The Border Watch : January 8th 2014
6 NEWS APRIL 2013: News that made headlines APRIL 2013: News that made headlines DEMOLITION of the old Mount Gambier hospital and the region repositioning itself to move on from the sell-off of ForestrySA plantations dominated headlines in 2013 as investment in the timber sector helped turnaround an industry downturn. Crime, community and individual achievements, council debates and the federal election also caught public attention. In this special feature, we look back, day by day, on the key stories of each month. VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au CRISIS: A South East dairy business entered administration amid tough times for the industry. APRIL 2 THE Mid South East Football League 2012 premiership captain Steve Noble, 27, was tragically killed during the Easter weekend after his utility rolled alongside the Blue Lake. APRIL 3 COUNTRY Health SA and the managing contractor of the $26.7m Mount Gambier Hospital redevelopment yesterday moved to allay fears local contractors had been shut out from the tendering process for the major project. APRIL 4 A PROMINENT hotel group owner has vowed to legally fi ght moves by Woolworths to set up a liquor retail store at the Mount Gambier Marketplace site. APRIL 5 PLANS by a statewide timber manufacturing organisation to build a new $7m facility on Mount Gambier’s fringe has hit a stumbling block after the proposal failed to receive vital Federal Government funding. APRIL 17 A MOUNT Gambier resident who lives near the proposed 30 meter high mobile phone tower for the city has made an 11th hour plea for city council’s independent assessors to halt the controversial proposal. APRIL 23 EUTHANASIA campaigners will be in Mount Gambier this week to boost support for legalisation of the right to die. APRIL 24 THE unprecedented milk price crisis has claimed its fi rst major casualty with one of the region’s largest dairy operations being placed into administration. APRIL 25 APRIL 9 AN INDEPENDENT engineering report has recommended the installation of transparent barriers underneath the Mount Gambier bus shelter canopy after warning of “uncomfortable” wind speeds for people seated at the site. APRIL 10 THREE senior staff positions have been scrapped at the University of South Australia’s Mount Gambier campus in the past year despite planned expansions. APRIL 11 THE Riddoch Art Gallery, with support from Mount Gambier City Council, is poised to host the biggest international exhibition ever to come to the city. APRIL 12 PLANS are underway to stage a major food and wine festival in the heart of Mount Gambier early next year to boost tourism and the profi le of regional producers. APRIL 16 MOUNT Gambier has snared a leg of a highlevel national professional road cycling race, which is expected to throw a spotlight on the city and boost its profi le as a destination for major sporting events. The Tour of the Great South Coast - which will be a two-state event for the fi rst time - is considered just a level 6 - The Border Watch, Wednesday, January 8, 2014 WEST Australian tourist Peter Rogers (pictured), who has been staying in the camping ground at the Mount Gambier Showgrounds, has called for the community to seek answers over the pungent chemical smell in the area. A STRONG turnout is expected to fi ll Vansittart Park this morning for the 98th Anzac Day service. War veterans who served in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Iraq will play a part in the dawn service and march, with the community paying respect to those who have served and continue to serve their country. APRIL 26 SHELTER: An independent engineering report recommended the installation of glass barriers at the new bus shelter. below the Tour Down Under and attracts international and domestic competitors. The race, part of the Subaru National Road Series, will weave from Mount Gambier through Western Victoria and has been modelled on the “punishing” Tour De France. ELITE RIDER: Winner of the inaugural Tour of the Great South Coast Anthony Giacoppo was rumoured to be a potential competitor for the 2013 event, which passed through Mount Gambier later in the year. DISAPPOINTED: Mount Gambier resident Angela Gertners stands on the location of a proposed 30 metre high mobile phone tower just 35 metres from her home.
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