2015-05-02 21_11_06-Questacon Transport Assistance Programme - Microsoft Word - __RemoteQuestacon recently opened a subsidised transport programme to support eligible disadvantaged groups to visit our Centre in Parkes, Canberra through our equity of access initiative.

The Questacon Transport Assistance Programme provides opportunity for disadvantaged groups to develop their interest in science and technology by visiting Questacon. We encourage groups to enjoy other national attractions on the day of their visit, noting any associated costs are not covered by the programme.

The QTAP covers the cost of coach hire or petrol for group travel to visit the Centre and is available each Financial Year until funds are exhausted. Openings are now available for groups to book for the period up to 30 June 2016. Questacon will reimburse the travel cost for an eligible group upon receipt of their travel invoice following their visit to the Centre. Eligible groups will also be entitled to reduced admission price at $7.50 per participant.
To be eligible, groups must be associated with a not-for-profit organisation and reside in proximity to Canberra suitable for day travel to Questacon. Groups may include members from diverse backgrounds that include:
•    Immigrants or refugees
•    Vulnerable or disadvantaged persons
•    Mental or physical disability
•    Aged care
•    Other disadvantaged groups deemed eligible by Questacon.

For more information please contact the QTAP Coordinator, Luke Hartley, on 02 6270 2893 or at group.bookings@questacon.edu.au.

Judi Hubner
Manager, Client and Workforce Strategy
T: 02 6270 2909
E: judi.hubner@questacon.edu.au
Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre
A Division of the Commonwealth Department of Industry and Science
King Edward Terrace Canberra
PO Box 5322 Kingston ACT 2604 Australia


Motorised Scooter Safety Workshop

A presentation by Kiama Council’s Road Safety Officer and the Local Health District’ s- Health Education Officer regarding safe use of motorised scooters will be held:

Date | Monday 23 September 2013

Time | 1.30pm

Venue | The Village Centre, Blue Haven-200 Terralong St, Kiama.

Learn about:

  • What are motorised wheelchairs?
  • Who may use them?
  • Must they be registered in NSW?
  • Do users need a licence?
  • Is a user a pedestrian or a driver?

Light Refreshments will be provided

For more information on this RMS funded Road Safety Project please contact

Janelle Burns | Road Safety Officer | Kiama Municipal Council

P | 4232 0568

M | 0419 212 571

E | janelleb@kiama.nsw.gov.au

S&K Interagency Alert – 16 Oct 2012

Illawarra Infrastructure Priorities for 2012 On-line Survey

As you may be  are aware, RDA Illawarra is currently conducting an on-line survey to gain feedback from the general public about their opinions on the infrastructure priorities for the Illawarra region. In order to obtain useful data, we need as many responses to the survey as possible. Data from the survey will be used to formulate responses to the Long Term Transport Master Plan, be used at the Regional Leaders Summit on 8-9 November and form part of a report to State and Federal Governments.

The survey can be accessed from the RDA Illawarra website (www.rdaillawarra.com.au) and will take no more than 3-5 minutes to complete. Responses are anonymous. The only personal data kept will be the respondent’s email address, should they choose to receive the RDA Illawarra Newsletter.

For more information contact Natalie Burroughs, CEO, Ph 02 4227 4500.

Work based study through TAFE Illawarra in 2013

TAFE Illawarra delivers work based Certificate and Diploma courses for existing workers in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven regions. Courses are offered in alcohol and drug work, disability work, case management, service coordination, community development, leisure and health, home and community care, mental health, pastoral care  and counselling. To assist you to complete your course you will be linked to a training advisor who will assist you through a combination of recognition of prior learning, workshops, work based projects and other flexible delivery options. Standard TAFE administration fees and concessions apply. For more information attend the information session on Tuesday 6th November 2012 from 6pm to 7pm in building D at Shellharbour TAFE, 11College Ave Oak Flats  or contact Rod Chinnery Phone 4295 2228, email rod.chinnery@det.nsw.edu.au


Mental Health Month Flyer 2012

mental health month poster 2012

Kiama Transport Working Group

Please find attached the minutes from the September Kiama Transport Working Group and Mathew Fante’s speaking notes/slides from a recent presentation he did about the region. Each slide is a different LGA with its unique demographics and how they translate into transport challenges.

Mathew Fante, Regional Transport Co-ordinator, Illawarra can be contacted on ph 02 8265 6624 or Mb 0438659139 or email Mathew.Fante@transport.nsw.gov.au

Minutes of the Sept 2012 Kiama TWG

August Illawarra RTC pres