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Member for Schubert, Mr
Stephan Knoll will work harder
on pushing for the region in
the lead up to next year’s State
Budget, hopeful it will result in
spending across the electorate.
He will continue his
investigations beyond a business
case for a Barossa Hospital and
look into options for education
infrastructure as the region
received little mention in the
State Government budget
released by treasurer, Mr Tom
Increasing tourism spending
across the state will benefit the
Barossa and Mr Knoll said it will
assist in increasing visitation.
“The tourism benefit, in all
seriousness, is the only winner
for the Barossa,” said Mr Knoll.
“There is not money in there to
improve health services, nothing
for public transport, no money for
roads... nothing new for regional
Mr Knoll said the budget was
a missed opportunity for the
Barossa and while he welcomed
grant money for Tourism Barossa,
it as a whole, doesn’t deal with
the issues the region has.
“The biggest failure is the lack
of money for improved health
services in the Barossa,” said
“It is disappointing there is
another slug on householders in
the Emergency Services Levy... it
is not like we are getting a better
service for more money.”
Mr Knoll has welcomed the
Government’s attention to road
infrastructure at Gawler East
but felt the $55m allocated to the
Gawler East link road collector
project would be better put
towards a Gawler bypass which
would in turn benefit residents
in the Southern Barossa.
“It is good that the government
has put the money on the table
but there is no deal to build the
road, all parties to the agreement
are still negotiating,” said Mr
“The State Government
is trying to bully the local
community into accepting
the inferior route option and
also looking to place a huge
financial burden on the Gawler
Member for Schubert, Mr Stephan Knoll is disappointed
with the Labor State Government’s budget and said more
needs to be delivered to the Barossa.
Darrell Whitfield, Clairvoyant enjoyed
the Northern Psychic Fair held at
Barossa recently got a glimpse into all that’s
mystical and magical when the Northern Psychic
Fair came to town.
Owners and creators, Sheree and Darrell
Whitfield of Adelaide brought their fair to the Vine
Inn, Nuriootpa on June 13.
An estimated 300 local people attended the event,
and Darrell reported that it was very successful.
“We have had a few people commenting on how
much they enjoyed the day. We definitely like the
idea of having more fairs in the Barossa,” he said.
Darrell had some premonitions about the Barossa
region, especially in relation to the Tour Down
“There may be some changes to where the race
might be. I feel there may be two tracks? I don’t
follow this stuff, but I feel there may be a slightly
larger extra track put in place for the safety of
“I feel like there is a very good chance that a local
South Australian cyclist will win the next race.”
He also said that he couldn’t fully understand,
but felt as though a royal may be present at the
next Tour Down Under race.
Darrell then continued on to say that he felt there
will be some upgrades done to the roads and there
may even be some significant trees that may get
the chop in September and October, which people
may not like.
“I’m not sure if there is any substance in this,
but I feel like the Gumeracha Rocking Horse may
change hands. I don’t even know if it can, but that
is what I felt.”
There was plenty to see and do at the fair
including tarot card readings, aura photography,
sun catchers, salt lamps, hand made jewellery, as
well as Kapunda’s Allen Tiller from The Haunting
Australia television show.
“We are out there to try and help as many people
as we can, it is a hobby of ours,” said Darrell. “We
are not out there to make a profit and this is why
we keep the admission cost down.”
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