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 The April 2021 edition of the Central Desert News is out now! You can view it by opening the attachment below.

In this edition:

- Nyirripi Childcare centre reopens

- It's raining training at CDRC!

- A lot of actual rain

- Imparja Cup

- 2020/21 Year planner

- and much more!

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These are the premier Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) awards, now in their third running. The value of the awards has been increased as the standard has increased. The awards were formally acknowledged at the last All Staff meeting in March, where winners received a certificate, $200 voucher and a mug commemorating the value the winner is demonstrating.

Congratulations to all the winners,...

On 17 March more Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) staff members attended a four wheel drive course, after another course run on 17 February. This time there were staff from Community Development Program (CDP), Community Safety Patrol (CSP), Works and Aged Care.

Main photo: Practicing four wheel driving on dirt roads.


Every March 8th is International Women’s Day. Today we are celebrating with an interview with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC), Diane Hood.


The Atitjere Local Authority (LA) decided they wanted barbecues in their community – and they got them. Two fixed barbecues were located at sites that the community wanted for family gatherings and social events, and a barbecue trailer is an asset to both Atitjere and the surrounding outstations, as it can be used for a variety of functions ranging from birthdays to funerals and...

Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) communities held their Christmas parties this December in the lead-up to the big day.

Yuelamu had their Christmas party on 11 December. Attendees were from Childcare, Agedcare and the Municipal team. They had a spread of cold salads with ham, smoked turkey and roast chicken, along with a Christmas sponge cake with fresh...

 Lhere Mparntwe (Todd River) is flowing after a good amount of rain fell in Alice Springs.

Good rain has fallen on the Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) communities as well. North of Alice Springs, the rain is steady and there are sporadic parts where there is...

 The December 2020 edition of the Central Desert News is out now! You can view it by opening the attachment below.

In this edition:

- Customer Satisfaction Survey results

- New Councillor

- New Aged Care Facility in Atitjere

- Local Authority projects

- Laramba win NAIDOC week softball competition

- 2020/21 Year planner

- and much more!

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Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) have purchased five new garbage trucks.

One of the 8 tonne trucks is here already, and will head out to Atitjere. Kyle Dunn, Shane White and Warren Kenney from Atitjere had an orientation for the truck on Wednesday 25 November at the CDRC depot before it went out.

Simon Cameron, the general manager...

The Atitjere Local Authority decided to provide fencing at the front of the Atitjere Recreation Hall and playground in order to stop young children from running out of the facility and onto Mica Road.  They agreed to fund the project and Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) arranged for quotes to provide the fencing and the successful contractor completed the fencing last week.

CDRC staff were...