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BERRI Barmera’s new council
last week approved a fifth budget
adjustment to works at the Berri
The project, originally estimated
to cost $398,280, has now jumped
to $547,080 to allow for extra work
including asbestos removal.
A report to last week’s regular
monthly council meeting from
major projects manager Gary
Brinkworth said an extra $44,840
was necessary to remove more
material to get the necessary lev-
els to allow for launching of boats
from the new ramp.
“It was originally estimated that
approximately 2700 cubic metres
of materials would have to be dis-
posed of,” the report says.
“However, during the dredging
this was significantly increased
to approximately 8350 cubic
“The material was not
identified during the initial
planning and design of the site as
it was underwater and subject to
The report also says further
adjustments may be necessary to
cater for lighting and the growth of
new grass at the site.
The marina project – which
will include a new car park for
the four-lane boat ramp – will
be funded in part by the South
Australian Boating Facilities
Advisory Commission by up to
Boat ramp budget up again
RENMARK-BASED Almondco Australia collected
three wins from 10 categories at the statewide food
industry awards on Friday.
The local company won in the best practice,
innovation and export categories – and was
a finalist in the regional category – at the 2014
South Australian Food Industry Program Awards,
presented in Adelaide.
Almondco Australia managing director Brenton
Woolston said the award wins were good timing,
with the company celebrating its 70th birthday this
“It was a great recognition,” he said.
“It also helps to lift the profile of our region.
“Almondco had a great story to tell, because we
had a record year (for intake and export) and it’s
also our 70th year.”
Nonetheless, Mr Woolston said the wins came as
“They received the largest amount of nomina-
tions ever this year so we weren’t sure,” he said.
“We do work hard to try and improve our busi-
ness and make sure that the ultimate award goes
back to our growers.
“It was really a night of nights for the food indus-
try, so for Almondco to come out with three awards
is fantastic for the business and the Riverland.”
State Agriculture, Food and Fisheries Minister
Leon Bignell said the awards aimed to recognise
some of South Australia’s leading food industry
businesses and individuals who demonstrate vision,
leadership and excellence.
“This year’s awards attracted a record number of
entries, including a number of first-time applicants,
which strongly illustrates the strength of South
Australia’s food industry,” he said.
Food South Australia chief executive officer
Catherine Barnett said a record 650 guests attended
Friday night’s awards dinner.
“This is a fantastic reflection on the importance
of the awards and their regard within the South
Australian food industry,” she said.
“It’s great to see businesses of all sizes repre-
sented in this year’s group of winners.
“The mix of recognition going to both industry
pioneers and emerging businesses illustrates the
strength and diversity in our food sector.”
Other award winners last night included Seafood
Exporters Australia, Woodside Cheese, Golden
North, and Enzos at Home.
GO ALMONDCO: Almondco’s won big at a statewide awards night, thanks to its new ‘Pure’ brand. INSET: Almondco managing director
Brenton Woolston (right) is presented with one of three awards by State Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith at the 2014 South Australian
Food Industry Program Awards on Friday.
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