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Central Desert News August 2021

The August 2021 edition of the Central Desert News is out now! You can view it by opening the attachment below.

In this edition:

- CDRC Win Management Challenge

- Local Government Elections

- Community Safety Started in Nyirripi

- Opening of MacDonnell Building

-Mobile Reception in Nyirripi, Engawala and Laramba

- 2021/22 Year planner

- and much more!

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Regional Manager, CDP

Closing date: 
Sunday, December 19, 2021 - 00:00

 About Us

Central Desert Regional Council is a local government authority covering an area over 282,000 Sq. kilometres. The Council provides a range of services in 12 communities to the North of Alice Springs: Lajamanu, Ti Tree, Wilora, Nturiya, Pmara Jutunta, Willowra, Laramba, Nyirripi, Yuelamu, Atitjere, Engawala and Yuendumu. There are also several homelands and outstations. The Central Desert area is considered remote and disadvantaged and over 80% of the population is Aboriginal.

The Role

Alice Springs

Rates and Charges Declaration

Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) gives notice in accordance to section 158 of the Local Government Act (2008) that the following rates and charges were declared to apply to the financial year ending 30 June 2022 at the Ordinary Council Meeting held on Friday 30 May 2021.

Ordinary Council Meeting

Ordinary Council
Date time: 
Friday, July 30, 2021 - 09:00

Councillor's please note that there will be NO briefing for this meeting.

The meeting will be held in Lajamanu on 30 July 2021 at 9am.

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


Coordinator, ICT

Closing date: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 00:00
Make a difference in a region brimming with beautiful landscapes and unique cultures. Central Desert Regional Council is a friendly, flexible employer.
Alice Springs

CSP Conflict Resolution Training


On 6 June, Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) Community Safety Patrol (CSP) teams from Yuelamu, Laramba, Nturiya, Pmara Jutunta, Atitjere, and Engawala travelled to Alice Springs for three days of training in Introductory Mediation and Peacemaking.  The program was delivered by Troy Degenhardt and Matthew Panayi of Northern Territory Alternate Dispute Resolution.

NAIDOC Week 2021

Community Event
Date time: 
Tuesday, July 6, 2021 - 10:00
Ti Tree

 NAIDOC Week is happening from 4-11 July 2021. This year's theme is "Heal Country!"

Check your Community Office for details of celebrations happening in your community.

Don't forget that 5 July is a day off for Central Desert Regional Council staff to comemorate NAIDOC week.


Opening of MacDonnell Regional Council Building


On Thursday, 27 May, Chanston Paech MLA officially opened the Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) and MacDonnell Regional Council (MRC) new building on Bagot Street in Alice Springs.

The event was attended by the Councillors and executives of both councils, the Lord Mayor of Darwin Kon Vatskalis, the Mayor of Alice Springs Town Council, Damien Ryan and the CEO of Local Government Association of the Northern Territory (LGANT), Sean Holden (Kon Vatskalis is also the President of LGANT).

Reconciliation Week

Reconciliation Week runs from 27 May until 3 June every year. These dates commemorate the 27 May 1967 referendum and the 3 June 1992 High Court Mabo decision. Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.


Community Safety Training in Alice Springs

All the staff from Central Desert Regional Council’s (CDRC) Community Safety Patrol (CSP) attended training in Alice Springs on 17 and 18 May.  Staff from Yuelamu, Laramba, Atitjere, Engawala, Pmara Jutunta, Nturiya, and Lajamanu attended, and it was the first opportunity for the staff to get together since biosecurity restrictions were introduced in the communities in March 2020.


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