Elmore and district residents are being encouraged to take part in a survey about community services.ELAINE COONEY February 5, 2013 4:10am
Elmore and district residents are being encouraged to take part in a survey about community services.
The Monash University Bendigo survey will be delivered to all households in Elmore and surrounding areas this week.
Associate Professor Leigh Kinsman said he hoped a broad cross-section of the community would complete the survey as previous surveys have had a direct impact on the services offered in Elmore.
‘‘In past years, the community has asked for services such as a dentist and physiotherapist, and they’re now available as a result,’’ he said.
‘‘That’s why it’s so important to hear from everyone — people at different stages in their life need different services and this is an opportunity to make sure they’re available.’’
He said the survey was part of a long-term research study that began in 2008 as a collaboration between Elmore Primary Health Services and a Bendigo-based team from Monash University looking at why the Elmore service had been so successful.
‘‘Ever since the hospital closed in 1994, it’s the community that’s driven the return of services that people really needed,’’ he said.
‘‘It’s a fantastic success story and as well as helping continue to develop those services in Elmore, we’re looking at how that model might be replicated in other small rural communities.’’
The project will donate $2 to the Elmore Progress Association for every completed survey that is returned.
Information about the survey and research study will be included in the package delivered to households in early February.
Community members can email Monash University researcher Dr Rachel Tham with questions at email@example.com or Associate Professor Leigh Kinsman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Every picture tells a story and every treasured object has a memory — this is the message behind a call to find Shepparton memorabilia for display.
Police investigating a break and enter at a Mulwala club more than 10 years ago are renewing their appeal for public assistance by releasing an image of a person they believe has information to assist them.
Tatura’s Victory Hall is set for a big year as preparations get under way to celebrate the hall’s 90th birthday in September.
Former district resident and award-winning television producer Joanna Werner will no doubt be shopping for a glitzy gown ahead of the Emmy Awards in New York on February 20.
Rochester Secondary College school captains Dom Atley and Tim Poole have been accepted to study biomedical science in the first step towards becoming doctors.
Will it be Merrigum or Lancaster?
Fire destroys key public buildings in Seymour
Finley Henry Matheson was bestowed one of the highest Australia Day honours.
Heathcote Hostel residents were treated to a visit from Heathcote’s favourite horse, Sub Zero, as part of Australia Day celebrations.
Recent weather conditions have come as a mixed blessing for farmers, with high rainfall and humidity providing a respite for irrigators as well as difficult growing and picking conditions for fruit growers.
Darren McLoughlin only started playing croquet seven years ago.
From orchards to harvest to shelves, a new exhibition will celebrate the Goulburn Valley’s iconic fruit industry. The Photos of the Fruit Industry exhibition will run as part of the SheppARTon Festival in March and aims to share memories and history of an industry that has shaped the region.
Former Benalla footballer Tom Rockliff has been named captain of the Brisbane Lions Football Club.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.