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Journeys : RACT MNJ June July 2010
The Devonport Community Garden Car-den Project aims to promote teamwork and cooperation among young people, through the physical activity of gardening; and to instill a sense of pride and ow nership in the community garden. The garden provides a safe and welcoming environment and creates opportunities for Carrots and car body, hub-caps and humus The RACT Community Fund helps plant a Car-Den It might look like a conventional garden now -- but wait for the tyre-towers of potatoes and the convertible full of sweet corn! The R ACT believes that legislation should be enacted around Australia making fuel price boards compulsory at all automotive fuel retailers. This is not just convenient for motorists. It would increase price tran sparency and enhance competition between fuel retailers. With cost-of-living pressures constantly mounting, we believe that adequate infor mation about fuel prices is essential for motorists. The Australian Automobile Association and all state young people to engage with older generations through the involvement of garden volunteers. The concept is a joint project of Reece High School and Devonport Community Garden. It involves a group of students creating a garden -- using the shell of a car as the garden container! motoring organisations are developing a campaign to convince gover nments that this is in the best interests of the community. In another fuel price related development the R ACT's Group Chief Executive, Greg Goodman, has accepted an invitation from Commissioner Joe Dimasi to join the ACCC's inaugural Fuel Consultative Committee. The Committee held its first meeting on 30 April in Melbourne. Remember, to get the best prices in Tasmania, check out w w w.ract.com.au Price boards for greater transparency Garden volunteer Wally Wrankmore found the vehicle, which is currently being stripped to be remodelled into a convertible. It will then be repainted and moved to the garden. The sur rounding area is to be landscaped with an automotive theme, including a hub-cap sculpture and 'tyre-towers' of potatoes. The potatoes will be grow n under the guidance of the Tasmanian Institute of Agricultural Research (TIAR!) and will produce 10 unique varieties for commercial kitchens promoting Tassie spuds. The R ACT Community Fund awarded a sm all grant to purchase plants and materials to allow this project to continue. The Fund is an example of our commitment to play a part in the Tasmanian community. Along with R ACT Insurance, we are proud to assist worthwhile not-for-profit enterprise s such as the Car-den Project. Applications for the fourth round of the Fund opened in late March and are now closed. Details of recipients will be published in the next issue of Motor News Jour neys. For infor mation about the R ACT Community Fund go to w w w.ract.com.au RACT team in the pink The Mothers Day Classic event in May was a big day for the R ACT -- our group of 28 staff members, family and friends won the trophy for the biggest corporate team taking part. Our walkers were delighted to be able to show the R ACT's support for such a worthwhile community activity. We challenge other organisations for next year's Mothers Day Classic -- who can beat 28? 7 June /July 2010
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