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Central Australia’s three Shire Councils are rolling out very successful landfill upgrades in remote Aboriginal communities. Central Desert, MacDonnell and Barkly Shires service 31 remote Aboriginal communities across the southern half of the NT (a bigger area than NSW), covering around 15,000 people. Each community has a wheelie bin collection service for household rubbish, using rubbish trailers and...
The Northern Territory Government is undertaking a review into local governance arrangements in the NT.  The NT Government has indicated its committment to delivering a stronger local voice and improved services in regional and remote areas of the Northern Territory. The review local governance in regional and remote areas aims to : make sure people living in regional and remote areas have a strong voice...
ICTV would like to invite you to the official launch of its dedicated full-time service – Channel 601 on VAST.  The launch will start at 5pm, Thursday 18th April 2013 at Yuendumu, 300kms north-west of Alice Springs. PAW Media & Communications are co-hosting the event which will include traditional dancing, a community BBQ, local bands and a screening, via the VAST service, of the award winning...
Defending Central Desert Shire Softball Champions, the Yuelamu Eagles, are gearing up to defend their title. More than twenty talented young women took to the training track last week in their first step to the NT Championships in Darwin. Last year the Eagles won the Central Desert Shire Championship before winning their Territory wide division in Darwin. The competition will be hotter this year with teams...
The March 2013 edition of the Central Desert News is out now.  Download the newsletter to find out more about the high hoopin' drama at the Ti Tree and Laramba basketball finals, the excitement of the Australia Day AFL matches in Lajamanu and other great events around the Shire.  Previous newsletters are also available from http://centraldesert.nt.gov.au/newsletters
Members of the Ti Tree community are the proud recipients of “Appreciation Certificates” from the Keep Australia Beautiful Council Northern Territory.  The certificates were handed out by Minister for Lands, Planning and the Environment, Mr Peter Chandler acting as an ambassador for Territory Tidy Towns,The Territory Tidy Towns program is a year round grass roots community development program, encouraging...
The Central Desert Shire Youth, Sport and Recreation team has some big activities planned for the next few months. The annual softball tournament will again feature as a great activity for women whilst a series of concerts will be exciting for young and old. The Atitjere basketball competition, which was rained out in December, has also been rescheduled for April and looks like it will be another fantastic...
The Ti Tree Celtics Cricket team are hoping for some luck of the Irish when they play for the very first time in the 2013 Imparja Cup Communities competition. Taking the art of crossing over codes to a new level, the squad of 10 Boston Celtics basketball fans reckon that cricket doesn’t look that hard.  With the help of NT Cricket Development Officer Phil Lovell and the Central Desert Shire Sport and...
Yuendumu School held a Community Christmas Concert Evening on 12/12/12. It was a community event, proudly supported by community members, all local community organizations and service providers to make it a success. The whole community was present at the School to enjoy the evening. Hundreds of people attended the concert. The major attractions of this evening were: class-wise singing and dancing...
The December Central Desert News is now available.  The newsletter is full of great stories and events from around the Central Desert Shire region.  Included in this newsletter are articles on: Signing of MOU with Police at Ti Tree Nyirripi Soakage By-Pass officially opened News from around Atitjere Local Stars Shine in ALF Finals Positive Partnerships in Early Childhood Services Yuendumu Youth Program is...

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