Ballarat Miners announce coaches for new SEABL season

BALLARAT Miners have called on two South East Australian Basketball League legends to lead the club to new heights.
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Bendigo Braves great David Flint has been appointed to the vacant head coach role, with Miners champion Eric Hayes locked in as his assistant.

The Miners had been on the hunt for a replacement for Guy Molloy, who resigned from the top job in December last year. Flint is their man.

“It’s a privilege that (the Miners) have the faith in me to get things done, and I have no question that things can get done around here,” Flint said after meeting the players at training last night.

“It’s great to get back with a club that has so much rich history, and they are, to me, throughout the years SEABL has been going, by far the most successful club.”

Flint said it was a huge plus to have Hayes on board.

“I love the way he played and I know he and I can work very closely together,” he said.

The 50-year-old arrives in Ballarat boasting an outstanding career as a coach and player with the Miners’ arch-rival. He is Bendigo’s all-time leader in games played, rebounds, blocks, assists and steals, and led the Braves to their first championship in 1988 as a playing coach.

Flint’s impact on the SEABL is just as great, having been selected in the Team of the Decade for 1980-89 as a player and 1990-99 as the head coach. Flint has six years’ coaching experience at the Australian Junior National Championships, including three as head coach of the under-18 men’s team, in which several Miners have played.

Hayes’ name is synonymous with Ballarat basketball.

He is the all-time leader for SEABL games played, and holds the same record at the Miners, where he is a leader for points, assists and steals.

Hayes sits in the SEABL top 10 for points, assists, rebounds and steals, and was inducted into the 2000s Team of the Decade.

“There is no doubt I have a desire to coach the Miners at some stage, however right now the timing is not right for me or my family,” Hayes said.

“When David asked me to be involved as an assistant I jumped at it, as I have so much respect for what he has achieved and thought what better way for me to further my coaching career with this great club.

“I will fully support him where I can.”

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Ballarat Miners new assistant coach Eric Hayes and new head coach David Flint.

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What’s on inKnox

Movie star: The Green Foot Flicks Film Festival is accepting film entries of up to 10 minutes and rated G or PG from anyone aged under 25. Entries close Monday, March 4. Details:
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Food adventure: The Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges will host a number of food and wine events during the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival that begins on March 1. Details: melbournefoodandwine南京夜网.au

Spots available: Enrolments are open at The Basin Community House for new classes including yoga, digital technology, plant identification and homeopathy. Details: 9761 0209.

Jazz jam: The Victorian Jazz Archive in Wantirna will host a 12-week under-25s jazz workshop from Saturday, March 16 at 1pm. Cost: $75. Details: Marina Pollard, 9781 4972 or [email protected]

Family fun: Rowville-Lysterfield Seventh Day Adventist Church, 82 Bellifield Drive, Lysterfield, will host a family fair day from 10am this Sunday with a free sausage sizzle, petting farm, jumping castle and craft. Details:

New classes: Bayswater North’s Arrabri Community House has new classes for children. Guitar lessons begin this Wednesday for eight weeks. Details: 9294 750 or

Volunteers needed: Can you spend one hour a week to befriend someone with a mental illness? If so, why not join St Vincent de Paul’s compeer program? Details: 9895 5886.

Folk music: Vince Brophy will perform at the Ringwood East Community Hall in Knaith Road for the Victorian Folk Music Club from 7.45pm next Tuesday. Tickets are $12 or $10 concession. Details: 0407 737 202 or

Fashion show: The Fashion Meets Fiction exhibition continues at the Burrinja Cultural Centre until February 17 with special events such as vintage styling workshops and lunch with fashion guru Charlotte Smith. Details:

Big clean-up: Join Bayswater MP Heidi Victoria at Bayswater Park on Sunday, March 3 for Clean Up Australia Day. BYO gloves and tongs. Meet near the train in the playground in King Street. Details: 9729 1622.

Alcohol help: If you think you have a problem with alcohol, Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Wednesday at the Kerrie Road Neighbourhood House, 36 Kerrie Road, Glen Waverley, from 7.30pm. Details: 1300 222 222.

Carers help: The Grow-Better Together Carers Group holds confidential and free meetings twice a month in Scoresby for family and friends of those affected by mental health issues. Details 1800 558 268 or

Learn art: The Hut Gallery in Underwood Road, Ferntree Gully, offers workshops in still life, life-drawing, portraiture and printmaking for established and budding artists in a variety of media. Details: 9758 8955 or

Send details by noon on the Wednesday before publication to eastsee&[email protected]南京夜网.au or See & Do, PO Box 318, Dandenong 3175.

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Texting drivers: r u crazy?

It’s inter-connected oblivion. More and more people are being caught using their mobile phones or texting while driving.It costs them a $282 fine. Sometimes it costs them — and others — their lives.
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RICHARD Lee’s job is measuring people for their new wheelchairs. Some of them come to him after diving accidents or falls and others as a result of car crashes.

And a few of that last group come to him because the person who caused the crash that crippled them was talking on a mobile phone or texting at the time.

Mr Lee can put himself in their place. Ten years ago he was in a line of slow-moving traffic on a curve on Templestowe Road, Bulleen. A four-wheel-drive coming in the other direction failed to take the curve and ploughed into him. Its driver wasn’t looking, too busy chatting on his phone. He turned Mr Lee into a paraplegic.

So he can honestly tell those clients he knows exactly how they feel. But recently a man came shopping for a wheelchair and left Mr Lee lost for words. He admitted that he had been driving while using his phone, oblivious and distracted, and it cost him the use of his legs.

‘‘He’s the only one I ever had who admitted to that,’’ says Mr Lee. ‘‘And you have to bite your tongue really. You might pass a comment like ‘Well, that was a bit foolish, wasn’t it’ — huge understatement. But really, what can you say?’’

Mr Lee is not usually so backward in coming forward. When he pulls up beside other drivers and sees them chatting on their mobiles — or, worse, texting — he winds down his window and gives them a spray. If they don’t get the message he points to his wheelchair on the seat beside him.

Not that it does much good, he admits. Every week more than 1100 drivers are pulled up by police and charged with illegal phone use. During the most-recent police safety blitz — Summer Stay, which ran from mid-November to January 7 — 6077 motorists were charged with mobile phone offences. They face a $282 fine and loss of three demerit points.

And worse. Some face a meeting with someone like Mr Lee, to be measured for a new seat of wheels: ‘‘Unfortunately, it appears mobiles are increasingly going to become a much more common cause of serious injury on our roads,’’ he says. ‘‘And, of course, death.’’

For years, a series of studies has shown the dangers of mixing mobile phones and cars. A British study in 2002 found using a hand-held mobile while driving was more dangerous than driving with a blood-alcohol content of .08. It said reaction time was 30 per cent slower than someone with that level of alcohol and twice as slow as a sober driver.

In 2009, a Virginia Tech study in the US showed that dialling a mobile while driving increased the risk of a crash by almost three times. Simply talking on the phone made the risk of a crash 1.3 times as high.

In heavy vehicles the risks multiply. A truck driver dialling a number is six times more likely to cause a crash as an undistracted driver and reaching for the phone makes it seven times more likely.

Text messaging while driving is far worse. It increases the risk of a crash by 23.2 times, the study found. A simulator study by the Monash University Accident Research Centre found texting drivers spent 400 per cent more driving time with their eyes off the road.

‘‘You cannot read or write an SMS without taking your eyes off the road,’’ Transport Accident Commission road safety manager Samantha Cockfield told The Age in 2011. ‘‘In a 100km/h zone, in four seconds with your eyes off the road you’ve travelled about 200 metres. That’s a long way to travel without actually having anybody in real control of the wheel.’’

Yet today the potential for drivers to be distracted by such devices is at an all-time high, with social media, emails, texts and GPS technology all available on smartphones.

TAC communications adviser Emily Bogue says increased technology and an “it won’t happen to me’’ mentality was fuelling the problem of driver distraction.

The latest available police statistics show that 55,222 drivers — an average of 151 a day — were nabbed for mobile phone offences in 2011.

But much of the problem seems to be attitudinal. A TAC survey in 2010 found 43 per cent of drivers said they believed driving with a hand-held mobile was ‘‘extremely dangerous’’ and another 42 per cent said it was moderately dangerous — yet, despite knowing the dangers, one in five drivers admitted making calls while driving; 34 per cent said they would take a call; 32 per cent said they would read an SMS; and 18 per cent said they would write one.

Inspector David Griffin of Victoria Police highway patrol says drivers have an “automatic reaction’’ to reach for their phones while driving and often disregard the dangers. “There seems to be this preparedness by drivers, particularly younger drivers, to take the risk.

“People don’t seem to understand the risks associated with using a mobile while driving — or if they do understand they are willing to take a chance they might not get caught.”

And even after being caught and fined many don’t seem to learn. Inspector Griffin says he is surprised by how many reoffend. “We detect a lot of people who have had tickets for using their phones in the past.”

In Cardinia, highway patrol officers booked 446 drivers last year for mobile phone

offences. ‘‘People don’t like to be out of communication and as a result they are reluctant to pull over and take calls,’’ says Sergeant Allen Inderwisch of Cardinia police.

‘‘They see every call or text as the most important one they will receive.’’

Sergeant Inderwisch says he regularly sees drivers pulling out of car parks and driveways talking on the phone. ‘‘We can’t understand why people don’t just take that extra few minutes and take the call while stationary.’’

Inspector Griffin says Chief Commissioner Ken Lay has urged all sections of the force to increase the focus on road safety enforcement.

“More than ever before we are seeing police from other areas focus on road policing.

‘‘There is an expectation for other police [outside highway patrol] to deal with road policing matters.’’

This meant phone users were more likely to be detected: ‘‘We have hopefully moved from the possibility to the probability of being caught.”

While it is illegal in all Australian states and territories to use a hand-held phone while driving, many people don’t realise that in Victoria that extends to using the phone while the vehicle is stationary but not parked, such as at traffic lights, says Inspector Griffin.

But he is also cynical about the selfishness and thoughtlessness of many drivers, saying that increasing the $282 fine would not necessarily change driver behaviour.

“There is no evidence to suggest that if the penalty was $1000 people would do anything different.”

While it is difficult to quantify the contribution of mobile phone use to the road toll, Inspector Griffin suggests that anecdotal evidence shows that distracted drivers might be as responsible for as much as 25 per cent of deaths on the road.

Road Trauma Support Services Victoria, a Blackburn-based not for profit organisation, provides support and counselling for bereaved family members, witnesses, drivers and emergency service personnel who attend crashes, and also runs seminars and education for those convicted of traffic offences.

General manager Cameron Sinclair has no doubt that there are people on both sides of that client-base because of mobile phones. ‘‘We don’t take a policing role but are concerned at any type of behaviour, whether it’s speed, alcohol or

distraction through technology that puts passengers, drivers or anyone else at risk,’’ he says.

‘‘I have a five-year-old son and I’d hate to think that he is being put in danger — not to mention myself — by these people.’’

You’re nicked: Sergeant Allen Inderswisch of the Cardinia highway patrol is on the lookout for phone-distracted drivers. Picture: Gary Sissons

What do you think? Post a comment below.

Campaigner: Richard Lee was turned into a paraplegic after a driver talking on a mobile phone ploughed into his car. Picture: Craig Sillitoe, The Age

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Trying to do the right thing

It seems more and more that people who are trying to do the right thing in life are being held back, while those that try to “rort the system” or achieve things dishonestly can slip through the cracks.
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It is disheartening to hear that an honest man who just wants to go back to having a normal life is being overlooked by a system that seems to better serve those who are unwilling to help themselves.

Mr Bergin is just one in a number of stories of people who have hit a spot of bad luck or have been struck by misfortune and are just trying to get by until things can “look up”.

A taxpayer for many years, Mr Bergin never thought he would be on the otherside.

It is a lesson to us all that we may live in the lucky country but you can only get the help you need if you have nothing left to show for it.

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Blokes’ Valentine’s Day cooking class

TOP FORM: Dean Gibson has led the Australian team to success in the World Pastry Cup in Lyon. Picture: Fivespice Creative ROMANTIC GESTURE: From left, owner of The Essential Ingredient in Cooks Hill Leonie Young with cooking instructor Kyle Liston and school co-ordinator Emma Rudkin. Picture: Simone De Peak
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THE one time of the year that men truly cringe at is fast approaching: Valentine’s Day.

The Essential Ingredient’s cooking school has stepped up to help men tackle the perhaps unfamiliar territory of manning the pans, holding a Blokes’ Basic Valentine Dinner class.

Chef Paul McDonald takes the cooking candidates through their steps with a three-course meal designed to impress, including delicious entrees and mains followed by the challenging souffle for dessert.

For $145 per person the men take home not only new skills to show off, but alsotwo souffle ramekins and heart-shaped moulds to recreate the dishes at home.

Essential Ingredient owner Leonie Young created the class to fill the demand of cooking lessons for men.

‘‘A lot of guys ask for some basic classes,’’ Ms Young said.

‘‘This is the first time we have really targeted men for a class.’’

The Blokes’ Basic class is fully booked in the lead-up to Valentine’s Day, but there are plenty more classes on offer at the Cooks Hill cooking school, from knife handling to lunch box packing and catering for surprise guests. Visit essentialingredientnewc南京夜网.

Cooking classes aside, you can always rely on someone else to do the hard work this Valentine’s Day.

Relax at Customs House Hotel, Newcastle, and choose from their a la carte menu (bookings on 49252585), while Honeysuckle’s The Landing Bar & Kitchen has two options: share a cheese plate and a bottle of Margan wine for $50 (no bookings required), or treat yourself to a five-course degustation menu for $99 per person, an extra $40 per person with matched wines (bookings required). The Gaudrys will be performing from 7pm to 10.30pm, call 49271722 for bookings.

The newly opened restaurant at Martinville’s Watagan House will be opening on Valentine’s Day, offering a three-course set menu for $75 per person, with a glass of sparkling on arrival. Dishes on offer include ceviche of scallops, fillet mignon and chocolate fondant pudding. Bookings can be made on 0410755250.

In East Maitland, The Old George and Dragon Restaurant is offering dinner, a glass of champagne, flowers and chocolates for $150 per person. Bookings on 49337272.

– Emily Steele

Cooking up a storm

TEAM Pastry Australia, led by Newcastle’s own Dean Gibson, ranked seventh in the World Pastry Cup in Lyon last month.

The team, including Dammika Hathasinge, Barry Jones, Justin Yu, Andre Sandison and Jian Yao, have now automatically qualified for the 2015 Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie.

‘‘It was always the goal for the team to make the top seven and we are treating this as a win,’’ Gibson said.

‘‘It’s a real achievement to beat some serious countries, including Belgium, UK, Taiwan as well as the other 14 countries.’’

Following his success at the cup, Gibson will return to Newcastle to teach two new patisserie courses at Hunter TAFE, the Certificate III Patisserie and Diploma of Hospitality (specialising in patisserie).

Gibson said there had been a significant shift to have cakes and desserts produced in-house.

“The competition in the hospitality industry is really heating up and there is a strong demand for experienced professionals in both kitchens and patisseries,’’ he said.

‘‘These courses are designed to give people the best possible up-to-date patisserie training to fill this demand.’’

Call 49699428 for more information.

– Kate Tarala

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Bowen changes cabinet duties

New responsibilities: McMahon MP Chris Bowen. Picture: Wesley Lonergan New responsibilities: McMahon MP Chris Bowen. Picture: Wesley Lonergan
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LABOR’S cabinet reshuffle on Saturday has seen a change in portfolios for McMahon MP Chris Bowen.

Mr Bowen has vacated his immigration and citizenship portfolios and on Monday was sworn in as Minister for Small Business.

He has also replaced Senator Chris Evans as the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research.

Mr Bowen said he was happy about the switch.

“I enjoyed being Immigration Minister but there is enormous potential to do really good things in small business,” he said.

“Small business is so important to Western Sydney.”

Mr Bowen also mentioned the significance of the tertiary education portfolio, which includes apprenticeships and TAFE.

“Again it is very important for our local area . . . they’re all things I’ve got a passion about, so I am very pleased with the allocation.”

Prime Minister Julia Gillard told the Fairfield Champion on Sunday Mr Bowen’s move to tertiary education minister was a promotion.

“Because Chris Evans retired, I wanted one of our best people to do that role,” she said.

“Chris as Minister for Immigration and Citizenship has never shied away from what is hard work in one of the government’s most challenging portfolios.

“I know he is going to bring his same drive and determination to this new challenge.”

Mr Bowen was Immigration Minister for 2½ years.

Blaxland MP Jason Clare is Cabinet Secretary. He retains retains the Home Affairs and Justice portfolios.

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Heartfelt love and thanks

The editor,
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To all persons on the mental health ward Whyalla hospital who helped me recover from a nervous breakdown, thank you

To all chefs, your meals were delicious you should publish your recipes in a booklet people could buy, and I wish you could give some copies to men and women shelters so they can cook them as well.

To Brenton, whom I love more every year and to Kevin , Colleen, Christine, Allan and Bruce plus husbands and wives and children, I will love you always.

Alison McArdle


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World is his roster

It’s been three years since London-born and Melbourne-based media entrepreneur Simon Westcott decided to globalise an international brand, bringing it to Australian audiences.
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Enter Mr & Mrs Smith – a lucrative business idea started by married London couple James Lohan and Tamara Heber-Percy. The pair inspired Westcott to pool his funds with theirs and start up a joint business venture.

Westcott, a former global publisher and director of the Lonely Planet group – he also did a stint at The Age as marketing and circulation director – is all about bringing boutique hotel living to the minds and hearts of intrepid travellers to Australasia.

“When I was the publisher at Lonely Planet I got to the stage where I wanted my little bit of real estate in a way, to own something as a business,” says Westcott, who is sitting around a large boardroom table wearing a handmade navy blazer tailored in Hong Kong, loafers by British shoemaker Loake and a shirt by Melbourne’s Andrew Chiodo.

If his wardrobe is anything to go by – apart from the fact that he’s one stylish guy – Westcott maps his look from destinations all over the world, much like the business he runs.

Mr & Mrs Smith is like an intellectual book club (or travel club, as they call it) filled with interesting accommodation editorials penned by savvy writers. It comes with a booking service.

Travel has always inspired Westcott. He spent years on the road writing for print and online publications including The Age, Sydney Morning Herald and Travel + Leisure magazine.

His wide-eyed hunger for embracing other cultures and experiencing something left-field is evident in the places he has visited, from Lebanon to Morocco, Vietnam, Burma and Argentina. His family holidays included trips to Majorca, he hitch-hiked around France with a friend when he was in year 10 and spent his gap year travelling – as you do when you’re DNA-wired with a travel bug.

Westcott, who moved to Australia from London in 1988, is the kind of guy who parks himself on the edge of the seat every time; his life is about taking risks, trying something new and never leaving a moment for boredom to set in.

He likes to keep busy, whether it’s destination-bound or not. He’s hands-on when it comes to running the Melbourne office of Mr & Mrs Smith, and his staff happily interacts with him in the open-plan space when we meet.

He plays sport after hours and owns a property with his partner in Castlemaine with horses and dogs; he was a past board member at Chunky Move and is chair of Malthouse Theatre.

Westcott is also the co-founder of the Dr Ben Keith Myanmar Project in the Inle Lake area of Burma (his dentist partner was so inspired by a trip to Burma that he wanted to help out locals in the township of Nyuangshwe by offering a dental-health program to its residents).

He’s someone who puts his entrepreneur skills to good use, and not just for his own benefit; Westcott believes that it is important to give something back to the community as well.

“When I went to London to meet James and Tam it was pretty straightforward in terms of getting the deal signed, sealed and done,” he says as if merely signing a 24-month contract for a mobile phone.

He describes himself as someone who “got to the entrepreneurial thing late”, but this well-travelled 48-year-old has his finger on the pulse.

Mr & Mrs Smith covers the gamut of what’s cool, not in an unattainable hipster nod to cool, but it’s where you will rub shoulders with hotels that strike a chord with shabby-chic, eco-friendly and boutique decor. Whatever your taste in hotels, the boutique experience of Mr & Mrs Smith is designed to boost your appetite for travel.

“The Mr & Mrs Smith brand is all about publishing a beautiful book and takes incredible care with each photograph that’s printed in the guides. We also have strong editorial integrity too,” says Westcott. “When people book with us and find out what we’re about, people tend to stick with us for their onward journeys.”

The decade-old British brand is all about being a trusted guidebook that comes with an online booking service and an ability to join the club and stay in the know.

“We are more than doubling our figures this year,” says Westcott with a smile.

“I think Aussies are intrepid travellers as a rule, but with the dollar being as good as it is, they are the new rich to some degree and putting this to good use by travelling a lot more. They’re choosing overseas locations over holidays in Port Douglas and want to be sure if they’re getting that far that what they’re picking is the best they can get access to.”

Westcott admits his business is booming, thanks to travellers who previously would have booked accommodation independently or via domestic travel agents.

“When either new or existing customers are booking these places with us, they are doing so less because they are reliant on our recommendation – they will have had lots of people telling them to go and see MONA in Hobart, for example, and mention a couple of interesting boutique hotels there. They book with us because of the ease with Smith and the incentives such as the Smith extras on check-in and our money-back loyalty account.”

Mr & Mrs Smith prefers to write about boutique hotels with 50 rooms or fewer. The experience must be intimate, and style plays a role, too. It’s not exactly like stepping into the online pages of – the company is more like Wallpaper* magazine meets Vogue, as if Louis Vuitton was hanging with Andy Warhol in a hotel foyer somewhere. It’s where style and art converge, shake hands and sleep happily ever after on a delicious hotel pillow.

“No matter how stylish or architecturally amazing your hotel is, if it doesn’t have a place to curl up we don’t really include it,” says Westcott.

“We cover everything from relaxed bohemian tastes to tasteful antique heritage look. There’s eco-chic and shabby-chic, but we’re conscious not to overuse the term luxury because it narrows the market,” he says.

“The service side is important to us, and we verify that on research trips. We tell hotels we’re coming for a site inspection but send back an anonymous reviewer – they are our tastemakers. They have to share our taste and have to take a partner, spend a minimum of two nights and we give them spending money they have to use at the hotel.”

Westcott was born in London in 1964. He was adopted as a baby by Pat and Derek Westcott and has a sister, Sarah. He later discovered he has four half-siblings on both birth parents’ sides.

He learnt the piano as a child and studied at Oxford University with a focus on English literature. Thanks to his godfather Roger Quiller Barrett, a former publisher at Ebury Press, he inherited money when he turned 18, with the stipulation that he had to use the trust fund for travel. “I got the travel bug early and it never really left,” says Westcott.

It’s his understanding of what travellers expect when it comes to hotel culture that has made this business a success.

“Our business’ obsession with quality, style and character is translated into the way we engage with customers,” he says. “We always ask hotels for little extras that speak to our customers. We’re passion advocates, and the experience people have with us means they tend to come back wanting more. It’s like travel – once you start, you keep going.”

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Simon Westcott

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Proposed UpperLachlan Sport and Recreation Centre gets to the next step 

IN December 2012,an official steering committee was formed to assist with facilitating theproposed Upper Lachlan Sport and Recreation Centre.The membersare;Chairman – Charlie Prell,Secretary – Jan Fenton,CommitteeMembers -Jo Marshall,David Carter,Helen Rose,HalRickard Bell,Brenda Proudman,Billie Willis, and Lisa Leonard.
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The steeringcommittee has completed the tender process for the feasibility studyfortheProposed Upper Lachlan Sport and Recreation Centre,andconsulting firm Corengal has been contracted to complete the study. It willcommence in February 2013.

It is suggestedthat the indoor centre include;

* 25m Heated Pool

*Hydrotherapy/Learn to Swim Pool

* Wet Play area

* Indoor Courtwith layout for hockey, soccer, basketball, netball, cricket etc

* Indoor Courtcould also be used for parties, after school and holiday care, karate, dance,conferences or movies.

* Gymnasium

* Change rooms

* Sport andRecreation Club

* Kiosk

There are a fewpossible locations for the indoor aquatic and sporting centre that will beassessed as part of the feasibility study.

In badweather sporting clubs could use the centre to train instead.

Like all otherAquatic centres there will be an entry fee. You can become a member of thewhole centre, or certain facilities.

Our district hasshown its ability to provide national sporting representatives over many years.This facility will assist our sporting community coming on in future years,provide swimming lessons and training, and assist those of us, who are gettingolder, to keep fit and enjoy each other’s company, not to mention the healthand medical benefits.


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Crookwell – A great place to be

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Not another two way street debacle

The editor,
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The Corporation of the City of Whyalla employs people based upon qualifications, expertise and experience in areas relevant to their employment position.

Council members are an extremely dedicated board, elected based on their nomination, their passion for the city and number of votes attained.

With respect to tree selection for Whyalla, my understanding is that an in depth process was undertaken by people employed to have relevant qualifications and/or a wealth of experience in this area.

Issues such as aesthetics, water usage, relevance to the current Whyalla landscape plan, suitability to our local environment etc. were considered at length.

Species were selected and recommendations were made to the council.

Discussion ensued, the chief executive officer engaged landscape consultants and our council, including Mr Carter, voted on and adopted the recommendations of the consultants.

Since then there has been a barrage of articles through the media from councillor Carter opposing the decisions made by council.

How about we give some credit to the process and the people employed to have relevant expertise and let a project plan run to completion for a change.

Let’s not have another two way, one way, two way street debacle, and lumber ratepayers with additional costs of changing a project midstream.

I certainly wouldn’t dream of telling Mr Carter how to run a successful business installing floor coverings.

R Butt


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Raiders race against rain to beat Stags

WITH the heavens threatening to burst open, Bowral Raiders held on to defeat East Bowral Stags by 110 runs at Stephens Park.
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The Raiders posted a total of 171 runs and finished their innings just as the rains started to come down.

Charlie Lawson batted well to score 54, as did skipper Andrew MacLeod (46) and Greg Cruger (41).

When the rain passed the players were back out on the field and the Stags were bowled out for 61 off 14 overs.Lawson again stole the show taking 3-4 and two catches.

Dave Debs and Amitkumar Bhatia also took two wickets with Natansh Parasher finishing with a wicket as well.

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