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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...
Need an idea for Easter that involves fun, family and friends then why not head to Aileron for the 11th Annual Aileron Bush Weekend on the 4th and 5th April 2015 Come and get amongst the cowboys and cowgirls as they battle it out in the extreme rodeo rough stock events. Try your luck in the notorious Mexican Donkey race. The Junior and Open Gymkhana will be held Saturday morning.An added feature for the...
What to do business with the Central Desert Regional Council?  The Council has launched it new electronic procurement portal through Tenderlink.  TenderLink is one of the largest online procurement systems in the Southern Hemisphere, and Australasia's central gateway for the advertisement and management of tenders and other business opportunities.By registering as a supplier with through the e-procurement...
The March edition of the Central Desert Newsletter is out now.  In our newsletter this quarter you can catch up on the events over the Christmas holiday period, find out what the Council is doing to repair the damaged roads from the rain, see what is coming up within the Council region and even get a look in at meetings happening over the year with the pull-out Council calendar!  Follow this link to see...
The Northern Territory Grants Commission will be visiting Central Desert communities from 23 - 27 March, 2015. The main purpose of this visit will be to discuss with Council and communities the funding models, population, and local roads within communities. The Commission will also discuss difficulties that are being experienced in providing services to communities and outstations. This provides the...
Central Desert Regional Council will review how it can deliver services to its remote Indigenous communities as it comes to grips with the Commonwealth's Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) funding offer.Over fifty percent of the Council's community services are currently funded by the Federal Government. The provisional advice from the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet is that we will receive...
The Willowra Local Authority nominations are now open. They will be open until 9:00am, 20 March, 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 community can nominate to be a Local Authority member. The previous...

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