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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 – PAGE 7
The case against Lindsay
Raymond Bassani, the 2015
Echunga A-grade football
coach accused of corruption
offences that partly involved
his former club, has been
Semaphore Park was scheduled
to enter a plea last week but
his defence counsel successfully
applied for an adjournment for
legal argument over some aspects
of the charges against him.
The legal argument was
scheduled for March 30 with
the return of some outstanding
subpoenas also adjourned.
Bassani faces six counts of
abuse of public office and four
counts of dishonestly dealing
with documents, following an
Against Corruption investigation.
It is alleged the offences
happened between December
2012 and May 2014 and involved
a total fraud of $11,855 while
managed the SA
Aboriginal Sports Training
Academy. It is also alleged the
accused used his position to
secure $1736 for the Echunga
Bassani’s bail was also varied
last week to allow him to travel
interstate for a short period.
Further delay for Bassani case
By Elisa Rose
Musicians and melodies may not usually
be associated with Mt Barker’s Gawler
Street, but the historic location is set to
‘come alive with the sound of music’ this
year following the addition of a community
Skilled musicians and novices alike are
invited to ‘tickle the ivories’ outside The Barker
Hotel as part of an initiative to bring fresh life
to the street.
The brightly colored piano was decorated
by local artist Debby Haskard-Strauss and is
part of the The Gawler Street Strategy which
aims to reinforce the town centre, create new
business opportunities, and improve the
quality and environment around the street.
Mt Barker Council senior planner Luke
Gray said the piano contributed to multiple
objectives for Gawler Street.
“It’s the result of looking out for different ways
to bring a bit more life into the street ... and we
wanted to support a local artist,” he said. The
piano is intended to be an “interactive part of
the street” attracting attention across all ages
from older people who serenade passers-by,
to younger people who just want to “have a
bash” and even those who walk by and simply
wonder what it’s all about, Mr Gray said.
Local voice teacher and Mt Barker School of
Music owner Catherine ‘Kit’ Withers said it
brought something different to the street and
she hoped to see some “random acts of music”
in the future.
Small scale events
“It’s something different on the main street
and the opportunity for spontaneity,” she said.
The piano is just the beginning for Gawler
Street with the council hoping to support more
small scale events and artwork in the future.
Mr Gray said residents can expect to see
physical changes occur in Gawler Street from
midway through 2016 and into 2017, with the
designing phase for the Gawler Street refresh
anticipated to be completed halfway through
Voice teacher and performer Catherine ‘Kit’ Withers hopes to see “random acts of music” in Gawler
Street following the installation of the free piano.
Old 88 takes it to the street
Celebrity chef to cook
Celebrity chef Simon Bryant will cook up a
storm in Mt Barker on Saturday when he gives
a free demonstration to Adelaide Hills Farmer’s
English-born Bryant is well-known for his
appearance alongside cookery queen Maggie
Beer on ABC TV’s The Cook and the Chef.
He will use his appearance at the market to
educate on the benefits of cooking with fresh,
seasonal and local produce.
Bryant will also touch on ethical food issues
such as paying fair prices to producers and
using ingredients with minimal negative
“I love the Adelaide Hills and it’s a rare
privilege to live in a city where you can leave
the CBD and be in the Hills in under an hour ...
you just don’t find that in many places,” he said.
“It’s a productive little region that punches
above its weight for hard fruit, olives and
oils, artisan cheese, dairy, small scale meat
producers and of course fresh veggies!
Bryant will host the free demonstration at the
Adelaide Hills Farmers Market on Mann Street
on Saturday from 10–11am.
Hills biodynamic dairy
company B.-d. Farm Paris
Creek has received a
$900,000 State Government
grant towards a $6.5m
project to expand into the
extended shelf life (ESL)
The money was announced
today as part of the latest
round of cash from the
Regional Development Fund.
Past beneficiaries of the fund
have included Beerenberg in
Hahndorf, Sidewood Estate
in Nairne, the Lenswood Cold
Store Co-operative Society and
Ceravolo Orchards in Ashton.
B.-d. Farm Paris Creek will
put its grant towards a new
ESL milk processing line,
extended cool room facilities
and a quality assurance
The company will join
a handful of producers in
Australia capable of producing
ESL fresh milk.
It will be the first in SA
and the only one in Australia
“Having an extended shelf
life for our products will play
a key role in securing new
export sales and allowing
us to expand into overseas
and interstate markets,” said
company managing director
“The benefits of this will
flow widely throughout the
region to existing and new
dairy farmers, production and
packaging suppliers, transport
and freight businesses,
The project will create 13
new ongoing jobs as well as 28
jobs during the construction
$900,000 grant for dairy upgrade
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