Mildura Weekly : Friday January 6 Vol 11 No 9
14 NEWS MILDURA WEEKLY FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2017 HEY grants aim to support young residents HEADSPACE Mildura has received a $10,000 financial boost aimed at supporting the region’s young Lesbian, Gay, Bi- sexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) commu- nity. The State Govern- ment funding will help organise community in- formation displays, ses- sions and workshops to increase knowledge and awareness of the issues that same sex attracted and/or sex/gender diverse (SSASGD) young people face. HEY Grants fund groups and organisa- tions to undertake mental health and community engagement activities for young people aged be- tween 14 and 25, with the aim to raise awareness, promote acceptance of di- versity, eliminate stigma and discrimination, and improve mental health, including tackling suicide in LGBTI young people. Grants will be ad- ministered by the Youth Affairs Council of Vic- toria, with more infor- mation available online at www.yacvic.org.au/ sector-info/funding- opportunities/28-hey- grants. MILDURA Rural City Council will begin a $1.6million reconstruction on one of the busiest sections of the CBD from January 9. Around 300 metres of Madden Avenue between Ninth and Tenth Streets will be resurfaced, and roundabouts will be installed at both intersections as part of the five month project. Other works will include the installation of new kerbs and channeling, re- placement of damaged stormwa- ter drainage, construction of new road base, stabilisation works, as- phalt surfacing and line marking. The works will be undertaken in two stages – the Ninth Street roundabout and nearby street con- struction in the first stage followed by the Tenth Street roundabout and remaining street construction. A Council spokesperson said Madden Avenue will remain open to traffic for the majority of the works, however parking within the area will be limited, and at times, Madden Avenue will be closed to the public while major works take place. Infrastructure and Transport Portfolio Councillor Greg Brown said about 4000 vehicles use the section of Madden Avenue each day, making it one of Mildura’s busiest streets. “These numbers illustrate the importance of ensuring that this road, which is currently in very poor condition, is given the attention it deserves,” Cr Brown said. “Over time, all roads deteriorate, particu- larly those that are used as frequent- ly as Madden Avenue. “The construction of the two roundabouts meanwhile will be welcomed and provide a significant boost to safety for road users.” Lower Murray Water (LMW) will also undertake water main replace- ment works during January. LMW manager engineering, Brian Smith, said coinciding the au- thority’s works with Council’s pro- gram was aimed at minimising dis- ruption to motorists and residents in the area. “We are upgrading the water main and installing new PSP pipes along with other associated works,” Mr Smith said. Madden Ave to get $1.6m upgrade DADS WHO ABUSE WOMEN.
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