Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Centre Needs Your Support; Many Families Have Been Helped by This Coorooy Organisation

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Centre Needs Your Support; Many Families Have Been Helped by This Coorooy Organisation

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A COMMUNITY group which has served our community well for more than 20 years is struggling to keep going due to increasing costs.

Cooroy Family Support Centre (formerly Noosa District Family & Youth Support Centre) provides counselling and support services for family and relationships, separation, domestic violence, individuals and children, grief and loss, depression and anxiety, personal issues and trauma.

It is a not-for-profit organisation, and payment for consultations is assessed on an individual basis, but is never more than $25 a session. The centre is funded partially by an annual grant from the State Governmentas Department of Communities plus the generosity of local individuals and businesses, and fundraising.

As the population of our district is growing, so is the need for this local service. To enable the support centre to continue, donations are being sought from the wider community. Donations of more than $2 are tax deductible and can be made by direct deposit to the centreas bank account, CFSC, ANZ Bank BSB 014 557, Account No. 365444712. Cheques can be made payable to the Cooroy Family Support Centre and posted to CFSC, PO Box 262, Cooroy, Qld 4563.

Alternatively, you may want to consider becoming a a[approximately]Friend of the Centrea. Friends receive email updates of the centreas progress and notification of events and opportunities to become actively involved. Annual cost of a personal or family membership is $25.

The Support Centre is situated at 8 Oak St, Cooroy; Telephone 54477747; email; or visit the website

Environment Forum

TODAYaS Friday Environment Forum covers the bushfires of 2003 which caused severe damage to Canberra.

Almost 70% of the ACTas pasture, forests (pine plantations) and nature parks were severely damaged.

In 2004, the ACT Government held a nation-wide competition for an Arboretum which was to be part of the recovery from the bushfires.

The winning design proposed 100 forests focussing on threatened, rare and symbolic trees from around the world. Planting started on the 250-hectare site in 2005 and 10 years after the bushfire devastation, the National Arboretum has just been officially opened.

Today, Dianne Shun Wah will be showing photographs and talking about the plantings at the Arboretum which is set to become a major tourist destination.

The Arboretum includes a contribution from Queensland a a small collection of Queensland bottle trees, rescued from the 2010 floods which have been planted, and so far have thrived in their new environment.

Everyone is invited to go along to todayas talk which is free and starts at 11am at the Environment Centre, Wallace Park, Noosaville (situated between Noosa Library and Wallace House).

Inquiries 54742486. …

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