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Welcome to the Central Desert Regional Council

Hello and welcome

Welcome to the Central Desert Regional Council's website.

The Council is located in Central Australia and covers an area of approximately 283,000 square kms.  The Council was formed in 2008 through the amalgamation of a number of small community councils.  The Council and staff would like to invite you to browse our website and find out more about our organisation and communities.

The Central Desert Regional Council, together with the Northern Territory Government have released the Regional Visitor Experience Master Plan for the East MacDonnell and Plenty Highway Region.

The Master Plan is expected to shape investment in the region for the next 10 years.

News from the region

Central Desert Regional Council congratulates Southern Tanami Kurdiji Indigenous Corporation (STKIC) on its funding success to become an independent corporation, a journey of some seven years.  Yuendumu mediator, Robert Robertson commented that “we have to break the cycle we go round in year after year.  Breaking the cycle means we must face the challenges in our lives”.  
Central Desert Regional Council’s Youth and Communities Team recently witnessed devastation and destruction caused by a mob of Desert Zombies in Atitjere.  To spite efforts by a band of local council staff, no one was able to prevent the inevitable. World wide authorities have been alerted...
Some of the many valued female members of the Central Desert Regional Council workforce were recently profiled in LG Focus, a monthly poublication produced by Local Government FOCUS.The full story can be accessed below.
Central Desert Regional Council is thrilled that Australia Post has negotiated new providers for themail services in five of the eight communities where it currently delivers services. This means a considerable financial saving for Council, funds can now be directed towards Councilcore business. Full media release attached and available here.