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On 23 and 24 June, Aged Care staff from all of the Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) Aged Care Centres - Anmatjere, Atitjere, Engawala, Lajamanu, Laramba, Nyirripi, Wilora, Willowra and Yuelamu came together in Alice Springs for two days of training with Culturally Directed Care Solutions (CDCS). CDCS assists remote aged care services to be more efficient, meet compliance...

Yuelamu had a good turnout of around 50 people for NAIDOC celebrations on 24 June, early to coincide with the term two end of school farewell. It was held in the Yuelamu School grounds with Traditional Owners and Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) Councillor David McCormack present for the combined celebration....

Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) Aged Care workers are now being vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine. In Engawala, all staff and clients have been fully vaccinated, having received two shots. The staff were a little unsure at first but after Traditional Owner Kevin Bloomfield volunteered to go first the staff followed.

In other communities the staff have...

Atitjere and Engawala Aged Care staff are currently completing a certificate II in Family Wellbeing with Batchelor. The training, taking place at Engawala and Atitjere, is a program that addresses the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual issues that impact on an individual’...

Cyril Kunoth (Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) Yuendumu Roads Team Leader) passed his Heavy Combination (HC) driver licence training on Wednesday 23 June. He can now drive the CDRC prime mover and trailer which is used to cart heavy machinery between sites.

This is usually a tough test which includes a theory part and a three hour practical test, including...

 Anmatjere celebrated their NAIDOC Week early on Tuesday 22 June at the Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) office in Ti Tree. NIADOC Week is July 4 – 11 this year but Anmatjere got in early so Ti Tree School could be involved. This year’s theme is ‘Heal Country!’

There was a great turnout for the event, including local community members from Ti...

On 6 June, Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) Community Safety Patrol (CSP) teams from Yuelamu, Laramba, Nturiya, Pmara Jutunta, Atitjere, and Engawala travelled to Alice Springs for three days of training in Introductory Mediation and Peacemaking.  The program was delivered by Troy Degenhardt and Matthew Panayi of...

Players from Atitjere, Engawala and Laramba will travel to Ti Tree on Wednesday 23 June to play in the Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) Intercommunity Softball Tournament. The four communities will play in a round robin competition, with the winner to represent CDCR at the upcoming Mparntwe Shield in Alice Springs.

It is expected that there will be a big...

Nyirripi, Engawala and Laramba now have mobile phone coverage.

Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) has had 4GX-lite Satellite Small Cells installed in the communities with funding assistance from the Federal Government.

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Two new shade structures were built in Rex Patterson Park in Lajamanu last week as part of a Lajamanu Local Authority (LA) project.

The park is opposite the shop, which makes it a great location to get together and share some food or to wait for the bush bus.

Photo above: The completed shade structures with tables and benches.

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