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Stop, Revive, Survive

By Deano - 5 June 2007 14

Every year for the past 15 years the Apex Club of Tuggeranong has operated the ‘Stop, Revive, Survive’ driver reviver rest stop on the Monaro Highway at Hume over the ski season. The rest stop gives skiers driving to and from the snow fields an opportunity to have a break with a cup of coffee and a bite to eat. Each year they serve around 18,000 skiers with 30,000 hot drinks and 11,000 sausage sandwiches. All food and drink is provided to the public free of charge, and funded from donations received. At the end of the season, excess donations are donated to the Snowy Hydro Rescue Helicopter service. The Apex Club of Tuggeranong supplies the caravan and organises the supplies but relies on other organisations to provide volunteers to man the site.

The operation of the site has been credited with having a significant impact on reducing the road toll on this part of the trip. Whilst the majority of travellers pass through the site by 10pm, having left Sydney around 6pm, it is not unusual to have travellers arriving at all hours of the night from places further afield.
Stop Revive Survive
This coming long weekend marks the start of this year’s snow season and once again the Stop Revive Survive rest stop will be operation. So if you’re heading down that way spare a thought for the volunteers braving the cold and doing their bit to help keep our roads safe.

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14 Responses to
Stop, Revive, Survive
VicePope 10:41 am 06 Jun 07

This is a Good Thing done by Good People. Encourage them. Donate.

(My shortest post yet).

ant 10:28 am 06 Jun 07

I often pass that driver reviver, and it is a winner. they have a fire going, people love to stand around a fire. They actually talk to each other! The milk crates are great too. Sort-of casual, not too contrived. Nice and easy for people to stop and take a break, without having to go into a building or something. Good psychology being used by the Canberra/Tuggy Rotary people.

Thumper 8:45 am 06 Jun 07

These guys do a bloody good job….

They are volunteers. They don’t have to be there.

good on them.

smokey4 8:37 am 06 Jun 07

Great service and great job. Just when you need that break coming back from the snow after 2 hours of driving.

soulman 12:04 am 06 Jun 07

The Grand Hyatts are business oriented. And yet they can’t deliver breakfast on time? Hell.
Food was okay, quite nice. But simple. You’d get fancier and better value food at a Novotell.

Coincidentally, reviews indicate the Canberra Hyatt is not much better, and it is the highest appointed Park Hyatt brand. Yet, the Canberra Novotell wins all the awards. I say go with Accor Hotels (Novotell, Sofitel and Grand Mercure). These Hyatts are just hype!

caf 11:10 pm 05 Jun 07

Hear, hear – the food at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne is shithouse. And they can’t even get room service breakfast to you on time, which is pretty useless since the reason you ordered breakfast at a particular time is almost certainly because you have a meeting to get to. My recommendation is to stay at the Sofitel instead.

soulman 8:09 pm 05 Jun 07

Update: make that 10 dead as of 8pm

soulman 7:54 pm 05 Jun 07

Did you see the news tonight. 8 dead because a truckie didn’t see a f*cking great big train and plowed into it. I know there are many drivers like you who do the right thing. But based on the media, and what I see on the roads, just as many are hyped on pills.

canberra towie 7:43 pm 05 Jun 07

Why would you say such a stupid thing Bonfire ? Are you really that ignorant ?
I’m a truck driver and grown up in a family of truck drivers and none of us have ever had to take drugs to get our job done
Just because there are a few bad eggs out there PLEASE don’t brand us all.
Remember with out trucks Australia stops !!!
I also doubt the apex club would sell uppers !!
Please just thing about what your saying before you say it

soulman 6:44 pm 05 Jun 07

The coffee from driver reviver stops is beleive it or not, better than at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne. I stayed there last year and it tasted like sugar and potting mix. $5 for a tiny cup at an overpriced hotel.

Keep up the good work Apex!

Ralph 4:00 pm 05 Jun 07

Mmmmmm caterer’s blend.

Deano 3:52 pm 05 Jun 07

Only in as much as Nescafe Caterer’s Blend can be considered an upper.

bonfire 3:43 pm 05 Jun 07

is this where the truckies buy their uppers from ?

Kramer 3:11 pm 05 Jun 07

These road stops are fantastic. As a kid on our annual family pilgrimage to Queensland, we would always stop at the same one at Hexham. Big good on you to Apex for keeping it going.

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