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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

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) runs annually from 27 May – 3 June. These dates mark two milestones in Australia’s reconciliation journey: The 1967 referendum and the historic Mabo decision, respectively.  This year, 2017, represents two significant anniversaries in Australia’s reconciliation journey – 50 years since the 1967 referendum, and 25 years since the historic Mabo decision. As we commemorate...
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...
The March 2017 edition of the Central Desert News is out now! In this edition we have stories on preventing water shortages, new funding for community housing, Atitjere road works and much more. You will also read about the heavy rains during December/January and the impact it had to the Council's region. Follow this link to see the newsletter as an online document.   Do you want to receive the newsletter...