'The Block', Community Social Plan

'The Block', Community Social Plan wins both national and international awards. A historian of the new plan for the Block writes, ‘It includes renovation of all the houses, demolition of back fences to establish a large communal area, the establishment of a health clinic to care for alcoholics and the sick, houses for married couples and families, and other groups of single people, a pre-school to be run by Aboriginal mothers, training workshops for young people, and a cultural centre to encourage Aboriginal languages and dancing. This master plan is claimed to be the first for an Aboriginal community’. (Pitts p. 3/9, 4/22)

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