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Trail has a lot of Hart
ACCESS to Hart Lagoon,
just outside Waikerie, is
now safer and easier thanks
to a recent grant from the
District Council of Loxton
Council provided nearly
$3000 to Riverland West
Landcare to widen and
reinforce part of the walking
trail -- starting near Ramco
Road and ending at Ricciuto
Road -- along the western
backwaters of the lagoon.
Riverland West Landcare
project officer Karen Bishop
was successful in her
application for one of council's
Community Grants Program
funding rounds in February.
Ms Bishop said the money
had gone towards clearing
vegetation on the walking
trail, installing signage and
laying rubble and crusher dust
along the widened track.
"There was already a trail
through there, but after the
flood (caused by high river
levels in 2011 and 2012) it was
just really overgrown," she
Ms Bishop said the
improvements had made
it easier for school and
community groups, along with
local residents and visitors to
the area, to enjoy the site.
"It's a real gem to have this
here, and so close to town,"
On an environmental
level, Ms Bishop said the
improved access to one of the
lagoon's photographic points
would make it easier and
safer to monitor changes in
"Instead of taking notes all
the time, we can actually have
a visual representation of
what's happening," she said.
Hart Lagoon is located
on Crown land and is
maintained by the Department
of Environment, Water
and Natural Resources, in
conjunction with Riverland
Ms Bishop said her
organisation had recently
secured $2000 from the Rotary
Club of Waikerie to make
further improvements to the
entire walking trail, which
circles the lagoon in a 6km
"Just to build on that would
be good, because it's a huge
asset," she said.
"We'd like to put some
seating at strategic points so
people can take a 'time out' and
look at their surroundings."
Ms Bishop invited local
community groups to contact
her on 8541 2611 for more
information about how they
can get involved.
at a recently
part of the
WAIKERIE Coaches driver Win Stockart recently retired after 26 years' service to the local
company. INSET: Waikerie Coaches owner Maureen Sullivan presents Mr Stockart with a
gift for his 26 years of service to the company.
PHOTOS: Jayme Koch
AFTER 26 years of driving buses,
Waikerie Coaches' Win Stockart
recently stepped down from his role
to enjoy his retirement.
Mr Stockart has had just one sick day
throughout his time with the company.
Waikerie Coaches owner Maureen
Sullivan said Mr Stockart was a
"He had great professionalism and
an unblemished safety record," she said.
"He was a very reliable and very
popular charter driver.
"We will find it very difficult to replace
Win with someone as dedicated and
reliable as him."
Mr Stockhart said he looked forward
to spending more time with his family
during his retirement.
"I've really enjoyed my time at Waikerie
Coaches," he said.
"I remember my very first trip to the
"I was told if I was driving too fast
I could tell by looking at passenger's
"If they were were moving from side to
side, then I was going too fast.
"But I never noticed it, so I think I was
Waikerie Coaches celebrated Mr
Stockart's retirement with a gathering
of management, staff and his family to
present him with a special gift.
ENTRIES for the 2014 Waikerie and
Districts Community Flower Show will be
on display this Friday and Saturday.
An official opening by SA Life's Michael
Keelan and Member for Barker Tony Pasin
will be held at the Waikerie Institute on
Friday at 10.30am, with the day ending at
Saturday's opening hours are 10am to
2pm, and morning and afternoon tea will
be available on both days.
For more information, phone Renee
Thompson on 0488 412 903 or visit the
Facebook page (www.facebook.com/
Flower show to
open on Friday
Call Renee 0488 412 903
for more information
Offical Opening at the Waikerie Institute
Flower arranging 4.00pm Friday
Orchid Potting 10.30am Saturday
All exhibits must be staged
between 2pm - 7.30pm
Thursday the 16th of October
Friday 17th October
10.30am - 5.00pm
Saturday 18th October
10.00am until 2.00pm
10.30am Friday 17th October
Mr Michael Keelan & Mr Tony Pasin MP
Waikerie & Districts
Community Flower Show
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