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The Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) Engawala works crew have installed new plot markers in the cemetery, as part of a trial to better mark out the plots.

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These are the premier Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) awards, now in their third running. The value of the awards has been increased as the standard has increased. The awards were formally acknowledged at the last All Staff meeting in March, where winners received a certificate, $200 voucher and a mug commemorating the value the winner is demonstrating.

Congratulations to all the winners,...

Yuendumu now has a dedicated recycling shed, with bays for seven different recycling categories.

The shed was designed and constructed by an Alice Springs business using local employees, to cater for the community’s needs and to assist with increasing recycling.

It also focusses on diverting waste from landfill, which is a National,...

 Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) Aged Care Services staff in Anmatjere (Ti Tree) started their Certificate II in Family Wellbeing on Monday 22 March.

The certificate, delivered by Batchelor Institute in Ti Tree,...

Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) Aged Care Services have added a wonderful cool room at the Aged Care facility in Engawala after receiving funding from the Aged Care Regional Rural & Remote Infrastructure Program.

The new cool room means that sufficient goods can be held for more than a fortnight and more space for clients in the dining area as a result of removing unneeded fridges and...

On Wednesday, 10 March, members of the Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) Lajamanu Community Safety Patrol attended a stakeholder workshop as part of the Safe4Kids program.  Safe4Kids works through the school to teach protective behaviours to children, and provide them with a set of tools to use if they feel unsafe. Delivery at the school is followed up with community education...

On 12 March Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) works crew members participated in traffic control training, which they will use for their everyday road maintenance activities such as road grading, pothole patching, signage installation, etc.

The participants were Cyril Kunoth, Albert Wilson, Geoffrey Wilson and Colin French from Yuendumu and Alan Davis from...

On 17 March more Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) staff members attended a four wheel drive course, after another course run on 17 February. This time there were staff from Community Development Program (CDP), Community Safety Patrol (CSP), Works and Aged Care.

Main photo: Practicing four wheel driving on dirt roads.

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It’s raining training at Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC)!

Last week was a very busy week for training at CDRC. Congratulations to Warren Kenney, Ben Campion and Sascha McKell who completed their Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety. This means that CDRC now has had 11 staff achieve this qualification in the last four months.

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Over the four days from 11-14 March there was a constant amount of rainfall in Yuelamu resulting in road closures and vehicles bogged.

“It was astonishing, the speed the water rose on Saturday. Within three hours the Napperby River rose by inches and the Tanami highway had water over the road in multiple locations,” said Tammi Booker, Central Desert Regional...

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