Look­ing af­ter health of the com­mu­nity

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

COAL­STOUN Lakes Wa­ter De­vel­op­ment Group is be­ing proac­tive about the health of its com­mu­nity.

Sec­re­tary Kim Cor­field said the group was keen to un­der­take a project to pur­chase a de­fib­ril­la­tor at a cost of $4000.

“We are not just about wa­ter,” she said.

“Be­ing a farm­ing com­mu­nity, ac­ci­dents can al­ways hap­pen, plus none of us are get­ting any younger.

“A de­fib­ril­la­tor could also be of as­sis­tance for the trav­el­ling pub­lic.”

Mrs Cor­field said the project was im­por­tant given the iso­lated na­ture of the com­mu­nity.

“We are half an hour away from any emer­gency as­sis­tance,” she said.

“It is a now a bonus that mo­bile re­cep­tion is so much bet­ter for the ma­jor­ity of res­i­dents and the trav­el­ling pub­lic since a tower was con­structed in the mid­dle of the town.”

Mrs Cor­field said be­fore this, Coal­stoun Lakes was a to­tal black spot.

“We are putting the mes­sage out there if any­one would like to sup­port this project,” she said.

The group is ap­ply­ing for a Com­mu­nity Ben­e­fits Grant to fund the ma­chine and will also or­gan­ise a first aid train­ing day for res­i­dents.

“At our last meet­ing, most of the mem­bers hadn’t up­dated their first aid in 10 years,” Mrs Cor­field said.

“Liv­ing on the land, it is im­por­tant to learn the new snake bite pro­ce­dures.”

The com­mit­tee is still to de­ter­mine where the ma­chine would be lo­cated.

Any­one wish­ing to do­nate can con­tact the group on Face­book or phone trea­surer Don Rober­ton on 0428 199 798.

PHOTO: ROB WILLIAMS

PROJECT: A de­fib­ril­la­tor.

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