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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.
23/10 Media Interview ABC 639 Joe Sullivan Kapunda
24/10 Local Government Association Conference Adelaide
24/10 Local Government Association AGM Adelaide
28/10 Official Opening Roseworthy Equine Health & Performance Centre Roseworthy
28/10 Information Session Gawler Water Re-Use Scheme Kapunda
29/10 Media Interview Barossa Leader Newspaper
1/11 Media Interview Bunyip Newspaper
2/11 Official Opening JamFactory Seppeltsfield Winery by Premier Jay Weatherill
6/11 Infrastructure & Regulatory Services Committee Meeting
6/11 Media Interview Stephanie Konatar Leader Newspaper
8/11 Central Local Government Region Meeting Farrell Flat
8/11 Media Photo Shoot Kapunda
10/11 Dedication Ceremony Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders War Memorial Adelaide
11/11 Remembrance Day Ceremony Kapunda RSL
15/11 Wakefield Group Of Councils Meeting Clare
19/11 Media Interview Bunyip Press Elizabeth Henson
19/11 Audit Committee Meeting Kapunda
20/11 Meeting Barossa Council CEO 's- Mayors
20/11 Meeting Flow Fm Radio - CEO Kapunda
20/11 Public Hearing Gawler Belt DPA Hewett
21/11 Governance Advisory Panel Meeting Kapunda
22/11 Heritage Policy Review Working Party - Regional Tour
24/11 Council Christmas Celebration Freeling
24/11 Presentation Scouts 50th Anniversary Kapunda
25/11 Presentation Festival Trophy Kapunda Primary School
26/11 Pre-Council Meeting Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Committee Chairs, CEP & GM's
26/11 Council Meeting
Light Regional Council has released the Gawler Rivers Flood Prone Area Development Plan Amendment (DPA) for public exhibition from 10 October 2013 to 6 December 2013.
This proposed amendment will update both the development control measures and mapping applicable to areas of the Gawler Rivers affected by a 1 in 100 year flood event.
The areas identified as flood affected by the DPA are very similar to the current Gawler Rivers floodplain shown in the Councils Development Plan. However, minor amendments have been made where updated mapping identifies flooding risk in areas which have not previously been recognised. The mapping also updates current flood hazard categories to better represent the potential flood risks and impacts.
The DPA includes appropriate planning policies and mapping to achieve the following:
Re-structuring the Development Plan to reference policies applying to the areas of the Gawler Rivers floodplain within the Council Wide Section, and adapting current policy across the floodplain in its entirety;
The insertion of updated, and in some cases new, floodplain mapping within the Development Plan which has been prepared based upon the best flooding data currently available;
Updating the three (3) flood 'hazard categories' and associated policies to provide guidance as to the level of risk in each category, and to guide what forms of development can take place and where.
A copy of the DPA can be accessed for review via Council's website www.light.sa.gov.au.
Members of the community are invited to a public information session to be held at the Hewett Community Centre (Kingfisher Drive, Hewett) on Wednesday 27 November 2013 commencing at 7.00pm
A public hearing is scheduled for Thursday 12 December 2013 commencing at 7:30pm at the Hewett Community Centre (Kingfisher Drive, Hewett). Please note that the public hearing will not take place if no submissions from respondents indicate a desire to be heard. Further advice will be provided to respondents wishing to be heard regarding the arrangements for the public hearing in due course.
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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