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One and a half hours of percussion exploration per week consisting of:
30 minute intimate & focused group lesson, and one hour group master-
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Solar installations positive for seniors
Environment minister Simon Corbell presents a plaque to Goodwin Monash residents Cecil Pearson,
Barbara Barnsley, Calleen Wilkinson and Brian Hadfield to mark the opening of the village's solar array.
GOODWIN Aged Care in Monash
has opened one of the largest solar
installations in the ACT.
Goodwin chief executive officer
Chris Lamont said the array had
118 solar panels and a capacity of
about 180 kilowatts.
He said the investment was
already saving some residents up
to $776 per year on their energy
bills, which was important for
residents on pensions and fixed
''Investing in technologies that
reduce energy costs has even
greater benefit to our residents and
the organisation as the cost of
electricity and living continues to
rise,'' Mr Lamont said.
The project was partially funded
through the ACT Government's
Community Energy Grants
Program, which is a grant to assist
community groups across the Ter-
ritory to reduce their greenhouse
gas emissions and educate their
communities about energy
Environment and Sustainable
Development Minister Simon
Corbell said the project demon-
strated one of the many ways
people have become involved in
investing in renewable energy.
''The clean energy produced
each year at Goodwin Monash
should reduce greenhouse gas em-
issions by some 260 tonnes -- the
emissions equivalent of removing
60 cars from ACT roads,'' he said.
The installation has proven
popular with the aged care centre's
''I was considering installing
them myself and when I heard
Goodwin was going to provide
them for residents I was thrilled. It
saved me a few quid to say the
least,'' resident Cecil Pearson said.
to fix blackspots
A NUMBER of road blackspots on the
southside of Canberra have received
funding for improvements.
Two intersections in Tuggeranong and
one in Woden will receive Federal
funding of about $460,000 to reduce the
likelihood of accidents happening.
The intersection of Drakeford Drive,
Summerland Circuit and O'Halloran Cir-
cuit at Kambah will receive $210,000 to
upgrade traffic signals, provide additional
pedestrian lighting and replace existing
poles; the intersection of Hindmarsh
Drive, Athllon Drive and Callam Street at
Phillip will receive $187,800 to install
traffic signal mast arms; and the intersec-
tion of Tharwa Drive, Box Hill Avenue
and Woodcock Drive at Conder will
receive $63,000 for visibility enhance-
ments, including improved directional
signage, improved hazard signage and
upgraded street lighting.
The projects were recommended by a
panel of independent road safety experts
and will be delivered during the course of
Member for Canberra Gai Brodtmann
said since 2007 the Government had
provided funding to fix 43 black spots
"This investment is helping to make our
local roads safer for motorists, cyclists and
pedestrians,'' she said.
Ms Brodtmann said an independent
evaluation of the program found it
prevented at least 32 fatalities and more
than 1500 serious injuries in its first three
years, underscoring its effectiveness at
reducing fatal car accidents.
Suggestions for black spots to be
considered for upgrades can be made by
members of the community, either by
calling the office of Ms Brodtmann on
6293 1344 or by downloading a form from
Book of Hope for Queensland school
Ceara Kaschula, Sophie Lovatt, and
Thomas Hurley at Chapman Pri-
mary's dress up day.
STUDENTS from Chapman Primary
School have just completed a fundraising
initiative designed to assist a school in
Queensland affected by Cyclone Yasi.
The school's Student Representative
Council organises a fundraiser annually,
and Bundamba Primary was chosen as this
year's recipient after it was recommended
by a friend of a teacher at the school.
The student council organised a school
dress up day which raised $455 with all
the proceeds going into the Bundamba
Primary School fund. The SRC Executive
also wrote to the school's Parents and
Citizens committee asking if they would
make a donation. The committee donated
all the proceeds of their Cupcake Day
fundraiser, $1100 in total, to the cause.
With these funds the student council
purchased $1555 worth of stationary
vouchers and sent them to Bundamba
Primary with a special book called the
''Book of Hope''. This book included
photographs of Chapman's student coun-
cil, teachers and the school buildings.
Students from each year level wrote
special messages of hope, while every
student signed their name and helped
illustrate a special picture, which was also
included in the book.
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