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Welcome to the Central Desert Regional Council

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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 itself is relatively young as it 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.

News from the region

Councils have applauded the Australian Government’s announcement in today’s budget to restore indexation to Financial Assistance Grants (FAGs) from 1 July 2017 as promised following a tough three-year freeze. According to the Government’s own estimates, its 2014 budget move to freeze indexation to FAGs cost local communities more than $600 million worth of services and infrastructure over the three years,...
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...
Doing business in Australia will be the focus of an innovative initiative to increase the number of Aboriginal people starting their own small businesses in the Central Desert Region.A 'small business workshop' will be fully developed and delivered in Warlpiri for the first time. The Central Desert Regional Council has combined with the NT Department of the Chief Minister to bring the project to life....
The Central Desert Regional Council will conduct a restorative justice trial in Yuendumu in an effort to keep more people out of the criminal justice system.The 'Civil' process will involve working closely with local police to determine appropriate referrals to the system. Elders trained in restorative justice will lead meetings between between victims and offenders. The council will invest its resources...