Blyth library opens an exciting chapter

Blyth Primary School’s new library was officially opened by Federal senator Annette Hurley last Friday. Funding was received from the Federal government as part of the National Building Economic Stimulus Plan “Schools for the 21st Century” and “National School Pride”. The package of $925,000 provided the school with a new library, complete with computer hub […]

Appeal may keep Frost road closed

ABOUT 35 residents turned up to discuss road closures at a special meeting with the District Council of Mallala, held in Two Wells last week. Much of the discussion surrounded three roads in the district, Frost road and St Andrews road near Lewiston and Kenner road, Korunye. “Everyone had the opportunity to put forward their […]

Big day as CFS gets new bases

THE new Balaklava and Hamley Bridge CFS base facilities were officially signed over to their respective local brigades last Thursday. Officials from building firm, Sarah Constructions, showed CFS personnel around the new buildings on one final inspection before handing over the keys. The sites will not be operational for another few weeks as radios and […]

Two Wells housing to bring extra benefits

The 2,500 homes proposed for Two Wells by developers Hickinbotham Homes are likely to bring more than population growth to Two Wells. As community consultation sessions near for the Hickinbotham Homes Two Wells development  District Council of Mallala mayor, Marcus Strudwicke, was already highlighting the silver lining the expected 9,000  population growth will bring. Mr […]

Mallala goes ‘on sale’

Mallala If bargain hunting is your thing, Mallala’s community market is right up your alley. The market starts Saturday May 14 from 8.30am until 12.30pm. The IGA carpark will be transformed into a colourful marketplace, with craftwork and local produce on sale. You might like to sell some of your unwanted goods, either for yourself, […]

Hamley Bridge, Balaklava get new CFS bases

THE new CFS bases at Hamley Bridge and Balaklava will be officially handed over to local crews as of tomorrow morning. Builders have put in an extraordinary effort to get the facilities built following delays after a contractual dispute with the original construction firm. Wakefield Plains CFS group officer, Chris Cowan, said official handovers will […]

Roseworthy vet centre prepares for next step

The new Roseworthy Veterinary Health Centre at the University of Adelaide’s Roseworthy campus is expected to grow even further, providing the area with specialist veterinary care in the Companion Animal Health, Production Animal and Equine Health Centres, while educating students at the school. The Companion Animal Health Centre, opened in November, is being used as […]

Tourism ‘growth’ plan criticised

Les Pearson reports FOLLOWING a relatively subdued couple of months, Clare Valley Tourism (CVT) and the Clare Valley Business Tourism Association (CVTBA) have released their stance on the South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC) draft Regional Tourism Growth Plan. In a letter submitted to Clare and Gilbert Valleys Coucnil (CGVC) for last month’s council meeting, both […]

‘Drawn to music’ in Balaklava

Balaklava Country Arts SA is holding a free ‘Dynamic Drawing’ workshop at Balaklava Town Hall on Saturday, May 28 from 4.30pm – 6.30pm. A visual artist and musician will be on hand during this interactive workshop. It’s part of Country Arts SA’s “Shows on the Road” series, titled “Points of View.” You can explore the […]

Investment in buses

LOCAL school bus contractors Gary Simon and Barry Taylor have recently substantially invested in upgrading their fleet, bringing in two brand new 57-seat MAN coaches. The new buses meet State government regulations for school buses, with air conditioning, seat belts and also feature Euro 5 emission control engines. Mr Taylor said the buses would be […]