Home' The Leader Newspaper : The Leader - January 13th 2016 Contents 8 - “The Leader”, Wednesday, January 13, 2016
It’s a New Year as The Leader senior journalist,
Emma Moreland discovers what two of our local mayors would
like to see for their region in 2016.
Light Regional Council Mayor, Mr Bill O’Brien
is looking forward to delivering projects across
the region this year after many have undergone
years of planning and consultation.
Speaking to The Leader on Monday, Mr O’Brien
said all towns and villages in the Council area
will not be ignored as the Council continues to
grow in population and work towards improving
“One of the major projects is continuation of
the heavy vehicle freight route project,” said
“Kidman and Hancock Roads will be
bituminised and will be finished in the next few
weeks. It is major infrastructure that will help to
remove the trucks from Kapunda’s main street.”
In addition to works in Kapunda, Mr O’Brien is
looking forward to seeing works at Stelzer Road,
Tanunda and the long awaited roundabout at
the Samuel and Seppeltsfield Roads intersection
Mr O’Brien said Council would continue to
support the development of the two supermarkets
in Kapunda and he “regretted very much” the
time it has taken.
“There was criticism about having two
supermarkets in the town... there has always
been two supermarkets,” said Mr O’Brien.
“We can’t afford not to have Foodland in
Kapunda... people are leaving the town to go
elsewhere and we need to keep people in the
town and jobs in Kapunda.”
Mr O’Brien is excited about water being
already in the pipes when it comes to the Gawler
Water Reuse Scheme and hoped the project
would be finished by May.
“This is the first stage in our plan to attempt
to drought proof the Barossa,” said Mr O’Brien.
“We have got to find new ways of making
money... the last thing we want to do is put
rates up... obviously, there is the cost of living.
“We don’t want to cut services but we need
to find income streams and the Gawler Water
Reuse is a major contributor.”
Mr O’Brien said one aspect which he is
proud of is the fact Council is heading towards
sustainability and with a long term financial
plan and asset management plan continuing
to be worked on it will assist Council to “open
their minds to new projects”.
More work will occur at the historic Kapunda
Mine site and Mr O’Brien is excited about the
projects which have already been completed.
“It was used as a town dump and now we are
looking at it in a totally different light,” said
“We have cleaned it up and opened it up for
people. It is a beautiful big space and people
can enjoy it.”
Construction is expected to start in April of
four retirement units on the former Kapunda
Bowling Club site – a project Mr O’Brien says
has turned out to be a great community venture.
Continued page 9
Time for projects
to be delivered
on emotional and mental wellness
BAROSSA GAWLER LIGHT
MENTAL HEALTH FOCUS GROUP
“Being aware of where we are within ourselves”
Create each day anew.
Fashion parade for
B.V. Solace group
President, Barbara McRostie
welcomed 29 Solace members to
the Joy Rice Centre, Nuriootpa on
Saturday January 9, for a fashion
parade of clothing from The Great
Revival Shop, Tanunda.
The title for the day was ‘Hey
Big Spender’ so it was quite fitting
for the parade to start with Shirley
Bassey singing ‘Hey Big Spender’.
Barbara was the fashion host for
Five ladies and one gentleman
were the models, showing the wide
range of clothing and accessories
which the shop has, starting from
night wear right through to evening
The Centre was transformed into
a shop for the afternoon, with lots
of extra goods on show for people
to check out and purchase if they
Each model was presented with
a small appreciation gift.
Barbara McRostie and Bridgid
Egan were thanked for all their work
to make the afternoon the success
that it was.
The usual raffle was held
immediately after the parade with
gift vouchers donated for raffle
winners to purchase something from
the shop on the day.
Voucher recipients were, Dean
Standish, Grace Beckmann, Frieda
Atze, Daphne Hage, Barbara
McRostie, Bridgid Egan, Neville
Schultz, Ted Stoll, Warren Short,
Pauline Henke and Val Graetz.
Birthday wishes for January were
given to Dulcie Hage and Pauline
A chat over a cuppa with a
pooled afternoon tea was enjoyed
The next meeting will be at the
Ebenezer Community Centre on
February 13 which is the day prior
to Valentine’s Day so members are
asked to wear something red and
white and bring either a mains
or a sweet to share for a pooled
Anyone who has lost a partner
through death is welcome to
come along and may phone Val on
8562 3858 for more information.
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