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 On Wednesday, 26 February, three Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) Field Officers from Engawala participated in a unit of Certificate III in Local Government Operational Works. The unit of competency was ‘Plan and Construct a Conventional Fence.’ The training is run by Balance HR Consulting, upskilling the field officers in fence repairs as well as how to plan, map out and construct a fence. There...
 The National Basketball League’s 3×3 Big Hustle Northern Territory State Championships were held on Sunday 23 February, with 120 players participating in the event including the Laramba Ladeez. This style of basketball pits three players on each team against each other. The Laramba Ladeez faced Cannons in the first open women’s round. The team went in to their first game filled with confidence, having...
In early December, demolition of the internal structure of the ground floor of the Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) Alice Springs office began to make way for renovations to the space.Nicholl Constructions won the tender and started the renovations in early January, and is expected to finish by late February. Neata Glass are supplying the glass and aluminium frames and TDC are replacing the air...
The Imparja Cup 2020 finals took place on Wednesday 5 February, and although rain hampered the start of the tournament, the 2020 Imparja Cup successfully finished.The men’s team from Yuelamu finished in 8th place overall after losing the 7th v 8th final to ‘Brothers in Arms’. Brothers in Arms batted first and made 119 and in reply, Yuelamu made a very respectable 89.“The men were thrilled with their...
Central Desert Regional Council community members are currently in Alice Springs for 2020 Imparja Cup, which runs from 1 – 6 February. The men are represented by Yuelamu and women are represented by Laramba.Despite rain delays, the touring teams have attended a number of events throughout the first half of the trip including Captains Briefing, Barefoot Ceremony, one game for the men and the Indoor...
UPDATE: As of 4 February the Atitjere airstrip is open until notified otherwise.Yesterday’s widespread rain and continuing good quality rain overnight in Atitjere is good news for the dry community. It has also prompted an Unscheduled Airstrip Inspection by the Central Desert Regional Council.  The overnight rain and persistent showers today has made the runway and taxiway surface soft and unsafe for...
Please be aware that the Willowra road is impassable 55km from the community, due to water over the road.“The rain started falling just as I got there,” said Ray Hocking, who took the video. “That’s as far as I got!”“The road also has several washouts closer to Willowra so take care once the road opens again,” he added. 
 Christmas is just around the corner, and there have been parties to celebrate around the Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) communities. Read on to hear about some of the communities' festivities.    NyirripiThere was a quiet Christmas party at Nyirripi on Monday 9 December with five people present for an afternoon tea style gathering, with lovely food and sparkling apple juice in champagne flutes –...
Over the past few weeks all staff members in Atitjere have been able to request and gain access to the Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) network.  They no longer need to fill in paper timesheets as the crew are undertaking Tech One training, the software that CDRC uses.Staff are able to enter the information on their time cards directly into Tech One, cutting out the need to enter timesheet data into...
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...

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