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2017 SRC & Bronze Medallion Course

A number of people have enquired about the 2017 SRC & Bronze Medallion Course for yourself or child.

The cost of the course is $150 payable to GPSLSC at the commencement of the course. You will need to attend all sessions to attain the qualification.

The 2017 course will be run on Sundays commencing on 14th May 2017, with final assessments on 18th June 2017.

 

On 14th May we will meet at GPSLSC at 2.00pm for;

Information and sign on session

Online login details (bring your laptop/ipad /phone that you will be using to complete the online components – so we can ensure you have access to the online information)
The course costs $150.00

We will then go to Town Pool for the;

Pre-qualification Swim at town pool (swimmers/towel/goggles)
(If you do not reach the required time, you will have another opportunity, this will be discussed on the day)

Surf Rescue Certificate

Surf Rescue Certificate minimum age to complete is 13 years. This award will allow you to be a part of the patrols for Gove Peninsula Surf Life Saving Club.

The SRC certificate is not only for members under 15, it is also a great way to prepare for a Bronze Medallion if you are new to surf, not such a strong swimmer or want to help with water safety for your children during Sunday mornings and junior carnivals.

You are required to complete a 200 metre swim in 5 minutes or less, in a swimming pool of no less than 25 metres. Training will involve surf awareness, basic first aid, resuscitation, surf skills, rescue techniques and patrols. Online learning needs to be completed during the course. Practical on the job training will also be conducted with GPSLSC patrols.

On completion of training and practical’s all candidates are required to attend a compulsory assessment that will involve demonstrating competency in all the skills you have learnt. Successfully completing the course requires commitment and application. On successful completion of the course, participants will receive their Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC)

Bronze Medallion/Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue)

The Bronze medallion is the minimum requirement for a surf lifesaver. This award is open to all members over the age of 15 and involves training in surf awareness, survival, patrol and rescue procedures, emergency care as well as anatomy and physiology.

As a patrolling member for Gove Peninsula Surf Life Saving Club, you will need to have the Bronze Medallion/Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue) award. If you are new to the club this is a great way to get to know people.

A reasonable level of fitness is required as candidates will be involved in simulated ocean rescues (and do real rescues once qualified) using various types of rescue equipment. You are required to complete a 400 metre swim in 9 minutes or less, in a swimming pool of no less than 25 metres. Online learning needs to be completed during the course. Practical on the job training will also be conducted with GPSLSC patrols.

On completion of training and practical’s all candidates are required to attend a compulsory assessment that will involve demonstrating competency in all the skills you have learnt. Successfully completing the course requires commitment and application. On successful completion of the course, participants will receive their Bronze Medallion / Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue).

If you have any questions please email GPSLSC at govesurfclub@gmail.com

Alison Snowden

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Feasibility Study on Recreation Facilities and Open Spaces

The Nhulunbuy Corporation has engaged Tredwell to undertake Master Plan and Feasibility Study for Recreation, Facilities and Open Spaces 2017-2027.

Tredwell team will be onsite in Nhulunbuy from 3 April to 8 April 2017 to meet with key stakeholders.

The Nhulunbuy Corporation recognises that the provision of recreation and sport services and facilities is important to improve and maintain health, social and economic well-being of its residents. Tredwell Management (a specialist Sport & Recreation Planning Firm) has been engaged to undertake a ten-year Masterplan and Feasibility Study for Recreation, Facilities and Open Space in Nhulunbuy.

To help us understand your recreation and sport needs and aspirations we invite you to click on the link provided  www.surveymonkey.com/r/nclrec and complete the survey, have your say!

 

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Gove Junior Rugby League NT Trials

Good Morning Govites

Don’t we have a treat for you coming up in April! We have the opportunity to showcase your gifted talents in front of a selector who is coming to Gove to select some fine specimen or women to go over and join the NT Titans team.

The ages we are looking at are from U14s to U18s

So if that sounds like you come on down to the Nhulunbuy Primary School fields every Wednesday from 5pm – 6pm Starting 22/03/17

What to bring
– Boots
– Shoes
– Loose fitting clothing / sports Wear
– Any required strapping
– Any required Protective
Note: If you have a medical condition please let the coaches know prior to training.

NB: All players coming to the trials are also required to be registered players to the NTNRL if you have any enquiries the team will be down there to help out.

Good luck and see you there!

 

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Fracking

Hydraulic fracturing (also fracking, fraccing, hydrofracturing or hydrofracking) is a well stimulation technique in which rock is fractured by a pressurized liquid. The process involves the high-pressure injection of ‘fracking fluid’ (primarily water, containing sand or other proppants suspended with the aid of thickening agents) into a wellbore to create cracks in the deep-rock formations through which natural gas, petroleum, and brine will flow more freely. When the hydraulic pressure is removed from the well, small grains of hydraulic fracturing proppants (either sand or aluminium oxide) hold the fractures open.[1]

Hydraulic fracturing began as an experiment in 1947, and the first commercially successful application followed in 1950. As of 2012, 2.5 million “frac jobs” had been performed worldwide on oil and gas wells; over one million of those within the U.S.[2][3] Such treatment is generally necessary to achieve adequate flow rates in shale gas, tight gas, tight oil, and coal seam gas wells.[4] Some hydraulic fractures can form naturally in certain veins or dikes.[5]

Hydraulic fracturing is highly controversial in many countries. Its proponents advocate the economic benefits of more extensively accessible hydrocarbons.[6][7] Opponents argue that these are outweighed by the potential environmental impacts, which include risks of ground and surface water contamination, air and noise pollution, and the triggering of earthquakes, along with the consequential hazards to public health and the environment.[8][9]

Increases in seismic activity following hydraulic fracturing along dormant or previously unknown faults are sometimes caused by the deep-injection disposal of hydraulic fracturing flowback (a byproduct of hydraulically fractured wells),[10] and produced formation brine (a byproduct of both fractured and nonfractured oil and gas wells).[11] For these reasons, hydraulic fracturing is under international scrutiny, restricted in some countries, and banned altogether in others.[12][13][14] The European Union is drafting regulations that would permit the controlled application of hydraulic fracturing.[15]

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Fracking Inquiry Public Meeting

Monday 20 March 7pm Walkabout Lodge

Community meeting

Community consultation in regional and remote locations aims to obtain the views of people living in or near these communities in the Inquiry’s information gathering process, including the views of Aboriginal people.

This meeting is an opportunity for individuals, organisations and stakeholders to meet the Inquiry Chair, find out more about hydraulic fracturing and provide feedback on the issues identified in the Inquiry’s Background and Issues Paper. (2.0 mb).

An interpreter service will be provided.

Feedback and information gathered during the meeting will be used by the Inquiry as evidence and will be included in an interim report. When it is released, the public will be invited to comment on the interim report.

 

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Registration

This meeting is open to all members of the public and registration is not required. However, for planning purposes registration is strongly encouraged.

Protocol

Inquiry Chair, Justice Rachel Pepper will facilitate the proceedings. This is a formal event and to get the most out of it for everyone, people are asked to behave respectfully.

Recording

Notes will be taken during the meeting and a summary will be made available on the Inquiry’s website. Video and audio recording will be available for any community members who wish to make an oral submission, instead of a written submission to the Inquiry.

Media

Media may attend the meeting and take footage or photos as required, while not impeding the process of the meeting.

Media will also have an opportunity to ask questions of the Inquiry Chair before and/or after the meeting.

 

REGISTER NOW

Date and Time

Monday 20 March 2017
7pm-9pm

Location

Walkabout Lodge – Gulf Room

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Aboriginal child protection laws being ‘broken’

Aboriginal child protection laws being ‘broken’ by NT Government: Member for Nhulunbuy

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Mark Guyula claims Yolngu kids “stolen away” by NT Government

YOLNGU children are being removed from their families and their homes in North East Arnhem Land, according to independent Member for Nhulunbuy Yingiya Mark Guyula.

Mr Guyula said he was aware of eight children who had been “stolen away to Darwin by the NT Government”.

“Without a treaty and without our consent, what makes the NT Government think they can take our citizens from our lands, especially the most vulnerable of our society – our children?” Mr Guyula said in a statement.

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