OVAL GOES ‘ROUND

Redevelopment ball back in Clare Valley sporting groups’ court The Clare oval redevelopment proposal has been put back into the hands of local sporting groups, who plan to now drive the project with new vigour and a goal to have an upgraded oval and sporting facility in place by 2022. South Clare Sports Club president, […]

Audit doesn’t add up

Ira Parker Nursing Home’s brilliant record slumps following shock report LAST week’s revelations the Ira Parker Nursing Home in Balaklava had failed in 19 of 44 assessable standards completely masked over the facility’s previously near perfect record. Across four Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (ACQSC) audits between 2009 and as recently as February 2018, […]

Do you want to be star?

Calling all budding actors, directors and musicians – here is a fantastic opportunity for you! Valley Productions is producing a huge community event at Bungaree leading up to Armistice Day, called ‘It’ll Be Over by Christmas”. The script for the performance has been written by well-known Australian director, Roland Rocchiccioli, after liaising with Anthony Kennard […]

Wind farm turbines on the rise

A last-minute bid by a multi-national energy company to vary the height of wind turbines at its proposed wind farm in South Australia has reinforced calls by SA-BEST for a moratorium on all future wind farms until current laws are reviewed.   Read the full story in our online edition: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com

Doctors should decide who drives

THE State Opposition is calling for changes to national driving laws that require regional road users with certain medical needs to get their licence renewed in Adelaide. In 2017, there were sweeping changes to the national Assessing Fitness to Drive guidelines, particularly for those drivers with certain medical conditions. For some regional drivers, it means […]

New estate to turn town’s fate

Konzag development to propel Mallala’s population BLOCKS of land at the proposed Gracewood residential development at Mallala could be on the market in 12 months, according to developer and local farmer, Richard Konzag. In a bid to stop the recent decline in their local town, the Konzag family has released concept plans for a new […]

New CEO vocal about being local

WAKEFIELD Regional Council will have a locally-based CEO for the first time in more than seven years following the appointment of Andrew MacDonald to the vacant role. Mr MacDonald, who has been CEO of the Kingston District Council since 2014, confirmed both he and wife, Katrina, would be looking to move to the region in […]

Doctors should decide who drives

THE State Opposition is calling for changes to national driving laws that require regional road users with certain medical needs to get their licence renewed in Adelaide. In 2017, there were sweeping changes to the national Assessing Fitness to Drive guidelines, particularly for those drivers with certain medical conditions. For some regional drivers, it means […]