Mildura Weekly : Friday February 17 Vol 11 No 15
6 NEWS MILDURA WEEKLY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017 Racism on rise, says new report • From Page 3 “A lot of assumptions get made that a young mum doesn’t know, and the mes- sage that mum gets is that ‘I’m not good enough, I don’t know,’ when actually they really might. “If you don’t stop and check it out first, and then run on an assumption, even if we are not being racist or judgmental, it makes someone doubt themselves.” She said this doubt in a young moth- er’s capabilities can cause “toxic stress,” which can be detrimental to the health of pregnant women. “A lot of the mums that I work with have never known a time in their lives where they haven’t been riddled with toxic stress, so they are constantly feeling bad or not good enough,” she said. “IfweweretoputanameonitI would say it’s intergenerational trauma, not what is just currently happening, but I think it’s been there for a very long time, and what MDAS is doing is trying to find an alternative for them.” Mr Hampton said while racism statis- tics were a concern, it was his hope that the Mallee’s Aboriginal youth will be- come more involved in the community in a bid to combat the problem. “Personally I think the majority of this town has started to get on board and started to come to these solutions,” he said. “Too often it’s left up to us old people, we need our young people to start to get out there and promote Mildura and the Mallee in a positive way for our mob, and that’s the only way we are going to make changes.” WORK on Mildura Rural City Council’s $1.4million Mildura Recreation Reserve redevelopment is well under way, with concrete for two of the three new netball courts now laid. Concrete for the third court was laid yesterday, with surfac- ing and line-marking of all three courts expected to be completed in April. Meanwhile the footings, sewer and storm water piping have all been installed for new netball change rooms, while construction of the slab floor for the new rooms started earlier this month. The three new netball courts and netball change rooms are among a massive suite of works identified in a comprehensive review of Council’s Mildura Rec- reation Reserve master plan two years ago, in consultation with key stakeholders. Other works as part of the redevelopment include comple- tion of the cricket turf wicket base ahead of new turf being laid last week, and installation of a new ir- rigation system for both Number 1 and 2 Ovals and the turf wickets, which is now operational. Preparation works for a new car park are also under way, with underground services including drainage and power going in ear- lier this month. Significant progress has also been made to resurface Number 1 and 2 Ovals, with levelling works completed earlier this month ahead of oversewing with rye grass which was completed last week. A specialist turf contractor will manage the City Oval playing sur- face in the weeks leading up to the first 2017 Sunraysia Football and Netball League game. Funding for the project has come from the Federal Govern- ment’s National Stronger Re- gions Fund ($723,000), and a joint contribution from Council ($468,500) and relevant clubs and associations ($255,000). The start of works in late 2016 followed 12 months of consulta- tion with Mildura Recreation Re- serve user groups to determine the best timing for the redevelopment. MRCC Councillor for Recre- ation and Sport, Mark Eckel, said the project represented one of the biggest upgrades to the Mildura Recreation Reserve since its incep- tion. “The Mildura Recreation Re- serve has been, and continues to be, a vital community asset from a sporting perspective given the number of user groups that rely on the facility,” Cr Eckel said. “Whether it’s cricket, netball or football, the Mildura Recreation Reserve is host to thousands of junior and senior sports men and women throughout the year. “It’s also host to some of the biggest sporting events of the year, such as the SFNL grand finals. “By undertaking these com- prehensive upgrades, Council is ensuring that our current and fu- ture sports men and women enjoy the best in facilities for many years to come, as well as catering for the future growth of the region.” All works are on track to be completed by the start of the SFNL season in April. $1.4m rec. reserve upgrade ‘will be ready by footy season’ • PROGRESSING: A $1.4million redevelopment of Mildura Recreation Reserve is under way, with concrete for one of three new netball courts laid yesterday. 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