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Community Safety Patrol and Sports and Recreation staff attended in-house training and an Applied Suicide Intervention Training (ASIST) course in Alice Springs over the dates of 27, 28 and 29 November. The in-house training was centred on developing staff’s understanding of their roles as public servants and council values, developing staff’s commitment to council’s service charter, a presentation of the...
Nyirripi held a football carnival on 1-3 November with Willowra and Yuendumu sending both men’s and women’s teams to participate, while Nyirripi fielded two men’s and a women’s team.Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) works crew with help from Community Development Program (CDP), cleaned and leveled the oval in the days leading up to the start to ensure player safety.Northern Territory Police were...
The December 2019 edition of the Central Desert News is out now! You can view it below or open 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.
Willowra's Local Authority decided to allocate some of its funding to provide every house in Willowra with a cleaning package. Each package included a heavy duty steel mop bucket, a mop with removable head for machine washing, a dust pan and brush, a broom, a grass rake and 50 heavy duty garbage bags.Within 45 minutes of putting the notice up, 21 of the 40 packages were collected. Les Fry and Vivienne...
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...
On 4 September, the Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) Willowra Works team began construction on the Granites Mines Affected Areas Aboriginal Corporation (GMAAAC) funded West Side Park in Willowra, a community located 340km north-west of Alice Springs.The construction includes shade shelters and seating for over 30 people.“These parks will increase the liveability of the community, which aligns with...
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...

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