Councils

Border fears

Campbelltown Council’s move to push ahead with its controversial border realignment in the face of clear community opposition has unsurprisingly left residents angry and disillusioned.The…

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Bushfire lesson

There’s a clear line along the Almanda Creek in the Scott Creek Conservation Park where the Cherry Gardens fire stopped.Fires can be erratic and unpredictable,…


Missed opportunity

The Mt Barker Council appears to have missed an opportunity to better connect with its community by rejecting a push to live stream the audio…


Merger unlikely

The Adelaide Hills Council’s boundary review is likely to prove to be a valuable exercise. More than 30 potential boundary changes were identified, many of…


Residents ignored

The Campbelltown Council’s proposal to realign its boundary with the Adelaide Hills Council is not without merit. The metropolitan council argues that its ratepayers are…


Rubbish solution

The Mt Barker Council’s decision to investigate creating a hard waste disposal service will be welcomed by many ratepayers. Feedback to the council over several…


Council divided

What appear to be deep and unedifying divisions within the Mt Barker Council have been exposed by the recent ‘surveillance saga’ which has enveloped the…


Councillor conduct

Findings that Mt Barker deputy Mayor Samantha Jones breached a Councillor Code of Conduct shows that elected members must tread extremely carefully when dealing with…


Moving online

Calls to have the Mt Barker Council implement live streaming fell on deaf ears at a meeting earlier this month with the proposal not even…


Heavy handed

The State Government last week softened penalties for truck and bus drivers caught speeding on the freeway’s downtrack. Previously, first offenders faced an automatic six-month…