Balco crowned Employer of the Year at awards

BALCO took out a prestigious prize at the Yorke and Mid North Celebration of Employment Awards on Saturday night, the local hay exporter crowned Employer of the Year. Compliance manager, Colin Heslop, said the award acknowledged the company’s excellent employee training standards and incentives, and community contribution. Read the full story in our online edition:

Grow Zone

Wakefield CEO scouts residential and economic opportunities for area Cate Atkinson’s meeting diary for the past few months featured a number of chats to industry heavyweights and real estate developers. The Wakefield Regional Council CEO said some were primarily introductory opportunities, but all touched on potential expansions, new industrial ideas, or how to position the […]

Council control for consultant contracts

CONSULTANCY costs came under criticism at Wakefield Regional Council last week, with a push for elected members to approve any use of consultants before being hired. Southern Ward councillor, Peter Bowyer, moved for council to adopt a resolution granting authorisation before staff engage the services of consultants for significant projects, both on a project by […]

Local hearing centres could be affected by privatisation push

THE Federal Government’s plan to privatise Australian Hearing could threaten ongoing services at Two Wells, and Federal Member for Wakefield, Nick Champion, plans to fight it. Australian Hearing and the National Acoustic Laboratories provide affordable, accessible hearing care services to many Australians who simply can’t afford fully commercial services. Read the full story in our […]