BENDIGO BANK COMMUNITY FORUM.
Recently Bendigo Bank held an open discussion on the needs of the Community. The summary of the discussion is in 'read more'.
 
March 30 - Community Forum 2017
 
Top Ideas from Forum Groups by Votes
Idea
Votes
Idea
Votes
Tourist Attractions - Foreshore
6
Homeless Support
8
Showers - CBD
1
Young Champions – Nurture young sports people
0
Playground at Ravendale
5
Mental Health Support – Fitness/Outdoor Gym
4
Universal Accessibility – Project Designs
4
Upgrade Skate Park
1
Community Improvement – RSL/Museum & Eyre Park
2
Play Cafe
1
Joint Community Service Club
1
Foreshore Development - T
11
Aged Care Hub – Home Assistance
3
Conference Centre – Hub/Sports/Arts
1
Drug Education – Facility/support, Youth Education, Garden Space
5
Volunteer project coordinator
0
Job Skills Project linked to Garden Space
1
Help with local power supply
2
Tacoma Berth & Sailors Memorial Area
3
Long term planning for aged care
0
Youth Supported Housing & Life Skills
10
Street Amenities – Artworks etc
6
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Community Forum March 30 2017
Forum Ideas by Group:
Group 1  - T-Tourism, Y-Youth, A- Aged Care, C- Community, S- Sport
T
Tourist Attractions – Foreshore, carnival atmosphere when ships in, generates business for locals.
Y/S
Bowling Alley
Y
Playground at Ravendale for sports & schools that use.
S
Recycled water to PL Golf Club from Racecourse
C
Showers in Tasman Tce. for tourists/homeless
S
Indoor Sporting Complex
C
Sleep bus
S
Light upgrade at Hockey
S
Waterproof covered extension at Centenary Oval
C
RSL Upgrade of Building & Museum
S
Covers on Bowling Green
C
Wheelchair swing - Foreshore playground
Y
Skate park Upgrade
A
Funding for aged care to utilise leisure centre
C
Shed for storage of LEP Road Safety Trailers
C
City Garden – Public at Happy Valley
 
Group 2  - T-Tourism, Y-Youth, A- Aged Care, C- Community, S- Sport
T/C
Resolve Tacoma – Safe Harbour
C
Recycle electronics & other stuff – free green waste days – shop @ dump/ Salvage
C/T
Welcome signage for cruise ships at wharf
C
Homelessness – all ages & jobs
C/T
Welcome signage on Western Approach Hwy
C/T
Foreshore development – multipurpose, interactive, exercise equip., safe harbour, T at end of jetty, Christmas lights, wheelchair access to beach.
C
Free Standing Book Swap (e.g. Mt Gambier Airport)
C
Animal Welfare services support
C
Shade sails for community events
C
Interactive public art
C
Public art & Meeting places
C
Shared facilities – better use of Ravendale
C
Tech Centre (open source) teach people (all sorts of people) to code etc.
C
Power – supporting local businesses to thrive
C
Art for Non-artist’s - generational exchange of skills
C/T
Conference Centre – 600+ people
C
Info Centre in wrong spot – move to axel stenross area.
C
Drug problems – Youth Projects
C
Assist underfunded NFP’s
C/S
Infrastructure for clubs
C
Multicultural events - Arts
C/T
New Year’s Eve for all sorts
S
Bowling Alley
C
Arteyrea
C
Community Bus – to get people home safe
C
Volunteer coordinator – one stop shop.
 
Group 3  - T-Tourism, Y-Youth, A- Aged Care, C- Community, S- Sport
A
Aged to be assisted to stay at home, in home care, assisted cleaning & cooking, homelessness, project – book “little library”
C/T
Berth for Tacoma – Tourism, sailors memeorial area, history icon, value to local business as tourists will spend more time going out on it. Second centre for town.
 C
Health providers Disabled – non-mobility hub, health, cover many aspects, advice & treatment (300 positions can’t be filled EP wide)
T
Cruise Ships – profit for community
C
Domestic Family Violence support – in care advice, education,family relationship workers
C/Y
Drug Education – building for rehab & detox, education, counselling services, programs, market garden space.
Y
Young Employment Opportunities
Y/C
Mentoring
C/Y/A
Homelessness – youth to aged – huge issue for all ages.
Y
At risk kids programs, camps, living skills, garden, b-ball & multi use spaces
C
A space for more employment activities
 
 
 
Group 4  - T-Tourism, Y-Youth, A- Aged Care, C- Community, S- Sport
C
Refurbish RSL & Upgrade Museum – incl. enhancement of Eyre Park- dedicated areas for various services & walking memorial for tourists to visit.
C/Y
Wheelchair access to playgrounds
 C
Joint community service club – need dedicated club area as meeting focal point.
C/Y
Age appropriate playgrounds e.g. 1-3 yrs
C
Special needs place for age appropriate care
C
More community gardens visible to public
C
Emergency housing for new people to town
C
Better recycling & waste awareness – mobile compost machines at community gardens
C/Y/A
Range of mental health support (youth, elderly & people with disabilities)- Work & Rec programs, locations, home & accommodation, work/day options, organisational support e.g. rec, music etc.
Disability Access swing
C
All projects require universal design principles for access for all.
Y/C/A
Mobi mats for beach access & floating wheelchairs
A/Y/C
Winches /hoists in toilets & pool
C
Beautify Tasman Terrace – use work for dole/community offender programs
C/T
Permanent secure structure e.g. shade, sounds system @ town Square for events.
C/T
Build attraction on town jetty
C/Y/A
Peer mentoring using aged population with youth
T
Develop more draw cards to bring in tourists.
 
 
 
Group 5  - T-Tourism, Y-Youth, A- Aged Care, C- Community, S- Sport
C/Y
Supported housing for young people with case management 18-25yrs
C/Y
Indoor play cafe
 C/Y
Skate park upgrade – family friendly, BBQ area
C
Outdoor fitness gym area
Y
Support transition for young people from school to work – life skills
C
Support for community gardens
C
Incorporate fitness into mental health
C
Start up grants for ecofriendly start up business ideas.
C
Self-sustaining enterprise run by homeless people including accommodation
Y
Future champions – support for future education/sport – self development
 
Group 6  - T-Tourism, Y-Youth, A- Aged Care, C- Community, S- Sport
C
Help with planning & financing a comprehensive and reliable power system – Port Lincoln on its own mini grid
C
Encourage electric vehicles eg street sprint – time trials & recharging station in town
C
Have a get to know your community day
C
Improve amenities e.g. gardens, trees, shrubs. Street scapes
C
Develop a safe house for community use in blackouts
C/A
Finance umbrella organisation to coordinate aged citizen facilities – Long term planning for the welfare of LEP’s aging population
C
Better tourist office and precinct – library, cinema, community facility (drop in centre)
C
Shelter at skate park & improve winters hill lookout,
C
Solar panels on all community facilities & old folk’s homes
C/T
Develop PL as a winter destination as well as summer
C/Y
Provision of funding for breakfasts for all children up to end of primary school
C/Y/T
Develop one of the B grade parks as a huge nature play park
C
Seel to have all homes & business to have their own 5,000+ gallon water tanks
 
 
 
 
Group 7  - T-Tourism, Y-Youth, A- Aged Care, C- Community, S- Sport
C/T
Foreshore - Gym equipment – all ages, shade, interactives arts, Xmas lights, wheel chair access, NYE festival
C/T
Tacoma berth – make a safer harbour, T @ jetty
C
Venues for community – Conference centre, shared facilities (Ravendale), Arteyrea (purpose?) Club extensions (infrastructure), Bowling alley
C/A/T/Y
Skill development & Exchange- tech centre, IT training, recycling electronics, arts for non-artists, intergenerational exchange, youth jobs/projects. 
C
Public art – reinvent the TAFE space?
C/T
Business & Tourism - Info Centre at Axel Stenross, Welcome signs – wharf & Pines, book swap, multi-cultural events & arts.
C
Community Bus
C
Animal Welfare
C
Volunteer project coordinator
C
Low income housing
C
Assist underfunded Non for profit groups
C
Jobs & support for businesses.