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President Adrian Dixon and the Councillors of Central Desert Regional Council accepted the resignation of Councillor Robert Robertson at the Council's June meeting.  Councillor Robertson has been an active member of the Council since his election in 2012 and has held the Deputy position as well as being a member of the Finance Committee.Mr Robertson is one of the driving forces behind the Yuendumu Justice...
At the June 5th meeting Councillor Norbert Patrick (Northern Tanami Ward) was elected as the Council's Deputy President for a second term of one year.Cr Patrick has been a Councillor since the Council's formation in 2009 and has served as both President and Deputy President previously.  Cr Patrick thanked the Councillors for their support and promised to work with Councillors and staff to ensure that the...
A safe and fun weekend for everyone!  That’s the main aim of the Central Desert Regional Council as it gears up to help keep the town safe before and after the Port Adelaide versus Melbourne AFL game this weekend.The Central Desert Regional Council will bring in three Night Patrol Crews from Yuendumu, Ti Tree and Harts Range to assist Police and Tangentyere Council with their community safety operations....
The Atitjere Community, 220 KMs North East of Alice Springs on the Plenty Highway has celebrated to mark the opening of their new childcare centre.The Commonwealth Government funded purpose-built facility came at a cost of more than $1 million to replace ageing, dilapidated and unsafe transportable.Over 75 pre-school and school aged children, under the supervision of elders and childcare staff were the...
The Central Desert Regional Council has warned that new work for the dole rules announced by the Government have the potential to inundate Alice Springs and other regional centres with remote community job seekers and their families. The Council has written to the Australian Government urging them to review their policies. The Work for the Dole and jobactive employment services reforms, announced by the...
A funding crisis that threatened the future of the Yuendumu Childcare Service has been averted.Central Desert Regional Council President Adrian Dixon said the Yuendumu Childcare Service was looking like it would need to close its doors in early May but that is no longer the case following a funding announcement from the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet.“We’re very pleased that the Government has...
Ti Tree community will benefit from a $500,000 grant over two and a half years provided through the Commonwealth’s Indigenous Advancement Strategy. The money will enable the Central Desert Regional Council to deliver a mobile playgroup in the communities of Wilora, Nturiya and Pmara Jutunta for the next two and a half years. Council President Adrian Dixon said the funding would help support young mums and...
The Central Desert Regional Council has congratulated the Commonwealth Government for supporting the expansion of the Yuendumu Mediation and Justice Program.Under the Indigenous Advancement Strategy, Yuendumu Mediation & Justice Program will receive an additional $100,000 in 2015/16 to expand their serviceto the nearby communities of Willowra and Ti Tree.Council President Adrian Dixon said the...
The Central Desert Regional Council has welcomed the recent announcement by the Commonwealth Government to increase funding for its community service programs.Following the recent Indigenous Advancement Strategy funding announcements, there was a widespread call for reconsideration of those decisions. A subsequent review by the Commonwealth has resulted in increased funding for the Council and a commitment...
Central Desert, Barky and MacDonnell Regional Councils have jointly won a prestigious National Award for Local Government for their program 'Creating great landfills in central Australian remote Aboriginal communities'.Central Desert Director of Works Glenn Marshall said "In 2012 the NT Department of Health approached the Local Government Association of the NT seeking improvements in waste management in NT...

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