The South Eastern Times : September 10th 2019
2012, 2013, 2015 & 2018 COUNTRY PRESS NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR (CIRCULATION UNDER 2500) Circulating extensively throughout Millicent, Robe, Beachport, Tantanoola, Kalangadoo, Southend & surrounding districts TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2019 Council property sale plan triggers backlash J.L. ‘FRED’ SMITH firstname.lastname@example.org A WATTLE Range Council staff report has advised against the sale of vacant public land in the centre of Beachport. Council had foreshadowed the sale of two Railway Terrace blocks but has since received strong community backlash during its public consultation period. The issue is due to be debated tonight at council’s September meeting. Among the prominent seaside groups to oppose the sale have been the Beachport National Trust and the Lions Club of Beachport and Rivoli Bay. A protest petition attracted over 90 signatures while 12 letters objecting to the sale have been received by council. According to feedback, the land should be retained as either a car park or developed as a town square and communal area where markets and festivals can be staged. On the other hand, four letters from local residents support the sale, stating the site was suitable for development. The letters and the 84-page staff report will be tabled at this afternoon’s council meeting in Millicent. Council has agreed to hear from Beachport residents Guy and Sue Wheal and Karen Nancarrow who want to elaborate on their written submissions. The staff report noted it was neces- sary to revoke the community land classification before a sale could proceed. “Based on the feedback received, it is recommended that council do not continue with the formal revocation process,” stated the staff report. Continued page 4 Prime real estate on market NEW HOT, GRILLED WRAPS OFF THE GRILL AND READY TO THRILL At participating restaurants. ©2019 Subway IP LLC. Subway® is a registered trademark of Subway® IP LLC. 750918 pa 3ge Millicent backs mental health effort pa 5ge Seaside success at medal count sport No. 11064 | Price $1.60 JAPANESE ART FORM: Halle Marino was among the dozens of Millicent High School students who took to the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre stage in Mount Gambier for a unique cultural workshop. The teens were immersed in the explosive culture of the Yamato Drummers of Japan, learning the Taiko tradition, which has been developed over centuries. Story page 8.
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