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

No increase for country councillors

RECENT talks of a 60 per cent increase in councillor allowances for Adelaide City Council elected members will have no bearing on the annual payments to regional councillors. Read the full story in our online edition: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com

Encouraging signs in rural real estate

THE regional housing market recorded an impressive 5.77 per cent increase in the median house price in the 2014 March quarter when compared to the same period last year. Read the full story in our online edition: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com

Roads of ruin

THE horrific condition of arterial sealed roads in Balaklava and Owen was raised by Wakefield Regional Council chief executive officer, Cate Atkinson, during recent discussions with a visiting Liberal Party group. Read the full story in our online edition: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com

Councils demand regional growth

STATE election candidates have been put on notice by regional council groups, calling for commitments to grow regional centres, both in population and investment. Read the full story in our online edition: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com

Yes, we have a disaster plan

IN the wake of the recent fire, which threatened the Owen township, questions were raised by some residents about the disaster response for Balaklava. Read the full story in our online edition: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com