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I am enjoying serving as your Mayor and working together to achieve community and regional goals.
Encourage and support the introduction of a Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) in order to engage young people in Council and Community affairs
Support the introduction of Pedestrian (Zebra) Crossings as a road safety measure as a means for pedestrians to safely cross mains streets or roads in our towns where required.
2/3 Official Opening RV Dump Point Kapunda Harness Racing Club
3/3 Media Interview Barossa Leader
4/3 Funeral Mr Brian Reichstein Freeling
5/3 Kapunda High School Prefect & School Council Induction Ceremony
5/3 Heritage Policy Review Working Group Meeting Freeling
5/3 Infrastructure & Regulatory Services Meeting
8/3 Gawler Harness Racing Club Gawler Cup Meeting Globe Derby Park
11/3 Meeting Community Development Officer Re Eye Health Program
16/3 Official Opening Food Luddite Kitchen Studio Greenock
18/3 Site Inspection Retirement Village Moonta
18/3 Audit Committee Meeting
18/3 Site Meeting Flooding- Old Anlaby Road
18/3 Council Workshop Shared Services - Dutton Park Complex
20/3 Meeting Genesse - Wyoming Australia Adelaide
20/3 Site Meeting Sir John Franklin Hotel Development
21/3 Citizenship Ceremony Council Chambers
25/3 Pre-Council Meeting Mayor, Deputy Mayor,CEO, GM's & Committee Chairs
25/3 Council meeting
Most would be aware construction is currently taking place of four major Town Entrance Statements located on the side of State Roads near the town entrances. This project is being undertaken by members of the Kapunda & Light Tourism Association and funded by that Association's fundraising efforts along with contributions from many generous sponsors and is supported by Light Regional Council. It should also be noted a number of Kapunda High School Students, local tradesmen and other volunteers have made (and continue to make) a major contribution to this project. I am informed by project manager Chez Gue, all four structures along with the lighting and surrounds could be completed by the end of November this year.
I am sure most would agree, the stone wall, wrought iron arch and chimney structures are relevant and compliment "Map The Miner" located on southern entrance to Kapunda, Australia's oldest mining town and its mining history.
I would take this opportunity also to commend and sincerely thank all those involved in this amazing project which clearly demonstrates the spirit of the town is very much alive. If you agree with this it would be appreciated if you could spread this positive message among all your friends.....Mayor Bill
KAPUNDA BOWLING CLUB SEASON OPENING
Sunday 29th September 2013
President Geoff, Federal Member for Wakefield Nick Champion MP, Ladies and Gentlemen. I extend to you a warm welcome and thank you for the kind invitation to join you today and to officially open the Kapunda Bowling Club's 2013 - 2014 season, it is indeed an honour and very nice to be among so many friends.
The Kapunda Bowling Club exists to promote and enjoy the game of bowls at all levels and has a long and proud history dating back over 100 years. The Club celebrated it's Centenary in 2010, it's interesting to note that although the Kapunda Bowling Club was only established in1910, other records indicate that the first game of bowls played in South Australia was played at Kapunda in 1876. Another first for our great town....
The Kapunda Bowling Club can claim to be one of the oldest surviving Bowling Clubs in the State history. Clear evidence of the Club's long and proud history is contained on the very impressive Honour Board on the walls of the club rooms that features the names of all past Presidents which include Sir Sidney Kidman, Committee members and previous Club Champions. This acknowledgement is an important reminder of the commitment and performance of both past and present members.
The excellent facilities members and visitors enjoy today are no doubt a result of the hard work and outstanding dedication and the contribution made by many Club Members over a long period, giving freely of their time to establish the Bowling Greens and the well appointed Club Rooms that all Club Members and the community continue to enjoy, and which remain an important element of Kapunda's sporting and social fabric.
It is pleasing to note the Kapunda Bowling Club has a current membership of over 80 members and has experienced reasonable growth when evidence suggests many sporting and recreational clubs are in decline. Over recent years, the Club has introduced Night Bowls and Social Bowls on Wednesdays and have continued to improve the amenities.
The Greens and Club Rooms are certainly a credit to all concerned and I commend all those active Club Members who continue to give freely of their time in maintaining this excellent facility.
In terms of the future, The Kapunda Bowling Club Committee has produced a Business Plan that provides a framework for the strategic direction, sustainability and financial stability of the club into the future. It contains an exciting proposal to construct a new covered "Bowls Stadium" within the Dutton Park Sporting Complex.
This concept has a long history and it is pleasing to see that Planning approval from Council and negotiations with the Dutton Park Management Committee to relocate the Club to Dutton Park are well advanced. Members would be aware, it is proposed to construct an all weather bowls stadium in order for bowls to be played all year round.
There are only two other similar facilities in SA being at Wallaroo and Mt Barker. The establishment of such a versatile, all weather facility would greatly enhance Kapunda's sporting options and would be a major drawcard for bowlers from all over the State.
As a result of this bold move, the Kapunda Bowling Club would be purchased by Council and plans, although not formally adopted, are to retain the building and construct around 10 – 12 retirement units on the greens.
It is seen as important to retain the Club Rooms which will become a valuable community asset for the future and a lasting legacy for all the hard work put in by club members.
It is certainly an exciting future ahead and I commend the Kapunda Bowling Club Committee for their foresight and total commitment. I certainly look forward to assisting the Project Committee as a conduit to Council, and in meeting the projects key objectives along with this transition whereever possible. It would be my greatest pleasure to be invited next season to open the new facility at Dutton Park. Who knows this could well be a reality by then....
I trust you will all continue to enjoy the fellowship and a healthy competition throughout the coming season and now declare the 2013 – 2014 Kapunda Bowling Season open ...............I thank you all for listening
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