Plan to cover council’s assets

COUNCIL owned buildings including pools and halls could be improved, rebuilt or sold off under a new plan being developed by Wakefield Regional Council. A draft Asset Management Plan for Buildings & Structures/Improvements was presented to council last week, itemising everything either council owned or built and leased on council land, totalling some $33 million […]

Knock, knock, knockin’ on Stephan’s door

WAKEFIELD Regional Council will continue lobbying for the green avenue of trees through Port Wakefield as part of the $90 million Augusta Highway duplication and overpass project, which has entered the land acquisition stage. Speaking at a press conference on Monday, State Transport Minister, Stephan Knoll, confirmed discussions with landowners has begun, while consideration for […]

Minister visits, but…what’s that got to do with the price of eggs?

CONSUMERS could face a price rise in eggs – they could become more eggspensive – on the back of soaring production costs. With little government subsidies available for intensive primary production, Days Eggs managing director, Dion Andary, put their current plight to State Primary Industries Minister, Tim Whetstone, when he visited the Lower Light facility […]

Heat wave

Emma Lane, above, of Balaklava,  found the ideal way to keep cool during last week’s heat wave, by taking a dip at Balaklava Swimming Pool. Last Thursday’s extra blast of heat saw record breaking temperatures across the state, with the Bureau of Meteorology  reporting 49.5°C as the highest temperature recorded at Port Augusta, with Adelaide […]