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Council seeks NDRRA funding to restore roads

Remote Indigenous communities in Central Australia are likely to remain isolated and subject to frequent road closures unless urgent funding is received to reinstate flood damaged roads, Central Desert Regional Councillors were advised at a recent Council meeting.

The Council manages over 1,700km of roads within the Central Desert Region including roads that provide the primary access to remote Indigenous communities. These roads were badly affected by the December 2016 and January 2017 rain event.

Fire Season Warning

With record rain falls across the Region in December and January, grass levels are at a critical point.  Council is currently allocating all available resources to slashing, mowing and grading fire breaks, however it is predicting that a problematic fire season will follow in a few months when vegetation dries out. 
Residents and landowners are asked to ensure that grass is kept low around houses and other premises on their lots, and that activities that may start a fire are carefully controlled.

Intergenerational Service Delivery

In recent strategic planning sessions, the Community Services Directorate has been exploring ways to provide culturally safe services that recognise the benefits of intergenerational interaction to promote community wellbeing. 
The premise is that an integrated intergenerational model is the most effective way of delivering better “cradle to grave” services.  It is envisaged that an integrated model will be community led and could service multiple client groups such as, children, youth, and the aged.

Heavy Rains Impact Entire Council

Many of Council's services were put under strain and/or interrupted as a result of the heavy rain event that occurred in December and January across the entire region.

Nominations open for Local Government General Election

Community Event
Date time: 
Friday, July 14, 2017 - 08:00
Alice Springs

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Council welcomes NTG's 'Room to Breathe' announcement

Council has welcomed the recent announcement by the Chief Minister Michael Gunner that Engawala and Lajamanu will be among the first communities to benefit from the Northern Territory Government's "Room to Breathe" program.

These two communities will have additional living spaces built into existing homes.

Council adopts amended budget

At its January 25th Council meeting, an amended budget was adopted by Council.  The amended budget is available from its Regional Council Plan area and also below.

This notice is provided in accordance with s128 of the Local Government Act, 


Central Desert News December 2016

The December 2016 edition of the Central Desert News is out now. In this edition there are stories about what's happening on community such as presents from Santa, Aged care trips, gaining confidence through and sport and much more. You will also read about how the water usage is declining in Yuendumu and how the community is encouraging eachother to use rubbish bins. Follow this link to see the newsletter as an online document.

Special Council

Special Council
Date time: 
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 14:00
Alice Springs

The Special Council meeting will be held at the Alice Springs Council Chambers on Thursday, 22 June 2017 at 2:00pm.

The items to be discussed at the Special Council meeting including:

1) Adoption of the 2017-18 Regional Council Plan

2) Approval for entry into contract for Homeland MES delivery to the Utopia Homelands 
(as this item contains information of a confidential nature the matter will be dealt with in a closed session)


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