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The Nyirripi Local Authority nominations are now open. They will be open until 9:00am, 12 March 2014. For more information please see your Community Service Manager or call Kimbi on 8958 9517.Local Authorities Local Boards have done such a great job in the last five years. However this New Year brings some big changes to them and Councils are now establishing Local Authorities. Local Authority members will...
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 Shire is very proud to announce the graduation of three ESO staff at the recent graduation ceremony in Alice Springs. The ceremony was held at the Desert Lantern Restaurant on Friday 18 October. Leston Spencer, Gibson Long and Marcus Briscoe were presented with their Certificate II in Remote Area Essential Services and enjoyed a lunch with their classmates and representatives from Charles Darwin...
Central Desert Shire won 2 major awards at the Territory Tidy Towns Awards on Saturday night.Our Central Australian Waste Management Program took out the Best Waste Management Initiative award, in conjunction with Mac Shire and Barkly Shire, for our regional partnership.This recognised the great work all 3 Shires have done with landfill upgrades, and demonstrates the value of a collaborative regional...
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 Jimmy Little Foundation’s "Thumbs Up!" program will be visiting the Engawala community in October.The Jimmy Little Foundation was established in 2005 by Dr. Jimmy Little AO to help bring about a healthier future for Indigenous Australians. Some of the Foundation’s previous work has included support and advocacy for renal patients in regional and remote areas and securing the funding to build the "...

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