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The majority of the pre-commitment capital is condi- said, “The pre-commitment funding is another important HP Billiton announced last week approval for US$1.2 billion in pre-commitment capital for the tional on the successful passage of the Indenture agreement milestone in the development of this world class orebody. first phase of the Olympic Dam Project to develop through the South Australian Parliament. The first phase of the Olympic Dam Project is currently He said, “Given the quality of this resource, the Olympic an open pit mine in South Australia. in feasibility and its progression into execution remains The funding will facilitate the procurement of long lead dependant on the completion of all required studies and items such as trucks and accommodation, infrastructure Board approval, which is likely to be sought by mid next development and early site works for the first phase of the calendar year. Olympic Dam Project. BHP Billiton Chief Executive Officer, Marius Kloppers,

Dam Project team is completing studies to create one of the world’s largest open pit mines with the potential to increase copper production from around 180,000 tonnes per annum to 750,000 tonnes per annum and beyond.”

Pool officially opened By Vanessa Switala

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he new indoor teaching and rehabilitation pool was officially opened last Friday night but had previously unlocked its doors on October 1. The generosity and contribution of local companies in Roxby Downs created opportunity for the facility to be bigger and better than originally planned, with a lot of products and services requirements met by CFIT (Contractor Framework Implementation Team) companies. Alan Male, Roxby Leisure Managing Director, co-ordinated the project and oversaw the building works as they developed. Mr Male has been actively involved in many local recreation projects, such as the skate park, shade sails, water play features, basketball court, community memorial, cultural centre redevelopment and many more. Bill Boehm, Roxby Council Administrator said that the Council is extremely pleased with the completed indoor teaching and rehabilitation pool. “Support from many local businesses has been outstanding. The finished project will significantly improve water safety and health outcomes for the tar-

get users but also for the wider community who will now have the opportunity for laps swimming and water exercise all year round,” he said. Mr Boehm said that usually the Council would not see the need to conduct an official opening for a project of this nature but in this instance the Council thought it was necessary to publicly acknowledge all the contractors that contributed and sincerely thank CFIT companies. Mr Boehm also thanked the State Government’s Office of Recreation and Sport who advanced $40,000 towards the project. “Council is extremely pleased with the final outcome and the way this has been able to be integrated into improvements to the entrance of the Leisure Centre and crèche in a complementary fashion,” Mr Boehm said. He said that the saving resultant of CFIT companies’ support enabled the Council to include improvements to the Leisure Centre entrance with paving, fencing and shade blinds, improvements to the crèche area with new soft fall flooring and shade. They also improved general landscaping of the area. The contractors involved in the project were directed under the leadership of George Giakoumis who was

very honoured to be invited to say a few words at the ‘monumental occasion.’ He said the event celebrates a milestone in this community and more importantly in the growth for the CFIT group. “A group that is committed to excellence in safety, service, quality and community. That’s what CFIT means to me,” he said. Mr Giakoumis is extremely proud of his landscaping team and how the new gardens were married with the old but he said the real accolades were reserved for the Council, Bill Boehm, Alan Male and CFIT. Mr Giakoumis stressed the benefits of the pool in our community, “There are 150 disabled kids in our community that can do weightless therapy in a safe and heated environment,” he said. He said this “world class achievement” coincided with the signing of the expansion approval in Melbourne. “I believe that this day, this event, this result, signals the ongoing and positive development of a world class resource and ore body, by a world class company, assisted by world class contractors all working together to create a world class community in order to attract world class staff. This is a bit of that,” he added. Continued on page 2 ...

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“All of us have made sacrifices to be here (Roxby Downs). We are separated from family, friends, home lands. We have all made a leap of faith to come to remote Australia. Discovering a world class oasis called Roxby Downs, makes those sacrifices a bit easier to live with,” added Mr Giakoumis. “It all comes down to being happy where you live and where you work. A facility like this one is another reason why Roxby is world class and will continue to attract more people,” he concluded. Michael Esposito, Roxby Leisure Operations Manager said the main users who will benefit from the pool include; rehabilitation users, lap swimmers and children (toddlers, babies and infants) who are learning to swim. He said that so many local companies got

behind the constructions because the project will benefit a wide range of the community. Mr Espositio believes the indoor pool is important for the Roxby Downs community for hydrotherapy, ‘Learn to Swim’ programs and also to improve health, fitness and wellbeing. “The benefits individuals and families will gain from the indoor pool include everything from return to work programs to lap swimming in winter,” he said. So far, 160 children have already been enrolled into ‘Learn to Swim’ programs. The Council would like to thank the strong alliance of contractors involved under the leadership of Mr Giakoumis including; York Civil, Heading Contractors, MPS Building and Electrical, Monodelphous, Transpacific, Outback Landscaping, Rema Tip Top and

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Bianco Construction Supplies. Mr Boehm and Darko Filko, York Civil Manager of Operationsl, unveiled a plaque to document the occasion. The indoor pool will remain at 28 degrees all year round but the outdoor will change over the coming months and will open over summer holidays for early morning lap swimming from December 17 until January 29. The 16.7 metre, three lane pool features teaching ledges, designed for assistance to teachers in swim school which will now take place all year round. Eco-friendly features that were incorporated into the pool are chemical free chlorinators and energy efficient heating. The pool is completely enclosed and will also be fitted with an electric disabled hoist which is due to arrive in four weeks time.

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Part way through his trial for causing death by dangerous driving, Benjamin Andrew Brown, 21, has changed his plea. He admitted to killing his father and seriously injuring another man last Wednesday in Supreme Court at Port Augusta. He also pleaded guilty to causing harm by dangerous driving. The court’s jury had visited the crime scene on Tutop Street, Roxby Downs last Tuesday, but as a result of Mr Brown’s plea change, the jury was dismissed. With a blood alcohol reading of 0.08, Brown ran down two pedestrians in Tutop Street at Roxby Downs in outback South Australia in January. He killed his 55-year-old father Andrew and seriously injured another man, 22. Justice Ann Vanstone told the court Brown would remain on home detention bail for now.

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io Tinto Exploration Pty Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rio Tinto Limited, has signed a conditional agreement with Tasman Resources Limited for the funding of an accelerated exploration program on Tasman’s 100 per cent owned Exploration Licence 4322 Project. This contains the Vulcan prospect, located 30 kilometres from BHP Billiton’s Olympic Dam coppergold-uranium mine and will make Australia’s two biggest miners neighbours in SA. The agreement will see an immediate cash injection of A$10 million into Perth-based Tasman for its highly prospective Vulcan iron-oxide copper gold uranium (IOCGU) prospect. Under the terms of the agreement, announced on Monday, Tasman will undertake a A$5 million exploration program across the project over the first 12 months, with the objective of further proving up the potential of the Vulcan prospect, first identified by Tasman in 2009. Rio Tinto Exploration (RTX) has been granted the right (but not the obligation) by Tasman to earn up to an 80 per cent interest in the project through a two stage farm-in arrangement. Should RTX elect to undertake both stages of the farm-in (subject to Tasman’s right to elect to contribute at the end of each stage) and should both stages of the farm-in reach comple-

tion, RTX may, subject to the terms of the agreement, expend up to A$75 million in exploration costs and in addition pay Tasman up to A$17 million (including the initial $10 million payment). The agreement, which is conditional on a number of conditions that Tasman hopes are able to be satisfied over the next six to eight weeks, comes just four weeks after Tasman entered into a Native Title Mining Agreement for Exploration, with native title claimants, for the area which covers most of EL4322 and on which the Vulcan Project is located. “Since first identifying the Vulcan prospect, we have maintained an unshakeable belief about the similarity of this prospect’s mineral styles relative to Olympic Dam and the potential for it to host a deposit of significant value,” Tasman’s Executive Chairman, Mr Greg Solomon, said last week. “Tasman, not surprisingly, received overtures about possible joint ventures or sale options over this project,” Mr Solomon said. “We have resisted these until we could secure an agreement which brings to the table a company with the technological expertise and financial capability to inject sufficiently rapid, high level momentum designed to identify Vulcan’s potential in a manner rewarding to our shareholders,” he said. “Rio Tinto delivers that partnership certainty.”

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What our local MP’s think about the expansion approval . . . .

Desal-plant site gets Breuer’s approval By Vanessa Switala

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ecently the State and Federal Governments approved the world’s largest open-cut mine at Olympic Dam, but with 150 conditions. BHP Billiton must meet environmental and social conditions the governments have set before the $30 billion expansion can proceed. Mining giant, Rio Tinto also announced they will invest millions to explore a deposit 30km from Roxby Downs. In addition, Rex Minerals put $900 million on a mine near Ardrossan where there is a copper deposit. Lyn Breuer, Member for Giles, has long opposed the plans for the desalination plant at Point Lowly Peninsula near Whyalla, as she believes it will ruin the coastline and habitat, in particular the cuttlefish breeding ground. Ms Breuer previously said the only positive outcome is the job opportunities that will be created in the area. However, after the approval from the Federal and State Governments last week, Ms Breuer

said that she is delighted with the news. “The benefits for our part of the state will last for many years. Not just is it about Roxby Downs, but it is a lifeline for Whyalla, Eyre Peninsula, Port Augusta , the Far North and Port Pirie. “There will be jobs for anyone who wants one, there will be spin offs for our local businesses and economies. I find it hard to comprehend the scale and complexity of the project and what will be involved, but I welcome it with open arms,” she said. Ms Breuer is also on the Environment, Resources and Development Committee and said the committee had been told that the location at Point Lowly would be the ‘worst site’ for the desalination plant. Point Lowly, 35km north of Whyalla, has high salinity in the water and is already an industrial area. The waters off Point Lowly are a breeding ground for the unique giant cuttlefish among other marine species. The cuttlefish only live for one to two years and only breed once in their lifetime. They are also extremely sensitive to salinity and would be at risk from saline dis-

charge from the proposed desalination plant. Ms Breuer is still concerned about the location of the desalination plant because of the delicate nature of the ecosystems including the fish stocks and cuttlefish. “However, I have to trust the EIS (Environmental Impact Statement) process and the experts involved, and hope that the doom and gloom about the plant is not warranted, and it will not affect the marine environment,” she said. Ms Breuer stated she has no preference for an alternative location but some people believe the Western Eyre Peninsula is more appropriate. “I would have liked to see the pipeline for the saline solution to be taken further down the peninsula to perhaps south of Arno Bay, but again I will trust the EIS process,” she added. “I will be watching carefully to make sure that all the community infrastructure is provided by the state government to cover the expansion including the education, health and community services needed.” “This will probably be the largest project undertaken in Australia’s history, and I think

we will all benefit from it and look forward to final approval by the Board. It is a wonderful opportunity in our hands,” she added. As the governments announced the approval, Mr Dean Dalla Valle, BHP Billiton Uranium President, noted that it comes with a number of conditions. “We recognise the approval conditions and the requirement to meet all of them across the life of the project including those for the construction and operation of the desalination plant at Point Lowly,” he said. “We will undertake a range of monitoring measures, including real time monitoring of salinity, to ensure we have no adverse impact on the marine environment of Spencer Gulf,” he added. “We will now take these conditions into account and incorporate into our final assessment and recommendation to the Board next year.” Approximately 4,000 submissions were made about the original EIS from residents around Point Lowly regarding the desalination plant’s location during 14 weeks of public comment.

Mixed reaction from Ramsey By Millie Thomas

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ocal Liberal Member for Grey, Rowan Ramsey expressed mixed reactions on the approval of BHP Billiton’s $30 billion Olympic Dam mine expansion. The announcement, made last Monday, October 10, marked the approval by SA, NT and Federal Governments, and was inclusive of over 100 conditions. Mr Ramsey welcomes the approval, but remains sceptical at the Rann Government’s reluctance to release the SARDI (South Australian Research and Development Institute) report and BHP Billiton’s commitment to the desalination plant’s new location at Point Lowly. “I have always been concerned about the sighting of the desalination plant,” said Mr Ramsey. “I have been through the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and the SEIS (Supplementary Environmental Impact Statement) and if everything BHP says is correct, things should be alright.” Concerns about placing the desalination plant at Point Lowly include the extinction of a rare breed of

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cuttlefish in the area. “I guess if there are errors there, then we could well live to regret the fact that we allowed the desal-plant to be sighted where we put it,” said Mr Ramsey. The SARDI report, which should document a thorough investigation into the impact of the desalination plant on Point Lowly, was denied release following Mr Ramsey’s inquiry. “The fact that the state government has not released the full SARDI report is a cause for concern,” he said. “Now, the taxpayers paid for that report. If the report fully endorses BHP’s modelling, then they should be pleased to put it out in public, if it

doesn’t, well then we want to see it.” Mr Ramsey also mentioned the possibility that the announcement was pushed to meet Premier Mike Rann’s retirement timeline, which is marked on October 20. However, over all, Mr Ramsey said he is pleased with the announcement, and said that the economic spins offs

will benefit not only Roxby Downs, but also the copper triangle area. “This is a great announcement; don’t get me wrong I think we’re all looking forward to this incredibly big investment in South Australia and the wealth that it will bring to South Australians for 100 years.”

Mining body says 10/10 a great day for SA! Peak mining body, the South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME) says the environmental approval announced last week for BHP Billiton’s Olympic Dam expansion project is fantastic news and heralds the coming of our State’s long awaited mining boom. The project will bring huge economical benefits to South Australia, regional communities, and the nation as a whole. Jason Kuchel, SACOME Chief Executive said, “In addition to the huge income stream brought to our State and the nation through taxes and royalties once the expansion is operational - together with the creation of thousands of jobs - the indirect benefits created will be phenomenal.” “The indirect economic benefits of the massive project include thousands of jobs in the service sector, expansion of infrastructure and numerous flow-on developments within communities,” he added.

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Cambodia, still reeling from the wrath of the Khmer Rouge war in the 70s and the destruction brought on by Pol Pot, is a country struggling to support its 14.8 million population. Children in their masses are thrust into schools without basic stationary needs or running water and electricity. They are not taught English; a skill vital to any future success out of their village. Paul Dear has worked in Olympic Dam nearing 13 years, and embellishes in travelling to Cambodia each year to teach the children English they will need to bring themselves out of poverty. Mr Dear describes his volunteering at a remote primary school in Cambodian countryside, Krabei Riel, as ‘an amazing, worthwhile and enjoyable experience.’ Teaching children from 10 – 15 years old, often with an English understanding of between two to ten years old, is a broad spectrum to cover, but Mr Dear is happy to do it. “It’s really difficult conditions to work in as it’s so hot (similar to Roxby) but also the humidity can be overwhelming,” he explained. “However, the rewards far out way the discomfort and it is such a satisfying experience, the children are

wonderful and really want to learn. “For the first few days it was quite daunting because there are all these kids looking at you for inspiration. I soon adapted and from there I was taken, smitten with the whole thing.” He stressed it is hugely beneficial for the students to learn English, as it broadens their work opportunities ten fold. Siem Reap, a nearby tourist attraction, offers jobs working in hotels, as tour guides or even in the police force, but this is conditional on good English skills. Mr Dear travels to Cambodia as often as he can, but fears it is not enough to keep the students interested and active in learning English. “The more volunteers they can get to help them continue with that approach, they will build a lot more,” he said. “They all aspire to be doctors and lawyers and all that but the reality is that most of them won’t get to that level.” Mr Dear has worked vigorously trying to establish essential utilities in the school over the years, such as a working classroom kitchen, vegetable garden and stocking the cupboards with butcher paper and stationery, so the children are not left twiddling their thumbs day in, day out. This time round, Mr Dear will visit the school

in mid December, implementing a plan of a whole different scale. His aim is to connect the school with electricity and start teaching the children how to use computers, which he also hopes to provide. Mr Dear will be holding a fundraising night on the 21st of October from 6pm at the Olympic Dam Village for both OD and Roxby Village residents. He hopes to raise enough money to fulfil his wishes of connecting the school to the electricity grid and provide the students with new or used laptops, and encourage others to donate their time to the cause. “I’d like to encourage others to take on a similar idea,” he said. “It’s one of the best things you can do, go and help someone who’s less fortunate and you realise how much better we’ve got it here. “It’s the opportunity of helping others, the fulfilment in that is unbelievable, and it’s the best thing I’ve ever done in my life to help these children. That’s why I became passionate about it, it drags you in and you just want to keep doing more.” If you would like further information on volunteering in Cambodia or have an old lap top computer to donate please contact Paul on 0404 242 874.

Roxby Downs Scout Group By Vanessa Switala

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s usual the Roxby Downs Scout Group has been busy running several camps, providing interesting weekly activities and recently helping out cooking the barbeque at the BHP Billiton and the Roxby Council grand opening of the new oval lights. Chairperson of the Roxby Downs Scout Group, Tracey Michels said, “Roxby Scouts are very active within the community and enjoy opportunities to share what we have been up to,”

she said. The next event will be the Scout Bottle Drive on Saturday, October 29 where the Scouts will meet at The Lions Park and collect any bottles the community donates. All the money raised will go towards equipment and camps for the Scouts. The ‘Cuboree’ is also coming up from November 18-20, which is a large camp in Adelaide for the Cubs. Approximately 4,000 children will be attending and taking part in fun and exciting activities. The Roxby Downs Scout Group is made up of three groups; the Joeys from ages six to eight years, the Cubs from seven and a half

to eleven years and the Scouts from ages ten and a half to 15 years old. Alison Speirs, Roxby Downs Scout Group Media Liaison said that the Scouts are always looking for volunteers and leaders to help on camps and with activities. If you are interested in joining the Scouts go to http://www. sa.scouts.com.au/joinscouts to register. If you would like to become a volunteer or leader, please contact Tracey Michels for more details on 0438 711 727. Remember to leave any unwanted bottles out Saturday, October 29 to help the Scouts raise funds for their camps and activities!

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LGA visits Roxby Downs By Millie Thomas

The Local Government Association met with Town Administrator Bill Boehm last week to discuss the Olympic Dam mine expansion LGA act as a body representing councils across the State. They also develop policies and lobby for them in higher government. LGA President, Kym McHugh, is making a concerted effort to visit all councils in South Australia during his term. During his visit to Roxby Downs last week, he and LGA CEO Wendy Campana toured the BHP Billiton mine site and local facilities around town. However, their main reason for visiting was to discuss possible infrastructural pressures brought on by the looming expansion. “He’s (Bill Boehm) been showing us how the different sports and recreation facilities work and the fairly strong community committee that works with the Council,” said Mr McHugh. He said that the town’s municipality was an ‘interesting structure’. “But, Roxby is a unique model in South Australia and from what I see it works really well for Roxby.” Mr McHugh and Mr Boehm discussed BHP Billiton’s role in the township, and possible infrastructural changes. “It’s been really, really interesting and it’s about us listening and if there’s some issues we can help with, we’re really happy to do that,” said Mr McHugh. He also said that they spoke about the town possibly doubling when the expansion officially commences, and consequential growth issues for services such as health, education and recreation. “I guess there are other issues too of attracting business to the town that will help support community, like retail etc.,” he said. “It’s lovely coming up here,” added Mr McHugh. “It’s really nice to see a town that’s got a good feel about it and it’s just really nice to see a town that’s full of youth, lots of young people. It’s all pretty Kym McHugh and Wendy Campana with Bill Boehm during their visit to Roxby. positive I’d say!”

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Andamooka local ladies bare all By Vanessa Switala

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ocal Andamooka ladies have stripped down to create a fundraising calendar for Andamooka services. The 13 month 2012 calendar can be purchased for the small fee of $25 and is proudly supporting the Andamooka Youth Group, Andamooka Girl Guides and Andamooka Frontier Services. The calendar was organised by Kayleen Grea-

gen (to be Castle on Saturday, 22 October) through her local business ‘Life Through A Lens Photography’ which she operates from Andamooka. Local businesses will stock the calendar including BP, The Roxby Club, The Roxby Tavern, The Roxby Bottleshop, Spuds Roadhouse, The Andamooka Bottle Shop, IGA, Andamooka Tuckerbox, Andamooka Post Office and Andamooka Opal Hotel. Kayleen has lived in Andamooka most of her life and said she has witnessed the time, effort, enthusiasm and support local people have put toward these organisations around the community. “There was not a lot of options around when I

was growing up in Andamooka and I am all for helping the children of the community these days have better opportunities than we did,” she said. “While this idea has been done before I have recreated it with my own style. I wanted to be able to contribute to what they are trying to achieve. For example, Greg Franklin has been a huge part of our community in whole, but he is in charge of the Youth Group and currently trying to finalise the skate park for the local kids to give them something to do. I wanted to be able to give a hand towards that to help make it possible.” Kayleen said, “The Girl Guides, run by Kristi Jackson helps the younger girls around town with leadership skills, confidence and self esteem and my daughter is part

of this great organisation. Proceeds will be going towards equipment for the Girl Guides for their excursions and camps, where they have campfires, story telling plus many more activities. “The Frontier Services which includes many volunteers provides a health care service to the locals of Andamooka and I have admired and appreciated their service and support for many years. It is a free service and is a major contribution to our community, without which who knows how hard it would be for some of us, especially the elderly. I’m not sure exactly what the proceeds will contribute to, but I’m sure it will be very helpful,” she added. Kayleen specialises in newborn fine art portraiture, children, families and maternity photography.

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It never ceases to amaze – the generosity of the people of Roxby Downs is incredible and on a per capita basis would have to equal the most benevolent in the world. Even in the last couple of weeks, amounts of $100,000 and $70,000 respectively have gone to the Royal Flying Doctors Service and the Cancer Council, just from this immediate area. Over the years, this remote district has raised millions and millions of dollars for charities and for local facilities and it continues year in year out. Often with the dollar for dollar corporate support from BHP Billiton, a fact not known wide enough out of this town. This community supports people to build on their strengths and lead happy and fulfilling lives and that could mean assisting a local family who has a child or children in need, helping people who are going through cancer treatments, assisting the Cancer Council with its important fundraising to find a cure and probably the most essential of all for anyone in the remote areas, the support of the Flying Doc. Only last week there were two emergency flights to Roxby Downs on the one night, demonstrating the need to maintain this support. Roxby has a deeply embedded culture of charitable giving. Without it, people tend to give reactively instead of proactively. Thankfully people here a very proactive.

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magine this. You’re worried about your seven year old daughter. She suffers from a speech impediment and so in desperation you turn to someone you hope you can trust. They should have the answers shouldn’t they? To your horror, this “professional” strongly advises that you place your daughter on strong psychotropic medication. Upon your vehement opposition to this citing numerous suicides of children under ten taking this medication, it is strongly recommended that you pay for numerous sessions of hypnotism instead. Or maybe you identify with Felicity. Felicity’s son, she is told by teachers, suffers from “anxiety.” Upon taking him to a psychologist he is diagnosed with an “anxiety disorder.” Refusing to medicate her son Felicity

They recognise the need to create a strong sense of ‘we live here together’ to attract and hold people in a place where temperatures can melt the generosity of most. Others may dismiss this generosity saying that people here are highly paid but what they forget is the cost of living is also very high and everything is relative to other places. It’s certainly not the wages, it’s not the opportunities, it is people here who have a genuine compassion for others. While Roxby people have been generous to a fault this year, they may be called upon to assist one of its own in the near future. A young man, a long time local doing it tough and his friends are rallying to help. Roxby will again come to the fore if called upon. There are many fine quotes that describe generosity displayed in this great place. “Real generosity is doing something n i c e f o r s o m e o n e w h o w i l l n e v e r f i n d o u t .” Frank Howard Clark “Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege.” John D. Rockefeller Jr. “Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness.” Ray Lyman Wilbur Generous Roxby Downs people tick all the boxes.

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is subjected to further pressure by the school to medicate her child. What she doesn’t know is that in Australia, a label or diagnosis followed by medication means additional funding for the school. Upset and feeling very alone, Felicity uses this as a catalyst to study natural medicine, which she uses to successfully treat her son. Or perhaps your son goes to a well to do private school in rural Victoria. Teachers and the school board pressure both you and your husband into visiting a psychiatrist who promptly provides an ADHD diagnosis and a prescription. Refusing to medicate and searching instead for alternatives, you and your husband are hauled before the school board (including the psychiatrist) and are informed that your son’s place within the school may not be available if he does not take the recommended course of action. You leave feeling trapped, tearful and outraged and

determined to remove your son from such an environment. Despite feeling alone, none of these cases are isolated. In response to her own experiences, Andrea Brown formed a parents group the Children’s Outpost to give previously state removed options back to parents with a view to changing legislation. This legislation must prevent coercion of parents to drug their children with mind altering psychotropic drugs as a prerequisite to schooling. Equally concerned and joining forces with this powerful parents group is Dr. Bob Jacobs, Clinical Psychologist Queensland, who states, “Our society has ‘gone crazy’ in labelling normal children as having a ‘mental disorder’ simply because they don’t ‘fit in’ and they aren’t ‘obedient’.” You can contact Andrea at info@childrensoutpost.org or read her blog at www. childrensoutpost.org.

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LAST WEEK’S HOT TOPIC: Do you think the proposed self contained Hiltaba camp will stop retail development in Roxby Downs and Andamooka?

I don’t think it will effect the town. Look at the housing situation already! Roxby is going to have its hands full as it is, I think it’s a great idea to keep the “outsiders” outside! B If BHP is serious about expanding Roxby and attracting people to the town to work for them in the years to come they should support the local retail sector and they should be encouraging its workers to visit the town or better still bring the camp closer. It’s not too late to integrate the camp and the community is it? JR Do we want so many FIFO people hanging around the town? It could be more trouble than it’s worth. They don’t spend their money here now. SS When are people here going to understand Bali is not the utopia for holidays? The Indonesian laws are not like ours, corruption is rife and people like this 14 year old kid are being set-up. When we have so much to see and do in Australia – why risk a Bali holiday just for a cheap massage or one of those stupid beaded hairstyles? Wendy I agree with last week’s editorial there is too much swearing in public. People who swear that much show their ignorance for others and lack the vocabulary to use other words instead. Mum of Impressionable Kids. I’ve been to Bali too! Wouldn’t want to again and especially now after all the recent trouble for Aussie tourists. Our Government should be issuing a travel warning on this place. It isn’t safe anymore. Bob and the Boys We need to have a mining super profits tax to slow the mining boom and raise money to subsidise manufacturing in this country. I think the government should be seriously looking at ending free trade and introducing import taxes, how much longer can we afford to shift our jobs overseas? Anonymous RD Not so funny all these stories about Bali holidays are making the news now. When corruption is rife tourists aren’t safe whether that is in Indonesia or Mexico. Bali is off the holiday list for my family – I wouldn’t want to put them at any risk for the sake of a few days on a beach that you can enjoy anywhere in our own country in relative safety. Happy Holidays Where are the police – all the hoon driving that happens here? It’s pretty clear where they do their burnouts - why aren’t police camped there to catch these people in the act? A few crushed cars from Roxby drivers might make them rethink. Dave Interesting that the new oval lights were still on at midnight on Saturday night, with no-one at the oval. Glad my council fees are not paying the the power bill, or are they? “Not Happy”

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Specialist video conferencing service coming to Roxby By Millie Thomas

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service offering specialist relief for rural and remote patients has been installed in local private surgery, Roxby Downs Family Practice, it was revealed last week.. Gary Holzer, Business Development Manager at SA based business Health Bank and local GP Dr Simon Lockwood have installed technology that will allow remote patients to converse with metropolitan based medical specialists from the convenience of their local surgery. The brand new technology, called Healthbank Consult, was rolled out only a number of weeks ago, with Roxby Downs Family Practice being its third recipient, following the Waikerie and Coorong Medical Centres. Previous Medicare restrictions meant patients and doctors alike would only be rebated for ‘face-to-face’ appointments, but a change on July 1 this year paved a path for telehealth. In the Minister for Health and Ageing, Ms Nicola Roxon’s discussion paper on the topic, she pointed out the convenience of this system. “The Government recognises that while consultations at a distance will not always be an adequate substitute, online technology means consultations largely involving the exchange of information (as opposed to a physical examination) can be satisfactorily carried out over the internet,” she said. Healthbank Consult will enable a simultaneous GP, specialist and patient consults eradicating wasted time waiting for results, referral letters and the like. It will also allow doctors to share

and view all medical documents at the same time, essentially creating a secure database of patient information. “It’s a benefit that I’ll actually be able to speak with the specialist at the consult and there may be things on the referral letter that he or she wants expanded on,” said Dr Lockwood. “I think it’ll be great.” “This is the brave new world of medicine, but it will never replace face to face, doctors will still be needed,” added Mr Holzer. Because the technology is so new, the only current hurdles are in ensuring that all doctors have adequate software to support the technology, and in creating a plethora of specialists to jump on board. “We’ll be giving him (Gary) a list of specialists that we generally tend to use and he’ll approach them and see if we can get them on board,” explained Dr Lockwood. “The other thing I think about this, it is all secure,” assured Dr Lockwood. “So if we were just to use say Skype, it’s not a secure transmission, so from the point of view of patient confidentiality, we really need something like this to be completely secure.” According to Mr Holzer, Healthbank Consult has adopted National Privacy Principles and the Government has developed security standards for patient records, which have been applied to the system. “I think there will be lots of patients (in the Roxby Downs Area) that will benefit from it,” said Dr Lockwood. “As you know, a lot of people are time poor here, and this would be ideal rather than having to run all the way down to Adelaide just to talk to someone for

fifteen minutes.” Dr Lockwood also pointed out that it would be easier for patients to keep their specialist appointments, which can often be deemed ‘too hard’ to make. “Once we get a lot of specialists on board, I think it will make a massive difference,” he said. ABOVE: Dr Simon Lockwood and Gary Holzer from Health Bank. RIGHT: A view of the screen that will allow doctors to converse and view documents simultaneously.

A new seed growing at local credit union While Family Trees have been popping up in advertising lately, it’s the new branch manager who is now grabbing the headlines, and she is all about growth. Alliance One Credit Union recently announced Lisa Polujnikoff as their new Branch Manager, joining an existing team of experienced and helpful staff at Richardson Place. Lisa comes to the Credit Union after living and working in Roxby Downs for just over two years. “I’m so pleased to be a part of Alliance One Credit Union because it is such a unique and important business for Roxby Downs,” Lisa said. “We are owned by our members, we have a regional head office, our community banking focus is real and we are committed to personal service for the whole community.”

Lisa explained how this benefits members in Roxby Downs. “Financial dealings with staff are all done at a regional level, with real people who understand the Roxby Downs community.” “We are local to the region and have a 12 year history in Roxby Downs.” Alliance One Credit Union has been offering a strong, safe and secure banking service for over 40 years in regional SA. Chief Executive of Alliance One Credit Union, Mr Phil Lynch added, “having a dynamic individual with knowledge about business and an enthusiasm to provide personal service to clients is a real boost to our team and the way financial services are offered to the Roxby Downs community.” “Lisa is committed to ensuring that local residents and our community grow.” Lisa has already been vital in setting up

community connections with the Roxby Downs Cricket Association plus establishing fortnightly visitations to Andamooka. “I want people to get the most out of an existing or new relationship with Alliance One Credit Union,” said Lisa. “Come in and see how we can improve your financial and banking arrangements.” Alliance One Credit Union offers a full range of banking products and anyone in and around Roxby Downs can take advantage of these services. Whether it be home loans, car loans, personal loans, savings accounts, investments, credit and debit cards, foreign currency, or financial planning, Alliance One Credit Union offer a competitive alternative. Lisa invites you to make an enquiry by visiting the local branch at 26 Richardson Place or calling 1300 344 481.

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Sue and Kirby from Cowell Electric with their adoption certificate

Adopt a Bilby! By Millie Thomas

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fter supplying service to Arid Recovery, Cowell Electric was granted the adoption of a local bilby. Arid Recovery covered the cost of the adoption for the first twelve months, and Cowell Electric has vowed to support the bilby going forward. It is donations such as Cowell Electric’s that help sustain Arid Recovery’s progress. “Assistance in the form of donations, in kind services and volunteering from people and businesses in Roxby are what help keep Arid Recovery going,” stated Arid Recovery Manager, Kylie Piper. “The research and conservation work we do out at the reserve is important and just as important is getting the Roxby community involved and teaching them about the arid environment. “Without the support of organisations like Cowell Electric we wouldn’t be able to hold events, like our Open Day,” she said. Arid Recovery’s adoption program, which includes the Burrowing Bettong, Greater Stick- Nest Rat, Greater Bilby or Western Barred Bandicoot species is open to everyone. “When we catch one of our ani-

mals through our regular trapping events we give them either an ear tag or a microchip which have numbers that allow us to identify individuals if they are recaptured,” explained Ms Piper. Animal adoption ‘Parents’ receive a certificate and corresponding ear tag or microchip number and will be notified of their animal’s progress following annual trapping days. The Cowell Electric adopted bilby ‘Brenda’ was a welcome notice of recognition of Cowell Electric’s assistance to Arid Recovery. “Once we have a bilby I suppose we can’t let it go!” said Regional Manager, Ray Winter. “We are part of the community and we’d like to see the community flourish and we have the facilities to help people out, so we do! “We’d just like to thank Arid Recovery for the certificate and we are really appreciative.” Adoptions are valid for 12 months, with prices ranging from $25 to $60 and can be bought through the Arid Recovery website at www.aridrecovery.org.au. Arid Recovery will also be running an ‘Adopt a Bilby for Christmas’ program during November and December. “They make a fantastic gift for small children and adults alike,” concluded Ms Piper.

I pink I can, I pink I can… By Millie Thomas

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ink Week, organis e d by Rox by Leisure and Roxby Health Service will aim at heightening awareness and raising money for breast cancer research. It will also look to teach women how to find changes in their breasts, what to look out for and what to do should they find an abnormality. Community Nurse, Jazzy Grenville will be attending a ‘Pink Coffee Morning’ at the Dunes Café on Thursday, October 27, giving women an opportunity to speak in a relaxed atmosphere about their experiences or concerns surrounding breast cancer. On the same day at Toddler Story Time in the Library, Karen Russel (Allied Health Assistant) and Jazzy will read to the children

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a pink themed story and help them create some pink crafts. “Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Australian women and learning these tips could save the life of you, your mother, wife, daughter or friend,” said Ms Grenville. “So I encourage everyone to attend,” she added. Canteen’s National Bandanna Day is also happening on Friday, October 28. “National Bandanna Day is a fundraiser to support the services Canteen provides to 12-24 years olds living with cancer,” explained Ms Grenville. Canteen provides counselling services, resources and research to better understand the needs of young people living with cancer. Bandanas, pins and pens are available for purchase at the Roxby Downs Health Service reception to support the cause.

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Saturday, October 29 promises to be a great day for car enthusiasts with the AutoPro Show ‘n’ Shine event from 9am until 1pm. Jess Dow and Jack McGuire have organised the event to be held in the Roxby Central rear car park, adjacent to AutoPro. The day will include live music, a sausage sizzle, trophies and awards given for the best modern car, the RFDS people’s choice award, best classic car, motor bike, four wheel drive, Ford, Holden and Ute. Jess said, “It should be a great day. I can’t wait.” Show ‘n’ Shine has been proudly sponsored by Roxby Central, The Monitor, RFDS and AutoPro. For more information on the Show ‘n’ Shine event and great products, head into AutoPro in Roxby Downs shopping mall. Jess can be contacted on (08) 8671 2200 for more information.

Mr and Mrs Ben & Caroline Bell were married at The Uniting Church in Roxby Downs on the 3rd of September 2011. Ben was attended by Aaron Laister and Alexander Landsman while Caroline’s attendants were Lou Morris, Lydia Withers, Jennah and Sanya Laister. Photograph courtesy of Clive Palmer Photography.

SA ‘poster child’ of nation’s mining Mining executives have branded South Australia as the nation’s ‘poster child’ for future mining exploration. While addressing Victoria’s Parliament’s Economic Development and Infrastructure Committee in a public hearing on August 22, MinEx Consulting Managing Director, Richard Schodde said that South Australia has gone from having four mining operations to probably having a dozen in the next year. “It has been a successful story for them (South Australia) and they are viewed as the poster child in Australia in terms of good practice when it comes to government involvement and support,” he said. “South Australia… has consistently been the best performer of all the states here in Australia,” he added. Mr Schodde believes Victoria should follow South Australia to develop a strong mining industry. “South Australia was the one that took the lead on that. Queensland and Western Australia have taken similar measures,” he stated. Mr Schodde previously worked for BHP Billiton and prior to that WMC Resources. He has been in the resources and mining industry for 30 years and has been running his own consulting business and practice for the last three or four years. Mr Schodde believes Victoria should emulate what South Australia is doing in the mining industry. “Which is to support that grassroots greenfields drilling program to test new ideas,” he said. Mineral Resources Development Minister, Tom Koutsantonis told AdelaideNow that South Australia was ten years ahead of Victoria when it came to mining regulation and assistance. “Governments have to set the right regulatory framework and we have the best regulatory regime for mining in the world,” he said.

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Consults at 97 Pioneer Drive, Roxby Downs Tuesday 25th October PM and Wednesday 26th October AM Tuesday 8th November PM and Wednesday 9th November AM

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NEWS IN BRIEF

ROXBY COUNCIL WEEKLY INFORMATION UPDATE

CATS Being a cat in Roxby Downs is a unique experience. In order to live safely in an arid landscape where feral animals regularly threaten native fauna, your owners must register, desex microchip and confine you. This way you can be returned to your family as soon as possible, should you wander off. If a cat is found wandering at large, and is unidentified, Council may dispose of it at their discretion. Please remember your responsibility as a cat owner and how important it is to register your feline friend to ensure its safe return to you as soon as possible.

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Administration Officer Community Projects, Kath Messner, reading up on fire safety.

he past year has seen good rainfall and this has in turn brought about good vegetation growing conditions in and around our region.

Significant and widespread fuel loads, including grasses, has seen a change in the official start of the ‘fire season’.

ACCOUNTS – RATES & POWER Residents should have received their first quarter rates notices by now and we would like to remind you that last day for payment is TOMORROW, 20th October 2011. Please ensure payment is made by this date to avoid fines and interest. We also wish to remind residents that electricity accounts for the September quarter have also been posted and should have been received by now. This account is due for payment 7th October 2011. If you are experiencing financial hardship and are finding it difficult to pay your accounts on time, please telephone our friendly customer service staff on 8671 0010 who will be able to assist you. All enquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence

The Outback Bushfire Management Committee has brought the north-west and north-east pastoral districts bushfire danger season forward 2 weeks (commenced on October 15 2011), instead of November 1, as it had been in previous years. YOUR KEYS TO SURVIVING THIS Bushfire Prevention Officer, Trevor Kroemer SUMMER reports that now is the time to prepare and practice your bushfire safety plans to ensure the safety of your family and homes. “The more you prepare your home, the better the chances it will survive a bushfire. “But being prepared is not just about property and plans, it is also about considering your physical, mental and emotional preparedness”, he said. Residents need to know the ‘fire danger ratings and local conditions and what it means in such a frightening situation is really imand what they should do and when. The CFS portant,“ said Kath Messner, Roxby Council have released a booklet that contains almost everything you need to consider in the lead up to fire danger season, including a ‘bushfire Administration Officer, Community Projects. Mr Kroemer urges all residents to make a point of collecting this survival plan & checklist, fire regulations explained – a section that answers the questions you need to know about bonfires, the free booklet from the Council office, Visitor Information Centre or use of slashers, chainsaws and grinders during fire danger season, community library as soon as possible and read it with your family so that you can ‘prepare, act and survive’ this bushfire season and the ‘fire danger ratings’ are also explained. “ Coming from an area with completely different vegetation, I was safely etc. Contact the bushfire information hotline on 1300 362 361 (TTY surprised to learn that in arid areas, and particularly in grasslands, fires can burn very fast , so being prepared and knowing what to do 33677) or visit www.cfs.sa.gov.au. To Report a fire call 000. Recognising fire danger days

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ROAD CLOSURE – ADVANCE NOTICE Richardson Place will be closed for the BHP Billiton Olympic Dam Family Day on 5 November 2011 from 6.00am to 3.00pm. Other roads effected are Norman Place, Service Road (adjacent the Roxby Downs Motor Inn) and Roxby Carpark Club entrance.

BUSY PEOPLE, BUSY LIVES... You don’t need to visit our office to pay an account! Council rates, pet registrations, power and water accounts can all be paid; •Via the internet (EFT transfer) •Over the phone by credit card or; •By mail For more information, check the back of your account slip, or call us on 8671 0010. COUNCIL OFFICE Opening hours 9 am to 5 pm weekdays Telephone 8671 0010 • Fax 8671 0452 Email: roxby@roxbycouncil.com.au

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Walkway upgrade The area between Pioneer Drive and Kennebery Crescent received a facelift recently.

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By Millie Thomas

he Roxby Council has been busy over the last few weeks.

The Municipal Works and Electrical departments joined together recently to both beautify and improve the pedestrian walkway between Stuart Road and Kennebery Crescent. Rob Hutchinson, Roxby Power Electrical Services Officer, said the main reason for the improvements was to help the area comply with Occupational Health and Safety standards. He said that the fencing surrounding the

‘electrical transformer’ didn’t give the appropriate clearance away from the object for anyone working on it. He also said that it was from there that they contacted the Municipal Works department. “Once we started it and looked at it, we consulted with Peter Keller and decided we could do a joint venture with the electrical department and works to lay the paving and use our plastic posts. So it’s turned it into a really good looking spot!” said Mr Hutchinson. “From what it was to what it is now, is just amazing,” he added. “Steven’s Resources did all the fencing and

all the clearing for us, and they did an excellent job, I was pleased with what they did, and the paving looks great,” he said. Mr Hutchinson pointed out that the walkway is now a lot cleaner, and has reduced the hazard of ‘slips, trips and falls’. The zigzagged entrance and exit will serve to slow foot and bicycle traffic before reaching the road, and reflective strips will highlight at night-time. In future months, the Electrical Department will be assessing other ‘electrical transformers’ as well as high voltage switches around town.

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

Library membership is FREE wide range of resources are available including books, DVDs, magazines and internet facilities

Recycling can be taken either to the Opal Landfill or BSH Waste Solutions on Gosse Street All enquiries: 8671 1154

Opening hours Wednesdays and Thursdays only 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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Andrew awarded community person for September

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ndrew O’Donnell was awarded Community Person of the Month for September due to his tireless community involvement. Mr O’Donnell works as a Refinery Reliability Engineer for BHP Billiton but still finds time to volunteer as the treasurer of the Roxby Districts Sports Club and has done for the past two years. This includes all financial matters for the Miners football, netball and boxing divisions of the club. He also volunteers at the canteen which is a major fundraiser for the Miners and volunteers his time to deliver The Monitor to the community in Roxby Downs. Not only does Mr O’Donnell count and prepare the float for the football canteen each week he also finds time to count profits and bank them, be a Desert Dash committee member, be a Relay for Life volunteer, is on the Roxby Downs Triathlon organising committee and also is a BHP Billiton Family Day volunteer. Mr O’Donnell has chosen to donate the $100 reward to the Cancer Council. “There’s some great people and families in this town who have be affected by cancer. I also wasn’t able to attend the great shave last weekend, and a good mate of mine went under the razor so I thought I should do something to support him,” he said. “You’d be hard pressed to find someone who didn’t know a friend or family member that has been affected by cancer, and knowing only one makes you part of a pretty exclusive club,” he added. Mr O’Donnell said he was very surprised when he came to Roxby Downs about how quickly he became a part of different teams and clubs, and how busy he became outside of work. “I use to live in Sydney but it seems as though Roxby has even more hobbies to offer and much easier to be apart of. It makes for a very social and fun town and without people putting up their hands and not only starting these things, but keeping them going and making them bigger and better, I doubt I would have been here this long,” he said. “There are often a small few who offer this community a lot and they know who they are. Usually they end up taking more on than they signed up for and stop enjoying it or even start resenting it. They are the ones that need to be recognised, and could use a hand,” he added. Mr O’Donnell said he enjoys helping the Roxby Downs community because all events and committees are very social. “No one wants to come home to more work so everyone tries to keep volunteering light hearted

JOINING FORUMS

COMMUNITY BOARD 7.30PM ON October 31 EDUCATION and WORKPLACE TRAINING

Michelle Hales 0418 833 818 SPORTS and RECREATION FORUM Michael Esposito 0448 882 186 COMMUNITY GARDEN Patrik Ibele 8671 0168 HEALTH FORUM Karen Russell 8671 9020 ROXBY ROADSAFE MEETING 5.30PM ON November 10

Andrew O'Donnell, who was awarded Community Person of the Month.

Green tip Water wisely.

and positive,” he stated. “Occasionally you hear of criticism about an event or season and there’s no place for it. As far as I know all the sports and clubs in this town are driven solely by volunteers be it footy, cricket, netball, the three or four racing formats, the four or five indoor sports, and the list goes on. Nothing is going to be perfect, and there are always going to be opportunities to improve things, but at the end of the day many hands make light work, and the best way to make a change is by sticking up your hand and doing it yourself. You’ll

probably really enjoy yourself doing it to,” he said. The Community Person of the Month Award recognises people who have made a significant contribution to the Roxby Downs community. Nomination forms are available from the Roxby Downs Council. For more information or nomination forms contact Michelle Hales or Kath Messner on (08) 8671 0010 alternatively please email halesm@roxbycouncil.com.au or messnerk@roxbycouncil. com.au.

Don’t water on a timer. Some grasses need more water than others, so figure out what kind of grass you have before you decide to water it frequently. When you do water, soak the grass through to the roots, not just the top of the blades.

An initiative of the Environment Forum

BOARD MEETINGS

WHO’S ON THE BOARD

CONTACTING THE BOARD

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

Teresa Baddeley • Darren Smith

For further information, advice or general questions please contact:

Members of the public are welcome to attend and observe.

Michelle Davis • George Giakoumis

Michelle Hales, Executive Officer Roxby Downs Community Board Inc. PO Box 85 Roxby Downs SA 5725 Mobile: 0418 833 818

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.

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POSITIONS VACANT

PUBLIC NOTICE DUBLIN Gerry’s Meat Store. Top quality, grain fed meat at affordable prices. New $230 Freezer pack (mix and match) 2kg Lamb Roast, 1kg Beef Schnitzel, 2kg Pork Roast, 1kg Chicken Schnitzel, 2kg Beef Roast, 1kg Budget Bacon, 2kg Roast Chicken, 2kg Marinated Wings, 1kg BBQ steak, 2kg Beef Sausages, 1kg Beef Mince, 20 Gourmet Patties, 1kg BBQ Lamb Chops, 1 Large Mettwurst, 1kg Pork Leg Chops, 1 Bottle Marinade, 1kg Diced Steak. Phone: 8529 2229 100% ADULT Happiness 1902 224 955 $2.95pm mobex R18+ Explicit (02) 9884 1284.

ANDAMOOKA MASSAGE THERAPIST (Mobile facilities for Roxby Downs) DEEP TISSUE / THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE Appointments 0427334883

PUBLIC NOTICES

POSITIONS VACANT

COACH WANTED The Andamooka Football Club is seeking expressions of interest for the Coaches position for the 2012 season. Interested applicants forward relevant details to AFC PO BOX 65 Roxby Downs 5725. For further information contact President Ian Tuohy on 0408 925 854. Applications close 16th November 2011.

Leisure Service Officer – Multiskilled Full Time Do you like a variety in your work? Are you looking for a new challenge?

Notice of AGM Please come & support the Auskick and Junior Footy!

Roxby Leisure is a Business Unit of Roxby Downs Council which provides leisure, recreation and cultural support and services to the Roxby Downs Community.

Dunes Cafe at 2pm Sunday, October 30, 2011

This position is based on a 38 hour week. The successful applicant will be required to work on occasion outside business hours. The Leisure Service Officer – Multiskilled position works across numerous areas of the business, areas such as: Cafe, Kiosk, Gym, Pool, Duty Management and Cinema.

New committee members needed!

Essential: · Certificate III in Fitness or Lifeguard certificate; · Senior First Aid certificate; · Flexible working times;

Position Available Football Coach for 2012 Season

Please send a copy of your cover letter and resume to: Dani Furbow – Human Resources Officer Roxby Leisure PO Box 300, Roxby Downs SA 5725 Phone: 08 8671 0500 or 0447 888 337 Email: danielle@roxbyleisure.com

Please send your applications to Club President Mick Hoffmann PO Box 110 Olympic Dam SA 5725 or call 0408 827 296 to discuss Applications close 5pm, Thursday 27th October.

POSITIONS VACANT

12:30pm Held at the OD Football Club Rooms

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“Miners”

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Restaurant and bar posiƟons available for immediate start • Working over a 7 day roster • Casual rates of pay

COACH WANTED

ALL WELCOME

PUBLIC NOTICES

All welcome to attend Queries to be directed to Club President Mick Hoffmann on 0408 827 296

RDSC Are seeking expressions of interest for the 2011 football coach position and Netball coaching postions.

Interested applicants should phone: Jim 0428867102/ 8671 0240 Or email Pip pip.moorehead@gmail.com ALL SUPPORTERS, NETBALLERS, FOOTY PLAYERS, SOFTBALLERS, CRICKETERS, BOXERS AND BASKETBALLERS ARE WELCOME TO THE RDSC “MINERS” AGM TO BE HELD SUNDAY OCT 31ST AT THE GOLF CLUB. 12NOON FOR BBQ LUNCH AND MEETING

PROPERTY UPGRADE IN COOBER PEDY Tender No: 9421120003 A suitably qualified and experienced contractor is required for the upgrading of a vacant property in Coober Pedy. Documentation download from www.tenders.sa.gov.au Tender closing: 3pm Adelaide time, 22nd November 2011. Enquiries to: Derek Butler, (08) 8124 4096. www.dfc.sa.gov.au

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OUTBACK TRACKS with JT & Kez GLOBAL LOUNGE with Tracey

MONDAYS New Breakfast Program Coming Soon 9am JOB BOARD 10.30 - 12pm BOUNCE with Nicki 1:30-3pm RDAS STUDENTS SHOW 4-5.30pm K.M.A. with Kate 5pm JOB BOARD

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TUESDAYS 9am 5pm 6-7pm 8-9pm

JOB BOARD JOB BOARD IN THE MIX with Teya & Jo PROGRESSIVE SOUNDS OF ROCK with Jaime

WEDNESDAYS 9am JOB BOARD 10.30-12pm BOUNCE with Nicki 3-4pm TUNES IN THE DUNES with Leroy 5pm JOB BOARD 6-7pm THE DULCET TONES OF STEWART JONES with Stew

THURSDAYS 9am 11-12:30pm 2:30-3pm 4-5pm 5pm 6-7.30pm

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

FRIDAYS 9am 2-2.30pm 4-5pm 5pm 7-8:30pm 9-10pm

JOB BOARD COUNCIL SHOW TUNES IN THE DUNES with Leroy JOB BOARD THE LOWE-DOWNE with J-Lowe DOWNWARD SPIRAL with Noo & Zak

SATURDAYS 7-8am THE ROCK (Market days) with Andamooka/Roxby Bible Church 8-9am THE ROCK with Andamooka/Roxby Bible Church 12-1pm MAD COW with Schultzy 8.30-10.30pm SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE with Annette

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OLYMPIC DAM EXPANSION ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT RELEASE OF THE ASSESSMENT REPORT The Minister for Mineral Resources Development, acting in his capacity as the Minister responsible for the Roxby Downs (Indenture Ratification) Act 1982 advises that he has prepared an Assessment Report under section 46 of the Development Act 1993 for the proposed Olympic Dam expansion. The Report assesses the environmental, social and economic impacts of the development of a multi-component project including an open-cut mine, expanded processing facilities and associated infrastructure. Public Viewing and Purchase The Assessment Report can be viewed online or downloaded for free at the Department of Planning and Local Government website: www.sa.gov.au/planning/olympicdamexpansion The Assessment Report will also be available for inspection at the following locations: Department of Planning and Local Government (DPLG)* Public Counter, Level 5, 136 North Terrace, Adelaide Ph: 8303 0724 Open 8.30am – 5.00pm, weekdays. Department of Primary Industries and Resources of South Australia (PIRSA)* Customer Services, Level 7, 101 Grenfell Street, Adelaide Ph: 8463 3000 Open 8.45am – 5.00pm, weekdays. Roxby Downs Council Richardson Place, Roxby Downs Port Augusta Council 4 Mackay Street, Port Augusta Whyalla City Council Darling Terrace, Whyalla Copies of the Assessment Report at a cost of $20.00 per copy can be purchased from those addresses marked with an asterisk or by mail order for an extra $6 (includes GST and postage) from DPLG (telephone (08) 8303 0724). CDs are free of charge and can be collected from all locations listed above. Frequently Asked Questions can be viewed or downloaded from the SA Government Olympic Dam EIS website at http://www.olympicdameis.sa.gov.au/ DPLALG000307

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Our volleyballers to compete at Port Augusta Open By Millie Thomas

Dirt Circuit back on track The Roxby Downs Dirt Circuit drivers hit the track again last Saturday night and while numbers were down due to holidays it was a great night of racing under lights. ABOVE: One of the younger drivers Tom Spaeth is only 15 and in his second season racing at the Dirt Circuit in Roxby Downs. RIGHT: Daniel Karpinski first season in Street Stocks tunes up ready for a practice.

The Roxby Downs Volleyball Association is sending a men’s and women’s team to the annual Port Augusta Volleyball Open at the end of October. This is the third consecutive year the RDVA has participated in the Open, and spokesperson Simon Parker reveals this year’s men’s teams will be their strongest ever. Previous year’s success has been limited, but the experience has been invaluable said Mr Parker. “I think we’ve finished second bottom both times but that’s okay! “Everyone really enjoyed going and it’s a good experience to play against higher level teams that come up from Adelaide and the Port Augusta area,” he said. Claire Munyard, representative from the women’s team said playing in an all women’s team was a good chance to become more familiar with all positions. “It’s just a totally different game from mixed volleyball,” said Ms Munyard. “We get to play all of the different roles, whereas in mixed, most of the time, the girls do the setting.” She also said that the Open was always friendly and of a high standard. “Some years we’ve had stronger teams, other years, weaker teams, but the other teams help you

out a bit, and give you a bit of coaching, which gives it a really good vibe. “It’s probably the best men’s side we’ve taken down, so I think they’ll do really good. We’ll do alright as well I think, and we’ll all just enjoy having this time away!” This year’s local competition has grown tremendously, with both A and B grades, featur-

ing five and four mixed teams respectively. There was no selection criteria for attending the upcoming open, just expressions of interest, said Mr Parker. The two teams have been training vigorously for the event, which will take place on of October 22 and 23 at Port Augusta Secondary School Gym.

Preshan Pillay setting up to serve at practice.

Claire Munyard ‘digs’ volleyball.

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Male Roxsets Roger Ianson Nick Backhouse Duane Parker Tim Thomson Matt Parish Todd Bishop Preshan Pillay Hoss Brice

Female Roxsets Claire Munyard Cindy Pillay Kristy Mackenzie Jo Lill Maree Jackson Geovanna Ponce de leon Adele Wallace Stacey Lodge

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Selkirk scores 103 not out

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Golf - Blackwood Monthly Medal

ound 1 of the 40 over competition began with Roxby Rogues taking on The Wanderers at Roxby oval.

The Wanderers winning the toss elected to bat first opening with Brad Cox and Craig Wilson. Quick early wickets saw Wanderers’ skipper Ryan Selkirk arrive at the crease and get into a good rhythm and at drinks the Wanderers were 4/53. A.Malm 19 and T. Bush 7 doing great jobs holding up an end while Selkirk reached his 50 in no time and by the end of the innings he finished off with a well compiled 103no showing again why he will be one of the players to watch. Wanderers finished their innings with 7/162. Best bowling for Roxby Rogues in his first game back A.Boulton 2/24 and Daniel Wescombe 2/39. Roxby Rogues opening with B.Fernandez and D.Wescombe put on 52 for the first wicket before B.Fernandez was caught at mid-off to R.Selkirk and D.Wescombe falling LBW to T.Bush the next over. This brought B.Baldey and P.Polujnikoff to the crease and at drinks the Rogues were 2/77. They finished off putting on 103 run partnership with B.Baldey finishing with another 50no and P.Polujnikoff 38no. Rogues finished their innings with 2/169. Unfortunately byes and wides totalled 37 runs and am certain this will be something that will be worked on during Brad Cox opened the batting for the Wanderers. the week.

MATT PARISH

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TONY FORREST

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B GRADE

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C GRADE

HARRY NOLL

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SWEEPSTAKES

Rogues run riot with the bat in T20

Game 3 of the T20 Alliance One Cup was played out by Roxby Rogues and Andamooka in very windy conditions. The Rogues won the toss and decided to bat first. Opening for the Rogues was former Andamookan Ross Mill and Dan Wescombe, the first wicket was lost at 46 which brought out Brett Baldey. With Ross keen to do well against his old side and Brett picking up where he left off from last week, they put on a 134 run partnership; Brett made it to 87 and was caught out trying to clear the boundary. Nat Anderson was brought up the order to add some quick runs in the last three overs and did so by adding 24no. Rogues finishing up with a big total of 2/213, Ross Mill lasting the entire innings with an unbeaten 87. Best of the bowlers for Andamooka was A.Taylor with 1/24. Andamooka faced a big challenge ahead,

STROKE CHAMPION OVERALL WINNER

ANDY HIGHET

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DOUGAL MACLEOD

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MARK DILLON

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ROBERT PAXTON

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DAMIEN CONDON

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M KING, M KILLICK

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BEST PUTTER

JASON LOCKWOOD

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LONG DRIVE A

MARK DILLON

LONG DRIVE B

DAMIEN CONDON

LONG DRIVE C

HARRY NOLL

LONG DRIVE LJ

TRACEY KING

NTP A

ROBIN PASSMORE

NTP B

RYAN RATZMER

NTP C

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opening with C.Reinsford and C.Osborne who put on 39 before Osborne was run out, this brought on a mini collapse losing 4/26 R.Mani came in and steadied the ship with 20no, but time was against them. Although Andamooka batted out their 20 overs they fell short by 119 runs. Best of the bowlers for Roxby were J.Dadleh taking 2/14 and R.Mill 2/17.

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OD dismiss Woomera for 48

Adrian Boulton was best with the ball for the Rogues with 2 for 24 in his come back game.

Played under lights at Woomera, in windy but otherwise perfect conditions for cricket, the Woomera oval was looking a treat with the outfield area fast potentially allowing for a high scoring affair, but this was not to be the case. The final score was Woomera all out for 48 with D. Cox top scoring with 14, Olympic Dam chased it down in the 7th over for no loss of wicket. Willy Searle took the honours of best on ground for his combined effort with bat (37 runs) and 2 for 20 with the ball. Overall great bowling combined with excellent fielding made it tough for Woomera to get any momentum.

Alliance One to sponsor T20

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ruary 24 will be presented with an inaugural

oxby Downs Cricket Association Alliance One Credit Union trophy and the winrecently received a monetary boost ning cheque. Community funding has been provided to from Alliance One Credit Union.

Alliance One has been operating out of Roxby Downs for 10 years, and donated prize money to the RDCA twenty20 competition, and is supporting the Olympic Dam Challenge Twenty20 final in March next year. The OD Challenge Twenty20 competition, which consists of two games and four teams, is a BHP Billiton interdepartmental play off. Mrs Lisa Polujnikoff, Manager in Roxby Downs, said that the credit union industry as a whole has maintained a strong community focus. “Credit unions understand their social responsibility,” Lisa said. “And by supporting the Roxby Downs Cricket Association Twenty20 matches, we are maintaining our commitment to this philosophy.” Mrs Polujnikoff said the funding from Alliance One will also allow for family entertainment surrounding the matches. The winning team of the grand final on FebTHE MONITOR – Your Community Newspaper

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many local groups and organisations through Alliance One Credit Union’s Community Partnership Program. The program has funded just under $55,000 worth of community projects and events, with some of this reaching local organisations such as RoxFM, Roxby Downs Kindergarten, Roxby Downs Playgroup and the Roxby Downs volunteering partnership. Paul Trotta, RDCA Vice President said the Association is grateful for Alliance One’s donation. “The prize money for the Alliance One Twenty20 Cup adds a little bit of interest for the cricketers, something else to play for, plus we’re making it (the final) into more a community event rather than just a game of cricket, we’ll promote cricket and bring more people to the game,” he said. “They’re a local branch, with local people and are supporting local events.”

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Most Consistent: Ashley Grantham fter winning the prestigious Mail Most Improved: Dillon Evans Medal for the Far North Football Coaches Trophy: Rob Kraak and Travis League, Andamooka’s Austin Monfries took out the Club’s Best and Wycroft Fairest award at last Saturday night’s B e st Under 21 Player : Jamahl presentation dinner. McKenzie Monfries finished ahead in the count from his brother Warwick who also polled well to finish many votes ahead of third placed Brett Harris and Jamahl McKenzie. With only about 50 members and guests present at the night the Andamooka Football and Netball Clubs reflected on a very successful season with Football Club President Ian Tuohy pledging they would go one better next year and win the elusive premiership flag. The football awards were presented following the Best and Fairest count with winners: Best and Fairest: Austin Monfries Runner-up Best and Fairest: Warwick Monfires Leading Goal Kicker: Todd Paull Best Team Man: Damien McDougal

Best Club Person: Russell Brind President’s Cup: Matt Treloar.

Peta is Best and Fairest Netballer Austin Monfries is presented with his Best and Fairest award by Coach Craig Wyatt on Saturday night.

For the netballers, the Best and Fairest was awarded to Peta Berryman with the runner-up being Tegan Paull. Other award winners were; Best and Fairest 2011 - Peta Berryman Runner-up Best and Fairest 2011 - Tegan Paull Most Valuable Player 2011 - Karen Williams Coaches Award 2011 - Pip Clarke Best Team Member 2011 - Holli McIntosh.

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