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Central Desert Regional Council Safety Patrols will again be on hand to help keep Alice Springs safe this weekend.With a big weekend of events planned for the start of September, Community Patrols from Yuendumu, Laramba and Atitjere will work with Police and Tangentyere Night Patrol to keep the peace and ensure everyone has an enjoyable weekend.Central Desert CEO Cathryn Hutton said that the Patrol crews...
The Atitjere Child Care Centre will close its doors indefinitely on Friday 21 August due to a lack of funding from the Commonwealth Government.  This marks the third closure of a child care centre in Central Australia in the last week leaving more working parents with no child care options and a loss of real jobs.Late last week the Central Desert Regional Council was forced to shut the Yuelamu and Nyirripi...
Child care centres in Nyirripi and Yuelamu have closed their doors indefinitely with another in Atitjere set to follow next week, leaving working parents with nowhere to leave their kids and 15 Aboriginal people out of a job. The closure has been forced by the Commonwealth Government’s refusal to properly fund the centre operations.  The centres were recently built at a cost to tax payers of over $4...
Three new remote-community child care centres, built at a cost in excess of $4 million will close due to a lack of funding, leaving little kids out in the cold.The new centres located in Atitjere (Harts Range), Yuelamu (Mt Allen) and Nyirripi were built by the Commonwealth Department of Social Services and have only been operational for 6 months.The Central Desert Regional Council sought an additional $55,...
The Central Desert Regional Council is proud to be associated with the 2015 Harts Range Bush Sports Weekend being held over the Picnic Day weekend in August (1 – 3 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...
The June 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 Bright Future for Childcare, Changes to RJCP, and see what is coming up within the Council region a Follow this link to see the newsletter as an online document or click the attachment below.Do you want to receive the newsletter by email?  ...
It is with great pleasure that Central Desert announce that Cecilia Alfonso has been elected unopposed as Central Desert Regional Council's newest Councillor to represent the Southern Tanami Ward.The Southern Tanami Ward covers the communities of Nyirripi, Willowra and Yuendumu. The vacancy in the Southern Tanami Ward occurred due to the resignation of Cr Robert Robertson. Cr Robertson has left the Council...
Central Desert Regional Council is proud to be selected by the NT Government as the contractor to upgrade 43 houses at Nyirripi community, starting immediately.CEO Cathryn Hutton said 'Nyirripi community members made it clear to Government that they wanted maximum involvement of their people in the upgrades. Council is ideally placed to do that by employing Works team members and RJCP work-for-the-dole...
Central Desert Regional Council adopted it 2015/2016 Regional Council Plan today at a Special Council meeting.  The Regional Council plan and associated documents can be downloaded via this link.
To celebrate NAIDOC week, all Council offices with the exception of Lajamanu will be closed on Monday 6th July.  Lajamanu office will be closed on Friday 17th July.  The theme for this year's NAIDOC celebrations is We all Stand on Sacred Ground: Learn, Respect and Celebrate. For more information please visit http://www.naidoc.org.au/about/theme-and-host-city 

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