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By ALEXANDRA LOKAN
Funding for road safety
improvements should come before
any speed limit reduction on local
roads, according to a local MP.
The State Government is currently
reviewing a report into reducing speed
limits from 110km/h to 100km/h on roads
across South Australia, including Book-
purnong, Stanitzki and Kingston roads in
Last week, a Department of Plan-
ning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI)
spokesperson told The Murray Pioneer
that the report was currently before Road
Safety Minister Tony Piccolo.
The spokesperson said Mr Piccolo
hoped to meet with local councils in com-
ing months before making a decision on
the 10km/h cuts.
Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone
said councils had so far spoken against the
“The feedback the minister has
received from local councils is over-
whelmingly opposed to reducing speed
limits on the proposed roads,” he said.
“The State Government’s findings from
its review must be released to the public to
show the minister has taken the commu-
nity’s concerns on board when considering
the proposed reductions.
“Before the State Government looks
at a blanket approach of reducing speed
limits, it must understand how this would
increase the risk in such areas as driver
Mr Whetstone said he would prefer to
see physical changes to local roads before
a speed limit reduction.
“What I would like to see is much-
needed funding committed to repairing
and upgrading our roads in the Riverland
and Mallee to make them safer to drive
on,” he said. “A number of roads in the
Riverland and Mallee roads need shoulder
sealing, more overtaking lanes, removal of
roadside hazards such as vegetation and
general surface repair, which should be the
first port of call in increasing road safety
in the region.”
A cult 1984 film
featuring a town that bans
dancing is the subject of a
local high school’s 2014
For the first time, Loxton
High will perform an adapted
version of Footloose at the Lox-
ton Community Theatre next
The stage version will fea-
ture a collection of songs used
in the 1984 film, six of which
made it into the top 40 charts.
These include number one
hit Footloose, Let’s Hear it for
the Boy and the ballad Almost
“For the Loxton High School
stage interpretation the action
has been set in the 1950s and
features a colourful array of
fashion from this era,” a spokes-
person said. “The cast of Foot-
loose is composed of 50 com-
mitted students, who have been
rehearsing every Friday evening
“Added to this, the principal
cast members have also been
rehearsing Sunday afternoons
to develop their characters and
practise their lines.
“The cast is well supported
by the extensive student-based
backstage crew and commit-
ted staff who manage the sets,
lighting, sound, hair and make-
up, front of house and other
areas; bringing the total number
of students involved in the pro-
duction close to 100.”
The director of Footloose is
Claire Dalzell, who has previ-
ously directed The Wiz (2010)
and The Sound of Music (2012)
for Loxton High School.
Jane Trower, a long-serving
member of the production team,
returns to the role of music
director for the 2014 produc-
Footloose will be performed
at the Loxton Community Thea-
tre from Thursday, August 21,
to Saturday, August 23.
Students tackle cult 1984 musical
The poster for Loxton High School’s 2014 musical production Footloose was officially launched at rehearsal on Friday night. Pictured
with the poster (printed by Irving Design & Print) are cast members Shaylee Coombe, Christian Hansen, Jacob Taylor, Imogen
Greenhill Galeo and Joshua Vivian. Tickets (available from Totally Exposed, Loxton) go on sale from Thursday (July 31).
Set in rural USA, Footloose is the tale of a town that
has banned dancing after a tragic accident – years before
claimed the lives of some local youth returning from a
Ren, who has just moved to the town of Bomont from
Chicago, struggles to contain his urge to express himself
through dance and finds himself at odds with many of the
adults in this town as a result.
Footloose is the story of how Ren and the young people
of Bomont struggle to have their voice heard and their need
to feel trusted.
It features romance, emotion, humour, toe-tapping cho-
rus dance numbers and hit songs.
Umm...what’s a Footloose?
Waikerie’s KESAB judging next week
KESAB judges will assess
Waikerie as an entrant in the
program next week.
Judges will assess the town across
categories including waste prevention,
and community engagement on Mon-
day, August 11 from 12 noon.
The Waikerie Waste Transfer Sta-
tion will be open for free dumping
of domestic refuse and garden waste
from 12.30pm to 4.30pm on Sunday,
August 10. All loads should be sepa-
rated into paper and cardboard, glass,
tin and aluminium cans, plastics,
metal and green waste.
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