Snowtown will become SA’s largest wind farm

SOUTH Australia’s largest wind farm will be built at Snowtown. Renewable energy firm, TrustPower, has appointed Siemens as its turn-key supplier to construct the Snowtown II wind farm, using for the first time in Australia, world-leading gearless drive wind turbine technology. With the $439 million project formally reaching financial close last week, the Snowtown II […]

Another step forward

Bowmans Intermodal poised for expansion Les Pearson reports THE Bowmans intermodal freight terminal expansion was officially opened on Friday, a major step towards improving South Australia’s road and rail freight infrastructure and boosting the local economy. The site is an important freight transfer station, where cargo is taken from trucks and put onto rail, for […]

Balco boosts hay into China

Les Pearson reports   HAY exports to China are contributing to significant recent growth in the State’s trade sector. Minister for Trade, Tom Koutsantonis, said a breakdown of South Australia’s record-breaking export result in 2011 shows targeting Asian markets is paying huge dividends. Figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show the value […]

AMG continues big Bowmans expansion

AUSTRALIAN Milling Group (AMG) is hoping to have its lentil and pulse crop processing and export facility at Bowmans operational by October this year. A production shed was recently built at the site. It will house three gravity tables, which work similar to a sieve system on a harvester, and two Cimbria cleaners when functional. […]

It’s not eggs…it’s not meat…

…but what comes from a chook is helping farmers and a developing industry Sally Crowther reports With the cost of fertiliser rising, local farmers are substituting the more common phosphorus fertilisers for none other than chicken poo to achieve better yields. Balaklava farmer Nick May recently had trials done on farming land at Erith, testing […]

Special feature: Home & Garden

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Roads paved with gold

Everyone in country SA has an opinion about their local roads. Wakefield Regional Council has one of the largest road networks in the State and it’s a massive job to keep roads maintained. In an attempt to explain to residents just what is involved, reporter Les Pearson interviews WRC infrastructure services manager, David Hassett. This […]

Efficiency is vital, so read the label!

When choosing a heater, an easy way to evaluate the heater’s energy efficiency is to look for its energy star label. This is one important way the government is working to improve the overall efficiency of heaters sold in Australia. The other is the implementation of Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS). The energy star labels […]