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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...
Nyirripi has tasted success at the Central Desert Shire Softball Championship and as a result will take on the Territories best at the NT Championships in Darwin.The Shire's Championship Finals took place on the weekend when teams from across the Central Desert contested in Laramba, 200km North of Alice Springs. Laramba challenged Nyirripi in the grand final and began the final innings leading five runs to...
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...
The June 2013 Central Desert News is out now.  This edition features photos from the Imparja Cup, the amazing talents of the Youth Tunes Roadshow, and all the action from the Softball championships plus the latest news from around the Shire.  Check out the recipe for Kangaroo Tail Soup (on page 7). Do you want to receive the newsletter by email?  Please subscribe to our Newsletter and News mailing list by...
The Central Desert Shire Council is currently looking for submissions and feedback on its draft 2013/2014 Shire Plan.  “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” said Shire President Adrian Dixon .  “It belongs to everyone in the Central Desert region.  All the residents and the workers have played their part in this plan being put...

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