Environment

Helping our environment

NATIONAL LANDCARE WEEK Mr TRELOAR (Flinders) (11:30): By leave, on behalf of the member for Heysen I move: That this house: (a) recognises that 6 to 13 September 2020 is National Landcare Week; (b) acknowledges the outstanding contribution by volunteers in our local communities who advocate for and enhance our natural environments; and (c) highlights the…

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Inaugural Eyre Peninsula Landscape board members appointed

The inaugural Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board members have been appointed, joining Chair Mark Whitfield, in leading a back-to-basics approach on managing natural resources in the region. The new board members all live locally and provide a diverse range of skills and expertise. The six new board members include: Brian Foster – Brian is a fourth…

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Duck Ponds bushfire

Mr TRELOAR (Flinders) (15:17): During mid-afternoon on Monday of this week, a fire took hold just west of Port Lincoln in the area known as Duck Ponds. Strong north-westerly winds pushed the fire quickly towards the city, and on a day of extreme fire danger, emergency services, which were very much at the ready, responded…

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Opening up space for a greener Port Lincoln

The Marshall Liberal Government is investing $13.3 million to help fund 31 projects to make SA greener, preserve open space and build local community infrastructure. The State Government will partner with respective local councils to fund and deliver these projects, to be funded through the Planning and Development Fund. The City of Port Lincoln’s Parnkalla…

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Big boost for South Australia’s regional costs

The Marshall Liberal Government will secure the state’s vulnerable regional coastline with $4 million in funding to help deal with erosion, flooding and sand drift. The 2018-19 State Budget will deliver $4 million over four years to regional coastal councils to help repair, restore and sustain their coastlines. Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs…

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Report on CFS powers tabled

The Select Committee on the Fire and Emergency Services Bill tabled its final report in the House of Assembly today. The Committee, chaired by Mr Peter Treloar MP, Member for Flinders, made 10 recommendations regarding Clause 23 of the Bill, which extends the powers of the Country Fire Service (CFS) in directing prescribed activities. While…

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Power outage highlights major problems

It was with great anticipation and excitement when, as a small boy, our family home was connected to the 240 Volt state-wide power grid. The arrival of electricity brought many changes to our daily lives. The ensuing 50 years saw technological advances, particularly in communications, that resulted in the world being connected in ways we…

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Wild dog numbers threaten Ag industry

More funding is needed to control wild dogs in South Australia, with an increase in dog numbers posing a threat to the State’s pastoral industry. The situation has become desperate, and we need more money to protect our sheep industry in South Australia. Wild dogs, or dingoes, are a declared pest south of the Dog…

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