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Plains Producer, Wednesday March 27, 2013
BALAKLAVA APRIL 28
It might cost extra to ‘spend a penny’ at Stockport
Les Pearson reports:
SANDRA JOINS THE GREAT SHAVERS
WORLD’S “greatest shavers”
are back in action again this year,
with Sandra Mackie raising about
$8,000 to date. Sandra collected
more than $1200 at Barossa and
Light children’s market at Freeling
on March 17.
She is pictured, (below right)
with Bronte Rickett, who also lost his
locks and beard for the charity fund
raiser which supports the Leukaemia
It was a fun day at Freeling with
plenty happening at the market and
on the oval, as little Leia Patterson
(below) shows as she helps Freeling
CFS members in a display of fire
• Pictures supplied by Trudi Pen-
rose-Starr, of Trudi’s Photography.
SANDRA Mackie with hairdressers Kim Nys (left), holding
Sandra’s locks, and Jodie Hall.
ELECTED members of Clare and
Gilbert Valleys council travelled the
length and width of the district as part
of council’s annual district inspection
Councillors boarded a bus, along
with CGVC chief executive officer,
Roy Blight, and infrastructure manager,
Mr Blight said the group covered
at least 300km throughout the day,
travelling on various council roads
within the region.
“The road trip gives councillors
an opportunity to look at a couple of
projects we have going on and Grant
was providing running commentary on
what we were seeing,” he said.
“We were able to look at some
projects completed, some with work
under way and other options that are
on our drawing board.
“The trip provides us with a good
opportunity to see the whole area.”
Amongst the projects visited was the
works happening at Bowden’s Bridge,
on Rhynie-Balaklava Road.
The bridge was one of several in
the CGVC area badly damaged by the
floods in December 2010. Mr Blight
said Bowden’s Bridge was the last
major structure needing repairs from
the 2010 floods in the district and work
was well under way.
After a long battle getting back to
a somewhat normal works roster, he
was happy with how all major council
infrastructure repairs had been handled.
“Certainly, all those projects came
in on target or below our costing
estimates, which is good for council
and good for our insurers too,” Mr
TAKING a break from the Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council district inspection on Saturday are (from left)
Cr Dianne Schwarz, Cr Janet Kench, Cr Wayne Thomas, Cr Elizabeth Calvert, Cr Wayne Molineux, Mayor
Allan Aughey, Cr Alan Rye, Cr Helen Perry, Cr Sue Wurst, CGVC chief executive officer Roy Blight and
CGVC infrastructure and environment manager, Grant McKenzie.
AWORKER Accommodation Pro-
ject in Saddleworth, proposed by Unity
Housing, has been met with widespread
support, according to Clare and Gilbert
Valleys Council chief executive officer,
Mr Blight said the Unity develop-
ment of four houses in the town received
a positive reaction from the community
and council alike.
“It is one of the barriers facing the
rural workforce, the limited accom-
modation and housing available in
regional towns,” he said.
“Council has conducted some com-
munity engagement and consultation
on the project, which drew a positive
Unity Housing has applied for
Federal funding for several regional
residential projects it has planned,
including a large development at
Mr Blight believed the fact the new
housing was not welfare housing but
specifically for workers was a major
plus in the minds of Saddleworth resi-
dents, which could in turn bring new
families to their town.
Since the loss of agricultural ma-
chinery firm, Ramsay Brothers, to
neighbouring Riverton, Mr Blight said
the community was keen to see some
progressive development in their town.
“This would help to reinforce Sad-
dleworth’s role as a regional service
centre,” he said.
With the housing needed to be built
by June 2014, Mr Blight said council
would be looking to assist Unity on all
aspects of the development.
“We’re keen to be part of it,” he said.
STOCKPORT Community Asso-
ciation chairman, Brian Koch, made
a formal presentation at the Clare and
Gilbert Valleys Council (CGVC) meet-
ing, held in Stockport last week, in a
bid to secure more funding to upgrade
the town’s public toilets.
CGVC had previously approved
$50,000 for the project from council’s
coffers, sufficient for a basic demount-
able unit to be imported to the site
and placed adjacent to the Stockport
However, SCA advised council it
preferred to redevelop the existing
toilet facilities within the institute
complex, which has been previously
refurbished by the community.
The SCApreferred project was cost-
ed at between $104,000 to $120,000.
CGVC chief executive officer, Roy
Blight, said several payment options
were being considered in the lead up
to the deliberations of the 2013/14
One idea being investigated is en-
listing the Target Work Program to put
the project together. The Target Work
Program enlists students from local
schools to carry out the construction
work, under the watchful eye of a
Mr Blight said council was in dis-
cussions with Target Work and would
consider the project’s cost implications
in upcoming Budget meetings.
CONSTRUCTION underway at Bowden’s Bridge.
Male Voice Choir will
bring its blend of sacred
and secular music to
Balaklava Town Hall on
Sunday, April 28, at 2pm.
The choir, now in
its 27th year, has Daryl
Schutz as musical direc-
tor and Melanie Redden
Instead of the usual
variety of guest artists, the
choir will be supported
by Balcanto in the final
appearance of Di Spence
as director of this talented
group. With Malcolm
Wilson as compere, an
afternoon of entertain-
ment is guaranteed.
choir is fully booked for
2013 and has already sung
at Moonta for the Uniting
church and at Para Vista
Uniting church, where the
proceeds will support the
Tyndale Christian School
Mission Fund and a group
of students travelling to
Cambodia to assist in the
building of a school.
for the Royal Flying Doc-
tor Service will be held at
Warooka on May 19 and
Goolwa on October 6.
A combined concert
with Lobethal Harmony
Group will be held in
Eudunda on July 7 and
another with Adelaide
Liedertafel in Gawler on
September 8. For these
joint concerts there will be
at least 60 singers, along
with the combined items
each choir will perform.
Also in September,
the choir will host the
biennial gathering of the
ciation over a weekend at
Clare. There could be 200
singers in the combined
choir for an afternoon
concert at Clare Town
Hall on September 21 –
as well as items from the
combined men’s choirs.
It is claimed the in-
creasing number of male
voice choirs participating
in this is due in no small
measure to the success
and encouragement pro-
vided by Adelaide Plains
Male Voice Choir over the
past 27 years.
RURAL women from across South Australia will
attend a Vibrant Rural Women’s conference at Mount
Lofty House on Wednesday, April 10.
The conference aims to bring together like-minded
women for a day to tackle the big issues and future of
women living and working in rural and regional areas.
Inspirational guest speakers will not only talk on
issues of importance to rural women, but equip them
to develop and extend their skill base through a series
Interested women can contact program co-ordinator
Melanie Treloar on 0427 754 227 or via email: Mela-
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.dairysa.com.au for
full program details.
‘Vibrant’ women to meet
Cnr Dunns Rd & Sandgate St, Balaklava - Phone Garry: 0408 831 971
I haven’t seen you round in a while. Wifey says to Hubby - Nowhere special, just out on
the tiles, and I picked out a smashing set to put in our new Boudoir. Now I’m calling
Balaklava Transport - They always collect from afar.
Hubby utters to himself - Wifey loves her soaks in the tub,
do you think she’ll notice is I nick off to the pub!
HUBBY SAYS TO WIFEY,
WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN
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