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 The Local Authorities (LA) in seven of the Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) communities purchased either one or two 2000 litre water trailers to use at sporting events, sorry camps and other temporary events where drinking water is needed. Yuendumu and Lajamanu bought two each and Atitjere, Yuelamu, Nyirripi, Laramba and Engawala bought one each. All of the trailers have now arrived at their...
Community members from Laramba travelled to Alice Springs to represent Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) in a Central Australian slow pitch softball competition on 12 and 13 September 2020.The annual Softball NT championships that were to be held in Alice Springs this year were cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, so Softball NT held this competition instead. Slow pitch is played as a more social...
 The Anmatjere Local Authority (LA) allocated money to have solar lights installed in the three communities that make up Anmatjere: Pmara Jutunta, Nturiya and Wilora. Over the last two weeks the communities have been lit up with the installation of five new solar lights per community. LA members and residents had highlighted ten dark areas in each of the three communities. These positions were forwarded...
 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...
Staff from Central Desert Regional Council’s (CDRC) Community Development Program (CDP) in Laramba and Yuendumu attended a one week Certificate II in Automotive Training at the Centre for Appropriate Technology (CAT) in Alice Springs last week. Three activity supervisors, two Activity Liaison Engagement Officers (ALEO) and an activity coordinator attended the training, which involved servicing small...
 A community engagement meeting was held by NT Health on 26 August in Ti Tree, supported by Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) and local police. It was attended by Central Land Council (CLC) representatives, Anmatjere community residents and local clinic staff. It included a barbecue with drinks and fruit held in Carter Haines Park. COVID-19 information was delivered followed by a chance for residents...
 In August the Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) Yuelamu works crew and office administrator dispatched household gardening and cleaning packages for each of the 43 houses in Yuelamu as part of a Yuelamu Local Authority project. The packages were well received by the residents and have come together in time for spring cleaning for the community. Pictured is Norman Hagan (CDRC Office Administrator)...
Monday 17 August saw the Atitjere works crew and Essential Services Officer (ESO) start their training for a Certificate Three in Local Government (Operational Works).  This course covers topics such as Work Health and Safety, Waste Management, Construction and Maintenance of Roads and more in-depth training on communication and the processes involved in working effectively in Local Government.  The...
Nick Brown (Director Council Services) and Pip Parsonson (Director Community Services) were in Nyirripi for the Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) Ordinary Council meeting on 29 July. Before they left town they dropped into the Aged Care Centre to say hello to staff and see how they were going. Although busy, Wayne Porter (Aged Care Services Coordinator in Nyirripi) was very helpful and showed Nick...
 The August 2020 edition of the Central Desert News is out now! You can view it by opening the attachment below. Do you want to receive the newsletter by email?  Please subscribe to our newsletter and media release mailing list by clicking subscribe on the right hand side of this page. 

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