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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...
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,...

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