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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 "...
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...
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...

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