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Awards and Recognition

The Council is very proud of our achievements.  Below are a few of our recent awards:

2021 Local Govenance Australasian Management Challenge NT

Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) 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 in the Australasian finals in August.

In its 29th year, the AMC is a “simulation-based team building, learning and networking program using real local government themes – the types of issues that a senior management team in a council would most likely face.” The teams of six are challenged to respond to a series of tasks in a unique one-day, fast paced, ‘pressure cooker’ environment.

This helps team members to develop skills and become more effective in the way they lead, think, communicate, negotiate, make decisions, analyse and engage.

The Central Dust Devils

The CDRC team (called Central Dust Devils) was made up of Aaron Tannahill, Andrew Cook, Carmen Hunter, Coco Petit, Jacob Khumalo and Warren Kenney, as well as their mentor, Irenee McCreevy.

2015 National Awards for Excellence in Local Government - Category Winner 

Central Desert Regional Council has won the category prize 'Boosting Productivity through Infrastructure' category winner' at the 2015 National Awards for Local Government.

President Adrian Dixon said it is excellent news that their program 'Creating great landfills in central Australian remote Aboriginal communities' had been given the nod by their peers on a national platform.

Central Desert, Barkly and MacDonnell regional councils and LGANT have worked very hard on this program with the support of the NT Department of Health.  The program set about strategically cleaning up landfill sites, installing public drop off and recycling areas, digging safer pits, fencing them off from the general public and training Indigenous work crews in covering and compacting the rubbish," he said.

To read more on the awards click 2015 National Award for Local Government booklet.


2014 Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards - Merit Award

Photo of National, state and merit certificate winners

The Central Desert Regional Council and the Yuendumu Mediation & Justice Committee have been recognised for their great work in building Peace in Yuendumu at the 2014 Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards in Canberra in November 2014.

The Council and the Mediation Committee were one of only 10 recipients nation wide who were awarded merit certificates that put them in the running for the overall winner of the National Community Crime & Violence Prevention Award.  Griffith Youth Forensic Service from Queensland was named the overall winner.