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 The Local Authorities (LA) in seven of the Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) communities purchased either one or two 2000 litre water trailers to use at sporting events, sorry camps and other temporary events where drinking water is needed. Yuendumu and Lajamanu bought two each and Atitjere, Yuelamu, Nyirripi, Laramba and Engawala bought one each. All of the trailers have now arrived at their...
Monday 17 August saw the Atitjere works crew and Essential Services Officer (ESO) start their training for a Certificate Three in Local Government (Operational Works).  This course covers topics such as Work Health and Safety, Waste Management, Construction and Maintenance of Roads and more in-depth training on communication and the processes involved in working effectively in Local Government.  The...
 The August 2020 edition of the Central Desert News is out now! You can view it by opening the attachment below. Do you want to receive the newsletter by email?  Please subscribe to our newsletter and media release mailing list by clicking subscribe on the right hand side of this page. 
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...
 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...
NAIDOC Week is from 5-12 July this year, and Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) are celebrating with an Art competition. The theme this year is ‘Always was, always will be’ and your artwork should be based the theme. Entry is open to residents of the communities of CDRC.
 NAIDOC Week is from 5-12 July this year, and Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) are celebrating with a flag raising ceremony in each community at the Council office on Tuesday 7 July. It starts at 10am in each community except Yuendumu where it starts at 12pm. Don't forget that Monday 6 July is a day off for all CDRC staff.
 Today’s mail plane to Atitjere contained thirty individual packages of mail, about one third of the total load capacity of the aircraft for one of five delivery points.  This broke the previous record of twenty-eight, and even still there are another eight or so packages that could not be squeezed into the plane! They are still in Alice Springs waiting to be delivered. It’s going to be a busy day in the...

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