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Ambassadors set to inspire locals
A FORMER Magarey Medallist, a
breast cancer survivor and a retired
army officer are set to boost local
community spirit this Australia Day
as part of its ambassadors program.
Adelaide Plains, Barossa and Play-
ford councils will all be visited by
Australia Day ambassadors who are
all past recipients of Australian of the
John Halbert, Lynn Hill and Paul
Rosenzweig will all share their story
and inspire local community members
at local celebrations this year.
Australia Day Council interim exec-
utive officer Emma Chidlow said the
Australian Day ambassadors program
gives those in regional areas a chance
to meet, and gain inspiration from,
Australian achievers from all walks of
"These great Australians bring their
experiences and stories to local com-
munities, adding another element to
local celebrations," she said.
"Australia Day ambassadors are also
given insight into the local traditions
and attractions by the local communi-
ties they visit."
Co-founder of Dragon Boat Racing for
survivors of breast cancer.
Lynn's breast cancer diagnosis in 2000
changed everything for her and she began a
life of promoting breast cancer awareness.
Having been involved in dragon boat rac-
ing since 2001, Lynn works as a PR officer
for cancer survivor dragon boats in Ade-
laide, Murray Bridge and Malaysia.
A retired Rotarian, Lynn won the COTA
Every Generation award in 2009 and 2012
for her involvement in promoting physical
activity for people aged 50 and older.
Australian Rules legend and Senior
Australian of the Year (SA) 2009.
John was made a Member of the
British Empire in 1969 after a long
football career led him to dedicating
his time to the development of young
people in sport.
John was the winner of the Senior
Australian of the Year (SA) in 2009
and was inducted into the AFL Hall
of Fame in 2017.
Retired army officer, historian and biographer.
Paul is a retired army officer with more than
30 years experience serving the military, in-
cluding a long commitment to peace and sta-
bility in East Timor and the Philippines.
Paul has also contributed to the community
through his work as an author of military his-
tory, winning the 2001 Centenary Medal for
his long and outstanding research into Austra-
lia's military history.
Paul has also worked with Australia's youth,
running a course to promote, and share the im-
portance of the ANZAC spirit with young people.
Light Regional Council
spruiks completed works
SEVERAL road upgrades are due to be
completed by the end of this month as part
of Light Regional Council's Accelerated
Having started prior to the Christmas
break, major road upgrades will be finalised
for Greenock's Bevan, Henry, Timmens, and
Ada streets, to the value of almost $290,000.
In Kapunda, works at Hare, High, Kapun-
da, New and Frederick streets are to be com-
pleted this month, at a total budgeted value
The sealing of Kapunda's Way and Termi-
nus streets ($267,000) are due for completion
in February, with works to Freeling's Ste-
phenson Street ($289,300) due to start then
and be completed by June.
A further 16 roads across Kapunda,
Gawler Belt, and Roseworthy are also
earmarked for upgrades this 2017/18 fi-
nancial year, with start dates yet to be
Footpath works, totalling just under $1.3
million, are also expected to be carried out
by the end of June, with significant sections
of paving in Roseworthy, Freeling, Wasleys
and Greenock already completed.
A further $3 million has been set aside for
stormwater works, with stormwater manage-
ment works on Greenock's Timmens Street
($18,000) and a drainage system upgrade to
Kapunda's Montefiore Street ($70,000) hav-
ing already been completed.
Floodway works to Kapunda's Termi-
nus Way and Cameron Street (totalling
$90,000) are due for completion this month,
while flood protection works for rural liv-
ing to the north of Roseworthy's Gartrell
Street, plus the installation of a stormwater
pipe to the road's south ($565,000), is due
to start in February and be completed by
In total, the Accelerated Infrastructure
Program will deliver $15 million worth of
infrastructure works across Light Regional
Council over three years, ending in 2019.
The 650-metre stretch of Bethel
Road, in Kapunda, was recently
upgraded and sealed under the
Accelerated Infrastructure Program.
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