Ramsey’s Grey electorate to meet Northern Expressway

ADELAIDE Plains and Mid North areas will be shifting into the Federal Electorate of Grey following redistribution of South Australia’s electoral divisions released by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) last week. The seat will stretch from Two Wells and the Northern Expressway to the Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland and New South Wales borders. Other […]

Two Wells set for second BP servo

TWO multi-million dollar service station development applications have been lodged with plans to build the sites within five kilometres of each other at Two Wells. Incredibly, both will carry the BP logo, although with different owners. A brand new site has been proposed on the Augusta Highway at the intersection of Middle Beach Road, with […]

BUDGET BLUES

Concerned councillors curtail release of Adelaide Plains business plan Adelaide Plains Council will not release its 2018/2019 draft Budget for public consultation this week, as councillors voted against its current form at Monday night’s general council meeting. The vote came despite the recommendation of the Audit Committee to endorse the budget. After four workshops to […]

Northern Wakefield areas to join huge rural electorate

RURAL districts including Mallala, Balaklava, Riverton, Kapunda and Clare areas could become part of the federal Grey electorate when draft boundary realignments are announced on Friday. The redistribution is driven by population quotas, with both Barker and Grey electorates requiring an increase in voters. Given their respective static population growth, Wakefield is the nearest candidate […]

Fast foodbowl amendment appoval

Adelaide Plains Council CEO, James Miller, has congratulated council staff and elected members on the success of the Northern Food Bowl Development Plan Amendment (DPA) endorsed by Minister for Planning, John Rau, last Thursday. “A really good outcome, one of the fastest moving DPAs in my 12 years of local government,” Mr Miller said at […]

New volunteering philosophy

The Regional Council of Goyder has introduced a new philosophy around volunteering to community members and groups. Council acknowledges the positive impact volunteer groups from across the region have on developing capacity and sustaining local communities. To reflect this, council developed a new policy that will provide roles for volunteers within council in areas such […]

New future for Mid North Forests

Public access to the Mid North Forests area has been preserved and jobs in the region are expected to be retained, with more generated, as a result of the Mid North Forests Future Strategy. In a first for the state, Spring Gully Foods will explore the viability of Manuka honey production in the Mid North, […]

Sabu to debut new Clare art house

“It is about making art a part of people’s lives and giving them some sort of recognition of being in the community. “The idea was to do 26 portraits in 26 weeks, although it’s taken just a few weeks longer, but there will be 26 portraits hanging in The Art House for the exhibition.” Also […]

New CEO for local Council

New Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council Chief Executive Officer Dr Helen Macdonald had a fiery welcome to the district on February 5 when Clare was on high alert following a bushfire which has taken more than a week to extinguish. Dr Macdonald is the former CEO of the Naracoorte Lucindale Council, prior to which she […]