In The Courier this week

Instant suburb: The former detention centre at Inverbrackie has become the region’s newest housing estate – Crest @ Woodside.

Tighter controls for cats

Mandatory confinement of cats to their owners’ properties could become a reality in the Adelaide Hills Council as early as 2019.
That change, along with the introduction of mandatory cat registration, will be considered when the council next reviews its cat by-laws, which are due to expire on January 1, 2019.
The council’s draft Animal Management Plan – the document which recommended considering the changes when the council next reviews its laws – was approved last week.
In making its decision the council considered recent community consultation which showed 80% of respondents were in favor of cat confinement being addressed in the new plan, while 77% wanted cat registration considered.

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Also in this week’s issue

  • Heritage bid: The Alexandrina Council’s participation in a bid for World Heritage listing for the Mt Lofty Ranges hangs in the balance as it continues to push for its premier wine region to be included.
  • Caffeine kick: One Hills entrepreneur is making environmental magic by turning the leftovers from your morning espresso into fresh food.
  • Talent time: Mt Barker has proven it is home to some serious talent with local performers taking home a number of awards at the recent inaugural Ink Pot Arts Talent in the Hills competition.
  • Keep left: Drivers who fail to keep left on the South Eastern Freeway can expect to be targeted by police after a new campaign put the road rule in the spotlight last Thursday.
  • Mysterious prints: A Hills farmer will sleep a little easier knowing the 11cm paw prints found on his property last Wednesday probably weren’t left by a big cat lurking in the shadows of his Lobethal flower fields.

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