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DISTRICT COUNCIL OF
MAYOR (1 vacancy)
AREA COUNCILLOR (10 vacancies)
Formal Ballot Papers - 3062
Quota - 279
Informal Ballot Papers -- 114
Result after Distribution
MALTHOUSE, Margaret Johanna
WARD, Mark Leslie
WEBBER, Kym Andrew
VOWLES, Michael John
ZEPPEL, Michael Arthur
2014 Council Elections
Growth in Commonwealth Funding
for South Australia
Find out more at www.budget.gov.au
Authorised by the Australian Government, Capital Hill, Canberra.
Commonwealth support for South Australia not only
continues but is increasing.
• Commonwealth funding for public hospital services will increase
by $333 million, an increase of 34% over four years. Public hospital
funding will grow year on year by 7%, 8%, 8% and 6%.
• For schools, Commonwealth funding will increase by $275 million,
an increase of 27% over four years. School funding will grow year
on year by 7%, 6%, 6% and 6%.
• Commonwealth funding for major road projects will increase
to $2 billion, with $1.8 billion to be spent over the next four years.
This includes $944 million for the North-South Road Corridor upgrade.
The abolition of the carbon tax means savings for the South Australian
government in the order of $10 million annually and an average saving
in the order of $550 for South Australian families this year alone.
Total Commonwealth Funding to South Australia
2013-14 (last year)
2014-15 (this year)
2017-18 (end of forwards)
Increase from 2013-14 to 2017-18 levels
23% - or $1.8 billion -- increase.
Source: 2014-15 Budget Paper Number 3, p5
in new shop
by Emma Walter
The creative products of locals will be on
show and available to purchase via a new
community shop, which will officially open
its doors this Saturday.
The volunteer team behind Loxton Arts and Crafts
set out to launch a business which showcased the
"wonderful talent" of people in the district.
Committee chairperson Roselyn Sincock said over
30 people had signed up to become members of the
venture and thereby sell their goods via the shop.
"We were gobsmacked with the response," she
"We're still getting people calling up, wanting to
have their works on sale in the shop. It's been very
popular... people have embraced it."
The East Terrace shopfront has been transformed
over the past two months, packed with craft items,
paintings, photographs, accessories and more.
A small commission is kept from the items sold
and, along with membership fees, is used to cover
the running costs of the shop.
Mrs Sincock said any additional money made
would be donated back to residents "in some form".
"We're for the community. We won't be drawing a
profit," she said.
Mrs Sincock said the shop was the idea of local
woman Mary Child, who provided the driving force
behind Loxton Arts and Crafts.
Mrs Child (nee Gold) has been recognised for her
efforts, with potted marigolds sitting proudly outside
the store on open days.
"If it wasn't for her, none of this would have hap-
pened," Mrs Sincock said.
"So we thought it would be fitting to adopt that
flower in our logo and store theme."
The official opening will be held at 11am on
Saturday and the shop will remain open for the rest
of the day until 8pm.
Following that, the store will be open Wednesday-
Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Depending on demand,
trading times may be extended.
Anyone wanting to sell items via the shop is urged
to drop by Loxton Arts and Crafts at 52 East Terrace,
next to The Loxton News, or call 0408 803 918.
Loxton Arts and Crafts Committee chairperson Roselyn Sincock inside the new East Terrace shop,
which will showcase the creations of talented locals. The volunteer-run shop will officially open its doors
to the public this Saturday, while artists are encouraged to sign up as members.
Craft fair fundraiser
Locals are urged to head along to the
Riverland Special School Twilight Craft
Fair on Friday and support students from
Loxton and surrounding districts.
The Riverland Special School currently has 20
students from the Loxton area that travel to Berri to
attend school each day.
The school's major fundraiser will begin at 5pm at
their new site at 50A Burgess Drive.
There will be a wide range of food, entertainment
and crafts on display.
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