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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 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...
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...
With record rain falls across the Region in December and January, grass levels are at a critical point.  Council is currently allocating all available resources to slashing, mowing and grading fire breaks, however it is predicting that a problematic fire season will follow in a few months when vegetation dries out. Residents and landowners are asked to ensure that grass is kept low around houses and other...
In recent strategic planning sessions, the Community Services Directorate has been exploring ways to provide culturally safe services that recognise the benefits of intergenerational interaction to promote community wellbeing.  The premise is that an integrated intergenerational model is the most effective way of delivering better “cradle to grave” services.  It is envisaged that an integrated model will...
Many of Council's services were put under strain and/or interrupted as a result of the heavy rain event that occurred in December and January across the entire region.All of Council's roads were closed at some stage which is unprecedented in Council's eight year history. Council's Works staff worked long and challenging hours to ensure road safety by assessing and monitoring road damage and closing and...
Council has welcomed the recent announcement by the Chief Minister Michael Gunner that Engawala and Lajamanu will be among the first communities to benefit from the Northern Territory Government's "Room to Breathe" program.These two communities will have additional living spaces built into existing homes."Our communities all experience significant overcrowding," President Dixon advised.  "The room to...
At its January 25th Council meeting, an amended budget was adopted by Council.  The amended budget is available from its Regional Council Plan area and also below.This notice is provided in accordance with s128 of the Local Government Act, 
The December 2016 edition of the Central Desert News is out now. In this edition there are stories about what's happening on community such as presents from Santa, Aged care trips, gaining confidence through and sport and much more. You will also read about how the water usage is declining in Yuendumu and how the community is encouraging eachother to use rubbish bins. Follow this link to see the newsletter...

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