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Central Desert Regional Council recently completed a major upgrade to floodways and damaged road sections along the main Nturiya Road with assistance from the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements Program.Council's indigenous staff were closely involved with the contractors throughout the project and gathered to celebrate with the Nturiya community.President Adrian Dixon, Councillor James Glenn...
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...
Robert Robertson, Team Leader of the Yuendumu Mediation and Justice Program, has just been accepted into the First Circles Remote Leadership Program that will see him working with those at the highest level of the Northern Territory Government. The First Circles Program focuses on engaging Indigenous leaders across the Territory to bring new voices to the conversation and help build the next generation of...
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...
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...
Senator Dean Smith, WA Minister for Transport Dean Nalder and NT Minister for Transport Peter Chandler together with a group of State and Territory transport officials joined the Shire of Halls Creek and Central Desert Regional Council on a trip down the Tanami Road last week to see for themselves what a difference sealing the road would make.The group met representatives of the mining, tourism and...
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...

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