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On Thursday 9 September Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) Aged Care staff attended the Graduation ceremony at Batchelor – Desert People Centre Campus Alice Springs to graduate their Certificate II in Family Well Being.

There were four staff from Anmatjere, three staff from Engawala and two staff from Atitjere.

Congratulations to all the graduates.

Photo above: From left to right:...

The first round of the new breakfast all staff meetings were conducted throughout all nine Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) council centres on 31 August.  For Engawala and Atitjere egg and bacon sandwiches and fruit juice were on the menu. Engawala utilised the Aged Care facility while Atitjere were able to make use of their barbecue to get the job done.

All staff in attendance appreciated...

The 2021 Local Government Elections for the Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) were held in August and the results are now out.

Northern Tanami

There were only two nominations for two positions, so no election necessary. These were Andrew Johnson and Cyril Tasman.

Southern Tanami

There were four nominations for four positions, all by returning councillors. These are Warren...

The Laramba Local Authority (LA) proposed to plant some indigenous trees along the main road into the community, from the Childcare to the turn off at the school. The approved sacred site clearance is for trees on both sides of the road however the other side next to the oval has a power line, so there are plans to get shade trees that will not grow tall so as not to disturb the overhead line.

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A recent visit to Engawala Community by the Atitjere Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) works crew sparked some inter-community rivalry when they saw some of the new landfill improvement works there. One thing in particular that interested them was the new cardboard burn pit. The Engawala CDRC works crew have used some recycled materials to construct a very impressive new pit.

Since then, the...

On the first day of spring the Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) Yuelamu team of Marcus Briscoe, Norman Hagan and Mack Murphy conducted a combined office/municipal ‘Emu Pick’ of litter alongside the dam wall of Yuelamu. The crew organised the task the day before, coming up with the most successful way. 

“Yuelamu residents have commented positively on seeing the team working collaborative...

Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) recently competed at the AAI Central Australia Softball Tournament held in Tennant Creek. CDRC were represented by 30 female players from Anmatjere, Laramba and Engawala.

The three teams were supported by CDRC Youth and Community Safety Patrol Team Leaders, who all met in Ti Tree on Friday. The teams had a quick lunch...

The Willowra road, from 18km to 23km, is being upgraded.

This is thanks to Local Government Priority Infrastructure Funding, proudly sponsored by the Northern Territory Government, and will be completed by Danny Orr Earthmoving.

The Regional Manager Roads and Capital Projects at Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) is the Project...

 Last week the Central Dust Devils represented Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) and the Northern Territory in the Australasian final of the Local Government Australasian Management Challenge.

 Up against some tough competition from one Council in each state of Australia and one from New Zealand, the Devils did CDRC proud. Our opponents were Randwick City Council (NSW), Otago Regional Council...

Good luck to the 30 softball players from Engawala, Laramba and Ti Tree who are travelling to Tennant Creek this week to represent Central Desert Regional Council at the AAI Central Australia Softball Tournament. Players will hit the field on Friday night and all day Saturday. Check our Facebook or website for the results next week!

Photo: Annalisa Dixon from Laramba waiting to...

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