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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...
The Central Desert Shire Council is proud to once again be associated with the Harts Range Bush Sports Weekend being held over the Picnic Day weekend in August (3rd - 5th August).  The weekend will feature the Indigenous Communities Horse Race sponsored by the Council.  The Tom Cleary Stakes is a horse race in which local community members will be competing to see who has the fastest bush horse. The event...
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...

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