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The 2018-19 Central Desert Regional Council Annual Report has been sent to the NT Minister and is now available. You can read it here or download a copy of the attachment below. Over the last year the Council has faced a number of challenges including a continued reduction in operational funding, ongoing cost shifting from other tiers of government and changes to significant funding agreements.  Despite...
Youth and Communities contracted workers to repair the Atitjere Recreation Hall in June, fixing some dangerous problems.The Rec Hall had electrical problems, holes in the veranda ceiling exposing fibrous insulation and a rotting floor in the bathroom/laundry. The contractors rectified these problems by replacing lights, removing loose wiring, removing the vinyl and reinforcing the toilet/laundry floor...
 The Central Desert Regional Council, together with the Northern Territory Government have released the Regional Visitor Experience Master Plan for the East MacDonnell and Plenty Highway Region.The Master Plan is expected to shape investment in the region for the next 10 years.
The staff and execuitive of Central Desert Regional Council are delighted to welcome an entireley Indigenous Council consisting of seven new Councillors, three women and the youngest woman ever elected in our region at just 22 years of age.  Read all about it via our press release. 
The NT Electoral Commission advised today that the following Central Desert Region constituents have nominated for Council. Candidates are listed in alphabetical order according to their Ward, attached.As there are two nominees and only two vacancies in the Akitjere Ward, there will not be an election in this ward.  Both nominees will be elected to Council without contest.All other vacancies will be...
The nomination period for both Councillors and Local Authority members in the Central Desert Region is now OPEN.Nominations will close on 3 August 2017.Please see the video located here to find out the benefits of being on Council/Local Authority.To become a Local Authority member please fill out the form attached, for Council see the information below or speak to your relevant Council Services Manager on...
I am very pleased to advise that the Council formally appointed Ms Diane Hood to the role of CEO to the Central Desert Regional Council. The Council appointed Ms Hood after an extensive nation-wide recruitment process.The appointment of Ms Hood follows the decision by our current CEO Ms Cathryn Hutton to leave the organisation after seven years to take an extended holiday and spend more time with her...
The Central Desert Regional Council is proud to be associated with the 70th Harts Range Bush Sports Weekend being held over the Picnic Day weekend in August (4th-7th August).  The weekend sees a huge range of family entertainment including stockhorse races, rodeo, gymkhana, sports events including running races, novelty races for kids, lizard race, ladies cow tail toss, high jump, tug o war and jumping...
Remote Indigenous communities in Central Australia are likely to remain isolated and subject to frequent road closures unless urgent funding is received to reinstate flood damaged roads, Central Desert Regional Councillors were advised at a recent Council meeting.The Council manages over 1,700km of roads within the Central Desert Region including roads that provide the primary access to remote Indigenous...
With record rain falls across the Region in December and January, grass levels are at a critical point.  Council is currently allocating all available resources to slashing, mowing and grading fire breaks, however it is predicting that a problematic fire season will follow in a few months when vegetation dries out. Residents and landowners are asked to ensure that grass is kept low around houses and other...

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