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On 24 November the Regional Waste Coordinator, Michael Davis, and Yuendumu Field Officer, Kasman Spencer, gave a presentation at the International Conference on Asbestos Awareness and Management in Brisbane. Michael and Kasman talked about our progress so far at our Yuendumu Asbestos Program where we have identified old landfill areas around the community where asbestos is part-buried. We are now fencing...
Long serving Northern Territory councillors have been honoured for their dedication and commitment to their local community.  Fifty-four councillors from seven councils were acknowledged with long service awards honoring contributions of 10 years or more at the recent Local Government Association NT general meeting including four Councillors from Central Desert Regional Council.  LGANT President Damien...
Senator Dean Smith, WA Minister for Transport Dean Nalder and NT Minister for Transport Peter Chandler together with a group of State and Territory transport officials joined the Shire of Halls Creek and Central Desert Regional Council on a trip down the Tanami Road last week to see for themselves what a difference sealing the road would make.The group met representatives of the mining, tourism and...
The Atitjere community is located 215 km from Alice Springs along the Plenty Highway.  Nestled at the base of the Harts Ranges, Atitjere is home to some 460 people. Atitjere has the following services:* School and crèche    * Aged Care Service    * Police station    * Remote Health clinic    * Central Land Council office    * Regional Council office    * Shop (including fuel)    * Takeaway food    Council'...
Local Authority nominations are now open for Atitjere, Engawala, Lajamanu, Laramba, Nyirripi, Willowra, and Yuendumu. Nomination will close at 9:00am, 18 November, 2015. For more information please see your Community Services Manager.Local Authorities Local Authority members will be a link between their community and the Central Desert Regional Council. Community members and anyone living in or around the...
Please be advised that the Council adopted a budget amendment on the 9th October 2015 that impacted on the following services:1. Local Road Maintenance;2. Aged and Disability Services;3. Children's Services (School Nutrition);4. Outstation Services;5. Community Development Program (formerly RJCP);6. Road Upgrade and Construction;7. Capital Project Management; and8. Revenue Growth.The budget amendment...
Central Desert Regional Council recently organised the first ever NT Local Government Municipal Services Conference, held in Alice Springs on 7 - 8 October, 2015.  Attended by 45 participants from across the Territory, delegates shared information on Council municipal service provision and staff management.  Director of Works & Infrastructure - Glenn Marshall said "Councils across the NT have learnt...
With only two weeks to go to the start of the Central Desert Regional Council Women's Basketball Competition, teams in each of the Council's communities are gearing up for another hot round of competition.The first round of games on Saturday 31st October will see Yuendumu up against Nyirripi, Lajamanu A vs Lajamanu B, Pmara Jtunta vs Willowra, Atitjere vs Engawala and Laramba vs Yuelamu.The CDRC Regional...
The September edition of the Central Desert Newsletter is out now.  In our newsletter this quarter you can catch up on the events around the Council, find out about the Nyirripi Housing Upgrades, Changes to Night Patrol and Youth, Sport, and Recreation, and see what is coming up within the Council region! Follow this link to see the newsletter as an online document or click the attachment below.Do you want...
Spirits are sky high in Nyirripi community with smiles all around as housing upgrades contracted to Central Desert Regional Council by the NT Department of Housing are well underway.The first two of 43 houses have been given a complete transformation and were handed back to tenants by the Department of Housing on Tuesday.Marveled by her newly renovated home was Valerie Morris was the first recipient of an...

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