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Annual Report 2018-19 is now available

The 2018-19 Central Desert Regional Council Annual Report has been sent to the NT Minister and is now available. You can read it here or download a copy of the attachment below.

A chance to have your say!

The Council has drafted a Regional Council Plan and budget for 2016/17.  The Regional Plan includes information about:

- the programs, projects and activities that the Council will undertake in coming financial year

- how Council will fund its budget including information about changes to general and conditional rates.

Special Council Meeting

Special Council
Date time: 
Friday, October 29, 2021 - 10:00
Alice Springs

This is a Special Council Meeting that will be held in Alice Springs by phone conference on Friday, 29 October 2021 at 10:00am.

Please contact the Governance team on 8958 9500 or at for more details.



CDRC Win Employer of Choice 2021

Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) has been recognised as a Winner for Employer of Choice in The Australian Business Awards 2021. The Australian Business Awards for Employer of Choice recognises organisations that develop leading workplaces that maximise the full potential of their workforce through established policies and practices that demonstrate effective employee recruitment, engagement and retention.

Ordinary Council Meeting

Ordinary Council
Date time: 
Thursday, November 25, 2021 - 10:00
Alice Springs

Councillor's please note that the briefing will take place in Alice Springs on 24 November 2021 at 10am.

The meeting will be held in Alice Springs on Thursday 25 November 2021 at 10am.

Please contact the Governance team on 8958 9500 or at for more details.

Work Health Safety Film Competition

The Work Health and Safety (WHS) October Safe Work Month film competition was hotly contested this year, with the dominant themes around vehicles and personal protective equipment (PPE).

At the September Council meeting the Councillors watched all the movies and deliberated over the outcome and there was a dead heat between two movies. Luckily, the Hon. Chansey Paech was in attendance for the swearing in of the new Councillors and was asked to choose the winner.

New Council Sworn In for Central Desert

Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) welcomes the newly elected Councillors to the fourth CDRC Council, who were sworn in on 30 September in Alice Springs, with Chansey Paech MLA in attendance.

Cr Adrian Dixon was elected President once again by the Council, with Cr Warren Williams returning to the role of Deputy President.

YSR Training


Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) Youth, Sport and Recreation (YSR) staff attended a three day training week to complete various courses and planning sessions from 21 – 23 September. There was a total of twenty participants including staff from Laramba, Yuelamu, Atitjere, Pmara Jutunta, Nturiya, Wilora, Engawala and Alice Springs.

2021 CDRC Election Results

The 2021 Local Government Elections for the Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) were held in August and the results are now out.

Northern Tanami

There were only two nominations for two positions, so no election necessary. These were Andrew Johnson and Cyril Tasman.

Southern Tanami

There were four nominations for four positions, all by returning councillors. These are Warren Williams, April Martin, Fred Williams and Jacob Spencer.


Team Leader, Roads & Capital Projects Administration

Closing date: 
Sunday, November 7, 2021 - 00:00
About us

Central Desert Regional Council is a local government authority covering an area over 282,000 Sq. kilometres.

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