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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

The CEO and staff at Central Desert Regional Council wish to congratulate the 2017-2021 Council as duely elected at the August 26 Local Government election.  We welcome back five of our existing, very experienced Councillors.  We also warmly welcome seven new elected members and look forward to working with them.  Follow this link to find out who they are - Central Desert Election Results
Central Desert Regional Council is pleased to present it's annual report for 2016-17.  Follow this link to read about our financial performance, our service delivery, our achievements and how we performed against our KPIs.Hard copies are available from the Council office at 1 Bagot Street.
The “Doing Small Business in the Bush” workshop was delivered almost entirely in Warlpiri using learning aids translated for a Warlpiri audience.The innovative approach to developing awareness about doing business in Australia was conceived by officers of the Central Desert Regional Council who, in partnership with Alice Springs consultants Matrix on Board, collaborated with local Warlpiri residents from...
CEO Diane Hood is pleased to announce that during the first sitting of the third Council, Cr Adrian Dixon from Laramba was elected President and Cr Warren Williams from Yuendumu, Deputy President. Congratulations to both Councillors.