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Central Desert News Willowra Works delivers

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Works Crew lay the foundations and add concrete to a path.

he Willowra Works team recently extended a new concrete footpath 20 metres from the Council Service Delivery Office to the Community Store. After that was done the community wanted more! It was requested that the concrete footpath be extended a further 15 metres to the Adult Learning Centre. So, the Works Crew did what they do best and got it done! As of late October there is a fantastic new path for community members. Willowra residents who use wheelchairs and prams can easily access the Council, store and learning centre all on one continuous path. Great work by the Willowra Works Crew.

Youth Patrol ready for duty

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he Community Safety Patrol in Yuendumu has started a partnership with the Community Development Program (CDP) to deliver Youth Community Safety Patrols in Yuendumu of an evening. The program invites under-18 years CDP participants to volunteer with Community Safety Patrol staff, patrolling at night and responding to the safety needs of the Youth Patrol ready for duty: Reilly White and Isaiah Fisher with CSP team member Mel Langdon. community. Youth patrollers learn about reporting, attending to disputes and making sure kids get home at night. On busy nights, youth patrollers act as a second set of eyes and ears during youth program – equipped with a walkie talkie, back up help is never far away! As well as learning good job skills, youth patrollers have their foot in the door for a job once they turn 18. There are also plans to expand the initiative to count as a CDP activity, meaning more people from the community can get involved in making Yuendumu a safer and happier place. Congratulations to Yuendumu for getting this great initiative underway.

EDITION NO. 31 / SEPTEMBER 2016

INSIDE Willowra Works delivers

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Youth Patrol ready for duty

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From the President

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From the CEO

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Elders building networks, sharing stories

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Engawala playgroup opens its doors!

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Builder trainer house on the way

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Local Authority lights up Lajamanu

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Welcome to Warlpiri Country

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Shelving for Lajamanu library

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Time in the sun for Laramba Aged Care

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Distant Curve connecting the east

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Water for Yuelamu

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From little things . . .

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New team members for Yuendumu

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Central Desert softball players compete in the Territory championships

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Celebrating Reconciliation Day with some roo

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Around the region

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Batting practice with a cricket star

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School nutrition gets a thumbs up

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Basketball court built to last

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What’s on around the Council

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Central Desert News is published by Central Desert Regional Council PO Box 2257 ALICE SPRINGS NT 0871 Ph 1300 360 605 www.centraldesert.nt.gov.au Please send your stories to communications@centraldesert.nt.gov.au

Central Desert Regional Council Winter 2016 Newsletter No. 30  

The winter 2016 newsletter of the Central Desert Regional Council of the Northern Territory of Australia

Central Desert Regional Council Winter 2016 Newsletter No. 30  

The winter 2016 newsletter of the Central Desert Regional Council of the Northern Territory of Australia

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