Home' Plains Producer : Plains Producer November 5, 2014 Contents AUSTRALIA’S newest wind
farm is online after the official open-
ing of the Snowtown 2 wind farm
The power plant was built by glob-
al technology powerhouse Siemens,
as part of a joint project with Trust-
power, the SouthAustralian Govern-
ment and Snowtown residents. South
Australian Premier, Jay Weatherill,
said the Snowtown 2 plant came
on-line at a critical juncture for
the Australian renewable energy
“This plant confirms South
Australia’s commitment to being
the nation’s leader when it comes
to providing efficient renewable
wind energy programs. It is a key
platform in our plan for renewable
energy to supply 50 per cent of the
state’s annual power by 2025,” Mr
Siemens Australia CEO, Jeff
Connolly, said the plan epitomised
a program that benefitted all stake-
“It’s good for the economy, good
for the environment and, important-
ly, good for the local community,”
Mr Connolly said.
“Snowtown 2 demonstrates what
can be achieved when combining
Siemens’ global technology with
South Australian know-how and
New Zealand financing.”
Trustpower CEO, Vince Hawk-
sworth, said he was proud to join
with the Snowtown community at
the opening of the company’s largest
“This project is another great step
in the transformation to a sustainable
electricity generation environment,”
Mr Hawksworth said.
“Special thanks have to go to the
local community and land owners
for their unwavering support, to
Siemens for delivering the project
ahead of time, and to all of the other
contractors and stakeholders who
have played their part in making
Siemens ambassador, Cadel
Evans, joined the official party at
Snowtown to lead a community bike
ride as part of the commemorations.
“As an athlete I know I play a
role in creating awareness around
important issues like sustainability.
That’s why I became an ambassador
for Siemens,” Evans said.
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LAST Wednesday’s Every Generation Festival
at Balaklava was declared a “resounding success”
The event was an initiative of Balaklava Commu-
nity Children’s Centre, Wakefield Regional Council
and Our Community, Our Children (OCOC).
BCCC director, Dale Gathercole, said a good
number of local families attended.
“As a totally free event for families, we feel the
expected attendance of 50 people was surpassed,”
Information leaflets were provided by Country
Health SA, Adelaide Women’s and Children’s Hos-
pital Ladies Auxiliary.
The festival was funded as part of the Every
Generation grant secured by council.
A free sausage sizzle was provided by Country
Carers SA, while a free fruit salad was prepared by
Balaklava Fresh Foods and distributed by Balaklava
High School students, in company with the YAC Yak.
Nat Lane provided free face painting and free
water was generously donated by Dad’s Pure Water.
“Most stall holders provided free information
about wellbeing, health and/or education whilst
also providing free give aways and/or activities for
children,” Mrs Gathercole said.
“Give aways included play dough, books, craft
packs and play ideas.”
Entertainment was provided by David Woodroofe
and Balaklava Primary School’s year 6/7 rock and
roll dancers, along with an instrumental group.
The musical act was followed by Mandy Binns
from Country Carers SA, who led children in sing-
ing and dancing.
The OCOC fundraising money box also received
about $60 in donations towards an under two play-
ground, eventually destined for Apex Park.
Oh baby, fun
fair a success
CLOCKWISE from top left:
Abbi and Elliot Higgs with
Dale Gathercole, Libby
Pearson with Patrick; Ali Tiller,
Kirsty McArdle and Scarlett
and Oscar Tiller; Balaklava
High students Amber Hillier,
Alissa Allen and Kayla Goudie
in the pregnancy suit.
ABOVE: Gaynor Tink with her boys, Brock and
RIGHT: Bess and Henry Marshman, with Erin
and Tom Warnes, all of Owen.
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