Wakefield’s new IS manager

Wakefield Regional Council has appointed Leon Kruger as its new Infrastructure Services (IS) manager, replacing David Hasset who was in the position for 10 years. Mr Kruger has an extensive background in local government and civil engineering, most recently with the City of Busselton in Western Australia. Council CEO, Jason Kuchel, said there was a […]

Dr Clark checks out of Balaklava surgery

After 34 years of providing vital medical services for animals around the district, Balaklava veterinarian, Dr Brenton Clark, has decided to hang up his stethoscope. Brenton will close his Balaklava practice this Thursday, allowing the following two weeks to ‘tidy up outstanding bills and complete ongoing/current pet treatments.’ “I’m not getting any younger and it’s […]

Power presentation

Representatives from energy retailer Alinta gave a brief deputation to Adelaide Plains Council at its November 20 meeting. This comes following a formal development application recently submitted to the state government for a power station to be built at Reeves Plains. Once operational, the proposed Reeves Plains Power Station will supply up to 300 megawatts […]

Korunye Corner upgrade planned

THE rail crossing at Mallala, Paddy’s Bridge, Gordon and Verner Roads near Korunye, will be upgraded by realigning the roads in the approach to the crossing to reduce the sharpness of bends. The upgrades will improve safety for road users and allow better access for B-double and B-triple trucks at the rail crossing. Works are […]

Residents will have their say on solar farm

RESIDENTS and council will have an opportunity to provide a response to the proposed Chaff Mill Solar Farm at Mintaro when the development application is lodged with the state planning department. Renewable Energy firm, FRV, is yet to lodge a development application on a 400 hectares of farming land near the Clare Valley town but […]

Tears of joy for lotto winner

SA Lotteries officials contacted a woman from the Orroroo region to advise her ‘dreams had come true’ after winning $20 million in the Oz Lotto draw on November 14. Across Australia, there were only two division one winners in Oz Lotto draw 1239 – both from South Australia, and one from Orroroo. Each division one […]

Asbestos threat quelled

Material containing asbestos that was illegally dumped at the Two Wells Transfer Station, and then relocated to the Carslake Road quarry site recently, has been safely removed. An estimated 450 tonnes of waste was disposed into appropriate landfill on November 13. Adelaide Plains Council’s general manager of infrastructure, Martin Waddington, said the clean-up process started […]

High-tech library kiosk coming to Hamley Bridge

Wakefield Regional Council is looking to the future, with Hamley Bridge set to benefit from a high-tech, self-serve library kiosk after the existing depot library is decommissioned in late December. Council last week endorsed finding a suitable local venue for the kiosk service, in a move it hopes will provide more flexibility for library users […]

Hornsdale battery complete

The first day of summer this Friday will mark the official power-up of the world’s largest lithium ion battery at Hornsdale, near Jamestown, which has now been completed. The battery is currently in a testing  phase to ensure it meets Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) and South Australian Government requirements. The 100 megawatt/129 MWh Powerpack […]