Budget battered: Rates rise likely

Corporate Services manager Steve Jonas explains the impacts to Les Pearson A SLIGHTLY higher than expected rate rise and reduced service levels are likely impacts on councils from the recently announced Federal Budget, as financial officers fervently work behind the scenes to accommodate drastic funding cuts. Read the full story in our online edition: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com

SPLIT DECISION

Brock calls on councils for counsel Report by Les Pearson INDEPENDENT MP for Frome, Geoff Brock, will take a “wishlist” from his meeting with the five councils he represents in his electorate to discussions with both the state’s major party leaders. 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

Regions benefit with stimulus program

South Australian councils will have no difficulty providing a list of shovel-ready projects to fit the State government’s new strategy to improve job and training opportunities for South Australian communities. Read the full story in our online edition: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com

Trail video part of referendum campaign

BALAKLAVA’S Shamus Liptrot Cycling trail will feature in an online video documenting the achievements of local councils. Film crews from TAV Productions were in Balaklava on Wednesday interviewing key contributors to the project, including Shamus’ parents, Malcolm and Patricia Liptrot, former Balaklava Area Committee chairman, Terry Williams, and Wakefield Regional Council chief executive officer, Cate […]