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ECBAT News #66.

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Lots of Events this month helping boost local spirits, the economy, and tourism profile .
Above Photo: Community Festival Of Quilters Care & Prayer Quilting display in the St John's Lutheran Church Eudunda 29-30 June 2019
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Correction: in the previous newsletter #63 The article about the Mt Mary Hall, the hall has incorrectly been named, it should be the 'Mount Mary Citizens Hall'.
  • Enterprising Young Eudunda Farmer Wins State Young Rural Ambassador Award
  • Massive Tourism Month
  • Rally Action at Eudunda With Walky 100
  • Community Festival Of Quilters Care & Prayer
  • The 24 Hour Reliability Trial - Eudunda
  • Antiques Valuation Day with John Foumakis - 27th July 2019
  • Eudunda Community, Business & Tourism AGM 30th July 2019
  • Yack ‘n’ Snack 2019 @ Bower – 31st July 2019
  • Eudunda Postie Retires After 35 Years with Australia Post
  • EUDUNDA SHOW REVS IT UP WITH NEW COMPS AND ENTERTAINMENT
  • Rev It Up Racing FREE For Eudunda Show
  • NEW Merino Ewe Hogget Comp At Eudunda Show
  • The STARCLUB Program Helps A Diverse Range Of Clubs, Groups & Associations
  • Local Housing for Rental Accommodation or Billets
  • Lutheran Worship Programme August – September 2019
  • Enhanced Trail Plans For Cycling & Multi-Use For Eudunda to Robertstown
  • Cyclists Get a Taste of the Lavender Federation Trail - Robertstown to Eudunda 
  • Read About The Lavender Trail And More In The Latest Footsteps Newsletter
  • Newsagency Changes Trading Hours
  • Next Trash & Treasure Produce Market – 3rd August
  • Firey Women Bushfire Safety Workshops across South Australia
  • Comment: Bye Bye Levi - comment to Council by the 31st July
  • TRUCKIES SAY: WE NEED SPACE TO KEEP YOU SAFE
  • Learner Driver Testing Shutdown at Gawler Without Consultation
  • South Australian Guide for  Drought Assistance June 2019
  • Private Dam Safety - Department for Environment & Water
  • For Sale – 2005 Mitsubishi Magna Auto Wagon
  • Spring Into Burra Open Gardens & Spring Expo
  • Regional Council of Goyder Pictorial Calendar 2019-2020
  • Goyder Waste & Recycling Calendar 2019-20
  • What's Happening in Goyder - Council Newsletter
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Enterprising Young Eudunda Farmer Wins State Young Rural Ambassador Award

Garry Schutz, farmer from Eudunda, has been named South Australia’s Young Rural Ambassador for 2019.


Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone, who crowned the winner at the award event, acknowledged the nominees for their passionate work in supporting their local shows.

“Regional South Australia is home to so many passionate and talented young people who are achieving amazing things, I’m sure selecting a winner has been no easy task. I congratulate all finalists on their accomplishments and look forward to seeing what they achieve next. These young people are future leaders in their regional communities".said Minister Whetstone.

Garry Schutz said he was thrilled to be named Young Rural Ambassador Award for 2019.

“I feel over the moon to have won the state final and feel very lucky as the other candidates were all very worthy and congratulate them,” Mr Schutz said.

“Along with my family I have been very involved with the Eudunda Show helping out wherever I can and being an exhibitor growing up. I have assisted with the shearing competition and this year as a show committee member helped start the Merino Hogget competition.”

THE EUDUNDA SHOW COMMITTEE CONGRATULATE GARRY FOR HIS WIN!

READ THE FULL STORY ON EUDUNDA SHOW WEBSITE

Massive Tourism Month

June & July have proved to be great months for Events & Tourism

Rally Action at Eudunda With Walky 100

The 35th Anniversary 2019 Copyworld Walky 100 Excelled

Round 2 of the 2019 South Australian Rally Championship held on the 29th June stood up to it's tradition of testing conditions, with the regions first good rain finally keeping some of the dust down.

Race Director & Clerk of the Course Jake Alker was really pleased with the way the event went and how the community have embraced it. He wished to thank everyone who supported the event, including the local Council, Organisations and Land Owners adjacent to the trial route.

The Spectator and Competitor Hub was based at the Eudunda Oval, making access to facilities easy for all. The Rally itself is based around the Eudunda District, having exciting timed road sections marked off so high speeds expected of a State Rally championship can be achieved to test both driver and navigator. Teams did not disappoint those who braved the cold to go to the designated spectator points.

Photo: Eudunda Show Treasurer Helen Schiller having a joke with a friend at the Copyworld Walky 100

The Eudunda Show Committee was very pleased to be able to support the event with catering, and the Walky has become an important component of the committees fundraising for the show to be held on the 10th Nov this year.

The Show Committee wish to thank those that came and helped with setup and catering and also the Walky Organisers for thier cooperation in helping them provide food and drinks to everyone from the rally crews to visitors and locals coming to support the event. 

Photo: This one should be worth more than "Gold" as Budgie is the master of dogding photos, here volunteering to pose with friends and SAAS Volunteers Judy Partington & Nicki Hann.

In the evening the Eudunda Show Hall was filled with great entertainment by locals Kat Partington and Digger (Trevor Rowlald) making this a very special night for everyone to remember.

Results: 
First Outright Zayne Admiraal & Matthew Heywood    Car 3   P5  Subaru WRX 2001
Second Outright Declan Dwyer & Craig Adams    Car 2   P6  Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI 1999
Third Outright Jamie Pohlner & Ken Moore    Car 7   P5  Subaru WRX 2004

 

FOR FULL RESULTS CLICK HERE


Top Photo: Winner 1st Class P4/P3/P2 Damian Reed & Dale Neighbour - Car 28 - P4 Nissan Silvia S13 1990 about to leave main Control at the start of the event

 

Community Festival Of Quilters Care & Prayer

Quilts Join Region's Residents in Comfort And Hope For The Future

A very special weekend 29th – 30th June had been planned as a way of supporting the local community who have been suffering quietly from drought conditions. In fact the event was aided by the Regional Council of Goyder Drought communities Extension Programme Fund.

Organiser Margaret Doecke and crew were 'blown away' by the response from many regions of South Australia and locally who had lent quilts for the display. A big weekend was planned, with Saturday being the quilts on display, being draped over the pews in the St John's Lutheran Church at Eudunda and an afternoon tea, where a gold coin donation had proceeds going to the SACWA Emergency Aid Fund.


Sunday was an Ecumenical Care and Prayer Service lead by Pastor Joshua Muller and Mr Andrew Partington. The service was well attended and completely unique, as everyone was blessed to be sitting on lovely soft quilts of every colour and design imaginable.

Margaret DoeckeMargaret told everyone during the Church service how they were overwhelmed by the response of quilts to display and with over 400 coming to share the volunteers who helped set up had to make the decision to fold them in half so they could fit them all in to the Church and show them off. People were asked to sit on the quilts and were encouraged to wrap themselves in them, after all that is what they are meant to do, give warmth, support and comfort. Where-ever you looked there were quilts adorning seats, railings and walls, and even the narthex was filled with quilts too and some people even came dressed in various patchwork quilting garments.

The Lutheran School Choir performed, as did Polly Minge & Pastor Josh Muller and there were other sessions including a dialog between Andrew Partington and John Neal telling of plans on further community care coming to the district.

After the service, most people adjourned to the Eudunda District Hall where a lovely spread of free food and sweets was put on by the Eudunda Hall and Catering Committee for everyone to enjoy, again thanks to the drought funding and everyone who supported the event in some way.

A big congratulations must go to Margaret Doecke and her team. See another image in the heading of this newsletter.

 
Photo: First bike away is sidecar #1 of Mark Launer / Tyson Rohrlach who were the 2018 Open Sidecar winners. They have the honour of being the first away for 2019. They are in Class C on a KTM WHT 570 and belong to the Keyneton MCC. Photo: Peter Herriman
 

The 24 Hour Reliability Trial - Eudunda

Round 4 South Australian Reliability Trials Championship Series with local riders competing against those from Interstate and England.


Eudunda's biggest 'bi-annual' event is the 24 Hour Trial, and this year it happened over the weekend of the 13th & 14th July 2019. It is a massive event, bringing between 10 and 15 thousand people to the area over the weekend and is also a major fundraiser for the local community organisation and good for local tourism businesses too. 

Main Control at the Eudunda Oval was a hive of activity in the morning, with the focus of the event moved slightly over, based around the Eudunda Show Hall where you could buy food and drinks and 24hr merchandise and the Swimming Pool Complex which became Admin for the 24hr, while the normally used Eudunda Sporting Clubrooms is being rebuilt. Thankfully the 24 Hour Organising Committee plans worked out and the new location worked really well. For photographer and announcers it was actually an improvement, with no talk of 'mud wrestling' this year. Another challenge was the fact that the Eudunda Roadhouse is currently closed so thanks to  SSkids Tyres & Mechanical for stepped up for the event and opened longer hours.


Rider Briefing in the Eudunda Show Hall prior to the 24 Hour 2019 Photo: Peter Herriman

At 11:01 on Saturday, Main Control at the Eudunda Oval the first of the Sidecar riders and his passenger on bike #1 of Mark Launer / Tyson Rohrlach were sent on thier way by guest announcer Jason O'Hallaron who kept the atmosphere alive for nearly 3 hours as all the riders were leaving in one minute intervals.

Many regular 24 hour followers wondered how long it would be before "Crasher" (Shane Schiller) came out of retirement (from riding the 24hr), and they didn't have long to wait. He did it in 2019 for a good and noble cause, as the Welsh sidecar rider meant to ride here, had broken his leg in the Championships back home the week before and that left  swinger James Ferguson without a pilot. It probably did not take too much to prompt Crasher to have another go, and without any real practice or training to get used to the bike and each other, the team have come a very credible 2nd Place in the Open Sidecar class (Provisional), which certainly deserves applause.


Open Sidecar #6 - Shane Schiller / James Ferguson - Main Control Lap 1 - Starts the 24hr 2019

People come to the 24 Hour for many reasons, they come to compete as one of the 29 Open Sidecar outfits or the 108 Open Solo riders or 16 Rally riders. The riders families, from the oldest , great grandpa to babies only weeks old (who we have met - and they brag they have been going to the 24hr for 35 years now when they 35 years old), to friends and thier friends who come to support them too. There are the officials and to run a major event such as the 24hr there are many to help with 24 controls and 3 fuel dumps to manage. There are those who just love bikes and come along to spectate and cheer on the riders, it was also great to see many of our local residents turn out to see the riders off, some having done so for as long as the trial has been in the area.

Photo: Well you can see what the riders were talking about when they said 'Rocks'
Sidecar #18 - Zak Smith / Samantha Baxter on Lap 1 Control 9 by Gawler MCC Photo: Luke Herriman


The Organising Committee do a marvelous job of keeping everything in order, under the watchful eye of the Motorcycling Australia Stewards. Within the well sort after souvenir programme you gain a sense of some of the immensity of the organisation with the list of 35 officials or departments, but behinds some of those names such as "Communication" is another organisation in itself, the Australian Citizen Radio Monitors (ACRM) who send radio operators and equipment to the far flung controls spread around the 174 km track to keep the organisation informed for rider safety and comms. Congratulations to ACRM who have been volunteering at the event for 36 years this year.

The 24 Hour is formatted into 4 laps of 6 hours each, and controls will usually find they have three hours of a busy period as the riders come through, but in bad weather conditions this can be a lot longer if riders get behind time. they then wait for the next lap, so time to rest, eat or chat


Open Solo #66 - Sean Throup Expert 'A' Class rider pushing on in Lap 1 Control 9 by the Gawler MCC during the 24 Hour Trial 2019 Photo by Luke Herriman. Sean is the Provisional Outright Winner for Open Solo 2019.

Twenty Four Controls are spread across the country side at critical locations to become "in" and "Out" strict timing sections where the competitor is tested in tough conditions against the time. Between each of these timed sections riders have "transport" sections usually on public roads which are not timed and riders do not have to speed. The controls themselves vary in many ways, all the way from a few friends getting together to run a control through to the large motorcycle clubs who do things in a big way, bringing in lots of equipment and often hundreds of people.


Open Solo #59 - Riley Graham Expert 'A' Class  and winner of the 24 Hour in 2018 at Start Lap 3 Control MAIN out - Blackwell - 24 Hour Trial 2019. Current Provisional Result places Riley in second place.

The big club controls often get placed where the spectator points are as they have more people to control the area. The location of the course and the controls is "Top Secret" until the event is run. The location of some controls can be very trying weather wise, especially ones on top of the range as the wind can be very swift (OK - let's be realistic here - "Gale force" is more like it and it can bite to the bone. These conditions are what the control keepers and spectators may feel, especially at night when it becomes even colder. Bonfires are all the rage, and for marshals, photographers and visitors, they are the first port of call on a visit to the control. The riders, some huddle to the fire, but others don't seem to mind, as these days they seem to have better clothing and equipment. The riders don't even mind if it gets a bit wet, it makes the ride softer and less dust out bush. they got thier wish this year (although it is not a drought breaker for the farmers it has been a help).


Open Solo #70 - Zack Tremaine - Lap 1 Control 9 at Gawler MCC Photo: Luke Herriman

24 Hours after riders left at the start, they returned back to MAIN for the last time. Not all of them! Some have succumbed to the harshness of the environment, some to mechanical or electrical failures and thankfully only a couple to crashes that hurt.

Some years the environment is very harsh and the event has seen over half the entrants sidelined, although one year it was near 2/3rd of the field. This year was a good year and the DNF list was way down, with only 9 sidecars and 23 Open Solos and 2 Rally on that dreaded list.


Open Solo #46 - Rhys Jenke - Lap 1 Control 9 - Gawler MCC, Rhys went on to finish his first full 24hr Trial,

Some bikes were mildly muddy, some with some scrapes and scratches, some with makeshift items as riders engineered a way to get home in this "Reliability Trial" where they would be docked points if an item was missing or not working. Cable ties are one of the riders best friends in many situations, they can make the difference on the rider's ability to get home. Strangely, this year a fair few struggled with lighting issues, some of them making the entry have to pull out, for others, especially one elite 'A' Grade Expert local rider we spoke to, he was lucky enough to be able to keep going, to finish, perhaps not at the level he had hoped, but still a very credible position, and with the aim of most riders of the 24 Hour Reliability Trial - is 'just to finish'. It is still that big an achievement!

As riders came in they were asked how thier 24 hours went. Most were ecstatic that they had finished, a couple wanted to do another lap (but no more that that). There were lots of comments that this year was one about "Rocks", and thankfully there had been just enough rain to keep the dust down. The region is still in drought conditions, and it was expected there may have been dust problems for the bikes, so the rain came at just the right time.

Open Solo #117 - Ryan Vanstone - Lap 4 Control 25 - FINISH - Blackwell Plumb & Gas Control - 24 Hour Trial 2019

All the riders were thankful to the Organising Committee, Track planners for a great layout, the control keepers, the farmers for allowing them to ride there, thier families and thier sponsors and everyone who helped.

Australia's Ultimate Reliability Test - once again a great success!!!
 

Provisional results available at the moment, Congratulations to 
  • 1st - Open Sidecar: bike #2 Max Hutchesson / Sam Hutchesson (Class C)
  • 1st - Open Solo:  bike #66 Sean Throup (Class A)

with Final Results to be released midnight on Friday 27th July.

24 Hour Trial Website

Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery

Antiques Valuation Day with John Foumakis - 27th July 2019

The Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery has had continued success with hosting the Antiques Valuation Days with John Foumakis and are proud to present the fourth such event at the Gallery.

People are travelling serious distances to find out the history and value of their items.
Some surprising ones have been a 200 year old German mantel clock, a silver plaque on the bottom of a bottle bought in had John value it around $3,000 and then there are other items sold as antiques which turn out to be cheap copies. For those who don't have anything worth looking at, you can still come - just for the entertainment or could we say "education".

You won't know unless you bring it in and show John.
 

THANK YOU MAGIC 105.9 RADIO

Thanks Radio 105.9 for giving our event some coverage on line

CHECK OUT THE ARTICLE HERE

Eudunda Community, Business & Tourism AGM

30th July 2019 7pm – Eudunda RSL Rooms
ALL WELCOME – to this public meeting – followed by a light supper,

Show you care, come along and join in or just listen.
Throughout the year ECBAT are active in supporting or running events, why not help your community
Volunteer to help!
Nominations for a position on the Committee are available – please contact ECBAT, you can also nominate on the night.
Five people to be elected to represent the Community,
Five business owners/operators to represent the business sector.
ECBAT Committee meeting continued after the AGM and light supper.
You are welcome to stay for that meeting as well if you like.

See what ECBAT has been doing lately on the website

Yack ‘n’ Snack 2019 @ Bower – 31st July 2019

Eudunda Postie Retires After 35 Years with Australia Post

C.J. Served Eudunda For 26 yrs as Postie, Introduces New Postie 

The plan was for Colin Jenke known as C.J. to most, to hand over the job to his replacement Clark Thiele on the 1st July. Clark was to have several weeks on the round to get used to the intricacies of the job.

Photo L-R: New Postie Clark Thiele readies to take on deliveries from Old Postie Colin Jenke (CJ).

CJ did indeed finish as Postie on the 30th June 2019, marking 26 years as Eudunda's Postie, but he made it much more difficult for himself, unable to ride that last week due to injury, much to everyone's surprise from a fall, not off the bike, but on foot.

Colin summed up 35 years,
"I started in November 1984 behind the counter, then doing 9 months in Angaston in 1992. Another 9 months on the bike in Berri, when this job became available in Eudunda on the bike, it was Easter time 1993.

"So that would be 35 yrs with Australia Post. And 26 yrs as Eudunda's postie."

A nice BBQ get together of friends and family put on by the Eudunda Community Hub and Shed members was held to celebrate the occasion.


A special cake made and decorated by Coral Jenke really set the occasion of Colin finishing as the Postie,
and a 'tongue in cheek' look at some of the bizarre addresses that they have often had to decipher.


Ruth Colben spoke on behalf of everyone, telling the story of Colin's friendly greeting to her when she first arrived to live in Eudunda, and of his great knowledge of what was happening in the town and his friendship and care he gave to all those in the town. C.J. Gave some comical examples in reply.

C.J will now work full time, at what had been his 'part time' job for many years, as a draftsman working for Reimann Manufacturing Pty Ltd, on Industry Road Eudunda. We wish him all the best in the new position.

Ed: As a further comment. It is so good to hear that community minded people like C.J. are able to continue living in the district, and find work within it. Eudunda is lucky to have three major engineering firms in the town.

Top Photo: Colin's brothers Brian Jenke (L) & David Jenke with Colin, and in the foreground another well known "Retired Postie" Peter Dunn who came back especially to help celebrate the occasion.

 

EUDUNDA SHOW REVS IT UP WITH NEW COMPETITIONS AND ENTERTAINMENT

Rev It Up Racing FREE For Eudunda Show

NEW Merino Ewe Hogget Comp At Eudunda Show

 

Keep your eyes open to the Eudunda Show Website for more updates.
MORE NEWS on the website.

The STARCLUB Program Helps

A Diverse Range Of Clubs, Groups & Associations

Here are a few examples - why not inquire?


CHECK OUT THE UPCOMING COURSES - JUNE - SEPTEMBER 2019

 

Local Housing for Rental Accom-modation or Billets

Wanted Up to 2 Years Duration To House Labour for Solar & Other Regional Projects

To register your interest contact
Mel Zerner (Who is assisting Goyder Council)
Mobile 0418 852 353

 

UPDATE: 4 WORKMEN - FOUND 6 MONTHS ACCOMODATION.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW MORE?
Contact: Mel  0418 852 353

Lutheran Worship Programme August – September 2019


Thanks to Janice at the Eudunda Robertstown Lutheran Parish for sending us the latest ‘Worship Program’ This one is for Worship Programme June – July 2019.
Available as a download on the Eudunda Web Portal.

Enhanced Trail Plans For Cycling & Multi-Use For Eudunda to Robertstown

Plans are currently being developed to gain access to the Eudunda to Hampden Railway Line with the intention of creating a Multi-use trail for that section. At the present time this section of the old railway line is used by walkers of the Lavender Federation Trail to get safely and conveniently in and out of Eudunda on the North side of the township. The trail has some great views and is a nice walk. The current agreement is that walkers must stick along the fence line.

The community, through the Eudunda Community, Business and Tourism Ass. (ECBAT) is working with the South Australian Recreation Trails Inc (SARTI), and a National Cycling Club, the Uncool Cycling Club, and Rail Trails Australia  to expand on the rail trail use by using the actual trail where the ballast lies. It would make that section much easier to use, much more logical, and will be needed if cycling and strollers are to access the trail.


The disused Eudunda to Hampden Railway Line - begging to be used as a Multiuse Trail

Use of the ballast area would not only mean greater use of the trail but make way for some great new multi purpose loop trails in the area, with three different distances that should appeal to different strengths. This in turn would improve the economic benefit of the local towns, Eudunda, Point Pass and Robertstown and the possibility to create new tourism opportunities as well.
 

Cyclists Get a Taste of the Lavender Federation Trail - Robertstown to Eudunda And They Love It!

Not to be deterred from the lack of access to the Rail Trail itself Uncool Cycling Club's, Helen Dominish editor and passionate cyclist leader organised a group of 14 cyclists to ride the Robertstown to Eudunda section of the lavender Federation Trail - unfortunately having to bypass the railway section of the trail. The cyclists were very happy with the the experience of fantastic scenery, good back roads, a nice distance and great company. Of course they really appreciated that at the end of the trip they could stop at the Eudunda Bakery. Helen is second from the left, and you might even see George Adams (SARTI) 6th from left in the photo.
Everyone was full of praise for the ride, and looking forward to seeing the Rail section available to ride.
After the ride Helen praised the view,

"That Scenic Road really is out of this world, especially for a cyclist."
 

Read About The Lavender Trail And More

In The Latest Footsteps Newsletter

The Mid North at Waterloo, Eudunda and Robertstown get important coverage in the latest edition of the South Australian Recreation Trails Inc (SARTI) newsletter called "Footsteps"

CHECK IT OUT HERE

It comes out 4 times a year always full of news. You can subscribe in the newsletter if you like.
 

Newsagency Changes Trading Hours

Kristy wanted to let people know they are currently shut on Tuesdays.

Mon - 8am to 5:30pm
Tue - Closed
Wed - 8am to 5:30pm
Thu - 8am to 5:30pm
Fri  - 8am to 5:30pm
Sat  - 8:30am to 12:30pm
Sun - Closed
As they are a young family, with children they also hope that people will understand that there may be times during the school term where the shop may shut for a short period when they do pick up/ drop off from school.
On closure days; Advertisers are available from Foodland.
Lotteries are available from Kapunda or by visiting thelott.com website, and they wlsh to say there are alternative trading hours during school holiday periods.

Kristy & Richard have a great shop, including giftware - so please 'shop local' and keep our shops and services in the Town.

Eudunda Community Hub & Shed

The Next Trash & Treasure Produce Market – 3rd August

Firey Women Bushfire Safety Workshops

across South Australia

The CFS are currently organising our winter series of Firey Women Bushfire Safety Workshops across South Australia.

Are you, or any women you know, interested in becoming a Firey Woman?


The CFS has developed this unique award winning workshop which is designed to provide women with a comforting setting to learn new skills; all with the aim of helping women to protect their families and livelihoods.

Like all CFS programs, it is a FREE workshop. Whether you plan to leave early, or stay and actively defend or find yourself unexpectedly unable to leave for whatever reason, the Firey Women workshop can help you prepare.
 

READ THE INVITATION TO JOIN HERE

Comment: Bye Bye Levi 

Unless you feel passionate enough to comment to Council by the 31st July this is thier plan.


How sad it would be to see our Southern most water reserve, nature area relinquished by the Regional Council of Goyder. What will become of it?

Has it been neglected for so long that people have forgotten what a beautiful place it was. Could it be restored to it's natural state? Could it be managed properly and at what cost?




Photo above: Levi Creek Reserve in good times (before it was neglected).

The area has for many generations of residents and tourists alike, been a place to go locally to be able to enjoy the land, scrub and water pools. When not in drought, it had given many youngsters the experience of catching thier first 'Yabbies", it has been a place to camp, walk in the bush and feel back to nature and look for fossils. It is indeed 'right on our back door and out of sight'. (and therein lies some of the issues).

That Council claims it "does not have the resources to manage the land to ensure all activity is undertaken thereon in a lawful, safe and environmentally appropriate manner", 

Would the community be prepared to ask how much effort and funds has been put into managing and developing this reserve over the time that the Regional Council of Goyder has been managing the area? how does this compare with the amount spent on a similar area such as Worlds End Gorge? 

Sadly it would appear that there has been very little information come forward as to how the Council has attempted to manage the area and what costs are involved. It is sad to see that the first most people will hear about the issues is from the above advertisement in the Council Newsletter. There does not appear to have been any community consultation.

Levi Creek Reserve should be considered a community asset as much as is World's End Gorge. It might not be as spectacular and certainly not as loved and looked after as currently the Gorge is, but is that a decision based on distance, of 'out of sight'?

In trying not to be just a passionate 'knee jerk reaction' it should be acknowledged that there are management issues out there, which have been ongoing for many years, and that Council has attempted to do some management in the area in previous times. Some who watched shook their heads at these attempts, doubting thier value. At times there has been problems in early years at World's End Gorge too, but certainly as it is further from the city it has not suffered quite as much in recent times, and this may well be due to better management in recent times.

At Levi there are issues with some of those that currently do use the reserve, and do not respect it, doing unlawful things, driving/riding unregistered vehicles, even apparently firearms issues, so there are definite issues there. It should be recognised that Levi is not the only place this happens in our region. Perhaps it is time that the whole community become active in campaigning for more resources to prevent some of this lawlessness.

How sad has it come to this happening to such an extent that the Council feel they cannot risk maintaining the area any longer. 

Possibly the saddest words in the Council advert are:-
"Council has no use for the land" 

What a sad thing to say! When the Council is supposed to be looking after our community resources, about one of OUR LOCAL natural resources - one of our historic water and recreation reserves, it does have a use, it does need work to manage it, Will you the people care to tell our Council so.

Additional comment: A post on Facebook (sadly had to be put in the 'For Sale in Eudunda' which still seems to be the place to get attention - it would be better if the discussion was to go to the Facebook EudundaForum page).

Anyway there has been some good discussion going on, feedback from local farmer, councillor and local residents. There is the hope that people will submit ideas or protests (or not) to the Council, and the hope is they will then lead community consultation which will lead to a resolution of some sort.

IT IS UP TO PEOPLE TO SUBMIT THEIR THOUGHTS TO COUNCIL BY THE 31ST JULY, WILL YOU?

TRUCKIES SAY: WE NEED SPACE TO KEEP YOU SAFE

The South Australian Road Transport Association (SARTA) ask that you check out these good road safety videos from the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) about:- 

Cars sharing the road safely with trucks, these videos explain how to be safe around trucks.

SARTA ask you to "SPREAD THESE AROUND FOLKS."
 

Check out the Videos on the NHVR website

Learner Driver Testing Shutdown at Gawler Without Consultation

An article in the Barossa Herald tells of the disappointment of country people, over the closure of the Vehicle On Road Test (VORT) at Gawler. This will have an extra burden on country people and includes those in the Mid North and Eudunda and Robertstown districts, who will all have to travel further to Elizabeth being the next closest. Much of the anger is that there was no consultation prior to the decision and hardship to country people.

READ THE ARTICLE IN THE HERALD ONLINE 

South Australian Guide for  Drought Assistance

June 2019

Although there is green in hills and on some plains, the drought is not over yet, in fact there is a long way to go, and so far there has only been moderate rainfalls in most places.

Farmers, seek help, bot mentally, physically and financially for you and your family
Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) has pooled together a list of resources to make it less stressful to find help. Check it out on the link below.

South Australian Guide for Drought Assistance June 2019

Private Dam Safety - Department for Environment & Water

It might seem strange to think about Dam Safety when many dams are dry, but it is apparently the best time to check your dam. 
Did you know landholders are legally responsible to keep their dams structurally sound and are accountable for any damage caused if their dams fail? Watch this video to learn more about some simple steps you can take to make sure your dam is safe. This information was sourced from Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling Basin SAMDB.

For Sale – 2005 Mitsubishi Magna Auto Wagon

2005 Mitsubishi Magna Wagon Registered till late October 2019
$2000 O.N.O. For any enquires phone 0402 019 080

At present the car can be viewed at Eudunda or Gawler. Automatic transmission with approx 263 thousand kilometers on odometer, interior in good condition, exterior reasonable, some paint weathering, one scrape on left hand side door - under trim, cosmetic.  Good Tyres, Towbar & Roof Rack. Well worth an inspection.

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Regional Council of Goyder Pictorial Calendar 2019-2020

Featuring great scenes of the region by local photographers.

Congratulations to all the photographers who have had thier photo published in this years calendar.

The Calendar is now available from Council offices and agencies or contact the Burra Council office on 8892 0100 and a copy can be sent out to you.

Goyder Waste & Recycling Calendar 2019-20

Download from Council Website


The PDF has more info about what you can recycle, which bin is which?

What's Happening in Goyder

Latest News from the Goyder Region with Council Newsletter

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Community Calendar - July 2019 - Sept 2019

Click on the links to go to the Southern Goyder Community Calendar to see more about the event

YOU CAN SUBMIT YOUR EVENT ON HERE - ITS FREE

PLEASE LET US KNOW ABOUT YOUR COMMUNITY EVENT

To find out more go to the Southern Goyder Community Calendar website
Other Resources

Did you know that the region has several website resources for you to use?
eudunda.net and calendar.eudunda.netFacebook  and Twitter

Our Sources

These news items have been collected ('mashup') from the Eudunda Web Portal, the Southern Goyder Community Calendar, various Websites, Facebook pages and Twitter feeds and some email sources from various organisations, kind enough to send information. Oh! and sometimes good old hard copy from Newspapers give inspiration too for reports too. Thank you to all sources.

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