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Alcoa Anglesea Power Station Outage
Alcoa Anglesea Power StationApril 2005
Since 1969, Alcoa has operated an open-cut brown coal mine and a power station in Anglesea that provides 41% of the electricity required to operate our Point Henry smelter in Geelong. For several weeks now, the Alcoa Anglesea Power Station has been preparing for major maintenance and cleaning works that are occurring on site throughout April. The power station will come off line on 1 April.Known as “the outage”, these works are part of our standard operations and are scheduled to occur every four years. During this time we employ over 300 additional contractors to join our 110 permanent employees on site. Work will occur on site in shifts, 24 hours a day, seven days a week...story>>
Winchelsea Skate Park Launch kicks off Youth Week
National youth Week Logo6 April 2005
Members of the general community, young people and Surf Coast Shire representatives will celebrate the completion of Surf Coast's seventh skate park at Winchelsea on Saturday 9 April. The 11.30am Winchelsea event is timed to lead in to Surf Coast Shire's National Youth Week Event, HAGAS (Have A Go At Something), which will follow the launch at 1pm in Torquay. Surf Coast mayor Cr Keith Grossman said the new skate park had resulted from sustained community effort and congratulated those involved in getting the facility built...story>>
Surf Coast FReeZA brings out the HAGAS
National youth Week Logo6 April, 2005
Have A Go At Something is what this years National Youth Week, Surf Coast FReeZA youth event is all about. With workshops for stencil art, hip hop free-styling, jewellery making, skate clinics and comps with Pros, how could you not walk away stoked on new skills?! But wait there is more fun to be had with the bungy trampolines, where you can flip out, spin out or just jump around.Then to round up the HAGAS experience rock out to The Roys, chill out to local act The Periscopes, beat box with Elf Tranzporter and for the big finale break out in true hip hop style with Good Buddha...story>>
Coogoorah Park benefits from enhancement program
Coogoorah ParkApril 6, 2005
A PEDESTRIAN bridge will be removed, new jetties built and pathways renewed under a major and ongoing enhancement program for Anglesea's unique waterside Coogoorah Park. The bridge, adjacent to River Reserve Road and playground will be dismantled later this month as it is structurally unsound, with access points partially submerged in water. Surrounding pathways will then be re-gravelled and raised above the high watermark to provide safe and easy pedestrian access to a recreational space that is bordered by the Anglesea River and parkland...story>>
My Brilliant Divorce - an irresistibly funny "stand up tragedy!"
Genevieve LemonApril 6, 2005
My Brilliant Divorce, by Geraldine Aron, is the radiantly witty and warm personal account of middle aged Angela. Dumped by her husband for a younger model, we follow her achingly funny story as she fumbles through the days and the dating scene, rediscovering herself and hoping to find the love of her life! A smash hit for Dawn French, on the West End, Genevieve Lemon (Sweetie, Steaming) stars in the Australian Premiere production of an irresistibly funny "stand up tragedy!"...story>>
Deans Marsh Children's Service to begin 12 month Trial
babiesApril 6, 2005
FROM 27 April, families in the Deans Marsh district will have regular access to a maternal and children's health service, located in the centre of the township. The new monthly service will offer childhood development assessments, maternal health advice and referral/support services, from a trained maternal and child health nurse. Provision of a local service will also improve access, with families no longer having to journey to Lorne or Winchelsea to visit the nurse...story>>
Anglesea Outage 2005 Update
Vol. 3, 15 April 2005
Safety – It’s No Accident! An injury free outage is Alcoa’s first priority. Just after midday on Tuesday April 12, the emergency sirens rang out loud and clear across the Anglesea site. Over 350 people on site that day made their way to the designated emergency evacuation point underneath the water tower. Thankfully, in this instance the sirens had sounded as part of an emergency evacuation drill. Graham Nixon, Emergency Response Co-ordinator, said the exercise was a valuable learning exercise, “It tells us that everyone on site has been able to hear the emergency siren and that people also know what they need to do in this situation”...story>>
An Epic Walk Along Victoria's Coastline Ends
Mr Lynn MurrellMonday, 18 April 2005
Mr Lynn Murrell today became the first person to complete a continuous solo walk along Victoria's 2000 kilometre coastline when he walked into Cape Howe on the New South Wales border this morning. Lynn began his journey, named Walk the Talk, at Nelson on the South Australian border on January 4 this year. He has walked an average of 20 kilometres a day, carrying a third of his body weight, for 103 days, to complete his epic journey...story>>
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