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By Millie Thomas

he Roxby Downs Desert Training Centre (DESTTC) has been approved for stage four funding, which could end up as much as $1,951,500. The original application in 2010 requested $3.3 million for the project. However, the revised application in 2011 has proved to be more successful. The Department for Education, Employment and Workplace Relations announced on December 16, 2011 that eight projects, benefitting 17 schools in South Australia had been approved for funding. Nationwide, a total of 87 projects, benefitting 169 secondary schools have been approved and more than $176 million allocated. The approval of the DESTTC, which will not only benefit schools in Roxby Downs but also Marree and Woomera, has been

welcomed, after previous applications were unsuccessful. Kath Macalister and Juliette Demaine resubmitted their application for funding on October 28 last year, after not meeting all DEEWR requirements in their previous submission in 2010. Funding for the DESTTC will go towards refurbishing the existing facility in the TAFE and school building, to include engineering, automotive, construction and electro technology workshops and the provision of equipment across three sites within the cluster. In response to community feedback, the centre will deliver certificate I, II and III qualifications in automotive, construction, electro technology and engineering to address skills shortages in the trades of cabinetmaker, carpenter and joiner, electrician (special class), electronic equipment tradesperson, fitter, metal fabricator, metal machinist, motor mechanic,

plumber, refrigeration and air-conditioning mechanic, sheet metal worker, toolmaker and welder. Roxby Downs Area School Principal, Kath Macalister couldn’t be happier the process has finally been approved. “We’re overjoyed we finally got it,” she said. “We’re excited to offer pathways to people in this region.” According to Mrs Macalister, the existing TAFE workshop will be gutted and refitted to suit each pathway area, to be ready for enrolled students hopefully by the start of 2013. Although there is no official student capacity released on the facility, Mrs Macalister indicated initially there will be enough space to incorporate post school training as well as to school students. “It won’t, however, if the expansion goes ahead, have the capacity to cater for all of the training that is needed,” she said. However, to help compliment these additional pathways added to the tertiary

education variance in Roxby Downs, Mrs Macalister said an introduction to the trades needed to be done long before admission into the DESTTC. “This gives us the ability to offer these trade pathways but there’s a whole lot of work that the school needs to do in conjunction with TAFE, as with the other two schools,” she said. “We need to be introducing elements of this trade training much earlier from the start of the secondary years of education.” Next up for the development of the DESTTC will be stage five, which will incorporate contract tendering and consultation between the successful tender and TAFE and RDAS staff. “We want our young people to see that the sky’s the limit but you don’t get it without putting the effort in,” concluded Mrs Macalister.

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Joel Vanzati starts his refigeration mechanic apprenticeship in February and could be one of the many beneficiaries of training at a local trade centre.

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More police for Roxby Downs as crime surge expected By Vanessa Switala

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ocal police fear a surge in crime as the Olympic Dam expansion gets underway and lures young, wealthy men to the area. It was recently been reported, the emergence of prostitution, domestic violence, alcohol and drug problems are among the issues police believe will increase once the population of Roxby Downs jumps from 4,500 to 10,000. Relationship and family issues are also of concern in the affluent community as the demographic is young and flyin, fly-out employment places strain on families. Roxby Downs Senior Sergeant, Garry Elliott said it is new territory for Roxby Downs police as the expansion brings the unknown. “With the increase in population, especially the workforce, what we will need is a community who are prepared to talk to the police and report crime and any concerns when they occur,” he

said. South Australian police believe they will have the resources to cope with the surge in population which will ultimately lead to a rise in crime. As of February 23 more full time general duties officers have been appointed to assist in policing the expansion phase two. Mr Elliott said a new Senior Sergeant, will become the new Officer in Charge will be taking over from him in the next few months as he will revert back to Patrol Sergeant. The Roxby Downs Police Station, which was upgraded and opened in January last year, currently houses nine police officers, but as many as 30 officers, may be stationed there once Olympic Dam is expanded. “This will assist with the changing populous of Roxby in the foreseeable future… the staffing levels will continue to grow over the next few years up to a staffing level of nearly 30,” Mr Elliott said.

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Raine and Horne Roxby Downs tury,” Mrs Sumsion stated. aine and Horne are leading Business Manager, Sandy Sumsion She added, “It’s to show that we the real estate industry with said the codes are a great innova- are a progressive franchise.” their new Quick Response tion and the way of the future. A stand alone ampersand is now (QR) codes and re-badging. “Not just in real estate but in all the symbol for Raine and Horne The recent QR codes are a specific mobile barcode which are readable by smart phones. The codes consist of square shapes arranged in a pattern on a white background. The information encoded is a URL (Uniform Resource Locator) which then directs the user to a website where the property is showcased. Each property has a specific QR code which then appears on all corresponding media. Prospective buyers are able to view properties directly by the simple process of scanning the unique QR code from a signboard or where the property is advertised

walks of life. They are quite prevalent overseas in supermarkets,” she said. Mrs Sumsion believes the QR codes are an effective time-saving tool for both prospective real estate buyers and agents. She said buyer’s questions can be answered at the click of a button and therefore buyers may not have to look through properties that do not have their specific requirements. As the QR codes are launched, Raine and Horne have also been re-badged with a fresh modernised image. “The re-badging is designed to modernise the whole image and

which will flow into all of their media publications. “I think it is a fresher, cleaner look. We’re quite excited about it,” said Mrs Sumsion. She believes the stand alone ampersand symbol and QR codes are relevant to the current market and young population in Roxby Downs. “That’s where they’re at. That’s where that generation feel comfortable,” she stated. The application to read Raine and Horne’s new QR codes is downloadable from the Application Store.

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Rachel Young is Roxby’s Citizen of the Year L By Vanessa Switala

ast Thursday was a perfect, sunny day for communities around Australia to reflect on what it means to be Australian.

The Roxby Downs community should be as proud as any as it is a unique and wonderful place to live with many outstanding and hardworking individuals. Not only has the community raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity groups and hard done by community members, but the community has also demonstrated selflessness. The Australia Day Awards, provided by the National Australia Day Council are administered by Local Government Authorities throughout Australia. They are a time to recognise and appreciate those who have made outstanding contributions to Australian communities. Roxby Leisure again hosted the Australia Day Awards with a barbecued bacon and egg breakfast from 9am. Free entry to the pool was granted until midday and Town Administrator, Bill Boehm, gave a congratulatory speech announcing this year’s Australia Day Award recipients. At the event, Mr Boehm reinforced Roxby Downs’ individuality. “Roxby Downs is a unique and wonderful place to live, work and raise a family. Council believes this to be a direct result from ordinary people within our community accomplishing and achieving extraordinary things,” he stated. “There are many people within our community who, over the past 12 months have made an outstanding contribution, and/or (sic) have given outstanding service to the Roxby and Olympic Dam communities over a number of years. “Those responsible for community events are those that galvanise the entire community and showcase Roxby Downs and Olympic Dam as the positive place that we all cherish are also to be recognised. “Importantly, these awards mean little unless we have local people willing to identify those who they consider to be often ‘silent achievers’ because without this input it is difficult to arrange for appropriate recognition,” he stated. Mr Boehm stressed all nominees were worthy of winning and the decisions were extremely difficult to make. The Citizen of the Year Award went to Rachel Young for her commitment and community involvement. Mrs Young’s association with Roxby Downs began 24 years ago when she was a swimming instructor while studying at university. She moved here 18 years ago with husband, Mark and has since had four children; Joel, Madeline and twins Millie and Luke. Mr Boehm said Mrs Young has nurtured her family of four children, run her own business successfully and finds time to volunteer for numerous community groups. “Rachel epitomises the term community person and is a very worthy winner of the Citizen of the Year Award for 2012,” he said. Mrs Young has volunteered for community groups including; Roxby Districts Football Club, Roxby Downs Junior Football, Roxby Downs Junior Basketball, Roxby Downs Senior Netball, Roxby Downs Swimming Club, Arts and Culture Forum, Roxby Downs Area School

and Saint Barbara’s Parish School. Mr Boehm praised the work Mrs Young contributes to the Roxby Downs community. “Rachel has been an incredible force in ensuring the Roxby Downs community enjoys a diverse range of activities, from physical to creative pursuits. “From coaching and umpiring basketball and netball, driving teams to SAPSASA games, to running community workshops during the Red eARTh Festival, to children and youth coordinator at the Roxby Downs Christian Community Church,” he said. She is also a successful artist and jewellery maker; the major artwork outside the Visitor Information Centre is a testament to her creativity. Mrs Young said she was blown away by receiving the award and was very grateful. “All we have to do is roll our sleeves up and do something. The more you put in, the more you get out of the community,” she stated. This year the Young Citizen of the Year was awarded to Kristen Worby. Mr Boehm said Ms Worby is destined to do great things as at a very early age she achieved all three of the Roxby Downs Area School’s top awards. The 20 year old is also a Joey Scout Leader for the Roxby Downs Scout Group where she organises and prepares fun and exciting activities for the children. Ms Worby has also been involved with the Country Fire Service (CFS), training cadets. During 2010, she joined the Navy after graduating and has since returned to Roxby Downs where she provides talks to students about her experiences. “The future is bright for this young woman and we congratulate Kristen,” said Mr Boehm. Community Event of the Year was awarded to the 2011 Postie Bash. The event was originally formed by three men; David Secker, David Barnes and Sean Gluyas, in a designated smoking bay on site and has since grown into a 17 person team and about 150 hardworking people. The Postie Bash was set up to raise funds to support the need for parents to be with their children whilst in hospital overnight. The aim was to raise a ‘couple of grand’ by riding a postie bike to William Creek. Funds were raised through sponsorships and donations and by fines along the Oodnattatta Track (for those that were naughty along the way). A staggering $50,000 was raised overall and distributed to; Roxby Downs’ Hospital, Child Care Centre, Youth Centre, Kindergarten, Area School and Saint Barbara’s Parish School, as well as funding a free movie night on the secondary oval in 2011. The 2012 Postie Bash will be held on June 23 and 24. Co-Chairperson of the Sports and Recreation forum, Damien Condon, awarded Wesley Knights with the Sportsperson of the Year Award for the incredible amount of time he volunteers to the Roxby Downs Junior Basketball Association. The Roxby Downs Junior Basketball Association nominated Mr Knights for his involvement with junior basketball for the past five years. Mr Condon said, “Wes has been a reliable link for the Junior Basketball Association and a big part of the current success they enjoy.”

Australia Day Award winners from left to right. Back; 2011 Postie Bash representatives Dave and Sam Secker, Sportsperson of the Year Wesley Knights. Front; Young Citizen of the year Kristen Worby, Junior Female Sportsperson of the Year Centaine Casserly, Citizen of the Year Rachel Young and Junior Male Sportsperson of the Year Ethan Zeptner.

Junior Male Sportsperson of the Year went to Ethan Zeptner for his involvement with basketball, football and mixed netball. The 15 year olds’ achievements demonstrate his willingness to be part of a team and to do his best. Mr Esposito said, “He has achieved a high degree of success at District and State levels in two different sporting codes (football and basketball), which is an outstanding effort. “Ethan is the player his teammates are glad to have standing next to them; sport is obviously a passion for Ethan,” he concluded. Centaine Casserly was awarded Junior Female Sportsperson of the Year for her commitment to netball. She plays, coaches and umpires junior netball as well as plays and umpires at a senior level. The 16 year old also plays, coaches and umpires basketball, was a Roxby Downs Swim Captain, hockey coach and carnival organiser. Mr Esposito said, “She is the first to offer her services in all areas of the Roxby Downs Area School and community, making her a popular and successful sports woman. Centaine has also won the position of School Captain at Roxby Downs Area School for 2012.

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Former local man elevated to Shadow Cabinet Dan van Holst Pellekaan was elevated to Shadow Cabinet speaking for Regional Development, Sport and Racing.

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n December last year, Opposition Leader, Isobel Redmond made changes to her South Australian Shadow Cabinet elevating former local man and now politician, Liberal Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan. Mr van Holst Pellekaan was elevated to Shadow Cabinet speaking for Regional Development, Sport and Racing. He previously lived in Woomera and Pimba for seven years before moving to Wilmington. After moving to Wilmington he was on the Board for The Monitor for six months but resigned when he became a Liberal Party candidate for the 2010 State election. “While it would never be true, I did not want the possibility that anyone might claim that my involvement on the Board was in any way politically moti-

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vated,” Mr van Holst Pellekaan stated. For over 16 years, Mr van Holst Pellekaan has worked all over the electorate of Stuart including Port Augusta, Kapunda, the Riverland, the outback and mid north of the state. He said he has invested his time, effort and personal resources into the area and has a passion for community involvement and leadership. Mr van Holst Pellekaan believes the resources and attention which the current Labor Government provides to regional South Australia are too low compared to what the regions of South Australia contribute to South Australia as a whole. “I believe that not only the people of Stuart but almost everyone living in regional South Australia has been neglected by the current Labor Government,” he said. Mr van Holst Pellekaan added, “I’m sure that the people of Roxby Downs and Olympic Dam know that better than most.” Almost all the work Mr van Holst Pellekaan has done since joining Parliament two years ago has been concerning regional development. The Stuart electorate provides Mr van Holst Pellekaan with an insight into a broad range of regional communities. “I’d say that 80 to 90 per cent of what I fight for on behalf of the people of Stuart would be directly translatable to other parts of regional South Australia,” he said. “I’m sure I need to learn a bit more about the fishing industry around Port Lincoln, forestry around Mount Gambier and some others, but I’m confident that my work, business and political experience to date will stand me in very good stead to go down to Adelaide and fight for all of regional South Australia,” he added. The Sport and Recreation portfolio is ideal for Mr van Holst Pellekaan as he played in the National Basketball League for four years among playing other sport. “The greatest appeal of this portfolio for me is that it is important for boys and girls, men and women,

Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, country and city, rich and poor and every other description you can think of including people with disabilities.” He added, “It doesn’t matter who you are or how casual or serious you are, sport and sporting clubs have something to offer to everyone.” “Everyone can put in and everyone can get something out of sport.” Mr van Holst Pellekaan believes racing is a very under-appreciated industry in South Australia as it operates all year round and makes up a significant part of South Australia’s economy. “It’s not only about people going to the track and having a good time - the racing industry is one of the larger employer bases in the State,” he said. He added, “Again, just like sport in general, it can be enjoyed by all people from all walks of life.” Mr van Holst Pellekaan said he has many hopes for the electorate of Stuart, one of the most important being the expected growth in the mining industry. He does not want only Adelaide and other capital cities only to gain from this growth, but all regional centres and smaller towns to grow on the back of employment opportunities. “Very importantly, this growth will then create other non-mining employment opportunities throughout the State,” he said. “I want people to have the opportunity to fly to and from work at outback mines from all our regional cities and also from smaller towns- not just Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne etc.” Mr van Holst Pellekaan would like many services in our electorate to be improved, one being greater support for small schools as he believes they are one of the most important institutions in any town. He said if a small school closes in a small town it puts enormous pressure on local businesses as people with families go elsewhere for everyday needs rather than in their own town. “Schools also create an enormous amount of good within towns- they create a very positive point of focus for community activities,” he concluded.

Mr van Holst Pelekaan previously lived in Woomera and Pimba for seven years before moving to Wilmington.

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Olympic Dam Project pre-commitment work commences In December 2011, BHP Billiton received the last of the government regulatory approvals required for the Olympic Dam Project. We have now activated pre-commitment funding, previously approved by the BHP Billiton Board, to place orders for long-lead items such as trucks and accommodation units and carry out preparatory design and site works to ensure a smooth project execution, should the Board formally approve the Project.

WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW Over the next few months, a number of these preparatory activities will be undertaken, particularly in and around the area of the planned starter pit at Olympic Dam, in readiness should the project be approved. Other work to be carried out includes the re-alignment of some roads, site works for machinery lay-down areas and maintenance facilities and the expansion of the Olympic and Roxby villages to accommodate additional workers.

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Much of this work will be undertaken by local companies and national companies with local offices and will result in a steady increase in activity in the Olympic Dam area and broader region.

BHP BILLITON BOARD APPROVAL STILL TO COME The progression of the Olympic Dam Project into execution, however, remains dependant on the completion of all required studies and Board approval and this pre-commitment work does not pre-empt formal consideration of the Project by the Board of BHP Billiton later this year.

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Red Mulga’s success is a result of its strong relationed Mulga is a small company formed eight ship with Bungala in Port Augusta and the combined months ago.

The idea came to Ronald Boland and Colleen Taylor after visiting Olympic Dam seeking employment. They recognised a need and developed a business plan to assist in indigenous people securing their future in the mining industry. After numerous meetings with local companies, BHP Billiton and Monadelphous acknowledged the necessity for a training program such as this within the region. Ronald (descendant of the traditional land owners Kokatha group) grew up in Cooper Pedy and the surrounding cattle stations, starting work at the age of 14 and has never looked back. This experience formed Ronald’s solid work ethic and through his hard work and determination he has arrived at this point in his working career. “By putting your mind and heart to it, the outlook is endless,” says Ronald. Ronald’s company stands out by offering a unique approach to sustaining indigenous employment. By focussing on strong leadership, mentoring and ensuring the transition into the mining industry is as smooth as possible has secured around 20 employees since June 2011. The company Red Mulga is set to double in size in the coming months having streamlined its product to engage and support its clients.

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formula of thorough screening and interview process. Ronald Boland and partner Colleen Taylor (descendant of the traditional land owners Bungala group) together see the potential for the business to grow as the expected Olympic Dam expansion proceeds. With BHP Billiton making a big push to employ local indigenous people and with the help of the contracting company Monadelphous, Ronald has seized the opportunity to make a difference for the indigenous people and communities within the foot print of Olympic Dam expansion. The official opening of their office in Tutop street on February 10 is the next step in the growth of the business which so far has sourced their own housing for the people they employ and now their own office. Ronald would like to thank BHP Billiton and Monadelphous for their ongoing commitment and support to ensure the success of the indigenous employment. “It’s not about how big the company gets, its about how well its run and how happy the employees are with what they are doing,” said Ronald. Ronald has been overwhelmed by the support from the business and the local community since he arrived last year, and has since established Colleen and their children within the community.

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BHP Billiton will pay for the $25 million upgrade of about 250 kilometres of the highway as part of more than a billion dollars in preliminary works for the mine project. The road will be widened and the shoulders sealed to create a 3.5 m etreswide traffic lane between Port Augusta and Olympic Dam. South Australian companies PD Excavations and Bardavcol have been awarded contracts for works on a 173 kilometres section from Port Augusta and another 80 kilometres on the Pimba to Olympic Dam road. The project is expected to be complete by September. Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Tom Koutsantonis said the works would ensure the road can handle the increased traffic loads expected.

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Are you finding it more difficult to volunteer your time and expertise to the community due to over regulation and OH&S rules? Volunteering in Roxby isn’t a problem and anyone thinking about it should give it a go. I find it rewarding and helps meeting new people. MW I don’t mind police checks for volunteers. If it protects children from sexual predators, or old people from scammers and thieves it is worthwhile. Margi If all states go down the path of OH&S penalties it will need a full time person in every volunteer organisation just to administer the mind field of rules. I am against more forms of control when volunteers are just trying to help others. Police checks are okay but the rest is unnecessary. JB I think the Government should be seriously looking at ending free trade and introducing import taxes, how much longer can we afford to shift our jobs overseas? JW What idiots can invent such counter-productive decisions and why are we all subject to such idiocy? The mooted penalties for OH&S (Occupational Health and Safety) infringements will kill volunteerism. And where are we going to be when that happens? Tony

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paying the price for farmers in America who are protected by 19.19 per cent anti-dumping tax on orange juice concentrate imports and in other countries up to 60 per cent. Similarly farmers are subsidised by the United States Government just to grow crops. The same applies in other countries Free trade, the world’s biggest lie, is exposed daily in to different degrees. Australia as more and more farmers and manufacturers are Growers in this State are being paid the lowest prices on being decimated by cheap imports and together with the record for their fruit - if they can sell it! A reported $80 per high Australian dollar it is putting the nail in the coffin of tonne is way below the $300 per tonne cost of production Australia’s future. and this is common among other commodities produced We are selling our farmland to overseas interests, most of here. Little wonder the next generation is walking off the our iconic brands are now foreign owned and our economy land. and financial security depends on decisions made overseas. Their businesses are not competitive with the rest of the Jobs are being sent overseas as manufacturing goes offshore world and this has a flow-on effect to the communities they for cheap labour. live in. WHOLE COMMUNITIES WILL SUFFER. Of course Last week a friend conveyed his own dilemma – a story Australia’s G.D.P. (Gross Domestic Product) will also suffer, not uncommon among farmers across the country. He has along with our balance of trade. a $30,000 Valencia orange crop hanging on his trees and The push to the Global Village is stalling and maybe it is can’t sell a single fruit. That is despite an anticipated shorttime to rethink before we lose future farmers and there is age of orange juice world wide following frosts in Florida not enough food produced for the estimated nine billion and Brazilian concentrate juice subjected to tests of banned people expected in 2050. chemicals. The price of orange juice concentrate has risen by In Roxby we won’t feel the same pressure as we gear up 25 per cent since the beginning of this year and Australia im- for a mining boom and a very buoyant local economy. We all ports the equivalent of 300,000 tonnes of citrus in the form know people and other communities doing it tough so your of concentrate at the demise of our own growers. decision to buy Australian compared to cheaper imports This second generation grower identifies the problem as does make a difference if of course you can identify Australfree trade adopted by the Australian Government in the ian on the labelling. 1990’s when tariff protections were lifted. In a perfect world Truth in labelling is another farce - another story for it works – in this world it doesn’t. Australian farmers are another time.

he so called ‘global village’ paradigm is fractured. Cracks are appearing as protesters around the world are campaigning against the ‘village’, the banks and governments, farmers and industries are struggling.

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Clocked at 199kph Mice on the move Farmers in South Australia’s Mallee motorcyclist has been caught travelling at 199 kilometres per and on the Eyre Peninsula are reporting hour on South Australia’s Eyre early outbreaks of mice. The pests normally do not start to Peninsula, police say.

Police charged the man from Lock with riding at a dangerous speed and evading police after a short chase on Friday night. He has also lost his licence and his motorcycle has been impounded. Police also allege another motorcyclist was caught travelling at 163kph at Regency Park.

become a problem until autumn. Greg Mutze from Biosecurity South Australia says it is unlikely farmers can do much to tackle the issue directly. “No-one has actually tried controlling mice in mid-summer to prevent problems in autumn and winter but I suspect it would be quite difficult because there would be so much alternative food around for them.

Think Roxby Downs could do with a new blue 5km sign, then they can find something else to fill with bullets. Crosshairs Too many people are being hurt by the pokies and Andrew Wilkie and Nick Xenophon are right in their stand against them. Pity other politicians don’t see or want to see the damage. WA has got it right – no pokies at all and their pubs and clubs survive. RG

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Big Sky members to vote this month M embers of Big Sky Credit Union will vote on the (either in person or via proxy) must vote in favour of the sure members of our commitment to member services and proposal to join a wholly-owned subsidiary of proposal for it to be approved. A number of information ongoing commitment to the principles of customer-owned

Australian Unity Limited, at a meeting to be held on February 23, 2012 in Melbourne. All Big Sky members have been sent a member information statement and notice of meeting. If the proposal, which has the unanimous support of the directors of Big Sky, goes ahead, Big Sky’s business will transfer to Lifeplan Australia Building Society, which is part of the Australian Unity Group and would have around 34,000 customers and approximately $650 million in gross assets. The proposal is for the business to be renamed Big Sky Building Society. Both Big Sky and Australian Unity are mutual companies that operate on behalf of their members rather than shareholders. As part of the proposal, Big Sky members would exchange their Big Sky membership for Australian Unity membership. A minimum of 75 percent of Big Sky members who vote

meetings have been held for Big Sky members throughout Australia to explain details of the proposal and answer questions raised by members. Mr Tony Ryan, Chief Executive Officer of Big Sky, believes Big Sky will become a stronger organisation as part of the Australian Unity Group and provide more benefits to its members. “The new combined business would be able to offer our members improved deposit and loan interest rates; better transaction packages; new products and services including an online mortgage product; and an expanded service centre network. Members would immediately have access to an Adelaide service centre and we would seek to establish further centres in Western Australia, South Australia, Queensland and Victoria over time. “At the information sessions we held for members, a common query raised was about maintaining our level of service if the integration takes place. We were able to reas-

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banking. “While we have considered other strategic options for Big Sky, we believe that operating under the Australian Unity Group umbrella is the best strategy for creating an even stronger, customer-owned organisation,” he said. Under the terms of the proposal, Big Sky members would retain all existing product benefits and become part of an organisation with a broader range of products and services. It is intended that the products and services currently offered by Big Sky will be continued by the combined entity. Mr Rohan Mead, Group Managing Director of Australian Unity, said the integration would bring together two like-minded mutual organisations with a focus on member services. “We believe that there is an opportunity to expand our range of financial services with quality banking services and will be committed to achieving this,” Mr Mead said.

Have Your Say on NRM Investment in the Arid Lands NOTICE OF AMENDMENT TO THE SA ARID LANDS REGIONAL NRM PLAN The SA Arid Lands (SAAL) Natural Resources Management (NRM) Board is conducting its annual review of Volume 2 of the SAAL Regional NRM Plan. Through the delivery of the Plan the community will continue to benefit from a range of programs to help protect valuable ground and surface waters; ensure sustainable industries; help pastoral land management; conserve natural ecosystems; and encourage community participation. Public Meetings Members of the public are invited to meet with key Board and staff members to hear about the proposed amendments to Volume 2 (the Business Plan) and provide feedback: Iron Knob

Wednesday 1 February, [Rural Transaction Centre], 1pm

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Thursday 2 February, [Yunta Telecentre], 2.30pm

Further information Further information and an information package including the proposed amendments are available from the Board 8648 5977 or via the Board’s website www.saalnrm.sa.gov.au

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the sale of the business and property provides a rare opportunity for a new vendor looking not only for a lifestyle change but to capitalise on a very profitable business. “These businesses are rarely put on the market and this one is a real gem,” Mr Foreman said. Located 200 kilometres north-east of Coober Pedy, “Everyone in the area knows and relies on The Pink The Pink Roadhouse is on the market for the first time Roadhouse whether it’s for the local post office, gensince it was established in 1975. Steve Foreman from Dale Wood Business Sales said eral store, petrol station for vehicles and aircraft, fully licensed restaurant, liquor store, caravan park, motel and staff accommodation. Smarter Recruitment “The list of features to this property and business also include a three bedroom house with a swimming pool. The Pink Roadhouse has it all! “The only reason The Pink Roadhouse has been put on the market is because the current owners are looking to retire and relocate to Adelaide.” Expressions of interest are being sought and some features of the property can be sold separately.

he Pink Roadhouse, Oodnadatta has been servicing locals, tourists and travellers for nearly four decades and is the heartbeat of Australia’s most important heritage trail, the Oodnadatta Track.

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Opal Creek Boulevard, Andamooka & after hours by appointment

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2012 SCHOOL CARD SCHEME The 2012 School Card Scheme provides financial assistance towards the cost of educational expenses for school students of low-income families. It is administered by the Department for Education and Child Development. School Card assistance is available for: • Dependent students from 4 years of age receiving full-time schooling at a government or non-government school; • Independent full-time students undertaking 6 subjects in years 10 or 11, or 5 subjects in year 12 at a government or non-government school; or • Adult re-entry students undertaking DECD funded subjects. Eligibility for School Card assistance is dependent upon family gross income for the 2010/2011 financial year being within the following School Card income limits. Number of Dependent Children

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How to apply for School Card • Visit your local school and request the appropriate 2012 School Card Application Form and associated Fact Sheet. • Follow the instructions on the Fact Sheet and submit the form as directed by the Fact Sheet. • All forms must be completed in full, and where required supporting documentation must be attached. For more information please contact your local school or the School Card Section on phone: Free call 1800 672 758 or Website: www.decd.sa.gov.au/goldbook/ EDTREM012143

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ROXBY COUNCIL WEEKLY INFORMATION UPDATE

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WATER ACCOUNTS December 2011 quarterly water accounts have been issued and are due for payment by the February 15, 2012. POWER ACCOUNTS December 2011 quarterly water accounts have been issued and are due for payment by the February 13 2012. PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS Going to the letterbox and finding an account, regardless of who it was sent by, can some mes make us sigh! Roxby Council recognises that some mes it can be tough to make ends meet and pay a large account on me. This is why we offer payment arrangements that can lessen the worry. It makes sense to budget in this way especially for things that we use everyday, like air condi oners in the summer, increase our power and water use and accounts. By contac ng the Council you can arrange to pay regular instalments of any amount before your account is due so that the amount required to find by the due date is less of a hit to the hip pocket.

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oxby Council would like the day. The pool provided wel- of the community that submitto give a big thumbs up to come relief from the heat while ted nominations. The Sports and Roxby Leisure this week. the activities gave us the chance Recreation Forum of the Com-

For those that celebrated Australia Day the Roxby way, it was obvious the work and planning that had gone into the event. Thanks also to the Council staff who volunteered at the barbecue and a shout out to RoxFM for the live broadcast, interviews and providing the great beats during

ROXBY DOWNS.COM Council is pleased to say that our website has been given a fresh new look after serving our needs for many years in the original format. Many changes have happened in Roxby Downs and surrounding areas since the websites incep on. In an effort to make this website a significant resource to our local community and businesses, as well as being a way to look at Roxby from afar, we are seeking your help with the update. If you feel that you would like to be on the website, or your details are out of date and also need refreshing, please contact Dani at the Council to discuss it further. Dani can be contacted at stringerd@roxbycouncil.com.au.

When the town oval was upgraded with those wonderful lights, it was recognised that the smaller oval could also do with some work. Originally the lights that were in position on the town oval were going to be relocated to the small oval, but it was decided to install new lights that had multipurpose functions to enhance outdoor activities on the smaller oval. These new lights will be funded by a joint venture between BHP Billiton and Roxby Downs Council. The scheduled works include enlarging the playing field area to accommodate several sports. There will be four 25 metre lights installed by the completion of the project, which will allow Australian Rules training at night (and therefore give the town oval surface some time to recuperate during the football season). Other uses will include night matches of soccer, rugby, and softball to name a few. There will be the opportunity to hold other community activities and events on this field.

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Opal Road Landfill Opening hours 1 pm to 6 pm every day Disposal of household rubbish is FREE Levies apply for businesses

Library membership is FREE wide range of resources are available including books, DVDs, magazines and internet facilities Toddler Story Time 9.30 am

Recycling can be taken either to the Opal Landfill or BSH Waste Solutions on Gosse Street

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A quick trip to Woomera or Andamooka can see us in remote country that we can take for granted, until something goes wrong or we come across trouble. Remember - prepare, act, survive. We live in the outback and are already in a bushfire risk area. Bushfires can start and act quickly up here and the safest place is to be away from them. If you are travelling any distance during the bushfire season, it is important to be prepared, resourceful and self sufficient as fires that burn may be over a very large area and may be unattended. Being prepared also means you have checked the fire danger ratings, and are listening for warnings on ABC Radio (102.7 FM or 639 AM). Make sure you have enough supplies on board - including water, food and medical. Being resourceful means you throw

a woollen blanket, protective clothing (not synthetic) and boots in the car for the season and of course a good first aid kit is a must anyway in these parts. If you come across a fire in your travels: Ring triple zero (000) if a fire is threatening life or property; stay alert and know what to do; park in a cleared area and do not drive over grass and scrub; do not drive into a bushfire; and do not drive into smoke. Do not get out of the car if you are caught in a bushfire and protect yourself from radiant heat – put that clothing on that you threw in the boot. Pull over into a cleared or burnt area. Close windows and vents and put on hazard lights and headlights. Get down below window level and shelter under those woollen blankets. If you are on foot, move to clear or burnt ground. Stay low and seek shelter behind a rock, log or embankment. A wise alternative move, if you have the option, is to postpone your travel for a more appropriate day!

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munity Board also deserve our thanks for the Sports Awards. All nominations received by Council highlight the generous spirit of some very special people within our community. It was awesome to see such support of our community and we sincerely thank all concerned.

lthough most of us are back to work and not considering travelling on holidays for a little while, many of us still travel through remote areas as part of our general daily or weekly routine.

esidents may have noticed some work beginning to take shape around the small oval near the Lions Park. This multipurpose oval is being upgraded by Roxby Downs Council.

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to ‘work’ off the big Aussie brekky (as well as a few laughs)! The Australia Day Awards recognise and honour the outstanding achievement of Australian citizens. These Awards celebrate Australian excellence in our community. Council congratulate all of our Australia Day Award winners and thank those members

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Mitre 10 carpark exit Residents are advised that Council has now installed directional signs for traffic exiting the Mitre 10 carpark onto Arcoona Street. You now can only perform a left hand turn when leaving the carpark. The placement of the ‘all traffic turn (left)sign’, the left hand arrow on the pavement, and the official public notification (which will be in next week’s Monitor Newspaper) will mean that it is a traffic infringement to ignore this and you may be fined in the very near future.

Jye and Taiin Evans at the Australia Day celebrations.

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Minister for State/Local Government Relations Russell Wortley (Labor, South Australia) and Outback Communities Authority Chairperson Bill McIntosh announced last week that the Committee had been formed to guide the future growth of the community. The Committee comprises of two Outback Communities Authority representatives (Bill McIntosh and Gen Cleary), two Andamooka Progress and Opal Miners Association representatives (Peter Allen and Rob Hancock) and an independent Chairperson, Cecillia Woolford. The move to a management committee acts as a fulfilled promise on Minister Wortley’s behalf, following his visit to Andamooka late last year, at which he pledged to put a development plan into action. “Andamooka has been forced to evolve with changing circumstances and now the way the local community manages its own affairs also needs to adapt as well,” Mr Wortley said. Until now, Andamooka has been run municipally by the Andamooka Progress Opal Miners Association, which is formed from local volunteers. It was foreseen that changing circumstances in Roxby Downs and Olympic Dam would put added pressure on those involved. “A fast growing and diversified population is placing increasing pressure on the volunteers who make up APOMA to deliver local management and services,” said Mr Wortley. “The proposed expansion of the Olympic Dam mining project has

also created an expectation that the township will attract new residents seeking accommodation and work outside of Roxby Downs. “To assist the future growth of this regional community, the Outback Communities’ Authority with my full support has established the Andamooka Town Management Committee.” The new committee held its first meeting last Monday and resolved to build on the contribution of volunteers and work with APOMA to advance the interests of the town. “Andamooka is the largest community in the Outback with a population that is keen to determine its own way forward,” OCA Chairperson, Mr McIntosh said. “The establishment of this management committee ensures there is a capacity to run local affairs without an over reliance on volunteers while maintaining a close relationship with the OCA to address issues such as waste disposal and town maintenance.” After years of self governance, APOMA is excited and relieved to be handing the reins over. “APOMA is delighted about the formation of the new Andamooka Town Management Committee and is looking forward to taking the pressure of the volunteers,” said a spokesperson. “The new committee will ultimately adopt the municipal responsibilities for the town, so they’ll adopt the management of the town effectively.” First on the committee’s agenda is to draft a proposal for introducing a Community Contribution Scheme by July 1, 2012, to help fund the running of the town.

Puppy school is back School is back and so is puppy school! Held on Tuesday night’s at 7.30pm at The Lions Park. For more information call Caroline on 0429 964 045.

Peter Allen will be a member of the new Andamooka Town Management Committee and inset; Cecillia Woolford will act as an independent Chairperson.

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Acting as an independent chairperson of the five strong committee, is relative newcomer Cecilia Woolford, who with her years experience living in the bush and drawing governance plans for communities and organisations can only help propel Andamooka further into the twenty-first century. Ms Woolford, who owns and runs her sheep, crop and wheat farm near Kimba on the Eyre Peninsula, also acts as a business consultant and has a strong history of involvement in the Eyre Peninsula Natural Resources Management Board, State Volunteers Committee and Eyre Peninsula Climate Change Leadership Group. She is also currently writing a new governance model for the Birdsville Races. “Basically I have a unique privilege in

my life to be able to live on my beautiful farm and work on projects that interest me!” she said enthusiastically. Ms Woolford has been involved with training numerous outback communities about governance, constitutions and constitutional changes and town and community plans for the past eight years. She stated that Andamooka’s change to a town management committee was a positive move. “Andamooka from the very beginning always appealed to me because it’s such a different place,” she said. “And it has a different set of challenges I guess you’d say, and even more so with the changes that are in the future.” The Management Committee will be charged with creating and recommending a model of governance that veers away from its dependence on the town’s volunteer progress association, and with managing municipal responsibilities such as town maintenance, utilities and the like. “The progress association has been doing that really hands-on operational

stuff for quite some time and it’s draining and it’s hard and it’s not sustainable,” she said. “We’re talking about looking at local councils and local governance, and that’s quite different to how the progress association has been working, so I think the move into that sort of independence is certainly something that we would be modelling and looking at.” She said the community mindedness and contribution of volunteers in the town had amazed her, and extended not only to the Progress Association, but also to the work of groups such as Frontier Services and the local CFS (Country Fire Service) brigade. She also assured that the Committee does not want to step on the toes of those volunteers that have kept the town afloat, but rather ‘make sure those hearts don’t get overused.’ “Everybody there has this huge heart with which they contribute to the community,” she added. The Committee has already met once, with the next two meetings to be held in Port Augusta.

What’s Rockin’ Roxby? Your guide to RoxFM’s regular programs* *PROGRAMS MAY CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

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JOB BOARD BOUNCE with Nicki K.M.A. with Kate JOB BOARD

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WEDNESDAYS 9am JOB BOARD 10:30-12pm BOUNCE with Nicki 3-4pm TUNES IN THE DUNES with Leroy 5pm JOB BOARD 6-7pm THE DULCET TONES OF STEWART JONES with Stew THURSDAYS 9am 2:30-3pm 4-5pm 5pm 6-7.30pm

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SATURDAYS 7-8am THE ROCK (Market days) with Andamooka/Roxby Bible Church 8-9am THE ROCK with Andamooka/Roxby Bible Church 12-1pm MAD COW with Schultzy 8:30-10:30pm SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE with Annette SUNDAYS 10:30-12pm OUTBACK TRACKS with JT & Kez 12:30-1:30pm GLOBAL LOUNGE with Tracey

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Pictured at the Australia Day Celebrations were: 01. Blake and Emily Francis. 02. Charlie Rigden and Demi Gow-Smith. 03. Skye Gill, Caroline Wissell and Olivia Gill. 04. Kimberley and Ciera Jeffrey. 05. Logan Casserly. 06. Samuel, Maddison and Cameron Qualmann. 07. Kerryn Jones and Kaye Doyle. 08. Jo Thredgold, Oliver Macgregor, Heather Leasor and Sarah Robertson.

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Also at the Australia Day celebrations were: 10. Callie and BJ Platten, Jeff Trussler, Jo Fischer and Sam and Lexi Platten. 11. Linda Wright, Nicole Wright and Amber Baker. Celebrating Michael ‘Poddy’ Howard’s 30th Birthday recently were: 12. Michael Howard with partner Christal McCarthy and daughter Maddison McCarthy. 13. Joseph Steinhauser and Dan Haines. 14. James Smart and Yj Walker. 15. The boys giving Poddy grief at his birthday. 16. Hollie Cockshell, Jess Weltner, Alicia Roberts and Elyse Weir. 17. Kristy Sunners, Chloe Chapman, Emma Killeen, Kristelle Cockshell and Mikaela Wedding.

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asman Resources Limited announced fined during WMC’s (Western Mining Corpolast week that the drill rig is on site and ration) exploration that led to the discovery of drilling is about to commence at its 100 Olympic Dam in 1975. Geophysical modelling by Adelaide Mining per cent owned Lucas Hill Project.

Geophysics Pty Ltd indicates that the source of the gravity and magnetic anomalies at Lucas Hill is likely to be a significant body of quite dense material, becoming more magnetic at depth. The modeled depth to this body is about 900 to 1000 metres, and it is undrilled. Figure two shows the residual gravity image from the recent geophysical modeling. The significance of the anomaly when compared to the IOCGU deposit at Carrapateena is clear from the comparative image supplied. Drilling will consist of an initial two drill holes, and further drilling will depend upon results. It is anticipated that the program will take five to six weeks with assay results available 4 to six weeks after completion. Should initial exploration prove successful the project would benefit from its excellent infrastructure, being close to a main railway line and highway, a water pipeline and power.

Lucas Hill is an untested but highly prospective IOCGU (iron-oxide, copper, gold and uranium) target located 420 kilometres north west of Adelaide, 25 kilometres south east of Woomera and 100 kilometres south of Olympic Dam in South Australia and is not part of Tasman’s joint venture with Rio Tinto. The target was identified on the basis of the following parameters: •A discrete, probably basement-sourced gravity anomaly, apparently larger in area and of comparable strength to the Carrapateena deposit, 48 kilometres to the east northeast; •An associated magnetic anomaly of comparable area to the gravity anomaly; •A prime regional location – within the highest priority, IOCGU Potential Zone one as defined by Geoscience Australia; •Coincident and aligned along a major west northwest tectonic lineament as originally de-

Onsite drug tests in question Safe Work Australia and the National Mine Safety Framework (NMSF) must abandon proposals that would impede mining employers from administering the onsite drug and alcohol tests that best suit their enterprises, resource industry employer group AMMA (Australian Mines and Metals Association) has said. With the National Mining Regulations currently being finalised, AMMA has previously raised its concerns about proposed limitations on drug and alcohol testing procedures under the soon-to-be harmonised OHS regulations for onshore mining operators. The regulatory model developed under the auspices of Safe Work Australia and the NMSF would require majority consent from a workforce before an employer could implement a drug and alcohol testing system based on anything other than saliva. “If the regulations go ahead as proposed, mining employers would have no provision for onsite urine or breath testing without the support of workers and unions. This would be a retrograde step in ensuring safety on mine sites,” said Geoff Bull, AMMA Director of

Workplace Policy. “A MM A has commissioned expert pharmacological research that shows saliva testing is far inferior to urine testing, seriously undermining an employer’s capacity for detection in order to best manage their duties under Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) laws. “We fear this will exponentially increase the risk of employees being drug and alcoholimpaired at work, posing a serious safety risk to themselves and others.” The research into the efficacy of saliva testing versus urine testing also revealed that only urine tests can reliably detect extreme ‘hangover effects’ of drugs; oral fluid tests are far more likely to produce false negatives; and saliva testing is more vulnerable to ‘masking’ techniques to prevent detection. “In order to fulfil their onerous obligations under current and future OHS laws, employers must be able to manage the risks associated with drug and alcohol use on their worksites in the most optimal way,” Mr Bull said.

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JOINING FORUMS If you would like to join a forum and would like more information please contact the following people.

his week we start a series of articles that will feature each our Community Forums, which are ‘subcommittees’ of the Roxby Downs Community Board.

New members are always welcome.

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As you read about our Forums we ask that you consider the important work these volunteers are doing on behalf of your community. Perhaps join us as we work together to made Roxby Downs an even greater place to call home.

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he Women’s Network was officially formed as a Forum of the Community Board in September 2010.

The original purpose, taken from the minutes of that meeting, was to create events and projects that increase the participation of women in community life. These events were to have a social and or personal and professional development focus or both. Since 2010 the Women’s Network has achieved some wonderful milestones and provided a catalyst of engagement for women from all walks of life that call Roxby Downs and surrounds home. The group actively welcomes women to attend meetings and events, listen to the local needs of women and provides advocacy and a voice for them to the Roxby Downs Community Board and other community groups or services. The Women’s Network Executive Committee currently consists of Kaye Doyle, Michelle Hales, Karen Russell, and Amanda Hudson with committee members Grace Morakai, Mary Lewis, Kath Messner, Jane Gloster, Carmen Jackson, Viv Holloway, Heather Smith, Vanja Perovic-Vukotic and Nikki-Sue Brecker. The Network recently completed some strategic planning activities and the Women’s Network has built upon the original purpose to embrace the following vision on behalf of the Women of Roxby Downs Roxby Downs : • Regularly holds women focussed, culturally diverse events that are inclusive of all women in the region; • Has a network that connects women’s diverse needs within the community and sources an avenue to be heard; • A community where the information women need is accessible, fully integrated, and adequately disseminated. It is also a community that respects women’s rights to access this information; • A community with a focus on physical, emotional, mental and spiritual heath and well being which then contributes to the functionality of the entire community; • Is a town that supports young women by providing programs and activities that encourage personal development so that they can confidentially contribute to the community;

Vivienne Holloway 0448 059 168 6.15pm Thursday February 2 Council Board Room

COMMUNITY BOARD Michelle Hales 0418 833 818

EDUCATION and WORKPLACE TRAINING The Women’s Network members; Rev Mary Lewis, Jo Culf, Vivienne Holloway, Kath Messner, Amanda Hudson, Michelle Hales, Kaye Doyle and Karen Russell. • Women’s Network is an effective advocate for professional opportunities for women in employment and education and; • Recognises and celebrates cultural diversity and actively supports women and families in other cultures. One of the major events hosted by the forum is the International Women’s Day, an annual event recognised around the world to inspire women and celebrate their achievements as a global web of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all around the world. International Women’s Day is observed on March 8 each year. This year in Roxby Downs we will be holding an event in the evening, but more on that in coming editions of The Monitor. Previous events have included High Tea held at the ‘Outback Tearooms’, which saw 80 or so ladies enjoying a glorious afternoon tea with all the trimmings. Over $2,000 was raised during

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this event and will be used to purchase toys for local children with special needs. Donations from other events have gone to a Queensland women’s shelter destroyed in the floods of early 2011 and in 2010, proceeds were donated to an orphanage in Nepal. (This donation was hand delivered by Mary Lewis.) As you can see, the Women’s Network is an all embracing group of women who are dedicated to ensuring the women of our region are able to enjoy a lifestyle of personal and professional growth, happiness and wellbeing. The committee works hard to bring events and opportunities to local women and is committed to enjoying the journey and one another’s company whilst raising funds and awareness of women’s issues, both locally and globally. If you would like to join the Women’s Network, please contact Kath Messner on 0438 871 153 for more information.

SPORTS and RECREATION FORUM Damien Condon 0439 862 784

COMMUNITY GARDEN Patrik Ibele 8671 0168

HEALTH FORUM Karen Russell 8671 9020

ROXBY ROADSAFE MEETING 5.30 pm Thursday February 9

WOMEN’S NETWORK Kath Messner 0438 871 153 Thursday February 2 8.30am Dunes Cafe

BOARD MEETINGS

WHO’S ON THE BOARD

CONTACTING THE BOARD

Board meetings are held on the last Monday of the month.

Teresa Baddeley • Darren Smith

For further information, advice or general questions please contact:

Members of the public are welcome to attend and observe. If you would like to make a presentation or raise an issue, please contact the Executive Officer on 0418 833 818 so that you can be included on the agenda. Confidential discussions with the Board can be arranged if required.

Michelle Davis • George Giakoumis Vicki Mason • Gaylene Crane Mary Lewis • Liz Rogers • Cindy Harrichund • Bill Boehm Chad Menzies • Heath Murry • Michael Esposito •

Michelle Hales, Executive Officer Roxby Downs Community Board Inc. PO Box 85 Roxby Downs SA 5725 Mobile: 0418 833 818 Email: halesm@roxbycouncil.com.au

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POSITIONS VACANT

CAFÉ ASSISTANT / COOK Casual Position Dunes Café is situated in the heart of Roxby Downs Cultural Precinct making it the perfect location for breakfast, lunch and morning or afternoon coffee. Its seating is for approximately 67 people making it a great location for social gatherings, meetings and functions. Responsibilities: • Customer Service; • General cleaning; • Hot and cold beverage making; • Preparation of meals; • Preparation of food for functions; • Setting up for functions.

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Client Services Officer The Client Services Officer will be responsible for undertaking a range of keyboard and administrative tasks which contribute to the provision of clerical support and provides enhanced customer service to SAPOL clients.

ROXBY DOWNS POLICE STATION Temporary – Full Time Position is temporary for up to 12 months Vac No: T8909/2011 $44,479 – $48,143 p.a. (ASO2) Details of this vacancy, including the Job and Person Specification, are available at www.vacancies.sa.gov.au refer to Vacancy T8909/2011. For further enquiries please contact Angela Kennett on 8648 5042.

Previous experience preferred but not essential. On the job training will be provided.

Applications close: 5.00pm Friday 3 February 2011

Part time – days/hours to be negotiated A fantastic opportunity exists with Sodexo Remotes Sites, a recognised leader in the provision of high quality food and total management services to the mining, construction and oil/gas industry in Australia (onshore/offshore) and throughout Asia Pacific. We are seeking a qualified Safety Professional, with experience in the mining/hospitality sector to provide HSEQ support on a part time basis at Olympic Village. The position will be responsible for assisting the HSEQ department with the co-ordination, training, auditing and assessment of OH&S, Food Safety and Environmental initiatives. Responsibilities include • Implementation, delivery and monitoring of safety initiatives to support a zero harm workplace • Co-ordination of site safety meetings • Ongoing implementation of lean board initiatives • Implement and monitor all HSEQ policies, guidelines and procedures across the site • Ensure compliance to regulatory and governance requirements • Ensure compliance to Sodexo standards regarding HSEQ training The successful individual will possess the following: • Demonstrable experience gained within the hospitality industry • Demonstrable experience gained within the mining industry • Knowledge of site specific safety initiatives such as CFIT, BALL • Tertiary qualifications in HSEQ

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Roxby Early Learning Community Group Inc. is seeking a

If you believe you have the skills and experience for this role please forward your CV to rebecca.jansen@sodexo.com All final applicants for this position will be asked to provide a criminal record check. Please note that this position is exempt from the operation of spent convictions laws and all offences must be declared. However, all applications will be considered on their merits.

Diploma qualified childcare Educator for our new service.

MPS Building and Electrical based in Roxby Downs SA offer our people a diverse and challenging career with a high focus on safety and customer service. We are currently seeking qualified and experienced personnel for an immediate start to join their team.

Site Electrical Supervisor Electrical Project Coordinator/ Estimator Very attractive and competitive salary packages offered. Short listed applicants will be asked to provide/obtain a SA Police Clearance and be willing to participate in a pre-employment medical including drug and alcohol testing.

Applicants should have: • A Diploma of Children’s Services or equivalent qualifications • Child safe environment training • Current first aid • Current National Criminal History Record Check and Screening Assessment. • Knowledge of the Early Years Learning Framework Importantly we are looking for staff who have excellent communication skills and understand the importance of providing outstanding care for the children in our service. For further information please call the Director Gail Reid on 8671 0054 or 0439 683 609. Email: roxbyelcg@gmail.com

Please forward your resume to: HR Coordinator MPS Building and Electrical Phone: 867 11353 Fax: 8671 2229 Email: kfalkinder@mpsgroup.net.au

Swimming Instructor Are you an experienced Swimming Instructor? Are you looking for a new challenge? Are you interested in becoming a Swimming Instructor?

Kiosk Casual Positions Roxby Leisure is seeking vibrant and energetic people to join their Customer Service team. Responsibilities: • Customer Service; • General cleaning; • Serving and preparing of hot food, confectionary, drinks etc; • Assisting with Stock takes. Essential: • Available to work over a 7 day roster within the hours of 5.30am – 10.30pm. Previous experience preferred but not essential. On the job training will be provided. If you are a friendly person, hard working, good with customers, reliable and trustworthy. For more information on shift times please contact me. Please send a copy of your cover letter and resume to: Dani Furbow – Human Resources Officer Roxby Leisure PO Box 300, Roxby Downs SA 5725 Phone: 08 8671 0500 or 0447 888 337 Email: danielle@roxbyleisure.com

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Roxby Leisure is seeking passionate Swimming Instructors to teach babies, children and adults how to swim and about water safety. Training in becoming a Swimming instructor will be provided to the right candidate. Responsibilities: • Customer Service; • Promote program and services; • Teaching swimming classes of mixed age and ability; • Ensuring the smooth and efficient delivery of swimming lesson program; • Ensuring a safe and secure environment for visitors and employees; • Developing positive relationships with class participants and guardians; • Ensure equipment is safe, regularly inspected • Administration duties as required; Essential: • Current AUSTSWIM Teacher; • Current CPR Certificate; • Current Senior First Aid Certificate; • Ability to work early mornings, afternoons and evenings. Please send an updated copy of your cover letter and resume to: Dani Furbow – Human Resources Officer Roxby Leisure PO Box 300, Roxby Downs SA 5725 Phone: 08 8671 0500 or 0447 888 337 Email: danielle@roxbyleisure.com

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FOR SALE SHED and shack at Morgan $89,000. Close to river, shops and hotels. Ph Angie 88 922 068 or 88 922 061 (work).

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Essential: • Available to work over a 7 day roster and some out of hours; • Experience in preparing meals; • Experience in working in a café environment.

If you are a friendly person, hard working, good with customers, reliable and trustworthy. Please send a copy of your cover letter and resume to: Dani Furbow – Human Resources Officer Roxby Leisure PO Box 300, Roxby Downs SA 5725 Phone: 08 8671 0500 or 0447 888 337 Email: danielle@roxbyleisure.com

POSITIONS VACANT

Part Time Office / OHS Administrator Savcor Pty Ltd currently seeks a Part Time Office / OHS Administrator based at our Olympic Dam Operations site. Reporting to the Site Contract Manager, this role allows the successful candidate to work flexible hours of approximately 25 hours per week Monday to Friday. To be successful in this role you must have: · Experience in the mining or construction industry in a similar role is advantageous · Professional phone manner · Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications · High attention to detail · Willingness to learn and develop with the company · OH&S experience advantageous The ideal applicant should possess: · Answering of all incoming calls and delegating as required · Supporting the OHS department · Maintaining filing systems · Taking minutes where required · Booking flights and arranging accommodation for Savcor employees · Arrange site inductions · General administrative duties For more information or for a confidential discussion regarding this role please contact Nikki Faint on (08) 9248 8999 or alternatively, click “Apply Now” below to submit your CV and three contactable references. Savcor Finn Pty Ltd is subsidiary of Savcor Group Limited (ASX: SAV) which is a leading global technology company specializing in the protection, structural rehabilitation and maintenance technologies in infrastructure, mining and industrial sectors.

PUBLIC NOTICES GERRY Dublin’s Meat Store. Top quality, grain fed meat at affordable prices. New $230 freezer pack (mix and match). Includes 2kg lamb roast, 1kg beef schnitzel, 2kg pork roast, 1kg chicken schnitzel, 2kg beef roast, 1kg budget bacon, 2kg roast chicken, 2kg marinated chicken wings, 1kg BBQ steak, 2kg beef sausages, 1kg beef mince, 20 gourmet patties, 1kg BBQ lamb chops, 1 large mettwurst, 1kg pork leg chops, 1 bottle marinade and 1kg diced steak. Phone: 8529 2229. ROSEMONT Collectables ‘Old and Modern Pre~Loved Wa r e s ’ . B r i n g i n g beautiful treasures ‘straight to your door’. Specialising in shabby chic, French provincial, vintage, retro, country curios and much more. Visit us at www. rosemontcollectables. com . Become a fan of our Facebook page and mention this ad for 10% off your 1st mail-order. info@rosemontcollectables.com.

Olympic Dam Netball Club AGM Olympic Dam Netball Annual General Meeting

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012 7 pm at the OD Football Club For more information please contact Beth on 04088 18449 or bethandrubbish@ bigpond.com

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Big win for Rogues Tristan Baldey helped take Rogues score to 84 before getting out for an even 50.

NEWS from the pool Country Championships The biggest meet of the year was a fantastic experience for all involved and the Roxby Downs Swimming Club was well represented by all swimmers, officials and team support members. Our swimmers competed with vigour and great sportsmanship for the four days of competition in some very hot and windy weather at times. Despite this there were many personal bests (PB) achieved by the swimmers with the stand out of a 51 second PB swum by Tex Harrison in the Superfish competition on Thursday night. A mighty effort indeed seeing this was the first time Tex had competed in a 50 metre pool. Congratulations go to all our competitors for their dedication and commitment to this meet as it is very demanding and gruelling four days. A big thank you must go to our Team Manager, Wendy Lowe, who ensured everything was catered for and organised at all times so the team only had to focus on the job at hand. Thanks also goes to Darren Lowe who officiated for the four day meet in various roles and is an essential and at times very demanding role in a competition at this level. Congratulations go the coaching staff on a successful meet and a big thank you to the support team of Harry, Vicki and Greg for making lots of noise and cheering our competitors on. As mentioned before it was a great meet and all the team did the Green, Black and White, and their town very proud indeed.

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he top two teams in the Roxby Districts Cricket Association met on Friday night in a 40 over match, but the result hardly reflected the ladder positions of the Roxby Rogues and Olympic Dam, as Roxby Rogues won by a mammoth 166 runs. The game began with Rogues opener Ross Mill out handled ball, a very rare mode of dismissal. That only brought the Baldey brothers together, and they took the score to 84 at a run a ball, before the older Tristian was out for an

even 50. Younger Brett was joined by Polujnikoff, and the carnage escalated, the pair putting on 143 in only 21 overs. Brett Baldey made his first hundred for Rogues (113), and Polujnikoff 62. Final score for Rogues was 7 for 259. Olympic Dam did not help themselves with their performance in the field, dropping at least 10 catches. Joel Nicholson made a welcome return for Devils, taking two wickets. Olympic Dam was never in the hunt in their quest to chase the huge score, losing wickets at regular intervals to collapse

for only 93 in 28.1 overs. The loss would surely rank as one of the heaviest in the club’s history. Connelly was clearly the best with the bat for OD, making 39 including six 4’s. Hooper was the other batsman to reach double figures, with 19. Main wicket takers for Rogues were Trotta (4 for 42), Boulton (2 for 17) and Muthukumurama (2 for 9). The result puts Rogues two games clear of OD at the top of the ladder with a game in hand.

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ndamooka and Wanderers met at Roxby oval on Saturday night in humid conditions with third spot up for grabs.

Wanderers won the toss and elected to bat and were in all sorts of trouble at the 20 over drinks break at 6 for 56. First over after the break Brad Cox was clean bowled by Cameron Viney but then the tail wagged well to get the total to 142. Great bowling by Ben Hann (4-14 off 8 overs) and first gamers Cameron Viney (2-11 off 8) and Levi Goodridge (1-26 off 6) was backed up by some sharp slips catching by Craig Rainsford. Andamooka’s sometimes fragile batting came out and looked really solid from the start with a 91 run opening stand with Craig Rainsford (46) and Greg Weltner (37) setting the platform before both being bowled by Brad Cox just before drinks. Andamooka lost one more wicket before Cameron Viney (19 no) and Man of the Match Ben Hahn (44 no) steered the smurfs home in the 24th over for an excellent win.

Your Roxby Downs Country Champs Team for 2012; Matthew Lowe – Captain Angus Harrison – Captain Julia Weltner – Captain Alex Lowe – Captain Billy Weltner Tex Harrison Wendy Lowe – Team Manager Tony McGauchie – Head Coach Phillipa Weltner – Coach Darren Lowe – Team Official Team Support – Vicki McGauchie, Harry Harrison, Greg Weltner

Roxby Downs Carnival On February 11 the Roxby Downs Swimming Club will hold its annual swimming carnival at the Leisure Centre. Clubs from all over the State travel to our carnival and compete in all types of swimming events throughout the day. This event is fully catered for and is a great day for the club and we would like to invite the community to come along and cheer on your local swim club. Gates open early and warmups commence at 9:00 am. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Upcoming events Please review the list below of upcoming carnivals for the season. Contact Wendy for any further information – 0409 002 576.Booleroo Centre Open – 26th Feb – Closing Date 28th January Port Pirie Open – 10th March – Closing Date 10th February Gladstone Open – 11th March – Closing Date 17th February Whyalla Open – 24th March – Closing Date 27th February

Training sessions New training times will commence from January 10 and are as follows; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 4:40pm – Set up and warm up 5:00pm – 6:30pm - Training

Headland brothers chase success

To keep up to date with training sessions available please contact coaches regularly and keep an eye on our weekly newsletter and for signage at the pool.

Australian home team. The brothers love travelling and love the racing lifestyle. They love the adrenaline rush and getting to see the country as they travel to different meetings. “I enjoy the lifestyle, the excitement and all the different people I meet,” Trent said. “What don’t I like about racing?” he joked. Trent and Jesse have a vision to make speedway bigger and more recognised around the world. They plan to travel to Kurri Kurri and Newcastle in New South Wales at the end of February for the Grand Slam Series, then Gillman for the final. Trent and Jesse will also trek to Alice Springs and Maryborough for other speedway meetings. “In the big picture, we want to be able to go to America next season,” Trent said. Trent and Jesse would like to thank Ian and Janice Valis, AutoPro and Broadspectrum for their continual support. Plans are currently in the pipeline with Northern Track Promotions to have a night meet in Roxby Downs with some of the best sidecar racers in the world set to visit.

It is essential that swimmers arrive at training following sun smart protocols including the requirement for adequate water for the training duration. Any swimmer not following these protocols will not be able to train.

Brothers Trent and Jesse Headland at recent sidecar race meetings. Continued from back page...

Mick lead the scores with 14, Trent followed on 13 and Mark Mitchell was the other direct qualifier for the final on 12 points. The final saw Mick, Trent and Mitchell against Treloar but Trent unfortunately had a poor start with his father racing away for a comfortable win over Treloar. Trent and Jesse placed third in the final, but their performance on the night has been labelled as one of the best performances of their racing careers. The brothers next travelled to Mildura for round seven on January 14 at Olympic Park where they made the semi-final but were excluded for causing an accident. On Sunday, January 22, the Headland boys raced at Kapunda for the Long Track Speedway placing first, second and first in the heats but regrettably finishing fifth overall with Mick claiming second place. Last year the Headland brothers placed third overall in the South Australian Championships, but were the second South THE MONITOR – Your Community Newspaper

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A big congratulations must go to the Port Pirie Swimming Club and Organising Committee for putting on a fabulous Country Champs, well done.

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Hot weather policy Please be aware that with the recent hot spell that the club has a hot weather policy and is enforced when the temperature reaches 38 degrees at 4:00pm by the Elders weather report.

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Trent and Jesse Headland at the recent Kapunda Long Track Speedway Meeting.

For the past two years Mick had won the IFM By Vanessa Switala he Headland family have three World World Championships travelling around the world Championships between them and a long to Le Reole in France and Coventry in England. But in a surprise twist, his son Jesse took the history of speedway and racing.

Roxby Downs local, Trent Headland, has recently been busy travelling around Australia for sidecar race meetings with his younger brother Jesse. The South Australian brothers have been racing since the ages of nine and four. They come from a long background of racing as both grandparents were racers and their father, Mick Headland, has been racing for the past 17 years. Mick was raised around car racing and has always had a passion and loved the sidecars. As previously reported in The Monitor, when Trent moved into seniors at the age of 16, he began sidecar racing and ‘swinging’ for his father. Once Jesse turned 16 he began to swing for his brother. When Trent moved to Roxby Downs four years ago he purchased his own bike and Jesse has since purchased a new engine. Late last year, each Headland raced against each other in an unusual occurrence at the 2011 IFM (International Motorcycling Federation) World Championships held in their hometown, Murray Bridge. Mick raced with his usual partner Paul Waters while Jesse swung for Darrin Treloar and Trent for UK competitor, Mick Cave.

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world title with Treloar as they held off advances from Glenn O’Brien and Aaron Maynard and Grant Bond and Glenn Cox. Jesse previously won the 2010 IFM World Championships while swinging for his father. This year the Headland brothers have been racing together and competing in the Sidecar Grand Slam and Long Track meetings. Their first race together for the season was in round four of the Grand Slam at the Riverway Speedway in Renmark. The boys made it into the semi-final and placed seventh overall. Jesse and Trent then travelled to Mount Gambier to race at the Borderline Speedway. Unfortunately, the duo blew a tyre in the last race and ended up coming seventh, with O’Brien and Maynard being victorious, Mick and Waters claiming second and third place going to Brodie Cohen and Cal Campbell. Round six of the Sidecar Grand Slam at Gillman in Adelaide saw Trent provide some of the best riding of his career in the heats. Heat three was the only heat that saw the Headland family lose points as they won their remaining rides. O’Brien and Maynard lead Mick and Waters and Trent and Jesse over the finish line. Continued page 15...

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