NRM projects get funding boost

Natural resources management projects for communities across regional South Australia will receive more than $10.7 million in State Government funding. Environment and Conservation Minister Jay Weatherill said climate change and drought were putting pressure on water supplies, agricultural land and ecosystems.The funding includes $510,000 to help preserve ecosystems on the Southern Yorke Peninsula and reduce […]

Piccolo moves to protect heritage

Buildings in historic conservation zones could soon have more protection from unsympathetic external painting in a Bill proposed in parliament by Light MP, Tony Piccolo. The Bill amend the Development Act to include the “external painting of buildings” in prescribed areas, in historic conservation zones in the definition of development. Mr Piccolo told parliament the […]

Federal spending to speed Expressway

Federal Member for Wakefield, Nick Champion MP, has welcomed the Federal government’s $2 billion nation building package which will bring forward funding for vital projects in the north and country over the next 18 months. This includes bringing forward $36.9 million in 2009-10 for construction of the Northern Expressway. “This is a shot in the […]

Call for engineer to report on grandstand

An engineer’s report may be completed on the Balaklava grandstand, which has fallen into disrepair. The grandstand is currently closed to the public, and several organisations within the local community have called for its repair as an historic and iconic town building. It’s one of several community buildings to be discussed at tonight’s Wakefield Regional […]

Kids slip into new BMX track

A new BMX track was officially opened at Two Wells last Friday, just in time for the school holidays. And youngsters keen to use the new track were out in full force – although it was a little slushy because of the continuous rain last Thursday and Friday. The track was built by District Council […]

New committee leads HAC

Eudunda-Kapunda Health Advisory Council (HAC) held its first annual general meeting recently. With four new members the Council’s membership is now Toni Brown, Bob Farrelly, Pat Hayward, Anne Hornsey, Robert Lecons, John Neal, Deane Rohrlach, Linda Smith and Joyce Uray.  

Thanks for your help with the gun

A gun is situated once again on Highway One on the corner of the road to the Proof and Experimental Establishment. Thank you to everyone who signed the petitions in July 2006 and to the businesses who permitted it to be placed in their premises. Those signatures enabled our Wakefield Regional Council chief executive officer, […]

More Federal cash for RSL's and museums

 Local RSLs and historical associations will receive a total of $8,100 in funding from the Federal government. Federal MP for Wakefield, Nick Champion, said the funding had been approved by Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Alan Griffin, as part of the Saluting Their Service commemorations program. Recipients are:  • Clare RSL sub-branch will receive $4000 to […]

More Federal cash for RSL’s and museums

 Local RSLs and historical associations will receive a total of $8,100 in funding from the Federal government. Federal MP for Wakefield, Nick Champion, said the funding had been approved by Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Alan Griffin, as part of the Saluting Their Service commemorations program. Recipients are:  • Clare RSL sub-branch will receive $4000 to […]