The South Eastern Times : May 10th 2018
2 OPINION IT is disappointing Millicent Police Station will be stripped of its sole detective if the recommendations of senior police are adopted by Police Commissioner Grant Stevens. It is less than four years since another internal review recommended that the Millicent detective’s position be abolished and transferred to Naracoorte. Following an outcry from the community and local police themselves, the proposal was dropped. Senior police officers are now arguing policing efficiencies can be achieved if the Millicent detective is transferred to OUR VIEW the Mount Gambier station. The person on the street is entitled to be bemused by the latest proposal given serious crime does occur in Millicent, including murders, the manufacture and trafficking of drugs and break-ins, as it does in other regional towns. It is worth noting that the Millicent Criminal Investigation Bureau was staffed by two plainclothes detectives in the 1980s. The upper echelons of South Australian Police need to be reminded that the Millicent district has done it tough with respect to decisions made by state governments of both political colours over the past 25 years. We have endured the closure of numerous State Government offices and depots. However, throughout this long TALKING TO THE TIMES ABN: 65 007 614851 Published: Tuesday & Thursday Deadlines: Displays: 10am 2 days prior to publication Classifieds: 11am day prior to publication Copy: 5pm 2 days prior to publication General Manager: Dennis Jackson Phone: 8724 1505, Email: email@example.com Advertising: Katherine Taylor Phone: 8733 3755, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sales Supervisor: Christian Greco Phone: 8724 1532, Email: email@example.com Editor: Jason Wallace Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Administration: Caroline Hammat Email: email@example.com Responsibility for editorial comment is taken by Jason Wallace, 81 Commercial Street East, Mount Gambier. The SE Times proudly uses 100% recycled paper. 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 Resident calls for Wattle Range economic development board THE Wattle Range Council area needs an economic development board. INDEX PUZZLES ........................................................11 TV GUIDE .......................................................14 50 YEARS AGO ........................................17 CLASSIFIEDS ............................................18 SPORT ..............................................................19 WEATHER FOR MILLICENT BEACHPORT TIDE TIMES Thursday 10 5.14am 0.6m 2.20pm 0.87m 4.08pm 0.87m 8.47pm 0.95m Friday Thursday Max 13°C Min 7°C Showers. Possible storm Chance of rain - 95% 5-10mm UV: Low Friday Max 15°C Min 7°C Shower or two Chance of rain - 60% <2mm UV: Low Saturday Max 17°C Min 9°C Shower or two Chance of rain - 65% <1mm UV: Low Sunday Max 17°C Min 10°C Morning shower or two Chance of rain - 75% <2mm UV: Low Monday Max 17°C Min 9°C Cloudy Chance of rain - 35% <2mm UV: Low District: Thursday Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers. A chance of a thunderstorm with possible hail. Winds west to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h tending south to southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h in the late morning and afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 12 and 15. Friday Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the south, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Winds southerly 25 to 40 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 17. Saturday Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers until evening. Winds southerly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around 8 with daytime temperatures reaching around 17. Coastal: Thursday Gale Warning for Thursday for Lower South East Coast. Winds southwesterly 20 to 30 knots increasing to 25 to 35 knots during the morning then to 30 to 40 knots in the afternoon then turning southerly in the evening. Seas 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the morning. 1st Swell southwesterly 4 to 6 metres. 2nd Swell southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southeasterly 2 to 4 metres by early evening. Friday Winds southerly 25 to 30 knots. Seas 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres north of Beachport. 1st Swell southwesterly 4 to 6 metres. 2nd Swell southeasterly 2 to 4 metres. 2 - The South Eastern Times, Thursday, May 10, 2018 11 5.10am 0.59m 12.30pm 0.89m 5.11pm 0.79m 9.55pm 0.96m Saturday 12 5.18am 0.57m 11.40am 0.98m 5.51pm 0.71m 10.40pm 0.96m Sunday 13 5.27am 0.55m 11.40am 1.1m 6.31pm 0.63m 11.16pm 0.96m ROBE TIDE TIMES Thursday 10 5.26am 0.6m 2.32pm 0.87m 4.20pm 0.87m 8.59pm 0.95m Friday 11 5.22am 0.59m 12.42pm 0.89m 5.23pm 0.79m 10.07pm 0.96m Saturday 12 5.30am 0.57m 11.52am 0.98m 6.03pm 0.71m 10.52pm 0.96m Sunday 13 5.39am 0.55m 11.52am 1.1m 6.43pm 0.63m 11.28pm 0.96m Thursday 10th Sunrise 6.57am Sunset 5.12pm Friday 11th Sunrise 6.58am Sunset 5.11pm Saturday 12th Sunrise 6.59am Sunset 5.17pm Sunday 13th Sunrise 6.59am Sunset 5.09pm www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au 729912 Why do we need an economic development board? With the uncertainty of KCA in the long term, the doubt about the berry farm, the closure of shops and businesses within the council area and the general negativity by many within the council area, now is the time for the community to look very hard at economic development. If this is not a focus from both council and the community, the Wattle Range Council area may become another back-water town just going through the motions with little or no positivity. Wattle Range Council needs to fund and participate in the development and ongoing commitment to a Wattle Range Economic Development Board. The council cannot do this alone and will require dedicated locals and professionals to look at development growth and other opportunities that may be viable in our area. If you look around the area we have potential for growth in many areas, but to gain investment dollars the hard work must be done by us to attract money into the area. We have the potential to develop the council area to gaining much needed employment and growth, but without a dedicated team and hard work this may not be possible. I look around the area and see what we have and think, what changes, improvements or new things could assist in the growth and development and prosperity of the area? At a general glance I can see potential economic development and growth in many areas such as tourism, aged care, correctional services, horticulture, viticulture, aquaculture, sporting and entertainment, leisure and lifestyle, renewable energy and the building industry. The Wattle Range Council put out an economic development plan for 2015-2018. How much of this plan has been implemented? How much of this plan has been achieved? How much of this plan has meet KPIs and minimal standards? What has council achieved regarding economic development in the past five years and has this had a positive impact on the Wattle Range area? You can spend money on beatifying the Wattle Range Council area as much as you like, but if you have no people in the area or cannot attract people to come here, what is the point? In these times of change and challenges we do not need people to just sit on council to follow the norm. We need people with new ideas and the drive to meet these challenges and the challenges of the future. The Wattle Range Council area is not going to get much help from the State Government so as a council and community we need to set our own destiny and gain as much financial support as we can from the State Government, and this will not happen if we do not have a clear and defined economic development plan. If a clear and defined plan is presented to State Government (or any other investors) they will need to look hard at it and fund it accordingly. Before this can happen, it’s up to us to do the hard work, we need to research, develop and plan and set our goals for the Wattle Range Council area. The goal is to sustain and develop the area for not just ourselves, but also our children and their future. Ronald Buwalda Millicent What do you think of the $4 per week tax cut for low income earners which was announced in the federal budget on Tuesday night? TRACY WILDE Rendelsham Low income earners need a lot more help than what is being given. SUEANN MARTLEW Millicent This amount is a joke. MARK WRIGHT Millicent Something is better than nothing. period of declining State Government involvement, there have been notable staffing exceptions. Millicent and district schools and kindergartens have been well resourced while staffing levels have been maintained at the Millicent Police Station. A visible police presence has been considered an essential foundation for community safety and upholding the law. The presence of police “on the beat” is reassuring for the ageing population of Millicent and should not be jeopardised.
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