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 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.
Central Desert Regional Council had three finalists in the 2019 Territory Tidy Towns Sustainable Awards this year – Laramba, Ti Tree and Wilora.The winners were announced on Friday, 29 November at the Star of Alice. The Tidiest Town winner overall was Nhulumbuy, but Laramba and Ti Tree took home four commendations each, including  Litter Management (Ti Tree and Laramba), Community Participation (Laramba),...
Willowra's Local Authority decided to allocate some of its funding to provide every house in Willowra with a cleaning package. Each package included a heavy duty steel mop bucket, a mop with removable head for machine washing, a dust pan and brush, a broom, a grass rake and 50 heavy duty garbage bags.Within 45 minutes of putting the notice up, 21 of the 40 packages were collected. Les Fry and Vivienne...

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