Home' The Loxton News : September 24th 2014 Contents 2 – The Loxton News, Wednesday, September 24, 2014
FORECAST FOR LOXTON
FORECAST FOR LOXTON
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An art exhibition by emerging Riverland artists
will be on display in The Terrace Gallery. Open
from 9am to 5pm weekdays, 9am to 4pm on
Saturdays and 10am to 4pm on Sundays. For
more information, call 0431 044 790.
Tai chi classes at the Loxton CWA Hall from
11am until noon and 2pm until 3pm. Gold coin
donation. For more information call 8584 7823.
Tai chi classes at the Loxton CWA Hall from
7pm until 8pm. Gold coin donation. For more
information call 8584 7823.
Charity For All Bingo at the Loxton Club. Eyes
down at 7.30pm. For more info call 8584 7353.
The official site launch and unveiling of signage
for the Loxton Museum of Agricultural Technology
will take place at 1216 Bookpurnong Road from
11am. All are welcome.
Wednesday, October 1
World class beat boxer Tom Thum amd Jamie
MacDowell will perform at the Loxton Hotel at
7pm. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for stu-
dents. For more information, call 8584 7266.
Friday, October 3 to Sunday, October 5
Natonal Dirt Kart titles will be held at the Loxton
Kart Club. Spectators welcome.
Saturday, October 4 to Monday, October 6
The SA Yard Dog State Championships will take
place the Loxton Showgrounds.
Sunday, October 5 & Monday, October 6
The Loxton Show will be held at the oval, with
gates opening from 9am. Tickets are $12 for
adults and $5 for children.
LOCAL woman Barb Swanson snapped this photo of her plumcot tree
blossoming in her Loxton backyard recently.
People can send their photographs – along with their name and contact details – via
post to PO Box 352, Loxton 5333 or attach it in an email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Alternatively, SD cards, USBs or printed photographs can be dropped into The Loxton
News’ East Terrace office.
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HACs escape the axe
Riverland health advisory
councils (HACs) have
escaped being axed as
part of statewide reforms
that will see 105 boards
A report, released on Monday,
shows while the HACs will
continue to exist, they will be
A spokesperson for Premier
Jay Weatherill said that would
likely mean the HACs could
continue to meet and offer
advice as they do currently, but
would no longer be considered a
The South Australian
Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs
Riverland Regional Advisory
Committee will be abolished
while the South Australian
Murray-Darling NRM Riverland
Group will face some reforms.
Mr Weatherill ordered a review
into the State Government’s 429
boards and committees in a bid
to cut waste and reduce red
Just 72 boards or committees
will be kept in their current
form, with 18 to merge, 59 to be
reformed, 117 to be reclassified
and 58 set to be investigated fur-
ther before a decision is made.
Mr Weatherill released the
interim results of the audit yes-
“This is about finding new
ways of governments being
informed on policy issues, as
too often this advice is confined
to a select group of people,” he
“I am interested in finding new
and innovative ways to develop
this advice, ensuring it flows
more directly from citizens and
“While some boards, such
as the Economic Development
Board and the Defence SA will
be retained, it is clear that many
others no longer have relevance
or they should be replaced.
“Some boards will be merged
to remove duplication and oth-
ers will be subject to reform, for
example those recommended by
the Expert Panel on Planning
Mr Weatherill said it was dif-
ficult to quantify the savings
that would be made from the
“The reforms will assist agen-
cies meet their savings targets
and there will be some instances
where resources are reinvested,”
The interim report will help
to inform the drafting of legisla-
tion that will remove the legal
requirements for the existence
of particular boards and com-
A final report and subsequent
legislation will be finalised later
Community shop support
Plans to establish a community art and
craft shop have been backed by locals.
A public meeting was called last week to gauge
interest from residents and discuss ideas, with an
“enthusiastic” response from the 18 people in atten-
Seven of the people were nominated to form
a steering committee, with the group’s ambition
to open a shop by Light Up Day on Saturday,
Another meeting will be held next Wednesday,
October 1, at the Woolshed Bar in the Loxton Club
from 7pm. All are welcome to attend.
The site for the Loxton Museum of
Agricultural Technology will be launched
today, with the centre expected to be “vital”
in preserving the region’s history.
The museum will be located at Kaesler’s Landing,
with the unveiling of the site and signage kicking off
Loxton Old Machinery Group secretary Peter
Magarey said “it was not too late” to preserve local
“The Museum of Agricultural Technology is being
launched to preserve, restore and present the machin-
ery of the region, both horticulture and agriculture,”
The launch of the Loxton Museum of Agricultural
Technology site, along with the unveiling of signage,
will take place at 1216 Bookpurnong Road, Loxton,
on September 24, from 11am.
Museum site launch
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Mayor Leon Stasinowsky, who
defeated fellow candidate Bert
Haslam to win the 2010 council
election, will run unopposed this
There are 10 vacancies for
Loxton Waikerie councillors and
Meanwhile, Kevin Burdett will
also run unopposed as mayor for
the Karoonda East Murray Council.
Yvonne Smith, Darren Zadow,
Peter Le Gallou, Caroline Phillips,
Terrell, Daryl Sparks and William
Wooldridge will vie for six of the
vacancies in this year’s council
Residents will receive vot-
ing material in the mail between
October 20-24. Voting closes at
5pm on November 7.
More Mallee roadworks
Works to upgrade the “notorious”
bumpy stretch of Karoonda Highway
between Karoonda and Kulde began
The State Government has committed $2.3
million to upgrade the section of highway
after locals voiced their concerns on the road’s
state at the Riverland Community Cabinet
meeting in Loxton in June.
Minister for Transport and Infrastructure
Stephen Mullighan said the first stage of the
roadworks had been brought forward to avoid
the busy harvest season.
“This first stage of the upgrade will include
approximately 11 kilometres of shoulder seal-
ing on two sections between Karoonda and
Wynarka, and is due to be completed by the
end of October,” he said.
“After harvest in early 2015, around 5.5 kilo-
metres of road resurfacing between Karoonda
and Wynarka will be carried out, and is due to
finish by March, 2015, weather dependent.
Construction work will be carried out
between 7am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.
The road will remain open to traffic with
minor lane restrictions in place while the
works are done, and a 25 kilometre per hour
speed restriction will apply when workers are
on site, with an 80 kilometre per hour speed
restriction in place at other times.
A second stage of works – consisting of
around 9 kilometres of shoulder sealing,
line marking and surface correction between
Wynarka and Kulde – will mid-2015.
Minister Mullighan said the Government
was also “responding” to uncertainty around
the Mallee rail lines.
“Although a commitment was reached
between Genesee and Wyoming and Viterra
in August for a 12-month continuation, the
Government must prepare for the possibility
of a future closure,” he added.
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