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Laramba Women Victorious in NAIDOC Week Softball Competition


With the cancellation of the Annual Softball NT Championships due to COVID-19 restrictions, Softball NT held a NAIDOC week competition with eight teams from across Central Australia, including South Australia. The competition was the first annual NAIDOC Mparntwe Shield, and Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) were represented by ten Laramba women.

Community members from Laramba travelled to Alice Springs to compete in the tournament, held at the Jim McConville softball fields on 14 November 2020.

CDRC to Compete in NAIDOC Week Softball Competition


This Saturday over a dozen community members from Laramba will compete in Alice Springs representing Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) in the Mparntwe Softball Shield as part of NAIDOC week. Competing against other council teams from across Northern Territory, the CDRC team will play in a round robin competition at Jim McConville Softball fields on Saturday from approximately 11am, with the finals commencing in the late afternoon.

NAIDOC Week in November in 2020

NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is celebrated by all Australians and is a great opportunity to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

CDRC 2019-20 Annual Report Out Now

The Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) 2019-20 annual report has been sent to the Minister for Local Government, Chansey Paech MLA, and is now up on the CDRC website. The annual report shows the progress CDRC has made against the Strategic Plan throughout the financial year and the CDRC annual financial statements. It also includes achievements and stories of the CDRC communities.

Nominations Now Open for First Circles Leadership Program

Nominations are now open for the NT Government’s First Circles Leadership Program. The First Circles Program focuses on identifying, mentoring and supporting Indigenous emerging leaders from remote communities across the Northern Territory.

CDRC People and Culture in Safe Work Month Film Competition


The Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) People and Cultureteam's entry to the CDRC “Working through COVID-19” video competition for National Safe Work Month in October is called ‘COVID Safe’. It demonstrates physical distancing and safe hygiene practices through interpretive dance.

‘Mind Management’ Film Runner-Up in Safe Work Month Film Competition



The Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) Governance and Business Support Services team's entry to the CDRC “Working through COVID-19” video competition for National Safe Work Month in October finished as runner-up. The film is called ‘Mind Management’ and focuses on the mental health side of the pandemic, and the help that is available.

You can also view the video on our YouTube channel here: Mind Management YouTube video


Rain Means Care Needs to be taken on Roads

With the recent rains the Sandover road to Engawala is now closed. The Tanami road from Granites Mine to the Lajamanu turn off is also closed.

All other dirt roads should be driven with care.

You can view the latest road conditions at

Video is of vehicle crossing creek on Plenty Highway.

Ordinary Council Meeting

Ordinary Council
Date time: 
Thursday, November 26, 2020 - 09:00
Alice Springs
The Ordinary Council meeting of Central Desert Regional Council will be held in Alice Springs on 27 November at 9am.

CDRC Staff Gain White Card Qualifications On-Line


 Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) used COVID-19 restrictions to their advantage in July with a number of staff completing the Occupational Health and Safety Construction Induction training online through a special one-off trial with Charles Darwin University. Staff from both head office and communities were offered the course which was broken down to sessions of two hours each over three days instead of the normal full day.


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