Local News

LOCAL POOL PICKS UP AWARD

A local pool has picked up an award following recent renovations. Renmark’s indoor pool at the Alan Coulter Recreation Centre has recently been awarded “Gold” for theCommercial Renovation of the Yearfor South Australia in the 2020 Swimming Pool & Spa Association Awards. The pool is the regions only indoor swimming pool, with...

MAN ARRESTED IN RENMARK FOR COVID BREACH

Local police have arrested a man in Renmark after the man should have been undertaking quarantine somewhere else. On the 25th of July the man from the Southern Suburbs of Adelaide entered SA at the Bordertown checkpoint and nominated an address to undertake quarantine. Earlier this week police compliance checks found the...

POLICE REMINDING RESIDENTS OF COVID RESTRICTION CHANGE

SAPOL are reminding Riverland and Mallee residents of their obligations to obey covid-19 regulations. This week an update was issued making a gathering of more than 10 people at a residential premises now a prohibited gathering In the update Police say A person must not allow, organise or attend a prohibited gathering...

RIVER MURRAY OUTLOOK POSITIVE

The River Murray outlook for the 2020-21 year is looking more positive compared to last year, according to the MDBA’s Annual Operating Outlook released this week. As of mid July Southern Basin storage's were at 51 percent compared to 40 percent at the same time last year. MDBA Executive Director of River...

PADDLE STEAMER PARKED UP

The Riverlands own historic paddle steamer, the P.S industry will remain parked up due on ongoing regulations and restrictions. Earlier this year significant wear was discovered in several components of the port side paddle shaft requiring extensive repairs which caused the cancellation of March operations, followed by Covid-19, which halted all...

GREATER ACCESS TO FARM CHEMICALS FOR PRIMARY PRODUCERS

Some Riverland & Mallee farmers will now have extended access to agricultural and veterinary chemicals under the extension of a program. Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management, David Littleproud said the extension would benefit Australian farmers and research corporations through access to safe and effective AgVet chemical solutions that manage...

CODE BLUE CONTINUES

The code-blue extreme weather response, activated earlier this week will continue to at least Friday. During aCodeBlueactivation, Housing SA, together with its non-government partners, makes additional accommodation available for extended hours for people sleeping rough Minister for human services Michelle Lenskik said People who are experiencing homelessness and need assistance to take...

COMMUNITY FEEDBACK SOUGHT ON POWER OF ATTORNEY LAWS

Interested local residents are invited to have their say on SA’s laws on Powers of Attorney. Following concerns about the abuse of Powers of Attorney the South Australian Law Reform Institute wants to hear from local residents at at upcoming session at the Berri Hotel. Director of SALRI, the University of Adelaide’s...

FUNDING FOR LOCAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Local business start-ups and entrepreneurs are encouraged to apply for new funding programs as the state gears up for Post COVID-19 entrepreneurship. Minister for Innovation and Skills David Pisoni said $2.5 million in funding would support programs under the Future Industries eXchange for Entrepreneurship (FIXE), which has an overarching vision to...

SEATED BEERS ONLY

Riverland & Mallee hospitality venues are now subject to new regulations due to increasing covid-19 restrictions. From now all patrons must be seated in cafes, restaurants and licensed venues when consuming food and drink. As well the number of people allowed at a household gathering is now capped at 10, down from...