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Alice Springs Town Council 2003/2004 Annual Report



Alice Springs Town Council 2003/2004 Annual Report

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Annual report 2003/2004; Alice Springs Town Council annual report


Alice Springs Town Council


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Alice Springs Town Council

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Alice Springs


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Alice Springs Town Council 2004/2005 Annual Report Page 13 2. COMMUNITY GOAL: A united, Supportive and Healthy Community Council has been actively involved in the planning, coordination, development, and provision of community services, with much activity undertaken in partnership with community groups and agencies in Alice Springs. Councils focus has been to minimise anti-social behaviour, support and develop volunteer and community based services and to improve the general well-being of our community. 2.1 Reduced Anti-Social Behaviour A Safe and Tidy Town In November 2004 and April 2005 Council, in conjunction with Lhere Artepe, Tangentyere and community members, held public meetings to discuss the issues of making Alice Springs a Safe and Tidy Town. Discussion at the meetings focused on the key activities that need to be implemented in order to achieve that aim: Raising awareness of anti-litter campaigns through maintaining a strong presence in media Build & develop partnerships between all levels of government, local business & community Appropriate planning for buildings & parks Educating youth through music & fun activities Government & local business working together to improve look of railway line & passage to town Council is committed to working together with the people of Alice Springs to make long-term changes that will benefit the whole community. 2.2 A Strategic and Collaborative Approach to Community Service Provision Community Grants In April 2005, Council approved nearly $33,000 in community grants to encourage social, cultural, sporting and environmental development in Alice Springs. Some of the organisations and projects included: Elderly Support Group to provide transport for isolated elderly people to attend activities Olive Pink Botanic Garden to purchase drinking fountains along a new walking path St Phillips College to host & promote 9th Careers Expo Tangentyere Council to create circus masks for kids Land for Wildlife to fund a program to enhance native habitat development and conservation It is envisioned that the funded projects will ultimately contribute to Councils goal of a united, supportive and healthy community. Council believes that collaborative partnerships and alliances are a key to the success of growing a vibrant community. Projects funded under Councils Community Grants Scheme were to assist incorporated organisations and individuals with Community Development, Assistance and Support. Volunteers More than 70 volunteers were recognised for their contribution to the community on Wednesday 13 October 2004 at the Excellence in Volunteering lunch under the sails in Todd Mall. The Excellence in Volunteering lunch, held during Local Government Week, was hosted by Council to recognise and acknowledge all the hard work our volunteers do within our community on a regular basis. To assist in maximising the towns volunteer resources, Council established a Volunteer Resource Centre (VRC), where interested volunteers are Co m m un it y Council CEO, Rex Mooney (L) & Director Corporate Community Services Mark Blackburn lend a hand for the Tsunami appeal

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