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 […]

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 […]

What could we do with $47m?

On Sunday, the state government ‘broke’ one of its election promises by scrapping a proposed right-hand tram turn from King Williams Street onto North Terrace. While we are probably not surprised by a(nother) broken promise, this is one we should be happy about! Putting in the tram turn was budgeted for $47m, but after ‘expert […]

Flinders misses out

With the Flinders Ranges experiencing extremely dry conditions, Shadow Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Eddie Hughes, is calling for an explanation as to why the Flinders Ranges council and the local community, is continually being ignored by the state and federal governments. “For months, Labor has been advocating for drought funding for affected […]

New works depot for WRC

For the first time in many decades, Wakefield Regional Council will have a new purpose-built depot, with the proposed space aimed at improving safety for employees and efficiency. The current depot sits on a parcel of land originally purchased by the District Council of Balaklava back in 1935. Council has successfully secured land in Balaklava […]

First 10km of NAIS under way

The first 10 kilometres of the Northern Adelaide Irrigation Scheme’s (NAIS) 29 kilometre transfer pipeline will be installed underground this month, supporting 150 manufacturing and constructions jobs in Adelaide’s northern and southern suburbs. Once complete, the NAIS will provide for an additional 12GL of water to help develop up to 300ha of new export focussed […]