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HP Billiton released the ﬁnal Supplementary Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the expansion of the Olympic Dam mine and is expecting government decisions in the next six months. BHP Billiton Uranium Customer Sector Group President, Dean Dalla Valle, told a very large and receptive audience at the American Chamber of Commerce luncheon last Friday the project could inject billions of dollars into the South Australian economy for decades to come. His speech to the 800 strong crowd of business people, banking and ﬁnance industry leaders, mining companies, contractors and educators gained widespread support as well as a call from a former State Premier Dean Brown that it is now time Australia revisited the uranium power debate. The proposed expansion of Olympic Dam still remains subject to ﬁnal government approvals as well as approval by the BHP Billiton Board. Mr. Dalla Valle said, “Olympic Dam is the world’s largest uranium deposit and a leading copper and gold resource. The Olympic Dam expansion will deliver enormous beneﬁts to the South Australian economy, including generating up to 6,000 new jobs during construction, a further 4,000 full time positions at the expanded open pit mine and an estimated 15,000 new indirect jobs. Furthermore, the expansion has the potential to boost State revenue by billions of dollars over the life of the project.” The SEIS addresses the environmental, social, cultural and economic issues raised in more than 4,000 public submissions on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement, which was released to the public in May 2009. “Today is an important day for BHP
Billiton and I believe an important milestone in the long term development and future prosperity of South Australia. “It was two years ago this week that I stood here at the Adelaide Convention Centre and released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement that set out our plans to expand the Olympic Dam mine. “That statement was the culmination of more than four years of extensive study. “It detailed every aspect of our proposal to convert Olympic Dam’s underground mine into one of the world’s largest open pit mines,” said Mr Dalla Valle. The release of the SEIS means BHP Billiton has entered the last stages of regulatory approvals and anticipates a decision by the respective governments in the second half of this year. “In other words, our work is done and it’s now up to governments to either approve or not approve this project or approve the project with conditions.” Mr. Dalla Valle said the company has invested more than A$30 million in developing the environmental impact statement for this project. He told the AM CHAM meeting that following the release of the Draft EIS in May 2009, BHP Billiton undertook a lengthy period of consultation an unprecedented 14 weeks and invited submissions from any interested party or individual who wanted to ask a question, comment on or challenge us in some way about our project. In all, more than 4,000 submissions were received from a wide-range of individuals, groups and organisations. “So what responses did we receive? Mr. Dalla Valle said, “Well, we did receive one submission that warned that the size of our open pit was likely to attract aliens to earth. There were a few
that used some very colourful language to describe the company...it even made an old miner blush! “But the most commonly raised serious issue related to the location of the
desalination plant and questions about how it will co-exist with the Giant Australian Cuttleﬁsh. There were of course other issues, including greenhouse gas and the use of renewable energy as well
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BHP Billiton Uranium Customer Sector Group President, Dean Dalla Valle with Roxby Downs Council Administrator Bill Boehm at last week’s American Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Adelaide Convention Centre.
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Accident victim improving
By Celeste Lustosa
onday, May 9 Roxby Downs had two major road accidents; one involving two cars with no victims and one involving a car and a pushbike with a victim with serious injuries. The victim was Sheila Culf, a well known member of our community. On Monday, May 16 The Monitor spoke to the Culf family for an update on Sheila’s condition and we were informed it had improved. The family stated that “Sheila is out of the ICU. She has suﬀered serious brain injuries and will go through a slow recovery and a fairly
long rehabilitation process. She also had a serious fracture to her right arm but most of her physical injuries are improving quickly.” They went on to say that Sheila is lucid and she is able to communicate with the family. “The family is celebrating every little improvement in her condition and we are taking one day at a time. “The Culf family would like to thank the community for their support following the incident last week. The outpouring of kindness has been overwhelming and greatly appreciated. “All the little things our friends from the community have been doing for us have been very well noticed.”
They also stated that “the family understands it was an accident and we don’t want to make this any harder for the ones involved as it already is.” Sheila was currently involved with the Red Earth Festival putting a big production together and the Festival committee decided to continue to plan for Sheila’s production as per the original schedule for ‘Thirteen for Dinner’. The two accidents occurred on the same week the United Nations launched the ‘Decade of Action for Road Safety’, which is pioneering campaign to put a halt to the horriﬁc carnage experienced daily on roads and that has gained the support of police across Australia.
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$95/week increase in rents for unit owners at Myall Grove A
ccommodation in Roxby Downs is about to become more diﬃcult and more expensive due to a $95 weekly increase in fees for unit owners at the Myall Grove Holiday Park. Owners who have invested in units or permanent on site caravans have been notified by Park owner, Aspen Parks that their rents will go up by a ﬂat $95 per week as of July 1, 2011. Coincidentally, the increase comes hot on the heels of the closure of the Olympic Dam Caravan Park, a decision that has already put more pressure on the rental and housing market in Roxby Downs. The rental property market is already at a premium and now with the impost of another $95 per week for most unit or permanent caravan owners at Myall Park it is going to become more expensive and more diﬃcult to find accommodation in the town at a time when employment is often contingent upon ﬁnding accommodation. Some unit owners have spoken to The Monitor about the added costs and say they will have to pass that on to tenants or try to sell their investments. Some are calling on BHP Billiton or Council to establish another park urgently otherwise it will be impossible to ﬁnd workers who will come and pay excessive rents. Those owners who spoke to The Monitor
claim they are being exploited by the park owners the Aspen Parks Property Fund who now have a monopoly in the town. The Western Australian based company operates 25 parks around Australia, two in SA at Roxby Downs and Port Augusta. A private investor who owns two units within Myall Grove Holiday Park and wishes to remain anonymous, is at his wits end. Upon receiving a letter from Aspen Parks notifying them of the jump of site rates from $155 per week to $250 per week, this investor has been met with dead ends. “Every time we contact them, they put us on to the head oﬃce and they don’t want to talk to us, say they’ll ring us back but never do,” he said. “I can’t work out how they calculate their site fees because I’ve got two blocks in there, one of them is huge and the other is very small, and I’m being charged the same price for both. “I’m still waiting for them to call me back.” He said he dreads informing his loyal tenants. “For a start, I’m going to have to approach the tenants and put the rent up $95 a week. I’ve got to ring the residential tribunal, but I don’t think you can put it up in that big a hit at once. “It just makes it bloody hard, that’s a fair hit out of someone’s pay packet. “I like to keep the rent cheap because I have good tenants, but unfortunately,
they’re going to have to pay.” He went on to say that it shouldn’t be just up to the little man to help relieve this issue, which has added to Roxby Downs’ now infamous real estate crisis. “I think it’s pathetic from BHP’s point of view that they haven’t created another caravan park. They called for expressions of interest about seven or eight years ago for caravan parks and what’s happened? Nothing.” He pointed out that the caravan parks were always an easier and cheaper outlet for new residents to town, who were unable to aﬀord more permanent housing, or were looking
Woody Turner is a tenant, and says he has already experienced a rent increase recently, and with this impending rise in rates, prepares for yet another.
By Millie Thomas
for interim accommodation before moving their family here. He said this will not be an option anymore. “If the tenants aren’t prepared to pay the rent and I can’t ﬁnd someone who will, I’ll be like a turtle. I’ll pick my house up, put it on my back and head for water, and I’ll return the block as I found it, simple as that. “I think Aspen Parks would like to see the smaller people pick their places up and go, so they can have the monopoly and charge what they like, I’m convinced that’s their sole reason.
“It just amazes me how they can put your rates up $95 a week in one hit, with no extra services. What are we paying for? Yes, they pick our rubbish up and you don’t have to pay water, everything else you have to pay for electricity, gas, the works. I would be interested to get hold of their ﬁnancials and ﬁnd out what they’re earning! CEO of Aspen Parks Property management Ltd, Lino Brolese said the sudden shift in charge was proportional to the ﬁnancial climate of late. “Over the past two years Myall Grove Holiday Park, as
have any other local business in Roxby Downs, has seen an increase in operating costs for wages, insurance premiums, utilities, service fees, rates and taxes and has had to review operational costs the same as any business in the community.” He explained that this increase was similar to increases in other Aspen Parks holiday parks. “No, this increase is based on a ﬁnancial year, the same process that all of our properties are reviewed by and has nothing to do with the closure of the other property. Mr Brolese was unable
to disclose the percentage of sites owned by Aspen Parks and the percentage owned by private investors, and said that rather the sites be charged out at a dollar amount by square metre basis, they have all been brought into a standardised fee per site. When The Monitor asked Mr Brolese how he expected residents in the lowest paid mining town in Australia, who already have high living expenses to be able to aﬀord a $100 odd increase in rent, he replied, “We are not in the position to be able to conﬁrm the accuracy of the statement.”
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SA might raise driver age Road Safety Minister Tom Kenyon thinks there is merit in the idea of raising the minimum driving age to 18 in South Australia. He has launched a draft road safety strategy, which he says is aimed at reduced road deaths and serious injuries. It has been prepared by the Road Safety Advisory Council and has a focus on lower speed limits, safer roads and improving car design. Mr Kenyon thinks raising the minimum age for driving could help save lives. “Raising the age is something we’re going to have to look at because we’ve got 12 per cent of our driving population, people under the age of 25, are three times more likely to die on our roads,” he said. “There’s a problem there and that means we have to think very, very seriously about how we’re going to address that and if that means raising the age of driving we’re going to have to look at it very, very seriously.” The public can comment on the draft strategy for six weeks.
New general manager for Arid Recovery A new General Manager has begun work at Arid Recovery. Kylie Piper has moved to Roxby Downs to take up the reins of the research and conservation organisation. “It’s a fantastic opportunity to be involved in an organisation like Arid Recovery” said Kylie. Kylie comes to Arid Recovery from a background in science and working in not for profit organisations in both city and regional areas. Her previous roles include working as the Administrator for the Australian Geographic Society. “One of the things that drew me to this job was the Arid Recovery Reserve. It’s just such a special place, as soon as I saw it for myself I knew that this was the job for me.” “Everyone I’ve met in Roxby has given me great support to get started in the role and the staff at AR are just amazing. They are so passionate about the work that happens out on the Arid Recovery Reserve, it’s really fantastic to be a part of it.”
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Our schools will push ahead for a Trade Training Centre after Federal Budget
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making sure the hiccups in the last round don’t happen again, the most sighe Federal Government presented niﬁcant one being that an incomplete a budget with a big allocation of application package was given to the funds for trade skills training, assessors, speciﬁcally the whole of our something that will be needed as the equipment list. “We have meetings organised with mining boom hits the Far North. key players in TAFE, in industries to With Roxby Downs Area School start looking at what we need to do (RDAS), Woomera Area School and with the application, to bring it up that Marree Aboriginal School looking into little step. re-applying for grants to implement a “The biggest sticking point at the moTrade Training Centre in Schools proment is that they still haven’t announced gram again this year, The Monitor spoke the application dates. We visit the deto the Principal of RDAS Kath Macalpartment’s (DEEWR) website daily to ister as to what her views on the budget see when we can lodge the application. are and if they are conﬁdent that their Last year and the year before, the expresapplication for grants will be successful sion of interest (EOI) rounds were back this time. in March. As a Round 3 school we will “I thought the Federal Budget was not have to submit another EOI, just the quite balanced and I was really pleased application. Given that we are already to see the emphasis on vocational and up to May it is surprising that the dates trade training, the ﬁrst reason being for EOI and apthat it means plication are not I think we should be the Trade Trainpublished. successful this time yetMrs ing Centre fundMacaling is probably because we were so close ister was very still available to the mark in Round 3 enthusiastic that but it suggests in consultation that there’s a lot with the school’s more funding for partners, which includes local industry industry skills training this time. representatives, TAFE and many others, “Now I am looking forward to getting everybody is really keen they go ahead more detail because the budget was a with this. bit sparse, apart from saying what the “It’s not just a Trade Training Centre amount of money is and where it’s going for the school; once we have it set up to, on vocational training they weren’t and running there will be spare time speciﬁc about how that extra money is available in those industry pathway argoing to be administered,” she said. eas for industry to organise further upShe went on saying, “The trade trainskill training for their employees using ing money is federal but once the school the revamped facilities (TTC) at TAFE,” is successful, it is administered by loshe said. cal education departments, DECS in The Desert Trade Training Centre the case of SA; some funds in the past (DESTTC) will provide high level nahave been administered by the Federal tionally accredited training up to CerGovernment and schools have been able tiﬁcate III. Training oﬀered will include to apply for special programme funds. trade studies in engineering, auto (inThese details are not clear yet so I will cluding diesel), building and construcwait to hear that but I think overall it’s tion and civil construction. a very positive message.” “I think we should be successful this About the proposal to implement a Trade Training Centre in Schools pro- time because we were so close to the gram, Mrs Macalister said they are re- mark in Round 3; it was only because it was a round with only a relatively applying. “We are re-applying; we are revamp- small amount of ﬁnancing compared ing our application slightly; we are also to Rounds 1 and 2 that we weren’t successful. The Consortium Steering Committee reOPEN 7 DAYS mains hopeful and positive about the outcome. If we are not successful this time it would be surprising and Post Ofce I think we will be looking for substantial feedback, & Motel not only do we have a proposal that we think is an exceptionally good one, but you can’t ﬁnd places Behind the Famous Bottle House better than Roxby Downs, Opal Creek Boulevard, Andamooka & after hours by appointment Woomera and Marree to undertake an endeavour Ph: (08) 8672 7007 Fax: (08) 8672 7062 of this kind because of the www.andamookaopal.com.au nature of the industry up Email: firstname.lastname@example.org here,” she concluded.
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you support the Roxby Scout Group’s push to get its own hall?” Scouts have a waiting list and as the town grows so will this youth movement. Yes, they should have a place to call their own to store their equipment and have a meeting place. If they can’t have one of their own, then what about shared facility with another group who wants a space to call home? Former Scout, RD Come on Roxby, Scouting has been a worldwide youth movement since 1907 – surely that qualiﬁes for them to be an organisation worthy of a local hall. We all say we must look after our youth – well isn’t this a way we can do that? Dyb Dob. With so many young people in town it would be a priority to give children somewhere to go and be involved in such a fantastic organisation which will improve morale and instal pride. I am sick of seeing young children at the skatepark or hanging around the streets. I fully support the Scouts in the bid for a hall. NS Yes, I support the scouts. Supporter Scouts is a wonderful springboard for youths and young adults into the working world. It provides self esteem, leadership skills and healthy community relationships. We need space to enable scouts to be able to continue on into rangers and venturers in a group instead of having to do lone rangers and lone scouts on their own. These wonderful groups keep kids oﬀ the street. Leanne.
News in Brief Economic Boost for Far North
No accommodation = no workers = no expansion?
ith only one caravan park left in Roxby Downs and rental accommodation at a premium the chances of attracting the workforce needed to support any expansion of the Olympic Dam mine is seriously aﬀected. Now it seems the increases being applied to Myall Grove Caravan Park unit owners, accommodation there is fast becoming too expensive. For the sake of the future of the expected mining boom in the far north, BHP Billiton and or Roxby Downs Council must consider establishing another caravan park to the replace the recently closed Olympic Dam Park on the corner of Olympic Way and Pioneer Drive. The decision to close that park at this time seems, on the surface, to be an ill timed decision by BHP Billiton. While it can possibly cater for most of its own site workers in the two camps, other contractors are struggling to ﬁnd places for the workforce they need to deliver services to the mine and to the town. In the original EIS released in 2009, BHP Billiton acknowledged the need to provide enough residential accommodation and an acceptable cost and standard and the challenges it poses. However, one of the aims in that report was to have enough housing to achieve a 5% vacancy rate in the long term. It also acknowledged Roxby Downs would require more services and facilities for the larger operational workforce at Olympic Dam. During the expansion process the construction workforce is said will average another 4,000 people over and above the 3,000 people directly employed and that will be for a period of around 10 years. At times that extra workforce ﬁgure is expected to peak at 6,000. BHP Billiton places a very high value on having a strong, vibrant local community and developing the town is strategic to the growing operation and Roxby Downs is a shining example of what a mining town can be. Accommodation, or the lack of it will be the key to the expansion process and having another caravan park that can oﬀer and alternative at competitive rates must be seriously considered right now. If Council or BHP Billiton don’t want to run a caravan park, then surely there are private developers who would jump at the chance if given access to land.
Businesses in South Australia’s north say the ﬁlling of Lake Eyre has given the economy a major boost. Extra staﬀ have been put on at the William Creek Hotel to keep up with tourist numbers and airline Wright Air has doubled its pilots to deal with the inﬂux. Pilot Talia Sheppard says it is expecting it to pick up again as more ﬂows make their way down from Queensland. “The amount of people coming through already this year is way surpassed what we had coming through last year and we thought that was a busy season,” she said.
Community fights to save building The Davenport Aboriginal community, outside Port Augusta, is pushing to preserve its former mission building that is about to be demolished. Umawarra Mission housed hundreds of children from 1930 until the mid ‘90s. The Aboriginal Lands Trust says it was going to destroy the building because of safety concerns but will reassess the situation.
‘Unprecedented’ mouse plague threatens crops A leading researcher in mouse control says the current plague could be four times worse than the farming industry has been preparing for. Linton Staples from the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre says the current plague is unprecedented, in that it is aﬀecting four states at the same time. There is mounting frustration from farmers in the middle of sowing that crops could potentially be lost because of shortages of bait.
Landholders to fight feral pigs Landholders in the north-east of South Australia will soon bait for feral pigs. The Arid Lands Natural Resources Management Board says there has been a small population increase along the Diamantina and Warburton Rivers because more water is available after a wetter summer season. Greg Patrick from the board says the pigs are having a negative impact. “Apart from the disturbance to soil through wallowing and trampling, they’re obviously competing for resources with other native animals and stock.”
Scouts do a great service to community. It provides a youth service that develops them like no other group in town. Give them a hall. Happy Dad Why can’t clubs like Scouts share facilities like speedway or go karts. Neither are used to capacity. Logical Lou I am replying to an email from the Roxby Downs Scouts Committee, relating to the need for a new hall. I am 100% in agreement with them in their push to secure their own Hall. Roxby Scouts provides a valuable service for the young people of Roxby Downs, helping to develop them in their journey through life. Having their own premises to parade on weekly, would give the Scouts, Cubs and Joeys the pride of ownership in their Hall, allow more people to join establishing a strong scouting community, and ultimately prepare them for life as an adult. Finally......... “Be Prepared... the meaning of the motto is that a scout must prepare himself by previous thinking out and practicing how to act on any accident or emergency so that they are never taken by surprise. Robert Baden-Powell” Will Verhoeven Heard on Macca last week that Australia is selling its own back yard. Big farms and most of our abattoirs are foreigned owned. Guess where all our food will be going and why we will buying all of ours from China? Disgusted What’s with this pre-start safety stuﬀ - leave that for work not the paper. We wanna see interesting stuﬀ not work related in our time oﬀ! From Boss 189.
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Support for Expansion â€œThis is an issue we have examined in great detail and we have continued to reďŹ ne aspects of the design and construction for our proposal. â€œThere have been calls for us to ďŹ nd another location, but weâ€™ve remained ďŹ rmly convinced that from an environmental perspective, we have found the best place on the coast at Point Lowly.â€? He said that a number of locations for the desalination plant were considered â€“ 20 in all â€“ including: Pt Augusta, Whyalla, Pt Pirie, Point Lowly, Ceduna, Elliston, and Pt Lincoln. Point Lowly stood out as the best location for one distinct reason: it has extremely fast and deep ďŹ‚owing currents. â€œMost people, Iâ€™m sure, are not aware that the current speeds at the top of the Gulf are some of the fastest in South Australia and are at their greatest velocity between Point Lowly and Ward Spit, which is the site for our return water from the desalination plant.
watts of renewable energy will be required, which BHP Billiton claim will reduce carbon emissions by more than three million tonnes over the ďŹ rst 10 years of full operation. â€œAll these changes will add to our costs, but we feel they are appropriate and justiďŹ ed. The research that has been done, the studies weâ€™ve undertaken and the changes weâ€™ve made to our initial proposal will ensure that the desalination plant will not impact the Gulf and can co-exist with other Gulf users, including the commercial ďŹ shing industry. While we are conďŹ dent of our science we understand peopleâ€™s concerns and will continue our dialogue with them.â€? The Olympic Dam Project will continue to draw electricity from the National Grid. However, Mr. Dalla Valle said the expansionâ€™s demand would be suďŹƒciently large in its own right to attract new investment in generating capacity. â€œBHP Billiton recognises the potential for
Olympic Dam Expansion. Environmental Impact Statements. BHP Billiton is seeking approval from the Australian, South Australian and Northern Territory Governments for the proposed expansion of the Olympic Dam mine located in northern South Australia.
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Workers at the Olympic Dam refinery look forward to the expansion
Because of the fast ďŹ‚owing currents, â€˜return waterâ€™ from the plant can be rapidly dispersed so that within 100 metres of the dispersion point there is no measurable increase in background salt levels. â€œCombined with the fact that the entire gulf ďŹ‚ushes to the Southern Ocean seasonally this ensures that salt will not build up in the Gulf and that the marine ecosystem maintains its natural balance.â€? Mr. Dalla Valle explained, â€œNevertheless weâ€™ve decided to make some changes to provide further reassurance and to minimise any potential impacts. The pipeline for the return water has been extended a further 200 metres into the Gulf. This means the dispersion point is up to 1000 metres from the shore. â€œIn the Upper Spencer Gulf cuttleďŹ sh breed within 50 metres of the shoreline in shallow water, and their breeding grounds extend from the steelworks at Whyalla north towards Pt Augusta, covering an area of more than 16 kilometres.â€? He said the design means the pipeline will be up to 800 metres from the nearest point of the breeding grounds and there will be no impacts from the return water. â€œWe will also further protect the ecosystem by tunnelling, rather than trenching, the return water line. This is a major change and will cost millions more to engineer, but it will signiďŹ cantly reduce impacts on the marine environment and, importantly, minimise disturbances during construction for nearby residents.â€? The company has also taken a major step to expand the use of renewable energy for the running of the desalination plant and to pump water 320 kilometres to Olympic Dam. At full operating capacity a total of 57 megaTHE MONITOR â€“ Your Community Newspaper
other sources of renewable energy to play a part, such as geothermal and solar, and we will continue to watch this industry with future opportunity in mind. â€œAs Iâ€™ve already mentioned, we have committed to powering the desalination plant and to pump water to the mine site using renewable energy. â€œIn addition we have committed to the Stateâ€™s own 2050 greenhouse gas reduction target.â€? As we now await the decisions by the three governments about the mine expansion, thereâ€™s no doubt that if approved, Olympic Dam will provide real and lasting beneďŹ ts for generations of South Australians. Last weekâ€™s release of the Supplementary EIS is a major step towards establishing Olympic Dam as one of the worldâ€™s great mines. Mr. Dalla Valle said, â€œThis is clearly a great opportunity for South Australia and the company.â€? As well as ďŹ lling the many new positions this expansion will create with local employees, where possible,BHP Billiton has committed to supporting the Roxby Downs community, with more than A$25m in investment over the next decade in the education and cultural sectors and millions more in training and job creation for local indigenous communities. â€œItâ€™s an exciting time for my team, the company and of course, the people of South Australia. On a personal basis, Iâ€™ve been working on this for the better part of six years after having made South Australia home for my family in 2005 when I came to run Olympic Dam. â€œItâ€™s been a long journey and itâ€™s not over yet, but weâ€™ve come a long way and I really do believe that the future for South Australia is beneath our feet,â€? concluded Mr. Dalla Valle. www.themonitor.com.au
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From England to Mongolia to fundraise Pastoral Support Worker needed By Celeste Lustosa
oxby local James Bowman and his best mate Jono Stokes , who lives in Melbourne, are having the trip of a lifetime in order to fundraise for the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation and Engineers without Borders Australia and they are seeking for sponsors and donations within Roxby Downs. Their team is called Two Convicts and the big event is the Mongol Rally that starts on July 23rd. James and Jono have been friends since primary school and they will test their abilities and friendship by spending two months driving an ill-suited vehicle across 10,000 miles of the most challenging roads in the world. “We are driving from London all the way to the capital of Mongolia which is Ulaanbaatar, going across 15 countries and raising money for charity. “We have the charity’s websites that we will promote throughout the way, so people can go to the website and make donations straight to the charities. We also have a Facebook
and a website page promoting our fundraiser. “We are also looking for sponsorship, so money that comes to us directly to be used mostly around the car, which can be in the form of money or goods, and services that we can raﬄe or auction before the trip. All sponsors would be mentioned on the websites I mentioned before. By sponsoring us it helps us raise money because when we get in Mongolia, the car we are buying gets auctioned and the money goes to charity as well,” James said. According to James, to make the whole journey interesting, the car can’t cost more than a thousand dollars, so it’s going to be a fairly cheap car; it can’t be any older than ten years and the engine has to be smaller than 1.2 litres, which all together will be a big challenge. This fundraiser is part of the Mongol Rally, an annual charity event that began in 2004 and has raised over £1.5 m ($2,298,721.59 AUD) for charity through team fundraising and the sales of the cars used in the journey. “Although all teams are departing from London on the same date, the route is completely up to us; they
only specify the start and the end but there’s also no time limit. We tried to put a reasonable time behind it and decided we will take two months from the time we leave Australia until we are back. The actual drive should take about six weeks. “I think it’s a good opportunity to go to countries where you wouldn’t go otherwise and it’s all for charity,” James added. He went on saying that “The two charities they are donating for are Engineers without Borders Australia which I was involved with and the other one is the Christina Noble Foundation which has projects all over the world, one being an orphanage in Mongolia, which we will visit at the end of the trip to see the work they do. “We currently set the target of $10,000 donation for the Engineers without Borders Australia and $3,000 to the Christina Noble Foundation. All up $13,000 although we would like to go up to $16,000 because it would mean a dollar raised per kilometre and that would be cool.” Their number raised is still far from their ﬁnal goal, so they are calling for sponsors. “The company that sponsors us can have their logo in the car, as well as the acknowledgement in all the media we get, and the website pages. To sponsor the Two Convicts team and get more information on how to help contact James on 0439 862 473 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . You can also search for Two Convicts on Facebook or visit www.theadventurists.com and search for their team on the Mongol Rally Teams page. To donate to Engineers without Borders visit www.everydayhero. com.au/twoconvicts and to donate to the Christina Noble Foundation visit www.everydayhero.com.au/twoconvictsCNCF .
By Celeste Lustosa
ister Pat has been volunteering as a Christian Pastoral Support Worker at the Roxby Downs Area School for many years but now there’s been provision for someone to be hired for the job three days a week. Mary Lewis told The Monitor that a panel that includes the school’s Principal, representatives from the churches and from the community, will make a decision on who will get the position. “This is a paid position for a three day a week job. The person will be accountable and supported by a local Christian group that will supervise them on a day-to-day basis. They will also be directly accountable to the school’s Principal,” Mary explained. “The Roxby Downs Pastoral Support Group will be taking donations from the community in order to pay for this position. We need this in the school to complement what the school counsellor already does; this is adding to their team. “But we understand that to bring someone from other locations, a three day a week position won’t be enough, so to complement that the Community Church is looking for a Community Children’s Worker
and would be employ the person for two days a week, which would add to a full time position,” she explained. She said they need somebody who will be connecting to middle and senior school students, as Sister Pat will continue doing a little bit of work with the preps and grade ones. “We need someone who will be available and will be hanging around the students because this Pastoral Support Worker position works better if people get to know the person. If it’s someone that is hanging around in the playground, going to school camps, training the basketball team, or part of the school orchestra kids will relate and trust them as someone they can talk. But they need to build the trust ﬁrst. “The Pastoral Support Worker needs to have enough time, needs to be where the kids are; needs to know where the staﬀ is and needs to have good skills, so it needs to be someone who knows how to work with Youth. “There will be a training program for this person, so they will get a Certiﬁcate IV in Youth Work through TAFE. “This person will also be able to do referrals; someone that will network as part of a team. We don’t expect them to do everything themselves
we expect them to know their boundaries and work with the other professionals we have in our town,” Mary added. The Roxby Downs Pastoral Support Group is getting a lot of help from the School’s Ministry Group, which coordinates all these Pastoral Support Workers in schools. There are 230 schools in South Australia that have a Pastoral Support Worker; but there’re about 300 who don’t. “This group already existed although it hasn’t had any members for ten years or so, it has already been set up, and it has a bank account available so we are just rebuilding something that already existed. Until now, only Sister Pat and I were the only members but now we will have regular meetings, discuss fundraising within the community and support this new position,” she concluded. For more information or to make donations please contact Mary Lewis on 8671 0270.
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BHP Billiton thanks local volunteers
HP Billiton Olympic Dam hosted a special morning tea in Roxby Downs on Tuesday 10 May as part of National Volunteers Week. The function, attended by local volunteers and representatives from community groups, was an opportunity for BHP Billiton to show its appreciation for the work done by volunteers. Andrew Barnﬁeld, Head of Health, Safety, Environment and Community (HSEC) at Olympic Dam, said that volunteers are an essential part of small, regional communities like ours. “The range of volunteering I have seen in Roxby Downs, Andamooka and Woomera
is fantastic,” Andrew said. “The variety of organisations and activities that are available to residents is testament to the amazing efforts that volunteers put in. “We are really proud to be able to support organisations like Arid Recovery, Strengthening Families, and events like the Andamooka Bohemian Cabaret, Roxby Downs Triathlon and Billy Cart Bash. All of these organisations and events wouldn’t exist without the hard work of volunteers, and it’s great to be able to get everyone together to say thank you.” BHP Billiton also supports volunteer organisations through the Matched Giving Program, where the company donates $10 to
the organisation for every hour volunteered by BHP Billiton employees. “In this ﬁnancial year alone, we have had over 6,000 hours of volunteering matched within the Uranium CSG, and the bulk of those claims come from right here in Roxby Downs,” Andrew said. The morning tea featured the cutting of a special ‘thank you’ cake and a talk by BHP Billiton employee, James Bowman who recently volunteered in India as part of Engineers Without Borders, a program BHP Billiton supports. RIGHT: Dawn Kroemer was asked to cut the ginormous cake on behalf of the volunteers at the morning tea.
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ample, interest on the loan to buy the property is generally tax deductible. If you’re able to pre-pay interest relating to next ﬁnancial year (2011/12) before 30 June 2011, the whole interest amount qualiﬁes as a tax deduction in the 2010/11 tax year.
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Illegal dumping not on!
By Millie Thomas
Here in Roxby we are fortunate to be surrounded by a picturesque setting. Not many people can say they live surround by rolling red sand dunes and at times spectacular ďŹ‚ora. We have an abundance of wide open spaces to take our families camping and to escape from the everyday rush, but unfortunately, not all Roxby Downs residents appreciate this opportunity. The Monitor received an anonymous tip oďŹ€ last week about a recently discovered pile of illegally dumped household rubbish just out from Bypass Road. The informant was very disappointed at a family outing ruined by otherâ€™s carelessness. â€œWe went out camping on the weekend and it just spoiled the whole scene by some idiot dumping a heap of rubbish out there,â€? said the informant. â€œThey were so stupid to dump it out there, and also, there are their personal details in some of the rubbish which I have forwarded to the police station.â€?
The individual described the trash as household waste and stated that dumping of this nature was unacceptable. â€œItâ€™s just pathetic it really is. You could understand a bit of dirt, or some plants that have been dug up from the back yard, because thatâ€™s going to break down, but this is plastic rubbish. â€œIn a town where it costs nothing to dump rubbish, they have gone out of their way through the bush, somewhere that is actually a camping ground around here and dumped it out there. â€œThey need to be taught a lesson, itâ€™s just disgusting what theyâ€™ve done.â€? The person who reported the dumping even outlined that there is suďŹƒcient waste service available in Roxby Downs, and that the oďŹ€enders were obviously too lazy to go there during designated hours. â€œTo me I think these people probably havenâ€™t been in town very long because the people who have been in this town a long time wouldnâ€™t do something like that, they respect the community a lot more.â€?
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01 BHP Billiton employees Chad Menzes, Pete Paisley, Deb Ainslie, Andrew Barnfield and Steve Gigney at the National Volunteer Week morning tea last week. 02 Arid Recovery staff Kimberley Jarman, 03 Colourful Joycelyn at Nippy Gym. 04 Little Skyelah plays with mum Kate Petty at Nippy Gym. 05 Julian Tregenza and Kaye Doyle represent RoxFM at the Volunteers Morning Tea last Tuesday.
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01 A little Princess on wheels at NippyGym 02 Demi Gow0Smith playing in the Junior Netball competition 03 Sean Caputo gets a kick away in the Junior Colts. 04 Rowan is a little Tiger when it comes to Nippy Gym 05 Nippy Gym is a serious play time for Mitchell and Charlotte 06 St John Ambulance angels, Dawn Kroemer and Kathy Barnes.
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Miners dig up Championship
ABOVE: A GRADE Mens Champions ‘Miners” and INSET: A Grade Mens Best and Fairest Winner Cody Kenny.
Basketball Grand Finals Results B WOMEN Cougars played Phoenix – score 24 – 20 Best and fairest with 24 votes: CENTAINE CASSERLY Runner up best and fairest with 17 votes: HANNAH RIGDEN Most points scored with 158 points: HANNAH RIGDEN Most 3 points score with 6: MORGAN RIGG A WOMEN Hypo’s played Bulls – score 94 – 48 Best and fairest with 30 votes: ELYSIAH MCCARTHY Runner up best and fairest with 28 votes: JEMMA SULLIVAN Most points scored with 205 points: ELYSIAH MCCARTHY Most 3 points scored was a tie with 3 each: LISA MCDONALD AND ZOEY MALE A MEN Andamooka played Miners – score 60 – 52 Best and fairest with 31 votes: CODY KENNY Runner up best and fairest with 21 votes: TOM MARSCHALL Most points scored with 232 points: DANNI STETCO Most 3 points scored was a tie with 23 each: LOCHIE MUNRO AND DANNI STETCO Life membership – NICK BACKHOUSE (unable to attend).
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ABOVE: B Women Best and Fairest winner Centaine Casserley.
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The Board that provides a community voice locally Chris McGoldrick excited about running drumming workshops at the Red Earth Festival once again.
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Drumming workshop for the Red Earth Festival By Celeste Lustosa
The Red Earth Festival is shaping up very quickly. The festival happens in Roxby Downs from July 29 until August 21, with a great variety of workshops, expositions and shows. One of the workshops happening is drumming, which was a huge success in the last Red Earth Festival. The Monitor spoke to Chris McGoldrick who will be running drum kit workshops. Drum Kit is a collection of drums, cymbals and often other percussion instruments, such as cowbells, wood blocks, triangles, chimes, or tambourines, arranged for convenient playing “I want to do something similar to what I did in the ﬁrst Red Earth Festival; a workshop designed for younger children aged from 8 to 12, with an introduction to rhythm, timing and counting. It’s also designed for group sizes between eight and ten participants. “A workshop on demand is an introduction to drum kit to a percussion based with groups of four and if there’s enough interest from the community we will form groups for that. It will be an introduction to the fundamentals of drumming, timing, music notation to drum kit in a fun group environment,” Chris explained. He went on saying that “the main focus
for me is to do a performance at the end of the Festival, showing what they have learnt through the workshop sessions.” Chris, who ran the same workshops last Festival said it was pleasing to see that some of the participants continued playing drums after the workshops and once again, the kids that do the workshop during Red Earth Festival and enjoy it can keep having lessons with Chris in Roxby. “I enjoy the challenge of transferring knowledge and coming across different people, ﬁnding the right way to explaining and describing things to them so that they can learn. “I have had private students in Roxby which is something I do because I love. I get a lot of fulﬁlment doing it and seeing my students learn something,” Chris added. Chris’s love for music comes a long way back. “My dad played in a brass band and I went along to the rehearsals when I was quite young. I was always fascinated by the guy in the back of the band playing the drums, making all that noise, having the biggest variety of things to hit or play, but from there when the opportunity came for me to play an instrument, they weren’t providing drum lessons so I learnt trumpet for three or so years. “When I was in primary school I started
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getting private lessons on drum kit. But my parents would only buy me a drum kit when I won an award at school, so in grade 6 I won a sport award and got my ﬁrst drum kit. Until then I was banging on pans, ice cream containers, anything I could ﬁnd.” At year 8 or 9 Chris was already teaching and had 15 to 20 private students a week and in high school he started playing in a band and continued getting lessons. “The schools I went to were very musical minded,” he said. When he ﬁnished school, Chris got a diploma in commercial music and after that did a three year Bachelor in Music course. Now our local and talented musician is happy to share what he has learnt over the years with our little ones. There is no need for the children to have any previous music knowledge in order to participate on Chris’s workshops and they also don’t need to bring anything to the workshop. “Everything will be provided and they get to keep the sticks,” said Chris. Interested people can contact the Red Earth Festival committee to guarantee a spot as places are limited. But Chris said that if there’s enough demand, he is prepared to provide extra workshops. For more information contact Red Earth email email@example.com.
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ROXBY COUNCIL WEEKLY INFORMATION UPDATE
NOTICE OF ROAD CLOSURE Richardson Place will be closed between 1.30pm and 3.00pm on Friday 20 May 2011 for COME OUT 2011 . Adjacent/adjoining roads are Burgoyne Street, Arcoona Street, Norman Place, Roxby Club Car Park Entrance onto Richardson Place and Tavern Road. JOB VACANCY – Customer Service Oﬃcer Due to an internal staﬀ transfer a vacancy exists for a Customer Service Oﬃcer. The posi on is full me and will work as part of Council’s front counter team. People who have had recent experience working in a front counter/ recep on environment but also have the ability to undertake a variety of administra ve tasks are encouraged to apply. Cash handling experience will be highly regarded. A job and person specifica on is available from the Council Oﬃce. Applica ons close at 12 noon on Monday 23 May 2011. JOB VACANCY – Community Projects Oﬃcer This newly created posi on will manage the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Management Project along with a number of new community development ini a ves. Intending applicants must read the job and person specifica on before applying. Experience in community services or community development is essen al. Ter ary qualifica ons in relevant fields will be highly regarded. For further informa on contact Michelle Hales Manager Community Development, Governance and Strategic Support on 86710010. Applica ons close at 12 noon on Monday 23 May 2011. SMALL BUSINESS ADVICE There is a range of printed informa on on display in the Council oﬃce rela ng to small businesses. This is an extension of a service provided by Regional Development Australia Far North’s Business Advisor Dean Liebelt who makes regular visits to Roxby Downs. Please help yourself to the brochures. Free personal consulta ons with the Business Advisor can be arranged by phoning Regional Development Australia Far North direct on 8641 1444.
Richardson Place was named a er Lake Richardson which is located south west of Lake Torrens. Richardson was a mail contractor of the area. Norman Place was named to honour Labor poli cian Norman Foster whose cri cal vote allowed the township of Roxby Downs to proceed. Hamilton Court is named a er Police Commissioner Gordon Hamilton
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t’s that time of year again when Councils around the country are working on programs for works and services for their respective areas for the next ﬁnancial year. There are a multitude of legislative responsibilities required to be adhered to, and in South Australia local government does many things, including the traditional 3 R’s (Roads Rates and Rubbish) but also many sport recreation and community services. Each council operates slightly diﬀerently according to local circumstances, as each community has diﬀerent needs. Roxby is no exception with the delivery of some services such as recreational provision that other communities would not be involved in. The operation of the Roxby Downs Culture & Leisure Facilities through a separate discrete marketing unit (Roxby Leisure) is a notable diﬀerence as is the operation of electricity supply (Roxby Power) and water and sewerage services (Roxby Water) as separate interdependent self funding business units. We also have a strategic role as in servicing and ensuring that the town will assist BHP Billiton to recruit and retain those with the
highly specialised skills that will choose BHP Billiton and Roxby Downs as their preferred destination over many other world-wide alternatives. Council operates not only under the Local Government Act but also the Roxby Downs Indenture, where an appointed Council Administrator performs the functions of the Council. Part funding from BHP Billiton and the State Government is also essential in part so that the cost of services to maintain a ﬁnancially viable municipality are kept manageable. What is the same, however, is the desire to include residents in contributing to the decision making. This happens daily through both formal and informal feedback and a range of community partnerships, such as the Roxby Downs Community Board and various Forums. The provisions of Local Government Act also provide a formal opportunity for residents and interested persons to formally participate. This is achieved by Council preparing and displaying for comment a Draft Annual Business Plan. Roxby Council’s 2011/12 Draft Annual Business Plan is now out for public comment and everyone is encouraged to contribute.
The plan is not an overly detailed document but aims to set out the Council’s proposed services, programs and projects for 2011/12. It outlines Council’s aims to maintain eﬃcient services for the community and continues progress towards the longer term objectives. It also highlights the main parameters associated with revenue raising that Council proposes to undertake. As a result, it will impact on Council’s formal budget in strategic terms but any allocations and priorities remain as always separate decisions for the Council. Copies of the Draft Plan are available from the Council Oﬃce at 6 Richardson Place Roxby Downs during the public consultation period. Phone 08 8671 0010, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Council’s website www.roxbydowns.com to obtain a copy. Formal written submissions will be received at that Council Oﬃce PO Box 124, Richardson Place Roxby Downs SA 5725 up to close of business at 5pm on Thursday, June 9 2011. Interested persons may also present their submission to a public meeting to be held at the Council Oﬃce Board Room between 5:30pm and 6:30pm on Thursday 9 June 2011.
Toddler Story Time in Bahasa Indonesia
Part 1 People
Your formal opportunity to have a say in Roxby Downs
By Celeste Lustosa
oxby Downs Library hosted a diﬀerent Toddler Story Time last week, that made it evident how multicultural our community is. The story was read by Nova Sjam in Bahasa Indonesia and it got the attention of the little ones.
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Nova told The Monitor that the idea came about at the Multicultural Group, when Jo Culf and Karren Russell asked the members of the group if they would like to prepare a story in their native language and read it at the Toddler Story Time. “I liked the idea and prepared a story in my language Bahasa Indonesia. I just made the story simple. “I have two children and they learn a lot from the stories I tell. I tell them stories about all the normal things in life and I think it gives them a better social understanding of things,” Nova said. Nova also said that although Australia and Indonesia are not too far apart geographically, the languages are very diﬀerent. “That’s why I made all the pictures so they could understand the message.
“I would deﬁnitely do it again. I am just an ordinary mum but when my children are at school, I am happy to get involved,” she concluded. •Additional Information• Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia) is the oﬃcial language of Indonesia. Indonesia is the fourth most populous nation in the world. Of its large population the number of people who ﬂuently speak Indonesian is fast approaching 100%, thus making Indonesian one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. Most Indonesians, aside from speaking the national language, are often ﬂuent in another regional language (examples include Javanese, Minangkabau and Sudanese) which are commonly used at home and within the local community. Most formal education, as well as nearly all national media and other forms of communication, are conducted in Indonesian. In East Timor, which was an Indonesian province from 1975 to 1999, Indonesian is recognised by the constitution as one of the two working languages (the other is English, alongside the oﬃcial languages of Tetum and A different Toddler Story Time for Roxby little ones with volunteer Nova Sjam telling a story in her native Portuguese). language.
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COMMUNITY PROJECTS OFFICER
Roxby Council is looking for an experienced and motivated person to fill the newly created position of Community Projects Officer. This position will assist both Council and the Roxby Downs Community Board to achieve existing and future community development goals.
The Community Projects Officer will manage the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Project along with a number of new community initiatives. Responsibilities include program development, liaising with key stakeholders and the community, networking, report writing, applying for grants, marketing and promotion and undertaking business development activities.
Experience in community development or community services is essential. A tertiary qualification in Community Development, Social Sciences or other relevant fields will be highly regarded. The position is classified at Level 4 of the Municipal Council of Roxby Downs Enterprise Agreement (2010). Some after hours work may be required. A copy of the position description and further enquiries may be directed to Michelle Hales, Manager Community Development, Governance and Strategic Support on 8671 0010. Applications close 12 noon Monday 23 May 2011. Written applications addressed to the Administrator should consist of a formal letter and a Resume and must be submitted by the closing date. Applications may be sent by: â€˘ Post to the Roxby Downs Council Office, PO Box 124 Richardson Place Roxby Downs SA 5725. â€˘
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Bigger burn out pad for Roxby By Millie Thomas
he Roxby Downs Sporting Car Club (RDSCC) has expanded both its entertainment value and facilities in the last week. A whopping extension of the 14 X 14 burn out pad to 40 X 20 will see a stronger attraction of younger spectators and participants, says project organiser and club member, Carl Bartlett. The project was completed last week thanks to a large sponsorship input from local contractors. Carl spoke with The Monitor about the project and how it all came about. “We had a demonstration a couple of years ago and the township and other people came from out of town and it was a great success,” explained Carl. Burn out pads are a common addition to sporting car clubs, with facilities available at Port Lincoln, Port Pirie and Adelaide. “We decided yeah, why not,” said Carl. “People really got on board. People in the community, the contractors and it went from there.” Carl pointed out that while burning rubber and loud exhausts aren’t everybody’s cup of tea, clubs and events such as these may help keep hoon driving oﬀ the streets. “I think what it means to the car club is that it’s just another avenue to raise sponsorship for us and to
give something back into the community,” he said. “Not everybody likes dirt circuit, not everybody likes burnouts. There are some older people at the club who aren’t burn out fans but it adds another avenue for the younger generation to come out there. I would rather see them doing burnouts at the track than out at the Andamooka
“It’ll raise some money for the club and strengthen the community so why not.” road turn out. “Let them out on the track where it is under control with the ﬁries, the ambulance and run it professionally. That’s how it should be done.” The new addition to the club will provide a pathway for the burn out competition circuit to possibly make a trip up to Roxby. “We have some local guys up here who are really into the burn out stuﬀ (namely Rory Hatch and Jeremy Gates) and they said you build it we’ll come,” said Carl.
“We have built it and now we’re going to push for a really big meet in July. I have known people who drive from Perth to Melbourne to go and chase a couple thousand dollars prize money. “I’d like to see 50 odd burn out cars up here at one time. It’ll raise some money for the club and strengthen the community so why not.” The new burnout pad will add another dynamic to the RDSCC. Darren Peters There has been major input from from Broadspectrum was happy to help. local contractors, who banded together, despite commercial competitiveness, to get this project ﬁnished. “Broadies have done most of the labour. Holcim Ltd donated the concrete at a really good rate. The Event Was Sponsor By Kempe Parker. A Big Thank You Goes To Nev & Murray From Kempe Parker. They’re sponsors as well and they have been for many years. “Liberty Industrial they have Overall Winner Robin Passmore Rick Russell 69.00 come right up on board and paid Mixed Winners Michael King Tracey King 85.75 for a lot of the concrete from HolSecond Winner Robert Charman Damien Condon 70.00 cim Ltd. “Then you’ve got also York Civil, Third Winner Glen Mungur Tony Holbrook 71.50 they also helped out with the laFourth Winner Reinhardt Viljoen Marrius Kotze 74.00 bour. Fifth Winner Robert Gray Neville Petherick 75.25 “You’ve got two earth moving companies working side by side Sixth Winner Harry Noll Chris Pillar 75.75 for the community which I thought Seventh Winner Greg Brind Patrick Brind 76.50 was really great. Eighth Winner Craig Smith Jeﬀ Barrand 77.50 “Then you’ve got Biancos, they donated some mesh really cheaply Ninth Winner Tom Bilney Geoﬀ Darling 77.75 at cost, Rema Tip Top who donated Tenth Winner Eric Rognli Chris James 79.25 the truck to get it there, so it wasn’t just one group. Broadies did initiEleventh Winner Ryan Briggs Graham Wood 84.25 ate their support, then others just Twelth Winner Stefan Buys Ray Standing 84.50 came on board.” Thirteenth Winner Brad Cox Craig Wilson 88.75 Fourteenth Winner Josh Bryant Jody Smith 90.25 Fifteenth Winner Brenton Waye Donald Casserly 91.50 Naga K Edwards Rob Ellingham 108.75 Ntp Div 1 Tony Holbrook Ntp Div 2 Stefan Buys Ntp Ladies/jnr Missed Long Drive Div 1 Glen Mungur Long Drive Div 2 Josh Bryant Long Drive Ladies/jnr Tracey King
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ROUND 4 14th May 2011 Andamooka 12 goals 11 behinds 83 points defeated Hornridge 4 goals 8 behinds 32 points Best players for AFC 1st W Monfries 2nd B Harris 3rd R Kraack 4th M Tuohy 5th L Sanders Goal scorers R Kraack T Paull 3 goals each T Mulders L Sanders 2 goals each B Harris J McKenzie 1 goal each Best players for HSC 1st T Grosser 2nd M Fazekas 3rd N Tuthill 4th D McEvoy 5th J Elliot Goal scorers B Casey S Finey T Grosser B Kelly 1 goal each
Andamooka Awesome! Andamooka’s famed captain Luke Scobie helped Andamooka dominate against Hornridge
Andamooka Awesome Andamooka proved to be a genuine contender after defeating Hornridge comprehensively to be sitting second to an undefeated Olympic Dam. The Roos started well scoring 4 goals in the ﬁrst quarter to Hornridge’s 1 goal but their forwards failed to capitalize their midﬁelders’ eﬀorts and they kicked 5 points keeping Hornridge in the game. Hornridge failed to score any goals in the third quarter and seemed ﬂat. Andamooka has added to their depth with some new recruits to add to their playing list. Coach Craig Wyatt has them playing with conﬁdence and they are a tight knit unit. Andamooka are looming as the biggest threat to an Olympic Dam premiership. Hornridge will need to step up if they are to compete with Olympic Dam and Andamooka who are currently the pace setters in the Far North Football League.
Devils too hot Two very diﬀerent sides met in the clash
between last year’s Minor Premiers Olympic Dam and Premiers Roxby Districts. Roxby Districts has slipped back losing their best and fairest Justin Watson and ﬁve players from their Grand Final team whilst Olympic Dam have replenished their list with over half their team new to the Green and Gold. Former premiership player Luke Jackson, temporarily transferred with his employment, added to the Devils’ already tall team and is a good addition to their versatile list. Ricky Prosser, a former Mail Medalist, showed plenty of courage and presented all day, setting a standard that his teammates found inspiring. Under intense pressure fullback Jon Chislett kept at it all day keeping the Devils’ forwards accountable. Cody Kenny’s chasing down of Olympic Dam’s captain Daniel Rogers was outstanding. Olympic Dam’s midﬁelders were often left unattended by the opposition, who failed to match their speed and skill. Chad Menzies and Rhian Hornhardt are a class above most local footballers and continually won the centre clearances. Now a non-playing coach, Scott Peek has a committed Devils
side playing a dominant brand of football. Olympic Dam has now played all teams in the ﬁrst round and has had little trouble in comfortably defeating all opposition. Next week The Far North Football League will compete against Broken Hill in The Power Miners’ Cup. The Wedgies have a very tall strong side and training has been well attended, with players relishing their opportunity to represent their community at AMI Stadium, prior to the Port Adelaide versus Fremantle Game. After the disappointment of last year’s thrashing by Broken Hill, Far North President Barry Mitchell will be expecting them to deliver victory. The following week will complete the ﬁrst round of the season with Hornridge playing Roxby Districts, Andamooka versus Coober Pedy and Olympic Dam having the bye. Hornridge and Roxby Districts should be an interesting encounter and reveal where both teams currently sit, whilst Andamooka should comfortably account for Coober Pedy. In the next round Coober Pedy will have most of their home games and will be hoping to take advantage of this to again hold a home ground ﬁnal round.
The fresh face of junior football By Millie Thomas
ously overcrowded teams of around 26 each had 10 sets of guernseys in the last two years meant that a lot of children would miss out from our sponsors, which is a lot, its over Junior football in Roxby has never been on a full game, whereas now, they are pretty $10,000 worth. so big. With over 200 children involved in much guaranteed one. “Now they all get full “SCF Group have come to the party the league, President Matthew Daddow games and hopefully the rivalry will build, again and bought the new Giants and Suns has got his hands full. build, build. Come ﬁnals time obviously one guernseys, so it’s an entirely SCF U16s team will miss out, so there is now something competition. However with a new teams’ format and to play for.” “Sodexo have also come to the party and Contractors Cavpower, Sodexo and renewed support from loyal sponsors, Daddow has had the weight lifted. SCF Containers have each supplied sets of we’re very happy to have them as a sponsor. One of the major changes to the league this guernseys or sponsored an entire age group, We’ll ﬂy their ﬂag game day. It’s pretty hard to year was the division of the U16 competition, helping to give these children the best facili- get that much support around here.” no longer only two teams, four smaller teams ties possible. have taken over. Daddow, humbled by their generos“I think from previous years only having the ity, explained how they have helped two teams in the competition, while there was expand the league. “Our under 10 mini a little bit of rivalry there, there was deﬁnitely colts have been playing in guernseys boredom with week in, week out playing only that are years and years old. Harry each other,” explained Daddow. Harrison approached Sodexo who were “We decided to try a four team format, interested in sponsoring the whole four obviously numbers were going to be an issue, sets of guernseys, which was roughly but we’ve managed four teams of 15 and a over $4000. couple of under 12s have ﬁlled in to make it “We can’t thank them enough, these kids are in line with the under 16s 16 per side. “I asked for some feedback oﬀ of the kids now. There’s now the sense of a bit of last week and they were all pretty happy. So a club. I think with the new guernseys now, we’ll “The U12s Guernseys have also seen No. of get a little bit of rivalry and that’s what were a good life so we approached Cavpower votes and they purchased two sets of Hawks looking for!” Daddow also pointed out that the previ- and Bulldogs guernseys as well. We’ve 3 Junior footballers proudly wore their new guernseys at training last week 2 1
Olympic Dam 17 goals 9 behinds 111 points defeated Roxby Districts 6 goals 4 behinds 40 points Best players for ODFC 1st R Hornhardt 2nd C Menzies 3rd A Spicer 4th D Rogers 5th C Green Goal scorers J Simmons 4 goals R Hornhardt C Menzies 3 goals each D Moyse D Summerton S Holbrook 2 goals each B Woodall 1 goal Best players for RDSC 1st J Chislett 2nd C Kenny 3rd D Spagnoli 4th S Kaminski 5th S Orr Goals scorers R Prosser 3 goals M Bennie T Marshall D Spagnoli 1 goal each
JUNIOR COLTS Bulldogs 9 goals 8 behinds 62 points defeated Hawks 1 goals 2 behinds 8 points Best players for Bulldogs A Caburnay, L Bedding, B Forrest, E Viljoen, R Hadﬁeld Goal scorers L Johnson, S Brougham 2 each, B Forrest, L Elliott, J McCarthy, L Holder, K Gates 1 each. Best players for Hawks B Daddow, C Fenwick, S Kerrish, B French, L Rudiger Goal scorers J Dalgleish
SENIOR COLTS Bulldogs 13 goals 2 behinds 80 points defeated Giants 11 goals 11 behind 77 points Best players for Bulldogs D Evans, J Rigden, F CrafterKing, J Christall, J Mason Goal scorers J Rigden, M Hanson 4 each, R Moroney 3, J Christall 2. Best players for Giants B Evans, Ry Weetra, S Dorrizie, J Ford, J Dadleh. Goal scorers J Dadleh, B Evans 4 each, J Sellar, T Moon, D Mossy 1 each Suns 10 goals 8 behinds 68 points defeated Hawks 9 goals 8 behinds 62 points Best players for Suns M Hayball, A Hambleton, L Weston, L Rawlings, J Millard Goal Scorers M Hayball 5, J Brind 2, T Odgers, S Smith, J Male 1 each. Best players for Hawks S Orr, J Young, A Ryan, C Griﬃn, S Caputo Goal Scorers S Caputo 5, A Ryan, S Orr, D Lloyd, L Hobbs 1 each.
FOOTBALLER of the Year
Results after round 4...
1-11 Goal Kicker of the Year
James Simmons Rhian Hornhardt Chad Menzies Ricky Prosser Rob Kraak Todd Paull
4 3 3 3 3 3
Tally after round 4... Dylan Webb 10 Ben Casey 9 Dale Summerton 9 tally after round 4
Zaheer Mckenzie 9 Daniel Rogers 6 Ben Woodall 5 Ben Casey 5 Jamahl McKenzie 5
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Roxby’s Phantom Speirs roping his way to victory at the Bronco Branding event over the Easter Weekend.
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he Marla Bronco Branding tion for organising the Marla Bronwas held on the Easter long co Branding. Future Bronco Branding Events weekend and it was a great -National Bronco Branding chance to witness the outback Championships at Marree - Sunday sport. Bronco Branding is when a catcher on a horse ropes a calf and brings it up to the Bronco panel, where two groundsmen rope its front and back leg and drop it to the ground while the 3rd groundsmen runs and gets a paint brand to mark it on its ﬂank and head. The competition is timed and very competitive. The singles event has one catcher who has to catch three calves, while the doubles event consists of two catchers who have to catch five calves between them. There are always three groundsmen and it is a good team event. Phantom (Mark Speirs) from Roxby cleaned up on the trophy side, winning both the doubles and singles events and even the novelty one! The kids enjoyed an Easter egg hunt and some games during the lunch interval. Other events included the ladies throwing the broom event and the Tug of War, which was a chance for the young men to show oﬀ their strength in a team event. A small number attended the Anzac Dawn Service on the Monday morning. Kane and Sonya GoldsworthySpeirs wore their full Cub and Joey uniforms and represented the Roxby Scouts at this ceremony. Kane had the honour of reading the ode before the Minute’s Silence. Thank you and well done to the Fennell Family from Lambina Sta-
Senior Colts football is back and here Fletcher CrafterKing leads his opponent to the ball during a recnet game in Roxby Downs.
What’s happening at the Roxby Downs Cultural & Leisure Precinct
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this week >
12th and Monday 13th June Long weekend. -Oodnadatta Bronco Branding Saturday 16th July. -William Creek Bronco Branding - 20th August. Results from the Marla Bronco Branding: Novice Event: 1st - Abminga - Catcher Mike Fennell Time - 6min 18.65 sec 2nd - Macumba Boys - Catcher Greg Warren Jnr. - Time - 7 min 19.91 sec Singles Event: 1st - Roxby Team - Catcher Phantom - Time 7min 44.16 sec 2nd - Lambina - Catcher Allan Fennell - Time 8min 42.50 sec 3rd - Mt.Barry - Catcher Tony Williams - Time 9min 55.81 sec Doubles Event: 1st - Lambina - Catchers Allan Fennell & Phantom - Time 4min 9.09 sec 2nd - Bill Drew & Todd Williams - Time 4min 56.12 sec 3rd - Mt Barry - Catchers Tony Williams & David Hunter - Time 5min 4.90 sec
There was also a novelty event, where six catchers, dressed in drag were auctioned oﬀ, much to the delight of the crowd! Fastest calf to be caught and completed won. Novelty Event: 1st - Phantom - Time - 1min 4 sec.
Roxby Leisure Dunes Café & Nippy Gym are hosting AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST MORNING TEA Thursday 26th May 10am > 12 noon It’s all for a good cause...Cancer Council Australia
Come and join us for a guilt free coffee and morning tea. HOP Rated G Duration 90 mins.
SCREAM 4 Rated MA Duration 103 mins.
PAUL Rated MA Duration 104 mins.
E.B., Easter Bunny's teenage son, heads to Hollywood, determined to become a drummer in a rock 'n' roll band. In LA, he's taken in by Fred after the out-of-work slacker hits E.B. with his car.Voices of Russell Brand, James Marsden, Elizabeth Perkins. Screens: Saturday 21st May @ 2pm, Sunday 22nd May @ 12 noon, Tuesday 24th May @ 3.30pm.
Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott, who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the Ghostface Killer. Stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette. Screens: Friday 20th May @ 7.30pm, Tuesday 24th May @ 7pm.
Two British comic-book geeks traveling across the U.S. encounter an alien outside Area 51. Stars Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Seth Rogen. Screens: Saturday 21st @ 7.30pm, Tuesday 24th @ 10am, Wednesday 25th may @ 10am.
COMING SOON > Fast & Furious 5, Never Say Never
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