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MOUNT Pleasant residents have won the fight to
retain their connection with the Schubert electorate, as
part of the state's recent electoral boundary shake-up.
Nearly 100 residents voiced their objection against
the Electoral Commission's plan to move Mount
Pleasant from the Schubert electorate into the Morialta
Launching a petition, the residents requested that the
"southern boundary of the Schubert electorate and the
northern hills boundary of Morialta be the southern
boundary of the Barossa Council".
"The town of Mount Pleasant is in the Barossa Council
area and relates to this area for all administrative
issues," the petition read.
"The proposed change would mean that the town of
Mount Pleasant would be the only town in the Barossa
Council area that was not in the electorate of Schubert.
"We ask for this change to the proposal, based on the
fact that there would be no significant change to the
electoral distribution of surrounding electorates."
Member for Schubert Stephan Knoll was pleased
with the outcome, after coming out on top when the
electoral boundaries report was released last month.
"I am pleased that Mount Pleasant will remain with
the Schubert electorate. It is a great town with strong
community spirit and wonderful people," he said.
"This redistribution was always going to deliver more
significant movement to electorate boundaries than
previous redistributions, so it came as no surprise
when Mount Pleasant was slated to move."
He said it makes sense to keep Mount Pleasant in
Schubert, with it being part of the Barossa Council.
"The real issue was that Mount Pleasant would have
been the only town within the Barossa Council area
not within Schubert," he said.
"Mount Pleasant has a stronger community of interest
with the rest of the Barossa and so it made sense to keep
it within Schubert."
Mount Pleasant’s electorate win
A CRUMBLING wall bordering Gawler's
St George's Anglican Church rectory is
the latest local heritage eyesore to undergo
major repair works, as Gawler Council
continues its push to maintain the town's
The deteriorating historic wall -- which
has been in a state of disrepair for some
time -- is currently being restored by a
stonemason, after the landowner received
funding support to rebuild, as part of the
Gawler Historic Walls Grant Scheme.
Under the scheme, Gawler Council
funds up to 50 per cent of the cost to
repair historic walls to successful private
Gawler Mayor Karen Redman said the
retention of Gawler's historic walls
-- including the St George's Anglican
Church rectory wall -- was "imperative" in
retaining Gawler's historic character.
"The collection of early walls in Gawler
is important on a statewide basis, and
it is one of the best collection of walls
within residential and commercial
neighbourhoods within a South Australian
country town," she said.
"In June 2013, Gawler Council identified a
public benefit in supporting the restoration
of historic walls, which is to help maintain
Gawler's historic character and help
promote Gawler as a place to visit.
"As a result, council has established a
Gawler Historic Walls Grant Scheme to
assist with its repair and maintenance."
Currently, there are more than 300
privately-owned heritage walls around the
town, with at least 121 of those in need of
Council has committed $25,000 over the
past two years through the competitive
grant scheme to provide support to repair
and restore the walls.
Since 2014, eight applications have been
approved under the first round of the
scheme, including properties on Finniss
Street and High Street.
"Council staff undertake a co-ordinating
role to assist landowners in planning and
contracting for restoration work," Mrs
"Council can ensure priority for walls based
on condition and amenity impact."
LIGHT Regional Council has been urged-prioritise the
sealing and kerbing of Way Street, in Kapunda, with
residents claiming the road has horrific dust problems
and is prone to flooding.
Council formally received a petition at its December
meeting, signed by 16 residents, calling for improvements
to the frequented township street.
The petition was accompanied by letters from the fed-up
residents, who claimed the road caused many problems for
those who lived along it as a result of the large amount of
traffic which used it.
Way Street residents Robert and Elizabeth Smeaton said
their home has been damaged by rain for many years,
largely due to a lack of adequate street drainage.
"Currently, we have sandbags along the Way Street
entrance and they will stay until the problem is fixed," the
couple wrote to council.
"We can no longer allow the water to keep damaging our
property as we are pensioners and do not have the resources
to fix the damage."
Fellow Way Street resident Katherine Twartz said the road
filled her home with dust, and was full of potholes due to
insufficient stormwater management and vehicle wear.
"I feel fearful when I am out the front with our children as
I have witnessed someone mount the so-called kerb as they
slide around the corner, throwing rocks in the air," Mrs
"...I am often depressed at the state of my home due to dirt
and am embarrassed to invite people around."
In December, council approved a $15 million 'Tourist
Towns' project, to bring forward 30 to 40 years worth of
infrastructure renewal and upgrade works.
The strategy, first made public in August, will involve
council taking out a $12 million loan to help deal with a $7
million backlog of necessary renewal works, including the
sealing of several road networks.
However, a list of specific roads to benefit from the funding
has not yet been finalised.
Residents’ road rage Rebuilding the walls
A crumbling wall bordering Gawler’s St George’s Anglican Church rectory is undergoing major
PHOTO: Alec Urquhart
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