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The Centralian advocate Fri 20 Jun 2014



The Centralian advocate Fri 20 Jun 2014


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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs

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FRIDAY JUNE 20 2014 NEWS 21 V1 - CAVE01Z01MA Eagle Boys feeds volunteer cheer EAGLE Boys Alice Springs helped to support the 2014 St Vinnies CEO Sleepout by delivering pizza, drinks and garlic bread to volunteers at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic colleges Bath St campus last night. Eagle Boys chief executive Bruce Scott, who participated in Brisbanes event, said the donation was a national effort to support volunteers. Volunteers are the backbone of communities and without their efforts, it would be difficult for the CEO Sleepout and other fundraisers to have such a significant impact, he said. From east-to-west and north-to-south, the CEO Sleepout is a great initiative to be involved in and as a corporate citizen, enables our business the opportunity to give back to our local and national communities. It is our sincere hope that with enough support St Vinnies will reach its $7 million fundraising target, raising the bar from the $5.3 million raised in 2013, while furthering national awareness. There were 26 participants from Alice Springs in the St Vincent de Paul Society CEO Sleepout. Ethan Miegel on the rock wall climb which will be available to kids from 5 years and up during the YMCA Holiday Program Picture: BARRY SKIPSEY THE buzzing of children counting down the days until school holidays is growing as are the nerves of parents looking to keep the little ones entertained. Luckily the YMCA has a range of holiday programs for children of all ages to keep them active and to give mum and dad that much needed break. This winter, the YMCA have a great line up of activities running each week. Everyones favourite Rock Wall and gymnastic sessions will continue, as well as a Ball Day and Arts and Crafts. With this wide variety of activities the goal is to provide something for everyone through the entire school holiday. Holiday kids go up the wall Parking fine revenue slips whether authorities would go on a parking blitz to make ends meet. We have two weeks left until the end of the financial year, and my view is that I would not like to see increased activity by rangers as a final last-ditch effort to meet the revenue expectations in parking fines, he said. However, Mr Catchlove confirmed this would not be the case. As we have discussed, we wont be going out now and hitting everything that isnt moving to make up for it. We have projections, not a target, so we dont need to have six rangers out wandering the CBD for the next two weeks to make up for a loss. We will still work on what we have projected as anticipated income for the next Budget. There wont be further impacts. flow-on effects for the next Budget. The point is that we are down in car parking, he said. The reason being is if we have a shortage of rangers or a very heavy workload, the first thing that is killed to allow us to get to other stuff is car parking. We have had one ranger off for the past three months on workers compensation so with short staffing, there is no doubt that parking has taken the hit there. Councillor Eli Melky, who raised the issue in a recent council meeting, questioned ALICE Springs Town Councils Ranger Unit has fallen short of projected revenue income for parking infringements by almost $34,000 for the 2013/14 financial year. The latest Corporate and Community Services report reveals a total of 709 parking infringements notices with a value of $32,431 have been issued in the past five months, compared to 995 fines worth $44,681 for the same period last year. However, it is understood information provided to elected members by councils Finance Committee showed there was a widening gap in infringements this year compared to last. Director Craig Catchlove said although the shortfall was significant, there would be no Sarah Rohweder COUNCIL REPORTER As we have discussed, we wont be going out now and hitting everything that isnt moving to make up for it. In Association with & Demarco accounting accounting | taxation bookkeeping ACCOUNTING SERVICES Company & Business Advisor Business Accounting Business Strategy Auditing / Audit Preparation Company, Trust, Business & SMFS Tax Planning & Preparation Individual Tax Preparation including Rental Properties, Shares, Capital Gains etc. BOOKKEEPING SERVICES BAS / IAS Preparation & Lodgement Government Compliance Reporting Financial Reporting Budgets & Asset Register Bank Reconciliation Accounts Payable & Receivable Payroll Services, Superannuation & PAYG FINANCIAL SERVICES Financial Advice Self-Managed Super Funds Debt Management Government Entitlements Asset Protection Insurance Succession Planning SFinance & Loans Ph (08) 8955 5185 Professional Service at an Affordable Price! Call us today for a free quote on any of our serviCes or make an aPPointment suite 5, 15 leichhardt terrace, Po Box 1295 alice springs nt 0871 PH: 08 8955 5185 FX: 08 8952 5289 | E: tax@rrfb.com.au www.demarcoaccounting.com.au