The South Eastern Times : November 18th 2014
4 NEWS Timber tenders open PINE HARVEST: Wattle Range Council is looking at selling timber from its pine plantations. Council to harvest pine plantations TENDERS close this month for the harvesting and sale of timber from Wattle Range Council pine plantations. Firms are invited to bid for three separate tenders. The contract will cover the harvesting of the plantations, their re-establishment and the sale of the pine. The Local Government Procurement Service is handling the tender process and bids have to be submitted to its Adelaide offi ce by November 28. The proceeds are expected to provide a signifi cant boost to council. According to the 2014/15 budget, council is set to receive almost $700,000 from the sale of the timber and other sundry income, such as recouping legal fees. IN BRIEF Sporting club funds boosted A NEW Robe sporting club has received a $5000 council grant to help with its establishment. Robe District Council chief executive Roger Sweetman congratulated the group of off-road bicycle riders who have formed the Robe Mountain Bike Association. Mr Sweetman said the group aimed to establish off-road bike tracks and promote off-road riding in the district. “Council has provided a small grant to this association to assist them in preparing a master plan relating to off-road riding within the district,” Mr Sweetman said. “Council believes a master plan will assist in promoting a worthwhile recreational activity within the district and assist in the promotion of Robe as an off-road cycling destination.” In addition to providing the grant, the use of council-owned land and land under council’s care has been approved for the establishment of off-road trails for mountain bikes. If the use of land results in signifi cant environmental damage, approval may be withdrawn. Health committee retained A MILLICENT advisory committee has been retained after a review by the State Government. The Millicent and District Health Advisory Committee provides advice to Health Minister Jack Snelling. It comprises community members Brenton Dohnt, Nicole Altschwager, Barbara Smith, Kerryn Bennett, Nan Sapiatzer, Liz Rogers and Jeniene Davis. Barry Stoddart has represented Wattle Range Council in recent months while Glenn Brown is the representative of member for MacKillop Mitch Williams. Senior nurse Alice Brennan represents the 120 Millicent Hospital staff members on the committee, while Roz Brown attends meetings in her capacity as executive offi cer and director of nursing at the hospital. The position of medical practitioners’ representative has been unfi lled for several years. Safety group credited for service THE Wattle Range Road Safety Group was a semi-fi nalist in the annual South Australian Community Achievement Awards. Members of the group were recently presented with their certifi cate of merit by SELGA road safety offi cer Rob Forgan. Mr Forgan also nominated the group for the award as recognition of its service to the community since it was founded in Millicent in 1994. wraTTonbully race day Friday 21 november 2014 naracoorte racecourse Gates open 11.30am General admission $10pp For more information call Tammy Pretlove on 0438 622 271 4 NEWS Timber ten ording to the 2014/15 budget, coun- cil is set to re de P 658694 4 - The South Eastern Times, Tuesday, November 18, 2014 d www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au der Wat a n Wattl d n wi e !
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