The Centralian advocate Fri 4 Oct 2019
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FRIDAY OCTOBER 4 2019 NEWS 05 V1 - CAVE01Z01MA ALICE Springs Town Council has decided not to give in principle support for the heritage listing of the grass oval area at Anzac Oval for now. There was a concern, as expressed by Councillor Marli Banks, that heritage listing the oval could limit Councils future options for the block. Councillor Eli Melky said that the motion of the oval area of Anzac Oval within lot 678 was ambiguous. It does not give a clear indication of the area to be heritage listed, he said. We should follow through with the process we have undertaken and go to public consultation before making a decision. Ms Banks said the original discussions about heritage listing the oval were linked to a change of use for the area. Councillor Jimmy Cocking wanted to see a report on the costs and benefits of heritage listing the grassed oval section of the block before making a decision. He called on the motion to be deferred to make sure Council was making the right decision. Councillor Glen Auricht was in favour of the listing as not doing so left it open for future pressure for a change of use. Council decide not to support heritage listing Keeping safe this summer EVERY year there are warnings on the deadly, harsh climate of Central Australia but every year these notices are overlooked by visitors and locals who succumb to heat stress and death. As Alice Springs faces what could be another summer of record-breaking temperatures, police and park rangers are again urging caution for any one participating in outdoor activities and hiking. The tourist who went missing last week despite being an experienced bush walker was a timely reminder of the problems ahead this summer. At the time, Superintendent Jody Nobbs said hikers should take it as a valuable lesson. This serves as a timely reminder to anyone who intends to hike or walk remote parts of Central Australia and its surrounds, to be well prepared by taking enough water and provisions, including a Personal Locator Beacon to assist emergency services in locating them if they become lost, he said. Director of Central Australian Parks Chris Day said he doesnt think people are necessarily ignoring the issue but theyre instead overestimating themselves. People often think I know what Im doing and this doesnt apply to me he told the Centralian Advocate. Theres a high incidence of problems with overseas people, particularly visitors from Europe. Theres lack of acclimatisation to local conditions and your body can take up to a week to adapt to conditions. Mr Day said advice should be passed on between people and that hikers should also be aware of the first responders who might be rescuing them. Dont just think about consequences for yourself. Rangers and first responders put themselves at significant risk. The best way to avoid heatrelated illness on your walk is to be prepared before you go. If you visit a park or go bushwalking you should: Walk early in the day Check the temperature Carry a map and compass on extended walks use GPS navigation apps as a backup Wear protective clothing Take rests in the shade Drink plenty of water Avoid alcohol Rene Kultja (right) and her colleague in the Central Australian outback Picture: RHETT HAMMERTON Ancient ideas meet modern technology A NEW virtual reality tool is providing a glimpse into ancient Aboriginal healing practices for city siders in Sydney and Melbourne. Working with the Big Anxiety mental health festival, the Uti Kulintjaku team have created two new virtual reality works, sharing their healing practices through creative visualisation. This includes Waumananyi which is The Song on the Wind, an Anangu-led response to the experiences of constraint, entrapment, and depression. Uti Kulintjaku is an innovative, Aboriginal-led mental health literacy project that takes its name from a Pitjantjatjara phrase that means to listen, think and understand clearly. Formed from the Ngangkari traditional healers and artists of the NPY Womens Council, Uti Kulintjaku addresses community issues of mental health from both Aboriginal and Western perspectives. The virtual reality will be presented at major hubs including the Art Gallery of NSW and the Dax Gallery in Melbourne. SALES CONSULTANTS AND PROPERTY MANAGERS with a wealth of real estate knowledge 11 Railway Terrace, Alice Springs 08 8950 3200 www.ruralcoproperty.com.au
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