Highlighting history

HIGHLIGHTING the agricultural history at Saddleworth, an exciting new drawcard has been created for the town, with a life sized horse and sheep dog sculpture now standing proudly in the newly named Bee and Hill Park in the main street. While working in the local Op Shop, volunteers Dora Newhouse and her great friend, the […]

Brock concerned for future of Balaklava hospital

FROME MP, Geoff Brock, has revealed his grave concerns for the future of adequate medical services in the Balaklava and its surrounding communities following the suspension of surgical procedures at the local hospital. Mr Brock wrote to Health and Wellbeing Minister, Stephen Wade, in December last year raising his concerns, after receiving feedback from Balaklava […]

Cultural mural painted for YAC

A beautiful mural is now featured on the facade of the Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council work depot on Lennon Street in Clare, thanks to the Clare Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) that helped organise the project. The design was planned and painted by Shane Cook from Street Dreamz, who is an internationally and nationally recognised […]

APC’s bike bylaw banished

It was standing room only in the chamber last month as Adelaide Plains Council voted to scrap its proposed controversial Bylaw Number 6: Motor Cycle Amenity. The decision was met with clapping and cheering from the packed gallery, many of whom had given submissions to council opposing the proposed bylaw. If introduced the new bylaw, […]

Have a say in shaping Wakefield

THE 10-year strategic plan for Wakefield Regional Council (WRC) continues to take shape with the next round of community engagements coming up. WRC mayor, Rodney Reid, said while around 100 people had attended the initial round of five community forums held last year, farmers, businesses and the broader community will be able to have their […]

Strong finish for vintage

Clare Valley’s 2020 vintage is on track to begin mid next month, with yields expected to be down on average, however Clare Valley Wine & Grape Association general manager Lucy O’Brien said all indications were pointing towards a quality harvest. “Vintage will begin in mid-February and is looking strong for Riesling and most white varieties […]