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VERY interesting to see that
two businesses previously
located in poor old Phoenix
Plaza have relocated to the
Gawler Central complex.
How long until the remaining
shops also decamp, I wonder?
Was it always doomed, stuck
out there away from the grocery
shops that provide the foot
traffic? I suspect it was.
What's the bet it ends up as
government offices somewhere
along the way?
THE Detecting Dad let me
know that the beautiful old
gum trees that surround the
Bush Chapel at the Sandy
Creek Church had been
I knew there would be a
reason, so I asked Lynton Carle
what the deal was.
Turned out that one of
the large limbs had dropped,
smashing one of the seats.
The thought of that
happening when someone was
sitting was just too horrible to
risk, so the difficult decision to
have them cut right back was
The regrowth will be
monitored and shaped to
become more manageable.
While it's sad to see the
trees looking stunted, safety of
people must come first.
Finally, Lenard, if you are still
looking for your chicken, it's at
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BUNYIP JOURNALIST CARL PFEIFFER WRITES ABOUT THE
BEST JOB IN THE WORLD IN A COLUMN THAT IS SURE TO
In my opinion...
IT is a common perception
that council and roadworkers
have a pretty 'cruisy' job.
Driving to Gawler for work each
day, on several occasions I have
passed through works to local roads
or footpaths and stared in awe at the
workers, who seem to coast through
their jobs without a care in the
Don't get me wrong, I'm sure they
work very hard...sometimes.
But, if they do, I'm yet to see it.
I've lost count of the amount of
times I have passed roadworks to
see one man digging a trench, while
three or four of his co-workers circle
around him watching, as if they are
encouraging the sole person doing
the work or giving him pointers.
Other times I see groups of
roadworkers just standing around
casually talking or having their
lunch or 'smoko' break.
It looks like a pretty sweet deal to
I raised this point with a friend of
mine who works in the roadworks
Needless to say, he was highly
In his eyes, they work very hard.
But it seems I'm not the only one
who shares this view.
A Letter to the Editor in The
Bunyip on May 21 from Hillier
Park's B. Whitfield seems to echo
"I was having a coffee sitting
outside the Gawler South Bakery
on Friday, May 9, when a ute laden
with signs turned up, as well as an
Isuzu truck, which parked 50 metres
down the road, and another truck,
which parked opposite the bakery,"
the letter reads.
"Out jumped five men from
trucks and ute, who encircled the
approximate position this (sign) was
to be erected.
"Twenty-five minutes and two
cigarettes later they peeled off.
"Two of them put out witches'
hats and 'go slow' signs.
"It started to lightly rain, so back
to the trucks for yellow rain gear.
"Another discussion and a smoke
took place before a pair of shovels
and a broom appeared, which was
leant up against a post.
"One and a half hours had passed
and I could not wait any longer.
"It would be total guesswork how
long it would take to finish the job.
"This job was outsourced by our
council...would have cost ratepayers
a small fortune.
"Should have been one ute, two
workers, working one and a half
hours to put in a sign."
To all the hard-working road
workers out there -- I apologise for
But please tell your mates to at
least look like they are working up a
sweat the next time I pass them on
NOMINATIONS for the
2015 Australian of the Year
The 2001 Australian of the
Year, Governor-General Peter
Cosgrove, last week opened the
National Australia Day Council
chair Adam Gilchrist said it is the
Australian public who must find a
worthy recipient each year, saying
that, "in true Australian style, it's
up to the people of this nation
to say who should be considered
for the awards by nominating
someone they find inspiring".
Current Australian of the
Year Adam Goodes said, "it's
really important to acknowledge
people doing good things" and,
therefore, urged the public to
Nominations can be made
online at australianoftheyear.org.
au or by calling 1300 655 193.
Australian of the Year
This job was
outsourced by our council...
would have cost ratepayers a
" B. WHITFIELD
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