CouncilBIZ, a local government subsidiary operating under the auspices of the Local Government Act, has been established to manage the information technology support of the councils. The Central Desert Regional Council is a part owner of this entity and has a position on the management board.
The Council works with a number of agencies to delivery services within its region. The following organisations have strong links with either the Council or specific communities.
Central Australian Youth Link Up Service
CAYLUS started as a petrol sniffing prevention project in November 2002 from funding committed by the Howard government in response to a series of articles about petrol sniffing by the journalist Paul Toohey in The Australian. In it's early years the program employed two community development workers and a caseworker. CAYLUS now employs six full time staff and at times up to twenty part time staff based in remote central Australian communities.
CAYLUS partners with the Council to deliver Youth Services in a number of communities.
For more information please see their website caylus.org.au
Centrecorp Foundation has been providing support to disadvantaged aboriginal people of Central Australia for the past 6 years and is assisting over 100 students with their education at local, intrastate and interstate schools plus assist aboriginal people in general with sport, cultural activities, medical needs and other areas requiring their assistance.
For more information about Centrecorp please see their website www.centrecorp.com.au
Distant Curve Remote Area Communications
The Council is working with Distant Curve to install a pilot of a high speed wireless network to Atitjere and Engawala. This project has received funding from Regional Development Australia (NT). The communities of Atitjere and Engawala are completely dependent upon satellite technology to provide internet services, this service is expensive and prone to downtime. The wireless network will deliver high speed (10Mbps) internet to these remote communities.
The Council is committed to maximising the opportunities for local people to undertake work experience placements. The following Community Development Program (CDP) providers work in partnership with the Council and contribute to our communities through a range of CDP community projects.
- Ngurratjuta CDP
- Rainbow Gateway Limited - CDP Work for the Dole
- Vic Daly CDP
Catholic Care – No More Campaign
Council supports the No More Campaign. For more information see http://nomore.org.au/.
Our Training Partners
The Batchelar Institute works with the Council to provide culturally appropriate training for the Council's staff across a variety of disciplines. For more information please see http://www.batchelor.edu.au/.
Charles Darwin University
Centre for Appropriate Technology
Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation (WYDAC)
Since 1993, Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation (WYDAC) has dedicated itself to developing the strength, health, confidence and leadership of Warlpiri youth. The program aims to promote positive and meaningful future pathways for all young Warlpiri people.
Council partners with WYDAC to provide youth support services across the Warlpiri communities. For more information about WYDAC please see their website wydac.org.au