Local News

LOXTON ROUNDABOUT CONCERNS

Concerns have been raised with the safety of the Loxton Roundabout with some concerned residents saying it is an 'accident waiting to happen' While the roundabout has been a part of the towns layout for quite some time witnesses have described some motorists as looking confused as to where to go...

DOG TRAPPERS SET TO PROTECT LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY

Tim Whetstone, Member for Chaffey and Minister for regional development has announced a new approach to combatting the issue of wild dogs in South Australia. The announcement made yesterday will see two full time equivalent wild dog trappers introduced to protect South Australia’s $4.7 billion livestock industry. Tim Whetstone said “At the...

DOG AND CAT MANAGEMENT CHANGES COMING SOON

Riverland pet owners are reminded the biggest changes to pet management in South Australia in 20 years are nearly here. From July the 1st Cats and Dogs will have to microchipped as well as new rules for breeders and the introduction of a state wide online database. The online database, Dogs and...

LOCAL DRIVERS URGED TO PLAY THEIR PART IN ROAD SAFETY

Today is Fatality Free Friday and drivers across the Riverland are being urged to think about how they can play their part in road safety. New research has revealed 4 in 5 Australian drivers now believe that lowering the road toll is the responsibility of drivers. That figure is almost...

DRIVERLESS BUS TRIAL IN RENMARK?

In what may be seen as futuristic the idea of a pilot electric driverless bus trial in Renmark has been mentioned in council this week. Following an approach from bus manufacturer Easy Mile and Flinders University for a trial in a regional area, the Renmark-Paringa council have agreed to study the...

PASIN WELCOMES EMPLOYMENT FIGURES

Federal Member for Barker, TonyPasinhas welcomed the latest jobs announcement from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The ABS labour force figures released this week show that jobs continue to be created. Nearly 80 per cent of the jobs created in the past year have been full time. Michaela Cash, the Minister for...

LOXTON SES CALLING FOR MEMBERS TO JOIN THE TEAM

The Loxton SES in encouraging locals to join the team. The unit whose facility is in the process of receiving a major upgrade is looking for new members to be a part of the volunteer organisation. It’s an exciting for the unit, who is in the process of setting up a push-bike...

MAN TO FACE COURT AFTER CAUGHT 45KP/H OVER LIMIT.

A man will face court and his impounded following an incident over the weekend. Just before 7pm Sunday Riverland police detected a car travelling at 145km/h in a 100km/h zone on Caddy Road in Barmera. Police stopped the car and spoke to the 51-year-old driver from Barmera. The Driver a allegedly returned a...

LAKE BONNEY CAMPING SURVEY

Following a survey conducted by 2 local Councillors over Easter some data has been obtained in to popularity of camping at Lake Bonney. The initiative of Berri-Barmera Councillors Linc Gore and Mike Fuller saw them spend several hours at Easter obtaining data from campers. One of the big things to come out...

WAIKERIE SPORTING PRECINCT PUBLIC CONSULTATION CLOSING

Locals are reminded that public consultation on the Waikerie sporting and wellbeing precinct master plan closes shortly. The council is currently developing a master plan for the precinct witch will guide it its development over the next 40 to 50 years The aim of the project is to ensure both the current...