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Healthcare valued community services

Regional community healthcare is critica

Value the professional healthcare services you have Healthcare one of the most valuable assets in every community’s value chain. All too often people take for granted what they already have, or worse still they discount the value of people and services already provided. The following story may help to get the message across. About nurses, someone…

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Attitudes build prosperous communities

Good attitudes stop procrastination.

Attitudes can make or break a community People in a town or village with the wrong attitudes can break other’s spirit, and turn them off wanting to do anything to help the community. Changing people’s attitudes and mindsets are the ultimate battleground.  Your mind is the space where the most significant and fiercest conflict occurs. …

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Healthy hearts mean healthy communities

The incidence of heart attack can be minimised.

Prosperous communities promote awareness of good healthy hearts The more hearts we keep going, the more healthy and productive the community. Healthy hearts mean fewer people are dying and their close relatives and friends leaving the community I am not so sure most people understand the importance of such simple things as drinking enough water…

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Minimalism improves community environment

Minimalism improves the the encironment.

What is minimalism? Minimalism is a tool which can assist your community in finding more freedom. Freedom from fear, worry, overwhelm, guilt and even mental health issues. Freedom from the clutter and trappings of the consumer culture we have built our lives around over the years. It does not mean there is anything inherently wrong…

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Declining population future outlook

Do not suffer a declining population

Some communities defy declining population Larger well-managed inland centres are enjoying growth and prosperity. Rural and remote towns need little reminding of their declining population. It is on the slide as big cities, inland centres, and coastal lifestyle hubs expand. However, some are bucking the trend. Some places are matching the population growth of major regional…

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Tourism builds greater communities

Build better tourism attractions.

Start increasing tourism with what you have In the past, governments and others have badly misjudged the value of tourism. Tourism is now the fourth largest industry in Australia.  It is a crucial forerunner to advancing economic development as it touches such a broad spectrum of business in the community. People are unlikely to relocate…

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Prosperity creation small regional towns

Prosperity creation is not about luck.

Doesn’t matter where you talk as long as you talk A key to the prosperity creation issues of smaller communities and villages is they choose to stay comfortable. Moreover, when they want to stay comfortable, the status quo remains and, the community never moves forward. An individual’s actions and words can enable others to be…

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Waste management really matters

Community waste management needs improving.

Why ruin your community with poor waste management Preserving the ‘regional dream’ means banding together to maintain and enhance a pristine environment for everyone to enjoy. Community waste management should never be allowed to be taken for granted.  You do not have to travel far to find a polluter river or creek. Prosperous communities can…

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Men’s Shed practical startup approaches

A men'shed can be an important link to health professionals.

A Men’s Sheds in a ‘Double Garage’ is not sustainable Men’s sheds in ‘Double Garage’ type facilities are inappropriate and not sustainable. Be absolutely sure that the buildings you choose align with the activities the men want. You may not be able to start with a shed as big as this one, but size will be…

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Small enterprise opportunities abound

Small enterprise creates innovation.

Small enterprise have never had it so good Small enterprise is now at the forefront of economic development and job creation. Small-Medium Enterprises (SMEs), whether non-profit or for-profit are the new creators of jobs and a way to improve people’s lifestyles. The good part is that the governments and corporations are starting to realise that…

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