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 Last Thursday (16 April) marked the start of the Atitjere flu shot season with the day promoted by the Atitjere Health Centre as “Get Your Flu Shot Day”. The clinic is hoping to give as many flu shots out to the community as they can. This year is especially important for flu shots in order to help protect the health of the community in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Health Centre allowed Central...
 The recent flow of information around Covid-19 appears to have been received loud and clear in Atitjere.  Along with “Wash your Hands” and “Hygiene” posters Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) has also sent out a strong message about the importance of reducing the amount of rubbish lying around.   The community are cleaning up yards, bins were full and there has been an increase in the request for...
  The Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) Lajamanu Works crew, together with Brad Marshall from the Community Safety Patrol team combined to build and distribute over 200 new rubbish bins to community members and stakeholders. There were 110 household garbage bins and 100 recycling bins put together and placed throughout the community to replace damaged bins still being used. This will help keep...
 In the past four months, the Works Team in Willowra have been busy with an ongoing community clean up including car removals. Field Officers Terence Payton and Junior Presley are new employees of Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) and have been using the backhoe to remove the cars. So far twenty-eight cars have been cleared out of the community to the car “graveyard”. “I am very happy with the work...
 The Office of Chansey Paech has decided to run a photo competition with remote communities to try and capture some positive stories and pictures of life out on country. Send in a picture to ELECTORATE.NAMATJIRA@NT.GOV.AU OR VIA FACEBOOK that you reckon is the best / happiest place in your community.   1ST- $200.00 2ND - $100.00 3RD - $50.00 4TH -$25.00 WIN VOUCHERS TO YOUR COMMUNITY STORE COMPETITION...
 The April 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 Atitjere office is promoting good health and hygiene practices in the lead up to flu season and in preparation of a possible Corona virus outbreak.  The TV screen which usually has community pictures displayed is currently running the SecureNT COVID-19 information slides.  The Council Office has plenty of information on display and has worked closely with the local Clinic to help promote healthy...
 Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) has upgraded the lighting in the Atitjere office to comply with Work, Health and Safety and as an added bonus will cut the cost of lighting electricity usage by at least fifty percent. The old fluorescent lights were removed and new LED strip lighting has been installed.  “The quality of the light in the office is now amazing!  A win – win in our books as we now have...
 The road to Lajamanu via Yuendumu has been closed for a while, and the community was completely closed off for about ten days, but it’s not all bad news. The young people have been having fun in Hooker Creek at Lajamanu, with boating and swimming the flavour of the day. Just don’t forget your lifejackets next time, kids! The road to Lajamanu is open via the Buchanan Highway, but as always, drive to...
 International Women’s Day was yesterday, Sunday 8 March. To celebrate we are doing a profile of a woman that works at Central Desert Regional Council, Julie Whittaker. She has just received a five year service award. How long have you been with CDRC? Over 5 years What position/s are you in / have you had? I started with CDRC on a fixed term contract with Customer Service and Works.  Due to restructure I...

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