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DCM chief executive officer,
Charles Mansueto, said the
change was made well before
his time with council.
“The fortnightly collection
came about the same time that
council introduced the recycling
service, back in 1999,” he said.
“It was driven by the need
to manage the resources at the
time, given the inclusion of the
additional recycling service.
“Council did receive some
community concerns at the
time, similar to the concerns
expressed in recent media
articles (about smell) but over
time the community have been
able to adapt to the fortnightly
collections.” DCM owns the
trucks used to collect the dis-
trict’s waste, of which, general
and recyclable waste is taken to
Northern Adelaide Waste Man-
agement Authority (NAWMA),
while green waste is taken to
Peats Soil and Garden Supplies
“The current operations have
been in place for many years
and has provided us with a good
balance of service levels and ex-
penditure,” Mr Mansueto said.
“Our waste crews also do
other activities like picking up
“We are in the process of
developing a waste strategy that
will determine the future of how
we manage our waste services
given the expected growth in
“This strategy may identify
a different approach to how we
deliver these services but at this
stage, it’s too early to predict
what that will be.”
Last year, DCM spent about
$108,000 on dumped rubbish
and litter collection, while about
$52,000 has been expended so
far this year.
“The cost and how we man-
age this service will be consid-
ered in the development of the
waste strategy,” Mr Mansueto
“The strategy will also look
into how we can better engage
with the community to reduce
waste levels through education
and awareness programs.”
Residents in DCM towns
have a three-bin service, which
includes a 140-litre general
waste bin, 240-litre recycling
bin and 240-litre green waste
DCM also has a successful
food waste collection service,
which effectively takes food
scraps out of the general waste
“We did a trial with food
scrap collection bins last year,
from which we got some posi-
tive feedback, so we maintained
that for those that wanted it,” Mr
HOLD onto your hats Two
Wells, our town is set to kick
off this year’s SouthAustralian
Variety Bash event.
The Variety Bash is cel-
ebrating its 25th anniversary
and has selected Two Wells
as the place to start its tour on
The well-known charity
event will attract hundreds of
people to the area and expose
the region to a national audi-
ence, with more than 100 cars
and 320 people participating
Two Wells resident, Elaine
Ayres, is taking part in her
seventh consecutive event, and
will drive with friends Cathy
Suter and Janelle Hancock in
their “Muppets” vehicle.
Elaine says the event is so
much fun and she’s met some
truly inspiring people along
the way. “It’s knowing you’ve
raised money for an amazing
cause and you’ve had fun doing
it,” she laughed.
“Witnessing the grants
they give out along the way is
also wonderful. When you see
grown men cry after receiving
one of these grants, it really is
just a terrific event.”
Another local resident,
Rodney Mildred, is a past
“basher” and has taken part in
10 tours since 2000.
Rodney can’t wait for the
event to kick off in Two Wells
later in the year and is excited
by the amount of exposure the
town will receive.
In 2008 Rodney was the
event’s highest fundraiser,
raising a staggering $163,000
for the charity, and has enjoyed
visiting some of the state’s,
and Australia’s, lesser known
towns and communities.
This year’s event, titled
“Off the Beaten Track”, will
begin on August 10 and take
in parts of the Eyre Peninsula,
including Lucky Bay at Cowell
and Streaky Bay, before head-
ing inland through the Gawler
Ranges to Quorn, then on to
Burra and finally finishing at
McLaren Vale on August 17.
“The bash is putting the
fun in fundraising,” Rodney
“It’s a meandering drive
through the outback (and)
we get to access parts of the
country that are not open to
District Council of Mallala
mayor, Duncan Kennington,
said the event would be a great
opportunity for local sporting
and community groups to
benefit and also promote the
district to a wide audience.
“Variety is a well-respected
charity doing excellent work
assisting children who are sick,
disadvantaged or have special
needs,” Mr Kennington said.
“Local businesses and
community groups have the
opportunity to be involved and
share in the economic activity
generated by the event (and)
the media exposure of the event
will attract attention to the
council area and in particular
the Two Wells township.”
BALAKLAVA police caught two alleged graffiti
vandals red-handed at Balaklava High School last
Police attended the high school about 4am on
Wednesday and found two females, a 17-year-old
and 22-year-old, carrying cans of spray paint.
Buildings in the school and along Wallace Street
had been damaged with graffiti.
The alleged offenders were arrested and will
attend the Kadina Magistrate’s Court next month
facing charges of carrying graffiti implements and
• A 26-year-old male Balaklava man was arrested
for aggravated assault on Tuesday, March 26, after
police were called to a Balaklava address in relation
to domestic abuse.
It is alleged the man assaulted his partner and will
appear in Kadina Magistrates Court at a later date.
PORT Pirie CIB with the assistance of Major
Crime Investigation detectives arrested and charged a
44-year-old Eudunda man for the murder of a woman
from Point Pass on Friday.
At about 12.20am, police were called to a Eudunda
home following reports of a disturbance.
On arrival, police discovered the body of a 43-year-
old woman with stab wounds.
The man was refused police bail and appeared in
the Port Pirie Magistrates Court on Tuesday.
• A TIP-OFF from the public led to the arrest of
a 27-year-old Clare man for possessing cannabis for
sale or supplying and cultivating cannabis after police
attended his home address and conducted a search.
The man will appear in the Clare Magistrates
Court at a later time.
• FIVE people from various townships were ar-
rested at a local hotel for a range of street offences
at the conclusion of the Clare Easter races.
All received a police barring orders preventing
them from attending the local hotel for 72 hours.
• PORT Wakefield police had a busy Easter long
weekend, with several reports.
A 25-year-old man from Angle Park was reported
for breach of bail, which occurred on a previous
occasion. It is alleged he breached a condition of
his bail and was located during a traffic operation.
A 22-year-old man from Oakden was reported for
breaching the prescribed concentration of alcohol,
driving disqualified and deception. His vehicle was
impounded for 28 days.
A 21-year-old man from Yorketown was reported
for driving disqualified, and breaching the prescribed
concentration of alcohol.
It is alleged he was driving with a blood alcohol
concentration of 0.136.
He was located by police walking away from
his vehicle, which had been involved in a collision.
The vehicle was written off and the man’s licence
was immediately disqualified for six months. All will
appear in the Kadina Magistrates Court at a later date.
• TWO Wells police reported a 44-year-old
Lewiston man for possessing prescribed equipment
and cultivating cannabis on March 28.
• BETWEEN March 24 and 25, a hire trailer was
stolen from a service station in Two Wells.
Police are making further enquiries.
• MALLALA and Two Wells Police reported a
60-year-old Port Parham man for cultivating cannabis
and possessing prescribed equipment on April 1.
• BETWEEN March 27 and 28 a vehicle was
stolen from victim’s driveway on the Esplanade,
Thompson Beach. The vehicle was burnt out about
four kilometres away.
n DON’T MISS THE
ECHO, OUT THIS WEEK
IN TWO WELLS AND
DISTRICTS. NOW ALSO
AVAILABLE IN ANGLE
VALE AND VIRGINIA.
THE main street of Two Wells will
be the start of this year’s Variety
Bash event in August. Pictured with
their “bash” cars are local residents
Rodney Mildred and Elaine Ayres.
WRC rubbish collection will not change
ALINE of traffic up to 10 kilometres
long greeted homeward bound holiday
makers on their way into Port Wakefield
Delays were enhanced when a
pedestrian, a 41-year-old Virginia
man, died after being hit by a car on
Port Wakefield Road, late on Monday
The Department of Planning,
Transport and Infrastructure had traffic
control officers on the job throughout
the day of road chaos.
Yorke and Mid North LSA Opera-
tions Senior Sergeant, Martin Bazeley,
said the bottleneck of traffic tends to be
exacerbated when Easter falls outside
of the school holidays.
Holiday traffic jam near Wakefield
No dead fish sighted
UNEXPLAINED deaths of marine life washing
up on beaches at the southern end of the Gulf St
Vincent are concerning local commercial fishers.
Port Wakefield haul net fisher, Bart Butson,
said the mystery surrounding recent deaths of
firstly fish and more recently, dolphins, must be
“I’m looking forward to finding out because it
is quite a worry,” Mr Butson said.
He believed any mass fish deaths should be of
both concern and interest to the fishing industry.
“It does seem to come as a coincidence they
have happened in close proximity of the desali-
nation plant and not long after it has been turned
on,” Mr Butson said.
He said there were fish deaths in other areas of
the state due to the hot summer weather.
“There haven’t been mass fish deaths at the
top of the gulf to my understanding – and the top
of the gulf would be fairly warm water as well.”
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