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Central Desert Regional Council has been successful in securing funding for a new rubbish compactor for Lajamanu.  The grant received through the Northern Territory Government's Special Purpose Funding program will allow rubbish collection services to be undertaking more efficiently and with provide greater safety for local staff."It is vital to the council's ongoing sustainability that we continually...
President Adrian Dixon (pictured here with Minister McCarthy and Deputy President Patrick) and other delegates of LGANT met in Alice Springs today for the AGM.  At this meeting the Hon. Gerry McCarthy, Minister for Housing and Community Development announced an increase in the Operational Subsidy provided to regional councils and shires.   The Operational Subsidy is paid to the Territory’s nine regional...
The Council would like to congratulate the Department of Housing and Community Development for winning the Indigenous Project award in the Australasian IAP2 Core Values Awards for 2016 for its Remote Engagement and Coordination Strategy. The Council worked closely with the Department during the design of this strategy to ensure that it clearly reflected the needs of remote Indigenous communities.  The...
The 2015/16 Annual Report is attached below.  The document can also be viewed online via this link.I am very proud to present the Annual Report for 2015/16. Once again the Annual Report demonstrates the strength and achievements of the Council. These achievements would not be possible without the contribution made to the Council by its dedicated staff, Councillors and local authority members. The impact of...
"A total focus and commitment to improving the lives of people living in remote communities in the Central Desert region;" that's the primary aim of Central Desert Regional Council's recently published Family Wellbeing Strategy: It's Everyone's Responsibility, according to Council President Adrian Dixon."The Family Wellbeing Strategy is the culmination of months of discussions and planning and sets the...
The September 2016 edition of the Central Desert News is out now. Follow this link to see the newsletter as an online document.Do you want to receive the newsletter by email?  Please subscribe to our newsletter and news mailing list by clicking subscribe on the right hand side (this will open a new window).
The Yuelamu Local Authority were relieved and pleased by Power and Water's announcement that a solution has been found for Yuelamu's ongoing water issues.  At their meeting on Thursday 8 September Power and Water outlined their plans to install a dual reticulation system to all houses in Yuelamu.  This system will see a single tap in each home providing safe drinking water.The installation of the new...
The Central Desert Regional Council is proud to be associated with the 2016 Harts Range Bush Sports Weekend being held over the Picnic Day weekend in JulyAugust (30 July - 1 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...
The June 2016 edition of the Central Desert News is out now. In this edition there is news about a host of improvements across the region, including new homes for Nyirripi, new parks, wood-fired ovens, road refurbishments and mobile hotspots. There is also exciting news showcasing some achievements of Community Safety Patrol assisting with improving school attendance, the GTNT Apprentice of the Year and...
Central Desert Regional Council has now officially completed the SFNT Nyirripi Housing Upgrade contract for the NT Department of Housing. A total of 43 houses were fully refurbished and handed back to the community over a ten month period. Residents are extremely happy with the results and with the process, and have really appreciated the opportunity to be engaged as paid employees and trainees throughout...

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