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The Northern Territory Government first announced the structural reform of local government in the Northern Territory on the 31st of January 2007. The new Central Desert Shire Council came into existence on the 1st of July 2008.
The Local Government reform changed the way local government services where delivered to people living in remote communities. Eleven new Shire Councils were established in the Northern Territory, with the five existing municipal councils (Alice Springs Town Council, Darwin City Council, Katherine Town Council, Palmerston City Council and Litchfield Council) continuing to operate.
The new Central Desert Shire takes in a large area of unincorporated land, and communities that were previously managed by the local government bodies of:
- Anmatjere Community Government Council
- Yuelamu Community Inc.
- Arltarlpilta Community Government Council
- Nyirripi Community Inc.
- Lajamanu Community Government Council
- Yuendumu and Willowra Community Government Council
The Story of our Region is available for download below. Please note this file been broken into parts for easier downloading.