Home' The Leader Newspaper : The Leader - March 1st 2017 Contents 36 - “The Leader”, Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Eudunda community news
Call for tools and
equipment for new
The idea of getting a “Men’s Shed”
going in Eudunda has been floated
for a few years, and several public
meetings have been called to start
It is finally happening, The
Regional Council of Goyder and the
Eudunda Community, Business and
Tourism Committee (ECBAT) have
signed a formal agreement to use part
of the RCOG Works depot on Pine
Avenue for what is now called the
The location will become many
things so not just a Men’s Shed as
originally proposed. Keys have finally
been handed over so volunteers can
gain access to set up.
Ms Ruth Colben has been very
supportive for the idea of getting a
“Men’s Shed” going in Eudunda.
She said a Community Hub is
something the town would benefit
“It’s a place and a reason to get
out...a community hub where people
can get together and meet. We want
to have things like games mornings...
workshops or concerts. Somewhere
people can come and play Trivial
Pursuit, for example, and have a cup
of coffee and a piece of cake.”
Ruth is ‘on the scrounge’ (for a good
reason) and is asking the community
“I am just wondering if anyone has
any machinery in good working order
that they might consider donating to
the men’s section of the Community
Hub at Eudunda please?
“It would be good to have things
like a pedestal drill, circular table saw,
buzzer/planer/joiner, band saw, scroll
saw to start us off with. Even things
like safety hats and goggles, work
gloves, angle grinders, benches, buzz
saws... You know the stuff, I’m sure.
“Sometimes, folks have this sort
of stuff left in a shed after the owner
has passed away or stuff that has
been upgraded... Please give it
some thought/or keep a look our for
things that might be useful to the
community,” she said.
Volunteers willing to lend a helping
hand are also needed to get the Hub
up and running as soon as possible.
“There are some projects that
have to be done just to get it going.
We would like some people to come
down and start doing a group project
- build work benches or shelving, that
sort of thing so we can get started
Eudunda’s Julie Matthews and Ruth Colben have started to
collect donations including tools, games, arts and craft materials
for the new Eudunda Community Hub.
Following a rigorous and lengthy recruitment
process, Mr David Stevenson has been appointed
as the new Chief Executive Officer of the
Regional Council of Goyder and will commence
the role on July 3.
Mr Griff Campbell will continue as Acting Chief
Executive Officer for the interim period.
David was born in Hamilton, Victoria, however
has lived in Mildura since 1970.
He has three grown up children and after
relocating from Queensland in late 2015, has called
the Heritage Town of Mintaro home for the last
year or so.
David is the Chief Executive Officer of Legatus
Group (formerly the Central Local Government
Region of SA).
Legatus Group has fifteen regional Council
members and is the largest regional local
government organisation in the State of South
Legatus Group undertakes co-ordinating,
advocacy and representational roles on behalf of
its member Councils. Facilitating and co-ordinating
activities of local government at a regional level
related to community and economic development.
Also, to develop, promote and foster consultation
with local government and other governments,
private enterprise and the community. Legatus
takes on projects for the benefit of the region and
its member Councils.
Before taking up his role with Legatus Group,
David spent eighteen months with Biosecurity
Queensland as Acting Chief Executive Officer and
consultant to a 125 year old statutory authority as
it worked through succession planning for its board
David has extensive business and management
experience, having started his working career in
1987 with a Chartered Accounting Firm where
he specialised in corporate audit and information
Following that, David spent sixteen years as
Group Managing Director of a privately-owned
food, beverage and wine company before taking on
the role of Managing Director for a large education
and training not for profit organisation for five
During this time, he often took on management
Mr David Stevenson, new CEO of
Regional Council of Goyder.
Dean Handke and Blake Launer
both made over 100 runs not out
last weekend against Light Pass A5’s.
New CEO for Regional
Council of Goyder
consulting assignments for clients in a broad range
David is also a director of one of Australia’s oldest
and most successful private health insurers and
private hospital operators.
For many years, David devoted much of his
private life to the needs of the community in his
capacity as a practising Bail Justice in one of
Victoria’s busiest Police Stations.
During this time, he was recognised by the
Victorian Department of Justice and Regulation
for his contribution to the law.
When David isn’t working, you will find him
running, doing triathlons, water skiing, fishing or
reading a good book.
Elected members and staff of the Regional
Council of Goyder welcome David to the role, and
look forward to working with him.
kindly sent in
this picture of an
8.5 kg snapper
he caught on
February 18 at
the land based
off the rocks at
caught a fish
this size land
based before, yet
I caught wind
of fish this size
off the rocks in
NEW FACES: New students at Eudunda
Area School are Martha Plantado, Year 4;
Jade Jenke, Year 2 and Zion Plantabo, Year 2.
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