by clicking the arrows at the side of the page, or by using the toolbar.
by clicking anywhere on the page.
by dragging the page around when zoomed in.
by clicking anywhere on the page when zoomed in.
web sites or send emails by clicking on hyperlinks.
Email this page to a friend
Search this issue
Index - jump to page or section
Archive - view past issues
Journeys : Dec10 Jan11
December 2010 / January 2011 19 A bounce for Launceston PCYC ... Leigh Oswin, Trampoline and Gymnastics Coordinator of the Launceston Police Citizens Youth Club, has thanked the R ACT Community Fund for its generous support of the PCYC’s Inclusive Trampoline program through the awarding of a grant to assist in the upgrade and purchase of equipment. “The upgrade has now been successfully completed, w ith a noticeably br ighter and more inclusive training environment evident to participants,” Mr Oswin said. “Feedback about the upgrade has been particularly positive from a number of disability service providers who access our program for their clients.” The purchase of new equipment and an upgrade of existing equipment has enabled the program to become more easily accessible for participants with a disability and for small children in the club’s under 5s program. “The training venue now looks more appealing and the variety of activities used to increase gross and fine motor coordination as well as whole body manipulation has increased dramatically,” Mr Oswin says. ... and a soft-fall for Cremorne Play Group The Cremorne Play Group is a great example of the community getting together to create a valuable facility for local families. Based at the Cremor ne Bowls Club with the generous per mission and assistance of the club, the playgroup has operated for almost a year. Local people and businesses have given their time and donated materials to install shelves, build a sandpit and gather a collection of toys and books. Sand was donated by the local quarry, a hardware store provided chairs and the community ran a quiz to raise funds. Part of the reason to establish the group was to enhance social inclusion in an area with limited public transport and to provide opportunities for the many families new to the area to meet. The RACT Community Fund’s grant enabled the group to complete some important projects after all the work they had done themselves – our funding provided a ‘soft-fall’ surface and safety gates for the outdoor courtyard play area. Life on the move Bruny road upgrade Bruny Island resident Ken Unsworth called us recently to say that he’d been chasing DIER and phoning the Minister’s office for two years, in an attempt to get something done about the state of the road between the Adventure Bay turnoff and Alonnah. As the photo shows, potholes and broken edges on this eight- kilometre stretch of road have been repeatedly patched and repaired by Kingborough Council, although the road is a State Government responsibility. Mr Unsworth asked the R ACT: ‘Does someone have to die before action is taken?’ We took his concerns to the Department, who have informed us that work will get underway soon on the reconstruction and sealing of a two kilometre section of the road. According to DIER’s press release, the Minister for Infrastructure, Lara Giddings, said that the Government was responding to community concerns about the poor state of this section of road. “ We will be allocating $300,000 for this work, which is part of a much larger State Government commitment to seal sections of the Bruny Island Main Road,” she said. “The Gover nment allocated a total of $4.9 million for this project and Stage 1 – a 3.6 kilometre section at Great Bay – is due for completion in November at an estimated cost of $3.5 million.” It’s good to see the Department taking action as a result of concerns raised by local residents and lobbying on behalf of motorists by the RACT.
Oct Nov 2010
Feb March 2011