Budget Blues

Electorate office bombarded with calls concerning cuts THE office of Federal Member for Wakefield, Nick Champion, has been flooded with angry responses to the Federal Budget, handed down last week. Read the full story in our online edition: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com

Main benefits

Wakefield Pipeline opening to boost local economy A $17 million upgrade to water supplies in and around the Wakefield Regional Council area has been completed, delivering a significant boost to the local economy. Read the full story in our online edition: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com

Champion maintains rage on grant cuts

Federal Member for Wakefield, Nick Champion this week called on Federal Infrastructure Minister, Warren Truss, to honour all funding awarded to local councils in the Wakefield electorate under Round 5 of the Regional Development Australian Fund (RDAF). Read the full story in our online edition: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com

I’m no shrinking violet

Champion defends post election comments NICK Champion’s first week in opposition to the government got off to a somewhat tumultuous start, the Member for Wakefield attracting scrutiny from his own party for his comments regarding a repeal of carbon pricing. Read the full story in our online edition: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com

The heat is on

‘Champ’ scores points over challenger in debate stoush IT’S been an action-packed week in “the battle for Wakefield,” as both major political parties ramp up their campaigns. A debate held on Sunday night in Elizabeth between Mr Champion and Liberal candidate, Tom Zorich,  had tongues wagging and social media revved up. Read the full story […]

What a champion! Willie’s State bowls title

PORT Wakefield lawn bowler, Willie McPharlin, was crowned champion of the state Champion of Champions Singles tournament, held on Sunday at Marion Bowling Club. The 25-year-old won his club’s singles championship earlier last season and went on to win the Association and Regional Singles Champion of Champions events, defeating Balaklava’s Peter Thompson on both occasions. […]

Federal funding boost for community projects

THREE federally funded local projects were officially opened by Federal Member for Wakefield, Nick Champion, in conjunction with the District Council of Mallala, on Monday. Mr Champion officially opened the Dublin park upgrade ($21,000), the new Lewiston playground ($58,000) and the upgrades to the Two Wells Public Library ($58,000). The projects were funded under the […]

Federal funding could change ‘crash corner’

ANY desired work, if needed, on the intersection of Augusta and Copper Coast Highways, otherwise known as ‘crash corner’, would need to be referred to the Federal government. Federal Member for Wakefield, Nick Champion, said the funding is there, should the relevant local authorities consider a realignment or review of the intersection a necessary project. […]