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The Light Regional Council’s CEO has
welcomed members to the new term of
Mr Brian Carr presided over the first
meeting of the newly elected council last
Friday until Mayor Bill O’Brien was
officially declared to office.
With the declaration of the November
2014 general council election, the term
of five elected members concluded. To
highlight their contributions Mr Carr
presented a report,written by Mr Richard
Michael, General Manager, Business and
Governance during the meeting.
“It is appropriate that the Council take
the time to reflect briefly on the service
given by these dedicated individuals to
both the Council itself and the community
that Council represents,” said Mr Carr.
He listed the names and acknowledged
the contributions made by the former
“Mr Mike Skevington served as a
Councillor from 2000 to 2014 for the Western
Barossa Ward (renamed the Laucke Ward
at the 2010 election). Mr Skevington has
served his community for 141⁄2 years as an
elected representative. Over his time with
Council, Mike contributed greatly to the
various committee membership structures
of Council, holding key positions during
“Mr Peter Graham served as a
Councillor for Mudla Wirra Ward from
2006 to 2014. Prior to that Mr Graham had
previously served with the Town of Gawler
Council. During his 8 years with the
Light Regional Council, Peter served the
Council as a committee chairman and was
a proxy delegate to regional authorities.
He decided to contest the 2014 Mayoral
election for the Town of Gawler but was
“Mr Wayne Standish served as a
Councillor for Light Ward from 2006
to 2014. Mr Standish has served his
community for 8 years as an elected
representative. Over his time with Council,
Wayne served the Council on various
committees, and in particular has been
a member of Council’s Audit Committee
since its inception.
“Mr Robert Williams served as a
Councillor for Dutton Ward from 2010 to
2014. Prior to that Mr Williams had been
a member of the 2003 to 2006 council. In
total, Mr Williams served his community
as an elected representative for 71⁄2 years.
During his time with Council he served
on various council committees.
“Mr Steven Watson served as a Councillor
for Mudla Wirra Ward from 2010 to 2014.
Mr Watson has served his community for 4
years as an elected representative. During
his time with Council, Steven served on
various council committees. Wishing to
further his representative role, he decided
to contest the 2014 Mayoral election but
was not successful,” said Mr Carr.
It was decided that a letter of
appreciation would be sent to the former
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Attending the first Light Regional Council meeting following the local government elections were, back: Cr. Peter
Kennelly, Cr. Sharron Lewis, Cr. Samantha Mitchell, Cr. Bill Close and Cr. Lynette Reichstein. Front: Cr. Des Ellis,
Mayor Bill O’Brien and Cr. Deane Rohrlach. Absent: Cr. Keith Ellis, Cr. David Shannon and Cr. Robert Kerin.
First meeting of new Light Regional Council
Tributes are continuing to flow for 30-year-old
Eden Valley man, Mr Noah Barry who passed away
on Thursday evening following a single vehicle
crash at Flaxman’s Valley.
Noah was on his way home from work on
Thursday when the crash occurred.
Police and emergency services were called to the
crash site on Boehms Springs Road just before 7p.m .
An emergency medical retrieval helicopter was
called, but sole occupant of the vehicle, Noah passed
away at the scene.
His death brings the states official road toll to
86, compared with 85 at this time last year.
Family and friends have taken to Facebook to
pay their respects to Noah who has been described
as a legend and “one of the best”.
Tributes flow for Noah
NBN Co continue to rollout their services with
12,000 properties across the region set to benefit.
Angaston, Greenock, Nuriootpa West, Eden Valley
and Truro are already undergoing infrastructure
upgrades, with further areas of the Barossa
scheduled to be upgraded in the future.
NBN across the Barossa
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