Water

Sanctuary returns

The news that Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary has won the People’s Choice award at the SA Regional Showcase is good news for the park and the…

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Water concerns

The apparent lack of effort by authorities to find the source of a heavy, dark and putrid-smelling water flow that rushed down the dry Mt…


Creek clean call falls on deaf ears

A Mt Barker man’s experience with the local council over a stretch of Railway Creek that runs along the back of his home highlights the…


Water wars

It is said that in the 21st Century wars will be fought over water. That prediction is yet to be tested fully but if Australia’s…


Water torture

When planning began for the management of the Western Mt Lofty Ranges’ water resources a decade ago, the memory of the millennium drought was still…


Water reform

Mt Barker’s Laratinga Wetland is one of the town’s biggest attractions and most appreciated pieces of public infrastructure. Each day it draws visitors, walkers, cyclists,…


Wet wonderland

The formation of a Laratinga Wetlands volunteer group by the council will no doubt prove successful in harnessing the passion for the wetlands and preservation of the natural environment evident throughout the community.


Vision for the future

The lives of Australian women have changed greatly since organisations such as the Country Women’s Association (CWA) and Red Cross were at their peak. In the days when women generally stopped working after having children, and through the hard years of WW2, these volunteer groups were popular places for women to spend their time, make new friends and help the community.


Waste water plant

The Mt Barker Council’s drive to consider providing wastewater treatment facilities for the town’s expansion should be encouraged. Wastewater is no longer the smelly problem…


Rail bypass

The concerns about increasing problems with noise and vibration from passing freight trains through Nairne are the latest in a string of complaints from affected…