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THE State Government will
invest $900,000 this year
to seal road shoulders on
sections of the Karoonda
Highway between Loxton
and Murray Bridge.
More than $17 million
is being invested in the
latest round of the State
Government’s rural road
safety infrastructure pro-
The State Government
will spend $341 million
over four years on regional
road safety and maintenance
through programs such as
the Regional Roads Package,
Yorke Peninsula Regional
Road Network Upgrade and
investment in the Riverland
region under the National
Highway Upgrade Program.
Road Safety Minister Chris
Picton said 2017 saw 101
fatalities on South Australian
“The State Government
remains focused on reducing
deaths and injuries on our
roads, and our investment in
infrastructure plays a criti-
cal role in achieving these
goals,” he said.
“It is committed to
improving road infrastruc-
ture right across the state and
this $17 million investment
in rural roads will go a long
way towards increasing safe-
ty, particularly at black-spot
“Serious casualty crashes
in rural areas are mostly sin-
gle vehicle type crashes on
“Through constant anal-
ysis of road crash statis-
tics, we are able to identify
the priority locations for
Highway cash splash
Riverland’s finest goes on show
SLIGHTLY windy, but perfect temperatures
are forecast for tomorrow’s fast-growing
food and beverage festival, Rivafest.
A top of 28C is forecast in Renmark, while
winds are expected to pick up to between 20
and 30 km/h during the evening.
Gates open for the Renmark Paringa
Council event at 4.30pm, while food and
drinks stallholders will operate from 5pm.
Renmark Paringa Council director corpo-
rate and community services Melissa Amos
said she expected the pleasant weather to
have a positive effect on the event.
“Weather is a large component of an out-
door major event such as this,” she said.
“Last year we had perfect temperatures of
30 degrees which drew a crowd of 1300.
“With temperatures of 28 degrees expect-
ed this weekend we are expecting a bumper
crowd of up to 2000 people, many who have
travelled to the region just to attend this
Ms Amos said anyone thinking of attend-
ing for the first time could expect a “fantas-
tic” event in a stunning setting.
“Rivafest will bring the Renmark river
front alive this Saturday... there are many
reasons to join us under the stars and along
the banks of the Murray River,” she said.
“(People can expect) the natural beauty of
the setting, the mix of local producers and
caterers showcasing exciting regional menus
and craft beverages.
“They are coupled with our exciting line-
up of entertainment, which includes local
resident Sherri Bonney and headline act
Mckenzie, culminating in a dazzling fire-
Ms Amos encouraged people to make the
most of the early-bird ticket specials.
“Pre-sale tickets close at 5pm (today) so
hurry down to the visitor information centre
or online and grab one to avoid crowds and
congestion at the gate,” she said.
Festival-goers can get a taste of the region,
with stallholders serving up dishes featuring
Riverland produce, while a number of locally
made craft beverages will be available.
Angove Family Winemakers, Arrosto
Coffee, Jachmann Ciders, Arnold Brothers,
Woolshed Brewery and the Murray River
Queen will keep thirsts quenched, while the
Renmark Club, Mishes Kitchen, Eleni’s@
Mallee Estate, European Cuisine, Renmark
Hotel and Andy Symeonakis Catering will
take care of food.
Wilkadene Woolshed Brewery employees Nicole Osborne, Jackson Beavis and Rhett Dempsey
will be serving up the brewery’s range of craft beverages at tomorrow’s Rivafest on Renmark’s
river front. PHOTO: Christian Longbardi
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