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The Atitjere basketball court toilets were vandalised in early 2017, rendering them unusable.The Atitjere Local Authority funded a project to repair and renovate the toilet block.  That project is now complete with the added benefit of motion activated solar lights that have been installed to each toilet by the Atitjere Works team. The renovation of the toilets started with the installation of stainless...
The Central Desert Regional Council’s (CDRC) Atitjere works crew erected a new PowerWater Corporation (PWC) Water Usage Sign in October.  It has been located between the Council Office and the Atitjere Store to try and capture everyone’s attention.  Every month PWC send the community water usage data to CDRC and our Essential Services Officer updates the meter accordingly.“This is part of our role in...
 Ti Tree School was presented with their Territory Tidy Towns School “Highly Commended” award by Central Desert Regional Council’s (CDRC) Anmatjere Community Services Manager, Jason McKissock on 12 December at their end of year assembly. Ti Tree School won the award at a Tidy Towns event on 29 November in Alice Springs, at which Jason was present.   Principal Geoff Gillman accepting the award from Jason...
Three staff from Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) travelled to Darwin as part of a library orientation excursion on Wednesday 11 December, to bring back knowledge to the CDRC libraries in Ti Tree and Lajamanu. The staff, Catherine McKissock, Children’s Services Facilitator; Claire Alimboyong, Senior Administration Officer Works; and Michael Erglis, Senior Administration Lajamanu, took part in the...
Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) have introduced new staff Values Awards, which we’re aiming to implement every six months. These awards are for staff who have demonstrated the Council’s values as exemplars (serving as a model or ideal example of the value) and they must be nominated to win.The CDRC values are: Strong and good leadership, Teamwork, Accountability, Integrity, and Respect, and these...
On Sunday 1 December at Alice Springs Basketball Stadium, the Ti-Tree women’s basketball team played a nail biting game in the grand final of the Southern Cup Basketball Tournament against MacDonnell Shire Women. Unfortunately they just missed out on the cup, losing by three points.In the lead up, on Saturday 23 November, Ti-Tree hosted a basketball competition against Engawala, with both men’s and women’s...
 The old Night Patrol Office building in Lajamanu has been refurbished and transformed into a new library space for Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) with funding from Libraries NT. The renovation is complete, and the Library is due to open early next year. But before that can happen, the library needs books and staff. Maree Axford, Operations Coordinator for Children’s Services, has coordinated 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.
This year the Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) Alice Springs Christmas party was held at the Mercure Inn on Friday, 29 November, with a great turnout. Everyone enjoyed the food and were delighted by the arrival of Santa, who handed out the presents. Some of the party goers thought Santa looked strangely familiar.There will be Christmas parties held on the CDRC communities in December.

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