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Main streets tour
GAWLER will be the next stop on the
Property Council's Regional Mainstreets tour.
Aiming to highlight the importance of regional
main streets, the council has put together a guide
featuring strategies to stimulate main streets
across the state.
Property Council SA executive director Daniel
Gannon said the Gawler main street was a "really
good example of a thriving main street".
"(It has) a whole range of different options,
whether it's from retail space to local business to
cafés and restaurants and delis," he said.
"The guide that we've put together draws on
those different compositions to essentially get the
best out of the main street."
Mr Gannon will be meeting with Gawler
Council and local government representatives
from the Barossa next week.
DPA nearly done
THE Roseworthy township expansion
development plan amendment is nearing
completion, with a draft document expected
to be presented to elected members this
Light Regional Council will seek endorsement
from elected members at this month's council
meeting for the DPA to be lodged with the
Planning Minister to gain consultation approval.
The DPA, which will include a 2000-home
expansion for the region, will be funded by
landholders through a separate rate.
Meanwhile, an elected member policy-making
workshop will use the Roseworthy Township
Expansion Concept Plan to form discussion
around "appropriate 'local' development plan
policy content" for the new council.
NEWS IN BRIEF
STARTERS GATES New industry
THE Gawler & Barossa
Jockey Club will, this
February, host a new training
initiative to recruit more
skilled workers to the horse-
The Australian Racing
Careers Barossa training pro-
gram is a new course offering
20 scholarships to study to be
a stable-hand or track-rider and
kick-start their careers in the
Co-ordinated by Barossa
Lower North Futures and
Regional Development Austra-
lia Barossa, in partnership with
the jockey club, horse train-
ers, the Department of State
Development and TAFE SA, the
program was designed to com-
bat a shortage of skilled workers
in the racing industry.
Barossa Lower North Futures
spokesman Wayne Perry said
discussions with local trainers
and industry representatives at
a regional forum highlighted a
need for the development of the
Mr Perry attributed the de-
cline in skilled workers to a lack
of awareness about the jobs and
credible career paths available
within the industry.
"It is a fairly unique job,
it's very early mornings, but
very rewarding and really de-
signed around people with a
passion to work with horses,"
"You could start from a stable
-hand and go through to be a
jockey, a farrier or even a horse
chiropractor -- there's just so
many different avenues and I
don't think the industry's had
that awareness of those oppor-
Local stable-hand Brianna
Searle is all too aware of the en-
joyment and reward available
within the racing industry.
The 18-year-old has been
working for her father, Gawler
trainer Gary Searle, since she
was 14, but has been involved
with horses for as long as she
"You get different experiences
all the time, every horse is dif-
ferent," Ms Searle said.
"They've all got their own
personalities, it's just pretty
amazing...seeing all the differ-
ent things they do.
"It's great going to the races...
the excitement, when you get a
winner or even just a close sec-
ond, is worth it."
The program will run for 18
weeks with trainees learning
how to care for horses, work-
ing with horses and the safety
aspects involved before moving
on to track-riding.
Prior to the course's com-
mencement, there will be an
information day at Gawler
racecourse on December 11,
where presentations from McE-
voy Mitchell Racing, Halliday
Racing, champion jockey Claire
Lindop and TAFE SA will give
an insight into the industry and
TAFE SA will then run up-
front 'taster' courses to allow
applicants to discover if work-
ing with horses is something
they are passionate about.
Completing the training will
give applicants a great chance
of gaining direct employment
into the industry, according to
To register for the informa-
tion session contact Wayne
Perry (0418 834 949 or
It is a fairly
unique job, it's very
early mornings, but
very rewarding and
really designed around
people with a passion
to work with horses.
You could start from
a stable-hand and go
through to be a jockey,
a farrier or even a horse
Local stablehand Brianna
Searle (right) and Barossa
Lower North Futures'
representative Wayne Perry
spend some time with trainer
Gary Searle's prime runner
On Face Value.
PHOTO: Grady Hudd
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