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ecurity systems at the Olympic Dam Air p or t have been upgraded af ter the Fe deral Government recently introduced changes to regional aviation security. A BHP Billiton spokesperson said the upgrades were installed over the last few months and the airport has now rolled out its new security procedures. “The new security measures have been in place since mid-June, when passengers were encouraged to test the new facilities. From July 1 the new system oﬃcially went ‘live’ and participation has been compulsory. “To comply with new regulations from the Office of Transport Security, the Olympic Dam Airport has recently undergone the construction of a new passenger lounge near the existing amenities block, with a capacity to hold 120 people, as well as the installation of an enhanced security system.” The existing terminal building has been extended to allow for baggage screening. The spokesperson said BHP Billiton has taken every possible measure to ensure that the disruption to passengers and the general public is minimised throughout the transition. As of July 1, 2012, it is compulsory for all passengers to undergo security screening, including x-ray baggage screening for both carry on and checked luggage, and metal detector screening. “From July 1, all pas-
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sengers are required to present for check-in at least 45 minutes before departure to account for any delays and the increased security measures will be no diﬀerent to checking in at Adelaide airport.” The upgrades have required additional, fully trained security staﬀ to operate the new system, in addition to existing staﬀ, with some of the costs of the upgrades being assisted by the Australian Government. “The Government did assist with some of the cost around the specific scanning equipment, while the other upgrade costs were borne by BHP Billiton.” Security screening will ensure no passenger boarding a ﬂight is carrying any prohibited items. “Comply ing w ith these regulations will qualify Olympic Dam as a category three secure airport, indicating that it has the adequate security measures in place for an airport that runs regular public transport operations that involve an average of at least 50,000 passengers per year. “As a result of the changes to these regulations, 35 regional and rural airports across Australia have improved their security systems.” Passengers who have not experienced aviation security screening before can visit TravelSECURE.infrastructure.gov.au to familiarise themselves with what to expect at an aviation security screening point, together with examples of items that are not permitted to be carried on board an aircraft.
Improving Andamooka’s roads By Jason Munn he Andamooka Town Management Committee (ATMC) and the Andamo ok a Progress and Opal Miners Association (APOMA) recently put in motion the re-sheeting of a frequently used road.
The project is a step forward in the continual process of improving local infrastructure. “It’s a road that’s quite steep and narrow and was previously just local soil; it had never been surfaced properly, so whenever we had a small amount of rain it was a major bog,” APOMA Chairperson and ATMC Committee member Peter Allen said. “Cars used to slide all over the place on the way up the hill because of the steepness, and residents at the top of the hill couldn’t get home, or go into town.” Re-sheeting is a process of scarifying and re-surfacing the existing road; scarifying is scratching the ground to about three inches, via a
scarifying attachment on a grader. “This is done to break up the surface. “We then identify suitable material for a road base, screen out the big rocks, which is anything bigger than 100 millimetres, then water the material and mix it in a borrow pit.” The borrow pit is used to mix the underlying sandstone or limestone material with small rocks and finer material, which creates the hard road base. Quarry rubble high compaction road base, commonly known as PM21, is the standard, but Mr Allen said it doesn’t work in Andamooka due to its high maintenance required and the shortage of water needed for such maintenance, so earth movers in Andamooka create their own road base. “The base is laid and graded, then watered to preserve the moisture because it tends to evaporate during the day, then regraded and rolled several times,” Mr Allen said. “This brings the ﬁner elements to the surface and
pushes the larger elements underneath; a bit like troweling concrete. “And that means you get quite a tight surface.” Mr Allen said the re-sheeting was scheduled for next year; however current finances provided a window of opportunity. “We didn’t think we had enough money left in the budget, but it turned out we did, so we brought it forward.” The re-sheeting was necessary due to the high usage of the road, combined with the problems associated with rain. “There’s probably about 12 families using that road, and it’s always been diﬃcult whenever it rained.” The re-sheeting should now resolve those hazards, and is one of several planned road maintenance activities as infrastructure improvements continue around town. “There are a group of roads that we have identified as being needy – roads of high traﬃc, so we’ve been getting more and more of them done and over time will continue
the program of expansion creating properly made roads.” Mr Allen said Andamooka is about to trial an additive product to the water used when laying the road base. “It prevents moisture from penetrating the road – like a sealant. “It’s reasonably expensive but if it’s done properly it can be very cost eﬃcient because instead of having to regrade the road every time it rains, hopefully, we won’t have to touch it.” As the town grows and the numbers of road users increase, the question of bitumen has also been raised. “I think bitumising roads is something that needs to be considered and we have identiﬁed three or four roads of particularly high traﬃc load that could use bitumen. “There’s no point in bitumising every road in town because it will destroy the character of the place, and if there are only two people living on that road then bitumising is unnecessary, but there are some roads that should be considered.”
Get behind Roxby’s Relay for Life ABOVE: Former Roxby Downs’ Relay for Life 2010 Committee.
oxby Downs will again hold the Relay for Life in October this year to raise much needed funds for the Cancer Council.
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The event will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 20 and 21, at the Roxby Downs Town Oval, and teams are now invited to register. Relay for Life is one of the most popular and successful fundraising events in the world. It is an opportunity for the community to get together and celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost to cancer, and ﬁght back against a disease that has taken too much, from too many. Teams of between 10 to 15 people are urged to get involved and raise much needed funds in the
months leading up to the event. At the event, teams walk or run around the Roxby Downs Town Oval for 19 hours. Relay for Life is being run in 16 locations throughout South Australia this year and has been a popular event amongst small business, community groups and local families. It is a great way to engage a group of people around a common cause and enables them to participate in a team building and a fun event that focuses on remembering those who have been aﬀected by cancer, and educating the community as to how they can take simple measures to prevent cancer in their own life. “Everyone involved in Relay for Life is united by a common experience - cancer - and in just one day people can make a lifetime’s diﬀerence,” said Cancer Council Relay
for Life Event Manager, Christine Robertson. Relay for Life events in South Australia have raised over $2 million to help fund The Cancer Council’s cancer research, education, prevention and support programs. The metropolitan Relay for Life event held at Santos stadium has alone raised over $1.2million. The inaugural South Australian Relay for Life was held in Adelaide in 2001 and there are now seven regional venues and new communities taking up the challenge each year. If you would like to become involved with Relay for Life please contact Kate Pederson on 0418 820 249 or Regina Qualmann on 0428 174 408. Alternatively, or for further information log onto www.relayforlife.org.au.
Diabetes - do you know the warning signs?
esidents in the Flinders and Outback are being encouraged to learn more about cardiovascular disease as part of an education campaign for National Diabetes Week 2012. Ros McRae, Director Flinders and Outback Health Service, said approximately 275 Australians are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes every day and as these numbers continue to grow, so does the risk of cardiovascular disease. “People with diabetes are up to four times more likely to develop cardiovascular disease, a group of conditions causing blood vessels to narrow or block the ﬂow of blood to the heart,” Ms McRae said. “Risk factors for Type 2 diabetes include, being over forty, being
overweight, being inactive or having a family history of diabetes. “The good news is that people can reduce their risk of developing diabetes or cardiovascular disease by adopting a healthier lifestyle. “Changes such as quitting smoking, controlling your cholesterol intake, monitoring your blood pressure, increasing physical activity and eating a healthy diet can make a big diﬀerence.” While prevention is a key factor in the ﬁght against diabetes and cardiovascular disease it’s important to learn to recognise the warning signs of a heart attack or stroke. Some people who have diabetes do not have chest pain when they have a heart attack. Other signs that may alert you include extreme fatigue, nausea, feeling anxious or
short of breath, sweating and becoming pale or grey coloured. Receiving treatment quickly can reduce the long term eﬀects of a stroke so it’s important to call an ambulance as soon as possible. Signs of a stroke can be remembered with the acronym FAST. Face – is the person’s mouth drooping? Arms – can they lift both arms equally? Speech – is the person’s speech slurred? Time is critical – get help immediately. If you have diabetes, or the risk factors for the disease it is recommended you get regular check-ups with your local doctor. For more information about diabetes please call 1300 760 177 to make an appointment with a diabetes educator in your local area.
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“The event is really promising and exciting!” he Roxby Downs Community Board has She told The Monitor the Multicultural Forum and been awarded $15,000 for the Roxby World Food and Music event as part of the Regional community would work together and support each Arts Fund, an Australian Government program other to create an exceptional event. “Roxby is a very culturally diverse community, the delivered by Country Arts SA .
community embraces cultural diversity. “With the Multicultural Forum we can achieve bigger things. “It’s a blessing to be in this town,” Ms Morokai added. Business and Cultural Development Consultant for Roxby Downs Vivienne Holloway said the event is important for Roxby Downs for numerous reasons. “The Roxby Downs community includes over 40 nationalities, which makes us quite unique. Great community celebrations are those that celebrate what makes us, us. “Understanding and celebrating this cultural diversity will be key to the community’s success. Food and music are easily accessible to everybody, and a great and fun way to share cultures.” Ms Holloway added, “It’s really important that the whole community is involved in this type of festival, both in planning, contributing and in sharing, so over the next few weeks we’ll be looking for people to get involved in planning the event.” The Honourable Simon Crean MP recently announced a total of $226,710 to fund 25 projects across South Australia to be delivered by Country Arts SA. A total of 25 projects received funding in the latest round of the highly competitive Regional Arts Fund, an Australian Government program delivered by Country Arts SA. Chief Executive Oﬃcer of Country Arts SA Steve Saﬀell said the organisation will be assisting more community arts initiatives as a result of the latest funding round. “We believe in the ability of the arts to enrich local communities and with many of the successful projects led by some of our State’s younger artists the future is bright for the arts in our State,” he stated. “The Regional Arts Fund is fantastic for our communities in regional and remote South Australia as it ensures we can continue to oﬀer support to artists working across a wide range of mediums,” he added. The next Multicultural Forum meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 18 and will establish more details regarding the event. Anybody interested in joining the Roxby Downs Multicultural Forum can contact Grace Morokai at the Roxby Downs Community Library on 8671 0660. The Multicultural Forum is creating a subcommittee to help plan and run the event. To get involved please She stated the Forum is currently in talks with email the event facilitator vholloway@roxbyleisure. teachers at RDAS and the school has been ‘very com or call 0448 059 168.
The proposed date for the Roxby Food and Music event is Saturday, October 13, 2012 with children’s workshops being held from October 8 to 12. The Community Board has also been awarded a Multicultural Grant for $5,500 as part of the State Government’s Multicultural Grants Scheme. The scheme assists community organisations to develop projects that increase the understanding of culturally diverse communities, participation of South Australians of all backgrounds in the community, and to help celebrate a value of multiculturalism. The Regional Arts Fund assists community organisations to undertake projects which encourage participation, extend or advance knowledge and the development of arts and culture within the community. The Multicultural Forum, which formed only last month, decided a food and music event would be ideal to bring the community together as they are universal mediums. Roxby Downs is home to more than 40 nationalities and the Multicultural Forum was created to promote cultural diversity. Grace Morokai, Chairperson of the Multicultural Forum, said the forum is key to sustaining the future of the young Roxby Downs’ community She said it aimed to bring people together in the community through food and entertainment. “The group is very young and new,” explained Ms Morokai. “The ﬁrst meeting was only held last month.” Ms Morokai told The Monitor the ﬁrst meeting for the Multicultural Forum was to brainstorm ideas for the event, which also depends on funding from local businesses. She said the forum is considering outside performers and acts to attend the event including African Soul, a Ghanain musical spectacular which will include a mass drumming workshop, La Bomba, a Chilean act including professional dancers to teach how to rumba and salsa, and Suﬁ Soul, a traditional Indian music ensemble with a professional Indian dancer. Ms Morokai said it was also important to include local community members with ‘hidden talents’, and to make use of local knowledge and stories. Ms Morokai explained the Multicultural Forum want to include various community members and different groups, such as the Roxby Downs Area School (RDAS), in order to involve a diverse range of people. “We want to involve young people so they learn to accept and tolerate other cultures,” she said. “(The Forum) would assist with existing programs such as Harmony Day,” Ms Morokai added.
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Police ready for protestors
APOL is urging residents not to be too concerned about the upcoming Lizardâ€™s Revenge protest festival from July 14 to 18. Roxby Downs Police OďŹƒcer in Charge Terry Boylan has stressed police will have more than adequate resources to handle any situation that may occur in relation to the festival. OIC B oylan said SAPOL has received various pieces of information from the community which has helped in planning for the event. â€œWe have a range of information that comes in from time to time about the protest, and any information thatâ€™s relevant we disseminate within the community as required. â€œIâ€™ve held community meetings with BHP Billiton and their contractors, the local emergency services, the local council, business owners and schools in relation to the upcoming event to reassure them that everything is being planned for and that the community should not unduly worry about the matter. â€œI stress again that SAPOL has done a great
amount of planning in relation to this operation and there will be more than adequate resources to deal with any eventuality that occurs in relation to the planned protest action.â€? OIC Boylan said additional police will be arriving in Roxby Downs in the not too distant future and are scheduled to stay for an unspecified time depending on the action. â€œAlso, as part of the operation there will be an additional police presence on the highways and roads leading into Roxby Downs to ensure everyoneâ€™s safety,â€? OIC Boylan said. After a previous protest in 2008 where participants left behind a terrible mess, some residents are concerned that a similar situation may occur. â€œAt this stage we donâ€™t know where the protestors are planning to camp,â€? OIC Boylan said. â€œWeâ€™ll obviously be monitoring that and I would hope they would leave it in much the same state that they found it â€“ to leave it in any other state would indicate they donâ€™t seem to care about our local environment.â€?
Toy Library seeking OAM winner to judge more feedback
By Jason Munn
he Roxby Downs Community Toy Library has been operating for almost three months and is now seeking feedback from the community. Toy Library Coordinator Sarah Kopman, together with fellow coordinator Ali Webber, established the Toy Library to fulďŹ l a widespread need for the service, and are now keen to learn the communityâ€™s thoughts. â€œEveryone who is using the service are providing great feedback, they are really happy with the variety of toys, and they come back every week to return and change those toys, but weâ€™re also very keen to hear from people about why they arenâ€™t using the service â€“ is it the hours, is it the toys? Perhaps they are looking for diďŹ€erent toys?â€? Mrs Kopman said. â€œThis is a community program â€Ś we want to make sure we take on board the communityâ€™s feedback and, if necessary, alter the service if that means it will better serve the needs of the community.â€? Roxby Downs doesnâ€™t have a dedicated toy store and the selection of toys available in town is rather limited. Mrs Kopman said this, combined with the practical reality of large toys
taking over the house, is what drove Mrs Kopman and Ms Weber to establish the service. â€œItâ€™s not always practical to continue to buy large toys; your house just ďŹ lls up with toys. â€œParents can come and borrow large toys they maybe wouldnâ€™t buy themselves, because they take up too much room in their home. â€œWhile cleaning of toys is a responsibility for borrowers, the Toy Library also cleans all toys with disinfecting wipes before they are made available for borrowing again.â€? The Toy Library is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9.30am to 12.30pm, â€œbut weâ€™re looking at the possibility of changing or extending those hours. â€œWeâ€™re also currently looking at whether Saturdays are a possibility.â€? And the Toy Library is not closed during the school break. â€œMost programs that run during the school terms and closed during the holidays, but we are open throughout the school holidays.â€? Mrs Kopman said the Toy Library can only oďŹ€er the service while there are volunteers to help. â€œVolunteers are always needed and one morning a month is all we are looking for.â€?
Above: Barbara De Fraceschi OAM has agreed to judge the Roxby Downs Community Poetry competition.
fficial judge of the Roxby Downs Community Poetry Competition Barbara De Fraceschi wants Roxby Downsâ€™ people to know you donâ€™t need a university degree to write poetry.
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you will have a multitude of stories to tell.â€? She said. â€œA poet often explores his/her private world; the act of sharing personal events both painful and joyous can be therapeutic as well as uplifting. â€œIf you have a yearn to write poetry it is a good idea to read poetry written by others, develop your own style and donâ€™t be afraid to break new ground. As a poet you can be a voice for those who cannot express their own triumphs or failures. â€œWith your words you can communicate with strangers, bring communities together and perhaps create wisdom from foolishness.â€? The following is a favourite poem of Ms De Fraceschi which was fea-
Entries for the competition are still open and keen poets are invited to pick up an entry form from the Roxby Downs Library or Roxby Council. Forms can be downloaded from roxbydowns.com before August 15. â€œFor me personally the purpose of writing has many motives. To create a poem is to enrich both poet and reader, to explore, to discover a greater understanding of self, to share experiences and emotions,â€? Ms De Fraceschi said. â€œPoetry is all about communication, it can be ridiculous, open Almost minded, strange or I nearly say I love you beautiful, bold or shy, when you take the ston e and a heap of other fac- out of my shoe tors invented or real, in with muddied hands fact poetry can be any- from pulling weeds. thing the writer wants I notice how thin it to be. Poetry knows your shoulders have grown , no statute of limita- the roundness of spine, tions; above all poetry muscles dented is the free voice of the from all those heavy loads. writer. My tongue recalls the taste â€œI write in a style of wine wetted lips known as â€˜free verseâ€™ I should have known which eliminates the to cup your cheeks, rhyme and is not con- dab the sweat, stricted by set verses take the loss. with regular line Instead I smile count. This is not a into another idiot silence, new genre, â€˜free verseâ€™ listen to the failure of summer, has been around for kid myself centuries, it is the there are plenty most popular form more summers of poetry published to come. today. â€œThe ďŹ rst thing to do is to decide what to tured on the Radio National prowrite about.â€? Ms De Fraceschi said gram Poetica. three major components Ms De Fraceschi was that beneďŹ t a novice writ- awarded an OAM (Orers are to observe, inter- der of Australia Medal) pret and communicate. in 2002 for service to the â€œAnother helpful sug- community as well as a gestion is: write what you Citizenship Award from know. Whatever your lot in life, whether you are the Broken Hill City a miner, a nurse, a truck Council in 2000 for her driver, a shop-keeper, untiring contribution to grandmother, philoso- various community propher or a simple dweller, jects and committees. THE MONITOR â€“ Your Community Newspaper
Teaching with technology
By Jason Munn ince S e ptemb er 2011, the said. “We teach Spanish using colour games Andamooka Primary School has been using iPads as a teaching aid and number games, which is really good.” The iPads are also used for storytelling and they have proven to be very helpful.
The Year 2 to 5 class provides one iPad per student which allows greater access for eﬀective and alternative teaching methods. “We take photos with the camera and import them into a program called “Pages”, then we write learning stories about them; it’s a form of report so we can document things with the pictures,” Teacher Meg Jolly said. “We also have lots of diﬀerent apps (applications) for diﬀerent subjects, for example we have a maths app where we give the kids 5 or 10 minutes at the beginning of a lesson to go through at their own levels they are up to.” An enthusiastic student, Tyler, showed The Monitor a music application that helps students record their own music. “There is a Spanish app as well,” Ms Jolly
where the students create their own colourful cartoons. “It’s a way they can express their ideas.” Ms Jolly said the iPads are a fantastic way to help children who approach learning in diﬀerent ways. “It’s deﬁnitely helped with kids that are hard to get engaged by actually sitting down and writing – it’s really easy to get them to tell a story in a similar way, but with pictures and speech bubbles and things like that.” Recently, students observed the transit of Venus through the Star Walk app, an astronomy application that teaches students the movements of planets, moons and stars. “The students were able to study the path of Venus across the sun, take still photos of the event and monitor the progress each day.”
Roxby Downs police news
“Make sure you lock all door, windows, n Monday, July 2 a 25-year-old man from New South Wales was gates and sheds when you are not at home. involved in a vehicle collision after If you are going on holidays get a neighbour or friend to check your house and collect falling asleep at the wheel. He was later reported for the oﬀence of driving without due care and will appear before the Roxby Downs Magistrates Court at a later date. Two breaks-in have been reported in Roxby Downs during the past week. On Friday, July 6, a unit at Olympic Village was entered and various items were stolen, and on Saturday, July 7 a person also broke into a unit located at The Dunes. If you can help with any information please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or the Roxby Downs Police Station on 86714200.
your mail and newspapers,” Senior Sergeant Terry Boylan said. “Remember to lock your cars and don’t leave valuables where they can be seen and keep your Olympic Dam site pass in a safe place along with any uniform or clothing with your company name on it. Snr Sgt Boylan also reminded locals to be vigilant during the upcoming Lizards Revenge protest. “With the additional people in Roxby Downs it is timely to remind everyone to secure your home and remove all valuables from your vehicle.”
Neighbourhood Watch group meeting
he Roxby Downs Neighbourhood including street kerb numbering and engrav- can suggest whether or not to approach the Watch group recently held a second ing identiﬁcation numbers on push bikes police.” Senior Constable Baggoley said the more meeting at the Roxby Downs Police and scooters. A Facebook page for the Neighbourhood numbers there are in a Neighbourhood Station. The meeting primarily focused on the roles that are needed to be ﬁlled in order to establish the viability of the group. Roles identiﬁed included Chairperson, Area Coordinator, Zone Representative, Secretary, Treasurer, Catering Oﬃcer, Publicity Oﬃcer, Recruitment Oﬃcer, Newsletter Editor and Property Oﬃcer. Some individuals who attended the meeting were elected to ﬁll a small number of key roles including Senior Constable Kieran Baggoley who ﬁlled the position of Police Coordinator, taking over from Andamooka Oﬃcer in Charge (OIC), Kelly Chidgey. Crime prevention ideas were discussed
Watch group was also brought up and the Area Coordinator is looking into the legalities involved as well as seeking promotional material from Port Augusta. Senior Constable Baggoley said the group would need 12 to 15 members to sustain its viability. “Neighbourhood Watch only works when people in the community get involved - and it does make our job as police easier.” OIC Chidgey said residents may notice something in the community and not know the signiﬁcance of what they’ve seen. “People often feel they don’t want to bother the police, but if there are people in the community they know they can ask, they
Watch group, the more people are willing to get involved. “The responsibility can be shared and residents need only put in what they feel they can commit to.” Area Coordinator Katie Meadow said if residents would like to get involved, but need to work around shift work, they can share email addresses with other members and pass on information or questions to be brought up at meetings. The group will have a stall at Market Day on Saturday, August 18 to promote the Roxby Downs Neighbourhood Watch group with a meeting scheduled for 7pm the following Monday, August 20.
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12 kilometre pipeline for Coober Pedy A n investment partnership and a persistence pays approach have paved the way for construction of a 12-kilometre water pipeline in Coober Pedy that will deliver strong economic dividends for the region. In Coober Pedy recently to make the announcement, Regional Australia Minister Simon Crean said a Federal Government grant of $910,000 through the second round of the Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF) will leverage other investments to bring the $1.84 million project to life. “This project will help secure Coober Pedy’s water future and is a great example of what is possible when you combine partnership investment and persistence,” Mr Crean said. “Our grant is being leveraged by investments from the State Government and the District Council of Coober Pedy to get this project oﬀ
the ground. “This project was unsuccessful in the ﬁrst round of RDAF, but the council learnt from the feedback, strengthened the partnership and persisted with the project. “Partnership and persistence have paid dividends this time around.” Mr Crean said the project will provide a pipeline from a sub-artesian bore-ﬁeld, develop irrigation systems at the town oval and extend the community orchard. “The new pipeline will save the council $140,000 annually with savings being invested in growing the population of the town and region in-line with the expansion of the resource industry,” he said. “The project will also create new employment and training opportunities for indigenous residents. “The skills learnt on this project can be transferred to food production, mining and other
enterprises throughout the region – an important step to break the cycle of lower workforce participation rates, reliance on welfare for many indigenous families.” South Australian Senator Alex Gallacher said the project will make an important contribution to the community. “RDAF is already making a signiﬁcant diﬀerence around regional Australia with $150 million distributed to 35 projects through round one last year including $15.89 million in South Australia,” Senator Gallacher said. “Projects such as this one have been selected because they have leveraged funding and demonstrated clear long-term regional beneﬁts, including jobs and opportunities for the broader region. Mr Crean said seven South Australian projects that deliver both economic and social dividends will share in a $27.8 million regional development boost through the $200 million
second round of RDAF. “The seven South Australian projects share in $27.8 million of RDAF grants but leverage a total of $94.5 million in partnership investment between the Federal Government, State and local governments and the private sector. That’s a one to three leverage of Federal Government funds,” he said. “RDAF is more than a regional investment program, it is driving cultural change – demonstrating what is possible when you prioritise, build partnerships and leverage funding from a range of sources. “Such a view inevitably results in buck-passing, inaction and a blame game. The alternative is a partnership between the three levels of government, and where appropriate, the private sector.” More information on RDAF projects can be found at www.regional.gov.au.
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Julia, how can 22 million Australians paying a carbon tax prevent global warming when 7 billion others around the world pay nothing and pollute far more than this country??? Ivan of the Far North The Germein Sisters that performed at the Golf Club last week were fantastic. Pity not more of the community made the effort to go and see them. Amazing. Amazed Lizard’s Revenge- give it a rest. Everybody is getting all worked up and probably for nothing. Let them protest, bet nothing happens in town any way. Sick and Tired It is disgusting the amount of rubbish, bottles and cans that are littered around the town oval after night football games. Clean up your act. Clean Up King How many people does this community have to lose for people to get the picture? Pull your head in- don’t speed, don’t drink drive, don’t put your friends and family through the hell so many have gone through already this year. Don’t be a rooster Age pensioners in Australia should be hiring boats to take them from Broome to the Christmas Island processing centre. They could then return to Australia with far more benefits as landed immigrants, free health check, free legal aid, free housing, and far more that the pension pays currently and the total support for the Greens. JR Dear Anti-Ranter...in response to your “rant” about Roxby Rant and Rave...if you don’t like it I guess you don’t have to read it. It’s amazing how many people complain about this site, but it still seems to be the talk of the town! Raver Now centre based sports have come to an end whatever will I do to fill my time? Too scared to run the streets in case I roll my ankle on the dips and cracks! Running scared Miners for the flag. RW Standing room only at the shed on Saturday night and most of Sunday. Hope my poor Power neighbours get over it! From the Roxby Crows Shed
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Cash flow lags lead to 134 per cent increase in insolvencies
estern Australia (WA) is supposedly booming, however, insolvencies have increased by 134 per cent in the state over the past couple of years. Cameron Belyea, the head of the WA restructuring team at Clayton Utz spoke about some of the underlying factors leading to these insolvencies. “In the mining services sector, although there are some huge projects in WA, there are cash ﬂow limitations out of those huge enterprises, one of which is there’s a cashﬂow time lag between a party skilling up and incurring the capital expenditure, incurring the labour costs associated with building into those projects, and then actually being paid for their services. “I think that’s probably the major pressure that faces WA companies at the moment, that time lag between putting in the time, the cost of incurring the services at their end and then being paid for it at the other end.
“The anecdotal evidence is it’s more the small end of town at the moment, the two to three, maybe under 10 person groups which have got to the stage where the capital cost is too high, the cash-ﬂow constraints are too high, and the alternative uses of their labour on personally working on the big projects just makes it more economic for them to close down and to go onto the mines themselves. “So the small end of town really covers every sector you can think of full retail services, tourism and other forms of services. “What we’re seeing… Is a shift to more turnaround workouts where the big end of town, the directors, need to strategically plan to invest into the future and to replenish the capital to come up with a new form of operational turnaround and save the business. So the big end of town is surviving more because they’re facing up to their problems earlier; the smaller end of town is under the cash ﬂow pressures that we spoke about. “Sometimes you wonder whether growth
is such a good thing because I suspect we’re going to see quite a few more insolvencies in WA. Certainly the fabrication, engineering, construction sectors are all said to be under a lot of pressure at the moment and the people that are speaking to us are in those sectors. “There are probably three reasons for that: “One is that they invested heavily into capital a year or so ago and they’re coming under pressure from their ﬁnanciers to pay for the loans that were taken on. “Two, they’re seeing the cash ﬂow pressures that we spoke about earlier. “Three, there’s a fair degree of interaction between the small fabricators and the large contractors working on these sites who are quite often oﬀshore entities. They’re requiring variations or renegotiations of existing contracts which small WA suppliers really just can’t cope with without coming under further commercial pressures themselves. Where they can’t then fund the renegotiated contract they obviously need to take some form of administration or protective action.” THE MONITOR – Your Community Newspaper
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Protecting your income is critical
inancial planner John Flanigan said people should be aware that most income continuance forms of income protection tied to super might only pay beneﬁts for up to two years. “Over the years I’ve been in the ﬁnancial planning industry, I’ve noticed a lot of people have a ‘salary continuance’ form of income protection in their superannuation fund. Most people are not aware that beneﬁts are often only paid up to two years. “So if you have serious accident or long term illness, their replacement income benefit would only last for up to two years.“ “What then? How would you pay your mortgage or other loans, buy food, run your car or look after your family?” Mr Flan-
igan asked. “I’ve been able to assist a lot of people in the mining industry with ‘top up’ income protection insurance that kicks in after their super income beneﬁt expires and can go right through to age 65. “Because it doesn’t start for up to two years, it’s relatively inexpensive. It’s also tax deductable in most cases,” he said. “It has been really popular because people in the mining industry are earning good incomes and commit themselves to investments, in particular a lot of property investments and take on loans. “This extra income protection insurance can help cover the payments and other living expenses if they do lose their income as a result of a long term illness or injury. “If you are interested looking
at this further, please call me and I’ll be happy to discuss it with you. I deal with a number of large companies, as a result of that; premiums can vary quite a bit.” For further information, contact John Flanigan, Authorised Representative of Charter Financial Planning Limited Australian Financial Services License Number 234665, on 0407 399 945. Disclaimer: this editorial provides general information only. Before making any ﬁnancial or investment decisions, we recommend you consult a ﬁnancial planner to take into account your particular objectives, ﬁnancial situation and individual needs. Charter FP and its authorised representatives do not accept any liability for any errors or omissions of information supplied in this editorial
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o you’ve been through the process of submitting your tax return and now you need to decide what you are going to do with it. There are two choices. A tax return can be treated as a bit of extra cash that you can reward yourself with – blow it. A tax return can be treated as a starting point for a much bigger goal – grow it. In most cases, if you haven’t got a goal in mind, then you will more than likely blow it. However, before your tax return arrives, it’s a good time to think about what your goals really are, and what you really should be putting the extra money towards. If it’s a house, consider where you
will buy, what ﬁrst home owner grants will cover (if eligible), how much deposit you need (this is your goal) and where you will put the money to grow it. If it’s a car, consider what you need it to do, how much you can aﬀord, what you want to pay (this is your goal) and where you will put the money to grow it. No matter what your goal is, the point is that you need one if you don’t want to blow it. When a goal is in mind visit theAlliance One Credit Union on Richardson Place to ﬁnd out where to put the money to grow it and how much to set aside each week to reach your goal. It’s a choice that is simpler than you think. So don’t delay discussing it with friendly staﬀ. It’s a free service that will
make a big diﬀerence in helping you achieve your goal. You can also access calculators that will help show you how long it will take you to reach your goal at various levels of saving. Just visit a1cu.com.au or call the branch on 1300 344 481 to set up a time to discuss with a service consultant. Alliance One Credit Union is the only regionally based Credit Union in South Australia and has a 40 year history in serving South Australians, including a presence in Roxby Downs that extends over ten successful years. Branch Manager, Lisa Polujnikoﬀ is able to oﬀer a full range of banking services to give you access to your money day and night, all with the latest banking technology and access services.
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TAX&FINANCE Important tax returns for rentals
New PAYG tax tables available
he Australian Taxation Oﬃce (ATO) is reminding employers to use the new Pay As You Go (PAYG) withholding tax tables from July 1, 2012. Tax Commissioner Michael D’Ascenzo said employers need to apply these new tax rates to payments made on or after July 1 even if some of the payment relates to work performed before this date. “The ATO recently wrote to 900,000 employers to inform them that new income tax rates will apply from July 1.” “If an employer uses a computer system or a service provider to manage their payroll, they should ensure that their software has been updated.” “Employers can also use the free ATO tax withheld calculator available at www.ato.gov.au/taxwithheldcalculator, to quickly work out how much tax to withhold from their employees’ salary or call the ATO on 13 28 66 to discuss their speciﬁc circumstances,” Mr D’Ascenzo said. The new tax tables are available from the ATO website at www.ato. gov.au/taxtables or by calling the ATO on 1300 720 092. Paper copies of the weekly and fortnightly tax tables are also available at ATO shopfronts and most newsagents.
eople with rental properties sometimes miss very important tax returns, according to Taxation Consultant John Flanigan. “The major deductions people miss out on is because they mistakenly believe they cannot get deductions for a property purchased as second hand. “This is not the case, as they can get building and depreciation allowances on that property even though it was built a few years ago,” Mr Flanigan said. “Basically, if the construction of a property commenced after July 18, 1985, and before September 16, 1987, the tax deduction for depreciation on the building is 4 per cent per annum and buildings built after the September, 15, 1987 is 2.5 per cent per annum. “The actual construction date determines the rate of deduction to apply.” Mr Flanigan said if investors purchase a property built in 1990, it’s very important to get a quantity surveyor to give you a report on the depreciation allowances that you can claim on the property. “These depreciation allowances are recognised by the tax oﬃce. You are able to claim deductions on not only the building construction costs, but also any improvements that have been added to the building since its original built date,” Mr Flanigan said. “As the building is 22 years old you still can claim for another 18 years,” he said. Depreciation on plant and equip-
ment, items such as carpets, blinds, ovens and air conditioners can be claimed and a quantity surveyor report would show all these factors, he said. “Another thing you are able to claim is any expenses you have in respect of depreciable items once you buy the property. “At the end of the day, if you’re claiming these depreciation costs it can have a big impact on the tax amount payable. In other words if you’re getting a refund and you claim these extra deductions that you may not have claimed in the past, then you can get an increased refund. “Even if you’re paying tax and you weren’t claiming these deductions in the past, the amount of tax you pay would be reduced. “The important thing is to make sure that if you have a property where you haven’t been claiming all the items as above, and building continued after the dates listed above then it’s worth going back and looking at the situation and perhaps applying for some amendments in past returns. “What I ﬁnd is that most people in Roxby Downs often own a house in another area which has been their principal residence but their now renting it out and living in Roxby Downs in rented accommodation. “If they are renting accom-
modation and don’t have a principal residence they will not have any capital gains issues for six years if they rent elsewhere and rent their own home out. “The point to remember is that the house that you own, you may not have claimed the depreciations that I’ve listed above. That is if the building was bought or constructed after 1987. Unless you built it yourself and have all those cost details you would need to have a quantity surveyor to do that.
“I do have people that I can refer clients to that can do this for you and you will ﬁnd that it’s very important when you’re renting properties, as the important thing to remember is that you should always claim the maximum amount that you can claim when you prepare your taxation returns.” Anyone looking for further information can call Mr Flanigan on 0407 399 945 for a no obligation discussion.
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ATO warns investors about tax avoidance schemes
he ATO (Australian Taxation Office) has warned taxpayers to steer clear of tax avoidance schemes as they prepare to lodge their 2012 tax returns. "It is at this time of year we see an increase in the number of tax avoidance schemes being promoted," Tax Commissioner Michael D'Ascenzo said. "Modern tax schemes can be very sophisticated and may masquerade as complex investments or other arrangements that can appeal even to experienced investors." Just like genuine investments, these schemes might promise you 'wealth creation' or ﬁnancial security. Others can exploit your social or environmental conscience by promising you large up-front tax deductions for donations to charity or 'green initiatives'. Many are marketed via social media or glossy promotional brochures, with oﬀers of exclusivity and the stamp of approval from so-called 'experts'. "As appealing as an investment opportunity may sound, sometimes the promised tax beneﬁts might not be available under the law," Mr D'Ascenzo explained. If you're considering entering into an arrange-
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Developing safety culture By Vanessa Switala
n eﬀectively developed safety culture extends beyond the immediate workplace and forms part of the way in which we carry out our day to day operations. The Contractor Framework Implementation Team (CFIT) is striving to develop such a safety culture with all habitants of the Roxby Downs area. Safety culture often reﬂects the attitudes, beliefs, perceptions and values that employees share in relation to safety. CFIT believes everybody should have a vested interest in their own safety and that it is important to take these values and attitudes home to assist in eliminating accidents and injuries. Pre-start checks can assist in eliminating accidents and injuries in the workplace and at home. Basic observations such as wearing enclosed shoes before using the lawn mower, checking the power points and leads before using an electrical appliance or putting on safety equipment before getting on a motorbike can be signiﬁcant. Everyday handyman tools around the household pose a potential threat to the user if pre-assessment is not carefully conducted. A chainsaw, car jack, electric drill or sander not properly assessed before operation, could present real dangers. Chemicals not handled or stored correctly could be potentially life-threatening for children and family members in the home. While at the home make sure you carry out your own pre-start checks to make your home and equipment is safer for you and your family. A safety culture should be developed throughout all facets of life to assist in eliminating accidents and injuries. The community needs to embrace the safety culture many
workplaces in Roxby Downs and Olympic Dam strive to develop. The community should always be on the look-out to identify hazards that may cause harm to themselves and people around them. Parents act as leaders at home and their actions reverberate to those closest to them, especially children. Therefore, CFIT feel it is important to set a high standard of safety within the home. CFIT is a conglomerate of contractors in the Roxby Downs and Olympic Dam area which are both proactive in developing and maintaining safe work procedures and are committed to support our local community. CFIT was ﬁrst established in 2007. Currently there has been $114,000 contributed from CFIT companies to the community from January to May this year. A CFIT representative explained, “CFIT companies are not only focused on workplace safety but also contribute substantially to the community in the way of monetary donations, volunteers and other specialised services that satisfy the needs of local organisations or initiatives.” These services may also include donations of materials, labour, equipment and general supportive involvement. Many community members beneﬁt from contributions CFIT have made to the community including the Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS) or the indoor pool at Roxby Leisure.
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he Monitor welcomes Gail Heritage as its new Managing Editor.
A country girl at heart, Ms Heritage was born and bred in Port Augusta, and although she hasn’t lived there for years, she still has family in town. “I have a real love for this part of the country after spending many years interstate in Western Australia and Victoria,” Ms Heritage said. Ms Heritage said being able to work in Roxby Downs is a dream come true. “It’s like I’m ﬁnally coming home and back to my roots as a country girl.” The new role as Managing Editor not only includes the usual proof reading and sub-editing of stories but will also include empowering staﬀ and developing ideas to give readers the very best local information. Ms Heritage originally stepped into the role of Metropolitan Sales Manager for The Monitor from 2003 to 2007. “I was actually very heavily involved with many aspects of the paper back then, including developing lift-outs and features, training staﬀ, and also writing general news stories and advertising.” Starting in newspapers as a work experience kid in Port Augusta, Ms Heritage entered the industry professionally as a 16-year-old cadet journalist in Port Pirie and Port Lincoln. “I’ve also spent time working in mags in Adelaide, doing food reviews and fashion parades... and putting together the ﬁrst Mining Guide for South Australia, but country newspapers are my passion and I love the ties with the local community. “I also spent some time in PR (public relations) for the Open Garden Scheme dealing with publicity and helping open private gardens and host events for charity.” Ms Heritage has lived in quite a few places, both country and city, and believes the experience has helped her develop a broad view. “I’ve worked on both sides of the newspaper industry, in journalism and advertising, which means I can see both sides of the ‘story’ when it comes to publishing. Ms Heritage is also a hard working mother of two. “I have an amazing partner, Spike (Adam)
who also works in the mining industry and has ties with Roxby Downs, and two great kids, Ryan 17 and Erika 12.” “Parenting has taught me patience and perseverance,” Ms Heritage said, “in a way no other role can. “Those qualities are a real advantage when working in media.” The future of The Monitor excites Ms Heritage, fuelled by ideas to help further engage with readers and expand on marketing opportunities to maintain the paper’s strengths and viability. After a diverse career in metropolitan marketing, Ms Heritage returned to The Monitor 18 months ago fulﬁlling a marketing, sales and features role. “It has been fantastic to see how far The Monitor has grown over the years.” Ms Heritage said the paper has launched many local careers, while reporting on a huge array of stories and characters, and will continue to build those relationships and strengths for many years to come. Retiring Managing-Editor, John Pick is conﬁdent he is leaving the paper in very good hands. “Gail Heritage brings a wealth of knowledge about The Monitor having been involved shortly after the newspaper started. “Gail is well respected in the industry and her background in both journalism and advertising gives her a good overview of all the requirements for this important community newspaper.” Mr Pick said Gail is very enthusiastic about her new role and is looking forward to becoming more involved in community activities and spending some of her time working with local groups to help Roxby Downs become an even bigger and better town. Ms Heritage feels exceptionally lucky to step into the ‘very big boots’ of John Pick, who is “a bit of a legend in country newspapers and a genuinely nice guy,” Ms Heritage said. “John took The Monitor to the next level over the past few years and I am really honoured to be following in his footsteps. “He has been a great mentor for me and has a wicked sense of humour that we will really miss.”
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Happy Germein Sisters Birthday
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By Vanessa Switala eorgia, Clara and Ella Germein rocked Roxby last Tuesday with a performance at the Roxby Downs Golf Club as part of their National Tour.
The indie, folk and pop sisters are currently on their National Tour and have performed around Queensland, New South Wales, Western Australia, South Australia and are now heading to the Northern Territory. Award-winning singer and songwriter for the group, Georgia Germein on lead vocals, guitar, piano and ukulele, has brought her songs to new levels with sisters Ella, on backing vocals, bass guitar, synth and cello, and Clara on backing vocals, drums and guitar. The girls have received widespread attention for their talents at such a young age. Clara is the eldest at 23, Ella is 22 and Georgia is 20. The girls are originally from Adelaide and are jetting overseas in September to record their new album in Ireland with the producer of The Corrs, and will then travel to Canada to perform at a music festival. Georgia previously recorded a solo album ‘Take My Hand’ which was produced with Ian Pritchett, producer of Angus and Julia Stone and the Beautiful Girls. The album was inspired by her travels during her ‘gap year’ to South Africa, Malaysia and Nepal as World Vision’s Youth Ambassador. Georgia told The Monitor, “I got to
travel overseas to Nepal and see World Vision projects ﬁrst hand and my role was to come back and speak in schools and tell people about it and encourage young kids to do the 40 hour famine which is World Vision’s big youth fundraiser.” “It’s a really exciting role and I’m really happy to be able to continue my relationship with World Vision as an Artist Associate,” she explained. Georgia added, “I get to promote World Vision through my music which is really awesome.” “A lot of the songs on the album (‘Take My Hand’) reﬂect my experience’s while I was overseas. “I also went to South Africa in April as part of a project teaching music to disadvantaged kids in the Kalahari Desert, and then I went to Malaysia on a music tour so the whole album encompasses a lot of the experiences I had while I was overseas,” she explained Her single ‘Puppet’ reached number 11 on the Triple J pop charts, received airplay in New York and the music video received airplay on Australian video show RAGE. “We’ve got some music videos that were ﬁlmed in 2010 or 2011 and they’ve been going really well on RAGE,” Georgia said. “I’ve been successful in a few music competitions like the International Song Writing Competition, which was really exciting, and some other Australian competitions.
“Also, the Red Cross Radio Competition which was writing jingles, so I do a bit of jingle writing which is fun,” Georgia said. Georgia told The Monitor the sisters really enjoyed their ﬁrst trip to Roxby Downs. “It was really good, it’s our ﬁrst time in Roxby Downs so we had a great time,” explained Georgia. “It’s heaps diﬀerent to what we thought it would be like. It’s such a great place, and a great town.” The sisters have always been involved with music and are excited to record their album together. “We’ve always been playing music growing up and then just in the last couple of years got our act together and did it together. Its good fun,” laughed Clara. Ella explained it is fun being on the road with her sisters, although it can be tough at times. “It reminds us of being on family holidays, and it is kind of like being on a family holiday I guess, but after a while I suppose you get sick of each other … but we’re really fortunate that we all can just get over it. “It’s not like friends, we can’t just walk away because we all have to go back to the same home at night,” she said with a chuckle. “As we’ve got older we’re a bit more mature and can handle things a bit better,” Ella added. To listen to Georgia Germein and the Germein Sisters log on to their website at http://georgiagermein.com.au/.
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ROXBY COUNCIL WEEKLY INFORMATION UPDATE Temporary closure for community library
he Roxby Downs Community Library’s relocation will mean the community library’s service will be unavailable from Thursday, July 12 until Saturday July 21.
Dog and cat management registrations now open
Pet owners are remindegional dog and cat registrations ed that unless their cat is are now open until registered, micro-chipped and de-sexed, and they August 31, 2012.
The registration will then be valid until June 30, 2013 and is valid from July 1 2012 provided it is approved before August 31. Roxby Council is currently sending out approximately 810 registration renewal notices for dogs, and approximately 160 for cats. “It means if they get lost you are reunited a lot quicker,” explained Roxby Council Customer Service Oﬃcer, Kerrie Thomas. Wandering animals at large attract an $80 expiation notice, and a collection fee of $30
have proof of this, they may not keep the animal at or over three months of age. Dogs are not legally required to be de-sexed or micro chipped in order to be registered, but would beneﬁt from the acts. “Micro-chipping is a really good idea,” said Roxby Council Works Manager, Peter Keller. “It ensures the early return of the dog to the owner.” Mr Keller went on to explain many dogs that are found wandering at large have often slipped their collar and identiﬁcation tag, making it hard to return them to their owners in a timely fashion.
Following it’s closure planned to assist with moving the library, Roxby Council will be providing library services to the community from the Cultural Precinct building from late July. Community Librarian Kimberley Hargrave said the move will enable both the community and school library services to expand. “ This provides a wonderful opportunity for both libraries to expand not only their collections, but also the services and programs which can be accommodated at each location.” While the community
library service is closed, library resources can be returned to the Visitor Information Centre in Roxby Leisure, and Roxby Council as an interim measure until July 24. The library’s wireless internet access will be temporarily disbanded; however the Dunes Café will provide a wireless service during this period. Miss Hargrave continued, “The Community library’s new location will be only a short distance from the school enabling improved library services to our growing community, whilst keeping close links with the Roxby Downs Area School. “Council has a focus on community initiatives and the new library location is going to be beneficial to the residents of our area”.
Revamped Roxby Council website a hit
o x b y C o u n c i l ’s revamped website has attracted high visitor numbers for the month of June. An astonishing 4,248 unique visitors visited www.roxbydowns.com 5,586 times from June 2 to July 2 this year, viewing over 16,000 pages. The top ﬁve countries to visit the site in chronological order were Australia (4,264 visits, 13,560 pages viewed), united states (475 visits, 765 pages viewed), Hong Kong (269 visits, 790 pages viewed), China
(231 visits, 265 page views) and United Kingdom (131 visits, 374 pages viewed). Popular interest was shown in employment and health, as well as general community information and the business services directory. The site throws a comprehensive view on the municipal works of the Roxby Downs Council, major employer BHP Billiton, as well as community media, community groups and statistics and popular leisure activities and sporting groups.
Expressions of interest open for cricket nets
oxby Council is calling for tenders from interested parties to construct new practice cricket nets adjacent to the main town oval. According to Roxby Council Works Manager Peter Keller, the old cricket nets were in need of repair after being there for over two decades. “The fencing needed to be fixed around it, the synthetic turf needed to be replaced and there’s no net above cricketer,” said Mr Keller. The old nets had to go to allow for the redevelopment of the small oval. “Council had put up the lights to fa-
cilitate the longer term plan of resurfacing the small oval making it suitable for soccer, football, softball and whatever multifunction purpose they want to use it for,” Mr Keller explained. The playing area for general sports has been enlarged to host games of Australian Rules Football. “We wanted to bring that up to a better oval standard and by putting the lights up we can now have an alternatively from the main oval where they can play football and it gives us a chance to give the main oval a rest,” he said. Up to three wickets have been incorporated into the plan, and Mr Keller
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said hopefully they will be completed in time for Roxby Downs cricket pre-season training. Tenders are invited from experienced and suitably qualiﬁed civil contractors. Works will include earthworks, concrete, synthetic turf and fencing. Tender documents are available from the Roxby Downs Council website www.roxbycouncil.com, with the closing date Friday August 3 at 4pm at the Roxby Downs Council oﬃces. For more information refer to the public notice in The Monitor classiﬁeds.
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The Board that provides a community voice locally Multicultural Quilt launched into community
fter many months of persistent work, the Roxby Downs Community Board launched it’s inaugural Multicultural Quilt last week. Designed to be a celebration of newly arrived immigrants to Roxby, the ﬁrst panel for the quilt was oﬃcially presented at this year’s International Women’s Day event in March. Roxby Council Community Projects Ofﬁcer Kath Messner said the Roxby Downs Community Board had successfully applied for the grant for the quilt, but the project was yet to get oﬀ it’s feet when she came along. “It was to be a celebration of newly arrived migrants to Roxby reﬂecting on their much loved homelands and greatly missed families, but it became clear to us that it was a more encompassing journey involving more sections of our community,” explained Ms Messner. In the ensuing months, generosity from members of the ‘Roxby Scrapbag Quilters’ and a new Roxby Downs resident, Mrs Chris Meyer kept up the project’s momentum. In the end, 33 women from 17 diﬀerent countries became involved in the inaugural project “One thing that is a constant is the incredible generosity, courage and unity that we share as women coming from many roads but here now together in this place,” Ms Messner said. In a heart-felt address, she explained the
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project was about more than simply making a quilt. “The project ended up being a great example of women taking on a personal challenge, working together across cultures and lifestyles to create something outstanding for our new and loved community. “Our quilt is testament to our diversity
and proof that women working together can create beauty from simple beginnings,” she ﬁnished. The quilt will be hung in the Cultural Precinct for the community and visitors to enjoy.
Volunteers ensured NAIDOC’s success
he success of Roxby’s inaugural NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) event was cemented by the day’s 35 volunteers, said Roxby Downs Community Board Executive Oﬃcer, Michelle Hales. The event attracted approximately 600 people throughout the whole day, and Ms Hales went on to say the Board was pleased to auspice the event. “The Board congratulates the organising committee and volunteers for their eﬀorts in making the event such a great success. The Board’s support included managing governance which allowed the organising committee to focus on the creative aspects of the event,” she explained. According to Ms Hales, the Board recently established the Multicultural Forum subcommittee to recognise and celebrate cultural diversity within the Roxby Downs community. “The NAIDOC event was an opportunity to showcase Indigenous Culture to the broader community and we hope that this is the ﬁrst of many more events,” she said. However, it was the contribution of
The unveilling of the Multicultural Group’s community quilt last Wednesday.
the volunteers that really ensured the day’s success. “The involvement of 35 volunteers is outstanding,” said Ms Hales. “Events such as this would not happen without the willingness of local people to pitch in and lend a hand.” Event organiser, Vivienne Holloway said local businesses had contributed $33,000 in cash and in kind support. ”Roxby’s inaugural NAIDOC week event was made a success due to input from the whole community. “Not only that, but artwork donated from both local schools, interactive stalls from both SA Health and Arid Recovery and a community team from BHP Billiton cooking the barbecue made for a great community day out,” she said. As part of NAIDOC week celebrations, traditional skills workshops were also held Monday July 2. “Young people learned dot painting from Colleen and Candice Taylor, as well as Traditional Woodcarving from Roy Coulthard. “A great day was had by all with some very beautiful boomerangs to take home as well as dreamtime stories shared,” said Ms Holloway. The success has paved a path for future NAIDOC celebrations.
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Full Time Position x2 Do you have experience in Fitness or would like to start your FDUHHULQĂ€WQHVV" Roxby Leisure is seeking vibrant, energetic and passionate people to greet our clients and provide them with excellent customer service. Responsibilities: Â‡&XVWRPHU6HUYLFH Â‡3URPRWHSURJUDPDQGVHUYLFHV Â‡(QVXUHHTXLSPHQWLVVDIHUHJXODUO\LQVSHFWHG Â‡$GPLQLVWUDWLRQGXWLHVDVUHTXLUHG (VVHQWLDO Â‡+LJKO\GHYHORSHGYHUEDODQGFRPPXQLFDWLRQVNLOOV Â‡6HQLRU)LUVW$LG&HUWLĂ€FDWH Please send an updated copy of your cover letter and resume to: (PPD:DONLQJWRQÂ˛+XPDQ5HVRXUFHV2IĂ€FHU Roxby Leisure 32%R[5R[E\'RZQV6$ 3KRQHRU (PDLOHPPDZ#UR[E\OHLVXUHFRP
Swimming Instructor Casual Positions x 3 Are you an experienced Swimming Instructor? Are you looking for a new challenge? Are you interested in becoming a Swimming Instructor? 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: Â‡&XVWRPHU6HUYLFH Â‡3URPRWHSURJUDPDQGVHUYLFHV Â‡7HDFKLQJVZLPPLQJFODVVHVRIPL[HGDJHDQGDELOLW\ Â‡(QVXULQJWKHVPRRWKDQGHIĂ€FLHQWGHOLYHU\RIVZLPPLQJOHVVRQ SURJUDP Â‡(QVXULQJDVDIHDQGVHFXUHHQYLURQPHQWIRUYLVLWRUVDQGHPSOR\HHV Â‡'HYHORSLQJSRVLWLYHUHODWLRQVKLSVZLWKFODVVSDUWLFLSDQWVDQG JXDUGLDQV Â‡(QVXUHHTXLSPHQWLVVDIHUHJXODUO\LQVSHFWHG Â‡$GPLQLVWUDWLRQGXWLHVDVUHTXLUHG (VVHQWLDO Â‡&XUUHQW$8676:,07HDFKHU Â‡&XUUHQW&35&HUWLĂ€FDWH Â‡&XUUHQW6HQLRU)LUVW$LG&HUWLĂ€FDWH Â‡$ELOLW\WRZRUNHDUO\PRUQLQJVDIWHUQRRQVDQGHYHQLQJV Please send an updated copy of your cover letter and resume to: (PPD:DONLQJWRQÂ˛+XPDQ5HVRXUFHV2IĂ€FHU 5R[E\/HLVXUH32%R[5R[E\'RZQV6$ 3KRQHRU (PDLOHPPDZ#UR[E\OHLVXUHFRP
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Sports Assistant Casual Position
Roxby Leisure is seeking a energetic and reliable person with an interest in sports to join their Sport and Recreation team on a casual basis. Responsibilities: Â‡&XVWRPHU6HUYLFH Â‡*HQHUDOFOHDQLQJ Â‡6HWXSDQGSDFNGRZQRIVSRUWLQJHTXLSPHQW Â‡6FRUHNHHSLQJ Â‡6RPHOLJKWDGPLQPD\EHUHTXLUHG (VVHQWLDO Â‡$YDLODEOHWRZRUNRYHUDGD\URVWHURXWVLGHVFKRROKRXUV DQGZHHNHQGV 2QWKHMREWUDLQLQJZLOOEHSURYLGHG If you are a friendly person, hard working, and reliable please send a copy of your cover letter and resume to: (PPD:DONLQJWRQÂ˛+XPDQ5HVRXUFHV2IĂ€FHU 5R[E\/HLVXUH 32%R[5R[E\'RZQV6$ 3KRQHRU (PDLOHPPDZ#UR[E\OHLVXUHFRP
Roxby Downs Council Tender for the Construction of Cricket Practice Net Facility 7HQGHUVDUHLQYLWHGIURPH[SHULHQFHGDQGVXLWDEO\TXDOLĂ€HGFLYLO contractors for the construction of a cricket practice net facility.
ABOVE: Grand final winners, Willy Wonkaâ€™s Nerds, Rachael Sheppard, James Oakley, Alex Burton, Nick Fernandez, Tom Gray and Stewart Jones.
Works include earthworks, concrete, synthetic turf and fencing.
RIGHT: Glen Mungur (Scorpions) takes control of the ball.
Tender documents are available electronically from: The Roxby Downs Council website www.roxbycouncil.com Tenders received in writing will close at 4pm on Friday August 3, DWWKHRIĂ€FHVRI Roxby Downs Council Richardson Place, Roxby Downs SA 5725 Tenders must be submitted in duplicate in a sealed envelope and clearly marked â€˜Roxby Downs Cricket Practice Net Facilityâ€™. Tender enquiries may be addressed to the Works Manager, Mr Peter Keller on (08) 8671 0010. Neither the lowest nor any tender request necessarily accepted. Bill Boehm Administrator
ABOVE: Grand final runners up, Scorpions, Lieta Van Rooyen, Lindi Castle, Deon Mynhardt, Bevan Fernandez, Glen Mungur.
EVENTS & FUNCTIONS Coordinator
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RIGHT: Stewart Jones (WWN) keeps the ball moving during the season final.
Please send a copy of your cover letter and resume to: (PPD:DONLQJWRQÂ˛+XPDQ5HVRXUFHV2IĂ€FHU 5R[E\/HLVXUH 32%R[5R[E\'RZQV6$ 3KRQHRU (PDLOHPPDZ#UR[E\OHLVXUHFRP
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LEFT: Nick Fernandez (WWN) dashes towards a goal.
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Sandvik Desert Devils too strong for roos Classic golf I results By Woody Turner
t seemed there were more players than spectators at Saturday night football as Roxby Downs turned on cold mid-winter conditions.
Best nett Woomera Best nett Roxby Downs
Glen Mungur and Andy Higet
Chris Pillar and Jeff Barrand
Tiffany Shah and Paula Mackenzie
Ladies nett winners
Rachael Schilds and Jane Hosking
M Bagger and R Williams
Nett runner-up division 2 Nett runner-up division 1
Andy Searle and Joe Blatchford
Nett winners division 2
Scott Mackenzie and John Bayley
Nett winners division 1
Ryan Briggs and Graham Wood
Lance Selleck and Grace Selleck
Andrea Freeth and Fee Bilney
Ruthie Dyker and Sonia Bayley
Div 2 gross runner-up
Stuart Johnson and David Zwar
Div 1 gross runner-up
Chris Pillar and Jeff Barrand
Div 1 gross runner-up
Glen Mungur and Andy Higet
Div 2 gross winners
Chris James and Eric Rognli
Brenton Huntley and Jason Hable
HAVE YOUR SAY . . . Do you enjoy the night football games or do they clash with other events?
The game started with both teams making fundamental turn overs. Devils scored the ﬁrst goal followed by two more before the Roos got on the score board with a point. From this point on the Roos controlled the rest of the quarter but poor kicking for goal let down their eﬀorts. Hackett was their go to man up forward. Tuohy, Monfries and Schiller were getting plenty of midﬁeld ball. Devils stayed in the quarter due to the eﬀorts of Clarke, Shaw, Francou. Neindorf and Spinks. The second quarter was all for the Devils scoring seven goals to Roos with no goals at all. The Devils started to control the midﬁeld due to Spinks’ dominance in ruck, feeding the midﬁeld group of Clarke, Rogers, Shaw and Francou. Harris on the wing played great footy and Hornhardt dominated across the centre half back. Neindorf and Rynne proved to be very dangerous up forward. Roos had very few players contributing at this stage in the game. Hackett, Troy Mulders, Ernest Walker, Monfries and Schiller all worked hard, but lacked support from their team mates. The third quarter was much the same as the second, with Devils in control of most areas.
July 7 golf results OVERALL WINNER
ANDREA FREETH ON C/B
ROBERT GRAY MARK DILLON NEVILLE PETHERICK MATT PARISH JEFF BARRAND 0
“I think it’s good. It gives families time to do things together during the day.”
LONG DRIVE A
LONG DRIVE B
LONG DRIVE C
LONG DRIVE L
“It doesn’t really bother me. The day games ﬁt better into everyone’s free time.”
“It gives you more time to prepare for our games. It doesn’t clash with any events I’m involved with.”
ROUND 10 July 7, 2012 A GRADE Roxby Districts 18.8 (126) defeated Coober Pedy 10.3 (63) Roxby Districts best players: C. Hall, L. Ryan, B. Baldey, C. Kenny, J. Anastasapoulos. Coober Pedy best players : B. Warren, T. Stewart, R. Williams. Roxby Districts goal scorers: B. Baldey 9 goals, J. Watson, E. Jones, E. Zeptner 3 goals each. Coober Pedy goal scorers: D. Warren 4 goals, K. Henry 2 goals, D. Dodd , K. Aitken , M. Grava , T. Walker 1 goal each. Olympic Dam 25.19 (169) defeated Andamooka, 6.10 (46) Olympic Dam best players: T. Clarke, M. Shaw, J. Neindorf, T. Hornhardt, B. Harris. Andamooka best players: W. Monfries, A. Schiller, T. Mulders, D. Vanzati, K. Adams. Olympic Dam goal scorers: J. Neindorf 6 goals, D. Summerton 4 goals, T. Clarke 3 goals, B. Rynne B. Harris, D. Moyse, J. Oliver S. Montgomerie 2 goals each, L. Francou D. Rogers 1 goal each. Andamooka goal scorers T. Paull 3, goals K. Adams, A. Moss, C. Rainsford 1 goal each.
PREMIERSHIP TABLE Roxby Districts Olympic Dam Hornridge Andamooka Coober Pedy
P 8 8 8 8 8
W 7 5 5 2 1
L 1 3 3 6 7
D 0 0 0 0 0
F 862 944 740 527 395
A % 349 246.99 456 207.02 526 140.68 879 59.95 1258 31.40
Round 10 results... Nyani Thomas C Jurek J Dawson
Justin Watson A Stone Craig Hall
Dale Summerton Nathan Gregor M Shaw
Ben Abela Matt Tuohy Jaydn Brind
Goal Kicker of the Year ROUND TEN HIGHLIGHTS Brett Baldey 9 Jason Neindorf 6 Dale Summerton 4 Dylan Warren 4
Tally after Round 10 Dale Summerton 32 J Harman 25 Ricky Prosser 20
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Far North Football League
FOOTBALLER of the Year
“It’s something diﬀerent from the day games I’m used to.”
Devils backed six in Hooper, Hill, Hornhardt and company not allowing the forward much ball. Clarke playing his ﬁrst game for the Devils and is becoming the most dominant player on the ground. He received good support from Rogers, Shaw and Francou. Up forward, Harris, Neindorf, Summerton and Rynne proved a handful for the Roos defence. The Roos had very few contributors in this quarter. Monfries, Hackett, Troy Mulders and Sporton tried their hearts out for their club. The fourth quarter was really only about both teams waiting for the siren to blow. This quarter was the Roos’ best quarter of the game scoring three goals. The last quarter also saw the return of the Devils’ dozer Montgomerie, who kicked two goals, and Roos’ Todd Paull also put a couple through for the quarter. In the end, the Devils’ were too good. Roos need more players to be playing for their team, not for themselves. Roos’ players should take this on board and give their supporters something back for their loyalty. Listen to Gotchy, Woody and Dags on the RoxFM Footy Show on Thursday Nights for the latest news and comments on the teams and their predictions for the round.
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Locals in Regional Netball Championships T
By Jason Munn
he Regional Netball Championships were held in Adelaide last week with ﬁve local players selected and performing extremely well. Madeline Young was selected for the Under 15s class, Lucy Prior for Under 13s, Danielle Weir Under 17s and Erika Syvertson selected as reserve for Under 17s. Local netball player and trainee umpire, Centaine Casserly, was also assessed during the championships for her C grade umpiring badge, which she achieved. The championships were held over two days and the Roxby Downs’ players competed as part of the Spencer Academy, made of players from Roxby Downs, Port Pirie, Port Augusta and Whyalla. There were eight regional academies with 80 players in each grade. The players have attended
monthly trainings in Port Augusta, Port Pirie and Whyalla since their selection in September 2011 after invitational tryouts, with training increasing to once a fortnight in the ﬁnal month before the championships began. Lucy Prior’s team in the Under 13s division won their overall grade in a ﬁerce game that tested the metal of every player, with Lucy being listed in the top 11 players out of the 80 in her grade. The eight academies represented in the championships were Spencer, Eyre, Northern, Lower North, South East, Southern, Mt Lofty and Murray. Proud local Rachel Young snapped theses photos of the players as she watched every heart pounding minute in Adelaide. “All the Roxby Downs girls played very well throughout the championships and should be commended for their skill and dedication, which required
Madeline Young (GK) reaches to take posession of the ball.
hours of training and travel, as outstanding manner, they have well as their sportsmanship,” Ms done us proud.” Young said. “All of the girls represented BELOW: Danielle Weir the Spencer region and par(C) about to move the ticularly Roxby Downs in an ball from centre court.
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