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$1400 for Men’s Shed
A partnership with a Stirling cafe has helped the
Aldgate Men’s Shed raise more than $1400 to
cover operating costs.
Shed spokesman Tony Hambrook said his
members had been selling scrap recycled timber as
way of marketing.
the The Organic Market and Café and she kindly
agreed to on-sell the kindling,” Mr Hambrook said.
“After a sluggish start at the start of winter, sales
boomed and the pressure was on to keep up with
“We have been kept very busy and all members
“We now have regular customers and to date have
sold over 200 bags.”
The shed also sells kindling at the Aldgate Church
The self-funded community group relies on
fundraising to cover all their overheads.
New access to supermarket
The IGA supermarket in Hahndorf’s main street
could be made easier for customers to access in
An application has been submitted to the Mt Barker
Council to create a new access point at the rear of
the carpark leading to Auricht Road.
Currently, the supermarket carpark can only be
for motorists to exit as it offers a poor line of site of
The location is in the Hahndorf State Heritage Area
and residents have until August 31 to share their
opinions on the carpark plans.
Visit the council’s website for further information.
Low vision group
For those interested in joining the low vision
friendship group, Not by Sight Alone, which featured
in last week’s edition of The Courier, enquiries
can be made to group founder Margie Philpott on
0437 738 069.
The group meets on the second Wednesday of
each month at 10.30am in the Anglican Parish
Centre, on Hutchinson Street, Mt Barker.
By Genevieve Cooper
Hills tennis, netball, hockey
and mountain biking groups
will share more than $400,000
in State Government grants for
infrastructure projects in the
Bicycle SA was awarded $190,000
the 2016/17 Community
Recreation and Sport Facilities
Program to upgrade the Cudlee Creek
forest trail network off Fox Creek
Road, including toilet facilities.
The Adelaide Hills Hockey Club
received $100,000 for pitch lighting,
the Piccadilly Valley Community
Recreation Centre secured $90,000
towards new clubrooms and the
Summertown Tennis Club was granted
$50,000 to restore tennis/netball courts
at Tregarthon reserve.
Bicycle SA chief executive Christian
Haag said his organisation’s grant
was a significant investment from the
State Government which was in the
process of developing the Mt Lofty
Ranges as an international mountain
Combined with $120,000 from
Forestry SA and support from biking
groups, Bicycle SA will be upgrading
carparks and putting in a toilet.
The money will also pay for fencing,
the revamp of an existing shed, the
building of a new shed with two aerobic
toilets and a basic kitchen for events
and the development of two new trails.
Adelaide Hills Hockey Club president
Claire Stephenson said the $100,000
grant cemented Anembo Park not only
as a home for her members but as a
sporting hub for the district.
“We’re thrilled to be a recipient of the
grant,” she said.
“We believe it will get us one step
closer to realising our vision to get a
multi-purpose synthetic pitch up here.”
At present junior and senior club
members are training on pitches and
even netball courts across the Hills
and in the city because of a lack of
Ms Stephenson said the lights would
bring everyone together at their home
base while also offering another space
for codes such as soccer and softball to
train, as well as football when ovals
The Mt Barker Council is handling
the tendering, procurement and project
management of the lights which should
be installed in time for the 2017 winter
Piccadilly Tennis Club treasurer and
clubroom project manager, Marilyn
Hansford, said the clubrooms would
be a much needed development for the
Piccadilly district and would be built
to be suitable for other community
groups to use.
The centre is now looking for a
naming rights sponsor.
“We are extremely grateful for this
support from the Government as well
as an additional $30,000 from the
Adelaide Hills Council,” Ms Hansford
“Our netball and tennis club members
have also worked hard to raise $32,000,
and we hope to raise more.”
After news of the grant, the user
groups at the Summertown courts at
Tregarthon reserve formed a working
group and appointed Dan Anderson as
“We are delighted with the grant
and really grateful for the broad
community support that underpinned
the application,” Mr Anderson said.
“We’d like to thank the Adelaide Hills
Council for their financial contribution.
“Our working group met for the first
time recently and the project scope
was agreed, covering the resurfacing
of the six courts, an extension to the
court and associated fencing with a
particular focus on making the court
more playable and safe and ultimately
to support increased
“We expect the project to be completed
in the first quarter of 2017.”
$400,000 grant for region’s sport
Call to scrap western Nairne land rezoning plan
Members of the Piccadilly Valley Community Recreation Centre enjoying the new
facilities were, from left, Richard Beare, Leanne Cross, Deanna Neilsen, Karen
Jacquier, Hayley Schroeder and Jeane Schocroft.
From page 7
“There’s an opportunity there to get a
really good outcome for the residents,”
he said. “We always have demand
for living in Nairne – it’s close to the
school, it’s close to the freeway.”
Mr Sexton said he would put $500,000
towards installing traffic lights at the
Woodside Road intersection to ease
traffic congestion, if the boundary
realignment went ahead.
“We have been working with council
to tidy up the entrance to Nairne for
11 years,” he said. “It will not affect the
The zoning changes are part of
the council’s Nairne and Environs
Development Plan Amendment (DPA),
which proposes to rezone parts of the
town centre. The changes include
rezoning of the abandoned Chapman’s
smallgoods factory east of the main
street to allow for a small supermarket.
A strip in Nairne West along
Woodside Road would also be realigned
and rezoned as mixed use to allow
industry-based businesses to operate
A number of Nairne residents have
expressed concern over this change,
believing it would expedite a 24-hour
service station at the Woodside Road/
Old Princes Highway corner.
Mr Martin said he believed a petrol
station could be given special approval
despite being non-complying.
In the past, On The Run branches
have been declared special projects
by the State Government, overriding
“The potential for a large service
station operator to buy the corner
block is immense,” Mr Martin said.
The State Government has awarded Bicycle SA almost $200,000 to upgrade mountain bike tracks at Cudlee Creek and
to install toilets at the Fox Creek Road venue. Mountain biking is a rapidly growing sport and events attract hundreds of
competitors and spectators. The government wants to deveop the region into an international mountain biking destination.
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