The Central Desert Shire Council is proud to once again be associated with the Harts Range Bush Sports Weekend being held over the Picnic Day weekend in August (3rd - 5th August). The weekend will feature the Indigenous Communities Horse Race sponsored by the Council. The Tom Cleary Stakes is a horse race in which local community members will be competing to see who has the fastest bush horse.
The Council has a one (1) year term for the Deputy Shire President. The term has expired and the Council elected Councillor Robert Robertson as the new Deputy Shire President .
"Congratulations to Councillor Robertson for being voted the new Deputy Shire President. I would also like to thank Councillor Norbert Patrick for his time and hard work as Deputy President for the last twelve (12) months." Said Adrian Dixon, Shire President, Central Desert Shire Council.
Have you seen the amazing talents of the Central Desert Shire Council's Youth Tune Roadshow? Check out the local talent in this short video.
Talented Central Desert Shire Musicians were on display in the Youth Tunes Roadshow in April through a series of Concerts. From West to East the musicians travelled through Yuelamu, Laramba, Ti Tree, Engawala and Atitjere to perform and give other local talent the chance to impress.
The June 2013 Central Desert News is out now. This edition features photos from the Imparja Cup, the amazing talents of the Youth Tunes Roadshow, and all the action from the Softball championships plus the latest news from around the Shire. Check out the recipe for Kangaroo Tail Soup (on page 7).
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The Central Desert Shire Council is currently looking for submissions and feedback on its draft 2013/2014 Shire Plan. “This is a big picture plan, it tells the story of what we want to do, what we hope to achieve over the next year” said Shire President Adrian Dixon . “It belongs to everyone in the Central Desert region. All the residents and the workers have played their part in this plan being put together.”
The Shire Council also wants to make sure that the services that we are providing continue to be of a high standard. But we are also always on the look
The Council is extremely pleased to be named a RJCP Provider. The RJCP (Remote Jobs in Communities Program) is an Australian Government initiative which introduces significant reforms to employment, participation and community development services in remote Australia to help more people get into jobs and participate in their communities and to better meet the labour needs of employers. From 1 July 2013, Job Services Australia, the Disability Employment Service, the Community Development Employment Projects (
The Northern Territory Government is undertaking a review into local governance arrangements in the NT. The NT Government has indicated its committment to delivering a stronger local voice and improved services in regional and remote areas of the Northern Territory.