The South Eastern Times : March 6th 2018
NEWS 7 On The Run site progress J.L. ‘FRED’ SMITH firstname.lastname@example.org THERE is finally some action at the prime commercial site in Millicent which has been earmarked for the $3m On The Run 24/7 service station and retail outlet. Security fencing was erected on Friday around the vacant Billygoat Corner site which formerly housed a postwar service station, The Junction shopping strip and a parking area. The area was vacated almost two and a half years after it was sold by the local Croser family to the Adelaide-based Peregrine Corporation. There has since been no change at the premises other than security measures. On The Run business development manager Phil Moir said the security fencing was a positive sign the development was well advanced. Mr Moir said plans for the site were being finalised and would be submitted for regulatory approval. He would not say whether this would be handled at local level or with the State Government’s Development Assessment Commission. “It is not far off,” Mr Moir said. “We have been in discussions with the local council. “They expressed some concerns about vagrants and illegal vehicle parking at the site and thus security fencing was erected. “I have been visiting Millicent and talking to people to hear what they want at the On The Run. “I will be back in Millicent in coming months to identify opportunities and I invited construction contractors to contact us.” According to Mr Moir, it would take around 26 weeks to finish the project once started. He could not give an exact construction cost until plans were finalised, but said it was likely to be $2.5m to $3m. Mr Moir said the fast food outlets to be incorporated would depend on a market assessment. As a result staffing could not be exactly stated, but Mr Moir estimated it would need at least 30 employees. There are On The Run outlets at Kingston, Bordertown, Naracoorte and Mount Gambier. WITH THANKS: Royal Flying Doctor Service Millicent Support Group chairman John Chalmers gratefully accepts a $500 donation from Commonwealth Bank Millicent manager Hazel Rigby to support the work of the charity. PARENT 2017 EDITION 721362 www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au The South Eastern Times, Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 7 Aged care survey comment sought BARKER residents are urged to have their say on the staffing of aged care homes in the electorate and across the country through an online survey. Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the survey was part of a national review of the aged care workforce. “Everyone understands how important appropriately resourcing and training staff is to providing the care our senior Australians deserve,” he said. “This is a top Coalition Government priority, which is why the Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt has commissioned a comprehensive task force to develop Australia’s first aged care workforce strategy by July this year.” Mr Pasin said the task force’s work would be critical for future care provision, with predictions the aged care workforce will need to grow from the current level of approximately 366,000 to almost one million by 2050. The workforce task force has a $2m budget to support detailed consultation and research across the country and is currently seeking public comment. “I urge local seniors, their families, community members and aged care staff to get involved by going to the task force’s online consultation hub and completing the survey,” Mr Pasin said. To contribute to the survey visit consultations.health.gov.au/ aged-care-policy-and-regulation/ aged-care-workforce-strategy/ or contact the task force by emailing ACWSTaskforce@health.gov.au or contacting 1800 020 103. Public submissions will be accepted until March 16. RENT talk Available now at The Border Watch, The South Eastern Times, Penola Pennant and selected local businesses.
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