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A DOG statue and a rising sun, to be in-
stalled as part of a Two Wells war memorial,
will face community consultation.
The Two Wells RSL sub-branch has been
working on upgrading the town's memorial,
with Mallala Council approving renovations and
a new tribute to 42 fallen Australian soldiers in
The RSL last month sought additional per-
mission to install the rising sun feature and a
life-sized dog statue, to commemorate the eight
dogs that have died in Afghanistan.
RSL president Tony Flaherty said the two fea-
tures were critical to the memorial.
"The rising sun is symbol of all Australian ser-
vicemen," he said.
The steel rising-sun installation will feature a
solar panel to allow the memorial to light up at
Meanwhile, council has berated the RSL af-
ter the group undertook unauthorised work on
the memorial, including temporarily removing a
portion of the memorial and surrounding pav-
ers, while cleaning the site in May.
The RSL removed a portion of the memorial
for further cleaning and safety enhancements af-
ter it became dislodged during the upgrade.
Mayor Duncan Kennington wrote to Mr
Flaherty last month expressing council's "disap-
pointment and frustration" over the incident.
Mr Flaherty said he had to make an immediate
decision at the time, after learning a portion of
the memorial had become dislodged, and opted
to authorise the installation of metal pins within
the structure for safety reasons.
VIRGINIA residents are angry about
the condition of Old Port Wakefield
Road, which they say is dangerous to
Sections of the road, both north and south
of Virginia, were flooded after recent heavy
rainfall, with poor drainage causing water to
pool in the roadway's centre.
The residents' major concerns are that mo-
torists are driving through the water at speed
and causing damage to, and potentially los-
ing control of, their vehicles.
Virginia resident Ken Carypidis said it is a
recurring problem that needs to be fixed be-
fore someone gets severely injured, or even
"Someone's going to smash up there very
bad, one day, and we don't need a major crash
just to get people to get off their a***s (to do
something about it)," he said.
Mr Carypidis said he contacted Playford
Council and the Department for Planning,
Transport and Infrastructure but had seen
"For years, (Playford Council) has been
saying it's the department's job, and the de-
partment say it's the council's job," he said.
"I asked the minister for transport and he
sent a guy out to have a look, and he reckons
the road is appropriate and doesn't need any
attention." Working on it
Playford Council planning manager Shaun
Kennedy said council has received feedback
from residents about water pooling on Old
Port Wakefield Road and has been working
to address the issue.
"Council has introduced a number of tem-
porary remedies to help reduce water pool-
ing, but we still seek a long-term solution to
the matter," he said.
"To completely resolve matters requires ex-
"We continue to seek financial support
from the State Government to fund an up-
grade of the road, which falls under the re-
sponsibility of Department for Planning,
Transport and Infrastructure.
"Council will continue to lobby the State
Government for support on this issue."
Mr Kennedy said it is also the respon-
sibility of the department to ensure proper
warning signage is erected on the road dur-
ing times of heavy rain to warn motorists of
A spokesperson from the depart-
ment said that it is responsible for
the care, control and management
of Old Port Wakefield Road between
Angle Vale and Penfield roads.
However, she said the section be-
tween Penfield and Port Wakefield
roads is the council's responsibility.
"The department is aware of the
drainage issues in this area," she
"The DPTI is responsible for the
run-off from the road surface and
the council is responsible for the
run-off collection from the abut-
"Fixed 'fold-down signs' have been installed
on both approaches to the town of Virginia
to warn the road users of the potential flood-
"These signs will become operational when
A fold-down sign is one which is perma-
nently installed on site, but only opened
These signs can be opened by a department
supervisor, or the maintenance contractor,
when they believe a hazard exists.
Ten minor-injury crashes were recorded
on Old Port Wakefield Road between Janu-
ary 2012 and December 2013, however nine
of these accidents occurred at intersections,
rather than along Old Port Wakefield Road.
The Angle Vale Road/Old Port Wakefield
Road intersection was the most hazardous,
with five accidents recorded there during that
Virginia residents plead for repairs
The rising sun is symbol of
all Australian servicemen.
A picture taken during the worst of the ooding
shows the water hazard on Old Port Wake eld Road.
Ken Carypidis is
fed up with the
on Old Port
Wake eld Road,
which he says
is a danger to
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NEWS IN BRIEF
National Tree Day
GAWLER and Barossa residents are asked to
help the local environment and to grow a plant
on July 27 for National Tree Day.
The call comes from South Australian
environmental organisation, Trees For Life, which
has developed easy-to-grow tree kits for the day.
The kits can be found at Foodland in Gawler,
Angaston, Nuriootpa and Tanunda and are just $1
Trees For Life chief executive Greg Boundy said
National Tree Day is important as it gets people to
think about and help the environment.
"This project can involve anyone, whether it's
a kindergarten or school group or residents in an
aged-care facility," Mr Boundy said.
"We'd love all local communities to be part of it."
Church's rst service
THE Impact Church Barossa recently held its
first service since its building was renovated.
Held on July 6 at Dorrien, the service was the first
under the name Impact Church Barossa, which was
formed from a merger with Barossa New Life Centre
Pastor Ian Zerna said he was pleased with the
turnout for the opening of the auditorium, which
can now seat 200 people.
"Our first Sunday was a huge success," he said.
"We had a packed house of families enjoying
the renovated facility, hearing a message of
encouragement and faith that was followed by a
festival for the whole family."
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