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

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

Group waits on grant

THE Port Wakefield Community Management Committee (CMC) is hopeful of receiving a grant to drastically improve the scenery and natural health of the town’s upper tidal pool estuary. 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

Are you on the ‘black list’?

LOCAL mobile phone survey reveals signal problem areas MANY towns and areas within the Wakefield and Adelaide Plains regions and Clare Valley have been identified as mobile phone “black spots” by a Regional Development Australia survey. 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

End of the line?

Port Wakefield’s future dependent on State Election result THE fate of Port Wakefield’s fishing community hangs in the balance of Saturday’s state election. A Labor victory will result in planned Marine Park Sanctuary Zones for the Upper Gulf St Vincent to come into force by October, potentially wiping out most of the commercial fishing viability […]