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The NT Electoral Commission advised today that the following Central Desert Region constituents have nominated for Council. Candidates are listed in alphabetical order according to their Ward, attached.As there are two nominees and only two vacancies in the Akitjere Ward, there will not be an election in this ward.  Both nominees will be elected to Council without contest.All other vacancies will be...
The nomination period for both Councillors and Local Authority members in the Central Desert Region is now OPEN.Nominations will close on 3 August 2017.Please see the video located here to find out the benefits of being on Council/Local Authority.To become a Local Authority member please fill out the form attached, for Council see the information below or speak to your relevant Council Services Manager on...
I am very pleased to advise that the Council formally appointed Ms Diane Hood to the role of CEO to the Central Desert Regional Council. The Council appointed Ms Hood after an extensive nation-wide recruitment process.The appointment of Ms Hood follows the decision by our current CEO Ms Cathryn Hutton to leave the organisation after seven years to take an extended holiday and spend more time with her...
The Central Desert Regional Council has adopted its 2017/18 Regional Council Plan at a Special Council Meeting held on Thursday 22nd July.The Regional Council Plan presents an overview of Council's vision for the coming 12 months, including the priorities for its nine communities, how it will implement its Strategic Plan, and its rates and charges for 2017/18.President, Adrian Dixon said "as the final...
The Central Desert Regional Council is proud to be associated with the 70th Harts Range Bush Sports Weekend being held over the Picnic Day weekend in August (4th-7th August).  The weekend sees a huge range of family entertainment including stockhorse races, rodeo, gymkhana, sports events including running races, novelty races for kids, lizard race, ladies cow tail toss, high jump, tug o war and jumping...
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...
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...

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