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Welcome to the December edition of the Central Desert News.  This quarter's newsletter is, once again, filled with great stories that show case the services that the Council is providing across the Shire.  Have a look inside for more information on: Fire Training Across the Shire, A special focus on the Ti Tree communities including training, vegetable gardens, tye-dying and the new op shops.  We welcome...
The Central Desert Shire Council adopted its 2010-2011 Annual Report today, 10th November 2011.  "I am very happy to present Central Desert Shire Council’s third annual report. The Shire is still a fledgling organisation but continues to make enormous progress. I continue to be very proud of how far we have come in such a short time." said Shire President, Norbert Patrick. The Annual Report provides the...
It was a day of celebration at Ti Tree Aged Care facility when 10 staff from Central Desert Shire were issued with their statements of attainment in Certificate II in Community Services on Monday 24th October 2011. The Certificates were presented by the STEPS CEO Garry Hooper, who had travelled over from Queensland with the STEPS Board of Management specifically for the presentation and put on BBQ for...
Ti Tree residents and visitors alike are embracing a new initiative by the Central Desert Shire Council. The Op-Shop at Ti Tree is being run as a CDEP program in which the participants can learn real skills in a genuine retail environment. Participants operate a cash register, handle money and assist customers with their purchases. The participants are also learning valuable behind the scenes skills such...
The Central Desert Shire Council welcomes community feedback on its rating review discussion paper.  A new rating strategy, which Council anticipates will be finalised and adopted in February 2012, will be developed following community consultation in the coming months. Shire President Norbert Patrick believes that a full and public review of the rating discussion paper will help the Council consider the...
Communities within the Central Desert Shire are prepared for the fire season thanks to the major Fire Preparedness project in the Central Desert Shire. The Fire Preparedness Project incorporates community based training with the establishment of important fire prevention kits in each community. Yuendumu, Yuelamu, Laramba, and Atitjere have already had their training with Engawala, Ti Tree, Nyirripi and...
The September edition of the Central Desert News is now available.  The newsletter features stories from around the Shire including: Stockman training in Laramba and Atitjere; School nutrition training; Harts Range Bush Sports Weekend; Building work at Atitjere; Sports weekend at Yuendumu And lots more... click here to download the newsletter.
Central Desert Shire is pleased to announce that the Domestic Violence and Family Mediation Program in Yuendumu has received another round of funding for the 2011-2012 financial year.  The program has been successfully running for 5 years.  The focus of the program in the next year will be the transition of the Mediation Committee into an incorporated body.  The Mediation Committee is responsible for...
To celebrate NAIDOC week, all Shire offices with the exception of Lajamanu will be closed on Friday 8th July, 2011.  Lajamanu office will be closed on Friday 15th July 2011. 
At the Special Council meeting held on 24th June 2011, Council adopted the 2011/2012 Shire Plan.  The 2011/2012 Shire Plan sets the direction for Council’s operations, service delivery, decisions, policies and budgets over the next year, four years and beyond. It sets out the key issues to be pursued by Council to address the community’s needs and aspirations. The Shire Plan will drive Council’s decision...

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