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Plains Producer, Wednesday March 6, 2013
Council's E-Waste dilemma
Depot land sale payment clarified
Mallala council's project bid
Woman's report over
Model aircraft races
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Week 7 -- Well, I'm still alive.
My frst, (and last) Triathlon.
As someone said to me on Sunday,
“you can tick that off your bucket
I would like to have attributed that
quote to the person who actually said
it, but I was too busy trying not to
kick the bucket, to notice.
It’s only once you start taking part
in something that you can truly ap-
preciate how talented champions are.
Our local champions are Andrew
Clark and Eliza Cottle (not to men-
tion all the volunteers who helped
put on a successful event). Andrew
and Eliza won convincingly in the
Balaklava Swimming Pool’s triathlon
on Sunday morning. Just watching
them run is an inspiration. See page
2 for more results and story.
In the same way, I now hold my
mate Michael Ellis in higher regard.
Michael owns the Yorke Peninsula
Country Times where this newspaper
is printed, and we speak on the phone
regularly. He didn’t do the triathlon
on the weekend, but he did take up
cycling in the last year. He started off
gradually, but on Saturday he cycled
50km. He’s ancient compared to me,
but he would absolutely smash me in
a pushbike race. In the triathlon on
the weekend I only had to cycle 9km.
Now when he talks about bike
riding on the phone, I have an appre-
ciation for the trauma his body was
going through when he was peddling
into that headwind between Wallaroo
and Kadina on Saturday.
So often we are armchair experts
on life. One of the benefts of going
on a health kick is taking part in
activities, not just watching someone
else do it on the tele at night.
For those of you interested, my
weight is now 100.7kg with a weekly
loss of 2.3kg. Gee weight loss can get
boring – hopefully I’m not boring
you. Sitting on the couch enjoying a
beer at night has been replaced with
me counting calories on the iPhone
application called, “My Fitness Pal.”
If you want to be serious about
weight loss, it’s very important to
know what you’re consuming. Well,
that’s what I have been told anyway.
My sister Leah sums it up with
her experience: “When I did *insert
popular named program here*, I
started with a friend.
“I followed the eating plan to the
letter but hardly did any exercise.
“My friend did the exercise but
loosely followed the eating plan.
“I lost 6kg in 6 weeks, she lost 1kg
in 6 weeks.” As they say, the proof’s
in the pudding.
Anyway, it’s easy to brag when
you’ve lost weight. I’d better not
jinx myself because I’ll probably
stuff it up next week as I get closer
to my goal.
TWO major infrastructure pro-
jects of the District Council of
Mallala have progressed to the ap-
plication stage for funding support
from the Federal government.
Council’s expressions of interest
(EOI) to the Regional Development
Australia Fund (RDAF) for rounds
three and four, were approved last
The two projects being consid-
ered are the development of a mar-
ket plaza as part of the Two Wells
Town Centre development and the
construction of a pipeline from the
Bolivar Waste Water Treatment
Plant to bring water into the district.
DCM is requesting $15 million
in funding for the water pipe project
and $300,000 for the market plaza
project. The RDAF is worth $50
million and will provide grants of
between $50,000 and $500,000 for
projects located in towns with a
population of 30,000 or less.
Round four will allocate $175
million (between $500,00 and $15
million) for regional projects that
also leverage funding from state
and local governments and the
DCM chief executive offcer,
Charles Mansueto, welcomed the
news and said council was now
working towards submitting a
detailed application with the rel-
evant stakeholders. Mr Mansueto
said the DCM projects had great
potential for the region and the con-
struction of a Northern Adelaide
Irrigation System, in particular,
which would see treated wastewa-
ter piped to the western side of Pt
Wakefeld Road, to be used in the
intensive horticultural industry.
“Access to water for the horti-
cultural industry has been identi-
fed in many studies and this project
will deliver the required water in
a sustainable manner,” he said.
“It could mean more invest-
ment, more jobs and will link in
with the state government’s Clean,
Green, Food Priority.
“This project will provide us
with the potential for our district
to become a key contributor to the
state’s food industry.”
Projects proceeding to full
application under both rounds can
be seen at www.regional.gov.au.
Closing dates for these are
Wednesday, March 27 (Round
Three) and Thursday, April 11,
The Department of Regional
Australia, Local Government,
Arts and Sport will assess all ap-
plications to ensure compliance
with guidelines. An independent
Advisory Panel will then assess
Funded projects will be an-
nounced from June onwards.
n Don't miss the Two Wells
Echo, out today!
IMPRESSION of the proposed market plaza.
• From Page 1
“I think it is going to cost us
more to go out and collect them,
than receive them in all forms.”
Western Ward councillor, Rich-
ard Pain, asked what would then
happen to the damaged units re-
ceived at council transfer stations.
“That’s the problem,” Mayor
James Maitland said. “It’s a real
issue the LGA has been working
on for up to two years and there is
no answer to that question.”
Cr Pain also confrmed his op-
position to the recommendation.
“I’d agree with Cr Stevens
in relation to this then, because
it is better them being put in a
council depot than just being left
somewhere on our streets,” he said.
“We will have to pick them up
Central Ward councillor, Owen
Chapman, sought clarifcation on
“If we accept them all, someone
at the transfer station would have
to sort those that haven’t been
broken with those that have been,
– and then send them two separate
ways?” he asked.
WRC chief executive offcer,
Cate Atkinson, said council had
“If you wish to collect all
units, we will certainly have to
deal with the issue of what to do
with the units that are broken and
ultimately, there will be some cost
on council,” she said.
“The intact ones would be put
into a container and sent away for
“There is no direct fnancial
return for council from that, the
recycler takes all the risk and cost
and takes the return from it.
“We would end up with a pile
of broken units at the depot, which
at some point in time, we would
not be able to dispose of.
“The pressure would be on the
State government to determine
how to deal with that.
“It’s an appalling situation how
the State Government has not
determined how to deal with the
issue in introducing the E-Waste
Southern Ward councillor,
Rodney Reid, felt the recommen-
dation was too broad.
“What happens with the kettles
or toasters of the world, because if
this applies, we cannot put them in
our transfer stations…according to
the defnition of E-Waste,” he said.
The matter was put to a vote and
the recommendation was carried.
“Council staff will advise
residents via our newsletter about
the need for intact items to be
left at the transfer stations,” Mrs
“We need the community to
recognise a level of responsibil-
ity by keeping the items intact to
assist in disposal.
“If people are going to disman-
tle the E-waste it will be up to them
to then dispose of what remains
and hopefully the State govern-
ment will provide a mechanism
for this to occur before September
2013, when it will be illegal to
send to landfll.
“Council will monitor issues of
illegal dumping and promote the
need for this approach.”
She believed the State gov-
ernment needed to act quickly to
resolve the situation.
“The government really needs
to provide additional support to
all communities to dispose of
this waste appropriately,” Mrs
“Banning it to landfll is only
part of an environmental approach
and will not address the need for
a comprehensive way of dealing
with this waste.”
Council clarifed the fnancial
details surrounding the sale
of the former Port Wakefeld
Works Depot, following several
questions on notice lodged
by Western Ward councillor,
Mr Pain posed three ques-
tions, predominantly based
around the total value of the
land sale and its associated
WRC corporate services
manager, Steve Jonas, (pic-
Summerfeld Investments for
the purchase of the former
works depot at Port Wakefeld
for $143,000 inclusive of GST,
we believed that GST would
be applicable to the property
transfer,” he said.
“However, during prepara-
tion of documents for the set-
tlement Wallmans Lawyers,
as Council’s conveyancer,
advised GST was not applicable
in this case.
“The property was therefore
settled on the GST exclusive
value of $130,000.”
Mr Jonas said the Australian
Taxation Offce (ATO) under-
took a GST review of WRC late
last year in relation to property
sales for the period from July 1,
2010, to June 30, 2012.
“The former Port Wakefeld
Works Depot was the only
property sold by council during
that period and information and
documentation in relation to the
property sale was provided to
theATO, as requested,” he said.
“We were later advised by
the ATO that they had fnalised
the GST review and were satis-
fed with our approach to the
treatment of GST.”
• ON March 1, a 55-year-old woman from
Roseworthy was reported for two counts of forging
prescriptions and theft.
• A 21-year-old woman from Roseworthy was
reported for driving while disqualifed on March 3
and as a result, her vehicle was impounded.
• A VEHICLE was stolen from the driveway of
a property on Lyons Road, Long Plains, between
February 24 and 25.
• BETWEEN January 27 and February 27, a shed
on Baker Road, Lewiston, was entered and a large
amount of fencing sheets and posts were stolen. A
tractor and rotary hoe was also stolen from a paddock.
• BETWEEN February 20 and 28, a blower pump,
which was connected to a septic tank, was stolen
from The Esplanade, Thompson Beach.
IF you are interested in model aeroplanes the place
to head this month is the Constellation Model Flying
Club at Waterloo Corner, for its biennial air races.
The Adelaide Golden Era Air Races have been
held since 1977 and involve pylon racing of large-
scale radio controlled model aircraft. This year the
event will be held on March 13 and 14 at the club’s
Brooks Road base.
The contest recreates the golden era of air races
recognised as the period from 1925 to 1947 in the
United States and Europe.
The action starts from 9am. Entry is $5 a car and
children are free. Visit www.cmfci.org.au for more
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