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The Ti Tree library is sprucing up for Christmas, with decorations bringing a cheerful mood. They are also offering services for Christmas such as wrapping gifts, helping to write Christmas cards or hand-making gifts.

The library is open Monday – Thursday 9am -1pm and Fridays 9am – 12pm.


On Monday nine Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) staff undertook a mock trial event for their final unit of Certificate IV Work Health and Safety (WHS) in the Alice Springs office. It took place in the lunchroom upstairs, with the presiding judge Rob Wallace, the trainer from Balance HR and Municipal Training that delivered the training.


This weekend the Engawala Men’s basketball team will represent Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) at the 2020 Southern Cup Basketball Tournament in Alice Springs. They will compete alongside teams from all over Central Australia in the two day tournament held over the weekend at the Alice Springs Basketball Stadium. The competition involves playing games of 5X5 (five a side) as well as 3X3 (...

 The December 2020 edition of the Central Desert News is out now! You can view it by opening the attachment below.

In this edition:

- Customer Satisfaction Survey results

- New Councillor

- New Aged Care Facility in Atitjere

- Local Authority projects

- Laramba win NAIDOC week softball competition

- 2020/21 Year planner

- and much more!

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This year the Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) Alice Springs Christmas party was held at the DoubleTree by Hilton on Friday, 27 November, with a great turnout, including friends and family. Everyone enjoyed the food and were entertained by a Karaoke competition, with four contestants including a late entry by the “Front Street Boys”. The winner, however, was Amanda Shane from...

Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) won two awards at this year’s Territory Tidy Towns Awards. They were the ‘Dame Phyllis Frost’ Litter Control and Prevention Award won by Anmatjere (Ti Tree) and the Water Conservation Innovation Award won by Yuelamu. These awards are Territory winners in their categories. Engawala also received a Litter Management commendation.


Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) have purchased five new garbage trucks.

One of the 8 tonne trucks is here already, and will head out to Atitjere. Kyle Dunn, Shane White and Warren Kenney from Atitjere had an orientation for the truck on Wednesday 25 November at the CDRC depot before it went out.

Simon Cameron, the general manager...

Willowra has just had a new landfill pit created at the landfill, one kilometre south of the community. It will be a way to safely dispose of rubbish over the next seven years.


The 2020 Territory Tidy Town Sustainable Community Awards are being held online this year, on this Friday 27 November from 12 noon. Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) have two entries this year: Anmatjere (Ti Tree) and Engawala.

It will be shown live on Facebook at...

The Atitjere Local Authority decided to provide fencing at the front of the Atitjere Recreation Hall and playground in order to stop young children from running out of the facility and onto Mica Road.  They agreed to fund the project and Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) arranged for quotes to provide the fencing and the successful contractor completed the fencing last week.

CDRC staff were...