Naracoorte, March 04, 2024

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Our roadwork efficiency audit 

Our roadwork efficiency audit 

By Nasik Swami
Is the methodology used by the Naracoorte-Lucindale Council to build and maintain the district’s unsealed road network working? To determine this and the efficiency of its road works, the council will carry out an independent assessment within the next six months. Mayor Patrick Ross said the assessment was important as the council aims to complete its capital work and projects by the end of the financial year.
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Town Hall meeting for sports hub

Town Hall meeting for sports hub

By Chris Oldfield
THE time and date for a public meeting in the Naracoorte Town Hall regarding a $35m sporting complex, or two new basketball courts for $8 million, will be soon be announced. Last November an anonymous consultation survey was launched for four weeks, closing on December 12.
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Roundabout time to lobby for lights?

Roundabout time to lobby for lights?

By Chris Oldfield
IN the wake of “at least two more recent near misses” at the Smith St- McCrae St roundabout, people are being urged to email, ring or write to local councillors, mayor Patrick Ross, Member for MacKillop Nick McBride as well as Infrastructure and Transport Minister Tom Koutsantonis”.
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$1.66m works at Robe

$1.66m works at Robe

By Chris Oldfield
NEW Christmas lights, the Old Naracoorte Rd upgrade, Customs House restorations and around 20 new signs featuring “On Buganditj Country” are on the “to do” list for Robe District Council. Along with many other tasks, they make up a $1.66 million capital works program listed at the council’s November 8 meeting.
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60 new homes

60 new homes

By Nasik Swami
Will the new home plan announced by the state government solve the South East’s dire housing crisis? As part of the Country Cabinet’s recent visit to the South East, the state government announced a new 60-home plan for the Tatiara District, with the hope of attracting workers to regional towns. […]

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Fix for airstrip

Fix for airstrip

By Nasik Swami
After being ignored for years, some good news has come up for the Lucindale Airstrip. The Naracoorte-Lucindale Council has awarded the contract for the airstrip fill point sealing and the construction of an additional taxi runway to Fulton Hogan for a price of $185,958.03.
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Calls to remove fuel tax

Calls to remove fuel tax

By Nasik Swami
Remove the fuel tax and allow our families to save money at the pumps. That’s the call from Member of Barker and shadow transport minister Tony Pasin, claiming the labour government’s “cost of living crisis was out of control” and one just needed to look at the high fuel prices. Mr Pasin […]


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Telstra secrets

Telstra secrets

By Chris Oldfield
TELSTRA expects the SA Government will announce during its Country Cabinet meeting in Naracoorte a commitment to partially fund 27 mobile phone towers. The 27 towers form Telstra’s $40 million Limestone Coast Connectivity project, with each tower estimated to cost $1.5 million. The telco giant, which posted a $2.1 billion profit after […]


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Calls to remove fuel tax

Fuel tax bite

By Nasik Swami.
Motorists in the South East are paying eye-watering fuel prices at bowsers as the end of the 22c per litre discount excise bites. Many drivers in the district this newspaper spoke to say they are paying record-high prices for their fuel when they can least afford it, and the surge is not […]

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Many issues behind empty shops

Many issues behind empty shops

By Chris Oldfield.
The condition of buildings, rental levels and the challenging economic environment are some of the causes of empty shops along Smith St, according to CEO Trevor Smart. Mr Smart said while some may suggest shop vacancies were caused by parking, “there are also many other issues”. Meanwhile, a previous council’s suggestion to […]


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Mobile coverage audit

Mobile coverage audit

By Nasik Swami.
The Australian government says it is committed to boosting digital connectivity and capacity in rural and regional communities, including the Limestone Coast region. And to do this, the government has allocated $20million to conduct an independent audit of mobile coverage across the region to better identify black spots and guide investment opportunities. […]


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Reliable connectivity

Reliable connectivity

By Nasik Swami.
The district is in urgent need of a robust and reliable telecommunications infrastructure that can support economic growth, create an inclusive community, and help safely manage emergencies. For many years, many stakeholders in the region have called for an improved digital infrastructure that reduces blackspot areas, boosts internet access, and connects the […]


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