Scones and special visitors for students

Students and community members around the district were thrilled to have a visit last Wednesday, June 5, from the Governor of South Australia, His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, and his wife, Lan. The official party arrived firstly at Owen Primary School where they enjoyed a delicious home-cooked morning tea, consisting of scones […]

Firing Squad

Farmers will help form the frontline of a pilot program to control kangaroo numbers, which would see landholders licenced as kangaroo field processors, and the roo harvest zone and allowable species expanded. In an attempt to control high kangaroo numbers across South Australia, the State Government last week announced the three-month pilot program to increase […]

CORC presents oval upgrade plans to council

Clare Oval Redevelopment Committee (CORC) presented its proposal for the redevelopment of the Clare sporting precinct to Clare and Gilbert Valleys councillors at a workshop on Monday evening (June 3). With a packed public gallery of about 30 people, CORC presented its case for an oval redevelopment, outlining the previous work and timeline for the […]

OAM for Mayor Mattey

Regional Council of Goyder Mayor, Peter Mattey has been awarded an OAM in the Queen’s Birthday honours list for service to Local Government, and to the community. Chairman and Mayor of Goyder Council since 2006, Mr Mattey has been Hallett Ward Councillor since 1997, chairman of the District Council of Hallett from 1993 – 1997, […]

Grand plans for Clare caravan park

An extended 42-year lease, accommodation development, resort-style swimming pool, community waterpark and management of the visitor information centre are among the options being considered for the Clare Caravan Park. A $9 million extension was one option put on the table for Clare and Gilbert Valleys councillors by park lessee Discovery Parks at a special workshop […]

delivery dilemma

AN impromptu meeting was held for local farmers around Robertstown and Eudunda last Thursday, following bulk handling company, Viterra’s, announcement it has closed several grain silos and bunkers. The meeting was organised by local farmer Simon Niemz, and attended by around 20 farmers at the now closed Robertstown silos, who spoke of their concerns moving […]