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The March edition of the Central Desert Newsletter is out now.  In this new year edition we see the Linkz summer program make a splash, capture all the wild weather, and see Central Desert sport a brand new title: Central Desert Regional Council.  Follow this link to see the newsletter as an online document or click the icon below.Also featured in this edition:Engawala gets Aged Care, thanks to the Local...
Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) is pleased to present as its first By-Law for public comment; the Animal Management By-Laws. President Adrian Dixon says “The Animal Management by-law is all about promoting responsible dog ownership and keeping community members safe.  The Council recently adopted an Animal Management Plan which sets out what the Council will be working to achieve. The Council is...
Please be advised that at the 7th February 2014 Council meeting, an amended budget was adopted.  The budget is available for download from the Council's website.
The Central Desert Shire Council will be renamed the Central Desert Regional Council with effect from the 1 January 2014.  This change of name is part of the changes to regional governance arrangements in the Northern Territory.  The changes are heralded by the Local Government Amendment Act 2013 which commenced on 8 November 2013. The Act strengthens local governance arrangements in regional and remote...
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 Central Desert Shire Council salutes the Mt Theo Program and congratulates everyone involved with the Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation in reaching their 20th anniversary milestone.  Shire President Adrian Dixon says the region couldn’t have done without Mt Theo.  “Since 1993 Peggy Brown, Johnny Miller and other traditional owners and supporters of Mt Theo have worked really hard to...
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 "...
‘Today, everyone is enjoying peace; people from all areas are smiling, talking, walking and doing shopping together, also making plans for a good future for Yuendumu.’   These are the proud words of Robert Robertson, the Chairman of the Yuendumu Mediation and Justice Committee.  Yuendumu is celebrating today as it marks one full year of peace with no inter-family conflict.  Over the past two and a half...

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