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A balustrade is to be built at the edge of
the Stirling Hotel s outdoor dining area to
stop diners encroaching on the footpath.
The alteration was approved by the Adelaide
Hills Council s Development Assessment Panel
last week, with presiding member Iris Iwanicki
saying the post and rail fence would solve a
long-standing problem of patrons pushing their
chairs and tables across the footpath.
The proposal will also allow the council to
widen the footpath outside the two-storey
section of the hotel to 2m.
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"The more you get tattooed, the
more you want."
Mr Bowden s tattoos are largely
oriental and fantasy based, themes
that Mrs Bowden has loved since she
was a child.
"I remember drawing when I was
five," she said. "I used to draw horses
a lot -- horses and fantasy including
princesses and castles -- then I got onto
dragons, mostly animals and flowers."
From this passion, Mrs Bowden fell
naturally into tattoo artistry, which
she has been doing since 1978.
The Bowdens studio, Fran
Dragonlady Artworks, has been
operating in Hahndorf since 2006
and also exhibits a range of fantasy-
inspired paintings by Mrs Bowden.
The paintings will be on display
throughout 'Hahndorf on the Fringe ,
which is part of the Fringe Festival,
and visitors will also be able to admire
the colorful artwork on Mr Bowden s
'Hahndorf on the Fringe will
celebrate many forms of art this
month, showcasing a range of local
talent -- from art to music to fine food
-- between February 12 and March 14.
Fran Dragonlady Artworks is located
at 5/56 Main Road, Hahndorf and will
be open 10am-5pm on Wednesday -
Saturday and 10am-3pm on Sundays
throughout the exhibition.
Tattooed man to turn his back on Fringe festival
A formal request by a group of residents
to lower the speed limit on Stock Road at
Mylor from 80km/h to 60km/h is still being
assessed by the Department of Planning,
Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI).
The Adelaide Hills Council has provided the
department with feedback from a community
survey, a petition submitted by locals and a
formal request to reduce the speed limit.
The online survey closed in mid January and
attracted 33 responses, with the vast majority
saying they wanted the speed reduced to
Meanwhile, work has started on a Black Spot
safety project along the road.
Adelaide Hills Mayor Bill Spragg said the
council had negotiated with DPTI to reduce the
number of warning signs and the amount of
Residents were concerned that the original
plan would result in 72 signs and three
additional crash barriers along a 3km stretch
Stock Road speed limit
By Genevieve Cooper
The State Government is failing
to match infrastructure with its
push to market the Hills as an
international mountain biking
destination, according to residents
living near a popular bike park.
The group is calling for a 10-year
management plan for the area around
the Fox Creek Mountain Bike Park on
forestry land at Cudlee Creek and for
money to be spent on toilet facilities
and improving the safety of roads and
In a recent deputation to the Adelaide
Hills Council, representatives of the
residents and businesses along Croft
and Harris roads said they welcomed
the economic benefits recreational
biking and walking had brought to
the region, but their popularity had
led to a massive increase in traffic and
flow-on problems -- particularly when
traffic speeds could not be mandated
on dirt roads.
"Road conditions are extremely
unsafe with loose surfaces and no
lane definition for visiting motorists,"
spokeswoman Dale Knappstein said.
"There is repeated evidence of road
accidents ... and most residents have
avoided collisions only because they
take extreme care when driving.
"There are no public facilities
resulting in some cellar doors having
people use their conveniences without
The council heard that the group
had been working with ForestrySA on
some issues but there were concerns
sealing roads would only led to higher
speeds and other unwanted activities.
Last week Adelaide Hills Mayor Bill
Spragg said the council would work
with affected residents but there were
no sewage systems in the area to
connect public toilets and sealing all
the roads in the area was too expensive.
Back in October last year the
Government announced a $1.5m
funding package to market the Hills
as a international mountain biking
The money was earmarked for
a range of projects including the
construction of some new riding trails
and marketing to interstate and
Environment Minister Ian Hunter
said the funding package included
commissioning a study into how the
Government could support the region.
It also involved setting a reference
group to oversee the project with
government departments and agencies
and local councils.
"This group meets regularly to discuss
the latest projects and developments,"
Mr Hunter said.
"Traffic management options will be
considered for each mountain biking
site as part of any upgrades."
Mr Hunter said the Government s
plans for the area had a list of
recommendations for the Fox Creek
bike park, including public toilets,
better trail heads and improved traffic
Mountain bike riding is a growing industry in the Hills, with the State Government marketing the region as a destination to
international and interstate riders.
Angst over off-road riding
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