The Border Watch : February 6th 2015
4 NEWS Fitzgerald’s Fish sales Market Direct Retail & Factory Outlet Fish specials Flathead ......................$29.50kg Blue Grenadier ..........$16.00kg Baby Snapper .............$19.00kg Rockling ......................$31.50kg Sand Whiting ................$9.99kg Fish Patties ...............$1.50each Fresh Mussels ..............$6.50kg Fresh Cooked Sand Crabs $16.00kg Meat specials T. Bone Steak .............$22.00kg Rib Eye Steak..............$24.70kg Scotch Fillet Steak .....$24.50kg Rump Steak ................$12.90kg Portethouse Steak ....$16.50kg Boned Leg Of Lamb ..$14.50kg Corned Beef .................$8.50kg heat ‘n’ eat Meals Garlic, Curry or Sweet Chilli Prawns with Rice Lambs Fry and Bacon Steak and Kidney with Mash Beef Stew Seafood Mornay Rissoles with Onion Gravy and Veg Special Fried Rice Shepherds Pie Pork Pies Weekdays 10am - 5.30pm, Sat 10.30am-2.30pm 11 Allan Drive, Mount Gambier | Phone 8725 0087 VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au Child centre progresses Outdoor learning area project builds momentum KENNEDY CAITLIN firstname.lastname@example.org GROUND will be broken on Melaleuca Park Kindergarten’s new outdoor learning centre as early as next month. The centre was selected as one of the first five schools to share in $6m of State Government funding allocated to 20 sites across South Australia. Public meetings held this week generated comments about the potential for the centre, which will be used during and outside of school hours. Education department community development coordinator Fiona Pulford said the kindergarten sought feedback from families who would utilise the new outdoor learning area. “We want to create an area that children can enjoy during school hours and then on the weekend,” Ms Pulford said. The outdoor area is expected to have a creek, trees, sticks and rocks for children to play with. “We want to create a natural play space as much as possible,” Ms Pulford said. Kindergarten director Sharon Devlin said it was important to engage the community in the project. Welcomes Dr Mohammed Alnaima to Mount Gambier Dr Alnaima is an experienced and compassionate doctor who is looking forward to living and working in Mount Gambier. Corner Penola Rd & Buronga Ave Mount Gambier 8723 3286 “Having community members involved in the creation of the space means they will look after it as well,” Ms Devlin said, explaining the kindergarten and school had been subject to vandalism in the past. “From all the feedback we have received, people think it will be great for the city.” Ms Devlin said the kindergarten leadership had undertaken extensive research into the benefits of an outdoor play space. “We did research into the benefits in comparison to a ‘plastic playground’ early last year,” she said. BRAINSTORMING: Melaleuca Park Primary School teacher Nick Agnew, community development coordinator Fiona Pulford and Bailey and Graeme Pratt look over plans for the new outdoor learning centre expected to be completed this year. Picture: CAITLIN KENNEDY “It showed that children got bored easily with a plastic playground and are left wondering what to do next. “With an outdoor learning area, they have the opportunity to be more creative and connect with nature. “We are also educating them about sustainability and looking after the environment around them.” Parent Graeme Pratt said he was excited to see final plans for the new outdoor learning centre, incorporating ideas from parents, children and staff members at the kindergarten and primary school. “I like the direction the plans are taking,” he said. “There is a lot of work to be done, but it is very exciting.” The project is due to be completed by June. National company awarded council cleaning tender www.villagemedical.com.au A MAJOR national company has been awarded a tender to clean Wattle Range Council facilities. Pickwick Integrated Facilities Services will receive an annual sum of almost $150,000 for three years with the option to renew the contract for another two years. Since it was founded in Queensland in 1981, Pickwick Integrated Facilities Services has grown to employ a nationwide workforce in excess of 1000 people. The cleaning contract was one of three tenders awarded during a closed session of council’s meeting in Millicent last month. Whitehead Timber Sales of Mount Gambier has won the tender for the harvesting and haulage of council’s pine plantations and sale of timber products. Council chief executive Peter Harriott has been authorised to enter into a contract and sign all documentation in accordance with council’s resolution, as required. The ownership of the 10 pine plantations pre-dates the establishment of Wattle Range Council in 1997. In general, they measure only a few hectares and are located in close proximity to other council-owned properties such as the Millicent, Tantanoola and Members $2000 PALE ALE LONg NEckS 5 FOR THE PARK 163 Commercial Phone 8725 2430 Street West All day...every dayLoyalty Program THE GAMBIER 2 Commercial Street West Phone 8725 0611 4 - The Border Watch, Friday, February 6, 2015 Furner cemeteries. Mayor Peter Gandolfi declared a conflict of interest in the awarding of the tender and left the meeting chamber. He owns land alongside the council plantation on Mount Gambier Road on the outskirts of Millicent. The third tender was awarded to Adelaide company Action Linemarking for the 2014/15 pavement line marking contract for $98,135. Mr Harriott has been authorised to negotiate additional works with the company to the value of the current remaining budget allocation of $135,219. 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