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The Council has a one (1) year term for the Deputy Shire President.  The term has expired and the Council elected Councillor Robert Robertson as the new Deputy Shire President . "Congratulations to Councillor Robertson for being voted the new Deputy Shire President. I would also like to thank Councillor Norbert Patrick for his time and hard work as Deputy President for the last twelve (12) months." Said...
To celebrate NAIDOC week, all Shire offices with the exception of Lajamanu will be closed on Monday 8th July, 2013.  Lajamanu office will be closed on Friday 19th July 2013.  The theme for this year's NAIDOC celebrations is We value the vision: Yirrkala Bark Petitions 1963 and proudly celebrates the 50th anniversary of the presentation of the Yirrkala Bark Petitions to the Federal Parliament.For more...
Have you seen the amazing talents of the Central Desert Shire Council's Youth Tune Roadshow? Check out the local talent in this short video.Talented Central Desert Shire Musicians were on display in the Youth Tunes Roadshow in April through a series of Concerts. From West to East the musicians travelled through Yuelamu, Laramba, Ti Tree, Engawala and Atitjere to perform and give other local talent the...
The June 2013 Central Desert News is out now.  This edition features photos from the Imparja Cup, the amazing talents of the Youth Tunes Roadshow, and all the action from the Softball championships plus the latest news from around the Shire.  Check out the recipe for Kangaroo Tail Soup (on page 7). Do you want to receive the newsletter by email?  Please subscribe to our Newsletter and News mailing list by...
The Central Desert Shire Council is currently looking for submissions and feedback on its draft 2013/2014 Shire Plan.  “This is a big picture plan, it tells the story of what we want to do, what we hope to achieve over the next year” said Shire President Adrian Dixon .  “It belongs to everyone in the Central Desert region.  All the residents and the workers have played their part in this plan being put...
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,...
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 : make sure people living in regional and remote areas have a strong voice...
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. The competition will be hotter this year with teams...
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 http://centraldesert.nt.gov.au/newsletters
The Central Desert Shire Youth, Sport and Recreation team has some big activities planned for the next few months. The annual softball tournament will again feature as a great activity for women whilst a series of concerts will be exciting for young and old. The Atitjere basketball competition, which was rained out in December, has also been rescheduled for April and looks like it will be another fantastic...

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