Home' The Mt Barker Courier : The Courier - 2016-01-26 Contents By Elisa Rose
A recent State Government grant has
opened a new window of opportunity
for volunteer resource centre Hills
The Community Benefits SA grant, which
was worth $49,080, will enable the addition of
a new part-time project officer.
Hills Volunteering volunteer manager
Vicki Williams said the role would play an
important part in projects that would help
train volunteers, promote sustainability of the
organisation, and increase volunteering rates
across the community.
“It’s put us in a really good place for the year,
having someone come and start an exciting
new project” she said.
Hills Volunteering is hoping to fill the role
within the next month, and anticipates it will
continue throughout the year.
According to the Australian Bureau of
equivalent to that of 265,600 full time
employees across Australia in 2012/13, and
Ms Williams said their contributions were vital
in the Hills.
“The community just wouldn’t survive if all
the volunteers ‘put down their tools’,” she said.
Hills Volunteering is an auspice of the Hut
Centre, and was established in 2006.
Since then, it has not only run regular training
sessions on subjects including CPR, manual
handling and food safety, but has also worked
to link prospective volunteers with appropriate
“Hills Volunteering provides a strong link
between organisations and people wanting to
volunteer” Ms Williams said.
The Hut executive officer Deb Bates was also
thrilled about the grant.
“It gives you a bit of certainty ... Hills
Volunteering is being acknowledged as a vital
resource in the Adelaide Hills,” she said.
Other local recipients of the Community
Benefits SA grants included Hills Community
Options, which received $9200 to train up to 16
new volunteers and the Hills Community Toy
Library which received $5690 to upgrade the
workshop area of the Fenchurch Street facility.
Hills Volunteering volunteer
manager Vicki Williams,
left, and The Hut executive
officer Deb Bates are excited
about the opportunities the
Community Benefits SA
grant will bring.
Grant to help promotion of volunteering
survive if all
‘put down their
– Vicki Williams
to be built on
More than 160 fami-
lies will call a new Mt
Barker housing estate
home after the town
council approved a
proposal to subdivide
a rural property on
The council’s Devel-
Amblemead Mt Barker
Pty Ltd the green light
to subdivide the site
creating 162 housing
allotments vary in
size from 240sqm
to 947sqm with the
area to include public
reserve space hous-
ing the subdivision’s
basin and children’s
One significant tree
and one regulated tree
are tipped for removal
and tree protection
zones will be estab-
lished around other
The land was the site
of six remnant native
trees which were ille-
gally axed in 2006.
The boutique devel-
opment is expected
to release details sur-
rounding stage one of
By Elisa Rose
As Nairne-based Kingarth Angus Stud
prepares for the State’s annual Beef Field
Days, SA Beef Cattle Breeders Association
president Jean Evans says the industry’s
future looks positive.
“Pundits are predicting that the future for
cattle is looking bright,” she said.
“Prices for all types of cattle have improved.”
Participating beef cattle studs across the
Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula will welcome
beef breeders and interested onlookers to their
properties on Sunday, February 7.
Hundreds of bulls will be for sale as the field
days move across the State during the week
showcasing the best of all beef breeds.
The open days are an opportunity for breeders
to buy top quality stud bulls as they attempt
to improve the quality of their cattle and take
advantage of the boom in beef prices.
Kingarth will have about 15 bulls for sale.
Stud principal Andrew Taylor has a long
history with Angus cattle with the stud being
founded by his father in 1934.
“I’ve always thought that Angus were the pick
of cattle ... they’re polled, have good growth
rates and good carcass qualities,” he said.
“They’ve got everything the butchers want.
“The growth rate is there now and Angus
cattle can fit into any market requirement.”
Mr Taylor hopes to have something to suit all
buyers this year.
“There’s a selection of bulls,” he said.
“Some are a little bigger than others but
there’s a range there that should suit almost
anyone in the district.”
Among Mr Taylor’s top picks of his bulls this
year are Kingarth Glen K06, Kingarth K22,
and Kingarth Zambia K25.
Co-owner of Kingarth Andrew Taylor says he has a selection of Angus bulls for sale to suit almost
any beef cattle breeder in the district.
THE BEST OF BEEF BULLS
A truck driver was lucky
to escape injury after
losing control of his vehicle
and overturning a trailer
loaded with earth moving
machinery near Mt Barker
last Wednesday afternoon.
The incident occurred on
Flaxley Road approximately
500m south of the Old Mt
Barker Road intersection.
The truck was towing a
trailer containing a skid steer
loader when the driver lost
control and came into contact
with a tree which caused the
trailer to detach and flip over.
attended and Flaxley Road
was closed for two hours while
emergency services waited
for a crane to assist with the
removal of the vehicle.
A skid steer loader lays on the
side of the road after a truck
trailer overturned last week.
Road closed after truck trailer overturns
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