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Unitng Communites Northern Mental Health Respite:
Carer Support Program will be at the
Gawler Community House
2 Scheibener Terrace
every Thursday morning from 9am -12noon
from the 4th September
If you would like to learn more about this program
and how we may be able to support you in your caring role
come and visit us at Gawler Community House
Northern Mental Health Respite:
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• Are you a Carer of someone with a mental illness?
• Are you in need of some support in your caring role?
• Do you live in the Salisbury, Playford or Gawler Council areas?
A good sign for Dawson Road
REMEMBER '50' speed limit signs
will be installed along Dawson Road
this week in response to a community
Council launched a review of the 50 km/h
road in Evanston last month, with its recom-
mendations forwarded to the transport de-
partment, after local motorists spent months
lobbying for speed limit signs.
As The Bunyip previously reported, resi-
dents believe the speed limit along the road
should be raised by at least 10 km/h.
Police regularly monitor the road and have
caught more than 100 motorists speeding
along the thoroughfare in the past year.
suggested council install 'Remember 50'
signs along the road to "reinforce the
default 50 km/h speed limit in built-up areas
and to limit any confusion".
Despite local campaigners insisting the
road does not qualify as a built-up area, the
transport department maintains a 50 km/h
limit is appropriate for the street.
Road is located
within the resi-
dential area of
is adjacent to a
large oval and
and a number
properties directly abut this road at its north-
ern end," a spokesperson said.
The move to set up Remember 50 signs
has prompted a mixed response from cam-
Elizabeth resident Ken Crabb, who is a
regular user of Dawson Road, said while he
was pleased something was being done about
the issue, for some drivers it was a case of too
little, too late.
"It's all well and good to put a 50 sign up,
but what about
all the people
who have been
"Most of the
fines are $400 a
pop, that's a lot
who brought the issue to light when The
Bunyip spotted him on the road holding up
home-made speed limit signs, said he be-
lieved the motorists who had already been
caught speeding deserved to have their fines
"I don't have a problem with it being 50,
but when it has not been signed...it's entrap-
ment," he said.
"The money has to be returned."
Fellow Dawson Road campaigner Mark
Aldridge said the road was not a default 50
zone and needed be signed accordingly.
"If they are determining that default 100
zone is now a 50, it should have a 50 sign,"
"Remember 50 is not putting up a 50 zone
"That's a deliberate attempt to say they
never needed signs."
Mr Aldridge said he would also continue
to fight for motorists who have been fined
speeding along Dawson Road to receive a
Council is expected to install two Remem-
ber 50 signs along the road this week.
Natalie Vikhrov & Carl Pfeiffer
A WEST Australian man towing a boat around
Australia to raise awareness for diabetes on his
motorcycle will stop in Gawler tomorrow.
Glen Hurst has been riding around the country
with his wife, Marina, and friends for the 'Hope in
a Boat' project, to raise $1 million for diabetes re-
The project has been backed by the Lions Club of
Albany and will stop in Gawler for lunch at 1.45pm
for 90 minutes before moving on to Elizabeth.
Mr Hurst lost his father to diabetes a year
ago and that inspired him to help fund research for
He is currently on schedule to accomplish his goal
of travelling around the nation in 80 days.
The total number of Australians with diabetes and
pre-diabetes is estimated at 3.2 million with about
275 people developing diabetes every day.
Your local newspaper
GAWLER Council's draft Gawler Trans-
port and Traffic Management Plan is gen-
erating significant community feedback,
with residents and businesses lining up to
have their say.
A business breakfast yesterday morning gave
local shop owners an opportunity to express
their opinions on the plan, while council will
hold a 'drop-in' session for the public tomor-
row at the Gawler Institute.
Residents also have the opportunity to com-
plete a survey online or make written submis-
sions about the document.
The Bunyip's Facebook followers reacted
strongly when asked about the plan, nominat-
ing a range of issues they believed should be
Traffic congestion in Murray Street and at the
Gawler Green/Main North Road intersection were
the two main issues raised by many road users.
Other issues that were raised included the
Dalkeith Road/Main North Road intersec-
tion, the Krieg Road and Potts Road intersec-
tions to Main North Road and the need to
bypass trucks coming from Lyndoch Road to
avoid the main street.
Council voted to extend the public consul-
tation period of the plan until September 22
following a special council meeting held two
Deputy Mayor Brian Thom said the timetable
for public consultation, which was originally due
to end on September 3, was "clearly inadequate"
for the major issues raised in the plan.
Council's 'drop-in' session will be held
at the Gawler Institute on August 28 from
3pm to 7pm. Surveys can be completed on-
line by visiting gawler.sa.gov.au/ttmp and in-
formation sheets to make written submissions
are also available from council's website.
Strong tra c
It's all well and good to put a
50 sign up, but what about all the people
who have been ﬁned? Most of the ﬁnes
are $400 a pop, that’s a lot of money.
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