Mildura Weekly : Friday June 26 2015 Vol 9 No 33
18 NEWS MILDURA WEEKLY FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2015 Redex photographic proof! • From Page 16 He said one of his prime motivations for attending the Scout hall, and taking the photos, was the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the infa- mous ‘Gelignite Jack’ Murray. “The story goes,” Allan said, “that when on a bush track he would throw a ‘stick of gelly’ out the back of his Ford hoping that a few holes in the road would slow the following drivers up!” Whether that worked or not is a matter for debate, but it was certainly a great public- ity stunt, and got Jack plenty of media and fan attention. For the record, the camera that took these shots is still in the Hartley family, and now in the hands of Allan’s son. • More of Allan’s photographs of the 1955 Redex Trial cars and crowd of well- wishers including Mildura’s ‘Raisin Joe’ car, ABOVE. LA Trobe University has offi- cially opened its new student lounge at its Benetook Avenue Campus. Head of La Trobe Mildura, Dr Deb Neal, predicts the new facility will help transform the student experience. “The student lounge has en- hanced the dynamic between students while they’re on cam- pus, and it’s now always an area that’s a hive of activity,” she said. Dr Neal said that while the lounge was a new La Trobe fa- cility, it was also one the com- munity could enjoy. “La Trobe has always opened its doors to many or- ganisations and businesses to use our facilities for their own benefit, and we hope the lounge will be loved by the community as much as we love it,” she said. Pro Vice Chancellor (Re- gional) of La Trobe University, Professor Richard Speed, was on hand to open the new facili- ties last week, joined by com- munity members, students and staff. Expanded student facilities MILDURA Rural City Council is devel- oping a new strategy to ensure those over the age of 55 have everything they need to support a long-term healthy life- style. The Healthy Ageing Strategy will as- sist Council in planning for future Aged Care services to ensure that appropriate support is available to meet the needs of elderly residents in the region. Community Wellbeing and Services portfolio Councillor, Sharyon Peart, said the first step in developing the strategy is looking at what services are currently offered locally, and what else people would like to see. “We know that as people age, their priorities change,” she said. “There can be a huge difference between what a 60-year-old needs and wants and what an 80-year-old needs and wants.” In preparation for the strategy, Council has developed a short survey to start the consultation and conversation around what is important locally. “The survey asks you to let us know what you like about our community, what concerns you most about ageing in our community and what you think you need to age healthily,” Cr Peart said. “We will be consulting widely with a range of stakeholders including health- care professionals, sports and fitness professionals, nutritionists and social services. “It’s also the people who access these services who will be able to give us the most insight into what they need to continue to stay healthy and active in our community.” The survey is open until Friday, July 17, and is available online at www.mil- dura.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay, in hard copy at Council service centres and li- braries, or by contacting Aged and Dis- ability Services on 5018 8100. 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