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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...
The Central Desert Shire Council welcomes the Federal Government's commitment to holding a referendum in September on the recognition of local government in the constitution.  The 'yes' campaign will be spearheaded by the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA).  ALGA President Felicity-ann Lewis has declared that the national campaign to convince Australians to vote 'yes' to include local...
The Central Desert Shire Council was proud to be involved in the recent Yuendumu Career Expo Evening held on 2nd of May. The idea for this community event arose from a meeting of the Yuendumu Training Network, a group of local and ‘outside’ agencies which offer education, training and employment to local people. The Expo was proudly supported by community members, all local community organizations and...
The Council is extremely pleased to be named a RJCP Provider. The RJCP (Remote Jobs in Communities Program) is an Australian Government initiative which introduces significant reforms to employment, participation and community development services in remote Australia to help more people get into jobs and participate in their communities and to better meet the labour needs of employers.  From 1 July 2013,...

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