Local News

RECORD SPEND FOR SA ROADS

Corey Wingard, the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport was in the region over the weekend, making a number of announcements and visiting several sites. The Minister was hosted by local MP Tim Whetstone, with the newly appointed Infrastructure and Transport Minister announcing funds for road projects across the state. The Minister said...

CHANGES TO FISHING ADVISORY COUNCIL

A ministerial fishing advisory council, that was implemented by a local MP now sees new members join the Council The council was established while local Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone was at the helm of the primary industries portfolio. Since the establishment, state opposition have questioned the purpose of the panel,...

BUSINESS OPERATORS INVITED TO FREE FORUM HOSTED BY LOCAL FEDERAL MP

Local business operators are invited to partake in a a small business and family enterprise online forum, hosted by federal member for Barker Tony Pasin, together with Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell. Local Member for Barker, Tony Pasin said Small businesses are the backbone of our economy,” and...

LOCAL WOMAN ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED CHILD EXPLOITATION

Following investigations from local detectives, Riverland Police have arrested a 33-year-old Riverland woman for allegedly making a child amenable to sexual activity. Police arrested the woman last Wednesday, following an investigation into communication between the woman and a 14 year-old child. The Riverland woman was bailed to appear in the Berri Magistrates...

FUNDING TO GROW FOOD AND FIBRE INDUSTRIES

In what could be a major win for the regions producers and economy as a whole more funding is set to be invested to grow the nation’s food and fibre industries. In total over $320 will be invested to grow the sector, with a suite of measures set to be rolled...

INTERCONNECTOR TO SAVE LOCALS MONEY ON POWER BILLS

An interstate power connector that’s proposed to go around the outskirts of the Riverland may save locals money on their power bills. The Connecter is drafted to travel 900km from Robertstown to Buronga in NSW, Travelling around the North of the Riverland. This week, Electranet said the interconnector would save locals up...

PASIN - TAX CUTS AND A BOOST FOR FOOD PROCESSING

Following a big week in the nation’s capital, Member for Barker TonyPasinhas welcomed the this week’s Budget saying it will create jobs, rebuild the economy and secure Australia’s future, including in Barker. While the budget has many factors Mr Pasin highlighted that under the plan, taxpayers in Barker will get a...

SOLID SPRING RAINFALL FOR THE RIVERLAND AND MALLEE

Riverland and Mallee farmers have welcomed yesterday’s spring rainfall with double digit rainfall recorded in some Riverland and Mallee towns. Yesterday Renmark Recorded 9.8mm, while Lameroo and Loxton recorded 13.4mm and 13.8mm respectively. The long term average for October rainfall for Renmark is 23.1mm, with this year Renmark rainfall totals sitting at...

CHANGES TO GEL-BLASTER LAWS

Local owners of gel blasters need to think quickly about the future of their blasters, following a substantial regulation change that comes into affect from today. From today locals who own a gel blaster will have to register their gel blaster, obtain a firearms licence within six months, or surrender the...

LOCAL SENATOR WELCOMES FEDERAL BUDGET

Riverland based federal senator Anne Ruston has welcomed this week’s federal budget saying it provides record funding for hospitals, schools, child care, aged care and disability services. Among the announcements this week include additional $1.2 billion to create 100,000 new apprenticeships and traineeships as well as increasing payments to South...