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LOXTON TENNIS TO JOIN THE PARTY

The Loxton Tennis club are the latest sporting group in Loxton to join the multi-million dollar sporting precinct redevelopment. Loxton Tennis club president Phil Smith wrote to the council in February to express the club’s desire to be part of the precinct following meetings with council and a unanimous club vote. The...

BARMERA FOUNTAIN MOVING FORWARD

Barmera’s town centre fountain re-development is moving forward with a draft design concept shown to the Berri-Barmera Council. The council issued Adelaide based company GreenHill Australia with the task of drawing up a concept after consultation with the Berri-Barmera council and the Barmera town beatification committee. Peter Hunt Mayor of the Berri...

RFDS CALLING ON THE RIVERLAND TO DIG DEEP

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) will celebrate 90 years of saving lives in next month and it is calling on the Riverland community to ‘dig deep’ to keep the Flying Doctor landing twice a day in the Riverland. Charlie Paterson, General Manager Marketing & PR for RFDS Central Operations said...

FERRY INTERRUPTIONS

Riverland motorists are advised the Mannum Downstream Ferry will experience temporary interruptions early next week. Next Monday the ferry will be out of use from 10am to 1pm. The disruption is due to the department of planning transport and infrastructure undertaking routine maintenance checks. Alternate crossing will be the Mannum Upstream Ferry.

LOXTON WAIKERIE DRAFT BUSINESS PLAN OUT TODAY

The draft Annual Business Plan for Loxton Waikerie Council will be available for community comment from today after Council resolved to release the draft plan for community consultation last Friday. Acting CEO Tim Tol said “The main aims of the plan are to focus on delivering community projects that are already...

HISTORIC WALLS AS POTENTIAL TOURISM ASSET

The Mid Murray council will study the potential of the Historic Stone Walls in the council area as Future Tourism Asset Council is considering allocating funds in the 2019/20 budget towards a survey and audit to assist in preserving the structures. The Walls that were built in the mid-1800s, cover and estimated...

MINISTER VISITS THE RIVERLAND

The Minister for child protection, Rachel Sanderson visited the Riverland earlier this week holding meetings with department staff as well as agency providers. Rachel said it’s been great to visit regional South Australia and meet the people directly involved in child protection. Rachel who visited the region last year as a shadow...

SILO ART PROJECT

Waikerie’s silo art project has gone up a notch with the nature foundation of SA singing a $150,000 grant with the state government. The project was backed strongly last year during the fund my neighbourhood project. Local artist Liz Frankel who nominated the project said the next stage is to select an...

ANZAC DAY SERVICES

Tony Pasin the Federal member for barker is encouraging all to reflect this Anzac day marking 100 years since the end of the First World War. Tony said that Anzac Day is a time for Australians to remember the more than 1.5 million service men and women who have defended our...

YOUNG FUNDRAISER DIVERTED FROM COURT.

The 12 year old Loxton Boy who was arrested last month for falsely claiming to be collecting money for a skin chance charity has been diverted to the juvenile justice system. A spokesperson from SAPOL said that due to the boy’s age he had been diverted from court. The boy and...