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LOCAL motorists have stepped up their
calls to improve the condition of Templers
to Hamley Bridge Road, which, they
say, has continued to deteriorate, despite
Hamley Bridge resident Janice Curnow is
among the many local road users who has
formally made complaints about the road's
appalling condition, but told The Bunyip she
is yet to see any improvement.
Mrs Curnow said she can't fathom how the
current condition could be considered as safe
for road users, and questioned what actions
have been followed through to improve the
"I have lived in Hamley Bridge for 35
years...I have seen bits and pieces (of
damage to the road), but nothing as drastic
and dangerous as what this is (now)," she
"Someone needs to address it."
She first complained to the Department
of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
(DPTI) about the road's condition in August
2016, with her correspondence continuing
through to this month.
The most recent response from DPTI stated
the road would continue to be monitored
ahead of any major works.
"Please be assured in the meantime that
the department will undertake any minor
maintenance works to ensure the road
is maintained in a safe and trafficable
condition for all road users," the statement
A DPTI spokesperson said the department
is aware of the Templers to Hamley Bridge
Road's condition, and action will continue to
be taken to keep the road safe.
"The road speed limits and signage will
continue to be monitored and assessed
and, as conditions change and repairs are
undertaken, DPTI will review the speed
limits until the permanent road base repairs
are completed," the spokesperson said.
Mrs Curnow said she hasn't seen any
maintenance works occur on the road, but
hopes some will eventuate because of the
danger posed to motorists.
"I haven't seen anything happen, except the
road limit being reduced and the flicking the
stone signs, that's pretty much it," she said.
"I haven't seen any monitoring of it at all,
and I travel it twice a day.
"It isn't as bad for people that know the
road, but for someone who has no idea and
is not from the area, it is a major concern."
The DPTI spokeperson confirmed major
works to repair the road's base are scheduled
to occur sometime before winter 2017.
ROAD TO RUIN
SOME of Australia's largest agribusinesses have
joined with the University of Adelaide to design
a new, business-focused Master of Agribusiness
The new master's degree will service one of
Australia's most important industry sectors, valued
at more than $430 billion annually and employing
an estimated 1.4 million Australians.
For every graduate there's an estimated six
positions available, according to the director of
the Centre for Global Food and Resources at
the University of Adelaide, Professor Wendy
"This is a key industry for our nation;
agribusinesses are currently seeking thousands of
graduates to fill demand for agricultural roles," she
"Our new Master of Agribusiness will enable
students to develop the skills necessary for
agribusiness leadership, management decision-
making, policy analysis and problem-solving, all
within an increasingly complex, ever-changing
New agribusiness degree
ABOVE: Roadwork signs appear often along the damaged
road, warning drivers of the reduced speed limit and
LEFT: The Templers to Hamley Bridge Road damage
is most signiﬁcant on the middle to outer edges, with
underlying gravel exposed. PHOTOS: Alec Urquhart
A RECENTLY announced grant of nearly
$25,000 is set to support veterans and their
families across the entire Wakefield electorate.
The Elizabeth and Salisbury Subsection of the
Naval Association of Australia (SA) has received
$24,346 under the Federal Government's Veteran
and Community Grants program, to install air-
conditioning, upgrade chairs and improve kitchen
Senator for South Australia Simon Birmingham,
who also announced a $2,350 grant for the Riverton
RSL sub-branch, said the benefits of the grant
funding will also flow on to the local community.
Local ex-service and community organisations,
veteran groups and private organisations are
eligible to apply for similar funding, with more
information available on the DVA's website, under
'consultation and grants' or by calling 133 254.
Wakeﬁeldʼs veteransʼ grants
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