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DRY AREAS REVIEW
PUBLIC COMMENTS SOUGHT
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
“ Building a Better Community”
The Berri Barmera Council is seeking community feedback on the Dry
Areas in Berri and Barmera.
The aims of the Dry Zones are to improve the safety and amenity of the
business and Riverfront districts. It also seeks to address the impact
that uncontrolled liquor consumption has on tourism,
anti-social behaviour, crime, the safety of the public and the image of
Berri and Barmera.
The Dry Areas, proclaimed under the Liquor Licensing Act, are;
Barwell Avenue, Barmera
Bice Street, Barmera (between Barwell Avenue and Sturt
Vaughan Terrace, Berri, and
the Berri Riverfront reserve.
We are seeking your views and opinions on the Dry Zones overall
and as a guide some of the issues we are seeking information on
the Dry Zone areas has reduced the incidence of public
there is a difference in behaviour of public drinkers since the
introduction of the dry areas
there is a need for more effective signage
there is a need to extend the Dry Zones areas
Closing date for feedback is 23 May 2017.
Please address feedback to;
Mr D.L. Beaton, Chief Executive Officer, Berri Barmera Council
PO Box 229, BERRI SA 5343
For further information please contact Tracey Alexander
on 8582 1922 or firstname.lastname@example.org
RIVERLAND growers and food producers are
being urged to attend a local agriculture conference
to learn more about their industry.
The one-day Australian Bureau of Agricultural
and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES)
Renmark Regional Outlook conference is being
held at the Renmark Hotel next Wednesday, with
industry experts speaking about a variety of issues
impacting the region.
ABARES senior economist Peter Collins said
speakers would come from a range of industries.
“It will be a chance for delegates from that part
of South Australia to come and listen to the research
from people from ABARES and the Bureau of
Meteorology, which doesn’t happen every day,” he
“It’s also a chance for people to hear from their
peers and other producers and agribusinesses that
are doing some really exciting things.
“We’ve found that when we have those type of
speakers the people seem to become really engaged,
and there’s a good interchange of ideas at these con-
The conference has been broken up into three
sessions, with each focusing on a different aspect of
“The first session will look at big-picture issues
as they relate to agriculture and will feature the
executive director of ABARES and the state man-
ager from ANZ,” Mr Collins said.
“The second session focuses on intensive and
irrigated agriculture and issues discussed will relate
to the corridor around the river.
“In the third session we’ll speak about broadacre
farming, because you don’t need to go too far away
from the river corridor to get into some broadacre
The ABARES Renmark Regional Outlook
Conference will be held at the Renmark Hotel on
Wednesday, May 3, from 9am to 4pm.
For more information, and to register for the free
event, visit www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/regional.
comes to town
A LOCAL MP has comm-
ended the new partnerships
formed between local and
groups and their efforts to
tackle illegal dumping in the
The SA Murray-Darling
Basin Natural Resources
(SAMDB) joined forces with
the Riverland Friends of Parks
for Cooltong Conservation
Park to remove rubbish from
more than 500 hectares of
land at Cooltong and the Berri
Rodeo Grounds last year.
These areas are now moni-
tored by community groups
working alongside SAMDB
to monitor and maintain the
areas, and prevent renewed
Member for Chaffey Tim
Whetstone said litter bugs
were a re-occurring problem
in the Riverland.
“Too often we see illegal
dumping occurring in parks
and reserves,” he said.
“It’s not only taking valu-
able resources to clean up, but
it’s potentially causing envi-
“With rubbish collected
from more than 500 hectares
of conservation parks and
reserves at Cooltong and the
Rodeo Grounds, it appears
considerable NRM Board
resources are being utilised to
clean-up illegal dumping.
“We need to look serious-
ly at the strategy currently in
place to ensure visitors and
locals alike are aware of the
severe penalties for illegal
forces to scrap
The SA Murray-Darling Basin Natural
Resources Management Board and Riverland
Friends of Parks for Cooltong Conservation
Park are working together to monitor areas
around the Riverland for illegal dumping.
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