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Youth and Communities have upgraded the Engawala Basketball court with a new concrete floor inside the caged area and surrounding it. This will significantly reduce dust and associated breathing problems, and make the space more useable for the Sport and Recreation program.The project was possible thanks to funding from CAYLUS that was repurposed for the project.“This project wouldn’t have been completed...
President of the Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) Adrian Dixon along with CEO Diane Hood opened the first Flexi overnight respite centre in Ti Tree on 3rd July 2019.The facility has two separate wings, one for men and one for women. It will significantly increase the capacity for overnight respite care for residents across the communities of the Central Desert Region.In her speech, Ms Hood thanked...
When you visit a Central Desert community on business we would like you to please: - Tell the Council Service Manager (CSM) at least one week before your visit why you want to come (where practical), what you plan to do, who you would like to see, how long you plan to stay and what help you would like.Check again a day before you come in case something unforeseen has happened, for example sorry...
                     Central Desert Regional Council presents its draft 2018-22 (Year two) Regional Council Plan (which includes our 2019/20 Annual Council plan and budget) for public Comment until close of business 3rd July 2019. A copy is available on our website at  www.centraldesert.nt.gov.au  (About Council / Regional Plan) or at our Office at 1 Bagot Street, Alice Springs.Please email  all...
Atitjere ESO helping community and learning new skills.Shannon White, Atitjere community member and our Essential Services Officer has recently joined the Harts Range unit of the Northern Territory Emergency Services (NTES).  Shannon expressed an interest in volunteering for the unit back in July when the new Police Sergeant, Michael Wyatt, decided to restart the dormant unit.Shannon sought approval from...
                               An overcast day in Ti Tree saw 18 Students from the Aboriginal Studies Class and 4 Teaching and Support Staff grace our Central Desert Regional Council office to learn about what it is we do, learn about the services provided to the people of Ti Tree and hear and absorb some of the history that surrounds our perimeter.  The students were lucky enough to engage in some...
Central Desert Regional Council has now opened a new visitor accommodation facility at Laramba.Since its first guest in September 2018, the facility occupancy has been growing steadily and currently is running at near capacity.Both external contractors and CDRC staff have been guests, enjoying the well appointed clean rooms  with the added advantage of saving the 80km round trip to Tilmouth Wells Roadhouse...
Central Desert Regional Council congratulates Southern Tanami Kurdiji Indigenous Corporation (STKIC) on its funding success to become an independent corporation, a journey of some seven years.  Yuendumu mediator, Robert Robertson commented that “we have to break the cycle we go round in year after year.  Breaking the cycle means we must face the challenges in our lives”.  
Central Desert Regional Council’s Youth and Communities Team recently witnessed devastation and destruction caused by a mob of Desert Zombies in Atitjere.  To spite efforts by a band of local council staff, no one was able to prevent the inevitable. World wide authorities have been alerted...
Some of the many valued female members of the Central Desert Regional Council workforce were recently profiled in LG Focus, a monthly poublication produced by Local Government FOCUS.The full story can be accessed below.

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