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ANEMBO WORKING GROUP
A working group will be reformed to oversee the
future development of the Anembo Park sporting
hub at Littlehampton. The Mt Barker Council agreed
in 2008 to advise the council on community need
and priorities for sport and recreation facilities in
the park. The group was not reformed after the last
The new group will represent the interests of
council and community and sporting groups in the
development, promotion and delivery of facilities
in the park. It will include Mayor Ann Ferguson,
Councillors Trevor Corbell, Trevor Keen and Susan
Hamilton and three representatives of the Anembo
Park Sport and Recreation Association. Council
staff will also develop a precinct plan for the park.
KERSBROOK SPEED LIMITS
The Adelaide Hills Council will raise concerns with
the transport department over speed limit safety in
Kersbrook. At its recent monthly meeting Councillor
Malcolm Herrmann suggested an “urgent” review
calming and safety devices” near the southern
entrance to the town. A motion without notice was
then carried, leaving chief executive Andrew Aitken
to write to the department at a later date.
Individuals and community organisations in the
Mt Barker Council district have received donations
from elected members. Student Hayley Lewis
was granted $300 towards the cost of studying at
Cambridge, while $200 went to the Rosary Garden
on Fidler Lane in Mt Barker. A further $100 each
will go to The Little Music Room for signage, the
Littlehampton Primary School for its Stephanie
Alexander Kitchen Garden program and the Native
Animal Network for the release of kangaroos back
donations were made through councillors’ ward
allocations at a meeting last week.
of a working dog. The council had a set of criteria
receive the working dog concession and a minimum
of four out of seven requirements had to be met.
that there is one compulsory criteria, that the dog
is used primarily for droving or tending to sheep or
cattle. It also stated that the dog must then meet the
minimum number of the remaining qualifying criteria
before the concession can be applied. This would
ensure that the intended concession recipients,
rural business owners who require working dogs for
Two major roadworks projects in Mt Barker are
now complete. The upgrading of a section of
and $60,000 under budget. The works have
extended the B-double route east along Alexandrina
Road to Hartman Road and on to Bald Hills Road.
The original budget for the works, which were
the second stage of an upgrade on the road, was
$1.4m, with $1m coming from a Special Local Road
Program grant. The construction of a permanent
roundabout at the intersection of Cameron Road
and Druids Avenue in the town centre was also
project was completed two weeks early and at
$150,000 less than expected. It will make it easier
and safer for trucks and buses to turn at the
of meetings and workshops, most of which the
public can attend. The council’s Strategic Planning
and Development Policy Committee (SPDPC)
meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of
every month, while its general monthly meetings
will continue on the fourth Tuesday of each month.
In a move driven by Councillor Kirrilee Boyd,
general workshops and professional development
Wednesday of each month respectively. Cr Boyd
said the change left one Tuesday night per month
free for councillors and committee members to
attend personal commitments.
The Australian Sewing Guild of the Strathalbyn
Neighborhood Group and the Strathalbyn RSL each
received community donations from the Alexandrina
Council last month. The neighborhood group
received $150 towards the purchase of an ironing
board for the sewing group while the Strathablyn
RSL received $650 in kind for road closures on
Anzac Day for the centenary dawn service.
By Melissa Keogh
BlazeAid continues to feel
the love from fellow volunteer
groups far and wide, including
a hot rod club based in the
Valley Hot Rodders members
rolled into BlazeAid’s base camp at
Lenswood recently to hand over a
The club’s treasurer, Graeme
Ruwoldt, said the money was
raised through an annual Cruise
On event where 400 pre-1970 hot
rods and classic American cars line
the streets of Tanunda.
“The recent Eden Valley fires
affected our area badly, so we know
what these disasters can do to
communities,” he said.
BlazeAid co-ordinator Wendy
Cope said the money would go
towards purchasing more fencing
equipment to sustain volunteers’
efforts until the camp winds up in
two week’s time.
“We are really grateful,” she said.
Valley Hot Rodders treasurer Graeme Ruwoldt, left, visited BlazeAid
co-ordinator Wendy Cope in a 1932 Ford Tudor. Mr Ruwoldt handed over
$1000 raised through the car club’s annual Cruise On event.
Hot rodders help BlazeAid
one of the worst
places in the State
to statistics released
claims data revealed
Mt Barker was the
third most likely place
in SA for drivers to
have a collision with a
Adelaide was ranked
the highest with 249
incidents, followed by
Norwood at 55, Mt
Barker with 47 and
North Adelaide and
Victor Harbor both at
41. According to the
statistics, the rate of
parked car dings has
overtaken rear end
collisions and is now
the most common type
of crash on SA roads.
Parked car collisions
often involve shopping
centre car parks and
side swiping of cars
parked along narrow
Warning bell rings for Mt Barker dings
By Lisa Pahl
The Oakbank Racing Club is
preparing for a fight to keep jumps
racing as part of its iconic Easter
picnic race meeting.
It will argue for the sport to continue
when a State Parliamentary Committee
begins hearings on the future of jumps
The committee, expected to be made
up of three Labor, two Liberal and one
Greens member, would probe the safety
of horses and riders in jumps races, the
economic impact of a ban and the views
of the racing industry, animal welfare
groups and the community.
Its establishment follows moves
by Greens MLC Tammy Franks to
introduce a Bill seeking to ban jumps
Oakbank Racing Club chairman John
Glatz said he was frustrated at Racing
Minister Leon Bignell’s latest actions.
“I just can’t work out where he is
coming from,” he said.
“I would have thought that there
were more pressing things in SA at the
“When you are a State with almost
the highest unemployment rate in
Australia I would have thought you
don’t want to destroy any more jobs.”
The club will have the backing of
the Liberals, who have thrown their
support behind jumps racing.
Good for economy
Racing Minister Tim
Whetstone said his Party would oppose
any moves to ban the sport.
“We hear a lot from the squeaky
minority who is opposed to jumps racing
but I think the majority of Australians
accept jumps racing,” he said.
“It’s good for our industry and it’s
good for our local economy.”
Mr Whetstone, who said he had
attended the Oakbank Easter Racing
Carnival several times, called on jumps
industry figures to present their case to
the committee for the retention of the
“I would hope that the jumps industry
will present a good argument at the
hearings in front of the committee,” he
“It’s part of the State’s history, it’s
part of horse racing and it’s part of jobs
“I urge people with good arguments to
present to the committee so it can hear
strong support for the jumps racing
Racing Minister Leon Bignell said
there was “growing unease within our
community” over jumps racing.
“The RSPCA has been an avid
campaigner against the sport for more
than three decades, because of the
injuries sustained by horses,” he said.
Before any ban could be considered,
Mr Bignell said a “discussion with the
entire State to find out whether that’s
what most people want” was needed.
Committee to probe jumps racing future
about the future
of jumps racing
in SA. Racing
to phase out
the sport while
believes it is good
for the economy.
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