Issue No. 230 – Thursday, May 24, 2012
Distributed free every Thursday throughout the Riverland
Into the wild...
A Riverland animal rescue farm has plans to become a zoological wildlife park.
■ ANIMALS: Destiny Farm Wildlife Park’s Michelle Harding and Stephen Barton with Bill the Asian water buffalo at the Riverland property.
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Photo: BRAD PERRY
GOLF CLUB SOLD THE Berri Resort Hotel has purchased the Renmark Golf and Country Club with plans to upgrade accommodation and add much needed improvements to the course. A decision was passed at a Renmark Golf Club general meeting on Tuesday. Renmark Golf Club president Peter Ruston said the sale means the end of an era after the commit-
C CALLUM TTRIFONOFF tee made it clear to its members six months ago that it would be unable to continue operations in the current format.
“There was sadness because it was the end of us as a group of members owning or being the caretakers of the facility,” he said. “There really was no other option and the members all understood that when we laid out the financial position and we laid out the commitment the Berri Resort Hotel has made. “The good far outweighed any
potential negatives.” Berri Resort Hotel chairman Tim O’Brien said as part of the sale, the golf club will transfer its assets to the hotel and it will take over responsibility for the maintenance and operation of the golf course. Mr O’Brien said the hotel has formulated plans for “improvements to its existing facilities situated on the golf course”.
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“Those improvements will include the upgrading of those accommodation rooms not yet upgraded, conversion of a range of existing motel rooms into apartment style accommodation (and) reconstruction of all greens, bunkers and tees together with associated irrigation works,” Mr O’Brien said.
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Calls to embrace a VIC move Page 5
More stop signs needed AFTER a horrific crash at an interseciton in Renmark last week, I fully support calls to review give way signage in the area. I too have seen drivers fail to give way at these types of intersections. It would be an inconvenience to replace some of the give way signs with stop signs but in the end it could save lives. Under law, drivers will be then forced to come to a full stop and look both ways before crossing the intersection. In my time in the Riverland it has become an all too often occurrence (once is more than enough) hearing about cars that have been hit after a driver failed to give way. The impact could be devastating not only for the drivers but for their families. I applaud the work currently being undertaken on intersections and areas along Renmark Avenue. This is a fantastic measure to help ensure that the roads we drive on are as safe as possible. But we must not forget about the intersections not on the main roads, where you cross numerous T-junctions. More stop signs there could save lives.
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