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Community newspspers; Australia, Central; Alice Springs (N.T.); Newspapers

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Erwin Chlanda

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Alice Springs


v. 9 issue 26

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Mr Bottrall says the council welcomes community input into the development of this new partnership. Meanwhile, the council will also lend its support to a voluntary nature conservation program, Land for Wildlife, which also targets private property owners. Land for Wildlife has been operating Australia-wide since 1981 and now has more than 5000 registered private properties. Now Alice Springs landholders, who want to protect and learn about their local environment, can become part of this national network. Mayor Fran Kilgariff says Land for Wildlife will offer "well deserved recognition, and tangible support". Most properties are eligible, including Aboriginal town camps, schools, local parks, roadsides, cemeteries, defence properties and golf links. Given the voluntary and non-binding nature of Land for Wildlife, landowners could request their property be deregistered at any time. "Some Aboriginal town communities back onto, or include, large bushland areas," says Mayor Kilgariff. "Land for Wildlife offers town camp residents the opportunity to discuss the management of native plants and animals on their land, and potentially develop common ground with nature conservation." Participants in the program will get personalised, on-site advice on native plants and animals, weeds and feral animal control, specific to their property. Throughout the one-year pilot program there will be practical workshops and information materials made available on topics including weed management, soil conservation, flora and fauna protection. Landholders will also be encouraged to share their stories through regular newsletters and open property days. There will be a limited number of one-off grants, of up to $1800, available to people whose properties are registered with Land for Wildlife. The grants will be to assist with efforts such as weed control, fencing and revegetation. People whose property does not qualify for registration upon application, will still be able to receive advice and support from the Land for Wildlife network. If the pilot program is successful, Town Council will look at ways to secure long-term funding to continue it. If you would like to receive a Land for Wildlife information brochure and application form please contact council on 8950 500. If you would like to discuss the program please contact the Land for Wildlife Coordinator on 8952 0161. Applications for registration and grants begin August 15 and will close October 1. Applications solely for Land for Wildlife registration will be accepted anytime. RESERVES DRAMA ROCKS RULES. Report by PAUL FITZSIMONS. Footy can be a strange game. On Sunday, Traeger Park was not really the epicentre of entertainment with Rovers gathering percentage in the A Grade competition and South improving their chances in the finals by accounting for a lack lustre Pioneers. It was in the Reserves however that the unexpected played a key role in the game's outcome. Federal were playing Rovers in the morning session, and things were at their usual. Rovers ran on with a full complement including seniors coach, John Glasson. The struggling Federal boys ran on with the bare minimum, hoping for late comers to turn up. Come the third quarter, coach Murray Silby was pretty happy with the fact that his Demons were keeping in touch on the scoreboard. Then the unbelievable in footy terms occurred. A count of players was called and it was revealed that the Blues were running 19 players on the ground. In accordance with the rules of the game, Rovers' score was then cancelled and a free went the way of the Demons. In demonic fashion the Feds boys took full advantage of the outcome and went on to score a further five goals to three and so take the premiership points, 9-4 (58) to 3-2 (20). The win, however, did little to whet the appetite of the A Grade. In fact several Reserves players had to butter up in the Firsts to ensure a side could run on. Late comers Ryan Thomson and Lindsay Katarkarinja ensured a bench for the Feds, while opponents Rover set sail without waiting on a voyage aimed at 40 goals. In the first term Rovers booted 11-7 almost without opposition. Kasman and Sherman Spencer, Oliver Wheeler and

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