The South Eastern Times : January 30th 2018
2 OPINION WITH the announcement of SA Best candidate Tracy Hill, the seat of MacKillop and more specifically Millicent and districts, are now placed in an interesting and powerful position. Over the past 16 years, Member for MacKillop Mitch Williams has had the unique distinction of increasing his primary vote at subsequent elections, culminating in a 65.1pc primary in 2014. In addition to growing dissatisfaction with the metro-centric State Government, it can be argued Mr Williams’ high approval rating reflects the lack of real competition rather than truly representing the electorate’s OUR VIEW approval rating. Although it is more likely an Australian Conservatives candidate would snatch votes from the north east of the electorate than SA Best, the real battle for MacKillop will be fought in and around the southern third of the electorate. Nick Xenophon’s SA Best Party will undoubtedly capitalise on gains made at the 2016 federal election, where James Stacey won the Millicent, Millicent South, Mount Burr and Nangwarry booths despite not setting foot in the aforementioned townships. While the Liberals have committed $1.6m for a Bird Lake in Port Augusta, $12.1m for an overpass in Port Wakefield and $24.2m for an overpass in the Yorke Peninsula, there has not been one cent specifically earmarked for our community. During a visit to the region, State Liberal leader Steven Marshall stood at the incomplete Penola Bypass and instead of pledging to complete the TALKING TO THE TIMES What is your opinion of the mural on the old bank building in Millicent? 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Send your news tips and contributions to: firstname.lastname@example.org Published by The Border Watch Pty Ltd ABN: 78 007 828 819 Registered office: 42 Davenport Street, Millicent SA 5280 Postal address: PO Box 22, Millicent SA 5280 Telephone: (08) 8733 3755 Fax: (08) 8733 4341 Business Hours: 8.30am - 5.00pm, Monday - Friday Proud member of Audited by the Audit Bureau of Circulations 726885 I HAVE just spent a day in Portland. It was a lovely summer’s day and the sea sparkled and so did the Portland people. All I met were friendly and very helpful. Such people experiences can certainly enhance the visitor’s experience. It is an interesting area to visit with its historical buildings of basalt, botanic garden, tram running along the foreshore, aquatic centre and cultural services. There is a lot to keep you engaged. INDEX TV GUIDE .......................................................13 PUZZLES ........................................................14 50 YEARS AGO ........................................15 TRADES AND SERVICES ..............16 CLASSIFIEDS ............................................17 SPORT ..............................................................18 WEATHER FOR MILLICENT Tuesday Max 21°C Min 13°C Cloudy Chance of Rain - 15% 1-5mm UV: Extreme Wednesday Max 22°C Min 11°C Cloudy Chance of Rain - 10% 1-5mm UV: Extreme Thursday Max 24°C Min 12°C Cloudy Chance of Rain - 15% 1-5mm UV: Extreme 2 - The South Eastern Times, Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Tuesday: Cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of an early shower. Winds southerly 25 to 40 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around 12 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s. Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Winds southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around 10 with daytime temperatures reaching 20 to 25. Thursday: Partly cloudy. Winds southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to high 20s. Coastal – Tuesday: Winds southerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon and evening. Seas 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon. Swell southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres. Wednesday: Winds southeasterly 20 to 25 knots. Seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Swell southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres. Tues 30th Sunrise 6.20am Sunset 8.22pm Wed 31st Sunrise 6.21am Sunset 8.22pm BEACHPORT TIDE TIMES Tues 30 12.45am 1.17m 9.02am 0.32m 12.34pm 0.44m 3.59pm 0.37m Wed 31 1.21am 1.25m 9.33am 0.31m 1.10pm 0.51m 4.58pm 0.31m ROBE TIDE TIMES Tues 30 12.57am 1.17m 9.14am 0.32m 12.46pm0.44m 4.11pm 0.37m Wed 31 1.33am 1.25m 9.45am 0.31m 1.22pm 0.51m 5.10pm 0.31m 725593 www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au The road to Portland increasingly deteriorates the closer you get to the regional centre. Trucks hurtle toward the port with their loads of logs or wood chips and the roads are the victims of the volume of these behemoths. At the port, there are colossal stores of logs and high hills of wood chips. Loaded B-double trucks constantly roll in. Port process a sight to see Readers have their say on mural Rod Gall MOIRA NEAGLE Guest columnist The unloading of these is absolutely amazing to watch. Instead of the truck tipping up its trailers to drop off the chips, the whole truck and its trailer are tipped up. The trucks pull onto one of three platforms and then a steel bar behind them holds the rear of the trailer in place for the lift. The driver engages the brakes and flicks a switch that enables the trailers to come together when the platform is raised up. The B-doubles have sliding bodies allowing the front of the semitrailer to be pushed up close to the rear door of the lead trailer. Then the whole load can be tipped in one movement. The free-swinging door on the rear of the lead trailer and front of the semi-trailer move out of the way as the load empties. The trailers do not need a hydraulic lifting system, which saves weight, and most carry 45 tonnes of wood chips. This process as well as Portland is well worth going to see. I THINK it’s cool. Why does everything have to be based around the history of the town. There are already murals in town like that. Liven the old place up a bit. Wade Fennell This building is one of the few in the Main Street with any historic character. Painting it with any mural should be frowned upon. Does the town know the meaning of the word heritage? Chris Gordon I think the town needs to move forward and start thinking of new things to draw people here? I love the design. Alicia Paige Sapiatzer I do not think it’s appropriate. I would love to see something more in keeping with what is around town and its heritage, such as a mural of the original bank manager. Sallyann Gordon I’ll reserve my judgement. I like the concept. There is something that is not gelling with me but I cannot quite put my finger on what that is, so I’ll be interested to see the finished outcome. Beccy Field I love the concept, just not the design. Design is beautiful, but does not fit in with the Millicent history. Kylie Ross Keeping up with the times. Excellent work building owners Helen Joyce and Colin Davies. Karen Watson If you want historical then go to a museum, Millicent itself is a large canvas for artists, so simply enjoy the now. Alf Vanderhorst This will certainly brighten up George Street. Looks great. Marsha Woodham I prefer the old Art Deco look unadorned. Stop living for our history, we need to go forward and try to brighten our township. Just imagine on a dark winter’s day seeing the beautiful colours. Be nice for more innovation in our lovely town. Annette Maclennan It does not seem very consistent with existing public artworks or the character of the street. Bernadette Addicoat At least someone is doing something good for the town, historic or not perhaps now Millicent will become a brighter place. Mia Gray I love it. It will be a fabulous addition to the main street. Sandra Melrose CHRISTINE GURNEY Tantanoola It is amazing and I love it. TONY VANDERHORST Kadina It is a big improvement because the old bank building is currently dull and dreary. TONY BITTER Millicent It appeals to me because it is colourful, eyecatching and will brighten up the street. project, announced a decade long road infrastructure fund. The voters of MacKillop deserve better than vague pledges with 10-year deliveries and it is time we get electorate specific policies. Not only is the electorate ignored by the Labor Party, we are taken for granted by the Liberal Party, who hold the seat by a 26.7pc margin. It only takes looking at MacKillop’s 1997 results to see all it takes is 28.9pc of primaries, preference deals and a lack of commitment from the major parties to see a change to the status quo.
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