Insight into opportunities for local business

Wudinna District Council mayor Eleanor Scholz

Wudinna District Council mayor Eleanor Scholz

The Wudinna District Council is inviting all business operators, interested people and those thinking of starting a new business to go along to the Wudinna Community Club on Monday, April 9 at 7pm.

We will have representatives from Regional Development Australia Whyalla Eyre Peninsula (RDAWEP) and mining to provide brief overviews on the general business outlook for the Eyre Peninsula and our Wudinna council district, including an overview of potential opportunities for business through agriculture, mining and tourism.

The presentations will be followed by an open discussion about how business and the council should best position to organise and respond to future opportunities or issues and be a proactive voice.

All business operators, as well as those interested in running a business in the future are encouraged to be part of the conversation.

The session will include a light supper.

We are looking forward to seeing good representation from all our businesses from across the district to be part of the overview and conversations.

Apex Park

The access ramp to the Sound Stage is now complete with hand rails installed.

Planning for the skate and water play area at Apex Park continues, focusing on a youth activity zone (skate, spray and shoot), which looks to include a half-court area if space allows.

We are applying for funding for the project from the Office of Recreation and Sport and encourage letters of support for the project to be dropped into the council or emailed to this week.

Road inspections

Prior to our March council meeting, councillors were taken on an annual road trip in preparation for setting the proposed local road construction program for 2018-19.

We thank ratepayers for their patience as the Kyancutta/Mount Wedge bitumen project has been a major focus over the past few years while we have access to the Special Local Roads Funding and all being well 2018-19 should see this project finalised.

Councillors also noted the need for works on clearing drains on our local roads. Driver care can also assist in maintaining our road networks.

Rotary Men’s Wellness Campaign

The campaign was officially opened in the Wudinna Memorial Hall on Friday, March 23.

It was a great evening with a fantastic photographic exhibition by Robert Lang of men from across Eyre Peninsula highlighting and informing about resources available for men’s mental health.

Well done to all involved, the exhibition and information will continue in communities across Eyre Peninsula.

Eleanor Scholz

Wudinna District Council mayor