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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...
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Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) sponsored Sunday’s Family Sports Day at the Harts Range Races at the weekend. The CDRC Family Sports Day was well represented by Atitjere Community members with the Atitjere Ladies winning their heat in the Tug of War with the Plenty Highway Ladies winning the Tug of War final.  With the final being battled out by local community members it was very hard to pick a...
The Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) Community Development Program (CDP) started the 2021 financial year upbeat, despite a challenging operating environment posed by the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic. Staff attended an in-house training session at the start of July, centred on engaging everyone in the program’s journey through the difficult pandemic time in the financial year ahead. Good group...
Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) Youth and Communities successfully ran two intercommunity sports days involving several remote communities over the June-July School Holidays.The sports days were held at Atitjere on 8 July and Laramba on 15 July.  The Atitjere sports day was open to participants from Engawala, and the Laramba Day saw participants travel from Yuelamu.  Youth, Sport and Recreation (YSR...
 Yuendumu now has thirteen new solar street lights. This was a project funded by the Yuendumu Local Authority to increase safety in the community. Twelve of the lights have been installed along West Camp Road and one in the Peace Park adjacent to the Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) Office. 
Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) decided to celebrate NAIDOC week on the original dates in July rather than in hot November like the rest of Australia. On Tuesday 7 July in Nyirripi, Ben Gallagher, Traditional Owner, dressed in traditional attire for their event and provided some education to the people who attended.Ben and several other local people constructed a ‘humpy’, a traditional Aboriginal...
 Yuelamu had an impressive number of entries into the NAIDOC Week Art Award, so much so that four categories had to be created. The theme this year was ‘Always was – always will be.’ Rhys Murphy (main photo, on left) won the Best Pottery category with his entry “Blue” (below left).Tanisha Charles (main photo, on right) won the Best Canvas category for her entry “One Land, One People” (below right).      ...
 Monday 6 July is a day off work for Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) staff due to the NAIDOC week celebrations. And even though the rest of Australia has postponed the celebrations until November CDRC have decided to go ahead with the celebrations on Tuesday 7 July. The weather is perfect for it this time of year and the Council has its COVID-19 plans in place. The celebrations will happen on each...
Engawala Field officers, Bruno Tilmouth and Eric Tilmouth (pictured), have been hard at work remarking the lines on the community’s speed bumps. Now drivers will be able to see the speed bumps better, and slow down for them. This will make the streets of Engawala safer and the bottoms of the local cars less sore.The completed speed bump.

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