Home' The River News : April 4th 2018 Contents 2 – The River News, Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Data & Communication
Air Conditioning Sales & Service
Refrigeration Sales & Service
Waikerie: Ph: (08) 85412955
Fax: (08) 85412224
1 Wuttke Rd., Waikerie 5330
Berri: Ph: (08) 85824777
No. 1 Old Sturt Highway
FRIDAY 13th APRIL
SATURDAY 14th APRIL
9.00am to 5.00pm both days
KAPUNDA HARNESS RACING COMPLEX
Something for Mum, Dad & the children.
50% rural and 50% general interest.
Excellent catering, free nearby parking,
an amazing array of exhibits.
Entertainment for children (some free),
fashion parades, vintage cars & machinery.
Adults $10 | Children 5-16 $3
Sorry, no dogs & no byo alcohol.
You’ll love it!
SEE CATALOUGE INSIDE
CONTINUED FROM FRONT
“In November last year we received the
great news that our local community had
got right behind the project concept, and it
had received enough votes to qualify for the
$150,000 funding, to see the project realised.
“Nature Foundation South Australia
(NFSA) agreed to be the sponsor of the proj-
ect and are responsible for its management.
“The Waikerie silos will have the artwork
theme of Healthy River, Healthy Commu-
NFSA has been working with the De-
partment of Premier and Cabinet, and
formalised the proposal, with a Waikerie
Silo Art Mural Working Group (WSAMWG)
formed to advise and assist with the manage-
ment of the project.
Mrs Frankel said last month, the Depart-
ment of Premier and Cabinet confirmed
that NFSA had met all the requirements of
the funding application, with project monies
forthcoming in due course.
“Since applying for the project (which in-
cluded in-principle support from the District
Council of Loxton Waikerie and Viterra),
Viterra have found it necessary to develop a
formal process around these types of propos-
als,” she said.
“Our group has developed a formal pro-
posal, which has been submitted to Viterra.
“Soon we hope to enter a memorandum
of understanding with Viterra, so we can
progress the project to the next stage.”
The group is in the process of working
through the development of a draft artist
expression of interest (EOI) document.
“We hope to send out the EOI calling for a
suitable artist/s and aim to announce details
about the successful artist as early as May
2018,” Mrs Frankel said.
“Providing all approvals are met with
the various stakeholders including, Viterra,
Department of Premier and Cabinet and
Nature Foundation SA, it is hoped to have
the silo project completed by March 2019.
“The project should progress quickly in
the later part of this year, which will result
in Waikerie having a wonderful new asset
that will reinvigorate our community, pro-
vide opportunities for local business growth,
and educate locals and visitors about the
need for a healthy working river.
“It should indeed put our gorgeous river
town very much ‘on the map’.”
A LOCAL council
is planning to
review and overhaul
management plan for
all townships in the
district, to plan for
The Mid Murray
Plan was developed
more than nine years
ago, covering the town-
ships of Blanchetown,
Cadell, Morgan, Swan
Reach and Mannum.
events occurring in
the region about every
two to three years have
in damage to coun-
cil roads, verges and
footpaths, and have
also affected some of
the properties of local
MMC director of in-
frastructure Greg Hill
said a recent petition
sent to council by a
small group of Mannum
ongoing issues with
ter” has the attention of
stands this is a matter of
concern for some of the
community and on-site
inspections by council
staff will be arranged
with those affected resi-
dents,” he said.
flooding events are also
an ongoing cost for
“Just in this financial
year, council has spent
about $200,000 in storm-
Mr Hill said MMC
is currently examin-
ing options to update
the current stormwater
plans and community
participation will be a
big part of the review
of any major plan will
involve community con-
sultation and also take
into account historic
knowledge and how sig-
nificant rainfall events
have affected residents
and townships in the
past,” he said.
plan will need to address
the projected future
growth and expansion
of townships over the
next decade and the
level of infrastructure
“With any good plan,
we need to think about
what can be achieved
term and long-term.”
The revised plan
should also recognise
the individual impact
on residents, Mr Hill
“A new plan should
be regionally-based and
deliver individual out-
comes for townships
such as Keyneton, Tung-
killo, Swan Reach and
Blanchetown, not focus
just on Mannum,” he
Reiterating that re-
vising the plan is a pri-
ority in the upcoming
2018/19 financial budget,
Mr Hill said feasibility
are also major factors
“This is a major
project with significant
levels of consultation
and funding,” he said.
“Council will con-
sider feasible and af-
fordable works that can
be achieved within its
budget to undertake the
best outcome for all of
Unmanaged stormwater in
Suspicious shack fire
A SHACK at Blanchetown burnt
to the ground on Saturday morning
under suspicious circumstances.
Country Fire Service (CFS) crews from
Blanchetown and Waikerie were called to
the shack situated on Castle’s Landing just
before 5.30am with reports of a fire raging.
Mid Murray group officer Graeme Ward
said the shack was unoccupied at the time.
“It’s a very suspicious situation,” he
“People in neighbouring shacks were
woken up by noises, and noticed flames
coming from the residence.
“By the time CFS crews got there, it
must have been going for half an hour and
was fully engulfed.
“There was nothing left to save.”
Investigators are looking into the cause
of the blaze.
No one was injured in the incident.
A Blanchetown shack burned down over the Easter long weekend. PHOTO: Supplied
VITERRA’S Waikerie Silos will receive a
facelift, with an artist mural theme of Healthy
River Healthy Community.
PHOTO: Sonia Fowler
UPPER LEVEL LOWER LEVEL FLOW
Links Archive March 28th 2018 April 11th 2018 Navigation Previous Page Next Page