Looking after health of the community
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.
PROJECT: A defibrillator.