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The September 2016 edition of the Central Desert News is out now. Follow this link to see the newsletter as an online document.

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The Yuelamu Local Authority were relieved and pleased by Power and Water's announcement that a solution has been found for Yuelamu's ongoing water issues.  

At their meeting on Thursday 8 September Power and Water outlined their plans to install a dual reticulation system to all houses in Yuelamu.  This system will see a single tap in each home providing safe drinking water.

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The Central Desert Regional Council is proud to be associated with the 2016 Harts Range Bush Sports Weekend being held over the Picnic Day weekend in JulyAugust (30 July - 1 August). 

The weekend sees a huge range of family entertainment including stockhorse races, rodeo, gymkhana, sports events including running races, novelty races for kids, lizard race, ladies cow tail toss, high...

The June 2016 edition of the Central Desert News is out now. In this edition there is news about a host of improvements across the region, including new homes for Nyirripi, new parks, wood-fired ovens, road refurbishments and mobile hotspots. There is also exciting news showcasing some achievements of Community Safety Patrol assisting with improving school attendance, the GTNT Apprentice of the Year and...

Councillor Norbert Patrick (Northern Tanami Ward) was been re-elected as the Council's Deputy President for a third term.  Cr Patrick has been a Councillor since the Council's formation in 2009 and has served as both President and Deputy President previously.  

Cr Patrick thanked the Councillors for their continued support.  "I am committed to ensuring that there is good communication between...

The Council has drafted a Regional Council Plan and budget for 2016/17.  The Regional Plan includes information about:

- the programs, projects and activities that the Council will undertake in coming financial year

- how Council will fund its budget including information about changes to general and conditional rates.

The Draft 2016/17...

Central Desert Regional Council recently completed a major upgrade to floodways and damaged road sections along the main Nturiya Road with assistance from the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements Program.

Council's indigenous staff were closely involved with the contractors throughout the project and gathered...

It is with regret that we inform you that one of our former Councillors passed away early Saturday morning after an extended illness.

On behalf of the Councillors and all Council staff, we offer our condolences to his extended family. Our thoughts are with them all.

Mr Schaber from Atitjere was a Councillor for several years, representing his community with distinction.

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The March 2016 edition of the Central Desert News is out now. In this edition there is information about our new induction DVDs in Central Desert languages, partnerships with organisations such as Arid Edge Environmental Services and Boral Asphalt, capital works upgrades to aged care services across the region thanks to the Department of Health, and a focus on the Mediation and Justice Program....

Central Desert Regional Council is well on track to finish refurbishments of all 43 Nyirripi community houses by the end of June, with 27 fully finished and 4 more at 80% completion. Council continues to meet its contractual targets each month, including 30% of total hours completed by Indigenous workers, as required by the NT Department of Housing Stronger Futures NT program.

“This is a great...

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