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Welcome to the Central Desert Regional Council

Hello and welcome

Welcome to the Central Desert Regional Council's website.

The Council is located in Central Australia and covers an area of approximately 283,000 square kms.  The Council was formed in 2008 through the amalgamation of a number of small community councils.  The Council and staff would like to invite you to browse our website and find out more about our organisation and communities.

News from the region

In early December, demolition of the internal structure of the ground floor of the Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) Alice Springs office began to make way for renovations to the space.Nicholl Constructions won the tender and started the renovations in early January, and is expected to finish by late February. Neata Glass are supplying the glass and aluminium frames and TDC are replacing the air...
The Imparja Cup 2020 finals took place on Wednesday 5 February, and although rain hampered the start of the tournament, the 2020 Imparja Cup successfully finished.The men’s team from Yuelamu finished in 8th place overall after losing the 7th v 8th final to ‘Brothers in Arms’. Brothers in Arms batted first and made 119 and in reply, Yuelamu made a very respectable 89.“The men were thrilled with their...
Central Desert Regional Council community members are currently in Alice Springs for 2020 Imparja Cup, which runs from 1 – 6 February. The men are represented by Yuelamu and women are represented by Laramba.Despite rain delays, the touring teams have attended a number of events throughout the first half of the trip including Captains Briefing, Barefoot Ceremony, one game for the men and the Indoor...
UPDATE: As of 4 February the Atitjere airstrip is open until notified otherwise.Yesterday’s widespread rain and continuing good quality rain overnight in Atitjere is good news for the dry community. It has also prompted an Unscheduled Airstrip Inspection by the Central Desert Regional Council.  The overnight rain and persistent showers today has made the runway and taxiway surface soft and unsafe for...