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Freight route funded
KAPUNDA'S East Terrace freight
route will undergo a major upgrade
after Light Regional Council
received news of a successful grant
The Australian Government's Heavy
Vehicle Safety and Productivity
Program will cover half the cost of
the $1.9 million project, which will
include an intersection upgrade at
Perry Road, shoulder-widening and
a pavement upgrade to accommodate
heavier (PBS Level 2B standard)
East Terrace is largely unsealed, but
connects with the Thiele Highway
and provides a north-south heavy
vehicle bypass to the east of the
Kapunda town centre.
However, B Double vehicles are
currently not permitted at the south-
eastern section of Perry Road.
The completed upgrade will allow
more efficient access for both
JT Johnson & Sons and Mantina
quarries, both of which have 300
heavy vehicle trips, in and out of their
sites, per day.
Council's infrastructure and
environment general manager,
Richard Dodson, said a public
meeting will be held to explain the
scope of the works and discuss the
benefits to the community.
"The community will also have an
opportunity to provide feedback about
the road upgrade, which may include
the closure of access from South
Terrace to East Terrace," he said.
The meeting will be held at the
Kapunda council chambers, from
6pm on Wednesday, January 18.
LIGHT Regional Council has
created a community survey to
help inform the future look of
Kapunda's main street.
The survey, available online until
the end of January, follows the
removal of glory vine from several
shop-front verandahs earlier this
year, and a subsequent town
workshop aimed at brainstorming
ideas for enhancing the streetscape.
The workshop was run by Light
Regional Council and the Kapunda
Business Alliance and called on
residents and business owners to
consider a course of action for
the main street's appearance, that
could then go out for community
It was generally agreed by those
present that planter boxes would be
preferable to overhead creepers in
most locations and that the style be
uniform and placement determined
by council after consultation.
Council's survey takes about five
minutes to complete and can be
accessed at 'surveymonkey.com/r/
The results of the survey will
then be collated into a report and
presented to council for decision.
Councilʼs main street survey
COMMUNITY members are
encouraged to report their
sightings of Little Corellas, as
Light Regional and Barossa
councils team up to tackle
In a statement released shortly
before Christmas, Light Regional
Council's development services
manager, Lisa Sapio, said the birds,
known for causing significant
damage to buildings, infrastructure
and trees, have already been
spotted in Kapunda this season.
They have also been spotted in
Hewett, where they last year
caused significant damage to the
local primary school.
"Council is engaging with a
number of landowners and
'designated spotters' who are
reporting flocks of Little Corellas
to council's general inspectors so
that these areas can be targeted,"
Ms Sapio said.
"Council's general inspectors are
also seeking the community's
assistance in reporting flock
"This will assist the council in
targeting known roosting hot spots
and employing various techniques
to move the flocks out of the
In August, Light Regional
Council endorsed a 'Little Corella
Management Plan', which outlined
an intensive 'scare' campaign,
combined with limited lethal
culling, as the most effective tool
for managing Little Corellas.
Measures to be used over the
coming months include the use of
drones, bird-fright shells, flashing
strobe lights, starter pistols around
townships areas, as well as live
ammunition in appropriate areas.
Residents in Hewett, Greenock,
Roseworthy and Kapunda are
most likely to hear or see the scare
Light Regional Mayor Bill O'Brien
said council will be expanding the
range of management techniques
that it uses this season, in order
to manage the disruption and
destruction that Little Corella
flocks can cause.
"We appreciate the community's
support in these efforts, and thank
them in advance for tolerating
any incidental inconvenience the
management program may cause,
in order to assist with providing
relief to this challenging regional
issue," he said.
Sightings within Light Regional
Council can be made via the
council's website (light.sa.gov.au)
or by phone (8525 3200).
Spot the birds
Local councils have begun targeting problem ﬂocks of Little Corellas.
PHOTO: Alec Urquhart
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