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Indigenous Council Field Officers and Civil Works Assistants in Yuendumu and Papunya commenced important on-the-job training in municipal service delivery in early December.A Certificate II in Rural Operations has been specially developed by the Central Desert Shire and MacDonnell Shire, in collaboration with the Centre for Appropriate Technology (CAT), for local Indigenous Field Officers and Civil Works...
The December Central Desert Newsletter is out now.  In this special christmas edition we highlight some great achievements for the Council including two excellent awards: one for our Tip Top Tip as part of the Territory Tidy Towns; and also for our work in community health through National Heart Foundation.  Follow this link to see the newsletter as an online document.It is also great to reflect on our...
Do you want to know how many bins the Council picks up in its nine communities?  Or perhaps you are curious about the number of Aged Care meals provided?  Well the answer this these and many other interesting questions can be found in the Council's 2012-2013 Annual Report.  Please view this document online via this link or alternatively by downloading the documents below.  (By the way the answer is >85,...
The September Central Desert Shire Newsletter is out now.  In this edition we round up a very busy quarter with community events in Yuendumu and Harts Range, we take a look at the bright new future of RJCP in the western region and show case our amazing sporting talents at the Darwin Softball Championships.  Also featured in the September edition: The Governor-General visits Ti Tree Laramba Ladies in the "...
Central Desert Shire Council has been recognised for its contribution to tackling heart disease at the 2013 Heart Foundation Healthy Community Awards, announced on 28th August 2013.The Council received a Rising  Heart Encouragement Award in the Healthy Community Awards populations of 15,000 or less category.  "This is the third year in a row that the Council has been recognised in this way" said Shire...
The Central Desert Shire celebrated its fifth birthday on 1 July. Central Desert Shire CEO Cathryn Hutton visited Lajamanu, Nyirripi and Yuendumu to thank the local employees who have been a part of the Shire for five years. Staff received service recognition certificates as a thank you for their effort and contribution to the Shire.  See this story and others in this edition of the Central Desert News.
On Tuesday 20th August, the Ti Tree community hosted a visit from the Governor-General, Her Excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO.  The visit was part of a whirl-wind tour of the NT which included visits to Groote Eylandt, Ti Tree and the Utopia Homelands.  The magnificent staff at Ti Tree worked above and beyond the call of duty to make visiting Ti Tree a very special experience for the Governor...
The Council is very pleased to advise that on Tuesday 23rd July 2013, the new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) was officially signed by the organisation. The EBA forms a cornerstone of the Shire Council’s commitment to better attracting, retaining and creating working conditions that will strike a balance between work and cultural demands.  Our staff have supported the EBA and we offer flexible work...
Yuendumu will once again come alive to the sounds of leather on leather, bat on ball, the swish of the basket, cheering crowds and healthy rivalries with the announcement that the community will hold its first Sports Weekend since 2011. In another measure of how far the community has come to build peace and maintain harmony, Central Desert Deputy Shire President, Councillor Robert Robertson, who is also...
At the Special Council meeting held on 21st June 2013, Council adopted the 2013/2014 Shire Plan. "I am really pleased to present the Shire plan for 2013/14" said Shire President Dixon.   "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. But this is not just the Council’s plan. It belongs to everyone in the Central Desert region. All the...

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