Toast Power Aboriginal programs - Why 'Community'? PCL Explained

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May 26, 2017
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Saw this on ABC News tonight - well part of the vision in the SA Water video tweet below and the news reader read out some stuff. Story was introduced saying footy boots could be a hot item this Christmas in the remote community of Amata after launch of first grass oval in the APY lands.

SA Water have built a $2m recycled water plant, to clean up waste water up in the APY lands, to use the water so finally the community have an oval with grass on it rather than just red dirt.

The PCL team went to help launch the first game including umpiring. The first 15 seconds or so of what Pauly V says in the video was in the news story.

Have a good look at the drone shoot of the oval and you can see its not quiet centred. The left hand end the gap between ths top of the 50m arc and the centre square line is about 3m and the other end its about 10m.




From Port's website.

THE PORT ADELAIDE FOOTBALL CLUB has helped launch the newly upgraded oval at Amata on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, near the South Australia/Northern Territory border. Thanks to a new SA Water wastewater treatment plant, the oval is irrigated using recycled water. Its newly grassed surface stands out like a green oasis against the vast red and brown desert landscape which surrounds it.

The oval, some 1300 kilometres north-west of Adelaide, was opened on Wednesday and will be used by the local football league and the wider community. Port Adelaide used the opportunity to host a carnival for its WillPOWER program. “WillPOWER is about encouraging students in the APY and Maralinga Lands to stay engaged with and complete their schooling,” said Port Adelaide Aboriginal Programs Director Paul Vandenbergh.
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SA Water’s Manager of Remote Communities Simon Wurst said their objective was to provide Amata with a functional open space that can be maintained in an environmentally sustainable way. “Each day, around 70,000 litres of wastewater is treated at the plant and pumped to an underground irrigation system at the oval,” He said. “It’s a massive feat to have not only recycled water infrastructure in such an isolated location, but also green grass. “We met this challenge through innovative solutions like special durable materials and remote monitoring and operation technology. “Building relationships between the local community and our Remote Communities team has also been essential to ensuring the infrastructure delivers the fundamental public health outcomes as well as a liveability outcome for the people we’re serving.”
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The only issue is the swans guernsey. Even the goal post alignment is fine. Fantastic story!
 

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Saw this on ABC News tonight - well part of the vision in the SA Water video tweet below and the news reader read out some stuff. Story was introduced saying footy boots could be a hot item this Christmas in the remote community of Amata after launch of first grass oval in the APY lands.

SA Water have built a $2m recycled water plant, to clean up waste water up in the APY lands, to use the water so finally the community have an oval with grass on it rather than just red dirt.

The PCL team went to help launch the first game including umpiring. The first 15 seconds or so of what Pauly V says in the video was in the news story.

Have a good look at the drone shoot of the oval and you can see its not quiet centred. The left hand end the gap between ths top of the 50m arc and the centre square line is about 3m and the other end its about 10m.




From Port's website.

THE PORT ADELAIDE FOOTBALL CLUB has helped launch the newly upgraded oval at Amata on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, near the South Australia/Northern Territory border. Thanks to a new SA Water wastewater treatment plant, the oval is irrigated using recycled water. Its newly grassed surface stands out like a green oasis against the vast red and brown desert landscape which surrounds it.

The oval, some 1300 kilometres north-west of Adelaide, was opened on Wednesday and will be used by the local football league and the wider community. Port Adelaide used the opportunity to host a carnival for its WillPOWER program. “WillPOWER is about encouraging students in the APY and Maralinga Lands to stay engaged with and complete their schooling,” said Port Adelaide Aboriginal Programs Director Paul Vandenbergh.
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SA Water’s Manager of Remote Communities Simon Wurst said their objective was to provide Amata with a functional open space that can be maintained in an environmentally sustainable way. “Each day, around 70,000 litres of wastewater is treated at the plant and pumped to an underground irrigation system at the oval,” He said. “It’s a massive feat to have not only recycled water infrastructure in such an isolated location, but also green grass. “We met this challenge through innovative solutions like special durable materials and remote monitoring and operation technology. “Building relationships between the local community and our Remote Communities team has also been essential to ensuring the infrastructure delivers the fundamental public health outcomes as well as a liveability outcome for the people we’re serving.”
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It's a big reason why I'm proud of the club. Providing people with opportunities is much bigger than football. As you posted earlier, if both the community programs are finding through grants and private support, then there is no reason our football department and community programs can't work side by side without impacting the other.
 

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