Finding flood funding

City of Playford councillors are calling on the state government to urgently fund the Gawler River Stormwater Management Plan and Detail Design to help future proof the Gawler River catchment area from flooding. While COP councillor, Clint Marsh, praised the government for its funding announcement of $9 million late last year for stormwater management, he […]

Angle Vale school build half way there

A significant milestone in the construction of Angle Vale’s state-of-the-art birth to year 12 school has been met, with external structures and roofing for the new multi-million dollar educational facility now complete and internal works well under way. The new school, which was named Riverbanks College B-12 late last year, is one of four new […]

Taking down her shingle

Few believed horse vet Elizabeth Woolsey Herbert when, a year ago, she announced she would retire in 12 months’ time, for her 70th birthday. With that significant birthday coming soon, Elizabeth is indeed “taking down her shingle” on December 18, when her veterinary practice will close permanently. The “shingle” marking her home and veterinary practice […]

Planting at Tangari

The Two Wells Community Nursery may only be a little over 12 months old but the facility has contributed around 4000 native seedlings to the regions’ coastal program this year. A variety of grasses, shrubs, trees and ground covers have been planted with the help of volunteers at sites across the Adelaide Plains Council region, […]

Middle Beach flora corridor

A native flora corridor was planted on the outskirts of Middle Beach recently in a bid to provide shelter for local and migratory birdlife, lizards and small animals. Friends of Middle Beach Incorporated (FOMBI) led the project, with Adelaide Plains Council supporting and providing assistance through its coastal conservation officer, while volunteers from the Friends […]

New space for Dublin CFS

Long overdue improvements at the Dublin Country Fire Service headquarters are almost complete, with members keen to start putting the new space to good use. Dublin CFS brigade captain, Rosemary McDonnell, said the extension, which will cater specifically for women and ensure important firefighting equipment can be cleaned and stored safely, was in its final […]

Community Fund delivers $$$

Last month almost $17,000 was handed out to local Two Wells community groups in the third round of the Two Wells Community Fund. The fund – a joint initiative between Adelaide Plains Council and the Hickinbotham Group – allocated $16,909 to projects aimed at improving services, community involvement and participation, and small construction in the […]