Street Smart Road Safety Workshops
HYPA West will be holding a series of monthly Street Smart Road Safety Workshops to promote safe driving and road user awareness for young people! These workshops are open to all young people aged 16 -25 years. All Street Smart Workshops are FREE of charge.
Road Safety and Children
When: Tuesday 9 October 2012
Where: HYPA West 80 Woodville Rd, Woodville
What: This workshop includes a 2.5 hour accredited Child and Infant First Aid course and a 1.5 hour demonstration on child car restraints by RedCross. Lunch is provided.
Road Safety and Risky Behaviour
When: Tuesday 13 November 2012
Where: HYPA West 80 Woodville Rd, Woodville
What: A SAPOL road safety presentation will be sure to have young drivers thinking about thier decisions on the road. Lunch is provided
Friends of the Prospect Library - Book Sale
The Friends of the Prospect Library are once again hosting their annual Book Sale. There are all types of books from Fiction to non-fiction from magazines to DVDs.
There is always a great turn out and some amazing bargains to be found!
The sale is at Prospect Town Hall, 128 Prospect Road from 9am - 1pm on Saturday 25 August 2012.
Please get down and support the Friends of the Prospect Library.
Award for Muslim & non-Muslim Understanding
The Australia Day Council together with the Centre for Muslim & non-Muslim Understanding are hosting this inaugural award.
The award, called the "Award for Muslim & non-Muslim Understanding", will be presented to the person or organisation that has contributed the most to furthering understanding between Muslims & non-Muslims within Australian.
Nominations are now open and will be until 31 August 2012.
If you would like to nominate someone you can visit the website and download a nomination form.
Community Achievement Awards
Awards Australia are offering a host of Community Achievement Awards in 2012 where winners will receive a $2000 Commonwealth Bank Every Day account and a trophy.
Nominations close 4 September 2012 and finalists will be announced and winners presented at a Gala Awards Presentation Dinner on Friday 30 November 2012.
For more information and to make a nomination please visit the website.
Everyone Connected Grants Program
The Telstra Foundation is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The foundation has invested $40 million in over 7000 community programs over the last decade.
To celebrate this milestone the foundation is launching the 'Everyone Connected' grants program. The program consists of one hundred $10,000 grants be handed out to non-profit community organisations to support local activities.
To apply for a grant organisations need to visit the Telstra Foundation website before Monday 30 July 2012. Successful applicants are to be announced in September 2012.
Changes to Bus Timetables on 1 July 2012
Last year the State Government issued contracts to three private companies to operate bus services in Metropolitan Adelaide. Since then there have been many issues with buses running late or sometimes not at all. In response to public outcry the Transport Department has spent over $3m developing new timetables to try and solve the problem.
The new timetables come into effect on Sunday 1 July 2012 and with changes made to 86 of the 97 Adelaide Metro timetables it's likely to affect you. The changes are designed to give a more accurate representation of arrival and travel times.
To find out if your service has changed there are a number of ways you can do that:
- Adelaide Metro website
- Adelaide Metro InfoCentre, corner King William an Currie Streets in the city
- Signage will be placed at around 3,500 affected stops detailing changes
- InfoTeams will be at interchanges and shopping centres handing out revised timetables
Another measure the State Government is taking to reduce travel times is dedicated priority bus lanes from West Terrace to East Terrace along Currie and Grenfell streets. These lanes will be for the exclusive use of buses between 7am and 7pm Monday to Friday. Drivers are reminded to treat these bus lanes like any others around the State.
If you have any feedback about either the new bus timetables or the Currie-Grenfell Priority Bus Lanes please contact the Adelaide Electorate Office on 8269 1838
2012 Youth Volunteer Scholarship Awards
On Tuesday 12 June 2012 the Youth Volunteer Scholarship Awards began taking applicants. If you would like to nominate someone from your community you will have to get your application in by 27 July 2012.
These Scholarships are awarded to young people in recognition of their volunteering efforts and service to their community.
Successful applicants will receive up to $3,000 towards their chosen field of study at university, TAFE or vocational college.
Young South Australians are eligible to apply for a scholarship if they meet all the following criteria:
- Aged 25 years or younger
- A permanent resident of South Australia
- Complete the Application form (see below)
- Provide a signed letter, supporting their application from the Chief Executive Officer, President, Chairperson or Secretary of their volunteer association, organisation or club
- Be able to provide details of a tertiary course provided by an Australian university, TAFE or vocational college, that they wish to use the scholarship financial assistance for
Download the application form here
Voiceless 2012 Grants Program
The Voiceless Grants Program is on again. Now in its ninth year, the grants program rewards applicants with the ideas, passion and expertise to create meaningful change for animal protection.
Grants are awarded to projects that address the following subjects:
- Factory farming, including all forms of ‘industrialised farming’ for food such as meat chickens, hens, pigs, dairy cows and the use of feedlots for meat production. Projects addressing the plight of bobby calves and live export of animals will also be accepted; or
- The commercial kangaroo industry, not including culls undertaken by Government associated entities deemed to be 'conservation based'; or
- Building animal protection as a social justice movement in Australia. Projects must apply to the whole animal movement (not a single issue) and build up broad social awareness and acceptance of animal protection. Activities may include conferences and workshops, market research, media, advertising, PR campaigns, online resources, publications etc.
We invite you to submit your application online now through the Voiceless website herehttp://www.voiceless.org.au/grants/2012
Applications close midnight Friday 20th July with judging taking place during August and September. At the conclusion of the judging process in late September applicants will be notified if they have been successful or selected for People’s Choice voting. Successful projects will be announced at the annual Awards Event on 6th December at the Blue Hotel in Woolloomooloo, Sydney.
If you have any enquiries about the Grants Program, please be in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Get Your Business in the 2013 Seniors Card Directory
There are more than 315,00 Seniors Card holders in South Australia and to help them know where they can use their cards the South Australian Government produces the Seniors Card Directory.
Many businesses have already discovered the benefits of joining the directory and offering discounts to seniors.
By joining, your business will have its name listed in the 2013 Seniors Card Directory (Your Lifestyle Guide) and you will receive some 'Seniors Card Welcome Here' decals for promotion.
To secure your place in the directory you must contact the Seniors Card Business Development Officer by phoning 8415 4282 or emailing email@example.com by 7 September 2012.
For more information visit www.sa.gov.au/seniorscard
Get Back To Boot Camp
Do you want to get fit and have fun? Are you up for a challenge and enjoy being outdoors? Do you want to improve your overall health and try something new?
The City of Prospect and Town of Walkerville together with C-Change Youth Fitness Group are running group fitness sessions for young people aged between 12 and 25.
The program began on the 16th May and will be running during the school term until the end of the year. The sessions will take place at Levi Park (Vale St Walkerville) between 4 - 5pm on Wednesday's.
There is a cost of just $3 per session, a small price to pay for a good workout.
Please contact Clare Stacey on 0408 826 195 for any further details.
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Ayers House Museum
Step back in time to colonial Adelaide when you visit Ayers House Museum. Ayers House is the last of the grand mansions of Adelaide’s North Terrace and one of the few examples of a historic home of one of Adelaide's prominent families. Visitors can explore the museum by guided tour, and learn about the social history of the period and life for Ayers House occupants.
Prices – Includes a 1 hour guided tour – no bookings are required:
Prices - Includes a 1 hour guided tour – bookings are required:
Group tour $8.00 – minimum of 10 people
Morning / Afternoon Tea & 1 hour guided tour $11.00 per person (no concession)
School / Student tours $5.00 per student (1 teacher per 10 students free of charge)
Old Adelaide Treasury Tours $8.00 per person (no concession)
South Australia’s History Festival, 1-31 May 2012
Ayers House Reminisce Display / Exhibition – gold coin donation (involves exploring the varied uses and users of the site from when it was a Nurses Training Facility, RSL Headquarters, movie set and entertainment facility.
White Gloves Tour - $25.00 per person bookings required (go behind the scenes to get a closer look at the National Trust’s collection and have the opportunity to touch, feel and read all the rare pieces
Ayers House After Dark – Adult $16.00, Concession $14.00, Member $12.00, Child $8.00, Family $40.00 bookings required (stepping back in time to 1876 and join the Butler, Housekeeper and Cook on a special visit to Ayers House – Tours are conducted by candlelight)
Old Adelaide Treasury Open Day - $5.00 per person bookings required (Explore the old Adelaide treasury – one of Adelaide’s most historical sites)
Ayers House Open Day – Free – part of Adelaide City Council’s Open Houses Adelaide (Ayers House Museum opens its doors for new and returning visitors to have a look – a rare chance to explore the house at your own pace into areas not usually permitted)
National Heritage Week, 14 April -22 April at Ayers House Museum – normal admission fees apply
For more information and to visit their website, click here.
Arts SA 2012 Grant Funding
Arts SA’s support and funding programs help South Australian artists and arts organisations with targeted initiatives that embrace innovation, vision, originality and leadership.
Grants are offered through the following programs in 2012:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) arts development
- Arts and disability
- Arts facilities and equipment
- Arts organisations
- Community arts
- Contemporary music
- Independent makers and presenters
- New commissions and exhibitions
- Public art and design
Further information is available from the Arts SA website, www.arts.sa.gov.au or by phoning 08 8463 5444.
Smart State PC Donation Program
This program involves giving not-for-profit organisations recycled PCs (to a maximum of three per organisation) should they meet all program criteria.
The program is ongoing and runs in rounds throughout the year.
For further information please click here to visist the program's website
An exciting new organisation has recently been established to promote trade and commerce and to assist businesswomen with economic relations in Australia and internationally.
Their role is to:
•consider all questions connected with trade and commerce;
•promote, support or oppose legislative or other measures affecting such trade and commerce;
•collect and circulate statistics and other information relating to such trade and commerce;
•undertake the settlement by arbitration of disputes arising out of trade and commerce; and
•undertake training and education for the benefit of Members.
For more information and to participate in their current Poll, please visit the website here.
Seniors Card Application Form
For people over the age of 60 wishing to register for the South Australian Seniors Card, application forms are available by contacting the Adelaide Electorate Office on 8269 1838.
Spring is the time to get your green bin in order. What you put in your green bin can be used to benefit the environment and the economy in South Australia. However, when you put something in the green bin, it is important not to apply the old saying "out of sight, out of mind". The material in your green bin gets a second life through composting.
Between 2009 and 2010, 220,000 tonnes of organics were recovered for reprocessing in South Australia - mainly collected from Council green bins at the kerbside. This puts a great deal of nutrients back into the soil that would be otherwise lost to landfill.
For further information about what can and cannot be composted please visit the Zero Waste web site here.
Seniors Wise SA
This new initiative supports the aim to ensure older people are supported in their choices to remain active and connected to their communities and families.
The program supports older people by:
- helping them obtain information and explore their options to make informed decisions
- raise awareness on a range of ageing topics in the community
- encourage local businesses to provide senior friendly services.
- provide information and referral for the Home Visiting Scheme
Seniors Wise SA is looking for volunteers as well as offering presentations to interested seniors groups in SA.
Further information is available by phoning the Adelaide Electorate Office on 8269 1838.
Making Cyberspace a Better Place
Kids Helpline and Optus have partnered to launch a new campaign called Making Cyberspace a Better Place, designed to help Australian schools tackle cyber-safety. The campaign was launched in Sydney on 7th June 2011.
More than 10,000 primary and secondary schools across Australia have been sent an education pack containing information on cyberbullying, sexting and the safe use of technology.
Lesson plans and videos are available for viewing from the Kids Helpline website.
Water and Waste Water Pricing 2011 - 2012
SA Water has published information regarding the new water and wastewater pricing for 2011-12 on their website. The pricing page contains:
• New water prices for residential and non-residential customers
• New sewerage prices
• Frequently asked questions
• Link to the 2011-12 Drinking Water and Sewerage Prices Regulatory Statement issued by Department of Treasury and Finance
A copy of the Pricing Fact Sheet can be found here.
The link for the pricing page on the SA Water website is:
Enquiries can also be directed to the SA Water customer service centre:
Phone: 1300 650 950
Fax: (08) 7003 3329
Postal Address: GPO Box 1751, Adelaide SA 5001
Prospect Residents Only
For those who live in the Prospect area, the City of Prospect has an online community panel set up to enable residents to keep up to date with developments in their area, and have an influence in the future of their City.
As a Community Panel member you will be invited to respond to several online surveys over the course of a year. Most of the surveys will only take a few minutes to complete. The results of these surveys will be used to shape Council's decisions.
Participation in the Community Panel will make sure that your voice is heard on the things that matter for this city. As well as having the opportunity to take part in your City's future, you will also go into the draw to win some great prizes, and be invited to exclusive Community Panel fun events.
To join the Community Panel please access the City of Prospect website here.
Multicutural Grants Scheme
The scheme was recently changed to allow groups to make an application at any time. There are no opening and closing dates as in previous years. However, groups are encouraged to apply at least 6 months prior to the commencement of their project or event.
Copies of the Multicultural Grants Scheme Guidelines and Application Forms are now available from the Multicultural SA website now
Cycle Safe Coaching
Would you like to make cycling part of your daily transport plan? Do you feel unsafe cycling in the city?
Bicycle SA have launched a new course "CycleSafe Coaching" which is a fantastic opportunity for individuals to receive tailored one on one practical skills development and training. Receive up to three hours coaching with a Bicycle SA Educator. Contact Bicycle SA for more information on 8168 9999 or visit www.bikesa.asn.au
National Service Medals
WERE YOU A NATIONAL SERVICEMAN?
As your State Member along with the National Servicemen’s Association of Australia we are endeavouring to contact those of you who have not claimed your medals.
Have you claimed your Anniversary of National Service Medal – and the Australian Defence Medal?
All National Servicemen may be entitled to receive these medals whether you served overseas or only in Australia. Click here for more information.