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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...
Staff from Central Desert Regional Council’s (CDRC) Community Development Program (CDP) in Laramba and Yuendumu attended a one week Certificate II in Automotive Training at the Centre for Appropriate Technology (CAT) in Alice Springs last week. Three activity supervisors, two Activity Liaison Engagement Officers (ALEO) and an activity coordinator attended the training, which involved servicing small...
 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. 
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...
 Yuendumu now has thirteen new solar street lights. This was a project funded by the Yuendumu Local Authority to increase safety in the community. Twelve of the lights have been installed along West Camp Road and one in the Peace Park adjacent to the Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) Office. 
 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...
Vets visited Yuendumu at the weekend (13 and 14 June) as part of the Central Desert Regional Council commitment to two vet visits a year to each community. Many dogs and cats were de-sexed, treated for ticks, had teeth extracted and legs amputated. This will leave the pet population a lot healthier.Some of the dogs helped were Brownie, who had a stomach wound; Long Grass, who had some dental issues; and...
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.
National Reconciliation Week runs from 27 May to 3 June, 2020.To celebrate, Indigenous Events NT is holding a Photo competition with the theme from National Reconciliation Week – In This Together.They want you to take a photo that shows what reconciliation looks like to you and to upload it to https://www.indigenouseventsnt.com.au/photo-competiton. You could win an IPad.

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