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Are you bushfire ready?
Prepare your home or workplace now.
Clear 20 metres around your house
Clear five metres around other buildings and structures on your property
Cut long grass on your property (occupied and vacant land allotments)
Prune tree limbs and branches which overhang your home
Create fire breaks.
You should ...
Remove ‘dead’ branches, ‘dead’ undergrowth and leaf litter from your property
Remove bark, heavy mulch, wood piles and other flammable materials close to your home
Regularly clean your gutters
Create access to an alternative water supply (at least 5,000 litres) such as a swimming pool
or water tank.
You can ...
Clear vegetation further than 20 metres from your house for fire prevention
WITH A PERMIT FROM THE CFS. Native vegetation is protected by law, under the Native Vegeta-
tion Act, and permission is required to clear it on your property.
Please be reminded that any mowing or alterations on roadsides requires permission to be
obtained from Council in accordance with the Local Government Act 1999. The City of Playford
will conduct flammable undergrowth inspections prior to the 2014/2015 fire danger season to
ensure landowners comply with the Fire and Emergency Services Act.
For more information contact:
Dave Watson, Fire Prevention Officer, City of Playford, phone 8256 0333, CFS Bushfire
Information Hotline, phone 1300 362 361 or visit www.cfs.sa.gov.au. Collect a CFS Fact Sheet
from City of Playford Customer Care: 10 Playford Boulevard, Elizabeth and Munno Para Shopping
Centre, 600 Main North Road, Smithfield.
and at anytime
You must ...
THE lush pasture paddocks in the
Barossa Improved Grazing Group’s Pas-
ture Challenge Project will be judged
The challenge, funded by the Depart-
ment of Environment, Water and Natural
Resources, is designed to promote the sus-
tainable improvement of pasture paddocks
in the Barossa region.
Five local producer groups have been
competing against each other to improve
their pastures throughout the 2014 growing
Grazing group technical facilitator Brett
Nietschke said the pasture challenge had
been a great success for the group.
“We’ve had some friendly competition
between our members, with each producer
group striving to improve their pasture, and
the result is we’ve been able to learn a great
deal about different strategies for sustainable
pasture improvement,” he said.
The pasture walk will start at Ebenezer
at 12.30pm and finish at Flaxman Valley at
The walk will include a visit to the group’s
trial site at Eden Valley, which is investigat-
ing the effect of root diseases on the produc-
tivity of sub-clover pasture.
Have your say
on mouse issues
LOWER North landown-
ers are invited to have their
say on a revised State Gov-
ernment mouse policy.
The draft revised policy re-
tains the government’s role in
detecting likely outbreaks of
mice at the start of the crop-
ping season, but also stipulates
that it is not the government’s
role to produce bait, as this is
a commercial enterprise.
NRM Biosecurity SA man-
ager Dr John Virtue said
mouse plagues in Australia
had become more frequent
over the past 20 years, due
partly to a change in farming
systems involving less cultiva-
tion and more stubble reten-
“When mouse numbers are
very high they can cause con-
siderable economic damage
to a range of crops and have
significant social impacts,” he
“The policy review also
takes account of recent in-
creased choices in mouse-
bait supply through industry
establishment of regional
mouse-bait mixing stations.
“It is important the com-
munity has a say on the re-
view of pest policies, as it can
provide information vital to
our understanding of how a
particular pest animal affects
the land, or concerns about
how it is being managed.”
Information about the re-
view can be found at (envi-
the public consultation period
closes on October 30.
The website includes a feed-
back form, the draft mouse
policy and contact informa-
THE Town of Gawler has
introduced a simple online tool
to enable local residents and
businesses to report and track
matters requiring maintenance.
From fallen tree branches, to
potholes, to vandalism and graffiti,
the online service will allow anyone to
make a detailed report and then track
The program can be utilised to
enable the logging, allocating, tracking
and reporting of all requests for service
and can be found at gawler.sa.gov.
Work for Dole
FEDERAL Minister for Employ-
ment Luke Hartsuyker, Sena-
tor Sean Edwards and Council-
lor Adrian Shackley (representing
Mayor Brian Sambell) announced
last week the Town of Gawler is one
of 18 sites nationally trialling a new
Federal Work for Dole scheme.
School holiday fun
GAWLER Public Library and
Friends of Gawler Library present
Greg Holfeld Graffix! on October
3 for two free sessions: Evanston
Gardens Branch Library – 11am
to noon, ages 11 to 14; Meet the
Author – Public Library Reading
Room – 1.30pm to 2.30pm, ages
seven to 10.
A HUGE crowd gathered at last
weekend’s swap meet at the Gawler
With record number of stalls,
council staff has been told the
fundraising and the day, overall, was
a huge success. Congratulations to all
LAST week, council had its Corpo-
rate and Community Services meet-
ing and discussed the following:
Before I Die Wall; Child Friendly
South Australia – Phase Three Im-
plementation; Social Infrastructure
and Services Study Update; Gawler
Business Development Group Up-
date; Aquatic & Recreation Serv-
ices Staffing Review; Community
Grants 2014/15; Corporate and
Community Services Workplan
To view these reports, visit gawler.
FIVE cases of meningococcal disease
have been reported in Adelaide since
the beginning of September, includ-
ing the death of a six-month-old Ad-
SA Health chief public health offi-
cer Dr Stephen Christley has asked the
public to be aware of the symptoms of
the disease and to seek medical advice,
Symptoms of meningococcal infection
may include fever, headache, vomiting,
stiff neck and sore muscles, followed, in
some case, by a rash of red and purple
spots,” Dr Christley said.
“Babies or young children with me-
ningococcal infection may also be fretful,
refuse feeds or be difficult to wake.
“With all cases of meningococcal in-
fection SA Health will identify people
who may have been in contact with the
patient to provide them with informa-
tion about what symptoms to look out
There have been 16 cases of meningo-
coccal infection so far in 2014, compared
to 17 at the same time last year.
Friends of Gawler Library present sa.gov.a
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