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HOME COST BOIL OVER T he new Copper Sands residential subdivision which was launched at the weekend has come in for criticism because of the perceived high cost of the house and land packages being offered. The house and land package prices range from $200,000 to $400,000 (exgst) with the average price for a 200 plus square metre, four bedroom house on land costing $311,000. BHP Billiton’s Vice President of Human Resources at Olympic Dam, Paul Walters said within this price range are a series of homes of varying sizes (ie. 2,3,4,5 bedroom) and styles to suit varying budgets and requirements. “We believe this pricing is very competitive when compared with other remote area housing around Australia,” Mr. Walters said. The price does not include State Government Stamp Duty, which is about 8% of the purchase price, resulting in an additional payment of several thousand dollars on the average price that buyers need to factor in. Concerns expressed to The Monitor are basically of a comparison nature where prospective buyers can’t understand that a 4 bedroom brick home on land with a double lock up garage can cost $180,000

or even cheaper in outer Adelaide, but a similar home in Copper Sands will cost $311,000. BHP Billiton has stated on numerous occasions that the house and land packages will be discounted and sold to prospective purchasers at cost. Mr. Walters said each of the four builders , Alpine Constr uctions , Hickinbotham/Statesman Homes, Keith Daniels Building and McCracken Homes were successful in a competitive tender situation. “So we are confident that we have chosen four builders who can provide the most competitive prices in the marketplace. “In addition, the fact that each builder has a contract to build at least 30 houses has allowed BHP Billiton to secure the construction of the houses at very competitive prices. “Finally, the buyer can expect further savings through BHP Billiton project managing the construction of the houses,” Mr. Walters said. As an example of the difference in price, Statesman Homes advertises its ‘Adelaide’ design covering a large 280 square metres for $125,400 including a double garage, huge gourmet kitchen, rumpus room and other luxuries.

Above: Deputy Premier, Kevin Foley reading The Monitor during his visit to Roxby Downs last week.

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the historic significance of a place, while allowing new uses is the best way of making sure these places will be around for a long time. “We are keen to support projects that look at innovative and sustainable uses for our unique heritage places. These places are not limited to the city, they can be as far flung across the state including the rich heritage values in the Outback. “A place’s character and sense of history can be preserved even with really contemporary modifications, and it’s often possible to have the best of the old and the new,” Ms Gago said. “Grants are usually made available for between 25%-75% of the cost of

conservation work, generally up to a limit of $5,000. “However, the latest round of funding allows for grants of $25,000 for up to four outstanding projects that reflect current conservation practices and include professional heritage advice,” she said. 54 projects around the state received funding of more than $244,000 under the Heritage Grants Program last year. Applications for grants close June 30. More information about the grants and how to get heritage advice is available from the Department for Environment and Heritage website

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The Roxby Downs Area School celebrated its ‘Come Out’ festival last week. Local artists ran workshops, there was an exhibition at the art gallery and a grand street parade which completely shut down Richardson Place. The theme for 2007 was ‘A Universal Story – Once Upon A Time’ and the students wore silver, black and purple. “The festival is a celebration of youth, arts, drama and music and a state wide event,” Head of the ‘Come Out’ committee, Jayne Orchard said. “It gives the kids the chance to share what they have been doing with the community,” she said.

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Olympic Dam spreads the wealth


he State Government expects more than 80% “We have to carefully work through the impacts of of the wealth generated by the increased royalthe expansion on the town and how it will adjust to the ties from the expanded Olympic Dam mining increase in population. operation to go to other state’s. “That includes revamping the Indenture agreement

Ancient links on modern technology Aboriginal people are being supported to make family links through a collection of photographs at the South Australian Museum. More than 8000 pictures, slides and negatives have been transferred to the Museum from the Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation Division of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet. The photographs will be now stored and managed by the Museum. Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation Minister Jay Weatherill said the collection enabled Aboriginal people to make connections to their family and culture and uphold their heritage. “Knowing who our ancestors, grandparents and parents are and about their life is important for our identity,” he said. “But it’s a luxur y that many Aboriginal people don’t have. Using the photographic records in this collection to remember peers and relatives, and to recall places and events, may help people discover parts of their life’s story and who they are as individuals.” The Collection consists of photographs of Aboriginal people – some dating back to the early years of European settlement in the State. They have been donated over many

years to the former Department of State Aboriginal Affairs (DOSAA) and Department for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation (DAARE) by both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. Access to these photographs will enhance the Aboriginal Family History service that has been operated by the Museum for more than 20 years. That service, offered in partnership with SA Link-up; Births, Deaths and Marriages and State Records, helps Aboriginal people to establish their identity through research. “The Museum has the resources and state-of-the-art storage facilities to ensure the collection is professionally stored and preserved,” Mr Weatherill said. “Museum staff also have significant experience in working with Aboriginal communities – which will be extremely valuable in presenting and maintaining the collection and managing appropriate viewing.” Restrictions marked on a few individual photographs will be respected. This often relates to material containing sensitive cultural information including ceremonies, initiation and secret or sacred information.

Deputy Premier and Treasurer Kevin Foley said under the complicated distribution process of the Federal Government’s Grants Commission, South Australia will have to share at least 80% of the wealth creation from the BHP Billiton mine with the state’s. Mr. Foley, who spent two days in Roxby Downs with the government’s chairman of its BHP Billiton Olympic Dam Task Force, Bruce Carter, said for a minerals project, the expansion represents the biggest development undertaken anywhere in the world. “There’s significant activity already and as far as South Australia’s strong economy is at the moment, it is hard to determine whether this is attributed to the Olympic Dam expansion. “But I’m in the process already of determining the government’s commitment to Roxby Downs as part of that expansion in the provision of police, education and health facilities. “I’m looking at least to a commitment of $200 million plus over the course of the expansion,” the Deputy Premier said.

so it is a modern document that provides long term certainty to the mine and the town,” he said. “The dollar cost to the government is quite significant and will exceed the royalty revenue earnt from the expanded mine for many years.” “The review of the Indenture Agreement will not look at a fully elected council for Roxby Downs, that will be left to other forums such as the Local Government Association. “As far as offering any relief to Roxby Downs residents in regard to State Government Stamp Duty when buying houses in new subdivisions, the answer is quite simply no. “They’ll have to pay the stamp duty just as every other citizen in South Australia has to,” Mr. Foley said.


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he weekend open day at Copper Sands attracted a big crowd as the marketing push to sell the house and land packages began in earnest.

HR team to assist with the sales and marketing delivery. When asked whether the company considered looking locally to appoint such a marketing team Mr. Walters said: “This work has been handled in-house with the additional resource support. But one of the directors of the Melbourne based company contracted by BHP Billiton, as the “additional resource support”, told the Monitor she was asked by Mr. Walters to pitch her company’s marketing approach to him. Ms. Pru Murphy of the company 2 Birds Talking which operates out of Parahan in Melbourne said Mr.Walters asked her to make the pitch to him about marketing the

That also has raised some questions from local business owners on why an outside company from interstate was contracted to help market the subdivision ahead of real estate agents in Roxby Downs who have the local knowledge and skill in selling homes in remote areas. In reply to a question on whether BHP Billiton had advertised a tender for the marketing of Copper Sands Mr. Walters replied: “We hired additional resources with suitable experience and capability to work as part of the

subdivision. When asked by the Monitor if her company, 2 Birds Talking had tendered for the process, Ms. Murphy said: “You’ll have to speak to Paul Walters about that.” When asked about how long her company had been in business Ms. Murphy initially refused to answer. But when pressed to answer the question about her own company, Ms. Murphy admitted the business had only been operating for less than a year. Mr. Walters was then asked whether the business appointed to manage this campaign has a solid track record in this field, he replied: “The sales and marketing was conducted within the HR team.

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Hickinbotham advertises its Regal Mk2 of over 240 square metres for $113,300 and includes a number of free appointments such as double carport, roller doors and bay windows. There is an argument for the cost to be higher in Roxby Downs because it is a remote location, but it’s the size of that extra cost that has concerned prospective buyers. Mr. Walters said the houses, which will be either steel or wooden framed, will be built from two types of materials - brick veneer and cement fibre cladding. “These are not pre-fabricated kit homes or transportables, rather they are constructed on concrete slabs to design specifications. “We believe the houses on offer provide a good mix in terms of house sizes, features and affordability - there is something for everyone, from a small two bedroom duplex through

to a large five bedroom family home,” he said. Timeframes are still being finalised, but at this stage BHP Billiton is set to commence the building process in July, subject to Executive Committee approval. Mr. Walters said as part of the company’s commitment to Zero Harm including the environment, BHP Billiton has ensured all the houses feature a number of innovations. “Firstly, as part of the contract award, all houses must have a minimum five star energy efficiency rating. “The house designs all take into account passive solar design, use of eaves, window placements, insulation , materials, etc, to reduce their energy use. “In addition, BHP Billiton is funding at its own cost solar hot water systems to every house,” Mr. Walters said.


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Agricultural dependent small businesses and farmers are both eligible for the EC interest rate subsidy. The assistance cap has been extended over five years and increased to up to $500,000. Apply through your state rural assistance authority. Visit

DROUGHT FORCE Drought Force helps drought affected farming properties with their workforce needs. People receiving income support who work 30 hours or more a week on a Drought Force activity do not have to look for work. Eligible Drought Force participants may receive an extra $20.80 a fortnight and access up to $1600 in training credits. Call 1800 004 226 or visit


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The voice of the people Th e C o m m u n i t y B o a r d contact the Executive Officer and allocated to other matters. “We want to give speakers ample welcomes members of the com- ask to be added to the agenda. This must be done with at least time to talk and Board members munity and the media to attend two days notice of the next meet- enough time to ask and answer monthly meetings. The Board has adopted a formal meeting structure to ensure meetings run smoothly and efficiently. Members of the public and the media are welcome to attend as observers and listen to proceedings from a ‘gallery’ area which is located adjacent to the main table. People sitting in the gallery are not able to comment or participate in the discussions unless invited to do so. People wishing to speak to the Board or do a presentation must

ing so that ample time can be allocated. On some occasions parts of the meeting may not be open to the public so the Board can discuss items of a confidential or sensitive nature. “The agendas are organized well in advance and are usually jam packed, taking up the entire two hours,” Executive Officer of the Community Board, Michelle Hales said. “Unexpected guest speakers will take time away from the agenda

questions,” she said. Chairperson of the Community Board, Chris Schultz said it is important that meetings are kept open to members of the general public and media. “People are encouraged to attend Forum and Partnership meetings to raise issues. “People are also invited to attend the Community Board meetings to see what issues are being raised by the community and what is being done to address them,” Mr Schultz said.

Above: Limbering up for the “Think Pink” day this weekend.

Think pink Active kids are healthy kids golf day

The ladies of the Roxby Downs Golf Club are hoping the fairer half of the community will be joining them on the links for their ‘Think Pink’ day this Sunday. With all proceeds going to the local Cancer Council branch, The Red Sands Foundation, and some great prizes on offer, there has never been a better time to dig out the clubs and head to the golf course. “It’s a fun day and a chance to raise

money for a worthy cause,” RDGC Secretary, Julie Darling said. “We are hoping to get lots of competitors and if you don’t usually play or don’t have a team, don’t worry, contact us and we’ll look after you.” Cost to enter is $10 per player, lunch included and teams tee off at 9.30am. To find out more about Ladies Golf Day, or to register to play, email Julie Darling on

Community board nominations close Nominations for the Community Board close this week, so get your skates on Roxby Downs and register your interest in becoming a member. Formed in 2003, the Community Board is made up of local residents who work towards the implementation of the Community Plan. Following the surprise resignation of Phillipa Weltner last month the Community Board is seeking a new member. “The Board represents the views of

the broader community,” Executive Officer of the Community Board, Michelle Hales said. “It is a chance for people to influence future direction and an opportunity to become more actively involved in community matters,” she said. To register your interest in becoming a member of the Community Board email or pick up a form from Michelle Hales at the council offices.

One in four South Australian children are overweight or obese, according to the state government. Television, mobile phones, video games, computers…all play their part in reducing the activity of our children, but the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is hoping to help change that with their Active After-school Communities (AASC) program. The AASC program brings volunteers to schools and Out of School Hours Care (OSCH) to deliver fun, structured physical activities to children who might not otherwise enjoy physical play. In Roxby Downs, RDAS’s OSHC is one of 16 schools and OSCH’s in the Spencer Gulf area to benefit from the nation wide program, to the delight

of Director, Diane Stanton. “Active after school care allows children the opportunity to participate in sports they wouldn’t usually have a chance to play,” Ms Stanton said. “We have a volunteer who comes once a week for an hour, and the kids really enjoy it. “I wish we could do it every day,” she said. A common wish amongst the almost 3000 organisations lucky enough to have secured a place in the program, with more than ninety percent reporting satisfaction. In fact, figures released by the ASC indicate children taking part have almost doubled their weekly level of structured physical activity, and it’s no wonder with the range of activities

available. Archery, karate, belly dancing, gymnastics, roller hockey, golf, basketball, football, kids circuit, the AASC coordinators are constantly working to identify new activities for the children to enjoy. Spencer Gulf and Far North AASC Regional Coordinator, Richard Bruce said the program is designed to engage traditionally non-active children. “It’s all about having fun while being active,” Mr Bruce said. “The diverse range of activities being delivered is very appealing to the participating children and the look of excitement on their faces is a clear indication of what great things the AASC program is achieving,” he said.

MEETING DATES Community Board Environment Forum Sport and Recreation Forum Arts and Culture Forum Family and Youth Forum Business Forum Health Forum Education & Workplace Training Forum Volunteering Partnership

28 May 30 May 5 June 6 June 6 June 18 June 19 June 26 June 2 July

7.30pm 6.00pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 6.30pm 7.30pm 12.30pm 7.30pm

Dates and times of meetings were correct at time of publication. For further information and check venue locations please contact Michelle Hales on 0438 871 153

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What is the cost of a brick? The average clear face brick for house building costs 65 cents. But you need to buy them in thousands. So 1,000 bricks cost $650. However you need more than that to build a house. The average 200 square metre four bedroom house takes about 12,000 bricks. So therefore the cost of bricks for that home will cost $7,800. Now, I don’t want to get too technical here, but you can actually put the entire cost of building the house, including site works, plumbing, roofing and fitout as well as the land onto the bricks. Let’s take the example of the $180,000 house and land package in outer Adelaide, add the conveyancing and state government stamp duty of say $20,000, that gives the rounded up figure of $200,000. Knowing that final cost we just divide the $200,000 into the 12,000 bricks and we get $16.67 per brick as the entire unit cost of the house and land ready for you to move into. Now that’s outer Adelaide. But what about Roxby Downs? Let’s take the average price for the 200 square metre houses being built of $311,000 plus the conveyancing and the state government stamp duty of say $20,000 and we get an average price of $331,000. Now, let’s divide the $331,000 by our 12,000 bricks to find out the unit cost. Answer is $27.58. If you stand the bricks side by side, they look the same, they feel the same, they weigh the same, they are the same, except where they get built together with other bricks. I can hear the arguments now, that Roxby Downs is a remote, isolated, far flung, out in the donga location, so you’d expect to pay more. I totally agree. But to be very generous indeed lets add 30% to the cost of building that same house in Roxby Downs. Our unit brick cost becomes $21.47 with the 30% remote building loading. Let’s multiply that by our 12,000 bricks to get the final cost of $257,640, still $73,360 cheaper than that average house about to be built in Roxby Downs. I just can’t see it. I just can’t see why that difference should be so large. I do need to ask the question, what discount was negotiated through the company bulk buying lots of 30 houses from each of the four building consortia? What has this done to the explosive house prices in Roxby Downs? It’s kept them the same if not given a little bit more fuel to the fire. So much for guarantees.

Petrol & Gas prices Each week, The Monitor will run a comparison of petrol and gas prices between Mobil and BP service stations in Adelaide and Roxby Downs, taken on the same day, so we can see the disparity.

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The Monitor has broken down the average prices for each of the houses/land packages as advertised in BHP Billiton’s Copper Sands development brochure just to make it easy for you to realistically compare.

$243,400.59. The average price for the 53 three bedroom houses/land is $316,433.12 The average price for the 52 four bedroom houses/land is $350,364.47 And finally, the average price The average price of the 8 for the 12 five bedroom houses/ two bedroom houses/land is land is $399,274.77

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Roxby’s 21st (Part 2) The formulation of the Indenture Agreement By Roxby Downs first Administrator John Harris

As the Joint Venturers required a number of changes in state legislation as well as numerous guarantees and commitments from the state they produced the first draft which was then threshed out at the regular meetings between the three parties. Despite the wide range of issues discussed the most difficult related to the administration and financing of the town. Although the future council was not expected to contribute significant capital expenditure it was necessary to ensure rates were kept in tolerable limits and the cost of water, sewerage and electricity facilities did not exceed those paid elsewhere. Special provision was included to ensure the State or Joint Venturers absorbed excessive costs so that residents would not be disadvantaged as a result of their isolated location at least in the early years. There was also the vexed question of whether the Joint Venturers should pay rates for the mine area where few services were being provided by the council. At the time the BHP shipyards at Whyalla were exempted by special legislation from paying rates to the Whyalla Council and the ratepayers were strenuously objecting. Hugh Morgan took the view that the Joint Venturers were already contributing above the norm to state and federal coffers and adding the Council to the list was also adding insult to injury. The State argued that if council rates became excessive mine employees would become disgruntled. Officers from both sides were

instructed to independParliament and by ently prepare a draft the end of 1981 the budget for the Council’s negotiations were first year of operation complete and the without consulting each document ready to other and present them go to Parliament. the following week. The Liberal Despite the fact that government which only the location of the had negotiated the future town was known Indenture did not the estimates were within have a clear majority a few percent and indiin parliament and cated the Council would the Labor opposition be in the red and remain together with other so for many years until anti-nuclear groups the population reached rejected the Bill in the 9000. Legislative Council. Above: Looking east along Pioneer Drive. The result was that Fortunately Norm the indenture included a Fo r s t e r a L a b o r provision in Clause 29 (4) exceeded 150,000 tonnes annually as member recognised that the Joint Venturers would make a the estimated town population would the development was essential if the contribution based on population once be 9000. State was to recover from its recession, the fully elected council took office. and indicated that if the Bill was resubIn the me antime the St ate mitted he would vote for it by crossing Government and Joint Venturers share the floor of the House. equally any Council expenditure not This duly happened the next day and funded by rates if the budget had been the Indenture finally became law on the 21st of June 1982. approved by them. Also included in the Indenture It readily became apparent when the was the earlier agreement that the Labor Party won government shortly Administrator would be appointed for after that the new Labor ministers five years unless the State and Joint were equally supportive and State Government support for the project Venturers both agreed to a longer period. continued unabated. The State Government reviewed the The main purpose of the Indenture situation in 1994 but no administrative These figures indicate how techno- was to be the basis under which the changes were made. logical changes in the interim have mine would be established. No doubt the issue will be raised resulted in significant reduction in It also provided for a number of again with the imminent town labour requirements as copper produc- other matters related to the town expansion. tion is in excess of 200,000 tonnes and including the Council (referred to as The Indenture also included the permanent population about 4000. the Municipality) being established on To become legally binding the agree- the day that the Joint Venturers comprovision that it would lapse if the copper production from the mine ment had to be ratified by an Act of mitted themselves to proceeding with

‘The main purpose of the Indenture was to be the basis under which the mine would be established’.

the project. This commitment was not actually made until May 1986 but during the five years after the initial agreement in 1981 planning and design work went ahead regardless of the possibility that the final commitment might never be given. The co-operation between the State and Joint Venturers was outstanding and the facilities in the town received careful consideration. There were several visits to interstate mining towns to identify and avoid potential problems and numerous working groups established between interested parties including government agencies, church leaders and other community organisations. It also became essential to differentiate between Olympic Dam and the new proposed town which was being referred to as Roxby. When this name was suggested to Hugh Morgan he readily agreed but remarked that now we had a name he hoped we would eventually get a town to go with it. The name was not however acceptable to the State Labor Government which had initiated its uranium mine policy which named Roxby Downs as one they would support. Although the name Roxby Downs was already on the map as the homestead the Government insisted on Roxby Downs for the town and there are now two places with the same name a few kilometres apart which is confusing for visitors. Next week we look at the impact of the project by anti-nuclear campaigners.


Roxby Downs NAB team part of the community National Australia Bank’s (NAB) Roxby Downs branch has been a part of the local community since before the town was built. In February 1987 a NAB branch was established out of a temporary building at Olympic Dam, and was relocated to Roxby Downs in August that year. This August the branch will celebrate its 20th birthday with Branch Manager Joanne Dillon and Customer Service Manager Chris Kaminski celebrating 14 years at the branch. Joanne and Chris work with Personal Banker Jane Rigg, Sales and Service Adviser Leanne Kenny, Service Adviser Karen Williams and tellers Vicki Kraljev and Elizabeth Stevens. Joanne said she was proud to lead the local NAB team to help customers achieve their financial goals. “Customers in Roxby Downs are very special people – they make it a pleasure to come to work every day. The local community is really supportive of the branch and I’m proud that our team can return the favour by working with them towards the town’s bright future,” she said. NAB has put decision-making capac-

ity back into branches, which, Joanne said, created an important level of trust for customers. “In my experience, it really is reassuring that lending approval is given in the branch. It means our customers know that it’s local staff making lending decisions for local people.” Customers at NAB’s Roxby Downs branch can receive in-principle approval for personal, home and business lending on-the-spot, with draw-down on personal loans available same-day. The Roxby Downs branch team has supported local initiatives including the New Year’s Eve Roxby Street Party, the Australian Special Olympics Team, and the Roxby Downs Christmas Party. David Boemia, Regional Executive for Retail Banking in SA’s Northern Rural region, said the branch’s anniversary reinforced NAB’s commitment to the local community. “NAB understands the pressures facing rural communities and our local staff provide every-day support to local residents through good times and bad. Our Roxby Downs team is an important part of the local community.”

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By Rodney Mitchell

I was doing the venue bookings for the Arts and Culture Forum the other day. We meet regularly on Wednesdays in the Dunes Bistro. New members are always welcome. By the end of June we will have logged nearly 60 hours of meeting time per volunteer in the current financial year. We average considerably more than 6 people per meeting. I worked it out that we will have collectively logged 360 volunteer hours attending meetings in that particular venue. That’s not counting any of the volunteer hours we spend actually Page 8 – Thursday May 24, 2007

making art or running around on errands for the Red eARTh Festival. These 360 hours are an investment by people who care about our quality of life here in Roxby to the extent that they will give up a fair whack of their precious family time to work towards planning for, and stimulating arts activity in our town. It’s an in-kind sponsorship from the community, to the community. Does that show up on someone’s balance sheet? Yes. It shows up on the BHPB Matched Giving Program. We have two BHPB employees on the Forum. But it doesn’t show up anywhere else. We are not even allowed to claim those hours as sponsorship when we apply for funds from Government instrumentalities to support our programs. What does end up on a balance sheet is the charge that the Leisure Centre/Cultural Precinct (LC&CP) apportions to the hire of the bistro for meetings after hours. To the LC&CP’s credit they have a policy of charging not-for-profit community organisations nothing for meetings in the bistro between 5:00 and 9:00 PM. We log the hours so we can keep track of how much this subsidy is. It’s a different matter hiring the auditorium. It’s well discounted for not-for-profits, but the rate doesn’t

disappear. None of this translates into profits for the LC&CP in the short term. In the longer term, if we can make the place busier, it will. The LC&CP get kudos as a business unit of Roxby Council for generating new business, for making new connections in the community, for being a welcoming place for new arrivals and tourists and for improving the sense of well being in the community. It’s all written down in the Community Plan. But achievement against a Community Plan has to stack up against the competing demands of the business bottom line. The LC&CP will always operate in deficit. The question is: how much of a deficit is reasonable? Last week Kevin Foley came to town. We at the LC&CP were instructed by the top brass not to talk about the impending visit. Apparently it would give too much time for the opposition to form. Who knows what could have happened? He could have been mobbed by voters. It displaced our regular Festivals Working Party meeting. Treasurers have to eat too. I tried to book the Council boardroom for the 5:30 PM meeting but it wasn’t available after hours. That’s not going to put us off. We are resilient. We can meet in a hole in the road if we need to.

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A new name in our local skies ALLIANCE AIRLINES is proud to have been appointed by BHP Billiton to provide air services between Adelaide and Olympic Dam/ Roxby Downs. As part of this agreement, Alliance will operate regular passenger services to meet the ever growing needs of the Roxby Downs community with Áight connections across Australia on the Virgin Blue network. Alliance Airlines Managing Director, Scott McMillan recently announced that the new services will bring many beneÀts to the Roxby Downs community. “Alliance will work with the Roxby community, businesses and BHP Billiton to ensure that the services offered are of the highest standard. Mr McMillan highlighted a number of the features of the new service: • A Áeet of three Fokker 50 aircraft will be based in Adelaide to ensure the availability of adequate capacity to service community needs and the Áexibility to expand schedules as demand grows. • Alliance is establishing its own operations, crew and engineering base at Adelaide Airport. This will bring 40 new highly skilled jobs into the State of South Australia • The base will be under the leadership of our General Manager South Australia to ensure performance excellence and a true local focus is maintained. • The Fokker 50 is a modern 56-seat turboprop aircraft offering outstanding

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passenger comfort with stand up head room, quiet cabin and on ground air conditioning. Seating capacity per Áight will be increased by up to 65% more seat capacity and enhanced freight capacity. • Services will include enhanced in-Áight catering during meal periods. Mr McMillan expanded upon the many beneÀts that will Áow from the interline agreement that has been signed between Alliance and Virgin Blue. • All Áight reservations will be via the Virgin Blue web site (www.virginblue.

The Fokker 50 or Guest Contact Centre. • Customers will be able to purchase Áights from Roxby Downs to Adelaide and to selected major ports across the Virgin Blue network. Full passenger and baggage interline services will be available to / from these ports without re-checking at Adelaide Airport. • Check-in at Adelaide Airport will be via the Virgin Blue Terminal. • Virgin Blue Velocity Rewards points are available on all Áights and membership of the Virgin Lounge may be purchased.

The Fokker 50 is a modern generation aircraft. Some of the features include: • 56 seats (2x2) • Fast, quiet and reliable • 31”-32” seat pitch • Large overhead lockers • Improved cargo capacity • Auxiliary power unit that provides on-ground air conditioning

ALLIANCE AIRLINES is a diversiÄed aviation services company offering a range of air services across Queensland, Western Australia, Northern Territory and now South Australia. It has a Åeet of three 56-seat Fokker 50 turboprop aircraft and eleven 100-105 seat Fokker 100 jet aircraft. A feature of the Fokker 50 is the six bladed propellers driven by Pratt and Whitney Canada turbofan engines making it one of the quietest aircraft operating in the country. The aircraft is well known in Australia and has won a reputation of delivering outstanding operational performance and excellent passenger comfort. The aircraft is particularly well suited to operations in hot climates. The airline holds a high capacity Air Operators CertiÄcate enabling it to operate airline services across Australia. Alliance also holds the highest CASA endorsement for extended range twin jet aircraft operations (ETOPS) demonstrating engineering and operational excellence. Alliance Airlines specialise in Fly In Fly Out operations to resource projects as well as ad hoc charter operations. Its customer base includes BHP Billiton Nickel West and Cannington, Xstrata, Zinifex, Alcan, Brynecut, Santos, and Incitec Pivot. Alliance is also a major supplier of jet charter services to the Commonwealth Government and provides aircraft to third parties on both dry and wet leases.

“Our Fokker 50 Turboprop aircraft are modern, comfortable, quiet, and ideally suited to service Olympic Dam and Roxby Downs communities.” Ken Crawford, General Manager Business Development, Alliance Airlines

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How do you make a reservation? Alliance Airlines and Virgin Blue have formed an interline partnership to offer a complete range of airline services to the Roxby Downs community.

• Access to all Áights will be via the Virgin Blue website

• Contact the Virgin Blue Guest Contact Centre on 13 6789 (additional fees will apply)

• All Áights will operate as Virgin Blue Áights under the Virgin Blue terms and conditions.

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The Fokker 100 jet aircraft will operate after the opening of the new Olympic Dam airport.

“We are proud to begin operating air services between Adelaide and Olympic Dam - Roxby Downs.” Scott McMillan, Managing Director, Alliance Airlines

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modern appearance. This room has been designed with night shifters in mind! This home has a rental potenital of $450 PLUS per week in the current market. There is a large 20 x 40 fully concreted shed, not to mention 3 different rear gate access points. A completely self sufficient atco is also on the premises and could be rented separately as a second dwelling for approx $170pw or would be perfect for a border or teenager. The atco has air-conditioning and its own en-suite. This dwelling can be negotiated in sale

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Crows match day experience The Adelaide Crows and Rivergum Homes are offering one lucky South Australian living in a regional area the opportunity to walk the hallowed turf of AAMI Stadium and toss the coin prior to an Adelaide Crows home match. As a key corporate partner with the Adelaide Crows, Rivergum Homes are offering the once in a life-time AFL match day experience exclusively to regional South Australians. The prize, which includes two entry tickets, is for the AFL blockbuster between the Adelaide Crows and Geelong on Sunday, June 10, from 12.40pm Entry is easy and free – just complete the simple entry form on the Rivergum Homes web page www. The Adelaide Football Club has themed the Round 11 match against the Cats as the Club’s Country round so there will be a real country flavour to it – both inside and outside the ground. Rivergum Homes was established in 1994 and has contributed more than $250 million to the State’s building industry. Having built in excess of 2,500 dwellings, Rivergum Homes is South Australia’s leading country and coastal builder. Rivergum Homes is recognised as one of Australia’s leading contemporary and progressive home builders. Their belief is that there are great opportunities to explore the use of advanced building methods, technologies, materials and design concepts to produce sustainable homes unique in style, their use of space and which offer excellent energy efficiency ratings. Terms & conditions: Entry is via the Rivergum Homes web site. Entries close 31 May 2007. Prize includes two tickets to the Adelaide vs. Geelong match on 10 June 2007 and the honour of being the match day coin tosser for the game. The competition will be drawn on 1 June 2007 at the Rivergum head office, 90 Henley Beach Rd, Mile End. The winner will be notified by phone and/or email.

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Mothers Day For Mothers Day the headstart and reception classes made a morning tea and invited mothers and grandma’s in to share. The children made biscuits during the week and the mums were treated to the biscuits, drinks, some cakes and entertainment.

Year 12 curriculum camp On Monday 7th May seven year 12 students ventured off to Adelaide for the annual Curriculum Camp. On Tuesday we visited the Art Gallery to view an exquisite ancient Egyptian Art show, consisting of artefacts sent over from the Louvre. After the exhibit we made our way to the JAM factory where we saw a range of contemporary art works being constructed. This included glass blowing to make jogs and bowls, as well as sculptures, furniture making with weird and wonderful designs, plus beautiful ceramic and metal works. Continuing with the art theme, we then made our way to the SSABSA Art Show. Here we got a feel of how hard previous year twelve art students worked, seeing pieces that looked like they were done by a professionals but were, however, by students our age. That night we went down to see the Come Out performance ‘VIN’ down Hindley Street. The performance was an eye-opening experience, dealing with issues certain youths may or have experienced. Day three began early. This time we were off into the city by tram. We were met at Adelaide Uni by a psychology lecturer who took us on a quick tour of the campus and then into her lecture,

where we learned Jung’s theory. After that we made our way to the Adelaide Zoo, where photography students took photographs’ and the others viewed the animals. This was particularly interesting as it gave us a chance to see creatures we had not before and for some a chance to visit a zoo for the first time. Next stop Glenside hospital. This was a fantastic experience to view the 19th century “Z” ward, where the criminally insane were sent until they were fit to stand trial. A very interesting place indeed. Day four saw us visiting the Magistrates court and Flinders University. This was fantastic not to mention huge and we got a first hand feel of Uni life. This was concluded with a trip into Uni Hall where we saw dormitories of Uni students, their common rooms and dining hall. This provided great insight for the students considering entry into Uni next year. On our final day we called in on the Open Access College where we visited our teachers. This was a good time to sit down face to face, which many of us haven’t done with our teachers and gain a better understanding of our subject.

Above: Mrs Cormack with students and mums and some of the food

Dear Community Members,

Above: Mother, Adele Wallace with daughter Georgia Barr and Grandmother, Sharon Wallace.

Year 10 found poems The Year 10 English class ‘found’ these poems in newspaper articles. Rather than re-tell the stories, they used phrases and words that gave a strong feeling for what the original story was about.

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Learning is a lifelong process and is certainly not confined to the hours of 8:30am to 3:00pm. The very first teachers of our children are their parents and in many cases extended family, with their first classroom being the home and its surrounds. When a child begins school, the importance of the teaching role of the parent should not diminish, it is merely supplemented by a more formal and constructive approach to learning. The role of parents is vital in the ongoing holistic education of the child and the place of the parent in their child’s education is always an important one. There are a number of ways in which the role of parent as an educator can be enhanced through a positive relationship with the school. • Stay in touch with your child’s teacher and follow his or her guidelines about helping your child at home. • Discuss things like the school values and anti bullying strategies with your family and friends.

TRUE OR FAIR Weapons supplied by Iranian agents Have killed 170 soldiers “It’s not true, it’s not fair” Five Iranians arrested Shaving heads to disguise appearance U.S. reading air strike “It’s not true, it’s not fair” Iraqi and Western journalists’, timing with caution Refusing to be named Supplied a CD-ROM, weapons involved “It’s not true, it’s not fair” Addition 620 wounded Iranian with gun, standing over American US troops arresting diplomats A student of sciences arrested “It’s not true, it’s not fair” By Tristan Warneke INFERNO

Above: Teacher, Julie Greenfield with her class during the “Come Out” parade.

Principally Speaking

Remarkable tales of survival Inferno Missing Feared Dead Flames flashed through the smoke Filled cabin Inferno Missing Feared Dead Survivors leapt from the burning Plane Inferno Missing Feared Dead By Jesse Dansie

Sister Pat’s

y a d e h t r o f t h g u o th

I have a lot of things to prove to myself. One is that I can live my life fearlessly. (Oprah Winfrey)

• Set aside a regular time for homework and other educational activities. • Read regularly with your children and make it fun. • Role model and let your children see you reading books, newspapers and magazines. • Promote self confidence in your children by encouraging them ‘to have a go’. • Ask your child “What was the best thing that happened at school today?” • Make the most of learning opportunities that occur at home through cooking and household chores using measuring, counting, reading etc. • Provide your children with a broad range of activities and experiences that they can talk and write about at school. • Establish realistic expectations and don’t be critical of mistakes. Mistakes are an integral part of learning and improving. • Talk with your children about career aspirations and the pathways required. Ask your child’s teacher how you can assist your child and others to learn at school. Positive parent involvement and support of school goes a long way to improve learning outcomes. Teachers have many ways in which parents can help out with learning in the classroom and parents are most welcome in our Thinking and Learning Community. Congratulations to all involved in ‘Come Out’ last week. It was a huge success culminating in a fantastic street parade. Kind regards, Steve Marshall

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Roxby Downs Netball Saturday’s Juniors Under 9 play at 9am Under 11 play at 10am Under 13 play at 11am Under 16 play at 12.15pm Seniors play at 1.30pm & 12.15pm All participants are asked to be at the courts 15 min before their scheduled start

Friday May 25th Roxby Downs Bowls Club Night Owls 8pm Monday, May 28th Karate Auditorium Colts (Age 5-12) 6pm Juniors/Adults 6:45pm Contact Tracey Fouet 0400 894 429

June 19th - 7.30pm July 20th 9.30am - 11am “Baby and Toddler Foods” Dunes Cafe Doctors’ New Specialised Drug Telephone Number for Medicare Use. 1800 700 270


Every Week

Tae KwonDo - Auditorium from 6.30pm Contact Andrew Murdy 0418 804 398

Roxby Downs Family Practice Phone 8671 3231 Roxby Downs Medical Practice Normal hours 9:00am-5:00pm Saturday morning by appointment only. Phone 8671 1900

Visitor Information Centre 8.30 - 5.00 Mon-Fri Phone 8671 2001

Eyebus Woomera June 20th Andamooka June 21st Roxby Downs June 21st

Tuesday, May 29th Squash 7pm - 9pm Wednesday, May 30th Karate Auditorium

Visiting Allied Health Service Occupational Therapist Speech Pathologist Dietician Podiatrist

Colts (Age 5-12) 6pm Juniors/Adults 6:45pm Contact Tracey Fouet 0400 894 429

Child Adolescent Mental Health Services For appointments phone 8648 5800

Thursday, May 31st Tae KwonDo Auditorium From 6:30pm Contact Andrew Murdy 0418 804 398

Hearing Services June 21st - 9.00am - 2.30pm For an appointment call 1800 006 303

Indoor Soccer Leisure Centre Social matches from 6pm All welcome Contact Kenton Maloney 0408 797 158

Roxby Downs Community Health Walking Group for Mums With Prams every Friday morning Meet outisde the Dunes Cafe at 9.30am

Woomera & Districts Football League Saturday May 26th 2pm Olympic Dam v Hornridge 1pm Coober Pedy v Roxby Districts Roxby Downs Softball League Sunday May 27th 11.30am Rebels 2 v Who Cares 1.30pm Rebels 1 v Shakers

Roxby Downs Breastfeeding Association May 31st 9.30am-11am Coffee morning - Dunes Cafe June 18th 9.30am- 11am “Lets talk about sex (post) baby” Roxby Downs Health Seminar Room

Roxby Downs Mens and Womens Basketball Winter Competition May - October Sports Centre

For further details on Community matters call Michelle Hales on 8671 0010

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June 16th August 18 September 15th October 20th November 17th

Mt Dare Hotel Open every day 8:00am -9:00pm, 7 days.


Cultural &Leisure Precint Movies Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday (see schedule below) Phone 8671 2001

Community members welcome to attend any meeting of the Roxby Downs Community Board. June 11th - 9.30am- 11:00am Normal weight gains Roxby Downs Helath Seminar Room

Roxby Downs Childcare Monday - Friday 6.30am-5.30pm Phone 8671 0911 for details Gym Cultural & Leisure Precinct Monday to Friday 6 am-12pm & 4pm - 9 pm Saturday 8-12pm Sunday 11-2pm Phone 86710500 Roxby Downs Community Library Monday to Friday 8.30-5.00pm Saturday 9.00-12pm. Phone 8671 0660 for more information.

June 28th 9.30am-11am Coffee Morning - Dunes Cafe July 9th 9.30am-11am Coffee Morning - Dunes Cafe

Every Friday Playgroup

School Terms 2007 April 30 - July 6 2007 July 23-September 28 2007 October 15-December 14 2007 Art Gallery Exhibitions 17 May – 12 Jun 2007 A Tribute to Iris Frame Iris Frame

Family & Youth Forum June 6th - 7.30pm Council Boardroom

June 15 – July 29 Art Quilts Heather Carey

Sport & Recreation Forum June 5th - 7.30pm Foyer Cultural & Leisure Precinct

Performing Arts June 2007 Comedy Festival Country Arts

Alcohol & Substance Abuse Partnership June 14th - 7.30pm Council Boardroom Education & Workplace Training Forum June 26th - 12.30pm Council Boardroom

Coffee Mornings for Families Meet and chat for all families. New comers especially welcome. Dunes Café 9:30am – 11am

RFDS Roxby Downs Auxillary Irish Christmas June 23rd at the Roxby Downs Community Club

Community Board May 28th - 7.30pm Council boardroom

Arts & Cultural Forum June 6th - 7.30pm Foyer Cultural & Leisure Precinct

Toddlers Story Time Fun for young children and mums Roxby Downs Library Richardson Place Tuesdays 9:30 am – 10:30 am Playgroup St Barbara’s Parish School Phone Jakki 86712323

Business Forum June 18th

Every Sunday Tour De Desert Cycling Social Bike riding group from 8am Contact Daryl Wake 0408 188 685


Indoor soccer 6 -7pm

Volleyball 7pm - 9pm

Roxby Downs Kindergarten Phone 86710455

Environment Forum May 30th 6pm Foyer Cultural & Leisure Precinct Volunteering Partnership July 2nd 7.30pm Health Forum

Submissions on the PAR process for Roxby Downs Town Plan call for submissions. Close :- June 19th To:- Planning SA GPO Box 1815 Adelaide SA 5001 GARAGE SALE ANDAMOOKAHUGE GARAGE SALE (Opposite Caravan Park) FRIDAY/SATURDAY AND SUNDAY Property Sold - eveything must go. SUZUKI 4 WD STOCKMAN UTE Phone number: 0427 042 667

ROXBY DOWNS CULTURAL & LEISURE PRECINCT REGULAR SCHEDULE Cultural Precinct Visitors Information centre Dunes café Art Gallery Open Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5pm Saturday & Sunday 8.30am – 5pm Leisure Centre Gymnasium Mon – Fri 6am – 12pm 4pm - 9pm Saturday 8am - 12pm Sunday 11am - 2pm Creche for patrons of the centre Mon –Fri 8.45am-12pm

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SPORTS CALENDAR Monday Volleyball 7pm - 9pm Nippy Gym – Auditorium 9:30am - 10:30am Karate - 6pm - 8.30pm Tuesday Squash 7pm - 9pm Indoor Soccer 6pm - 7pm Taekwondo 6.30pm – 8.30pm 12 years and over Basketball 7pm - 9pm Soccer on Tuesday 6pm – 7pm Wednesday Women’s & Mixed Netball 7-9pm Karate 6pm - 8.30pmvv Thursday Nippy Gym – Auditorium 9.30am - 11.00am Squash 7pm-9pm Indoor Soccer 6pm -7pm Taekwondo 6.30pm – 8.30pm 12 years and over Basketball 7pm - 9pm Soccer on Thursday 6pm – 8pm Netball training on the outdoor courts 6pm – 7:30pm

Art Gallery Program Now Showing 21 May - 12 Jun A tribute to Iris Frame Coming Soon Sew She MUST -Textile Art Heather Carey & Liz Schultz

Touch Footy: Sundays 5pm at town oval. Contact Bridget for more info on 8671 0500. Indoor Hockey: Friday nights mixed competition. Interested players please contact Bridget on 8671 0500.

May TMNT Rated: PG Duration: 84 min The continued adventures of the four adolescent mutated turtles gifted in the art of the ninja, as they attempt to stop a mysterious evil that threatens to end the world. Starring the voices of: Chris Evans, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kevin Smith, Patrick Stewart and Laurence Fishburne.

Sat 26th Sun 27th Tues 29th

12pm 12 & 7pm 4pm

DISTURBIA Rated: M Duration: 100 min Kale Brecht is a teen living under house arrest. He occupies his time by spying on his neighbors. But one night, he witnesses what appears to be a murder going on in his neighbour, Mr. Turner’s house. Kale becomes obsessed with uncovering the truth behind these murders but, after a few unsettling run-ins it becomes a matter of life and death. The question is: Who is watching who? Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Carrie Anne Moss and David Morse. 8pm Fri 25th 3pm Sat 26th 3pm Sun 27th 1pm & 7pm Tues 29th

COMING SOON: Spiderman 3 (M) Shooter (MA) Stomp The Yard (M).

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STILL ONLY RRP(b) INC. AIR CONDITIONING Metallic Paint $300 Extra. Tray and front marker lamps not included.


Offers open to Private and Bronze Fleet buyers only at participating Toyota Dealers for vehicles purchased and delivered between 1 May to 30 June 2007, while stocks last. Toyota reserves the right to extend any offer. (a) Recommended Driveaway Prices include 12 months rego, 12 months compulsory Third Party Insurance, Dealer Delivery and Stamp Duty. (b) Recommended Retail Price (RRP) and Recommended Sale Prices (RSP) unless otherwise stated exclude dealer delivery and statutory charges. (c) Standard scheduled service eligible under the Toyota advantage service plan are as per ‘maintenance for normal operation conditions’ outlined in the warranty and service schedule, for first 3 years or 60,000 km, which ever occurs first (up to the first four scheduled services). Service plan eligibility excludes Government and Rental vehicles and certain other exclusions apply. Contact your dealer for eligibility. (d) Roadside Assist expires 3 years from date of vehicle delivery. (e) A free 12 month Toyota Insurance comprehensive motor vehicle policy will be offered to all eligible Private & Bronze Fleet customers who purchase and take delivery of a new Camry Altise or a new Aurion AT-X via participating Toyota dealers between 1 May to 30 June 2007. Other terms and conditions apply. Please refer to the Product Disclosure Statement at www. before making a decision about this product. Toyota Insurance is a division of Aioi Insurance Co. Ltd. ABN 39 096 302 466, AFSL number 254489 (“Aioi”). The insurer is Aioi. Aioi is the underwriter of the Toyota Insurance Motor Vehicle policy and a member of the Toyota Group of companies. VALID 1782 RET2702/SA

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Introducing The New Corolla Hatch/Sedan Developed on the French Riviera at Toyota’s European Design Centre (ED2), the hot new Corolla Hatch boasts a host of revolutionary features. With its revolutionary 100kW Dual VVT-I engine paired with a choice of a six-speed manual or a four-speed automatic with a sporty gated shirt, the All New Corolla has the performance, fuel efficiency and environmental credentials to match its outstanding aesthetics. Hands-free mobile phone use is made possible in the Corolla Hatch (excluding Ascent) through Bluetooth tm technology in the audio system

which can also store your six most frequently dialled numbers for speed dialling. An external Audio input allows you to listen to your Ipod® or other portable MP3 player’s music library through the new Corolla’s sound system. Smart Entry and Smart Start technology in the Levin ZR allows you to enter and start the vehicle without having to remove the key from your pocket. A state-of-the-art “flying buttress” centre console, slim seats and spare efficient instrument panel profile, the interior of the Corolla Hatch breaks

away from the traditional car design. Tilt and telescopic steering improves driver comfort and enhances driving posture, resulting in reduced driver fatigue. Cruise Control is also available on all grades as either an optional extra or as standard. A leather-bound steering wheel with audio controls and sports gearshift is also available on all models (optional on Ascent) Inside the cabin, the new Corolla Hatch has been designed for maximum space. With an impressive 26 storage recesses and a 283 litre capacity, luggage space is generous.

60:40 split fold seats allow you to carry long objects while still carrying two passengers in the rear of the car. The Sedan elegant styling details such as body coloured door handles, colour matched mudguards (Ultima model only) and an understated rear spoiler (Conquest model only) add to the Sedan’s elegant appeal. The Sedan’s aesthetics are matched by its considerable practicality. With up to 29 internal storage areas, palatial rear seating with a large boot for increased cargo space and generous 450 litre capacity, luggage space is generous

Come test drive at Northpoint Toyota

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Antique & Household Removals Local, Interstate & Country Storage & Delivery Specialists



Is hereby given that the Administrator of the Roxby Downs Council on 16th of April 2007 made the following orders;


That the Administrator of the Council exercises the power vested in the Administrator under the Roxby Downs (Indenture Ratication) Act 1982 and section 33 of the Road Trafc Act 1961 and clause F of the instrument of General Approval of the Minister 28 November 1999. Pursuant to section 33(1) of the Road Trafc Act 1961 declare that the event described below is to take place on the road described below is an event to which section 33 of the road trafc act 1961 applies; and Pursuant to section 33(1) (a) of the Road Trafc Act 1961, make an order directing that the road on which the event is to be held and any adjacent or adjoining roads specied below can be closed to all trafc except police and emergency vehicles and vehicles involved in the event for the period commencing 2 PM on the 16th of June 2007.

Ph: 0427 716 173 Roxby Downs À Pt Augusta À Pt Pirie

REAL ESTATE MINER’S Cottage. Freehold block 30 x40 m. Power, concrete slab 8x12 m, rainwater tank, shed, reverse cycle aircon, gas stove. $105,000. ONO. Phone 0429 672 215.


Richardson Place Roxby Downs


Tour De Heart street party


Burgoyne Street, Arcoona Street, Norman Place, Roxby Club car park entrance onto Richardson Place & Tavern Road, Roxby Downs. Pursuant to section 33 (1) (b) of the Road Trafc Act 1961 make an order directing that persons taking part in the event be exempted in relation to the road from duty, to observe the Australian Road Rules specied below subject to any conditions described below and attached to the exemption. Australian Road rules Exemption and Conditions

CARAVANS FOR Sale. Caravan & Hard Annex. Roxby Downs Caravan Park, Site 64. Air Con in van and room. Fridge, TV, Microwave, Small Oven, Cutlery, Kettle & toaster, Lounge. $25,000 ONO. Call Michael 0429 694 930.

Rule 230: Rule 234: Rule 238:


Crossing the road Crossing the road on or near a crossing for Pedestrians Pedestrians travelling along the road

W. J. Boehm Administrator 16th April 2007

ROXBY Downs Swimming Club Inc. AGM. Tuesday 29th May 7.30pm


ROXBY Downs Cultural Precinct. We welcome all existing members and new members and encourage your attendance. Expressions of Interest WELL established Cleaning Company seeking potential cleaning staff. Must be fully trained and reliable. Above awards rates and good working conditions to the suitable dedicated and loyal applicant. ONLY genuine experienced and self motivated cleaners need to apply. Written Applications to-The State Manager 2-20 Magill Rd NORWOOD SA 5067. ANDAMOOKA Progress and Opal Miners Association Inc. seek expressions of interest to re-sheet 1500 metres of road in Andamooka. For work specifications phone Stefan Bilka (0427 181 752) or Mike Freeman (0427 713 155). Please address your written tenders to The Secretary, Andamooka Progress and Opal Miners Association Inc , PO Box 1, Andamooka, 5722 by May 28, 2007.

Sandvik Mining and Construction Adelaide Ltd manufactures rigs for surface and underground drilling, loaders and trucks for mines, hydraulic hammers for breaking and demolition, hard metal tools, consumables and spare parts and provides a wide range of customer service for the drilling and exploration industries. Sandvik Mining and Construction Adelaide Ltd is an equal opportunity employer. Due to our expanding operations at Olympic Dam, we urgently require ¿tter / machinists to carry out ¿tting and machining work at our Gunson Street workshop. Essential Requirements: • A strong commitment to safety. • Current drivers licence. • Machining experience. • Trade certi¿cate. • Knowledge of Olympic Dam mine site or similar operations. Position Offers: • Opportunity to work approximately 55-60 hours per week. • Excellent wages and conditions. • Generous accommodation allowance. • Long term positions available.

Send resumes to: Machine Shop Manager Sandvik Mining & Construction Adelaide Ltd PO Box 249 ROXBY DOWNS SA 5725 Or deliver to Gunson St, OLYMPIC DAM Phone 08 8671 0015 Fax 08 8671 0115 Email:




• All Mechanical Repairs • New Car Servicing • Electronic Diagnostics • Tilt Tray Vehicle Recovery • Spare Parts and Batteries

Complete Ute & Van Hire Agent Olympic Way OLYMPIC DAM SA 5725 Ph 8671 0404 Fax 8671 0418 For all your lending, investment, insurance, nancial planning & everyday banking needs.

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The South Australian Arid Lands Natural Resources Management Board was established in December 2004 under the Natural Resources Management Act 2004. A suitably skilled person is being sought to serve on the board. The person being sought to fill the vacancy will have knowledge, skills and experience in water resources management and/or Aboriginal interest in the land and water and Aboriginal heritage. The boards have up to nine members, including a Presiding Member and are responsible for preparing and implementing a regional natural resources management plan for the region. Board members are appointed by the Governor on the nomination of the Minister for Environment and Conservation and the position is remunerated. Members should be willing to provide an average of two days per month for their service on the board. The successful applicant will be appointed for a term ending in April 2010. Applications must be in writing on the application form provided and must include a current curriculum vitae. The State Government's policies with regard to gender balance, cultural diversity and representation of Indigenous Australians will be adhered to in the selection process. Women are particularly encouraged to consider nominating for membership. Nominations close at 5:00pm on Friday, 1 June 2007. Requests for Nominee Information Packs and completed nominations should be addressed to: Ms Alison McInerney NRM Support Division Department of Water, Land and Biodiversity Conservation GPO Box 2834 ADELAIDE SA 5001 Telephone: (08) 8463 6877 Email:


Pt Pirie & Adelaide Depots



ROXBY CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY CHURCH Meeting Every Sunday at 10 am and 7.30 pm Corner Tutop & Burgoyne Streets, Roxby Downs

Phone 8671 0270 and 0417 858 295 Adult and all age activities sponsored by the Anglican and Uniting Churches of Australia

•General Repairs •Fencing •Carpentry •Cabinet-making •Plumbing •Gas-fitting •Electrical •Carpet/Vinyl •Painting •Refrigeration

BLD - 173944

Ph 8671 1234 Fax 8671 2823 Mob 0407 711 234 Shop 5/14 Tutop Street Roxby Downs SA

Creative Trims & Craft Phone 8671 0153

24 Curdimurka Street

For all your Quilting needs • Embroidery • Ribbons • Beads • Laces • Haberdashery •PFAFF Machines & accessories Open: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Friday & Saturday 9.30am to 2.30pm. Closed Wednesday or phone for an appointment. Please note: if the sign is OUT, shop is OPEN. THE MONITOR – Your Community Newspaper


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Roxby now heads the table Written by The Onballer


fter a stellar performance last week against league leaders Olympic Dam, Andamooka started as favourites against a team yet to really gel properly in Roxby Districts. The Roxby side came out hard in the first quarter completely out-muscling their opponents but such as Andamooka’s game last week, they failed to fully convert their movement forward into goals. Roxby’s midfield of Sims, Canneen and Prosser were on top of the Andamooka boys dominating the clearances out the middle. Josh Rose in the backline stood up well repelling Andamooka’s attacks forward. The second was much the same, Andamooka were struggling to find a decent player over the ground, Monfries in the backline worked hard but had no support whatsoever. Daddow and Coach Clark in the Roxby forward line were working well together bringing other players into the game with their footy smarts. Chesson started to work into it out of the midfield with Canneen still picking up possessions at will. After the main break the situation didn’t really get much better for Andamooka, although it wasn’t shown on the score-

board Roxby were dominating around the ground. Chislet on the wing was continuing his good form and Dave Kaminski off the half back line pushed Roxby forward at will. Scotty Veers, given the job on the dangerous Kit Williams who was celebrating his 150th game milestone was more than holding his own, running off and providing the link up option when needed. Roxby’s last quarter proved the difference between the two sides, although both teams missing valuable players, Roxby’s speed, fitness and will to win got them across the line. Canneen, Sims and Prosser just dominated all day in the midfield, Chesson worked hard as well especially in the last quarter, Rose off the half back flank used his skills to produce forward movement and Kev Stacey in the ruck gave the onballers first option out the middle. For Andamooka Monfries tried hard but as mentioned earlier had no support, from the opening bounce. Roxby will now go to the top of the table after Coach Woody for Olympic Dam had a little addition problem on Saturday, handing Coober Pedy the points with having too many players on the field. Roxby will head up there next week to battle against the Saints while OD will look to get back on the winners list against bottom of the ladder team Hornridge.

Above: Junior Colts Under 17 team Hawks receiving some tips during the quarter time break on the weekend.


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Left: Coober Pedy making the most of their break during a recent game in Roxby Downs.

Behind the Famous Bottle House Send your sports results to editor@themonitor.

Opal Creek Boulevard, Andamooka & after hours by appointment

Ph: (08) 8672 7007 Fax: (08) 8672 7062 Email:

Stephen Scott-Hoy B.Optom Need friendly, professional eyecare and quality fashion eyewear with a full back-up service? See the Eyebus when it visits... Roxby Downs - 8671 2001 Andamooka - 8672 7007 Woomera - 8673 7473 Monthly visits - Examinations bulk-billed. Serving rural and regional South Australia since 1990.

Woomera and Districts Football League

SCOREBOARD Roxby Districts Andamooka

15 goals 6 goals

16 points 9 points

106 points 45 points

Best players for Roxby: B Chesson, R Cunneen, D Sims, J Rose and R Prosser. Goal scorers: M Daddow P Clark T Paull 3 goals each D Sims 2 goals B Chesson R Proser K Zeptner J Chisslett R Cunneen M Howard 1 goal each.

Best players for Andamooka: W Monfries, L Scobie, T Pycroft, T Clancy, D McDonald. Goal scorers: M Fracus 3 goals, K Williams 2 goals and L Scobie 1 goal.

Coober Pedy Olympic Dam

11 goals 6 goals

10 points 5 points

76 points 41 points

Best players for Coober Pedy: J McKenzie, B Buller, D Barnes, K Henry, J Burns.

Goal scorers: J McKenzie 3 goals, J Lennon, W Boland and K Henry 2 goals each, J Burns and B Buller 1 goal each.

Best players for Olympic Dam: Unavailable Goal scorers: Unavailable

Junior Colts Under 12’s Hawks Bulldogs

6 goals 5 goals

2 points 6 points

38 points 36 points

Bulldogs 6 goals 4 point 40 points defeated Hawks 4 goals 2 points 26 points Best players for Hawks: A Harley, L Ryan, J Vanzati, J Whittaker and M McIntee. Goal scorers: L Ryan and L Weston 2 goals each, J Christall and J Katzorke 1 goal each. Best players for Bulldogs: P Steinhauser, J Laurence, E Zeptner, C Haugham and J Collins. Goal scorers: J Laurence 3 goals and E Zeptner 2 goals

Junior Colts Under 17’s Hawks Bulldogs

15 goals 7 goals

8 points 4 points

98 points 46 points

Best players for Hawks: D May, T Chesson, W Robertse, K Reynolds and K Lynch Goal scorers: K Reynolds 5 goals, T Schott, D May and L Grantham 2 goals, S Reynolds, T Chesson and E Sach1 goal each. Best players for Bulldogs: J Homsch, K Zeptner, M Black, S Traeger and J Bowden. Goal scorers: K Zeptner 2 goals, J Bowden, J Beenham, J Elliot, V Buza and D May 1 goal each. THE MONITOR – Your Community Newspaper

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Nildottie anglers have reported nice Calop captures. Fish to 36cms have recently been landed from both trolling and bait fishing. Shrimp baits are becoming scarce as winter approaches however, any caught should recieve an enquiry when live baited near most snags. Quite a few fish are just under the 33cm size limit - so remember to bring a tape measure. Lures that have worked well include an old Minn Minn red and black variety and the ever reliable Attack Lures in fluro pink and yellow.

Pt Lincoln wharf has tommies. Late afternoons are producing the goods when gent baits are floated near the pylons. The breakwater at St Kilda is still producing salmon trout with lures attracting hits throughout last week. Venus Bay jetty has tommies and the odd whiting available for those fishing just after dark. A burley bag dangled into the water has attracted the tommie schools and then cockle baits are producing the results. Semaphore jetty has a few undersize bream and mullet between the shore break pylons. Very few are size - so light lines with catch and release is the go.


Whiting catches in American River are on the improve. Recent strong winds have stirred King George Whiting schools into action. Local Adelaide grounds should improve as winter arrives in ernest. Cape Jaffa snapper fishermen reported a few nice specimens being boated recently. Bluefin tuna are still present from The Hummocks to Western Kangaroo ISland but big vessels and local knowledge are paramount for safety and success at these remote locations.

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FishWatch 1800 065 023

South Australian Illegal Fishing Hot Line Blue Fin Tuna are falling to skirted lures, poppers and smiths jigs.

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Softball results Game one - Rebels 1 versus Rebels 2 Rebels 1 won – 19 to 6 Luke Rudiger was a strong pitcher for Rebels 1. Jacob Haugum took a remarkable catch at left field and got a runner out at second base, making an excellent double play. Matthew Plant was a fierce batter for Rebels 2, opening the game with a home run. Chris Jones was an asset to Rebels 2, taking a fantastic catch at first base. Game two – Devil Cats versus Who Cares Who Cares didn’t have enough players, giving the win to Devil Cats, however a great fun match was played. George Holland fielded nicely for Devil Cats taking three catches out on the field Adrian Harris also fielded well for Devil Cats taking an impressive catch out in centrefield. Raelene Wallis was a strong player for Who Cares with good fielding and solid batting. Debra Liney an asset to Who Cares with consistent fielding and batting. Round Four Draw Game One – Rebels 2 versus Who Cares 11:30am Game Two – Rebels 1 versus Shakers 1:30pm

Netball results A Grade OD Devils 59 def Tangos 19 Miners 43 def Hornridge 26 B Grade OD Devils 40 def Rockets 36 Roos 53 def Redbacks 46 Opals 22 def Misfits 14 Miners 68 def Woomera 18

Special call for special olympics Roxby Downs was favoured by a visit by some of the superstars of Australian sport last week when four members of the Special Olympics team visited town.

Above: The special olympians receiving a cheque from the local branch of the National Australia Bank.

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In Roxby Downs to raise funds to help them make it to the World Summer Games in Shanghai, Peter Kerin, Paula Morrissy, Lachlan Woollett and Laura Hester spoke at the St Barbara’s Parish School and Roxby Downs Area School assemblies and attended a fundraising barbecue on market day. And Roxby Downs certainly rose to the challenge, donating almost $3,500 to help the Special Olympians on their way. Mr Kerin, Ms Morrissy, Mr Woollett and Ms Hester would like to thank the Roxby Downs community, the National Australia Bank, RoxFM and Sandvik Mining and Construction Adelaide Ltd for their support. To make a donation to help the Special Olympians make it to the World Summer Games, contact Jason or Marsha Nottle on 8671 1474 or 0438 701 474.

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