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A decision on a deferred development application
to turn a former plant nursery at Aldgate into a
wood yard isn't likely to be made until at least
The presiding member of the Adelaide Hills
Council's Development Assessment Panel, Iris
Iwanicki, asked for an update on the progress of
the application at a panel meeting last week.
She was told that planning staff were waiting on
amended plans and as a result the item was "more
likely to come to the April meeting than March".
The category three application seeks to turn the
old Kemp Nursery, a 1.4ha property at the end of
Kemp Road, into a retail wood yard.
The proposal attracted 60 objections from
members of the public and one representation
supporting the development during the public
Pedestrian safety and traffc congestion along the
no through road were some of the concerns raised
Individuals, groups and organisations with projects
which beneft the community are invited to apply
for Mt Barker Council's Community Grants.
The council launched round two of the 2015/16
funding program last week with applications due
by 5pm, March 2.
The average grant amount is anticipated to be
Applications are available via the council's website
or hard copies can be obtained at the Dutton Road
Applications may be submitted to council@
dcmtbarker.sa.gov.au, or PO Box 54 Mt Barker,
5251, or fax 8391 7299.
A touring dance and mentoring program will
beneft from a $1000 donation from Mt Barker
The Mt Barker Salvation Army Street Dreams
Under 12 program will unfold at the Salvos on
Fletcher Road on February 17.
Samson Smith from pop group Justice Crew
will visit the Mt Barker corps to help run Street
Dreams, organised by Musicians Making A
Difference (MMAD) in conjunction with the Salvos.
Mayor Ann Ferguson and Councillors Trevor Keen,
Roger Irvine, Carol Bailey, Debs Buchmann and
Lindsay Campbell each gifted a portion of money
from their regular ward donation allowances to the
The Adelaide Hills Council is planning a
recognition event for people and groups who
helped those affected by the Sampson Flat
Bushfre in January last year.
A "Sharing, Lessons Learnt and Celebrating
Resilience Day" is planned for March 18 with
a celebratory dinner. At the dinner Community
Champion certifcates will be handed out to those
who made valuable contributions to the frefghting
and recovery efforts.
Nominations for Community Champions close
on February 22 and people are being invited to
put forward the names of people who helped
them in some way. That help could be practical or
emotional. Nomination forms are available on the
Mt Barker Councillor Carol Bailey will join the Hills
Area Health Advisory Council to help address
some of the district's health needs, issues and
Cr Bailey was nominated to sit on the advisory
council, which is part of the Barossa Hills Fleurieu
Rural Region's Country Health SA Local Health
The group meets bi-monthly at various hospitals
across the region and advocates on the health
needs, priorities and issues on behalf of the
The Rotary Club of Strathalbyn will receive a
funding boost from the Alexandrina Council
in recognition of the organisation's support of
Australia Day celebrations.
The council will make a $500 yearly donation
towards the traditional Australia Day public
In last week's Courier (February 3) it was reported
that the Alexandrina Council had appointed
Janelle Owen and Sherie Bain to the Strathalbyn
Community Advisory Panel.
This information was incorrect. At its January 18
meeting the council voted to adjourn the debate
while councillors received further information.
By Genevieve Cooper
Nearly 400 grateful
locals donned something
white, packed a picnic
and dug deep to raise
thousands of dollars for
the East Torrens CFS
The fundraiser was the
Long White Table Dinner
and it was held in Uraidla
on January 30.
Modelled on the concept of
the annual Diner en Blanc in
Paris, which attracts a flash
mob of 15,000 picnicking
people wearing white to raise
money for cancer research,
the Hills version involved
guests bringing their own
food, drinks and crockery
and making a donation.
CFS volunteers set up
tables with white cloths and
white chairs and two bands
-- Last Minute and G&T --
donated their time to provide
Paul Richards of RE/MAX
Real Estate conducted an
auction of donated items.
Summertown CFS Captain
David Bamford said this
year's event was the second
organised by his brigade but
the first that included the
wider CFS Group. "The idea
initially came from some
local community members
who wanted to do something
to thank the local CFS for
their work," he said.
"So we have a couple of
functions to celebrate the
local CFS volunteers and
acknowledge their efforts
-- and that of their long
suffering families -- many
of whom had to leave the
opening of Christmas
presents with children.
CFS fundraiser was all white on the night
Bands Last Minute and G&T donated their time to provide entertainment for the fundraiser
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