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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.

News from the region

Following a failed negotiation process with Australia Post, Central Desert Regional Council will no longer provide mail services to eight of it’s remote communities.  To date the Council has been subsidising this service.  Full details are available in the attached press release.
Central Desert Regional Council is proud to announce the next steps in the development of the East MacDonnell and Plenty Highway regions’ tourism master plan.  Central Desert Regional Council is leading the project which will shape investment in the region for the next 10 years. Read the full press release here.
Congratulations AGAIN, to the Chilren's Services team who opened their second Childcare Centre in Nyirripi on Wednesday 21 March, 2018.  Around 50 adults and children celebrated the event with face painting, jumping castles, dancing with Milpa and a healthy lunch. CEO, Diane Hood commented on the many postive outcomes that will flow from the centre's re-opening. Click on the link to read the full media...
Congratulations to the Chilren's Services team who recently opened the Yuelumu Childcare Centre.  President Adrian Dixon was on hand to cut the ribbon and commend the community on it's efforts to have this centre re-opened.  Read the full press release below and look for more pictures in our next edition of Central Desert News.