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Mallala seeks new CEO
Danger barriers: motorist
MALLALA Council chief executive Charles
Mansueto has resigned from his position
in the middle of his extended contract to
pursue a new role with Salisbury Council.
Mr Mansueto this month announced he would
be quitting his post and returning to the northern
suburbs council, where he will become its general
manager of business excellence.
The Angle Vale resident joined Mallala Coun-
cil in 2009, after leaving his role in corporate de-
velopment at Salisbury.
Mr Mansueto said he served out his original
five-year contract with Mallala Council, which
was extended to September 2017 two years ago.
"I've been at Mallala five years, achieved a
number of things and it's an opportune time to
move on," he said.
"I've enjoyed my time at Mallala, I've met a lot
of good people."
He said resigning from his position was a dif-
ficult decision but one he has been considering
"for a while".
"It's not something that was made overnight,"
The outgoing chief executive said he was proud
of several projects instigated during his five
years overseeing operations at Mallala, includ-
ing attracting a new high school to the region as
part of the Two Wells Hickinbotham develop-
Elected members last week voted behind closed
doors to appoint corporate and community gen-
eral manager Peter Sellar as acting chief executive
until a new head is appointed.
Mr Mansueto said a new chief executive would
not be appointed until after the local government
elections in November, with council currently in
Mr Mansueto will finish at Mallala Council on
I’ve been at Mallala ﬁve
years, achieved a number of things
and it's an opportune time to move on.
I've enjoyed my time at Mallala, I've
met a lot of good people.
WIRE road-safety barriers presently being in-
stalled on Main North Road between Munno
Para and Gawler are dangerous to road users,
according to a local motorist.
Elizabeth resident Andrew Clifford believes the
barriers, made of thick steel wire threaded through
poles, have been installed too close to the road.
"The only good thing about it is it encourages peo-
ple to drive in the left lane, because it's too scary to
drive in the right lane," he said.
"To me, they should be put a car length from the
road, not 300mm."
Mr Clifford owns businesses LPG Systems and
Gawler Sound in Evanston South and travels from
Elizabeth to Gawler along Main North Road most
days of the week.
He said he was particularly concerned about mo-
torcycle riders using the stretch of road, because the
steel wire had the potential to sever the limbs of a
rider who crashed into them.
"They are dangerous for everybody, but more dan-
gerous for a motorcycle rider, who will get killed,
whereas a driver will just have their car written off,"
Mr Clifford said he had already witnessed a num-
ber of vehicles collide with the railings due to their
close proximity to the road.
"It's a cheap, nasty way...they should be using ar-
mourguard railing, or something like that," he said.
"They are better off spending the money to fix the
road up, rather than putting dangerous obstacles on
A Transport Department spokesperson said the
barriers were installed in many other locations across
the state, but did not support the claim they were a
threat to motorcyclists.
"Wire rope barriers are installed in a similar manner
around the world as a most effective barrier treatment
to prevent serious injury if drivers leave the road and
cross to the other side of the road or collide with trees
or other fixed objects by the roadside," she said.
"These barriers have proven to be most effective in
rural locations, such as the approach into Port Wake-
"They have also been installed on Willunga Hill, as
well as on the edges of other roads in SA."
The wire road-safety barriers that are presently being installed on Main
North Road between Munno Para and Gawler. The barriers have drawn
criticism due to their close proximity to the road and the threat they pose
to motorcycle riders.
PHOTO: Mary Ackers
" TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON
Wire rope barriers are installed in a similar manner
around the world as a most effective barrier treatment to
prevent serious injury if drivers leave the road and cross to
the other side of the road or collide with trees or other ﬁxed
objects by the roadside.
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