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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

Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) has three finalists in the 2019 Territory Tidy Towns Sustainable Awards this year – Laramba, Ti Tree and Wilora. The winners will be announced on 29 November.The Community Development Program (CDP) men’s team at Laramba have been busy with their Tidy Towns preparation ahead of the judging.  They have been collecting rubbish around the streets near the activity centre...
 The Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) Community Development Program (CDP) team in Yuelamu have started the month of November off with a bang.The men have been working together to improve the roads in Yuelamu by filling in potholes and gaining skills that may help them to get jobs.Main picture: Richie Morton, Maitland Nelson and Raymond Leo hard at work.At the last funeral in town Nick Muirhead, CDP...
 Michael Wehr of Lot 19 cleaned up first prize in the Engawala Tidy Yard Competition in September, ran by Central Desert Regional Council. The winning property is pictured.The Police Officers from Harts Range gladly accepted the challenge of being the judges. They were very impressed with how tidy the small community of Engawala is.Second place was awarded to Diane and Maureen Dixon of Lot 14 (CDRC...
The Yuelamu CDRC Municipal Services Team decided to give the Yuelamu office an upgrade. Our Works crew removed the garden beds at the front of the Yuelamu office and installed new ones using tyres from our Landfill, incorporating recycling into the new look. They planted drought resistant natives with lawn seed sewed into the verges to help with dust oppression. The result has been fantastic and the...