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CDRC Win Management Challenge


The Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) team has won the Australasian Management Challenge (AMC) Northern Territory division against local governments from the top end, including Darwin and Palmerston. The competition was run on 29 April in Alice Springs and as the winners they will be heading to the Australasian finals in Canberra in August.

Ordinary Council Meeting

Ordinary Council
Date time: 
Friday, May 28, 2021 - 09:00
Alice Springs

Councillor's please note that the briefing will take place in Alice Springs on 27 May 2021 at 12pm.

The meeting will be held in Alice Springs on 28 May 2021 at 9am.

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


Central Desert News April 2021

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

In this edition:

- Nyirripi Childcare centre reopens

- It's raining training at CDRC!

- A lot of actual rain

- Imparja Cup

- 2020/21 Year planner

- and much more!

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These are the premier Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) awards, now in their third running. The value of the awards has been increased as the standard has increased. The awards were formally acknowledged at the last All Staff meeting in March, where winners received a certificate, $200 voucher and a mug commemorating the value the winner is demonstrating.

Congratulations to all the winners, well done on demonstrating the values and your strong contribution to Council.


International Women’s Day

Every March 8th is International Women’s Day. Today we are celebrating with an interview with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC), Diane Hood.

What challenges have you faced in your career as a woman? How did you overcome them?

CDRC Compete in Imparja Cup Final


The Imparja Cup 2021 finals took place on Friday 19 February and it came down to the last over in the grand final for the Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) Laramba team who almost took out the title.

Municipal Crews Attend 4WD Training Course


On Tuesday 17 February Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) municipal crews from Anmatjere (Ti Tree), Laramba and Yuelamu attended a four wheel drive training course in Alice Springs.

The attendees were Mack Murphy, Norman Hagan and Cliffy Tommy from Yuelamu; Billy Briscoe and Caesar Tilmouth from Laramba; and Elias Birch Baird from Anmatjere.

A four wheel drive course helps keep drivers safe when on dirt roads and prepares them in case they get bogged.


Cricket Upskill for Youth, Sport and Recreation Staff


Central Desert Regional Desert (CDRC) had four representatives at Northern Territory Cricket’s Community Coaching Course (Level 1) on Wednesday 17 February.

Stephen Royes, Stephen Evans, James Anderson and Jeff Aubert (Youth Sport and Recreation Team Leaders in Engawala, Laramba, Yuelamu and Ti Tree respectively) completed the online component of the course prior to the practical session, which was held at Mona’s Lounge, Traegar Park in Alice Springs.

Special Council Meeting

Special Council
Date time: 
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 11:00
Alice Springs

This is a Special Council Meeting that will be held in the Alice Springs Town Council on Wednesday, 24 February 2021 at 11.00am


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


Imparja Cup This Week


Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) are represented by Anmatjere for the men and by Laramba for the women in the 2021 Imparja Cup Cricket Carnival this week (15-19 February).

The game schedule is:

Monday 10am v Brothers in Arms @ Flynn Drive

Monday 2:30pm v TES Roosters @ Ross Park

Tuesday NO GAMES

Wednesday 2:30pm v Moongies Roos @ Ross Park

Wednesday 4:30pm v Clontarf Alumni All-Stars @ Ross Park


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