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Central Desert Regional Council adopted it 2015/2016 Regional Council Plan today at a Special Council meeting.  The Regional Council plan and associated documents can be downloaded via this link.
To celebrate NAIDOC week, all Council offices with the exception of Lajamanu will be closed on Monday 6th July.  Lajamanu office will be closed on Friday 17th July.  The theme for this year's NAIDOC celebrations is We all Stand on Sacred Ground: Learn, Respect and Celebrate. For more information please visit http://www.naidoc.org.au/about/theme-and-host-city 
At the June 5th meeting Councillor Norbert Patrick (Northern Tanami Ward) was elected as the Council's Deputy President for a second 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...
The Atitjere Community, 220 KMs North East of Alice Springs on the Plenty Highway has celebrated to mark the opening of their new childcare centre.The Commonwealth Government funded purpose-built facility came at a cost of more than $1 million to replace ageing, dilapidated and unsafe transportable.Over 75 pre-school and school aged children, under the supervision of elders and childcare staff were the...
Central Desert, Barky and MacDonnell Regional Councils have jointly won a prestigious National Award for Local Government for their program 'Creating great landfills in central Australian remote Aboriginal communities'.Central Desert Director of Works Glenn Marshall said "In 2012 the NT Department of Health approached the Local Government Association of the NT seeking improvements in waste management in NT...
The March edition of the Central Desert Newsletter is out now.  In our newsletter this quarter you can catch up on the events over the Christmas holiday period, find out what the Council is doing to repair the damaged roads from the rain, see what is coming up within the Council region and even get a look in at meetings happening over the year with the pull-out Council calendar!  Follow this link to see...
The Northern Territory Grants Commission will be visiting Central Desert communities from 23 - 27 March, 2015. The main purpose of this visit will be to discuss with Council and communities the funding models, population, and local roads within communities. The Commission will also discuss difficulties that are being experienced in providing services to communities and outstations. This provides the...
Central Desert Regional Council will review how it can deliver services to its remote Indigenous communities as it comes to grips with the Commonwealth's Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) funding offer.Over fifty percent of the Council's community services are currently funded by the Federal Government. The provisional advice from the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet is that we will receive...
Councillors at the Central Desert Regional Council were counting their pennies today as the cost of repairs to the Council’s road network was presented.  The heavy rains during January have caused extensive damage to the Council’s 1,700km of roads.  “Most of our primary access roads have been heavily impacted” President Adrian Dixon noted.  “Council’s existing budget for road upgrades and repairs will not...
The Council is undertaking an review of its electoral arrangements and is interested in your comments.  The review considers questions such as Council boundaries, the number of Wards in the Council and how the President is elected. For more information on this important review and to download the survey please click here - consultation period closes 30th of January.

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