Council Plan includes information about: - the programs, projects and activities that the Council will undertake in 2014/2015 - how Council will fund its budget including information about changes to general and conditional rates.The 2014-2015 Regional Council plan and...
On Wednesday, for the first time in Local Government history, mayors and presidents from across Australian agreed to support national development of minimum standards at the ALGA National General Assembly in Canberra according to President of Central Desert Regional Council Mr Adrian Dixon.The Council submitted the motion to the Australian Local Government Association National General Assembly as it...
At the June 6th meeting Councillor Norbert Patrick (Northern Tanami Ward) was elected as the Council's Deputy President for a term of one year.Cr Patrick has been a Councillor since the Council's formation in 2009 and has served as both President and Deputy President previously.  Cr Patrick thanked the Councillors for their support and promised to work with Councillors and staff to ensure that the Council...
The Athletes as Role Models on Tour (ARMtour) is returning to the remote community of Yuelamu for the 13th time in just 4 years. Some of Australia’s top athletes, artists, musicians and academics will again volunteer their time from April 28th to May 1st 2014 to provide inspiration to young kids living in Yuelamu.ARMtour brings role models into the community for a week at a time to work with kids in the...
On Friday 4th April 2014, Central Desert Regional Council appointed their very first Local Authority.  The community of Nyirripi recently held its Local Authority elections on community; during the lead up and nomination period there was great interest from community members to become a part of the Local Authority to provide a voice for their community. This resulted in a fantastic turn-out on the day....

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