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Mum’s the word ....and Sustainababy's the winner By Millie Thomas hile many local businesses are suffering through declining trade in Roxby Downs, one has gone against the grain and is beginning to thrive.


Local online business Sustainababy, an eco-parenting retail and information business, was founded by local mum Laura Trotta three and a half years ago, and despite the local and national economic downturn, has begun to profit in the second quarter of 2013.

However, Mrs Trotta said she has noticed a 20 to 30 per cent slump in her overall sales compared to corresponding sales periods in 2011 and 2012, and has conducted discussions with other online business owners to confirm this has been seen across the board.

Christopher, Laura, and Matthew Trotta (2). Photo by Doy Velasco. FULL STORY PAGE 2. “I always knew it would take a few years for my business to start making profits,” Mrs Trotta said. “It is both very hard work and expensive to get a new business off the ground and I am determined for Sustainababy to be successful and be around for the long term.

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he RDAFN are designing region specific websites in preparation for the National Broadband Network rollout, set to hit Roxby Downs in 2015.

oxby Council has released a minor review of their 2012-2017 Strategic Management Plan, with invitation for public formal and informal feedback.

While Town Administrator Bill Boehm stated the review has seen virtually no change in Roxby Council’s vision, goals and objectives, it does provide updated information about strategic management in general and Council’s various roles. It also includes additional commentary to reflect Roxby Downs’ altered environment, following BHP Billiton’s deferral of the Olympic Dam mine expansion, announced August 2012. The delay of Roxby Council’s ‘normalisation’ is a main facet in the review. The Roxby Downs (Indenture Ratification) Act 1982 was amended in 2011 to facilitate the expansion of the Olympic Dam mine, regulating that when Roxby’s population reached 9000, the structure of Roxby Council would normalise. At current, instead of elected councillors, an administrator is appointed (Bill Boehm), enlisted to perform all functions of the Council. Power and water authorities are in operation, with Council operating them as separate self-contained businesses. Roxby Council also works at an annual deficit, which is subsidised by the State Government and BHP Billiton. “If the expansion had proceeded, it would have significantly impacted the operations of Council and the community,” the review stated. It lists impacts such as major new residential and industrial developments and the requirement of additional community and State government facilities and services. “This action would have then triggered the 2011 amendment to the Roxby Downs (Indenture Ratification) Act 1982 whereby it would have been expected that Roxby Council be normalised at a defined point in the future with the position of Administrator replaced by a Chief Executive Officer and an elected council.” Other changes include the recess of the Social Management Partnership. Copies of the Plan are available online at www.roxbycouncil. or a hard copy is available to be viewed at Roxby Council in Richardson Place. BY MILLIE THOMAS

The RDAFN have been contracted by the Commonwealth Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport to design and release the websites (expected to be early June) for central areas in the mid and far north of South Australia. Major centres will include Clare, Coober Pedy, Kadina, Port Augusta, Port Pirie and Roxby Downs. RDAFN CEO Claire Wiseman said the websites will provide regionally based information and relevance to its users, by using local imagery, content and service providers. “The idea behind creating region particular websites was to be able to provide a one stop site for localised information on the NBN,” she said. Website content will include NBN news, events and successes particular to the region, and will also provide a services listing of service providers who can install, service and apply NBN/Internet-based home or business applications. “We felt this was a good way to ensure that local residents and businesses were able to source NBN information specific to their locality and utilise local services providers which will help local businesses and residents alike,” Ms Wiseman said. An information session will be held

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Local business can still thrive ... CONTINUED FROM FRONT “I am constantly amazed at the speed of change in the online retail industry and believe I need to keep on top of new developments in order for my business to survive.” Mrs Trotta has been able to overcome adversity with the constant introduction of new competitors. When she started Sustainababy, launched online almost three years ago, it was one of the only online eco baby boutiques in Australia. The advancement of social media and mainstreaming of many of her products into large department stores such as David Jones has made business more challenging. Also financially, the business hasn’t always been smooth sailing for Mrs Trotta, with approximately two and a half years worked ‘for free’ during the setup phase, funded by an injection of personal funds to get it moving. Mrs Trotta attributes tighter cost control, following her business plan and the business moving out



























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throughout the event,” Ms Wiseman said. “RDAFN is pretty excited about this project, it gives us an opportunity to provide locally specific information on the NBN, bring experts out into the region, increase local business opportunity and as a side bonus the imagery on the websites is also a great way to showcase our region,” she finished.

of the start-up phase for her recent profit. In the past year, she has also introduced accounting systems to Sustainababy to allow for improved management of costs and inventory. Although Sustainababy, operated from home, does not have the large rent overhead of traditional bricks and mortar businesses, it still has a number of high costs to cover. Insurance for stock and public indemnity, website hosting and building, bank fees such as fees to provide credit card capability in the online store and higher advertising costs are just some of the examples. However, there are some definite positives to working online, with Mrs Trotta a firm believer in all stores having some form of online presence. One perk, is Mrs Trotta’s website data collection system, which shows her although sales may have dropped, browsing traffic has largely remained the same. It gives renewed confidence to Mrs Trotta that her website is maintaining public interest. “All businesses need an online presence to be accessible to current and potential future customers. Even just a basic Facebook page where people can contact you, leave testimonials, or even leave negative feedback is important.” She said businesses shouldn’t let the fear of negative feedback on a page stop them from having a social media presence, as it offers the business opportunity to respond in a manner that encourages loyalty. “Having a social media presence is smart as it lets your customers do advertising for you and we all know how priceless word of mouth advertising is!” she said. “At the end of the day I strongly believe ALL businesses need an online presence to survive.” BY MILLIE THOMAS

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ocal sporting club officials have assured parents local sporting fees are no different to other towns and often include extra perks.

Junior netball in Roxby Downs this season attracts a $155 seasonal charge, which according to committee members Regina Qualmann covers a number of essential costs. Court hire for trainings, games and finals (estimated at $16,000 for last season), Netball Australia affiliation and insurance, uniforms, equipment and association socks for each player are just some of the covered costs. Any leftover funds help pay for carnivals, association uniforms, additional equipment and end of year trophies. “Netball clubs in most country towns generally hire their facilities for the season off their council and the club pay for their own insurance, maintenance, power bills for lights, uniforms, equipment replacement nets/goal rings etcetera,” Mrs Qualmann explained. “And you are charged every week to go in to watch your child play.” She pointed out other clubs normally only have one team for each age group (usually affiliated with senior netball and football) and nearly every parent volunteers for some facet of the club, making money in some areas, helping to minimise fees. “We have 18 junior netball teams for one association committee! With a handful of a volunteers and coaches some who don’t even have children!” Mrs Qualmann exclaimed. “The council provide all the facilities maybe at a higher rate than others because the facilities are ready to go, cleaned, maintained, power and water bills paid etcetera.” Volunteer Rachel Young echoed Mrs Qualmann’s statements. “RDNA currently have 160 girls registered for junior netball including ‘Net, Set Go’,” Mrs Young said. “Of all of those children there are only five parents who are volunteers on the committee making decisions. “In my eyes, that is a pretty poor effort, considering all of those girls have two parents each, even if you divided that number by two there should still be 160 adults available to help.” Mrs Qualmann agreed the real issue with current clubs is due to a lack of volunteers. “Committees in this town struggle to find coaches, scorers, umpires, time keepers and general help in all sports, let alone running and maintaining the facilities.” “Thanks must go to those who do help by coaching, umpiring, scoring, washing tops etcetera, but if you have a look around on a Saturday morning there are more kids helping out than there are adults, the kids don’t get paid to help!” added Mrs Young. “Having said all of this it is very rewarding being involved as a volunteer

with junior sport. As a volunteer we have the opportunity to be a positive influence on many young people who we might not normally come into contact with. “Hopefully we can encourage them and be great examples to them. I still remember my first netball coach and the positive impact she had on my life.” However, RDJFA President Matthew Daddow said junior football seasonal fees are set as low as possible, due to high amounts of local sponsorship. “Our major sponsor the SCF Group and many other local businesses contribute annually so the RDJFA can keep our fees as low as possible,” Mr Daddow said. The Association are able to supply all equipment needed for the children to play football, with sponsored monies going towards replacement guernseys and footballs, affiliation fees, insurance and costs associated with infrastructure such as lighting. “Our end of year presentation day runs into the thousands along with the numerous trophies we present on this day,” Mr Daddow said. “The cost of replacing footballs over the last few seasons has cost us thousands of dollars and I’m sure without the support of the Postie Bash who donated 100 footballs late last year our fees could have risen. “That’s why we stress to all the players the importance of returning everything they use.” Auskick caters for approximately 60 children, with their fee bypassing the junior football association, and going straight to the AFL, the facilitators of the programme. “The AFL then supplies each kid with a backpack full of goodies. The RDJFA does not see any fees paid in this age group, and although the amount does not cover the cost of running it, we are happy to keep it this way,” Mr Daddow said. “The only thing required in this age group is help from the parents which we were overwhelmed with last week and hope it continues that way.” Mr Daddow said he believed RDJFA fees are amongst some of the lowest in the state, with some metropolitan clubs charging hundreds of dollars a season. “We should be able to keep our fees at a low rate as long as we keep getting the support from businesses and costs associated with running the competition don’t increase,” he said. “We rely heavily on the support of the parents to help out with coaching, umpiring and timekeepers and while we manage week to week we are always looking for more help. “We are a not for profit organisation and we are not about making money off the families but being able to provide a top line competition for all the kids to enjoy.” BY MILLIE THOMAS

Richards inquest begins

n inquest into the death of Victorian man Jason Richards found near Glendambo almost two years ago began yesterday.

Richards, 28, went missing in June 2011 during a commute home to Ballarat from Darwin. Mr Richards was last seen alive near Woomera on June 21. His body was found by a fox hunter a kilometre from his damaged, abandoned car, almost five weeks after he was reported missing. Police had called off aerial and land searches for Mr Richards on July 19. According to an ABC report last week, witness Peter Ash had stated he had seen Mr Richards allegedly swerving all over the road in an area near Woomera before his reported disappearance in 2011. ABC continued to

report, “Mr Ash said he was following as Mr Richards drove erratically, did a U-turn and ended up on the wrong side of the road. “Mr Ash said he pulled over to avoid a collision and remarked to his pas-

senger the other driver could have been drunk.” When Mr Richards’ body was found on July 28, police speculated Richards died of exposure after car trouble and had become disorientated, despite the fact

reports suggested his car contained food and water. However, ABC reported last week an inquest heard Mr Richards died from a gunshot wound to the head, which may have been self-inflicted.

Greyhound Bus service cancelled


he greyhound bus service transporting passengers from Roxby Downs to Pimba has been cancelled, leaving commuters little public transport options when travelling to Adelaide. The service connected with an Alice Springs to Adelaide bus route three times a week, and is the only bus service available for general Roxby Downs commuters. There is an alternative bus service provided for mine site workers. A Greyhound Australia spokesperson has said on average, there were only two passengers utilising the service, and this too was declining.

“The patronage of this service has dropped to the point that a lot of times the services carried no passengers,” the spokesperson said. “Running a coach for one or two passengers is not viable and we are unable to continue.” The spokesperson said Greyhound is continually looking for ways to efficiently service Roxby Downs. Impacted passengers were notified. BY MILLIE THOMAS

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ovie programming guru Bob Parr OAM visited Roxby Downs last week for the first time, despite helping set up the Outback Cinema over ten years ago. A Wallis Cinemas employee for 41 of his 56 years in the movie industry, Program Manager Mr Parr was a first port of call during the setup of the Outback Cinema, and has stuck with the theatre, one of his many, ever since. He has dealt with much of the staff that have filtered in and out of the Roxby Cultural and Leisure Precinct, but said the management group leading the show at the moment showed an obvious passion for their work. “From being a city dweller, I didn’t know whether to expect just a whole lot of tents around, but I’m very impressed,” Mr Parr told The Monitor during his visit. “I’m very impressed with the whole place, but particularly with the Leisure Centre on how much the people here love it and really put a lot of effort in.” Mr Parr’s visit has enabled the group to gain a better understanding of the cinema’s obligations and considerations when screening movies, and helped brainstorm community fuelled activities that can boost the cinema’s appeal to the public. Ideas include women’s and men’s themed nights, and possibly a ‘Mums and Bubs’ screening session for, you guessed it, mums and bubs. “Now that we have digital, the flexibility is much greater,” Mr Parr explained. “So it’s a new learning curve, and I think we’ll get it running properly and hopefully it can cover its costs and be of good value to the community.” ‘Digital’ refers to an industry wide changeover 12 months ago from using 35 millimetre film reels to project movies, to using a digital format. Film reels




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by Downs, and many other country centres would wait to use a metropolitan cinema’s reel once it had finished, saving costs. It meant the wait to see a movie in the cinema could be lengthy. “I couldn’t predict accurately when that would happen, so when the films finally got here, they were getting quite long in the tooth,” Mr Parr said. “Now with digital, we can get the films nearly immediately, in fact we can get them immediately, but they come with a contractual obligation.” The contractual obligation depicts the amount of screenings a movie must get, which is a standard amount per movie, with no consideration whether it is screened in a metropolitan, highly used cinema, or a quiet country cinema. Mr Parr said a way to oblige with these conditions, is to wait approximately three weeks after the movie’s release, when they aren’t as fierce, therefore giving more airtime, for more movies. Mr Parr was nationally recognised for his work in film and the community in 2011, when he was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for his work at the Chelsea Theatre in Adelaide (now known as the Regal Theatre) – to which he managed for 40 years. He was recognised for service to the community as a contributor to charitable fundraising activities, by holding weekly events to raise money for charitable organizations such as the Lions Club, Rotary Club, the Freemasons and the Mary Potter Hospice, amongst others. “We were running a lot of fundraisers to help them to the point where we were raising about $200,000 a year for them,” Mr Parr said. “Unbeknownst to me, all those charities got together to nominate me. And I was just doing my job.”

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Movie guru Bob Parr (OAM) visited Roxby Downs last week. By Millie Thomas costs a movie studio $2000 to supply, and meant Rox-

he Monitor Newspaper will reassess its print run and distribution techniques in an effort to clear local streets from any newspaper waste.

Editor Gail Heritage said the issue of newspapers littering local streets was a combination of the recent rise in vacant homes, plus a general lack of concern from some residents who would not pick up the papers from their driveways. “Our distributors from the Roxby Downs Sporting Club are trying hard to alleviate the problem by throwing papers directly onto drive ways, and will not deliver to homes with obvious newspaper waste, or homes that are obviously vacant,” Ms Heritage said. “We will also consider reducing the number of copies printed as the town goes through this transition, to further reduce any waste,” she said.

“We are also looking at other environmentally friendly alternatives, but we urge people to consider the environment and pick up any unwanted papers from their driveways and recycle them accordingly.” The Monitor will work closely with the Roxby Downs Environment Forum to review the issue in coming months. As part of the strategy the forum will hold a newspaper removal weekend on June 1 and 2 and are calling on volunteers to help collect all papers from local streets. It is hoped this clean-up will alleviate any residual waste from vacant homes, and give the town a clean slate. The Monitor will continue to evaluate and implement on-going solutions to manage the issue. THE MONITOR - Your Community Newspaper

Andamooka Antique display plaques


he Andamooka Progress and Opal Miners Association has utilised a grant to develop signage for the town’s antique machinery display.

The Mining Machinery Display is located at the entrance of Andamoo-

ka and features aged opal mining machinery for tourists. APOMA were successful in securing a $3000 grant from the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal to buy signage for the unique machinery. The signs are due to be posted in the near future. BY MILLIE THOMAS



Peter Torbas is optimistic in the tourism potential for Andamooka if the Borefield Road were moved.

Cassandra Rowett with the new signs for the Machinery Graveyard.

Tourism opportunity for Andamooka By Millie Thomas


lans are underway to significantly boost Andamooka’s tourism, with a proposal being drafted to move the Borefield Road to also encompass Andamooka to lure tourists travelling north.

Splash Pad discussion taken out of context


n article printed in a local media outlet has been ‘taken out of context’ according to an Environmental Forum spokesperson. The article, addressing the proposed Splash Pad project in Andamooka, suggested the Forum was awaiting an explanation from Andamooka Town Management Committee Administrator Deb Allen in regards to the proposed Splash Pad. Construction of the project has already started. The article suggested particular concerns of the Forums were long term maintenance (considering the town’s low water supply), high evaporation rates and high water consumption. “It said the project would send the wrong message about sustainable water use in the outback,” the article said. Ms Allen was bewildered by the article, saying she had responded to the Forum’s requests, and as far as she was aware, satisfied them. “The splash pad had been on there (the Forum’s agenda) as a discussion item, they (the Forum) had been in contact with me, I provided them with all the information, they were perfectly happy with it, and that was the end of it,” Ms Allen told The Monitor last week. An Environmental Forum spokesperson agreed with the statement, saying, “The group at no point implied they would intervene with any plans

or attempt to make any recommendations. Deb’s info has been passed onto the group who were happy that it answered their queries and the agenda item is now closed.” The spokesperson also stated the Forum’s enquiries were directly with Ms Allen and were of a general nature. “Given the group’s environmental interests they wished to seek further information about the use of water within the Splash Pad – end.” The spokesperson said clearly that there was no miscommunication between the Environment Forum, the ATMC and the media outlet involved. “The information was taken out of context to make a story that in our opinion was not news worthy in the first place.” Ms Allen told The Monitor water usage in the Splash Pad will be minimal, with water spouts started only when the installed motion sensors are activated, and the left over water to be used on the new Community Garden. The splash pad project was proposed for Andamooka to help create a social community hub, aimed to draw families to a central point in town. The ATMC funded the project in a bid to boost community development, with the project expected to be finished by the end of this financial year. Ms Allen said the ATMC’s next focus in community development will be tourism and generating business for the town. BY MILLIE THOMAS

Andamooka Town Management Committee Administrator Deb Allen has initiated the idea along side both Roxby Downs and Andamooka businesses and communities, hoping to gain support for a synergised ‘past and present mining’ tourism angle. The idea would be to showcase the stark differences in mining in both Andamooka and Roxby Downs, and pair Roxby’s facilities with Andamooka’s history to offer a full mining tourist experience. With a readjustment of the Borefield Road, tourists would be directed straight to Andamooka, before proceeding up to other popular tourist destinations, such as Marree and Lake Eyre. “Just in directing the traffic this way without having to go off the route to get to us is going to make a huge difference,” said long time Andamooka resident and advocate, Margot Duke. “At the moment they’ve got to come in the 30 miles from Roxby to get to us and even coming up to us from Woomera, quite often they’ll just go straight through Roxby and up the Borefield

Community Garden to be finished by end of month


communal area behind the Andamooka Town Hall is currently being transformed into a community garden for all locals to enjoy. The project has been largely funded by a grant from the Office for Ageing, which has donated $4500, as well as donations from local individuals and companies. The area is still to receive shade sails, which have been made locally, and plants including capsicums, zucchinis, strawberries and drape vines, which will be donated by Andamooka locals. Roxby Downs company Outback Landscaping has also donated 20 square metres of synthetic turf to the project. Funding has also come from the Andamooka Town Management Committee. Town Administrator Deb Allen anticipates the project to be completed by the end of May. BY MILLIE THOMAS OPEN 7 DAYS

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Road rather than spending the extra half an hour coming out here. “If the road naturally directs them here, then they’ll stop regardless.” Ms Duke and Peter Tsobas have done what they can to boost tourism in Andamooka by ‘flying the Andamooka flag’ at a number of events. “Margot and myself have been trying to start something like this for years,” Mr Tsobas told The Monitor last week. Mr Tsobas and Ms Duke have over the years attended numerous committee meetings, opal shows and symposiums and South Australian Tourism events, to help keep Andamooka’s name in the line-up. In the past they have also organised large scale community events, such as the longest dinner party for the solar eclipse in 2002, and numerous town street parties. Ms Duke also ran White Dam (an old opal mining settlement approximately 10 kilometres from Andamooka) walking tours, to which she said drew large crowds around Easter time. Ms Allen has started talking with relevant stakeholders, gathering support to try and lobby the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure and BHP Billiton.

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So nice to see so many families at the Moto Cross Club family ride day. This is the next generation of riders and they had a ball all riding around the track. Well done to committee members who cooked a BBQ and watered track on the day! Sunday Fun! It’s great to have so many children in the community playing junior sport, but very disappointing at the lack of parent help. Always seems to be the same parents putting their hands up to run these clubs, coach and umpire and they are all volunteers! DM Where is that cocky Roxby Crows Shed mob this year? Our neighbour has been very quiet and seems to be the only one in his ‘Crows Shed’. You are invited to jump the fence and join our weekly celebrations anytime as long as you don’t wear those silly colours. Roxby Power. Maybe Olympic Dam could become a Rio Tinto acquisition and then we would see the mine move ahead just like they are doing at Prominent Hill. Ivan of the Far North Rumour has it nine businesses will close by year’s end. What will we do when that happens? Oh, I forgot, life will be the same because most of our “locals” prefer to spend online. Watch them whinge when there is no services left in the CBD. Mystery Shopper

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Time to get parochial

t was hard to miss the story about Spring Gully going into voluntary administration after 65 years in business in South Australia.

After an empassioned plea to South Australian’s to support a great South Australian family owned business, supermarkets across South Australia sold out of their products. As Rick Cairney, Director of Policy at Business SA says “The cost of doing business in South Australia is as high as it has ever been and we compete in a global market where the Australian dollar is as strong as it has ever been.” Hence, local sales and markets become ever more important. And Rick urges South Australians to ‘get parochial’. Likewise Robern Menz (think Fruchocs) along with Food SA are launching a Shop and Swap to SA campaign. And locally the Roxby Downs Business Forum are about to launch their ‘Hop in and Shop in Roxby Downs’ campaign.

But it’s not all about individuals purchasing South Australian products and shopping in Roxby Downs shops. The onus is on local businesses to ‘get parochial’ too. The same goes for business to business purchasing. The economic landscape and the market landscape in Roxby has changed significantly in the past 12 months. All local businesses need to be rethinking their strategies. Whilst rethinking your strategies, think about adjusting your purchasing policies. Other local business are readjusting their strategies too. Have a chat with them about what they may be able to offer you now that in the past they could not. And remember, in those chats, that the dollars and cents you spend in Roxby Downs mean more than just the immediate bottom line, not just for the community but for your business too. A robust and sustainable Roxby Downs economy benefits all businesses in the long term.

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Sibling duo tackle the Kokoda Track

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By Millie Thomas ast and present Roxby locals Alex and George Thomas have taken on the trip of a lifetime – walking the Kokoda Track and an aim to raise $2000 for the Royal Flying Doctors in the process.


The brother and sister duo plan to embark on their journey with Military Adventure Trekking Expeditions from October 3 to 13 this year, and were inspired to take up the challenge after Alex, 25, walked the track for its 75 year anniversary last year. “Kokoda was easily the best thing I’ve ever done in my life,” Alex said. “The track taught me invaluable lessons about the power of simplicity, generosity and self- determination, as well as the unfathomable legacy left by those who fought before us. “Photos will never come close to more than a fraction of a portrayal of the stories that underlay them.” Younger brother, George, 16, jumped on the bandwagon in returning with Alex this year, but rather than make it simply an overseas trip, the two decided to set themselves a challenge, by also fundraising for the Royal Flying Doctors’ Service. “After the initial plan to walk the track it was Alex’s idea to incorporate a fundraising element to the trek,” George explained. “Fundraising will be beneficial not only for us but for others in need and a means of raising awareness for the RFDS, all people need is a cause to get them motivated and further prompt them to support their fellow country dwellers.” Having lived in the country for almost all their lives, as well as having an uncle work for the Royal Flying Doctors for a quarter of a century, George and Alex understand well the importance of the medical retrieval service. Their aim is to raise $2000 before the trek in October by cultivating their extensive social media and country and metropolitan networks. “We aim to raise the money by means of internet awareness across social media such as Facebook and also donation tins to be placed locally around Roxby,” George explained. Alternatively, donations are being accepted online at

Alex on the Trail last year and BELOW George is excited for the trip.

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Lets Talk About the NAPLaN!

Teachers use the assessment results to inform teaching programs and gauge individual student achievement. However, it only gives one piece of the larger puzzle that makes up an academic report; a puzzle which is best understood when considering many parts of the whole– such as Parent/Teacher Interviews, individual class assessment results, teacher/student conferencing, parent monitoring of school work, school reports and discussions with students. NAPLAN is designed to assess skills that are covered as part of normal teaching program within Australian Schools. Teaching programs are organised for all year levels at school and then presented in classroom lessons. Students encounter a variety of assessment formats throughout their school year, in this manner they are exposed to test conditions on a consistent basis, not just for the NAPLaN. Teachers realise the importance that children are familiar with “exam-style conditions” and children have oppor-

tunities to become familiar with the style of question being asked as well as the conditions in which they will sit the tests. We all remember feeling intimidated by exams and do our very best to alleviate any stress from the situation. In all assessments at RDAS, our aim is for students to firstly be able to do their best (knowledge/skills) and secondly to be emotionally prepared (minimal anxiety, confident) to actually produce their best. It is important to remember that the NAPLAN assessment is one test on one day providing feedback about a particular skill. The context of different forms of assessment (different tasks allow children to show what they understand in different ways) and different levels of stress is important. The NAPLaN tests are only “one style of assessment” – and done this way to provide equity across Australia and to allow comparisons between individuals and schools. As educators, we share a valid concern that people will use NAPLAN results to compare students and schools in a negative fashion, when results provide a limited picture. We encourage parents to ask questions of the relevant teachers for more insight or explanation if they should have any concerns about the NAPLaN and when the results come home later in the year.


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APLaN is a national assessment tool that visits every school in Australia once a year in May. It is useful as a reporting tool for parents as it contributes to the “bigger picture” that parents have of their child’s progress.

Becoming a volunteer ambulance officer is not just a great thing to do for the community, it’s also an amazing thing to do for yourself.

Ambulance volunteers come to this calling at all ages, from all walks of life. Some work in full-time jobs and others have more time on their hands.

Imagine what it would be like to have the skills and confidence to save lives – to learn leadership skills and gain a broader community perspective.

If you’re ready to change your life and the lives of others or want to find out more about volunteering call 1800 655 306 or visit our website:

Aside from the medical skills they learn, SA Ambulance Service volunteers gain from every aspect of the vital role they play.


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MPS ready, willing and able L ike most other local businesses, MPS felt the impact of the Olympic Dam delay. They reviewed their internal structures and operations and now feel those changes have made the company stronger and more robust.

MPS Managing Director Kym Elliot said the company has had to tighten its belt, however the company still has wide-reaching capabilities. “MPS can provide all trades for the building and construction industries from domestic, commercial and through to industrial projects. Being a local company we can mobilise and react quickly and more importantly provide back up support if required,” Mr Elliot said. “Being a quality accredited company in both safety and quality management systems we are very structured in our approach to business and monitor our performance closely, we are always looking for ways to improve and stream line our business.” He said MPS had been keeping busy doing local house extensions, pergolas, bathroom and kitchen upgrades. “We have also just completed painting the structures within the shopping precinct and the entire outside of the leisure centre building. “We are currently involved in the Links project at the Leisure centre carrying out the electrical works as well as the plumbing works,” he said. The company is also about to employ a building inspector with strong experience in the domestic field and local government knowledge. “So if you are about to purchase a new property and looking for peace of mind you can call or office to arrange an inspection prior to purchase.” Mr Elliot said now was a great time to renovate. “With the current slow down now is a great time


to arrange for a quote on any works you are thinking about doing. We have the staff and tradesmen available,” he said. MPS currently employ around 40 local people. “We support the local community as much as possible by buying materials from local business, supporting local sporting clubs and associations, and donations to various charities. “With the current climate unfortunately you cannot give to everyone that asks but we take our community responsibilities seriously and help where we can. We are proud that we are local to Roxby and have now been operating for over seven years.” He said it was important for locals to remember to make sure any contractors completing work had the right credentials. “When you engage someone to do your work they must have all the right licences and qualification to carry out this work. They must also have the right insurances in place and most of all they operate in a safe and efficient manner. When engaging MPS Building and Electrical you can be sure we have all these boxes ticked.”

ABOVE: Glenn Dingwall and Scott Gregory assessing plumbing. LEFT: Daniel Reed and Scott Gregory on site.

Painting is in his blood P aint runs through local Alex Cameron’s veins. His grandfather was a painter. His father and brothers are painters - and when he followed his wife to Roxby Downs a few years ago he bought with him generations of skill and experience.

He brought his painting business Colourmax to town and has since painted the town red … and various other colours … taking on both domestic and commercial jobs. “I’ve been thrown into all sorts of jobs over the years, I can pretty much paint anything, interiors, exteriors, roofs, fences, carports, new and old, big or small,” Mr Cameron said. He said locals were fortunate to live where the weather was good for painting all year round. “Luckily enough, Roxby weather is great for painting all year round. The temperature never gets close to a point where paint has trouble drying. “If anything, the most problematic part of the year for a painter in Roxby is the height of summer (45 plus degrees). I can go through two four Litre ‹Willow› containers of water in a day without blinking.” Mr Cameron has painted “twenty or thirty” residential homes, and many local landmarks like the rotunda and toilet block on Richardson Place. He said he was happy to take on just about anything. “I’m really not fussed about whether the job is big or small, work is work and I look at each job on its own merits.” “If a landlord wants a quick fix-up for a good price, I’m happy to look at it. If a home owner wants to have an ultra-fine finish I’m more than capable of achieving this, no matter what state the place is in to begin with. “If someone wants a door painted or a crack fixed, a wall patched or a blackboard painted in their kids playroom I’m more than happy to give them a quote,” Mr Cameron said. Bigger jobs need to be booked a month or so ahead, however smaller jobs can often be completed within a few days, he said. “The easiest way to find out my availability would be to give me a call.” You can reach him on 0430 495 544.

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Alex Cameron from Colourmax on the job last week.



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UTand A BOU T Tori McGauchie, Tyhani and Serena Tolson.

Jess Daw and Carley Condor.

Grassy Heads fascinated children at the Happy, Healthy Expo.

Pedro returned to the Happy, Healthy Expo.

Parker Green.

Laura Gray and Tayla French at the Happy. Healthy Expo.

Smokey the Koala being taught to be healthy by a scout.

Teen Talk Roxby’s Got Talent

Do you sing, dance or have any hidden talents that you want to share on the stage? ,Q-XQHZLOOEHWKH¿UVWµ5R[E\¶V*RW Talent’ where the winners will win a set at the Night on The Grass Youth Music Festival on August 17th. The winners will perform alongside nationally renowned touring artists and performers. Watch this space & the Roxby Youth Facebook page for more information!

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Tell Us What You Think! What sort of activities would you like to see in Roxby next school holidays? Whether it be paintball or making cupcakes we want to know about it! Text ‘Teen Talk’ and your message to 0439 898 159 or comment on the ‘Roxby Youth’ facebook page!

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The name of the Youth Music Festival has been announced:

A Night on the Grass Keep watching for more festival information coming soon!

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UTand A BOU T Kat (from Kat’s Kakes) demonstrating a procedure to the ladies.

(L-R) Daniela, Linda, Nidya, Vani, Katie, Kat (instructor from Kat’s Kakes), Vagi, Tanny, Carolina, Mildred, Grace.

Jeremy Tatchell (as Falke), Lisa Cannizzaro (as Sally) and Rod Shultz (as Frank).

Cast of ‘The Revenge of the Bat’ (with the Roxby Downs Choral).

Kate Bright (as Prince Orlofsky, frontright) leading this scene.

Dr Owen Lewis at the CoOpera on the weekend.

(L-R) Rod Schults, Jeremy Tatchell, Sara Lambert and Lisa Cannizzaro.

Co-Opera participants on the weekend.


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Need a holiday? T

Family fun at Moonta Bay. SATC Image.

hen why not head for the coast and visit Yorke Peninsula - one of Australia’s most relaxed holiday regions. With sparkling clear waters, long secluded beaches, great fishing, fascinating history and vast expanses of untouched nature.


rom coastal links with great sea views to courses surrounding country towns, Yorke Peninsula’s golf clubs are highly welcoming to visitors.

If you love to dangle a line, drop an anchor, pull on the walking boots, catch a wave or dive the depths you will love Yorke Peninsula. With a myriad of activities to experience, from fishing, swimming, diving, snorkelling, surfing, walking, to viewing remnants of old mining communities and sometimes even whale-watching, the Yorke Peninsula is the perfect escape for everyone. If relaxing with a fishing line is your idea of heaven there are plenty of historic jetties to explore. Those at Wallaroo, Port Hughes, Port Victoria, Moonta Bay, Ardrossan and Edithburgh provide some of the best catches in South Australia. Or if you want to hook into some real action – why not head out on a fishing charter? Innes National Park is one of the most famous wildlife havens in the State, with 9200 hectares of untouched flora and fauna and some spectacular rugged cliffs. Other great Yorke Peninsula parks include the Leven Beach Conservation Park, Clinton Conservation Park and the Troubridge Island Conservation Park, where you can spend the night in the lighthouse keeper’s cottage. Walkers will find a wide range of bush walk, cliff top and shoreline rambles as well as unique geology trails across the region – with a wonderful array of birdlife, history and heritage. History buffs, can learn about the region’s rich mining and farming heritage through its many museums and historic walks. Highlights include: the Farm Shed Museum and Tourism Centre, providing an insight into the lives of the region’s pioneering families, Bublacowie Military Museum, Moonta Mines Museum and Wallaroo Heritage and Nautical Museum. Yorke Peninsula is the perfect escape and has an array of accommodation to suit everyone from a lazy beach shack holiday to romantic bed and breakfasts, caravan parks, hotels, motels, heritage cottages, luxury apartments, villas and camping. Come and take a break from your everyday life; enjoy the hospitality of Yorke Peninsula’s friendly locals and indulge in fishing, history, food and the great outdoors. We hope to see you here soon! For further information visit or call 1800 654 991.

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Phone 1800 202 445 Don’t have time to make the call? Visit our website and click on the ‘book now’ button While on holiday, drop in to our centre for your souvenirs and local produce. We have great hoodies for those cool evenings, delicious jams for your morning toast, and how about some of those biscuits like Grandma used to make!

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Bring your clubs with you and take the time to play a round of golf on one of the Yorke Peninsula’s many courses – there is something to suit everyone. Golf courses can be found at Ardrossan, Balaklava, Bute, Curramulka, Edithburgh, Kadina, Maitland, Minlaton, Moonta, Port Broughton, Port Hughes, Port Victoria, Port Vincent, Port Wakefield, Stansbury, Wallaroo, Warooka, Wool Bay and Yorketown.

Enjoy the fun and excitement of Yorke Peninsula’s festivals and events, from traditional country shows and markets to fishing competitions, the world’s biggest Cornish festival and Australia’s oldest field days! For a full list of events, attractions and things to see and do in the region, visit

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n the southern tip of the Yorke Peninsula, Innes National Park encompasses spectacular coastal landscapes, a diversity of wildlife habitats and a wide range of recreational opportunities. Hear the waves crash on the beaches, the wind whispering through the sheoaks, view the rugged coastlines sculpted by the Southern Ocean and wander through remnants of South Australia’s mining and maritime history. Recreational opportunities including bushwalking, bird watching, photography, camping, discovering Aboriginal and European history, fishing and surfing. Located within Innes National Park, the West Cape area has spectacular 360-degree views of the park - showcasing sweeping vistas of West Cape beach, Pondalowie Bay, salt lakes, mallee vegetation and stretches of rugged coastline. On a clear day you can see across to Kangaroo Island too! Innes National Park has a host of walking trails to explore, with fantastic flora and fauna, and beautiful panoramic views. The trails are not only confined to the land, with the Investigator Strait Maritime Heritage Trail covering both land and water; interpretive signage along the coast shares the stories of 10 of the 26 shipwrecks that are along this coastline; and waterproof booklets are available for those who choose to dive along the trail.

RIGHT Ethel Beach in the Innes National Park. SATC Image.

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Cornish festival celebrates 40th Anniversary


he towns of Moonta, Wallaroo and Kadina are gearing up for the 2013 Kernewek Lowender Copper Coast Cornish Festival, to be held from May 20-26. The week long program has been designed to involve the whole Copper Coast community, with a focus on this year being the 40th anniversary of this major South Australian event. The 2013 program is again expected to attract tens of thousands of people from around Australia and the world to the Copper Coast region, with its record number of displays and associated activities organised by enthusiastic community groups, well complementing the traditional Kernewek Lowender events on offer. Moonta Progress Association and Moonta National Trust are combining forces as

organisers of the BankSA Moonta Parade and Street Party on Friday, May 24. The Maypole and Furry Dances, the Procession, street stalls, Cornish pasty bakeoffs, Queen’s Square entertainment, and the official opening will all be features of this event. The major event on Saturday, May 25 is the Rotary Village Green Fair in Kadina where Victoria Square will be filled with stalls amid entertainment, children’s activities, the Cousin Jack and Jenny competitions, and more Maypole and Furry Dancing. On Sunday, May 26, the monster RAA Cavalcade of Cars and Motorcycles is again expected to attract more than 500 entries, commencing from the Viterra Marshalling yards at Wallaroo, and travelling to Moonta and on to Kadina, culminating at Kadina oval for the Cavalcade Fun Fair. Traditional Kernewek Lowender events

include the coveted Newbery Chemists Art Prize and Soiree, and the Cornish Association of South Australia is again presenting its impressive Gathering of the Bards and Dressing the Graves ceremonies, and its popular Cornish Language lessons, Cornish Seminar and Spiritual Retreats. There is much on offer with evening concerts, writers events and feasts, and top billing on a long entertainers list is Catherine Hancock, the current lead soprano in Little Women the Musical who just happens to be the great great granddaughter of Moonta Mining Company’s most renowned superintendent, Captain Henry Richard Hancock. Visit for more details of the final program, and for tickets contact the Kernewek Lowender office at The Farm Shed Museum & Tourism Centre: Ph (08) 8821 2333 or call into 50 Moonta Road, Kadina.

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orke Peninsula’s waters provide some of the best fishing and boating in the state. It doesn’t matter whether you’re experienced or a novice, there’s some great action to be had from boat, shore or jetty. Wherever you go on the peninsula’s coastlines - Gulf St Vincent, Spencer Gulf or the Bottom End - some of the best table fish and shellfish you will ever eat can be caught from boat, shore or jetty. How about blue swimmer crabs, King George whiting,

Deputy Mayor Dean Rodda pictured at the 2011 Cornish Festival with May Queen Fay Roberts.

southern rock lobster? Irresistible, and there’s a who’s who of seafood right there alongside them. But the peninsula’s coast isn’t only about angling. Its sheltered bays and coves are ideal for aquatic activities. You can swim, ski, surf or dive. There isn’t anything you can’t do once you hit the water on ‘Yorkes’.

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Affordable coastal living Situated only 5 minutes walk from the Port Victoria Jetty, hotel, shops & caravan park this newly renovated 3 brm home is well worth an inspection. Ideal retirement home or classic weekender with low maintenance landscaped gardens and large shed for the boat. Three brs main w/BIR, 2nd & 3rd w/ceiling fans, office or 4th bedroom , huge lnge/dining/kitchen w/split system rev cycle air con, modern kitchen, huge rear sunroom w/ split system rev cycle air con, rear verandah w/ full deck, 40x20x9 shed w/concrete floor & power, new carport. 87 Edwards Terrace, Port Victoria

REDUCED $495,000

Magnificent coastal & island views at an affordable Price Opportunity of a lifetime to purchase this 2 storey steel frame home situated directly opposite the boat ramp turnoff and golf club with spectacular views of the coast, Wardang Island and the boat ramp. Only minutes from some of the best beaches on the Yorke Peninsula and approx. 400m to the boat ramp. This property is bound to be snapped up so be quick and book your inspection today. Ideal family home, classic weekender or put your feet up and retire in style in one of SA’s best little fishing towns. IDEAL LIFESTYLE INVESTMENT, PRICED FOR QUICK SALE 45 North Terrace, Maitland REDUCED $249,500

10 Gulf Drive, Balgowan

6 Bay Street

$390,000 ono

2 family beach home or great lifestyle/rental investment Walk in-Walk out, rare opportunity. Unique huge elevated home with balcony, large kitchen/dine/ lnge, plus downstairs self contained unit. 5 bdrms, 2 bathrooms, as new stove, fridge and wash machine. Could be utilised as two family living/investment or retire plus income. Approx 890m2 block. Huge u/c entertaining area, dble garage with carport. Quiet location, one street from beach and boat ramp. Only mins from general store and approx 1 1/2 hrs drive from Adelaide and 20min from Ardrossan.

Try building this for the price Situated on a huge block approx. 1322m2 and boasts 3 generous sized brs, huge carport/entertaining area and a dble gge with leanto and is only minutes from the town centre and all of Maitland’s services. Property features - 3 brs main w/-ensuite plus built-in robes, 3rd bedroom also w/- BIR large lounge/ dining/kitchen w/- split system air con, 3 way bathroom, carport/ entertaining area, dble gge, property completely landscaped. Why not take advantage of all the hard work that’s been done and secure yourself a bargain.

Fishing off the Jetty at Port Victoria. SATC Image.

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Ideal weekender or the perfect retirement package Two generous sized brs, main w/-ceiling fan, full length front & rear decks for entertaining, large lge/dining area with rev cycle air-con & gas heater, new lino & carpet in lnge/dining, modern kitchen, bathroom w/-vanity, bath/ shower, dble gge with concrete floor & power, 4 lge r/water tanks connected to house. PRICED FOR QUICK SALE

8 Lawhill Street, Port Victoria

Maypole dancing at Kadina – a popular spectacle at every festival since 1973.


RARE OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE A HOME OF THIS QUALITY IN THE TOWN SQUARE. 3br home with formal dining & lnge on HUGE 2020m2 block. Great opportunity to purchase a quality home in a great location. Other property features include:- 3 spacious brs (2nd br with BIR), wide hallways, fml lnge with bay window & gas heater, fml dining, study with wood fireplace, fully remodelled bathroom with spa-bath, shower, vanity & toilet, storage room, kitchen with dishwasher, large sealed back verandah, laundry w/- separate toilet and shower, near new gas hws, single gge and cport, neat low maint gardens. PRICED FOR QUICK SALE

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$130,000 ono

Time to secure your slice of paradise Balgowan is a small fishing community with spectacular beaches and sea views, located 15 min from Maitland and 20min from Moonta. This block is situated on the new Balgowan Rise Estate and is a generous 909m2. With bitumen road access, power & Water underground. Only approx. 10 min stroll from the beautiful North & South beaches and boat ramp and some of the best fishing and coastline Yorke Peninsula has to offer. 15 Crampton Crescent, Port Victoria


The perfect weekender with room for 2 families Property consists of a 2brm transportable home, 2brm selfcontained granny flat, 2 car undercover carport and w/shop. Main Home: 2 brs with ceiling fans, Lge lounge with s/s r/c air con & ceiling fan. Adequate kitchen/dining w/- ceiling fan and glass sliding doors to outside entertaining area, 3-way bathroom, Small outdoor entertaining area from dining area, carport. Granny Flat (wiwo): 2 bedrooms, Large kitchen/dine/lounge area, r/c air con, gas heating, toilet, bathroom & laundry in separate shed adjoining granny flat with 100ltr Rheem hot water service, 20x20x6 double shed/workshop with concrete floor & power, low maint gardens, solar panels on house, fish cleaning area, rainwater & mains connected. Priced for quick sale.

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Thursday 30 May 2013 For an agenda and inquiries contact the Board on ph: (08) 8648 5300 or the Boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website



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2013/14 DRAFT ANNUAL BUSINESS PLAN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE SUBMISSIONS Pursuant to Section 123 of the Local Government Act 1999 Council has prepared a Draft Annual Business Plan which amongst other WKLQJVVHWVRXWWKRVHDFWLRQVWKDW&RXQFLOKDVLGHQWLÂżHGIRUDFWLRQ in 2013/14 that are consistent with the Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s long term strategic objectives. This Draft Plan will form the basis of the 2013/14 Budget and is being placed on public exhibition so that interested persons have WKHRSSRUWXQLW\WRPDNHVXEPLVVLRQVSULRUWRWKH&RXQFLOÂżQDOLVLQJ the plan and adopting the budget. )RUPDOZULWWHQVXEPLVVLRQVZLOOEHUHFHLYHGDWWKDW&RXQFLO2IÂżFH PO Box 124, Richardson Place Roxby Downs SA 5725 up to close of business at 5pm on Thursday 6 June 2013. Interested persons may also present their submission to a public meeting to be held DWWKH&RXQFLO2IÂżFH%RDUG5RRPEHWZHHQSPDQGSPRQ Thursday 6 June 2013 &RSLHV RI WKH 'UDIW 3ODQ DUH DYDLODEOH IURP WKH &RXQFLO 2IÂżFH  Richardson Place Roxby Downs during the public consultation period. Phone 08 8671 0010 or email au for a copy. Bill Boehm Administrator 14 May 2013

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Plant Operators

Responsibilities may include:

â&#x20AC;˘ Earthmoving â&#x20AC;˘ Water cart operations â&#x20AC;˘ Operation of dump truck, loader, excavator and forklift

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Minimum 2 years experience in similar role HR truck licence Relevant licences for above operations Experience in earthmoving Construction/mining background Positive attitude toward safety and company goals Ability to work autonomously and as part of team with a team focused, dedicated, adaptable and forward thinking approach

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ODT Australis is a major contracts provider to the Olympic Dam mine site and a fast growing company involved in mining, civil, earth moving, heavy haulage, demolition, rehabilitation and pastoral and resource recovery in metropolitan and remote outback Australia.With over 25 years industry experience and service excellence, our specialist team of dedicated professionals has a proven track record of high standards in health and safety.

Subdivision work Pipe laying, trenching and battering experience Detailed excavations Carting materials

Key responsibilities for site based role include:


Thurs 30th May 7pm Roxby Downs Community Club

Employment Opportunities


To apply for this position please email your resume to: Attn: Melissa

Roxby Downs Swim Club

ODT Australis Pty Ltd Olympic Dam

Great People.

Many Options. Only One Choice. Celebrating three years of supporting local employment. WorkPac is proud to continue delivering exciting career opportunties to the people of Roxby Downs. We are currently seeking expressions of interest for site inducted trades people, sentries and trades assistants. Have you spoken to us lately or know someone who might be interested? Contact Adam or Joseph today for a coffee and chat on 8671 4622.

WorkPac Group

Escorting of trucks Washing steel Washing machines Spotter General labouring duties

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Transport Supervisor

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HSEC Systems Coordinator

Applications from experienced professionals with similar backgrounds will be considered. Contract position, offering approximately 9 hours per day. The successful applicant will conduct a review and identify gaps in existing management systems and develop, plan and implement the AS14001 and AS4801 Management Systems in accordance with current legislative and industry requirements. The person will also be responsible for presenting, tutoring and auditing, whilst liaising closely with the senior management team.

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Applications from experienced professionals with similar backgrounds will be considered. This position is a full-time, casual based position with a view to permanency and is available immediately. The successful applicant will ensure the smooth running of payroll processing and manage the accounts payable and will possess: â&#x20AC;˘ Minimum 1 year solid experience in Australian payroll systems processing â&#x20AC;˘ Accounts payable experience  Â&#x2021;,QWHUPHGLDWH:RUGDQG([FHOVNLOOV  Â&#x2021;:RUNLQJNQRZOHGJHRI$XVWUDOLDQ7D[DWLRQ6XSHUDQQXDWLRQ6DODU\6DFULĂ&#x20AC;FH+(&6 and other relevant legislation  Â&#x2021;3URYHQSURĂ&#x20AC;FLHQF\LQDFFXUDWHUHFRUGNHHSLQJDGPLQLVWUDWLRQ  Â&#x2021;(IĂ&#x20AC;FLHQWWLPHPDQDJHPHQWDQGRUJDQLVDWLRQDOH[SHUWLVH  Â&#x2021;$WWHQWLRQWRGHWDLODQGSURĂ&#x20AC;FLHQWSURRIUHDGLQJVNLOOV â&#x20AC;˘ Positive approach toward company employees and goals and the ability to communicate in a professional and diplomatic manner with internal and external stakeholders


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The voice of the community... JOINING FORUMS

‘Baby Buckle Up’ Train the Trainer Session

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

New members are always welcome.

ARTS and CULTURE FORUM Rachel Young 0428 671 000 Thursday, May 16 @ 7.30pm Venue TBC

BUSINESS FORUM Laura Trotta 0412 734 964 Tuesday, June 4 @ 6.15pm


he Red Cross baby seats program was brought to Roxby recently with funding from the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. The Baby Buckle Up program in Roxby Downs recently held a ‘Train the Trainer’ session to train and empower key local community members on safe child restraints usage in vehicles. The training was a half day workshop on why we need child restraints and the types available, the Australian Standards and laws, and how to choose the right product for your child, as well as fitting and adjusting the restraints. The trainers were representatives from the Roxby Downs Kindergarten, Roxby Downs Early Learning Centre, Strengthening our Families program, local police and

Council Boardroom

SPORTS and REC FORUM Damien Condon 0439 862 784 To be confirmed.

COMMUNITY GARDEN Patrick Ibele (08) 8671 0168 TBA

Left to right – Tina Trice, Sally Bryant, Cindy Harrichund, S/C Gary Pusey, Vicki McGauchie and Peter Miller. Roxby Downs Council. The trainers are now equipped with knowledge and expertise to answer any questions the local community may have. Feel free to ask these key people any questions you may have.

There will be future sessions available for the public to attend for advice. Thank you to Tina Trice, Sally Bryant, Cindy Harrichund, S/C Gary Pusey, Vicki McGauchie and Peter Miller for your participation in the training sessions.

ENVIRONMENT FORUM Bree Gailbraith 0448 168 167 Thursday, June 6 @ 7pm Council Boardroom

ROXBY ROADSAFE MEETING Michelle Hales 0418 833 818

Red Cross Baby Buckle Up CompeƟƟon at the Happy Healthy Expo

Thursday, June 13 @ 5.30pm Council Boardroom


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS 1st prize: Infa Kompressor Caprice (0-4) converƟble car seat valued at $319.00 Winner: KATIE TILLY 2nd prize: Safe n Sound Hi Liner SG Booster Seat valued at $219.00 Winner: BEKKI VANDENBERG

Council Boardroom

Sasha Yantewo (08) 8671 0010 Wednesday, May 15 @ 11.30am Council Boardroom

WOMEN’S NETWORK Kath Messner 0438 871 153 Wednesday, May 15 @ 8.30pm Dunes Cafe

CONTACTING THE BOARD Buy your tickets today as you don’t want to miss the Dusty Desert Diva’s event! LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE.

For further information, advice or general questions please contact: Michelle Hales, Executive Officer Roxby Downs Community Board Inc. PO Box 85 Roxby Downs SA 5725 Mobile: 0418 833 818 Email:

WHO’S ON THE BOARD Teresa Baddeley Michelle Davis • George Giakoumis Vicki Mason • Gaylene Crane Mary Lewis • Gavin Chater Cindy Harrichund Chad Menzies • Bill Boehm Kath Macalister

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

NEW Roxby Downs Community Facebook Page To keep up to date on local community events and services visit and like our Facebook page!

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ROXBY COUNCIL Power to the people! Way2Go Program


oes this sound like you…Wake up in the morning to the electronic clock-stereo in the climate controlled room, turn on the light in the room, hall and bathroom, have a shower with the extraction fan on, have a shave with electric shaver (look’n good!), flick the TV on while you wait for the toaster to pop, boil the kettle (sometimes three times as you busily try to get that first heart starter), zap the coffee you made half an hour ago, leave the house for work with perhaps a light or two on (oops!) and ensure the air-con is on so that when you return home in the evening the house is comfy – just the way you like it! Extreme perhaps, but makes you think hey, and that’s only the morning? With recent concerns regarding the size of residential power bills, it’s fitting to stop and look at the way we use power within our homes. Power is expensive and rightly so. It’s a privileged commodity that takes significant resources, effort and cost to produce so as we can flick a switch and have the conveniences we’ve all grown to love and expect. Keep in mind prices are likely to increase over time as the natural resources that are needed to make it dwindle. Why not run a household challenge to reduce your next bill? You can pick up a “Home Energy Audit Kit” from the Roxby Downs Community Library to walk you through some simple steps to determine where you can save on power use and save yourself a stack of money.


ou may have noticed the recent instalment of the signage at our road crossings around Roxby Downs. This is a joint project originally investigated by Roxby Roadsafe, between Roxby Council, our schools and the Department of Planning, Trans-

The Home Energy Tool Kit available for residents. Who doesn’t want a smaller power bill next quarter!? In this technological age we often get caught using power for everything we do. If we use power like its free then your bill will remain high and possibly get worse. So use the following few questions to help you think about how you use power in the home: •What electrical appli ances do you run, how many do you have and are they all necessary?

•Do you leave appli ances/lights on when not even being used? •Do you have a fridge or freezer in the shed or veranda that is working overtime in the hot summer months? •What appliances are essential and used of ten and are they effi cient with a high ener gy star rating? •When you buy the next appliance, will you check that it has the highest energy start rating?

•Is your air-condition er set between 24-27 degrees and do I only use it when absolutely necessary? For more information or assistance check out the Roxby Council website in the Community Environment section, SA Government Energy Smart webpage or ‘like’ the Environment Forum Facebook page for tips and information.

Minor Review - Strategic Management Plan 2012-17 “Building a World-Class Community”


port and Infrastructure to encourage safer routes of travel to school. If you have a child of school age that walks or rides to school, they will now be reminded to STOP LOOK LISTEN THINK before they cross the road, why not have a chat about these new signs and safety when going to school soon?

esidents are advised that in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 1999 Council has undertaken an annual review of its Strategic Management Plan 2012-17 which was substantially updated in May 2012.

The 2013 review has seen virtually no substantive change to the Council’s overall direction as

defined by the vision, goals and objectives which make up the fundamentals of the plan, which were determined following extensive public consultation in 2012. Essentially the 2013 review includes updated information about strategic management in general and Council’s various roles but also includes additional commentary to reflect the operating

COUNCIL OFFICE Opening hours 9 am to 5 pm weekdays Telephone 8671 0010 • Fax 8671 0452 Email:


After hours emergency Mobile 0418 892 870


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environment which has altered as a result of BHP Billiton’s 2012 deferral of the Olympic Dam Mine Expansion. Council welcomes formal and informal feedback at any time. Comments received prior to the end of May 2013 will be particularly appreciated as this will coincide with Council’s draft annual business plan process.

LIBRARY Opening hours 9.00 am to 5 pm Mon / Wed / Fri 9.30 am to 5 pm Thursday 9.30 am to 12 noon Saturdays Telephone 8671 0660 • Fax 8671 1418 Email: Library membership is free. Wide range of resources are available including books, DVDs, magazines and internet facilities. Toddler Story Time Tuesdays 9.30 and Thursdays 2pm.

March 2013 Quarterly Water Accounts have been issued and are due for payment by May 15, 2013.



Opal Road Landfill Opening hours 1 pm to 6 pm every day Disposal of household rubbish is FREE Levies apply for businesses Recycling can be taken either to the Opal Landfill or BSH Waste Solutions on Gosse Street All enquiries: 8671 1154

Opening hours Monday to Friday 9 am to 4.30 pm Council provides transport services including: • Vehicle registration • Boat registrations • Licensing transactions • Learner written theory tests (test to begin before 4 pm) All enquiries 131 084.

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Don’t risk it, ride at the Motocross club

Taj Gow Smith had fun at the Motocross track Sunday week ago. By Millie Thomas oxby Downs Motocross President Clint Gow-Smith has reminded locals to use the motorbike facilities they have, rather than put themselves at risk in local surrounds.

as the popular ‘Yellow Rock’ camping area, marking it as uncontrolled. “Apart from the obvious environmental damage to the area, its uncontrolled , so 4WDs, Jeeps, quads, and riders alike freely ride around these tracks out bush with no communication, rules and unfortunately, it’s only a matter of time before someone gets serious injured out there,” Mr Gow – Smith told The Monitor. “It’s an expectation of the Roxby Desert Motocross Club that all riders wear protective clothing at the track, a helmet is mandatory and I believe this sets the right example to the many children who are riding motorcycles.” The Roxby Desert Motocross Club, located just out of Roxby Downs off Opal Road, fea-


The comment comes following a free family fun day held by the club recently, to which Mr Gow-Smith said he saw a lot more families utilising the club’s facilities. While unsure what has prompted the sudden movement towards the club, Mr GowSmith outlined some of the many conveniences of the club, including shade, play equipment and a safer, controlled environment for all. He scorned use of uncontrolled areas, such

tures a senior track and a juniors/beginners track, as well as toilets, shaded areas, a BBQ area and when they can, dust suppression for the comfort of spectators. He encouraged all interested in motorbikes to come out to the track and give it a go. “People need to understand that you don’t need to be an expert or experienced rider to join our club,” he explained. “We are not affiliated with any motocross racing governing bodies and truly want to continue to gain family and single memberships to have a great social facility where everyone can relax, mingle have a ride and go home safe each weekend.” The Roxby Desert Motocross are this year hosting the Andamooka Football Club for their weekly football and netball presenta-

tions, warranting a club rooms upgrade. “This will ensure the facility is utilised far more and gives their footy club a home base to attract more members and collectively I can see the facility really full filling its potential in the next two to three years,” Mr Gow – Smith said. “Especially with the night meet gaining more momentum each year, it’s really a great club and place to be involved in.” He encouraged those that were interested in being involved in the club to call him on 0437 546 758, or to keep an eye out for upcoming club working bees. Single and family club memberships cost $120 for 12 months, to be renewed on July 1 each year.

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Times to accommodate shift workers Instant health fund rebates - Manual adjusting & Activator techniques 24/7 Booking & enquiry service PHONE 8645 0880

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

Individual undercover locked units for vehicles, furniture, boats etc.

0427 716 173

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Competitive rates, monitored security. 7 day access, inspection invited.

Allan 0429 670 096

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Auskick halftime game thrills kids By Millie Thomas


hirty-three Roxby Downs Auskick a n d 2 0 R ox b y Downs Junior Football Association under 9s

we re invited to play the half time game at AAMI Stadium on the weekend. The game was featured during the Port Adelaide

vin’ it” o L d n a e v i L , l a “Loc MONDAYS 9am 5pm 6-8pm


TUESDAYS 9am 9-10am 10-11am 3-4pm 5pm


versus Richmond match for round seven of the AFL, and also coincided on the same weekend as the Power Miners’ Cup, which featured the Far North Football League’s Wedgies and Broken Hill association teams. The children were led by coaches Graham Wood, Andrew Clarke, Chris Gibson and Warwick Giles. “They were excited and enjoyed it,” said Mr Wood. “A lot of parents also volunteered to help.”

ABOVE: The team that travelled to Adelaide to play during the Port Adelaide match. LEFT: Cameron Qualmann has a kick.

WEDNESDAYS 9am JOB BOARD 12-1pm RoxFM Presenter Training BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL 3-4pm TUNES IN THE DUNES with Leroy 5pm JOB BOARD THURSDAYS 9am 2:30-3pm 4-5pm 5pm 6-7.30pm FRIDAYS 9am 1-2pm 4-5pm 5pm 6-8pm

9-10am 1-2pm

ABOVE: Nate Headland attended Roxby Auskick for the first time last week. RIGHT: Ashton Musolino at Junior Football last week. BELOW: Tom trying to get past Joaquin at soccer on the weekend.


SATURDAYS 7-8am 8-9am

JOB BOARD THE RDAS REPORT with Jayme AN HOUR WITH ‘K’ with Kaye & Friends JOB BOARD THE SCOREBOARD with Gotchy, Woody & Dags

THE ROCK (Market days) with Andamooka/Roxby Bible Church THE ROCK with Andamooka/Roxby Bible Church THE SCOREBOARD REPLAY with Gotchy, Woody & Dags THE SCOREBOARD REPLAY (Market Days) with Gotchy, Woody & Baz

SUNDAYS 10:30-High g Noon OUTBACK TRACKS with JT & Kez

PH: 8671 2545 E:

Requests - SMS: 0407 979 918 streaming live at www roxfm com au

ABOVE: Competition is fierce amongst Roxby’s youngest soccer players.


A Community Exhibition

BELOW LEFT: There was a battle for the ball at soccer on the weekend. BELOW RIGHT: Zoe mastered dribbling the ball at soccer on the weekend.

Calling artists from the Far North region You are invited to submit 2 or 3 dimensional works (including photography and digital artwork) which depict the Theme

“Twenty Five” •

$500 Non acquisitive prize –Open category

$100 Non acquisitive prize –Secondary Student category

$100 Non acquisitive prize –Primary Student category



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Tim Czydel swings through his shot.

Robert Gray lines up his swing.

Gow-Smith finishes second overall


By Millie Thomas ight-year-old Taj Gow-Smith placed second overall at the third round of the Motorcycling SA State Titles at Gillman on the weekend.

Taj has earned steady success in the State Title circuit, placing fourth in the first two rounds at Whyalla and Mount Gambier earlier this year. While the field in the 50cc 7 – 9 years Auto Division Two was smaller than previous rounds, competition was just as fierce. Taj placed second by only a bike length in his first race, after battling Mount Gambier’s Jack Knightley all race, who remained Taj’s main competition throughout the day. Taj triumphed over Knightley in his second race, after his best gate start in the whole series. He placed first after leading the pack throughout the whole race. Race three was a tough one for Taj, who dropped his bike twice throughout the race, but still managed to place third. “It was the battle of three with series leader Jack Knightley getting away to an early lead with Clay Burnett (Motorcycle Racing Australia) and Gow-Smith battling for second and third,” said Taj’s father, Clint Gow-Smith. “Knightley rode well in the final race to win, while Taj battled, falling off twice and go over the handlebars on the final lap to still hang on for third.” Podium placegetters for the day were Knightley first, Gow-Smith second and Burnett third overall. “The battle for the overall state title in this class is anyone’s with four of them within 25 points with six races over two rounds to go,” Clint said. “Taj is now sitting third overall on 176 points and really looking forward to the rest of the year.” Nearly 3000 junior and senior riders attended the event. The fourth of five rounds will be held at Renmark, on Saturday and Sunday June 22 and 23.

Support your league and pay at the gate! D espite the removal of a fence on the eastern side of the Roxby Town Oval, Roxby Council and the Far North Football League insist all patrons must continue to pay their way.

Tim Czydel follows the flight of the ball.

Taj Gow Smith raced in the State titles on the weekend and came 2nd overall.

Strategic development of Roxby’s main sporting areas required the fence’s removal, but also paved leeway for those wishing to avoid paying Saturday football’s standard $5 entry fee. Roxby Council Works Manager Peter Keller said following an injection of money into the town oval and smaller sports oval from both BHP Billiton and Roxby Council, they decided to remove the fence to create a better synergy between sporting complexes. “The fence was an ugly thing,” Mr Keller said. “It really served no other

purpose other than being crowd control for the footy.” With the mains sports oval, smaller oval, netball and tennis courts, as well as the town’s recreation complex sitting in a close vicinity of each other, Mr Keller said taking down the fence will give attending sport a more holistic ‘family day out’ atmosphere. “A whole sporting and entertainment area is conducive to people integrating on game day,” Mr Keller said. He also said in consultation with the Far North Football League, both parties complemented each other’s ideals. “We’ve worked in with the council and we’ve worked it in with our liquor licensing requirements,” said FNFL President Barry Mitchell. “Council is more than willing to work with sporting bodies and I

believe we all have the same goals; to provide quality playing grounds for sports,” Mr Keller added. “Council is particularly supportive of sports because of its benefits to the community.” Mr Mitchell strongly reminded all patrons coming to football to walk to the normal gate entrance and pay the admission fee, to help keep the League alive. BY MILLIE THOMAS

Roxby Downs Golf Association DSI Par Competition Results Saturday, April 11, 2013 OVERALL WINNER DIV 1 DIV 2 LADIES/JNR SWEEPSTAKES



SCORE 4 3 0 -4 2 1 0 0 -1 -1


3 Course Meal Door Prize Auction

During the day there will be several opportunity to play our side show alley games for a small donation and for a chance to win some great prizes. All money raised during the day will go to the Royal Flying Doctors.

$6000 $ 600 worth of Prizes

Registration from : 10.00am, Tee Off : 11.00am Registration Fee : $15 per person

SATURDAY 1st JUNE 6.30pm AT THE CLUB $35 per person (Tables of 8)



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Phone (08) 8671 2683

Power Miners’ Cup 2013

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Broken Hill Side 1.4 6.9 9.12 13.16 (94) Far North Football League 1.1 4.3 6.4 8.8 (56) Far North Football League goal scorers: T. Harman , A. Hand 2, J. Harman, A. Robinson, R. Bennett, A. Homer 1 goal each. Far North Football League best players: C. Hall, R. Bennett, T. Harman, S. Schwartz, B. Cooper.

Wedgies’ Justin Watson at Saturday’s game and INSET Wedgies’ Coach Craig Wyatt. Photos courtesy of Michael Marschall, Sunday Mail.

Wedgies go down But country football still the winner


n the hallowed turf of AAMI Stadium the stage was set for the sixth encounter of the ‘Power Miners Cup’ between the two mining towns represented by the Far North Football League and Broken Hill Football League.

The scene was set for another epic with the usual sledging and side bets leading up to the game. Broken Hill started strongly with their usual speed through the midfield, but it was the Wedgies who scored the first goal, against the run of play, through Adam Homer. Broken Hill had most of the ball for the quarter but could not capitalise on the scoreboard and went in at the first break leading by three points; 1 goal 4 behinds to 1 goal 1 behind. The boys from the Silver City went up a gear

during the second quarter, kicking five goals to the Wedgies three goals. They had winners all around the ground, and their set up in defence gave the Wedgies forwards little chance to show their skills. Captain Ryan Bennett, ably assisted by Craig Hall, Tyler Harman, Adam Homer, Alex Robinson and Luke Francou battled hard for the Wedgies, but with a goal on the siren, Broken Hill went into the main break full of confidence, and leading by three goals; six goals nine behinds to four goals three behinds. The Wedgies started the second half in style with an inspirational goal from their captain Ryan Bennett, but the boys from the Hill replied in fine style with three unanswered goals. At this stage it was heading for a blow out, similar to two years prior, but to the Wedgies

credit they regrouped and scored the last goal of the quarter through Tyler Harman, who was making his presence felt. Broken Hill went into the last change leading by 25 points; nine goals 11 behinds to six goals four behinds. In the last quarter Broken Hill opened with two unanswered goals, and with their defence still on top, appeared to be set for a runaway victory. The Wedgies didn’t see it that way, and at the mid-point of the quarter, two quick goals from Hand and Tyler Harman gave them a glimmer of hope. This was quickly snuffed out when the one of the Hill’s favorite sons, Justin Heath, kicked a typical long goal on the run to put the game out of the Wedgies reach. The boys from the Hill ended up worthy winners by 39 points; 13 goals 16 behinds to eight goals seven behinds.

Best on field for Broken Hill was Brendon Zanetti, who held their backline together for three quarters, and then was moved into the forward line in the last quarter. Craig Hall was named as the best for the Wedgies with many quality possessions through the midfield. Special thanks must go to the SANFL, Community Football Board and David Shipway for allowing the game to be played, and all things being equal the next encounter to break the dead lock of three victories each, should be at the newly renovated Adelaide Oval next year. Thanks also need to go to all the volunteers that assisted in the weekend and to all the locals that trekked to Adelaide to support the Wedgies.


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The Monitor Newspaper for 15th May 2013  

The Monitor Newspaper for 15th May 2013

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