In The Courier this week
After an exhausting Saturday morning spent getting into costume, having her face painted and taking her place on the float, one little pageant participant found it all too much by 11.30am. Despite the noise of brass bands and the cheering, she drifted off to wherever it is little mermaids go in Mum’s arms. What she missed was a hugely successful Mt Barker Pageant. Never mind, there’s always next year! More pictures pages 14-15.
Council slams bushfire plan
A parliamentary report recommending the mandatory registration of a bushfire action plan for every Hills household with councils has been condemned by the Adelaide Hills Council.
Mayor Bill Spragg said the recommendation from the State Parliament’s Natural Resources Committee was impractical and created an “unacceptable risk for councils”.
He said under the plan his council would have to process 18,000 action plans given the district has 533sq km rated as high bushfire risk and the remainder rated medium.
“It would be impractical for council to become involved in registering and monitoring each bushfire action plan,” he said.
Also in this week’s issue
- Cameras damaged: The new speed cameras on the freeway were damaged by vandals last week.
- Concert venue: A multi-million dollar 150-seat concert hall will be built at Ngeringa Farm in Mt Barker to provide a new home for chamber music in the Hills.
- Hoot! gets boot: The HOOT! Adelaide Hills Jazz Festival will not return in 2014 as the Mt Barker Council re-evaluates the future of the popular event.
- Freeway slow: Motorists are experiencing significant delays on the freeway down track as resurfacing works continue.
- Calendar girl: The Mt Barker Council’s 2014 calendar is of special significance to 87-year-old Mt Barker resident Bernice Pursche.
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