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National Award for Council

Council President Adrian Dixon and members of the works team from Ti Tree, Lajamanu and Yuendumu were on hand yesterday to receive the category prize 'Boosting Productivity through Infrastructure' category winner' at the 2015 National Awards for Local Government.

President Adrian Dixon said it is excellent news that their program 'Creating great landfills in central Australian remote Aboriginal communities' had been given the nod by their peers on a national platform.

"Central Desert, Barkly and MacDonnell regional councils and LGANT have worked very hard on this program with the support of the NT Department of Health.  The program set about strategically cleaning up landfill sites, installing public drop off and recycling areas, digging safer pits, fencing them off from the general public and training Indigenous work crews in covering and compacting the rubbish," he said.