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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 15 Seniors learn self defence with instructor Grant Oakland Access for Disabled Councils Access Advisory Committee has continued to assist Council with on-going access needs within the town in terms of public infrastructure, transport, information, communication and attitudes. Councils Access Policy and Action Plan was revised in conjunction with the Access Advisory Committee and was adopted by Council on 25 November 2002. Council has continued working in partnership with government, non government organisations and the business and community sectors to achieve longterm, positive outcomes for those in the community who require special access considerations. A long ASBUS - access for everyone 2.6 Recreational, Sporting and Leisure Facilities and Programs That Improve The Communitys Quality of Life Recreation & Sport The Sports Facility Advisory Committee committed to maintain the following facilities: Playing fields Tennis courts Indoor Recreation Centre Bowling greens Equestrians facilities; Netball courts Playgrounds; Bicycle paths Walking trails; Parks and gardens Senior Citizens Club Sportsfest The 2nd annual Sports Fest was held at Traeger Park Sports Complex was held in March 2005 and was hailed a success by Council and the community. Over 4,000 people attended and more than forty local sport & recreational organisations participated including the Central Australian Volleyball Association and Red Centre BMX . The event featured interactive displays and the opportunity for the community to try new things. Co m m un it y2.5 Improved Aged Care and Disability Services Senior Citizens Councils Community Development Officer, Cindy Pierson, worked with the senior citizens of Alice Springs to set up the first Central Australian University of the Third Age. The U3A allows seniors to choose from an array of subjects including such things as basket weaving, French conversation, astronomy and yoga. The idea was developed from the seniors workshops run by Council during 2004. Seniors can now coordinate their own activities, and share their knowledge and skills with each other. The establishment of the U3A group encourages and promotes lifelong learning, which will increase community well-being and energy, and have a positive social, cultural, economic and environmental outcome. Council is proud to be able to support the provision of active ageing activites for seniors and will continue to support on-going consultation with the older community to assist in the planning and provision of services. term strategic approach to provide for improved access for disabled will see the upgrading of footpaths, kerbing, disabled parking and ramps in the Alice Springs CBD.