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  • Afternoons - 30/04/2009 - 01:35 PM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Amanda Blair
    Producer Ms Monique Bowley 08 8419 1395
    Blair says she liked when Hugo spoke about a study they did examining the 'walkability' of suburbs. It found that certain suburbs are much more suitable for people to walk around. Hugo says that study showed the way in which we design our cities has a health impact. The more people walk around their suburbs the less fat they'll be. This is interesting considering the highest rates of obesity is amongst the Baby Boomers. We need strong anti-obesity measures to be bought in for those people in their 40s, 50s and early 60s. Blair says many Baby Boomers moved to the outer suburbs where the areas are not as walkable. Hugo says The Advertiser reported today that Adelaide's inner city traffic problems are worse than in Sydney and Melbourne. Considering this we have to look into what is great about Adelaide and how to preserve it. Blair says having a great city comes down to Govt and the local council town planning for things like public transport, housing and roads. Hugo says there should be debate about town planning so it is not left up to an elite few to decide which way a city should go. Rollond says his food business exports a lot to overseas markets like Italy and France. He says he noticed the inner city living and village lifestyle in Italy is very warming and welcoming. In Adelaide he lives in Mile End and it also has that very inviting atmosphere since some positive things are happening in the area. He says we should look at overseas town planning models that help create this community atmosphere. Hugo says having social capital is really important for increasing the well being of a community. Blair talks about how she thinks the Parklands are a bit prohibitive when it comes to connecting the different suburbs of Adelaide. Hugo says Blair is right when she says the Parklands cuts off the suburbs.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: caller Rollond; Prof Graham Hugo, National Centre for Social Applications of Geographical Information Systems, Adelaide Uni
    Duration: 10:03
    Summary ID: A00034531075 

  • 12:00 News - 30/04/2009 - 12:06 PM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Newsreader
    Producer Mr Phil Eldridge 08 8343 4332
    Five metro councils have got more than $18M in Fed Govt grants for major building projects as part of its latest economic stimulus package. It is reported that $5M is for the revitalisation of the St Peters area and $4M goes to the redevelopment of the Campbelltown Library. Ellis says councils need to have projects on the drawing board.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Kate Ellis, Federal ALP MP
    Duration: 0:35
    Summary ID: A00034529915 

  • 12:00 News - 30/04/2009 - 12:06 PM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Newsreader
    Station Ph: 08 8419 1395
    The Chelsea Cinema could eventually have a new owner. A mystery bidder has expressed interest in buying the Kensington Road building, which is being leased by Wallis Cinemas. It's understood the confidential offer has been put to the Burnside Council but it has deferred the sale until after the community consultation process is completed.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Duration: 0:16
    Summary ID: A00034529687 

  • The Soapbox - 30/04/2009 - 11:28 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    David Bevan
    Producer Ms Sonya Feldhoff 08 8343 4407
    Anne Moran says the latest with Harris Scarfe is that the council put a group together to approach its owners to ask if they could keep the front facade and the facade along the lane. She says there was a negative response on that. She says it is their right because it is not Heritage-listed. She hopes they will change their minds. She says it's a lovely red brick old lane. She says North Terrace was a fantastic facade result. She says it's kept the streetscape in tact and put the 'big, hideous, ugly building of Myer's behind it. Bevan says he was so impressed by Bendigo, which he says has kept much of its beautiful architecture. Moran says having the Myer building with its big black-green panels facing North Terrace would have ruined it. She says the group would like to keep the streetscape of Rundle Mall looking as it is.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Anne Moran, Councillor, Adelaide City Council
    Duration: 3:25
    Summary ID: A00034529361 

  • The Soapbox - 30/04/2009 - 11:08 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    David Bevan
    Producer Ms Sonya Feldhoff 08 8343 4407
    Bevan welcomes the students from the Cleve Area School who will be in Adelaide for a week. Kathleen wonders if the program has touched on the issue of the Harris Scarfe building, which she says is due to be demolished if a decision is made by the [Adelaide] City Council on May 11. She says the Adelaide National Trust is very concerned about the issue. She says the building is of state significance in the history of our state, the only remaining department store built in the 1920s. She says they'd appreciate support on this. Bevan says his dad used to work there wrapping people's purchases in brown paper and string.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: caller Kathleen
    Duration: 4:23
    Summary ID: A00034528744 

  • Mornings - 30/04/2009 - 10:32 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Matthew Abraham and David Bevan
    Station Ph: 08 8343 4332
    Daniels talks about measuring the importance of backyards and putting it in the planning process. He says any open space maintains diversity and people with backyards should plant them up with natives and other non-weedy species. He says some councils are using roadsides to grow things. Daniels talks about whether we could reintroduce the platypus in the Salisbury wetlands, since they were native to South Australia once. He says there are plans to get them back into Scott Creek and Warrawong has had them for some time.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Prof Chris Daniels, Professor of Urban Ecology, UniSA; various callers
    Duration: 5:20
    Summary ID: A00034528317 

  • Mornings - 30/04/2009 - 09:42 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    David Bevan
    Station Ph: 08 8343 4332
    Bevan wonders what SA will do with the water if it rains, a question which raises the subject of Cheltenham. He says the Government has said they'll put aside about 35% of the racecourse for open space, about 10% for wetlands. He says he spoke yesterday with the Member for Cheltenham Jay Weatherill, who's also the Minister for the Environment, over whether or not this will deliver the best value for that land. He says 65% of the land will be devoted to housing and the rest will be open space. [Replay of audio from yesterday's interview with Jay Weatherill.] Colin Pitman says it's true to say that 100% of Cheltenham can achieve more than having 35% of Cheltenham set aside for stormwater. He says the point that needs to be considered in this are two factors, one the value of the land that's being taken and two, the cost of bringing the water to the site. He says if the cost of producing water, say at the desal plant or from the Murray, is greater than the cost of producing water from this site then the issue should be considered within the cost benefit framework. Pitman says there would be an economic outcome which would be favourable with more water coming in to Cheltenham. He says as with all sites that are established for stormwater recycling, the value of the land or the lease of the land must be taken into account in the cost of producing that water. Pitman says River Murray water isn't properly costed because we don't take in the value of the sourced water costs. He says the cost of producing water is a consideration in the sizing of any wetlands. Bevan asks if there's enough water to justify 100% of the Cheltenham land to be used for stormwater reclamation. Pitman says there's certainly enough water, the source of water however is increasingly remote, with increasing volume. He says he thinks in Adelaide, in all open space, consideration should be given to retaining those open space areas, which includes industrial land.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: [Audio replay: Jay Weatherill, Member for Cheltenham and Environment Minister]; Colin Pitman, Salisbury Council
    Duration: 10:57
    Summary ID: A00034527404 

  • Morning Show - 30/04/2009 - 09:23 AM
    ABC North & West SA (Port Pirie)
    Kieran Weir
    Producer Mr Tom Henderson 08 8638 4811
    Weir says water use charges for residential customers are set to change with the introduction of legislation into Parl this week that will see four quarterly bills indicate what costs are associated with regular use. He wonders if that means customers will be paying more. He says the 'complex billing system' is about to be streamlined and there'll be new levels of water use built into the new charges. Maywald explains that the water use charge will now be included on a quarterly instead of six-monthly basis. She explains the previous three-tier pricing system and says the new system means customers will get four smaller bills throughout the year instead of two small bills and two big bills. Weir asks about the work being undertaken by the SA Water Select Committee which is chaired by Greens MLC Mark Parnell, who claims SA Water's own research shows support for the current levels of water restrictions is fading. He says Parnell claims South Austns are frustrated with the perceived inequity of household restrictions which allow people to use as much as they like indoors but not on the garden. Maywald says it's impossible to police indoor water use. She details projects the Government is working on to improve water infrastructure in SA. She urges the public to be patient and continue to observe restrictions until the drought is over and the new water saving and generating projects are up and running. She says the Government is investing $272m into the Christies Beach waste water system upgrade, which includes the Southern Urban Reuse project. She says this will pipe reused water for parks and gardens in partnership with the Onkaparinga Council into new developments down that way. She says the Government is also investing in projects like the green village at Lochiel Park, a stormwater catchment reuse project at Adelaide Airport, wetlands and stormwater catchment at Cheltenham and buying water for Riverland irrigators. She says it's a difficult time for everybody but the Government is doing the best it can. She expects annual water bills for the average household to double over a period of four to five years. She says this year's increase is 17%.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Karlene Maywald, SA Minister for Water Security
    Duration: 7:54
    Summary ID: A00034528342 

  • Breakfast - 30/04/2009 - 07:35 AM
    Radio Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Peter Godfrey
    Station Ph: 08 8303 5000
    Godfrey talks about the Adelaide City Council announcing its draft business plan and budget for the 2009/10 financial year. They have opened up a public consultation through May. Michael Harbison talks about releasing the draft budget, and the public have a few weeks to comment, attend community consultation sessions that start next week, or comment online. He talks about the importance of the public being involved in the process from a legal perspective. He discusses a key focus for the ACC, sustainability and environmental outcomes. He says high rises aren't that good for the environment, but medium rise housing like in Adelaide, is environmentally very efficient, as you use less energy and save water as there's no gardens. He talks about the water they use in the Parklands that are shared by thousands of people. He says governments and councils make sure when new dwellings are built in the cities, they are properly insulated and oriented to take advantage of sunlight etc. He says they give grants for rainwater tanks, better insulation, installation of water and power saving devices etc. He talks about a large solar power generation installation on top of the Central Market and the Adelaide Aquatic Centre. He talks about the redevelopment of Victoria Park and the Glenelg to Adelaide pipeline that is proceeding well to rescue thousands of trees that are doing it tough. He gives details of the draft that's on the Adelaide City Council website, the consultation session and how hard copy versions are available at the council and library.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Michael Harbison, Adelaide Lord Mayor
    Duration: 5:00
    Summary ID: A00034528055 

  • Breakfast - 30/04/2009 - 07:16 AM
    Radio Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Peter Godfrey
    Station Ph: 08 8303 5000
    Danenberg talks about the outcomes of a plastic bag ban, coming into force in SA on Monday. He says South Australia has for many years lead the way in resource recovery and recycling with the CDL, and the plastic bag ban will see 400 million plastic bags coming out of the waste stream. He says SA is internationally recognised as a world leader in recycling and this plastic bag ban will see us move further ahead of other states in terms of our commitment to a cleaner world. Danenberg says there are options for lining the bin - compostable bags and other ways of dealing with rubbish.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Jamnes Danenberg, Conservation Council
    Duration: 5:58
    Summary ID: A00034528449

  • 10:00 News - 30/04/2009 - 10:03 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Newsreader
    Producer Mr Phil Eldridge 08 8343 4332
    Michael Pengilly says Rebels MC bikies planning a national run to Victor Harbor are not welcome in his electorate on Saturday. The bikies are protesting against the SA Govt's anti bikie laws. Pengilly says taxpayers will be paying for police resources on the day, dragging resources from other areas. The Mayor doesn't have a problem with the bikies visiting, as they don't prejudge people in Victor. As long as they adhere to the rules and respect the community they are welcome.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Mary-Lou Corcoran, Mayor of Victor Harbor; Michael Pengilly, MP
    Duration: 0:51
    Summary ID: A00034527741 

  • Morning Show - 30/04/2009 - 09:28 AM
    ABC Riverland SA (Renmark)
    Bronwen Wade
    Station Ph: 08 8586 1311
    Interview with Peter Hunt, Mayor, Berri Barmera Council. He discusses the town centre redevelopment plan, which is currently awaiting $18-19m in Fed Govt funding for the recreation centre. Hunt feels the economic climate limits what they can achieve but thinks the community is looking forward to a new recreation centre and swimming pool. The oval will not be redeveloped for now, but the Berri Bowling Club is likely to be moved so the riverfront can be developed. Hunt would like to see something overlooking the river, creating a sort of precinct. He updates the status of the super school, which has not been high on the agenda recently. Hunt is positive about the development.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Peter Hunt, Mayor, Berri Barmera Council
    Mentions: SA Dept of Education
    Duration: 7:56
    Summary ID: W00034527569 

  • Mornings - 30/04/2009 - 09:23 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    David Bevan
    Station Ph: 08 8343 4332
    Continuing discussion: Theo Maris expresses his disappointment with the Adelaide City Council, discussing the economic downturn, the Federal Government trying to stimulate the economy by providing $4b to people so they can build affordable residential development in the city. He says residential development and affordable standard means people up to $65,000 pa income, people we need to be working in the city like police officers, office workers, nurses, and retail staff. He says the ACC want to rehabilitate the city, but what have they done in stimulating development in the city? Moran refers to the council developing the Balfours site, the population of the city has gone through the roof, and it's been completely transformed into a residential high density city. Maris says the Balfours site has nothing to do with affordability, or the stimulus package. He says the council has taken no initiative to take up anything the Federal Government has been offering. Clarke says land in Adelaide is more expensive than the outer suburbs, they need more money available to the ACC to do the affordable housing projects.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Anne Moran, Adelaide City Council; Ralph Clarke, Adelaide City Council; Theo Maris, Developer
    Duration: 3:01
    Summary ID: A00034527188 

  • Mornings - 30/04/2009 - 09:07 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    David Bevan
    Station Ph: 08 8343 4332
    Bevan refers to a story in The Advertiser where Theo Maris thinks the council should be shut down and is a waste of space. Moran says Maris is disappointed the affordable housing isn't going ahead, but it's a tight financial time, council can't be irresponsible with finances, and is pulling back on some projects. She talks about the affordable housing project at Sturt and Whitemore Square giving young people and opportunity to live in the city. Ralph Clarke is disappointed Theo Maris didn't talk to them directly about the issue, but shares his anguish. He says the council has strategic land holdings around the city, they borrow money, on sell it in the hope of it being developed to make a profit, and then use the money to build and do other things. He says some projects they were expected to sell, the buyers due to the financial crises have not gone through with the sale, which means if they bought additional land within the city for affordable housing, their debt levels will rise. Moran says if they went ahead and proceeded with projects, Maris would have a good point about getting rid of the council, but it's unfair to call for the sacking over being prudent and careful. Clarke talks about how many strategic properties they've put on hold due to the financial crisis. She is puzzled as to why Maris didn't talk to them as he is good friends with the Lord Mayor. Mike says if you're issuing building approvals within the council, and dealing land through the council, isn't that a conflict of interest? Clarke says if it's their own property in development approvals, they don't deal with the Development Assessment Commission. (Continuing discussion)
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Anne Moran, Adelaide City Council; Caller Mike, Dulwich; Ralph Clarke, Adelaide City Council
    Duration: 5:20
    Summary ID: A00034526698 

  • Mornings - 30/04/2009 - 09:05 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    David Bevan
    Station Ph: 08 8343 4332
    Coming up:
    - Anne Moran and the Ralph Clarke, ACC.
    - Martin Hamilton-Smith to answer questions on the 'dodgy document scandal'.
    - Revisiting an issue raised with Jay Weatherill about the use of Cheltenham racecourse for storm water quoting Colin Pitman from the Salisbury Council who had views on how that land could be used and what we should be considering.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Duration: 1:26
    Summary ID: A00034526521 

  • 08:30 News - 30/04/2009 - 08:36 AM
    Triple M (Adelaide)
    Newsreader
    News Director Ms Monique Crichton 08 8290 1113
    More than $18M will be spent on revamping main streets, sporting and community centres. Federal Minister for Sport and Youth Kate Ellis says there is $5M for the St Peter's precinct, $4M for Campbelltown library, and $3M for Port Noarlunga foreshore.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Kate Ellis, Federal Minister for Your and Sport
    Duration: 0:29
    Summary ID: A00034525980 

  • 07:30 News - 30/04/2009 - 07:33 AM
    ABC Riverland SA (Renmark)
    Newsreader
    Journalist Ms Bronwen Wade 08 8586 1330
    Barry Hurst, CEO, Renmark Paringa Council, says the Riverland's three councils will work together on a development plan as part of a proposed Riverland Futures Task Force plan to diversify the economy. The council will commit another $15,000 in funding.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Barry Hurst, CEO, Barry Hurst
    Duration: 0:39
    Summary ID: W00034526484 

  • Breakfast Show - 30/04/2009 - 07:15 AM
    ABC West Coast SA (Port Lincoln)
    John Wibberley
    Field Producer Ms Emma Pedler 08 8683 2611
    Wibberley says he has spoken to Liberal Candidate for Flinders Peter Treloar and Tumby Bay District Council Environmental Services Manager Laurie Collins regarding amendments to the existing coastal development plan in Franklin Harbour and Tumby Bay. He says they will be rolled out across Eyre Peninsula, so these are almost test cases. He plays a number a public responses from Tumby Bay residents on the issue. One man says development shouldn't be a problem as long as the native vegetation isn't affected. A woman says each case needs to be assessed individually and there should be flexible guidelines. She doesn't agree with farmers potentially being told they won't be able to build on their own land, because it is too close to the water. Another man says he was not aware of any changes. Another woman says too many people want to make quick money, without knowledge or integrity. She says the water supply on Eyre Peninsula may be almost exhausted. Another man says he supports protecting the environment. Another woman says she is not against development. Another woman says farmers should have a say on what they build on their property. A local farmer says if you own the land you should be able to build a house on it.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Vox Pops
    Duration: 4:53
    Summary ID: A00034524250 

  • 06:30 News - 30/04/2009 - 06:31 AM
    ABC Riverland SA (Renmark)
    Newsreader
    Journalist Ms Bronwen Wade 08 8586 1330
    Renmark Paringa Council CEO Barry Hurst says the Council will be committing a total of $25,000 to the Riverland Futures Taskforce. Hurst says the funding will support two projects both aimed at forming a united front on the future development of the Riverland. Hurst says the Council will be working with Berri Barmera and Loxton Waikerie Councils on the scheme.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Barry Hurst, CEO, Barry Hurst
    Duration: 0:41
    Summary ID: W00034523721 

  • ABC News - 29/04/2009 - 07:14 PM
    ABC1 (Adelaide)
    Dominique Schwartz
    Program Ph: 08 8343 4001
    An Adelaide City Council investigation has found a computer glitch is the most likely explanation for the accidental draining of the Torrens Lake in Feb. It's been unable to rule out human error. The council plans to replace a software system controlling the weir gates. The company that installed the software, Ottoway System Integration, went into liquidation soon after the malfunction. invoices obtained through FOI show the council paid more than $16 500 for work on the system.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: David Robertson, Popeye Driver; Peter Smith, CEO, Adelaide City Council
    Duration: 1:55
    Summary ID: A00034520788 

  • Drive - 29/04/2009 - 04:25 PM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Grant Cameron
    Producer Ms Suzy Ramone 08 8343 4890
    Cameron says the SA Govt has awarded a contract to build the Aquatic Centre and GP Plus at Marion. Wright says SA company Candetti Constructions won the contract. He says it is an important project for SA and will generate some 300 jobs. He says the FINA world class pool will be a fantastic asset for SA. He says the work is expected to start this financial year. He says the GP Plus Health Care Centre will be completed in the first half of 2010, and the pool in the second half of the year. He says the SA Govt does not believe the global recession will affect the investments. Wright says it is important the SA Govt generates infrastructure projects. He says the Adelaide City Council own the Adelaide Aquatic Centre. He says the SA Govt would hope they would maintain it. He says the SA Govt continues to provide subsidies for that pool. Wright says the design principals are largely the same. He says there will be a 50m pool, which is 3m in depth with ten lanes. He says the second pool will cater for diving and water polo.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Michael Wright, SA Minister for Sport
    Duration: 3:05
    Summary ID: A00034519041

  • 12:30 News - 29/04/2009 - 12:33 PM
    ABC North & West SA (Port Pirie)
    Newsreader
    Program Ph: 08 8638 4830
    The Liberal candidate for Flinders, Peter Treloar, says planned changes to coastal development policies on Eyre Peninsula will have a negative impact on residents. He says the coastal conservation zone is being extended further than necessary by council development plan amendments and he says it could have a financial impact on coastal land owners. But Laurie Collins says the amendments are still up for review.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Laurie Collins, Environmental Services Manager, Tumby Bay District Council; Peter Treloar, Liberal candidate for Flinders
    Duration: 0:50
    Summary ID: A00034516002 

  • 12:00 News - 29/04/2009 - 12:04 PM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Newsreader
    Producer Mr Phil Eldridge 08 8343 4332
    The Burnside Council has put the proposed sale of the Chelsea Cinema on hold. The current operator Wallis Cinemas has declined to put an offer on the building. The council will now consult with the community about the sale by holding a public meeting next month and surveying residents. The public has until the 16th June to comment on the council's plan to sell the heritage-listed site.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Duration: 0:20
    Summary ID: A00034515303 

  • The Soapbox - 29/04/2009 - 11:48 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    David Bevan
    Producer Ms Sonya Feldhoff 08 8343 4407
    Tim says the whole group of residents met before Christmas and advised not to move all the soils to many sites around the Port because there is no approved plan for the final use. He says residents had to monitor how they were performing over the weekend when the storms came. He says the problems will not be solved until we work out what is a good development for the Inner Harbour. He says that's what the Land Management Council has got to do, that is to take the residents into their confidence again. Bevan says it seems there's a lot of mistrust between a group of residents and the LMC. Tim says there has been a chorus of people unhappy with the 14-storey tower being proposed, saying it is very environmentally unsound.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: caller Tim, Port Adelaide Residents Environmental Protection Group
    Duration: 1:41
    Summary ID: A00034515065 

  • Breakfast - 29/04/2009 - 08:17 AM
    Radio Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Peter Godfrey
    Station Ph: 08 8303 5000
    Godfrey says the Adelaide City Council has become the first Fair Trade Council in SA and the first capital city council in Aust to officially embrace the principals of Fair Trade. Emery says this means the council has made the commitment to make changes to its practices over to the use of Fair Trade products like tea and coffee. She says it will help raise awareness in the community about the importance of embracing ethical business practices. She says other councils have expressed interest following suit. She explains why ethical business practices in western societies help producers and communities in developing countries. She details the criteria a council must meet before it can be recognised as a Fair Trade Council. She says businesses can also be registered under the scheme. Godfrey commends the Adelaide City Council for taking this positive step forward.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Jacqui Emery, World Vision
    Duration: 5:48
    Summary ID: A00034515061

  • Mornings - 29/04/2009 - 09:38 AM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Leon Byner
    Station Ph: 08 8419 1395
    Kat says it is a very good idea to have yellow and white labelling for food products so people can tell if the products are imports. She says the ability for food imports to take over our local markets comes down to the consumer. She says consumers still have choice. We can let the multinationals grow and takeover our country or we can make the effort by choosing otherwise. She has made the choice and hardly ever shops in Woolworths or Coles. She does not like to shop at the big two because she does not like what they stand for and how they rip off customers and farmers. It is getting harder to find Austn made products because it is all being sold overseas. Byner says Coles and Woolworths do employ a lot of people and still buy local products. he says customers have the choice to buy local or overseas products but we might need more truth in labelling. The other problem is the fact the Fed Govt makes the rules about labelling but the laws are policed by state Govts. Then the matter is given to local councils whose environmental officer is probably too busy to check out any issues. The labelling regulations are not very well enforced.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: caller Kat
    Duration: 2:35
    Summary ID: A00034512634 

  • Breakfast - 29/04/2009 - 06:45 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    John Kenneally and Tony McCarthy
    Producer Mr Spence Denny 08 8343 4882
    Wind farms on the fringes of Tea Tree Gully is just one of the ideas being considered by the council in the area to slash its escalating carbon emissions. The Mayor of Tea Tree Gully, Miriam Smith, says she thinks everyone has got a carbon emission problem but for the City of TTG, we're really keen to focus on what that means and how the region can assist in reducing that. Kenneally says TTG Council has commissioned a report to look at some of the ideas that could be adopted to tackle this. McCarthy says people either like or don't like wind farms but personally, I think they look great. Smith says the Council is very mindful there may be legislation that might be restrictive on the height and size of a wind farm in TTG. She talks about her 'personal' passion for solar farms. She says the City of Tea Tree Gully is a member of the Eastern Region Alliance. Smith says there are some wonderful things that are happening as far as wind technology goes with a lot of our rural councils, also she knows there has been a lot of discussion with respective Government departments and ETSA Utilities in regards to how that goes forward without necessarily becoming such a cost encumbrance to the council that they can't afford it either.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Miriam Smith, Mayor of Tea Tree Gully
    Duration: 5:38
    Summary ID: A00034508684 

  • WIN News - 28/04/2009 - 06:12 PM
    WIN Mt Gambier (Mt Gambier)
    Sharny McLean
    News Director Ms Samantha Regione 08 8721 8888
    The level of Bordertown's Recreation Lake continues to fall. Tatiara Council believes most of the water pumped into the lake is seeping into the aquifer.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Rocky Callisto, Manager of Development
    Duration: 1:54
    Summary ID: S00034505731 

  • Late Afternoons - 28/04/2009 - 04:31 PM
    ABC North & West SA (Port Pirie)
    Annabelle Homer
    Station Ph: 08 8638 4811
    Homer says engaging with regional communities is always a challenge for governments. She says a new scheme for Commonwealth Govt called Regional Development Australia is aimed to change this. She says there has been a proposal in SA to merge the current 13 regional development boards and eight Area Consultative Committees, into seven Regional Development Australia committees. Kerin says Fed Govt has had Area Consultative Committees and State and local govt have had Regional Development Boards and the merge is aimed to end the duplication. He says the previous Fed Govts have held the money Regional Development Boards have been major service providers but did not have enough access to the Fed funds. Kerin says the offices offering regional development service will stay where they are. He says he was Regional Development Minister for some years. He says the proposition put forward by the SA Govt is to follow the seven SA Govt regional zones. He says over the past few days they tried to make each dept area within common boundaries. He says the change will increase the chance for greater funding. [cont]
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Rob Kerin, Regional Development Australia
    Duration: 6:17
    Summary ID: A00034504535

  • Afternoons - 28/04/2009 - 01:34 PM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Amanda Blair
    Producer Ms Monique Bowley 08 8419 1395
    Matt says he works in the recycling industry mainly with a business that makes compost. He says they have to employ workers who have to pick bits of paper and plastic out of the piles of compost that people throw away with their green waste collections. It takes a long time for the paper and plastic to break down. He says people who work to sort their recycling are diverting thousands of tonnes of waste from going into landfill. All the compost that can be made form household waste can then be used on farm crops which will reduce the drain on the River Murray. He says this is why the Govt decided to ditch the plastic bags. Blair says we should keep plastic production down. She says manufacturers need to look at the way they package their food. Matt says companies like McDonalds have shifted their focus towards being more environmentally friendly, making them a pleasure to deal with in terms of recycling. He says Govt organisations like Zero Waste and Compost for Soils Group are doing fantastic things. He says Charles Sturt Council have also done a program for households where they supply food waste and green waste bins.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: caller Matt
    Duration: 5:01
    Summary ID: A00034501793 

  • Mornings - 28/04/2009 - 12:50 PM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Leon Byner
    Station Ph: 08 8419 1395
    Jim says he thinks the 'one Australia policy' is great, no more states, just run the country as one basic country. Byner says that leaves local councils to govern the state. Jim says the other point he wanted to make was the eastern states, or up north, are holding back water. He says why don't more South Australians do what he does, he just goes out and buys locally grown produce. Byner sends Jim to see 'Il Divo'. Jim says his wife, Amanda, cries when she listens to them.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: caller Jim
    Duration: 2:23
    Summary ID: A00034501145 

  • Mornings - 28/04/2009 - 12:35 PM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Leon Byner
    Station Ph: 08 8419 1395
    Caller Ken suggests the way to get around the water problem would be to get rid of State Governments. He says says he noticed how divided the nation was when he arrived as a migrant 30 years ago. Byner says it's an interesting idea. He says it would leave local councils to run the State and they may not have the appropriate expertise. He says Prof Peter Schwerdtfeger said today that there are so many legal differentials between the States and also that there's so much water upstream, in NSW and Qld, but it's not being allowed to flow down the Murray to SA. He says the problem is there's no national leadership.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: caller Ken
    Duration: 1:57
    Summary ID: A00034501006 

  • The Soapbox - 28/04/2009 - 11:46 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Matthew Abraham and David Bevan
    Producer Ms Sonya Feldhoff 08 8343 4407
    Caller Dennis says he is in Port Lincoln at the moment, and it is a beautiful town. He says unfortunately there is a 'crazy council' wanting to whack up big high rises, a mining company that wants to ship out through Port Lincoln, and all sorts praying on the place at the moment. He says [playing 'devil's advocate'] if developers emptied the Lower Lakes and developed them like the Gold Coast the tourism industry would be boosted, and the ecology problem will not go away anyway, but at least Port Lincoln will be left alone.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Caller Dennis
    Duration: 2:18
    Summary ID: A00034500164

  • Morning Show - 28/04/2009 - 09:32 AM
    ABC North & West SA (Port Pirie)
    Kieran Weir
    Producer Mr Tom Henderson 08 8638 4811
    Griffiths talks about population growth in the Copper Coast. He says this presents a challenge in terms of infrastructure. He says there are concerns about the conditions of various roads in the area. He also discusses the health facilities there. He says there is a need to improve potable water supplies and stormwater catchment and reuse needs to be considered. He says the Copper Coast and Yorke Peninsula council areas have been progressive in regards to ensuring they have an understanding with SA Water in relation to those areas' further needs.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Steven Griffiths, Member for Goyder
    Duration: 7:16
    Summary ID: A00034498490 

  • Regional News - 27/04/2009 - 06:42 PM
    Central GTS/BKN Port Pirie (Spencer Gulf)
    Newsreader
    News Director Mr Ken Jeffrey 08 8632 2555
    Concerns have been raised on the impact the proposed coastal conservation zones can have on the region's economy with many foreshore projects now likely to face increased regulation. Coastal landholders are being urged to inform their Councils of any future development proposals before the tightening of regulations comes into place.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Liz Penfold, Member fro Flinders
    Duration: 2:08
    Summary ID: S00034490785 

  • Regional News - 27/04/2009 - 06:40 PM
    Central GTS/BKN Port Pirie (Spencer Gulf)
    Newsreader
    News Director Mr Ken Jeffrey 08 8632 2555
    Whyalla's Foreshore Cafe is reopened after being closed for over a year. The cafe is under new management and there are big plans for the future.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Nick Petropoulos, Owner; Unnamed, Council Speaker
    Duration: 1:40
    Summary ID: S00034490741 

  • WIN News - 27/04/2009 - 06:13 PM
    WIN Mt Gambier (Mt Gambier)
    Sharny McLean
    News Director Ms Samantha Regione 08 8721 8888
    Giant pines around Mount Gambier's Crater Lakes have been saved from the chop for the time being. The City Council's plan to remove the trees sparked protest from the community. The pines were planted around 1940 and face the axe because of plans to restore it's pre-European appearance.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Duration: 0:27
    Summary ID: S00034490886 

  • Seven News - 27/04/2009 - 06:07 PM
    Channel 7 (Adelaide)
    Jane Doyle & John Riddell
    Station Ph: 08 8342 7777
    Four country courts will be reduced to part time under budget proposals. Cooper Pedy, Ceduna, Kadina and Naracoorte are facing the chop, eight staff have been offered redeployment or redundancy. Under the plans, a magistrate will visit for a week once a month with staff from Adelaide.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Duration: 0:20
    Summary ID: A00034490567 

  • Seven News - 27/04/2009 - 06:03 PM
    Channel 7 (Adelaide)
    Jane Doyle & John Riddell
    Station Ph: 08 8342 7777
    New building laws will be considered in the wake of the fatal Riverside Golf Club collapse in 2002. Two women died after they were crushed. A select committee of Parliament will begin hearings this week.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Duration: 0:21
    Summary ID: A00034490474

  • 12:30 News - 27/04/2009 - 12:32 PM
    ABC North & West SA (Port Pirie)
    Newsreader
    Program Ph: 08 8638 4830
    Interstate legal groups are teaming up to discuss a shortages of lawyers in regional areas nationwide. Ward says the issue isn't overly concerning at the present but at current rates, in 10 to 15 years there won't be anybody to take over existing law firms. He says law students tend not to consider working in regional areas unless they're from a regional area originally.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Alex Ward, Law Council of Aust
    Duration: 0:37
    Summary ID: A00034486527 

  • Mornings - 27/04/2009 - 10:55 AM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Leon Byner
    Station Ph: 08 8419 1395
    Byner says the SA Water Operations Manager [John Ringham] spoke to 5AA compere Michael Keelan yesterday. He says Ringham stated that stormwater recycling is a matter for local councils and if people were considering drinking stormwater the Health Dept would need to be involved. He says this spin came from the Govt and it made him angry because this should not be repeated by an independent public servant. If stormwater is a local govt responsibility why does the SA Govt try to take credit for any stormwater initiative. If it is a local Govt responsibility why is the Fed Govt spending $200M on it after the funding was brought forward by Nick Xenophon in the Senate. He says as for involving SA Health in the consumption of stormwater, what water does Ringham think we are now drinking from out catchments. It is the same rainwater that falls on out streets, rivers, roofs and gardens except it is processed. Adelaide has had 60mls of rain since Thurs and if it was harvested it would generate gigalitres. Even if it is not used for drinking it would still take a lot of pressure off the Murray River. He says Colin Pitman's [Salisbury Council] recycled stormwater program undercuts desal by a huge amount. He says it is ironic that we let the rain flow into the ocean and then desalinate it at great cost. The only way to fix this policy mess is to change the SA Water charter to include conservation science rather than have it focus on revenue returns to Treasury which is in small amounts reinvested in water infrastructure.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Duration: 1:38
    Summary ID: A00034485038 

  • Morning Show - 27/04/2009 - 09:20 AM
    ABC North & West SA (Port Pirie)
    Andrew Male
    Producer Mr Tom Henderson 08 8638 4811
    Male says the look of the picturesque main street of Wilmington could change substantially if plans by the Mt Remarkable District Council are pulled together. Roocke says the time has come for the Country Fire Service's operational shed in the centre of the town to be replaced with a modern facility. He says fire units have become much larger and the present shed and site can no longer house them. He says council owns the block behind the shed and have considered making that available to the CFS for its new building. He says the CFS is working on plans for a new building. He says he's just returned from the Local Government Assoc conference and found it a successful event. He says like the rest of the community, Local Government will not be immune to the impact of the present economic situation in the coming budget.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Trevor Roocke, Mayor of the Mt Remarkable District Council
    Duration: 4:41
    Summary ID: A00034485351

  • Morning Show - 27/04/2009 - 09:06 AM
    ABC South East SA (Mt Gambier)
    Stan Thomson
    Producer Ms Selina Green 08 8724 1041
    Interview with Wendy Campana, Executive Director, Local Government Association of SA. The LGA held its Annual General Meeting on Friday and the issue of councillors' allowance was up for discussion. Campana mentions two years ago then-SA Minister of Local Government Jennifer Rankine increased allowances from the highest bonus limit of $7,500 per year to $15,000, undertaken with comparison with what other states were providing their council members. Campana says 'councils have been quite comfortable sitting in a council meeting determining what to pay themselves'. Campana says their calls for an independent tribunal have been taken forward by current Minister Gail Gago with a legislation that will hopefully be introduced into Parliament shortly. Campana says an issue of taxation for allowances also came up, and they have been trying to get a taxation ruling Australia-wide that deals with allowances in every state.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Wendy Campana, Executive Director, Local Government Association of SA
    Duration: 7:14
    Summary ID: W00034484700 

  • Breakfast - 27/04/2009 - 08:53 AM
    Radio Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Peter Godfrey
    Station Ph: 08 8303 5000
    Godfrey says over the weekend, the Shadow Cabinet saw a few changes in its line-up as part of a push to address a number of important issues including stormwater capture, road safety and public transport. He says stormwater capture is the Liberal's first priority, making Stephen Wade the person in charge of establishing the Water Capture and Re-Use Commission. Martin Hamilton-Smith says that reflects that water is their number one, number two and number three issue. He says Wade was a former SA Water consultant. He says Wade will be joined by Mitch Williams and Adrian Pederick to map out a plan for stormwater, waste water recycling, desalination and the River Murray. He says infrastructure for public transport is very important and says roads and infrastructure will move to David Ridgway and says Duncan McFetridge will be responsible for public transport. Godfrey says Isobel Redmond will be Shadow Minister for Road Safety. Hamilton-Smith says the Govt's credibility on road safety is in shambles with Mr [Tom] Koutsantonis, who he says remains as the Minister for Youth and the Minister for Jails and Corrections. He says he needs to go from Cabinet. He says jobs will be up there with water at the next election along with the health system. He says Vickie Chapman retains the health portfolio and David Pisoni retains education. Godfrey says we've seen the work done by the Salisbury Council on stormwater capture. Hamilton-Smith says people in SA are crying out for leadership on water. He says Mr [Mike] Rann has produced a lot of glossy brochures and has had a lot of revenue in the seven of the best years we've ever had but says he hasn't built the infrastructure. He says they've identified 13 sites for stormwater saying we can replicate what's been achieved at Salisbury Council. He says Wade will be working with the councils to see what they can do.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Martin Hamilton-Smith, SA Opposition Leader
    Duration: 4:20
    Summary ID: A00034487081

  • Michael Keelan, Neil Humphrys & June Taylor
    Producer Ms June Taylor 08 8419 1395
    Keelan says Richard Abbott suggests rather than drippers, why not use three hours with a tap timer and a capital sprinkler soaking the area. Ringham says work has been done on irrigation and at the end of the day the best way to conserve water is to hand water delicates and use drippers for the remainder. He says it works as consumption has been reduced 30% since the start of the drought. Keelan accuses Ringham of being unconvincing. Ray suggests watering reserves with rain water. Ringham says stormwater is for local councils. Keelan says a certain amount of water has to go back into the ocean. Ringham describes coastal ecology's need for run-off. Caller Maria asks why in the world councils don't just put in underground tanks with filters. She says she spends six hours watering with buckets. Ringham says local councils are doing a lot with stormwater. Caller Bob says if they put a regulator across and give the Goolwa Channel fresh water it is for the boaties. Keelan asks if the Govt will admit they have stuffed up. Ringham says the Murray Darling has not been managed well over successive Govts. He says we have to be able to adapt the way we manage the environment. Ringham says the desal plant and Glenelg to Parkland Scheme is on the website. He says Adelaide City Council will use recycled water to help the park lands look healthy. He says the pipe is big enough. Marshall says he will have International Compost Awareness Week in the Barossa Valley.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Caller Bob; Caller Maria; Caller Ray; John Ringham, Acting CEO, SA Water; Steven Marshall, Candidate for the Seat of Norwood, SA Liberal Party
    Duration: 11:39
    Summary ID: A00034477747 

  • Michael Keelans Weekend - 26/04/2009 - 09:21 AM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Michael Keelan, Neil Humphrys & June Taylor
    Producer Ms June Taylor 08 8419 1395
    Caller Steve says The Sunday Mail this morning mentions the installation of water regulators to bring water at Goolwa back to pool level. He asks a) is this just another false promise and b) why was it announced by a journalist and not by the Govt depts that have control over all of this. Ringham says the Minister has spoken of these regulators several times to the media. He says they are ideas under consideration by the Dept of Water Land Biodiversity Conservation, not SA Water. Keelan says a lot of cash is being spent to the infrastructure to the state without a sod being turned. Ringham defends the expenditure. Harvey says in the McLaren Vale area they have been trialling and using mulch in the viticulture context. He says they trialled different types of mulch. Caller Jeff says a stormwater pond and pumping station in Henley South prevents flooding. he says the local council are upgrading existing pumps and asks why some effort hasn't been made to store the water. He says most stormwater ponds are for flood protection and once full must be emptied. Ringham says work is going on around SA to store that underground. Keelan suggests SA Water are not interested in saving water because they can't get their hands on the money. He asks why Ringham and the SA Govt are so slow. Ringham says they work with councils, Govts and the Mawson Lakes scheme. He says they put capital in that scheme, as well as worked with the Land Management Corp at Playford. He says they are working with the City of Campbelltown, the City of Onkaparinga for the Water-Proofing the South initiative. Ringham says people forget stormwater comes at once and not everywhere in Adelaide has a suitable aquifer to put it in. He says the Govt is developing a water security plan due to be released mid-year. He says SA Water is an operator operating under SA Govt policy. Keelan accuses Ringham of profiting from the system, who retorts the SA Govt sets the prices. Ringham says they have never been turned down for capital by the SA Govt.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Caller Jeff; Caller Steve; John Harvey, Jock's Dad; John Ringham, Acting CEO, SA Water; Steven Marshall, Candidate for the Seat of Norwood, SA Liberal Party
    Duration: 8:51
    Summary ID: A00034477672 

  • Michael Keelans Weekend - 26/04/2009 - 08:48 AM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Michael Keelan, Neil Humphrys & June Taylor
    Producer Ms June Taylor 08 8419 1395
    Keelan says water's a hot topic and will remain so until we start waterproofing Adelaide and the areas around it and stop wasting water. He says a caller last week questioned what was happening with the water being piped out to sea from the Christies Beach Wastewater Treatment Plant. Harvey provides an overview of how some of the water from the plant is being used by growers in the McLaren Vale for irrigation purposes. He says they were given an undertaking by the minister to have a 700ML dam built to store excess water by Feb this year, but unfortunately the dam's only just started to be built. He says the recent rain will only slow its construction. Harvey suggests it was delayed because they're not seen as a priority, but considering it was a fully-funded plan using taxpayers' money, it's disappointing. He says SA Water are happy to put on new connections to new houses, yet are not supplying water to the most efficient irrigators in the state. Harvey says last year growers weren't able to access water for their vineyards, with a 68% water allocation in place in the McLaren Vale. He says the dam would mean water currently being pumped into the gulf could then be used to fill the dam, with various environmental benefits ensuing. Keelan says John Ringham from SA Water will be on the program later in the morning and he'll ask him about the subject. Harvey says he'd like the dam to be finished now. He says in SA we shouldn't be flushing any reclaimed water out to sea, we should be using every drop of it. He details other uses the water could be put to.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Jock Harvey, Acting Chair, McLaren Vale Grape & Wine & Tourism Assoc (sic)
    Duration: 7:14
    Summary ID: A00034477633 

  • WIN News - 24/04/2009 - 06:08 PM
    WIN Riverland (Berri)
    David Klar
    Program Ph: 08 8584 6891
    Loxton Waikerie Council is making major changes to its disposal of waste and is set to close more landfills. The Council is currently in discussions with the Environmental Protection Authority to negotiate the Loxton Landfill being open for a further five or six years.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Tom Avery, Loxton Waikerie Council
    Duration: 1:39
    Summary ID: S00034472623 

  • 18:00 News - 24/04/2009 - 06:01 PM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Newsreader
    Producer Mr Phil Eldridge 08 8343 4332
    SA Councils want more information about the SA Govt using its major project status power. A number of major developments were fast tracked under the method. Smith says the method and new planning reforms are too vague and allow some developers to try and bypass councils.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Miriam Smith, mayor, Tea Tree Gully
    Duration: 0:34
    Summary ID: A00034471442 

  • 17:00 News - 24/04/2009 - 05:01 PM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Newsreader
    Producer Mr Phil Eldridge 08 8343 4332
    South Australian councils want more detail for the State Government fast tracking some developments by using its major projects status power. The AGM of the LGA was held today and the move comes as the Unley Council is considering legal action against the Government over a development on Goodwood Rd. The Mayor of Tea Tree Gully, Miriam Smith, says there are many developments which have been approved without any justification given to councils.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Miriam Smith, mayor, Tea Tree Gully Council
    Duration: 0:51
    Summary ID: A00034470706 

  • Drive - 24/04/2009 - 04:40 PM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Grant Cameron
    Producer Ms Suzy Ramone 08 8343 4890
    News Headlines:
    - SA councils want more detail over the SA Govt fast tracking some development by using its major project status power. Councils voted to pursue the matter at the Annual General Meeting of the Local Govt Assoc in Adelaide. The Unley Council is considering legal action against the SA Govt over a development on Goodwood Road which was granted major project status late last year.
    - The SA Opposition leader Martin Hamilton-Smith says more than a month's water supply for Adelaide households is being lost to sea in the current wet weather.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Duration: 0:56
    Summary ID: A00034470577

  • Afternoons - 24/04/2009 - 01:43 PM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Amanda Blair
    Producer Ms Monique Bowley 08 8419 1395
    Caller Bill says the shops should not be open [on Anzac Day], and there is no reason the shops can not be shut for eight days per year. Blair says she agrees. Bill asks why the retail workers should miss out on a public holiday when the rest of SA gets one, since the building industry and the Adelaide City Council does not have to work, nor does Mike Rann.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Caller Bill
    Duration: 1:55
    Summary ID: A00034468628

  • 12:30 News - 24/04/2009 - 12:33 PM
    ABC North & West SA (Port Pirie)
    Newsreader
    Program Ph: 08 8638 4830
    The Mayor of Port Augusta, Joy Baluch, will officially end her Local Government Association presidency today. The Mayor of Marion, Felicity-Ann Lewis, will take over the role. For the first time, the LGA has a female President as well as Past-President and Executive Director.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Joy Baluch, Mayor of Port Augusta
    Duration: 0:38
    Summary ID: A00034467581

  • 12:00 News - 24/04/2009 - 12:07 PM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Newsreader
    Producer Mr Phil Eldridge 08 8343 4332
    Candidates running for local council will know in advance what allowances they will be paid under an amendment to the Local Government Act. A draft bill last year provided for an independent tribunal to set counsellor wages, five months after elections. Local Govt Minister Gail Gago says this has been addressed under changes which will set wages up front.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Duration: 0:26
    Summary ID: A00034466893

  • Mornings - 24/04/2009 - 10:46 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Matthew Abraham and David Bevan
    Station Ph: 08 8343 4332
    Continued discussion with Penny Wong. Abraham says Jim has come up with the same question he had in December. Email: Jim says on Adelaide's water restrictions, we have a total of three hours a week while friends who live at a suburb in Wentworth, NSW, they have eight hours a week. He says Adelaide has reservoirs in the Murray to supply water but in the Wentworth area they only have the Darling and the Murray. He says there seems to be a mismatch of water allocations between the states. Bevan says they've always been told that Mildura has got fantastic lawns. Wong says there's pressure everywhere and there's no one who has it easy. She says many of the rice growers in NSW not only have not had crops but had zero allocation for two years. She says state local govts make decisions about domestic water restrictions. Bevan wonders if there should be the same level of household water restrictions anywhere where anybody is drawing their water out of the Murray Darling system. Wong explains why that can't be. She says we need to purchase some licenses because we've got to reduce the take on the river. Abraham says people in Brisbane are amazed that we are allowed to water outside.[Cont]
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Penny Wong, Minister for Climate Change and Water
    Duration: 3:18
    Summary ID: A00034465647

  • 08:30 News - 24/04/2009 - 08:32 AM
    ABC West Coast SA (Port Lincoln)
    Newsreader
    Station Ph: 08 8683 2611
    Port Augusta Mayor Joy Baluch has told Australians who complain about not having a public holiday for ANZAC Day to 'get a life'.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Joy Baluch, Mayor, Port Augusta City Council
    Duration: 0:25
    Summary ID: W00034467750

  • Mornings - 24/04/2009 - 10:21 AM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Leon Byner
    Station Ph: 08 8419 1395
    Ronald says he is the chair of BRAG [Barossa Ratepayers Action Group] and rates are meant to be calculated on the value of property. He queries how his Council can justify their proposed higher rates. Byner explains how it works.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: caller Ronald
    Duration: 3:25
    Summary ID: A00034465047

  • Mornings - 24/04/2009 - 10:07 AM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Leon Byner
    Station Ph: 08 8419 1395
    Email: Roger expresses concern about the Barossa Council's plan to borrow millions of dollars to build a health and leisure centre and also sell parks and reserves to finance the project, as well as increase rates. He says the impost is "unsustainable" and has received advice from Haines Norton that suggests the Council should do otherwise.
    Roger provides further details about the information contained in his email to Byner. He says Barossa Valley residents have been inadequately surveyed on the issue. Byner says AC Nielsen and Tan McGregor would confirm that a resident's failure to respond to a survey does not constitute a yes or no to a proposal. He says the LGA tells him that any sale of community land has to be approved by the Minister. Roger discusses the effect of the Council's proposal on rates.
    Darley agrees that ratepayers should be provided with whole-of-life costs. He suggests ratepayer surveys be compulsory.
    Morcom says his Council wrote to every single ratepayer about the proposal and the matter was "absolutely transparent". He says a long-term financial plan has been prepared.
    Darley compares the Barossa situation with the Chelsea Cinema, and says Burnside Council is only going to consult people within 500 metres of the theatre.
    Byner mentions being disappointed that Wendy Greiner [Burnside Mayor], who had the casting vote on the sale of the Chelsea, has chosen not to respond to him, but she does intend to attend a public meeting.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: David Morcom, CEO, Barossa Valley Council; John Darley, SA MP; Roger, Barossa Valley resident
    Duration: 10:46
    Summary ID: A00034464869

  • Morning Show - 24/04/2009 - 08:53 AM
    ABC South East SA (Mt Gambier)
    Stan Thomson
    Producer Ms Selina Green 08 8724 1041
    Interview with Evan Flint, Chairman, Kingston District Council. When the SA Government released the locations of the state's 19 marine parks it was the size that drew the most criticism. Now the State Government has established a series of working parties to look at possibly changing the boundaries of at least five of those marine parks. Flint has been appointed as the Local Government Representative to the South East Marine Parks Pilot Working group. Thomson says he isn't surprised as Flint was very vocal right from the start about the size of the park off the shore concerning the Council. Flint says he acknowledges the Minister for setting up the group 'even though it feels rushed'. Flint says there are two professional fishermen, one recreational fisherman, two from the 'conservation side', and a spot for the Department of Environment and Heritage. Flint says the next step is to attend a meeting with his fellow mayors in the SE LGA area.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Evan Flint, Local Government Representative, South East Marine Parks Pilot Working group
    Duration: 3:53
    Summary ID: W00034464874

  • 08:30 News - 24/04/2009 - 08:33 AM
    ABC South East SA (Mt Gambier)
    Newsreader
    Station Ph: 08 8724 1011
    Local councils will be gathering in Adelaide again today for the second day of their conference and general meeting. Two major topics will be the global financial crisis and the Federal Government's nation-building projects. LGA Director of Government Relations and Communications Chris Russell says a special forum will be held to discuss the SA Government's proposed rationalisation of regional development boards. Several councils have voiced concern that fewer boards will mean less local services, and difficulties in administration.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Chris Russell, Director of Government Relations and Communications, Local Government Association SA
    Duration: 0:42
    Summary ID: W00034463901

  • 06:30 News - 24/04/2009 - 06:33 AM
    ABC South East SA (Mt Gambier)
    Newsreader
    News Journalist Ms Kirsty McDonald 08 8724 1030
    Local councils will be gathering in Adelaide again today for the second day of their conference and general meeting. Two major topics will be the global financial crisis and the Federal Government's nation-building projects. LGA Director of Government Relations and Communications Chris Russell says a special forum will be held to discuss the SA Government's proposed rationalisation of regional development boards. Several councils have voiced concern that fewer boards will mean less local services, and difficulties in administration.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Chris Russell, Director of Government Relations and Communications, Local Government Association SA
    Duration: 0:41
    Summary ID: W00034460903

  • ABC News - 23/04/2009 - 07:09 PM
    ABC1 (Adelaide)
    Dominique Schwartz
    Program Ph: 08 8343 4001
    As part of a review to be instigated by the SA Govt 40kmph speed limits in suburban streets may go. Michael O'Brien says he wants to improve consistency. He wants a simpler system and want a consistent 50kmph limit set for the Adelaide CBD and roads leading into it. He wants to see if 40kmph work or are a nuisance. Unley Council says the 40kmph limits make its streets safer. There is support for change at Victor Harbor according to Corcoran. O'Brien plans to talk to the Local Government Association about the issue.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Mary-Lou Corcoran, mayor, Victor Harbor; Michael O'Brien, SA Road Safety Minister; Ray Pincombe, CEO, Unley Council
    Duration: 1:56
    Summary ID: A00034457379

  • ABC News - 23/04/2009 - 07:04 PM
    ABC1 (Adelaide)
    Dominique Schwartz
    Program Ph: 08 8343 4001
    SA is expected to receive more rain in the next few days than it has had all year. Farmers are ready to sow their crops. Watson says this could be the best rain since August 2008. White says follow up rain would be handy. There is a long season ahead. Local councils keen to harvest storm water were encouraged. Local councils were encouraged by the rain. Water can finally flow into the West Lakes aquifer from the Grange golf course storm water harvesting system. The weather caused several thousands homes and businesses to lose power. There were 22 car crashes.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Andrew Watson, weather bureau; Greg Dubious, west coast farmer; Peter Treloar, SA farmer; Peter White, SAFF farmer; Richard James, Grange Golf Club
    Duration: 2:08
    Summary ID: A00034457264

  • National Nine News - 23/04/2009 - 06:09 PM
    Channel 9 (Adelaide)
    Rob Kelvin and Kelly Nestor
    Executive Producer Mr Andrew Rutter 08 8267 1234
    A move to declare the speed limit at 50 across the entire CBD could be just months away. The State Govt has said the change is on the cards in response to [Adelaide] City Council campaigning. Drivers say they are confused. Martin Hamilton-Smith says there will be outrage amongst the commuters. May says everyone is scared of speeding anyway.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Anne Moran, Adelaide City Councillors; Anthony May, city worker; Martin Hamilton-Smith, SA Opposition Leader; Michael O'Brien, Road Safety Minister; vox pops
    Duration: 1:27
    Summary ID: A00034456560

  • Seven News - 23/04/2009 - 06:01 PM
    Channel 7 (Adelaide)
    Jane Doyle & John Riddell
    Station Ph: 08 8342 7777
    Michael O'Brien plans to review speed limits across the CBD. He says the mix of 50 and 60km zones is confusing, catching drivers out. Moran welcomes the change. The Adelaide City Council wants speed limits painted on thE roads throughout the CBD, but the Road Safety Minister says that is not the answer. He wants a blanket 50 throughout the CBD. Unley Council says their 40km zones work.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Anne Moran, Adelaide City Councillor; Michael O'Brien, Road Safety Minister SA; Ray Pincombe, CEO, Unley Council
    Duration: 1:24
    Summary ID: A00034456424

  • Late Afternoons - 23/04/2009 - 05:16 PM
    ABC North & West SA (Port Pirie)
    Annabel Homer
    Station Ph: 08 8638 4811
    Homer says the Victorian Black Saturday bushfires ripped across Victoria in February claiming 173 lives and devastating 78 communities and destroying 2029 homes. She says the toll of the tragedy cannot be under-estimated. She says the Murrindindi Shire Council was one of the harshest hit and includes Kinglake, Marysville and Flowerdale. She says Gunter was also a former SES controller in Victoria. She says Gunter is speaking at the Local Govt Association general meeting in Adelaide tomorrow. Gunter says it will take some time for her community and others like it to recover after the bushfires. She says 23 municipalities across Victoria had fires. She says 14 of those were on Black Saturday. She says it make takes years for places like Marysville to recover. She says there are a number of people who have still got homes who returned and some who live in caravans. She says this is not ideal in wet weather. She says temporary villages are being built. She says another temporary village in Kinglake is starting up. She says some residents are living with family and friends and found other accommodation outside of the shire. Gunter recommends people in bushfire risk areas have emergency plans in place for their families.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Lynn Gunter, mayor, Murrindindi Shire Council
    Duration: 7:34
    Summary ID: A00034456943

  • 17:00 News - 23/04/2009 - 05:03 PM
    Triple M (Adelaide)
    Newsreader
    News Director Ms Monique Crichton 08 8290 1113
    Speed limits on roads in the CBD will be discussed by the State Government and the City Council next week. Around 35% of speeding fines were in the 50km/h zones in the city. Road Safety Minister Michael O'Brien says that people are mostly adhering to the limits but there is some confusion.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Michael O'Brien, SA Road Safety Minister
    Duration: 0:23
    Summary ID: A00034455802

  • 16:00 News - 23/04/2009 - 04:01 PM
    Cruise (Adelaide)
    Newsreader
    Station Ph: 08 8300 1000
    Blanket 50 k speed limits in the CBD and Parklands could be up and running soon. The Lord Mayor says they will meet with the Government next week.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Michael Harbison, Adelaide Lord Mayor
    Duration: 0:13
    Summary ID: A00034454910

  • Morning - 23/04/2009 - 10:38 AM
    ABC Midwest Wheatbelt (Geraldton)
    Glenn Barndon
    Station Ph: 08 9923 4111
    Interview with Bill Mitchell, President, WA Local Government Association, about advertising run by the Association in WA newspapers this week. Mitchell explains that the ads are a monthly event, and are in recognition of how much advertising local govts put through the Western Australian. Mitchell says that this means that they get free space to bring up items that may be of interest to WA readers. Mitchell talks about this months ad, titled 'Reform Myths Debunked', explaining that there is a fair bit of misinformation around, and it is important to bring the fact that Local Government is undergoing reform to the attention of the general public. Mitchell says that up until the end of this month, Councils have been asked to go through a sustainability checklist and give answers back to the John Castrilli, WAMinister for Local Government, while the five weeks following this month have been set aside for Councils to hold community meetings to discuss the issue of structural reform. Mitchell says that the aim of John Castrilli, WAMinister for Local Government, is to work towards amalgamations being finished by the 2011 elections, as there is a certain process that must be worked through. Mitchell explains that in SA, only 15% of land is incorporated into Local Government, whereas in WA nearly all the land is controlled by Local Government. Mitchell says that there is always a worry in amalgamations that everything seems to gravitate towards the coast as the population grows. Mitchell says that the next Western Australian Local Government Association meeting is on May 4th in Perth.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Bill Mitchell, President, WA Local Government Association.
    Duration: 7:28
    Summary ID: W00034452913

  • Mornings - 23/04/2009 - 09:28 AM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Leon Byner
    Station Ph: 08 8419 1395
    Continued discussion on speed limits in Adelaide. Terry says one way to help improve the state of the economy and help save lives is to get more speed cameras out there so we catch a lot more of these creepers. He says they're forever passing. Byner says we're getting more speed cameras and the tolerance has been reduced. He says by changing your tyres to a different size, you change the speed ratio of your car so your speedo may not be accurate. He says he's not criticising the Unley Council for having the 40 speed but says the speeds at Burnside and Port Adelaide are not 40. He says at least in Unley, it is sign-posted.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: caller Terry
    Duration: 1:39
    Summary ID: A00034449625

  • Mornings - 23/04/2009 - 09:20 AM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Leon Byner
    Station Ph: 08 8419 1395
    Continued discussion on speed limits in Adelaide. Anne Moran says when they first brought in the 50 zones, she wanted the zones sign-posted but lost the battle. She says when the review didn't happen, they realised that confusion and huge revenue raising situation had occurred. She says this new minister [Michael O'Brien] sounds fabulous. She says NSW and Victoria have their speed limits written on the roads. She says they could do the city area over the weekend with a stencil and a couple thousand dollars. Moran says she's asking the council to approach the SA Govt because they are the people who do the speed signs. She says The Advertiser pointed out that the speed gun at the Festival Theatre was called the million dollar speed gun. She says the speed fines are a huge impost on a young family or a student or a visitor and says it is not fair and is wrong. Moran says the parkland roads should be 60 because they are easy roads and says they can sign-post the terraces with big signs. He says you'd know that the Adelaide City Council area would be 50. Byner says we've got some of the best minds in SA and here we are arguing about whether or not we should post speed limits on our poles while a recalcitrant bureaucrat sits there sucking lemons. [Cont]
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Anne Moran, Councillor
    Duration: 4:05
    Summary ID: A00034449439

  • Mornings - 23/04/2009 - 09:17 AM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Leon Byner
    Station Ph: 08 8419 1395
    Continued discussion on speed limits in Adelaide. Dr Bob Such commends the Rann Govt for a minister who is actually listening to people and to members of parliament about speed limits and sign postings. He says he agrees with Michael O'Brien that the 50k default system has worked very well in saving lives and reducing injuries but says in the haste to implement it, some councils played a delaying game so that some roads became 50k when they shouldn't have. He say you can go from 40 to 50 to 60 to 80 so quickly that the average motorist is scratching their head while trying to keep an eye on the car in front and behind, the cyclist and kids on the side of the road. He says the fair thing is for people to know what the speed limit is. Byner says in Chapel St in Melbourne, they have electronic signage which changes depending on the circumstances. He says Vic Roads have done a research on this. [Cont]
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Dr Bob Such, MP
    Duration: 3:43
    Summary ID: A00034449334

  • Mornings - 23/04/2009 - 09:12 AM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Leon Byner
    Station Ph: 08 8419 1395
    Continued discussion on speed limits in Adelaide. Michael O'Brien says he'd like to carry out a review of speed limits saying the speed limits through the parklands are a source of great confusion and says he'd like to get a consistency. He says he'd like a discussion with the Local Govt Association regarding the 40k zone that some councils have imposed in residential streets. He says if there is no compelling evidence for retaining the 40, he'd like to remove it because he says it's anomalous. Byner says in Victoria and NSW, speed signage is everywhere. O'Brien says he'd look at that and says the name of the game is to run a national system. He says accidents in the 50k zones have reduced by 25%. He says you're adding to visual pollution by having a plethora of signs around the place. Byner says aesthetics is a very poor second when it comes to giving the motorist information with which they can rely. [Cont]
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Michael O'Brien, Road Safety Minister
    Duration: 5:12
    Summary ID: A00034449235

  • Mornings - 23/04/2009 - 09:09 AM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Leon Byner
    Station Ph: 08 8419 1395
    Byner says it is entirely appropriate that motorists be expected to obey speed limits but says for too long SA'n motorists have been caught inadvertently, thanks to speed limit changes that have not always been clearly marked. He says Victoria has a 50 default speed limit but it applies only in residential streets and it is always sign-posted and in many cases the speed is painted onto the road. He says we in Adelaide are expected to know the speed limit of a road even though it changes quickly and without clear warning. He says identical roads not in residential areas like in the parklands have very different speed limits and says many people have been pinged because of this. He says laser guns give no tolerance at all. He says Dr Bob Such has a motion before the parliament calling on the SA Govt to review all speed limits. He says councils arbitrarily request a 50km speeds in arterial roads, thereby confusing the issue further. He contends that whatever speed is required should be posted. He says MPs have told him that our Transport Department is 'lazy and recalcitrant' and even argue with MPs who ring them to question speeds or dangerous intersections. Byner says it looks as if Austn standards are ignored in favour of arbitrary bureaucratic whim and often parochial demands. He cites as examples, Unley having 40 except for arterial roads, Burnside and Port Adelaide not having blanket 40k coverage. [Cont]
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Duration: 2:37
    Summary ID: A00034449076

  • Mornings - 23/04/2009 - 08:50 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Matthew Abraham and David Bevan
    Station Ph: 08 8343 4332
    Independent MP Bob Such refers to previous discussion about speed limits with Michael O'Brien. He says he has got a motion before parliament calling for a review of speed limits throughout the state. He says on certain roads the 50 km/hour limit has worked well but in some cases it is inappropriate. He says he wrote to the previous Road Safety Minister asking for painted speed warnings on roads but she rejected this idea on the grounds that it would be slippery.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Bob Such, Independent MP
    Duration: 1:26
    Summary ID: A00034448708

  • Morning Show - 23/04/2009 - 08:44 AM
    ABC North & West SA (Port Pirie)
    Andrew Male
    Producer Mr Tom Henderson 08 8638 4811
    Andrew Male talks to Chris Richardson about the LGA in SA and the changes they can expect to see at the local level. He says in the short term local government will get more money to spend on overdue projects as families and businesses are spending less, governments are topping up. He says once the crisis is over there'll be a continuing large Federal Government deficit. He says both parties went to the Federal election in 2007 promising to tax and spend at levels that were boom levels and were unsustainable. He says the constitution combined with the way we do voting means states are here to stay, but it doesn't mean we can't tax and spend better. He gives Federal Government as an example, with the spending and wasted money. He says the biggest single reform that would make Australians more prosperous in the future revolve around reforming federal state relations. He says economists agree the idea is to get out of recession and push back hard against it early, the stimulus package was the right thing to do. He hopes the economies begin to look healthier during 2010 and unemployment starts to fall rather than rise during 2011.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Chris Richardson, Access Economics
    Duration: 9:10
    Summary ID: A00034450321

  • Mornings - 23/04/2009 - 08:43 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Matthew Abraham and David Bevan
    Station Ph: 08 8343 4332
    Abraham says Michael O'Brien is the new Road Safety Minister appointed after the forced exit of Tom Koutsantonis. He says Anne Moran spoke to the Bald Brothers this morning about the confusing mix of speed limits in the Adelaide City Council area and also driving down Henley Beach way. Road Safety Minister Michael O'Brien agrees that it can be confusing but says by and large the 50 system is working well and has brought about a nearly 25% reduction in traffic accidents. He says the parklands situation is screaming out for attention, however. He says a blanket application of 50 km/hour within the square mile of Adelaide would be 'the smart thing to do'. Abraham says Unley has got 40 km/hour speed limits but research shows nobody does anywhere near this speed. He says it is a mix and match of speed limits by the seaside. O'Brien says he will make an approach to the LGA to look at the issue. He says the Premier is working his way through the issues raised by the Tom Koutsantonis matter 'in a highly competent manner'. He says the Premier is one of the most consummate politicians this state has ever had. Abraham says some would argue that the number of offences racked up [by Koutsantonis] has damaged the Government's credibility on road safety. O'Brien disagrees but says it is Koutsantonis' reputation that has been damaged. He says there has been a steady decline in the number of people being killed on our roads. O'Brien admits to formerly being a Volvo driver but says he now drives a Holden.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Michael O'Brien, SA Road Safety Minister
    Duration: 6:32
    Summary ID: A00034448537

  • Morning Show - 23/04/2009 - 08:37 AM
    ABC North & West SA (Port Pirie)
    Andrew Male
    Producer Mr Tom Henderson 08 8638 4811
    Weir talks about the Port Pirie Regional Council meeting last night and a lot of discussion was centred around the future of the Regional Development Board and their place in the scheme of things as well as the region's tourism plan. Neville Wilson talks about the changes between state and federal support for the board, to rationalise the number of boards throughout the state that sit at 13 and want it back to seven. He talks about the future of the Regional Development Board and what it means for the locals in Port Pirie. He wants to make sure the region is not disadvantaged by any changes made, particularly when it comes to funding. He says the Southern Flinders Regional Development Board has every support of the councils involved with it. He says there may be some regional staff that have a wider area to cover, but believes there won't be any loss of service to the community. He goes on to talk about the council CEO presenting council with a comprehensive marketing and tourism plan for the future. He says the biggest issue of the meeting was the upgrading of the boat ramp in Port Pirie that's been a continuing saga over years.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Neville Wilson, Acting Mayor, Port Pirie Regional Council
    Duration: 5:35
    Summary ID: A00034449247

  • Morning Show - 23/04/2009 - 08:37 AM
    ABC South East SA (Mt Gambier)
    Stan Thomson
    Producer Ms Selina Green 08 8724 1041
    Interview with Jennifer Rankine, SA Minister for Families and Communities. Rankine conducted the official launch of Paraquad SA's Corriedale Park project in Mount Gambier yesterday. Rankine says as Minister for Local Government she was very diligent in ensuring that the project went ahead with support from local people and the MP for Mount Gambier Rory McEwen. Rankine says Chapman Herbert Architects should be congratulated for the three two-bedroom home designs as 'it really helps them in their recovery process'. Rankine says Paraquad received the title deed yesterday, and the State Government 'has coughed up' $682,000 to help with construction costs. Rankine says she just spoke to the Minister for Industrial Relations Paul Caica this morning and says he will put in $25,000. Rankine says the Hotels Association, Matthews Hotel Group, the Motor Accident Commission have also been fundraising 'because a whole swag of people have said [that] this is a good project'. [cont]
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Jennifer Rankine, SA Minister for Families and Communities
    Mentions: Mount Gambier City Council
    Duration: 4:57
    Summary ID: W00034448622

  • 06:30 News - 23/04/2009 - 06:34 AM
    ABC Riverland SA (Renmark)
    Newsreader
    Journalist Ms Bronwen Wade 08 8586 1330
    The Local Government Association's two-day conference and general meeting begins in Adelaide today. Two major topics will be the global financial crisis and the Federal Government's nation-building projects. LGA Director of Government Relations and Communications Chris Russell says a special forum will be held on Friday for councils to discuss the SA Government's proposed rationalisation of regional development boards. Several councils have voiced concern that fewer boards will mean less local services, and difficulties in administration.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Chris Russell, Director of Government Relations and Communications, Local Government Association SA
    Duration: 0:41
    Summary ID: W00034446596

  • Regional News - 22/04/2009 - 06:45 PM
    Central GTS/BKN Port Pirie (Spencer Gulf)
    Newsreader
    News Director Mr Ken Jeffrey 08 8632 2555
    The future of Tourism will be discussed in tonight's Council meeting in Port Pirie. The Council is planning to release a promotional DVD alongside a website in a bid to attract more people to the city.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Duration: 0:32
    Summary ID: S00034442908

  • Regional News - 22/04/2009 - 06:40 PM
    Central GTS/BKN Port Pirie (Spencer Gulf)
    Newsreader
    News Director Mr Ken Jeffrey 08 8632 2555
    Port Pirie businesses will no longer enjoy concessions when it comes to dumping waste at the transfer station. With the Council taking over the transfer station, businesses will now have to fork out standard fees.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Dr Andrew Johnson, CEP Port Pirie Regional Council
    Duration: 1:45
    Summary ID: S00034442418

  • Regional News - 22/04/2009 - 06:34 PM
    Central GTS/BKN Port Pirie (Spencer Gulf)
    Newsreader
    News Director Mr Ken Jeffrey 08 8632 2555
    Port Augusta Council seeking legal advice over a proposal by a local hotel to extend trading until 3am. It is attempting to block the move by the operators of the Tassie Tavern with strong backing from the local government.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: voxpops
    Duration: 1:48
    Summary ID: S00034442385

  • Today Tonight - 22/04/2009 - 06:31 PM
    Channel 7 (Adelaide)
    Rosanna Mangiarelli
    Producer Mr Graham Archer 08 8342 7777
    A rotting tree stump is holding up an Adelaide family's home. The local council has ruled it a 'significant stump' to be saved. Experts disagree. Henson asks why a tree is more important that his house and family. Henson cannot build at Flagstaff Hill due to a dispute with the Onkaparinga Council after lopping down most of the diseased tree growing on his block without approval. Henson says it was a no-brainer. Some 29 years ago, the Halls buried the ashes of their 8yo girl under a tree on the grounds of the St Philip and St James' Anglican Church at Old Noarlunga. The tree they planted was removed and replaced. But now the trees are causing structural problems, damaging a church. Now the council wants to cut down the Hall's tree. Best says the trees are damaging the irrigation. Henson has paid a fine for hacking into significant trees under SA Law. He says the council told him to take it down to a certain level to remove the rot. Henson complains if he leaves the heritage tree, he can't have both his backyard garden and front yard and he wants both of them. Sykes says the tree is not worth saving. Henson says the SA Govt's Native Vegetation Group agrees with Sykes' assessment. Henson says the council are teaching him a lesson. The Onkaparinga Council say Henson can remove the stump.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Gordon Sykes(*), Arborist; Pauline Hall(*), Victim; Peter Hall(*), Victim; Rupert Best(*), Church's Restoration Committee; Scott Henson(*), Victim
    Duration: 6:15
    Summary ID: A00034442733

  • WIN News - 22/04/2009 - 06:10 PM
    WIN Mt Gambier (Mt Gambier)
    Sharny McLean
    News Director Ms Samantha Regione 08 8721 8888
    South East councils have met to discuss a proposed model for combining State and Federal regional development funding. Grant Council wants to see greater local govt involvement.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Don Pegler, Grant District Council Mayor
    Mentions: State Economic Development Board
    Duration: 1:54
    Summary ID: S00034442609

  • WIN News - 22/04/2009 - 06:03 PM
    WIN Mt Gambier (Mt Gambier)
    Sharny McLean
    News Director Ms Samantha Regione 08 8721 8888
    Mount Gambier City Council is calling on the SA Ambulance to announce its intentions on finding a new home. It currently operates from a council-owned site at Frew Park, but council wants to make other plans for the building.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Greg Muller, Mount Gambier City Council CEO
    Duration: 1:40
    Summary ID: S00034442550

  • National Nine News - 22/04/2009 - 06:02 PM
    Channel 9 (Adelaide)
    Rob Kelvin and Kelly Nestor
    Executive Producer Mr Andrew Rutter 08 8267 1234
    We are about 15 hours away from a highly anticipated rain event. People are concerned too much will go down the drain. Anderson says too much is lost to sea. Local councils want millions from the SA Govt and Federal Govt to extend storm water harvesting initiatives. The SES is worried about public safety. Gutters should be cleaned. People should stay away from fast flowing creeks and drains. Outer items need to be secured and people should avoid parking near trees.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Graeme Wynwood, SES; Harold Anderson, Charles Sturt Council; residents
    Duration: 1:33
    Summary ID: A00034442117

  • Afternoons - 22/04/2009 - 03:48 PM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Amanda Blair
    Producer Ms Monique Bowley 08 8419 1395
    Today Tonight Preview
    - Tree troubles in Adelaide suburbs. Blair says they are falling over. Mangiarelli contradicts Blair, explaining a council's madness is preventing a termite-infested stump from being removed which is hindering a resident from building. She says another instance has a council wanting to remove a perfectly good tree, under which is buried a little girl's ashes. Mangiarelli asks what's up with trees and council madness. She says many people around SA call in whenever they run these stories.
    - Adelaide's makeover mum. She allows home owners to add thousands in value to their house.
    - The survey that shows you how to maximise value from credit card reward points.
    - More free tickets to an advances screening of 'Wolverine' next Tues at Marion. Mangiarelli says they have had a huge response, but people can only enter once.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Rosanna Mangiarelli, Today Tonight
    Duration: 1:57
    Summary ID: A00034440276

  • Afternoons - 22/04/2009 - 03:45 PM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Carole Whitelock
    Station Ph: 08 8343 4332
    [cont] Caller Brenton says he is disillusioned about saving the planet. He says they have an 9000 square metre block in Mannum on which they are building an eco friendly home on. He says they have been up against the Mid Murray Council for 12 months to get an aerobic septic tank system to re use water on their trees. He says it cost them $4000 in court costs. He says they have been disillusioned. He says the council says they are not allowed to use such a system if the sewer is available, even given the size of the block. [cont]
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Caller Brenton; Geoff Russell, Animal Liberation
    Duration: 1:44
    Summary ID: A00034440267

  • Breakfast - 22/04/2009 - 07:30 AM
    Radio Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Peter Godfrey
    Station Ph: 08 8303 5000
    News Headlines
    - Local councils in Adelaide have been given $4.4M to upgrade public spaces.
    - Survivors of the asylum seeker boat explosion have been refused refugee status.
    - Matt Thomas has been suspended for one match.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Duration: 0:30
    Summary ID: A00034439073

  • Mornings - 22/04/2009 - 08:34 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Matthew Abraham and David Bevan
    Station Ph: 08 8343 4332
    Bevan says the program was broadcast from the Salisbury wetlands yesterday. He says listeners would have heard them discussing the potential to repeat what the good people of Salisbury have done right across the metropolitan area. He says they spoke to people from the Onkaparinga Council, Charles Sturt and Unley as well. Bevan says the conversation moved to Cheltenham Racecourse. He says a lot of people have been saying for years now that Cheltenham would be a great place to put in a wetlands and gather water, repeating what the people of Salisbury are doing in the western suburbs. He says they put this question to Karlene Maywald. He says in a moment they will talk to Steve Ploubidis, former chief executive of the SAJC - what was the SAJC's interest in that property? Audio is replayed of their conversation with [SA] Water Security Minister Karlene Maywald yesterday, when they asked her is the Government had considered buying Cheltenham for open space, using it to retain water. Maywald says the SAJC came to them and said they wanted to sell Cheltenham. She says they were told they would have to have open space and stormwater reuse to sell the site. She says they didn't consider buying it for an open space because it was decided it was necessary for our population and water growth to undertake mixed development. Ploubidis says the prime consideration for them to sell was money. He says they came up with five different objects - each weighted. He says cash was the primary one, followed by the ability for the entity to pay, the ability for the entity to deliver the master plan presented, the previous experience of the entity and social responsibility for the area and state. He says from a wetlands perspective, it wasn't high on their agenda. Ploubidis says the council had a valuation done on the property, coming up with a ridiculous figure of $5m to convert it into wetlands. He says at the end of the day, they weren't really concerned with what was going to go on the land. Abraham asks if Jay Weatherill was invited to a meeting. Ploubidis says they didn't invite him, but at the time it was quite clear that Michael Corcoran, being a Labor person, had the eyes and ears of the Labor Party. He says Weatherill may have been the Planning Minister as well at that stage. Abraham asks about Ploubidis' court case against the SAJC, TRSA and the chairman of TRSA, Phil Bentley - the judge has effectively told them to go away and talk to each other. He says John Naffine, the outgoing chair of the SAJC board, he sent an email bulletin that mentions Ploubidis, expressing the view that a form of settlement with Ploubidis would be in the best interests of everybody. Ploubidis says all parties are working towards some form of mediation.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Steve Ploubidis, former chief executive of the SAJC
    Duration: 10:47
    Summary ID: A00034433394

  • Breakfast - 22/04/2009 - 07:21 AM
    ABC South East SA (Mt Gambier)
    Alan Richardson
    Presenter Mr Alan Richardson 08 8724 1041
    Richardson says a two day workshop at Robe will look at the idea of forming a 'wellness council' for the Limestone Coast. He says if it goes ahead it may well be the first body of its type in a regional community. He says Deb Agnew is driving the concept. Agnew says the idea behind the council is so that regional bodies, departments, communities and others can share their ideas, information and projects. She says the aim is for these groups to achieve far more successful outcomes. She says she thinks Health are doing something similar, but are not including industry. Richardson notes that Mount Gambier has a high level of obesity and that the trucking industry is one body trying to address the issue. Agnew says different groups are trying, but a collective approach will do so much more. She says funding for the workshop was obtained through the Office for Recreation and Sport from her budget. She says a collected group will have more lobbying power for government funding.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Deb Agnew, Be Active Officer, South East LGA
    Duration: 5:54
    Summary ID: A00034431654

  • 06:30 News - 22/04/2009 - 06:34 AM
    ABC West Coast SA (Port Lincoln)
    Newsreader
    Program Ph: 08 8683 2630
    Local councils across regional SA will share $2mil to improve public spaces. The funding announced by the Minister for Urban Development Paul Holloway is part of the Open Space and Places for People Project. The Lower Eyre Peninsula District Council will receive nearly $400,000 to develop a recreation area on the Coffin Bay foreshore. The Streaky Bay District Council will also benefit from the funding, securing over $115,000 for a recreation precinct including a childrens' playground. Holloway says this funding ensures people in regional communities don't miss out on high-quality facilities.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Duration: 0:39
    Summary ID: W00034431033

  • 06:30 News - 22/04/2009 - 06:34 AM
    ABC North & West SA (Port Pirie)
    Newsreader
    Program Ph: 08 8638 4830
    Local councils across regional SA will share $2mil to improve public spaces. The funding was announced by the Minister for Urban Development Paul Holloway as part of the Open Space and Places for People Project. The Copper Coast District Council will receive $300,000 to implement design plans for the promenade area at the Wallaroo foreshore. The Orroroo-Carrieton District Council secured $30,000 to develop its main street. Holloway says the funding ensures people in regional communities don't miss out on high quality facilities.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Duration: 0:34
    Summary ID: W00034430773

  • 06:30 News - 22/04/2009 - 06:32 AM
    ABC West Coast SA (Port Lincoln)
    Newsreader
    Program Ph: 08 8683 2630
    The Port Lincoln Council will not consider altering the Building Heights Development Plan amendment it submitted to the SA Government. Members of the community group against the amendment attended the Council meeting on Monday night to hear the Council's decision. Councillor Danny Bartlet's recission motion to request time to adjust the amendment was not seconded, prompting mutters of disappointment from the gallery. Mayor Peter Davis says Council will now wait to hear back from the Development Assessment Commission.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Peter Davis, Mayor, Port Lincoln City Council
    Mentions: Paul Holloway, SA Minister
    Duration: 0:41
    Summary ID: W00034430927

  • 22:00 News - 21/04/2009 - 10:06 PM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Newsreader
    Producer Mr Phil Eldridge 08 8343 4332
    The Onkaparinga and Charles Sturt Councils have each been given more than $1m in State Govt grants to help develop open space projects. The Marion Council received $590 000, while the Unley Council has been given $450 000.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Duration: 0:22
    Summary ID: A00034428875

  • 13:00 News - 21/04/2009 - 01:00 PM
    Triple M (Adelaide)
    Newsreader
    News Director Ms Monique Crichton 08 8290 1113
    An ambitious target has been set by Salisbury Council. It wants to supply about 20% of Adelaide's water supply by the end of 2010. The council says its storm water harvesting system will capture and treat water and could even be good enough to drink.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Duration: 0:16
    Summary ID: A00034423359

  • Mornings - 21/04/2009 - 12:29 PM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Leon Byner
    Station Ph: 08 8419 1395
    Byner says the Bureau has predicted 20mm of rain and he wonders what this will mean for water recycling. Williams says he has attended a forum with Colin Pitman, Salisbury Council this morning, and Pitman has advised of the stormwater catchment rates that can be achieved in the Salisbury wetlands. He says Nick Xenophon, Independent Senator, has secured some federal funding for stormwater recycling but there is a need for councils to take a co-ordinated approach to the issue. He says SA Water has to be part of the equation too and it won't work if the State Govt and SA Water are fighting local councils for market share.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Mitch Williams, SA Shadow Water Minister
    Duration: 2:20
    Summary ID: A00034422917

  • The Soapbox - 21/04/2009 - 11:06 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Matthew Abraham and David Bevan
    Producer Ms Sonya Feldhoff 08 8343 4407
    Forum on water security. Abraham asks whether what Salisbury Council has done with water can be done on a larger scale. Karlene Maywald says it can, and stormwater is part of the future water security plan, as indicated in the Water Proofing Adelaide document. She says Salisbury has the Water Proofing the North Project, and Pitman has been recruited onto the Stormwater Authority to work on other projects across Adelaide, and is involved in a project looking at urban stormwater harvesting across the region. She says it is possible to put into place projects such as what Salisbury and the Onkaparinga councils are doing, and what the Metropolitan Adelaide Stormwater Harvesting Project is doing, but every drop cannot be captured. She says the Urban Stormwater Harvesting Options study will be completed within the next few weeks, and a conceptual document has been presented by the Salisbury Council Group, and Pitman has been involved in the Waterwise Adelaide Project. [Cont.]
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Colin Pitman, Director of City Projects, Salisbury Council; Karlene Maywald, SA Minister for Water Security; Mitch Williams, Shadow Water Security Minister; Tim Noonan, Roving Reporter, ABC 891 Adelaide
    Duration: 5:37
    Summary ID: A00034421333

  • Mornings - 21/04/2009 - 10:39 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Matthew Abraham and David Bevan - live from Salisbury wetlands
    Station Ph: 08 8343 4332
    Abrahan and Bevan talk with 891 Roving Reporter, Tim Noonan, who has taken another group of people on a tour of the Salisbury wetlands. Mitch Williams from the State Opposition says he has been talking about how responsible he is on the roads this morning, they've also been talking a little about water. He says his driving record is definitely better than some. Abraham says the new Road Safety Minister, Michael O'Brien, owns a Volvo. Noonan played a pre-recorded conversation with Colin Pitman from Salisbury Council about wind power, all while taking a tour around the Salisbury wetlands. Pitman says the City of Salisbury is embarking on a program, working with the private sector, to desalinate groundwater using a very large set of wind generators.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Colin Pitman, Salisbury Council (pre-recorded interview); Mitch Williams, State Opposition; Tim Noonan, 891 Roving Reporter
    Duration: 6:59
    Summary ID: A00034421155

  • Mornings - 21/04/2009 - 10:33 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Matthew Abraham and David Bevan - live from Salisbury wetlands
    Station Ph: 08 8343 4332
    The unnamed woman asks a question about the Glenelg/Adelaide pipeline. She says she's wondering what is the pipeline all about? Abraham says it's taking treated sewerage from the wastewater treatment plant at Glenelg and they're pumping it up to water the parklands in Adelaide. He says Unley wants some of it, naturally, because it's free. Bevan says that's what they're like in Unley, as soon as somebody puts down something free the people in Unley say 'we'll have some of that'.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Unnamed woman
    Duration: 1:00
    Summary ID: A00034421086

  • Mornings - 21/04/2009 - 10:22 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Matthew Abraham and David Bevan - live from Salisbury wetlands
    Station Ph: 08 8343 4332
    Continued discussion on water reuse: Andrew Thomas says he's the Work Group Co-ordinator with Onkaparinga Council. He says Onkaparinga Council is only about 10 years of age, it brings together the old District Council of Willunga which was primarily a rural council, and the old cities of Happy Valley and Noarlunga. He discusses the importance of water harvesting, he says probably less than half of the total run-off from the catchment area is actually captured and reused. Thomas says the Willunga Basin Water Company now takes nearly all of the surplus effluent from the Christies Beach Waste Water Treatment Plant.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Andrew Thomas, Onkaparinga Council; Mark Withers, Chief Executive, Charles Sturt Council; Ray Pincombe, CEO, Unley Council
    Duration: 3:17
    Summary ID: A00034420816

  • Morning Show - 21/04/2009 - 10:18 AM
    ABC Riverland SA (Renmark)
    Bronwen Wade
    Station Ph: 08 8586 1311
    Interview with Patrick Lane, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Forest and Ecosystem Science, University of Melbourne. He discusses the impact of the Vic bushfires on the surrounding rivers. Lane predicts a serious effect on water quality due to increased potential for erosion after the fires. This, however, is related to rainfall after the fires. Lane does not intend to be alarmist as rain will also rejuvenate vegetation. He predicts increased flows before dense, young trees begin to grow again. Lane points out that outcomes will be as varied as the forests. He says there could be a short-lived decrease in water quality in the Murray although extra flows could be welcome. Lane thinks water and land management should take these changes into account in anticipation of future fires.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Patrick Lane, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Forest and Ecosystem Science, University of Melbourne
    Duration: 10:49
    Summary ID: W00034421284

  • Mornings - 21/04/2009 - 09:38 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Matthew Abraham and David Bevan
    Station Ph: 08 8343 4332
    Kelvin Trimper says the development of Mawson Lakes with the City of Salisbury and the Govt involved allowing a hectare of open space for every hectare of housing. Andrew Loathly says he deals with the aesthetics of water, and the wetlands have transformed Salisbury and the whole northern area. He says unfortunately a lot of the creeks in inner Adelaide have been concreted, such as Sturt Creek. He says places like Glenside Creek, coming down through Victoria Park Racecourse, and through Glenside Hospital, have areas that can be used. Abraham says something like the Cheltenham Racecourse is a great opportunity for open space and maybe wetlands. Abraham says Loathly has a chapter in Chris Daniels' book.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Andrew Loathly (*), Landscape Architect; Kelvin Trimper, Director of Education and Community Development, Delfin Group
    Duration: 8:32
    Summary ID: A00034420011

  • Mornings - 21/04/2009 - 09:14 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Matthew Abraham and David Bevan
    Station Ph: 08 8343 4332
    Daniels talks about the Salisbury Wetlands. He describes the wetlands and the attraction they offer to birds, particularly Russian migrant birds. Lydia queries whether her marsh frogs could be donated to the wetlands and Daniels talks about the issues involved. Compere says listener Martin has asked how it is safe for birds to feed in mud that Daniels claims is toxic and Daniels explains. He discusses how the reeds work as filters. Kate commences discussion about Salisbury, but is cut short because of technological issue. Daniels discusses snakes and addresses listener Jo's query about mosquito control and the attraction of mosquitoes to improperly sealed rainwater tanks and mangrove swamps.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: caller Kate; caller Lydia; Chris Daniels, Professor of Urban Ecology, UniSA
    Duration: 16:23
    Summary ID: A00034419406

  • Mornings - 21/04/2009 - 08:55 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Matthew Abraham and David Bevan
    Station Ph: 08 8343 4332
    Abraham refers to a story in the latest Eastern Messenger and other messengers by Emily Charrison saying that garbage collectors could walk off the job leaving one third of Adelaide's rubbish to rot unless Eastern councils come clean about the resignation of East Waste boss Brett Buckley. He says if it happened, it would affect Norwood, Payneham and St Peter's, Burnside, Mitcham, Campbelltown, Walkerville and Adelaide Hills Councils. Justin Lang, Chair of the Board, East Waste says Buckley opted to wind up his contract at short notice by mutual agreement. He says the Board did not want him to part company. He says he has been liaising with staff on a daily basis and has put a memo out to drivers. He says he is confident that service will continue as normal, adding that the drivers have guaranteed they will be at work.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Justin Lang, Chair of the Board, East Waste
    Duration: 3:12
    Summary ID: A00034419106

  • Mornings - 21/04/2009 - 10:26 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Matthew Abraham and David Bevan - live from Salisbury wetlands
    Station Ph: 08 8343 4332
    Continued discussion on water reuse: Abraham says the Unley Council is 'land locked' even though it does have by-laws governing the use of boats in Unley. Ray Pincombe they're still on the books, the council needs them in case of a flood. He says Unley Council doesn't have a lot of open space in Unley so the council has to make the best of capturing the water that does come through the area. He says council is looking at water sensitive urban design in our footpaths to capture all the water that comes through the kerbs. Pincombe says Unley Council is looking at the Glenelg/Adelaide pipeline and how that might help to feed into our system. Abraham says Unley Council has introduced a rebate for rainwater tanks, they don't have to be plumbed into the house. Caller John says he has noticed driving around, there's a lot of activity in the Torrens River down by Tapleys Hill Road. Withers says he imagines that's SA Water extending the wetlands through the bottom of the Torrens outlet. Bevan says Nick Xenophon and Penny Wong have negotiated an acceleration of money for stormwater projects.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Andrew Thomas, Onkaparinga Council; caller John, West Lakes; Mark Withers, Chief Executive, Charles Sturt Council; Ray Pincombe, CEO, Unley Council
    Duration: 4:51
    Summary ID: A00034420912

  • Mornings - 21/04/2009 - 10:17 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Matthew Abraham and David Bevan - live from Salisbury wetlands
    Station Ph: 08 8343 4332
    Bevan says one in 10 people in South Australia live in the Onkaparinga Council area. Abraham says he has got a few things to talk about with Ray Pincombe from Unley Council in terms of villas being demolished 'holus-bolus'. Bevan says he thinks people immediately think of Cheltenham Racecourse and Port Road whenever Charles Sturt Council is mentioned. Withers discusses what council is planning to put in there in terms of wetlands and stormwater recovery. He says council has decided to take a holistic view about water-proofing the western suburbs and to develop up a range of projects that start to trap the stormwater, harvest it and reuse it. Wither says the politics of water has changed dramatically over the last couple of years. He says he thinks the current plan for Cheltenham is 35% open space, the rest will be housing development. [cont]
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Andrew Thomas, Onkaparinga Council; Mark Withers, Chief Executive, Charles Sturt Council; Ray Pincombe, CEO, Unley Council
    Duration: 4:05
    Summary ID: A00034420677

  • 10:00 News - 21/04/2009 - 10:02 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Newsreader
    Producer Mr Phil Eldridge 08 8343 4332
    The Salisbury Council has set a target to produce 20% of Adelaide's water supply by the end of next year. The Council has developed a stormwater harvesting system that captures and treats water through its 53 constructed wetlands.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Colin Pitman, Salisbury Council
    Duration: 0:34
    Summary ID: A00034420287

  • Morning Show - 21/04/2009 - 09:33 AM
    ABC South East SA (Mt Gambier)
    Stan Thomson
    Producer Ms Selina Green 08 8724 1041
    News Headlines.
    - The Salisbury Council has set a target to produce 30% of Adelaide's water supply by the end of next year with a stormwater harvesting system.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Duration: 1:21
    Summary ID: W00034421064

  • Morning Show - 21/04/2009 - 08:54 AM
    ABC Riverland SA (Renmark)
    Bronwen Wade
    Station Ph: 08 8586 1311
    Interview with Peter Sellar, Acting CEO, Loxton Waikerie District Council. He explains that the Local Govt Assn wants NRM levies changed so that it is collected separately from rate notices, as it ends up going to the SA Govt. Sellar says Revenues SA collect the River Murray and emergency service levies. He is unsure how the Riverland's levies compare with the rest of SA. Sellar hopes the LGA receives feedback from other councils and puts a submission to the SA Govt to get the charge removed. He is not sure if separating the rates and levies would lead to greater administration costs.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Peter Sellar, Acting CEO, Loxton Waikerie District Council
    Duration: 3:19
    Summary ID: W00034419866

  • Mornings - 21/04/2009 - 08:37 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Matthew Abraham and David Bevan
    Station Ph: 08 8343 4332
    Bevan says the Salisbury wetlands are a beautiful place to spend the morning. He says Barry Ormsby, landscape architect with City of Salisbury Council, will be leading a tour of the wetlands after nine o'clock. He says Chris Daniels from the University of South Australia will be leading a tour group later on in the morning. Council CEO Stephen Hains says the wetland was created in 1994 from derelict land. Abraham says he has got some bottled water called 'recharge' which isn't sexy like Evian. Colin Pitman says the water is the product of cleaning stormwater through a biological treatment process and has been bottled by CSIRO at Waite Campus. He explains how the aquifer kills the pathogens and cleans the water. He says wind power can be used to desalinate brackish water and there is no need to resort to the traditional high carbon footprint products. He says there are 13 major production sites and they are aiming to produce 18 gigalitres next year which is about 20% of Adelaide's water supply. He says the aquifer extends from south of Adelaide Airport through to Port Wakefield and it contains 18,000 gigalitres of water. However, he says this is ancient water and it is not there for us to 'rape and pillage' like we have done with the River Murray. Stephen Hains says Delfin used to use the white building as their sales and information centre at Mawson Lakes and they donated it to the council. He says Salisbury has 53 wetlands which were created for development purposes. They discuss the availability of water for critical human needs and the need for conveyance water. Pitman says Adelaide has an option to become more sustainable using local water and not impacting on the River Murray, instead allowing water to flow down to the Lower Lakes. He says the stormwater contains contaminants which are cleaned by the reeds and the mud. He says the material can be extracted from the mud in the wetlands and sent to Zinifex at Port Pirie if needs be for reprocessing. Various callers put their questions to the panel. Caller Michael says there are reports of Dengue Fever and Ross River Fever working their way down the east coast. He wonders if the wetlands may cause a mosquito-borne problem in the future. Hains says the University of South Australia has done a lot of research on the issue and the wetlands have been shown not to be breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Pitman says storage in reservoirs is inefficient compared to storing water in aquifers. He says 21 schools are supplied with water, 80 industrial developments and the residential market is increasing. He explains why it is illegal to run water directly into an aquifer.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Colin Pitman, Director of City Projects, Salisbury Council; Stephen Hains, CEO, Salisbury Council; Various callers
    Duration: 17:18
    Summary ID: A00034418557

  • 08:30 News - 21/04/2009 - 08:33 AM
    ABC Riverland SA (Renmark)
    Newsreader
    Journalist Ms Bronwen Wade 08 8586 1330
    The Loxton Waikerie Council says local government should not have to collect natural resources management levies on behalf of the SA Government. The Government is currently reviewing the levy process and has invited councils to have their say. Council Acting CEO Peter Sellar says it creates confusion for ratepayers about where their money is going, and says Loxton Waikerie is looking for the legislation to be amended.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Peter Sellar, Acting CEO, Loxton Waikerie District Council
    Duration: 0:44
    Summary ID: W00034418796

  • 08:30 News - 21/04/2009 - 08:30 AM
    ABC North & West SA (Port Pirie)
    Newsreader
    Program Ph: 08 8638 4830
    The CEO of Port Augusta's Davenport community says questions still hang in the air over who will provide services to the community when the Federal Government cuts funding in June. The Federal Government gave the Aboriginal community 18 months to find service providers elsewhere, with $400,000 in annual funding to be cut in two months. Hickman says the community is lost between federal, state and local government indecision. He says around 90% of the 240 people living in Davenport are unemployed.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: David Hickman, Davenport CEO
    Duration: 0:56
    Summary ID: A00034418555

  • Breakfast - 21/04/2009 - 07:21 AM
    ABC South East SA (Mt Gambier)
    Alan Richardson
    Presenter Mr Alan Richardson 08 8724 1041
    Richardson says every local government council in Australia has been given a heap of money to spend on community development projects as part of the national economic stimulus package. He says the Lucindale Naracoorte Council may find it a little difficult to spend the money. Evans says his council was given $333,000 of the 'Rudd money' to be spent on a range of programs. He says the money was to be spent on community areas, rather than things the council normally spends money on, such as roads. He says the council has to spend the money by September, which is not much time. He says it will not be easy, particularly because local tradesmen are busy. He says he does not want to give money back to Canberra. He accepts that local manufacturers and tradesmen may have to give priority to council work over other jobs in the area. He says the Federal Government has also committed $550M to larger regional community infrastructure.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Andrew Evans, CEO, Naracoorte Lucindale Council
    Duration: 7:26
    Summary ID: A00034417499

  • 06:30 News - 21/04/2009 - 06:30 AM
    ABC North & West SA (Port Pirie)
    Newsreader
    Program Ph: 08 8638 4830
    Port Pirie mayoral candidate Ellei Bone says a good recycling scheme will be a priority if she is elected. Bone says seven years as a former councillor and involvement in various community projects have prepared her well for the role. Bone says she will be a full-time mayor who is committed to the community.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Ellei Bone, Port Pirie mayoral candidate
    Duration: 0:34
    Summary ID: W00034415724

  • Matthew Pantelis - 20/04/2009 - 07:41 PM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Matthew Pantelis
    Station Ph: 08 8419 1395
    Pantelis says Westfield is pushing ahead with plans to put boom gates on the West Lakes carpark and make shoppers pay for parking. He says the council has rejected the move and Westfield's taking the council to court. He replays a segment from Leon Byner's talkback programme earlier in the day, in which Byner covers the topic.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Leon Byner, Radio Host
    Duration: 7:57
    Summary ID: A00034413754

  • National Nine News - 20/04/2009 - 06:03 PM
    Channel 9 (Adelaide)
    Rob Kelvin and Kelly Nestor
    Executive Producer Mr Andrew Rutter 08 8267 1234
    Rudd promised to provide Adelaide suburbs with employment coordinators to help displaced workers. He toured the Edinburgh defence precinct where the army's new mechanised battalion will be based. the project includes housing facilities and workshops and is creating jobs. Rann says about 1200 people will be employed in the construction phase. Rudd says the Govt will build on this further with a Defence White Paper. The 1200 troops and their families will relocated in 2011. It is expected they will generate about $100m into the SA economy every year. Earlier Rudd attended a jobs forum at Mawson Lakes where he announced new employment coordinators for Adelaide's north and west.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Gillian Aldridge, Mayor, Salisbury Council; Kevin Rudd, Australian Prime Minister; Mike Rann, SA Premier
    Duration: 1:33
    Summary ID: A00034412292

  • Drive - 20/04/2009 - 05:21 PM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Grant Cameron
    Producer Ms Suzy Ramone 08 8343 4890
    News headlines:
    - The SA Govt has announced the creation of 1200 jobs this year as a result of construction work at the RAAF base at Edinburgh. The Prime Minister and the Premier both inspected work on a super base today.
    - NT Police say claims of a cover up over what caused the fatal explosion at Ashmore Reef are frustration investigators.
    - The Adelaide City Council is closing the Torrens Lake because of dangerous levels of blue green algae.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Duration: 0:41
    Summary ID: A00034411995

  • 14:00 News - 20/04/2009 - 02:02 PM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Newsreader
    Station Ph: 08 8419 1395
    Retail giant Westfield is threatening to go to court to allow them to install boom gates at the Westfield Shopping Centre. It is after the Charles Sturt Council rejected Westfield's proposal to charge fees for people wanting to park there. Steve Georganas says it is not a smart move by Westfield to pursue the issue.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Steve Georganas, Member for Hindmarsh
    Duration: 0:33
    Summary ID: A00034409289

  • Afternoons - 20/04/2009 - 01:17 PM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Carole Whitelock
    Station Ph: 08 8343 4332
    Whitelock says bad roads generally are of concern to local councils but there's a village in Essex, in eastern England, that's saying 'yes we've got lots of pot holes but we're going to leave them there because they calm the traffic and stop speedsters, saving us money'. John Cadogan from Wheels Magazine says he thinks 891 has just brought their segment on spin forward a long way. He says he's sure Essex would be in line for an award if local government had to award marks for creative thinking in local government. Cadogan says he thinks it's ridiculous frankly, there's a lot of established theory about road safety and it comes down to this statement: better roads save lives. He says he did drive right across the country from Steep Point in WA to Sydney a couple of years back, he says the Gun Barrel Highway which is currently unmaintained has got massive corrugations that go for several hundred kilometres. Cadogan says he would like to see speed humps before pedestrian crossings that aren't controlled by traffic lights. Various callers talk about the worst roads they have driven on. Cadogan and Whitelock talk about the Road Safety Minister, Tom Koutsantonis, who fronted up on 891 this morning saying yes I have had around 30 speeding and red light convictions but now I'm going to do a really good job in promoting road safety.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: John Cadogan, Editor, Wheels Magazine; Various callers
    Duration: 11:15
    Summary ID: A00034408529

  • SA Country Hour - 20/04/2009 - 12:26 PM
    ABC North & West SA (Port Pirie)
    Drew Radford
    Station Ph: 08 8638 4811
    There has been extensive lobbying by professional fishermen frustrated with the SA Govt's marine parks proposals. The 19 proposed parks cover 46% of the State's waters and fishermen say their introduction could affect their livelihoods. Professional fishermen are now claiming the lobbying was a success as the Government has set up five working groups across SA to provide feedback on the planned outer boundaries and zoning arrangements for the proposed parks. [Audio of Edwards interview.] Edwards says the groups are a positive step and all levels of government have signed off on a national representative system. He says the parks need to be based on the best science. He says the issues that have been managed need to be put on the table and the impacts of industry need to be dealt with. Edwards says his group will speak with the rock lobster license holders. He says that industry contributes funds to resource the process. He says they engaged scientists and have had a strong campaign to make sure of their involvement. He says they will look at the principles of the national representative system of marine parks. He says they will also work with recreational and local govt representatives.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Roger Edwards, Parks Liaison Officer, South East Professional Fisherman's Association
    Duration: 4:03
    Summary ID: A00034408049

  • Mornings - 20/04/2009 - 12:12 PM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Leon Byner
    Station Ph: 08 8419 1395
    Byner says Gerard Ferrao is one of the Councillors of Charles Sturt and he's going to talk about that boom gate situation where the Westfield people want to boom gate the centre, but council are against it, as are many of the residents. Ferrao says the opinions he express today are his and not those of the City of Charles Sturt because we are in court over this matter. He says the Westfield law suit that's taking place in court is over their application to have boom gates erected on their own private land. He discusses community issues surrounding whether they should have boom gates on their own private land. Ferrao says the council, in an attempt to try to help in this situation, has gone in and constructed an arrangement where they will police the car park, starting today, for a trial period of six months to try to work out what the issues are that Westfield is experiencing for car parking on their private land. Byner says isn't it the case that many of the people on, what they say [Westfield] is their land, are people who have an amenity access which would be diminished by the construction of such a gate. Ferrao says Byner is 100% correct. Ferrao and Byner discuss whether or not taxpayers' money should be spent fighting a law suit.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Councillor Gerard Ferrao, Charles Sturt Council
    Duration: 6:10
    Summary ID: A00034407387

  • Mornings - 20/04/2009 - 10:45 AM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Leon Byner
    Station Ph: 08 8419 1395
    Byner says they spoke last week about how the Burnside Council in a split vote with a casting vote from the mayor decided to sell the Chelsea Cinema without proper consultation. On the other side of Adelaide there is a problem at West Lakes. This is where parking at the shopping centre used to be free and easily accessible but Westfield made the decision to change this and install boom gates on their parking areas. The local council in question have done what its residents want and said no to the boom gates. Westfield are now taking this matter to court. There was a public about this plan over the weekend. McDonald says about 30 people were at the meeting. She says more councillors, ministers and MPs like Steve Georganas, Michael Wright and Charles Sturt Councillors were at the meeting than there were residents in attendance. They debated the matter for several hours. She says the council decided not to allow the boom gates on the grounds of traffic safety and social reasons. The council considered the impacts on the elderly that shop all day and the boom gates affects on the nearby public library and community centre. She says they suspect Westfield will offer free parking for limited hours but after a while they will start charging for parking. Byner says the SANFL is a financial in the centre and will get half of the profits from parking fees. McDonald says they do not know what the SANFL's attitude is considering they have a 50 year shared parking agreement with Westfield. Georganas says Westfield have made a very poor decision to challenge the Charles Sturt Council's decision to not allow the boom gates. Westfield is going against the will of the community, residents and Westfield's retailers. They are very wrong and that is why he is supporting the community with Michael Wright the state MP. He says Westfield have a moral obligation to be as open to the public as possible and installing boom gates is not accessible especially considering Westfield shopping centres have caused main street businesses to close down in our communities. He says he'd like to look at ACCC legislation to ensure the boom gates do not take place.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Julie MacDonald(*), Semaphore Park Resident/Local Activist; Steve Georganas, Federal Member of Parliament for Hindmarsh
    Duration: 7:32
    Summary ID: A00034405983

  • Mornings - 20/04/2009 - 09:34 AM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Leon Byner
    Station Ph: 08 8419 1395
    Caller Peter says Koutsantonis has come out so aggressive to the point of being arrogant, and he has a number of speeding infringements, and he needs to be more compassionate towards people who are not hoon drivers but have crept over the speed limit. He says some local councils think they can have 40 km speed zones, and the 50 km zones need to be revamped so that maybe they are not one demerit point losses.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Caller Peter
    Duration: 1:52
    Summary ID: A00034404749

  • Morning Show - 20/04/2009 - 09:09 AM
    ABC South East SA (Mt Gambier)
    Stan Thomson
    Producer Ms Selina Green 08 8724 1041
    Interview with Kristina Barnett, SA president, Australian Local Government Women's Association. Less than one in three councillors are women nationwide. The Association last week held its bi-annual national conference in Adelaide, with one of the key topics up for discussion was how to get more women on councils. Barnett says they launched their '50:50 Vision' document at the 2006 Council elections with a range of initiatives looking to encourage councils to set targets for increased participation of women in decision-making roles in councils 'to adopt more modern human resource practices, to establish more flexible ways of working, and to look at an accreditation and awards program'.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Kristina Barnett, SA president, Australian Local Government Women's Association
    Duration: 8:12
    Summary ID: W00034404828

  • Morning Show - 20/04/2009 - 08:59 AM
    ABC South East SA (Mt Gambier)
    Stan Thomson
    Producer Ms Selina Green 08 8724 1041
    Program Preview.
    - Call for more women to become involved in local government.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Duration: 0:07
    Summary ID: W00034404720

  • Morning Show - 20/04/2009 - 08:54 AM
    ABC Riverland SA (Renmark)
    Bronwen Wade
    Station Ph: 08 8586 1311
    Interview with Peter Smithson, CEO, District Council of Karoonda East Murray. He says the council does not think there will be any benefit if regional development boards are amalgamated and there will be extra costs involved. Smithson is unsure how smaller communities will be represented. He wants the Murraylands Regional Development Board's emphasis on economic development to continue but is concerned it may be lost. Smithson thinks it is optimistic that the amalgamation will take place by the end of the financial year and is concerned that more pressure will be put on the council. He intends to raise the matter with the Local Govt Assn, although concedes that the new system will be easier for Govt to manage.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Peter Smithson, CEO, District Council of Karoonda East Murray
    Duration: 3:45
    Summary ID: W00034404898

  • Evenings - 19/04/2009 - 09:23 PM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Sean Perry
    Producer Ms Sarah Brokensha 08 8419 1395
    Perry says Westfield has decided to impose parking fees on shoppers and Ferrao says Westfield have done "a terrible thing" and have taken the matter to court. He says Westfield knows the community cannot afford to fight the matter all the way to the Federal or Supreme Court. He describes this as "disappointing" and Westfield "just wants the money". He suggests people contact Westfield and express their dissatisfaction with the decision. He talks about a petition signed by 10,000 people who don't want to see the parking system change. He iterates retailers' concerns that they will go bankrupt if customers are forced to pay for parking. Perry talks about his shopping habits at Westfield [West Lakes] and says he can spend many hours there and enjoys the Gold Class movies. He says the Port and Arndale shops are other options for local shoppers and the Port, since its upgrade, might be a viable alternative.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Gerard Ferrao, Councillor, City of Charles Sturt
    Duration: 18:30
    Summary ID: A00034401294

  • Seven News (Weekend) - 18/04/2009 - 06:06 PM
    Channel 7 (Adelaide)
    Graeme Goodings
    Station Ph: 08 8342 7777
    Michael Wright has joined the fight to stop Westfield installing gates and parking tickets at West Lakes Shopping Centre. So far nothing seems to be deterring the shopping centre giant. Which is now taking the matter to court. Charles Sturt Council has told Westfield they cannot install boom gates and parking machines at West Lakes, but West Lakes is taking it to court. Wright describes this as a cash grab by a corporate mogul. Westfield claims bus commuters and football fans clog up the car park. Charles Sturt has offered parking inspectors to manage the car park.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Gerard Ferraro, Charles Sturt Councillor; Julie MacDonald, Protest Organiser; Michael Wright, SA Minister for Police, Emergency Services, Recreation, Sport and Racing
    Vision: David Jones; Westfield
    Duration: 1:23
    Summary ID: A00034397495

  • Stateline - 17/04/2009 - 07:45 PM
    ABC1 (Adelaide)
    Ian Henschke
    Executive Producer Mr Simon Royal 08 8343 4243
    The Opposition is vowing to make water an election issue. Liberal leader Martin Hamilton-Smith says there is no doubt that Karlene Maywald mislead Parliament. He says [Rob] Freeman says there is not enough conveyance water in the river to guarantee the movement of water to Adelaide and yet Maywald thinks there is and contingencies are in place. He guarantees that Maywald can't deliver on those contingencies nor guarantee that NSW or Vic will provide the conveyance water. He accuses the government of a 'gross case of mismanagement'. He says the government initially scoffed at the idea of desalination but to their credit they admitted they were wrong. He says the next thing they need to do is pick up the Oppn's plan for a $400M investment in storm water capture. He says 180 gigalitres flow out of the gulf every year and 89 gigalitres of this could be captured at 13 sites across the west of the city. He says Professor Young advocates diversity in the range of water sources. He says this is happening now in Salisbury Council and the water is potable. He says WA is leaving us for dead and we also need waste water reuse. He agrees with Prof Young that we are already out of water. He says Rann has given in to Labor governments in NSW, Qld and Vic who want to keep the water and it is a disgrace that Rann is 'playing party politics'.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Martin Hamilton-Smith, SA Opposition Leader
    Duration: 4:30
    Summary ID: A00034395325

  • WIN News - 17/04/2009 - 06:05 PM
    WIN Mt Gambier (Mt Gambier)
    Sharny McLean
    News Director Ms Samantha Regione 08 8721 8888
    A report outlining several rating strategies has been presented to Wattle Range Council. Concerns of rates saw 500 people turn out for a meeting in Millicent last year. The report has already been posted online.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Mark Braes, Wattle Range Mayor
    Duration: 1:43
    Summary ID: S00034392881

  • WIN News - 17/04/2009 - 06:00 PM
    WIN Riverland (Berri)
    David Klar
    Program Ph: 08 8584 6891
    A Fed Govt proposal to merge the Riverland and Murraylands
    Regional Development Boards has concerned the Southern Mallee Council, which says it sees nothing positive for the region coming of it.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Rod Ralph, Southern Mallee Council
    Duration: 1:57
    Summary ID: S00034392300

  • Afternoons - 17/04/2009 - 02:36 PM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Amanda Blair
    Producer Ms Monique Bowley 08 8419 1395
    Blair talks about fish and chips, saying some shops rise above all others. She says an award for the best Fish and Chips in Adelaide is being run by the Seafood Women's Industry Network. Hill explains what the network is, with the intention to recognise the contribution of women. Hill says we are always being hit over the head with overfishing but the reality is in SA and Australia most fisheries are very well managed. She says they are limited entry and they are heavily regulated. Hill explains that despite that high standard they want recognition of that at an international level. Hill goes on to talk about the Coorong and the Lower Lakes saying the freshwater component is probably half the value of their fishery. She says if it goes the way they think it's going to go it will devastate the industry, and as well as that people of the region are hurting with the uncertainty the hardest thing. Hill explains the Coorong Council has the Lakes & Coorong Infrastructure Committee and they get a lot of feedback from the minister and departmental people. Hill says Water Security Minister Karlene Maywald's answer to everything is 'there's a drought and no available water.' Hill says if they build the weir it is giving up on the Lakes. She says they are in a safe Liberal seat and no-one cares about them. Hill gives credit to Nick Xenophon for sticking up for South Australia but says there has been no action, only talk. Hill says they only need a little bit of water to bounce back very well. Sharon asks about using weirs saying they damage the river, and should be removed to let the water flow. Hill says the Murray is a series of ponds, not a river. Hill says farmers are allowed in some places to put levy banks on properties, holding back water equivalent to ten or fifteen Sydney Harbours, and it is obscene and governments should not let it happen. Hill gives details about the best Fish & Chips Award recommending people visit the website www.sawin.org.au.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: caller Sharon; Tracey Hill, secretary, Seafood Women's Industry Network
    Duration: 22:55
    Summary ID: A00034389641

  • Mornings - 17/04/2009 - 12:42 PM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Leon Byner
    Station Ph: 08 8419 1395
    [cont] Caller Jenny says she received a parking infringement notice from the Gawler Council. She says she does not feel she is being listened to and the council staff are being patronising to her. She says she was parked in a disabled car parking spot. She says she is legally blind and has a disabled parking permit and thought it was on her dashboard but did not realise it had fallen to the floor. Byner says Geraghty will sort this out. Geraghty says most councils are very reasonable when it comes to these types of circumstances. She says the Local MP Tony Piccolo has a pretty good relationship with the council. Such says councils get many people who twist things and ask for leniency when they do not deserve it. [cont]
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Dr Bob Such, Independent MP; Rob Lucas, Liberal MLC; Robyn Geraghty, Labor MP for Torrens; various callers
    Duration: 1:50
    Summary ID: A00034388110

  • Mornings - 17/04/2009 - 12:12 PM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Leon Byner
    Station Ph: 08 8419 1395
    Byner talks about parking fees at West Lakes. He says many people in Adelaide are attracted to suburban shopping centres partly because of free parking, which is offered at Westfield, Centro and other centres. He says there was a debate recently over imposing parking fees at the West Lakes Shopping Centre. He says Macdonald has advised of a protest over the issue. He reads from Macdonald's statement, which says Westfield has decided to appeal the decision made by the Charles Sturt Council which denied the shopping centre the ability to install ticket machines and a boom gate. Macdonald criticises the centre management. She says Charles Sturt Council has been "fabulous" and will be helping the residents fight Westfield's decision. She outlines the reasons Westfield claims parking fees / boom gates should be imposed. She explains why she is against the centre's move and explains the legal action being taken. She says Westfield shares parking takings with the SANFL and this issue is "all about money". She says Michael Wright, local member, and [Kevin] Foley [SA Treasurer] have been invited to the protest. Byner expresses concern about the effect of Westfield's imposing parking fees at West Lakes.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Julie Macdonald, resident activist
    Duration: 7:22
    Summary ID: A00034387613

  • Mornings - 17/04/2009 - 11:43 AM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Leon Byner
    Station Ph: 08 8419 1395
    Caller Sue says last Tuesday night there was a meeting held by the Barossa Ratepayers Action Group regarding the new proposed recreation centre to be built in Tanunda. She says 150 ratepayers attended the meeting, and ratepayers will have to pay $30M over the next six years for the centre. She says Council now wants to sell off community parks and reserves to help fund the centre, and as a result the Action Group wants the centre abandoned, or that it be funded by user-pays or private enterprise. She says she had a meeting with the Mayor this morning, and asked him for info about how much rates will increase. Byner says the Messenger Press is a good way to get the message out. He says in Burnside there is a situation where the Council has decided to sell the Chelsea Cinema, but the Council has operated as if they own the asset not the people who pay the rates, and the Barossa Council selling off community assets is the same thing. He says under the Local Govt Act it will be incumbent on the SA Govt to regulate these councillors to go by due process, and in the Burnside case if he was a resident he would go to the Ombudsman, Ken MacPherson.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Caller Sue
    Duration: 4:49
    Summary ID: A00034387229

  • Mornings - 17/04/2009 - 10:40 AM
    ABC South Coast WA (Albany)
    Fiona Cornelisse
    Station Ph: 08 9842 4011
    Local Governments through WA are working hard to meet Minister Castrilli's deadline to prove viability or propose amalgamation. Councils have been surveying constituents and meeting with other councils. The experiences of other states have come up for discussion, QLD were not happy but in SA it was positive. Wendy Campana, Executive Director, Local Government Association of South Australia, updates on the feeling there. She says one of the main issue was too many councils so a ministerial group put forward proposals for amalgamation due to a map that was drawn up. Campana says this was the starting point and from there councils were able to voluntarily amalgamate for up to six months of a four year program. From there the board could force amalgamations and they found they didn't need to make and forced amalgamations; she attributes this to 'the lines being drawn in advance'. [Interview is a repeat from ABC Goldfields Mornings].
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Wendy Campana, Executive Director, Local Government Association of South Australia
    Duration: 13:13
    Summary ID: W00034387971

  • Mornings - 17/04/2009 - 10:24 AM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Leon Byner
    Station Ph: 08 8419 1395
    Caller Richard says people need to realise that with water recycling through wetlands, and what Salisbury Council is doing, the answer to everything is not to start building wetlands everywhere. He says a CSIRO report says rainfall is going to shrink by 2050, and it will be 'particularised', with long periods between heavy falls. Byner says the water that falls into stormwater recycling is the same that falls into catchments, but the difference is that in the catchments it is processed by SA Water for drinking. Richard says he was up at Mount Bold a week ago and was amazed to see it nearly full. Byner says water is being pumped from the Murray into those reservoirs.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Caller Richard
    Duration: 3:01
    Summary ID: A00034386209

  • Morning Show - 17/04/2009 - 09:40 AM
    ABC North & West SA (Port Pirie)
    Kieran Weir
    Producer Mr Tom Henderson 08 8638 4811
    Weir says vegetable waste and compost can play its part in making our society more environmentally friendly. He says 50% of the rubbish we put in the mixed waste bins causes over 3% of Austns greenhouse gas emissions. Most of this is caused by decomposing kitchen scraps and garden clippings. Wadewitz says people should feel guilty if they have not been using a compost bin or worm farm for their organic waste. In SA the Zero Waste body is a quiet leader is terms of recycling. They are looking at getting all the SA councils to give residents biodegradable bags for organic waste that can be picked up with kerbside collections. He says some of the new composting system that can be bought from hardware stores are fantastic and easy for people to use. He says people should support composting at their own homes first. He says people can get more information from www.compostaustralia.com.au and there are also links to get information about International Compost Week.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Peter Wadewitz, Chairman, Compost Australia
    Duration: 8:18
    Summary ID: A00034385884

  • Mornings - 17/04/2009 - 09:36 AM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Leon Byner
    Station Ph: 08 8419 1395
    Continued discussion on the sale of Chelsea Cinema. Jim Jacobsen says he came on the program because the people are getting a little bit confused. He says half of the councillors voted against selling off the cinema. He says the other half of them, together with the mayor, voted to pass the motion to sell it off. Byner says other mayors in other jurisdictions have told him that when a council votes on something controversial and the mayor is called to cast a deciding vote, it is a general protocol that the mayor sides with the status quo. He wonders why the mayor in this case decided to go the other way. Jacobsen says she made no explanation. He says he did the online survey yesterday and went on to Facebook to alert everybody to make sure they do it. He says it is a myth that to fix up the Chelsea is going to cost a huge amount of money. Byner says John Darley reckons it is about $10M. He says Consumer Affairs Minister Gail Gago said yesterday that she was very disappointed in the way on which the Burnside Council had handled this matter.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Jim Jacobsen, Councillor, Burnside Council
    Duration: 5:51
    Summary ID: A00034385284

  • 08:00 News - 17/04/2009 - 08:07 AM
    SA FM (Adelaide)
    Newsreader
    Station Ph: 08 8290 1113
    Home buyers in SA are being slugged with the second highest stamp duty in the country. A new report shows we are second only to Victoria and that state and local govts collected more than $31B in property taxes in the last financial year.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Duration: 0:14
    Summary ID: A00034383240

  • WIN News - 16/04/2009 - 06:07 PM
    WIN Riverland (Berri)
    Sharny McLean
    Program Ph: 08 8584 6891
    The Southern Mallee Council has agreed to back Loxton Waikerie Council in its bid to get the Brownswell Highway upgraded following complaints from a local business.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Rod Ralph, CEO, Southern Mallee Council
    Duration: 1:48
    Summary ID: S00034379708

  • Drive - 16/04/2009 - 05:16 PM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Grant Cameron
    Producer Ms Suzy Ramone 08 8343 4890
    Hamilton-Smith talks about harvesting stormwater and his announcement today of their intention to form a commission to fastrack stormwater harvesting. He says they have some people in mind but what is needed is immediate action. Hamilton-Smith says he was alarmed to hear on the ABC this morning the Murray Darling Basin Chairman saying they could not 100% guarantee critical human needs. He talks about stormwater capture to recharge the aquifer and benefit the ocean environment at the same time. He says it is being done in Salisbury Council and we need the State Government to broaden the success of the Salisbury Council work. Hamilton-Smith says Mr Rudd is offering funding for infrastructure projects of this kind right now. He talks about sites where stormwater can be harvested.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Martin Hamilton-Smith, SA Opposition Leader
    Duration: 5:16
    Summary ID: A00034377120

  • 17:00 News - 16/04/2009 - 05:04 PM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Newsreader
    Producer Mr Phil Eldridge 08 8343 4332
    The State Oppn has promised to set up a special commission to fast track stormwater harvesting if elected next year. Hamilton-Smith says it is being done now by the Salisbury Council and the Rann Government has done nothing on stormwater.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Martin Hamilton-Smith, SA Opposition Leader
    Duration: 0:37
    Summary ID: A00034376932

  • Late Afternoons - 16/04/2009 - 04:47 PM
    ABC North & West SA (Port Pirie)
    Andrew Male
    Station Ph: 08 8638 4811
    Eddie talks about water. He says he lives in Ceduna and the mayor has an article in the paper today saying their water is not fit for stock. He says he would rather see the $42 m spent on drought proofing Australian rather than broadband.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: caller Eddie
    Duration: 1:44
    Summary ID: A00034376787

  • Late Afternoons - 16/04/2009 - 04:16 PM
    ABC North & West SA (Port Pirie)
    Andrew Male
    Station Ph: 08 8638 4811
    [cont] Male says reverse osmosis units are being by regional communities and smaller private enterprises in areas used to not having much water or mains water at all. Hamilton-Smith says they need to be looked at. He says his travels through the Eyre Peninsula, Upper Spencer Gulf and down around the coastline, a number of mayors and councils raised with him desalination projects of their own. He says the SA Govt should support and look at these as well as assisting councils with viability studies. He says SA Water infrastructure for the passage of that water is an issue, particularly on the Eyre Peninsula. He says the SA Govt has not acted enough and now we are being told our critical human needs are not guaranteed. He says he wants to know what the back up plans are. Male wonders if load shedding with power can be replicated with water. Hamilton-Smith says this may be hard. [cont]
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Martin Hamilton-Smith, SA Opposition Leader
    Duration: 3:54
    Summary ID: A00034376570

  • Mornings - 16/04/2009 - 10:34 AM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Leon Byner
    Station Ph: 08 8419 1395
    Byner says he read about four editions [of 'Burke's Backyard' magazine] while he was in hospital. Burke talks about preventing food poisoning at home, and using ethanol in garden fuel-powered tools, which can be dangerous. Byner says Burke has a Kinglake bushfire tribute, and clearing of land has been an issue. He says the people who have the ultimate say for clearing should be the fire authorities, not the environmental authorities. Burke says that is correct, and there are a whole raft of laws and regulations that are disastrous, including tree preservation ordinances. He says it will probably come out in the Royal Commission that the National Parks organisation in Vic were really stupid in their lack of proper fire management. He jokes National Park and Wildlife on the east coast of Australia should be sent to Sudan, whereas SA and WA's equivalent depts are much more enlightened. He says it is unlikely he will return to TV with a regular show. He says in the future populations will have to move to where the water is, which they have always done.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Don Burke, 'Burke's Backyard' magazine
    Duration: 9:31
    Summary ID: A00034371839

  • Mornings - 16/04/2009 - 09:34 AM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Leon Byner
    Station Ph: 08 8419 1395
    Mark Brindal says when the Act was changed it was to stop councils from selling land from under the rate payers, and the presumption was that all land would become community land unless council decided otherwise, but rate payers needed to be consulted. He says some councils did consult for things like works depots and town halls, but it was probably not done for the Chelsea. He says if Burnside Council has not obeyed the Local Govt Act then they have acted illegally, and Ken MacPherson should get redress from the Ombudsman or the Minister should intervene. [Cont.]
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Mark Brindal, Former SA Minister
    Duration: 2:43
    Summary ID: A00034370696

  • Mornings - 16/04/2009 - 09:33 AM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Leon Byner
    Station Ph: 08 8419 1395
    Byner says there was a big meeting on land tax last night at the Norwood Town Hall, and John Darley was saying earlier today that they had to turn people away. He says Kevin Foley did not turn up, but there will no doubt be relief in the budget because Foley does not have a choice. He says when people like Con Makris and Theo Maris start singing from the same prayer sheet you know you are in trouble. He says the question is how much the relief will be.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Duration: 0:51
    Summary ID: A00034370621

  • Mornings - 16/04/2009 - 09:26 AM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Leon Byner
    Station Ph: 08 8419 1395
    Email: John was interested in John Rau's mention yesterday of the local government act and the discussion of the council's consultation process over the Chelsea Cinema. The council now proposes to appoint a selling agent to sell the land on the open market. Has Burnside Council followed all processes required to un-encumber the Chelsea Cinema land from a community land classification? Byner says Gail Gago said yesterday, she was bitterly disappointed at the way in which the Burnside Council has approached the proposed sale of the Chelsea. Byner says the CEO didn't want to comment on the consultation process which the council used, the person who should have fessed up was the Mayor, she hasn't and may not.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Duration: 2:47
    Summary ID: A00034370641

  • Morning Show - 16/04/2009 - 08:52 AM
    ABC North & West SA (Port Pirie)
    Kieran Weir
    Producer Mr Tom Henderson 08 8638 4811
    Weir talks about recycling and how SA businesses alone throw away close to a quarter of a million tonnes of waste each year which could be recycled. He talks about Zero Waste SA's $3m package aimed at boosting recycling efforts on SA business. Ian Harvey talks about the $3m recycling initiative, a program under the national packaging covenant, which is a voluntary initiative involving government and industry. Harvey talks about the financial pressure on rural councils and recycling is another cost that somebody has to pay for. He says we need to find some better environmental and social outcomes for our society for the future.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Ian Harvey, Acting CEO, Zero Waste SA
    Duration: 4:46
    Summary ID: A00034369927

  • Morning Show - 16/04/2009 - 08:48 AM
    ABC North & West SA (Port Pirie)
    Kieran Weir
    Producer Mr Tom Henderson 08 8638 4811
    Weir talks about a SA Government panel, The Boundary Adjustment Facilitation Panel, has decided not to change the boundary of the Port Pirie Regional Council to take in the seaside towns of Port Germein and Port Flinders. Sean Cheriton says council is happy with the outcome and what it means for Mt Remarkable. Cheriton disputes the accusations that the Mt Remarkable Council wasn't prepared to move with progress, and talks about council's strategic management plan that was developed over the last couple of years that focuses on moving the communities forward.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Sean Cheriton, CEO, Mt Remarkable Council
    Duration: 2:46
    Summary ID: A00034369841

  • Pilkington & Conlon - 16/04/2009 - 08:08 AM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Tony Pilkington & Keith Conlon
    Producer Mr Tom Menzies 08 8419 1395
    Conlon says land tax must be on Foley's agenda after a meeting on the topic in Norwood last night that attracted over 1000 people. He asks if there is going to be any land tax relief in the upcoming state budget. Foley says the reason land tax bill have increased is because SA has enjoyed a significant property value increase over the past five years. Property prices have doubled in SA in many cases. He says most South Austns do not pay land tax, only a small number of people who invest in property pay it. He says investors in land have gotten significant capital gains from increasing property values so hence their land tax has increased. Conlon says Pooraka Markets people have spoken about how they have to pass on their land tax costs to retailers at three cents in the dollar but interstate similar businesses pay one cent in the dollar. Foley says their property value has increased substantially and remember when that increases their ability to borrow increases. Their land tax bill is a cost of doing business and it is tax deductible against their earnings. He says the Govt has concerns regarding for small investors that are getting hit by this. He says he cannot say they can do anything about this until the budget. He says land tax raises about $200M in revenue a year. He says this does not make SA uncompetitive compared to states like Qld. Contrary to claims from the Property Council it is not an anti competitive tax. He says every budget they consider land tax and in fact they gave a $50M cut to land tax three budgets ago. He says eight months ago they had paid off all of the state's debt in the budget and were in the strong position of having a surplus of over $0.5B. In that time the budget has gone into deficit and the triple A credit rating is at risk due to the events in the financial crisis which is beyond the SA Govt's power.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Kevin Foley, SA Treasurer
    Duration: 6:45
    Summary ID: A00034369004

  • Breakfast - 16/04/2009 - 07:38 AM
    Radio Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Peter Godfrey
    Station Ph: 08 8303 5000
    Godfrey says yesterday, River Murray Minister Karlene Maywald said that Adelaide had no chance of running out of water for the next 12 months but with the level of our reserves down to only about 14% of capacity and no rain in sight, the Liberal Party is demanding to know what future plans the SA Govt has beyond the next year. He says we have an election a year or so away. Mitch Williams says one year's supply doesn't sound very promising and says the Govt is relying on what they say is an agreement with other states to provide water. He says we have 200 gigalitres in storage for our critical human needs use but the problem is that's a long way away from Adelaide and we need to transport that through the river system in a quality which is suitable for potable use. He says as the drought grips harder and harder the water quality in the river drops off. Williams says the Govt is saying we have some agreements with NSW and Victoria to use water in some of their reserves which don't come under control of the Murray Darling Basin Authority. He says he isn't too sure that the other states will do that especially that Mike Rann had said he will go to the High Court to challenge the states. He says there could be a risk within the next 12 months. He says we need to make agreements with the other states in good faith. He says other options like the desal plant should have been done and should have been operating by now. He says they believe almost half of Adelaide's normal water use can be obtained by harvesting stormwater. Williams says they'd immediately cooperate with local councils to start work on this if they get elected.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Mitch Williams, Liberal Spokesperson for Water Security
    Duration: 8:20
    Summary ID: A00034369768

  • Breakfast - 16/04/2009 - 07:20 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    John Kenneally and Tony McCarthy
    Producer Mr Spence Denny 08 8343 4882
    Kenneally says today's front page of The 'Tiser takes another look at underground water and there is even a suggestion from a scientist to trim the width of the Murray. SA Minister for Water Security Karlene Maywald says over the last two years Lake Bonney at Barmera has been blocked off, as have 27 other wetlands, to reduce the amount of water spreading out onto the flood plain and keep it in the channel. She says this produces significant water saving but is only a short term solution. She says they are planning to rotate which sections get water. McCarthy refers to Greg Kelton's front page story. Maywald says taking water from the aquifer is not a new idea. She says next year's critical water needs are secured and they have the conveyance water that is needed. She says they are working on storm water contingencies with a number of local governments and are investing heavily in re-use of treated effluent and desalination will be coming online next year. She says bottled water is a disaster management contingency. Kenneally says Salisbury Council is doing fantastic work waterproofing their city. Maywald says Salisbury Council, Playford Council, the City of Playford, Tea Tree Gully and Onkaparinga Council are working with the State and Federal Government on investing in storm water projects. She says there is a commitment to a substantial wetland and recharge project at Cheltenham and they are investing in Lochiel Park. She says it is a partnership between State, Federal and local governments.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Karlene Maywald, SA Minister for Water Security
    Duration: 5:24
    Summary ID: A00034367632

  • 06:00 News - 16/04/2009 - 06:01 AM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Newsreader
    Station Ph: 08 8419 1395
    Up to 1000 people crammed the Norwood Town Hall last night for a meeting on land tax. The organisers included the Property Council, Opposition Leader Martin Hamilton-Smith, and Independents Nick Xenophon and John Darley. They urged the SA Govt for wholesale land tax relief, saying SA's is the highest in the nation. Don says people were having fun with a cardboard cutout of Treasurer Kevin Foley, who refused to attend in person.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Don, Concerned Local
    Duration: 0:34
    Summary ID: A00034366118

  • 18:00 News - 15/04/2009 - 06:05 PM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Newsreader
    Producer Mr Phil Eldridge 08 8343 4332
    World News
    - Political update from Fiji.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Frank Yourn, Executive Director, Australia Fiji Business Council
    Duration: 0:51
    Summary ID: A00034363163

  • 15:00 News - 15/04/2009 - 03:03 PM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Newsreader
    Station Ph: 08 8419 1395
    Hundreds of people are expected to gather at the Norwood Town Hall tonight for a meeting about land tax. The meeting will be chaired by South Australian Senator Nick Xenophon, and attended by representatives from the property Council, as well as the Landlords Association and the Aged Care Association. John Darley says small businesses have been hit hard by a steep rise in land tax.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: John Darley, Independent politician
    Duration: 0:29
    Summary ID: A00034361153

  • Mornings - 15/04/2009 - 12:16 PM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Leon Byner
    Station Ph: 08 8419 1395
    Gago continued: Byner says his problem with the sale of Chelsea is that there was not proper consultation before the decision was made. He says anyone living within 500m of the theatre was targeted. He says the council then made the decision it would sell. He says the Local Government Act needs to be looked at very carefully. He says the council needs to be brought in to account. Gago says she is disappointed with the Burnside Council.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Gail Gago, SA Local Government Relations Minister
    Duration: 2:34
    Summary ID: A00034359382

  • Mornings - 15/04/2009 - 11:37 AM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Leon Byner
    Station Ph: 08 8419 1395
    Regular legal segment: Byner talks about the Burnside Council getting flack, about no proper consultation before the council made a decision to sell the Chelsea. He says Mark Brindal suggested the residents could go to the ombudsman. Rau would be surprised if they couldn't go to the ombudsman to have the situation reviewed. He says if there's public land, under the local government act, if the council owns the land and wishes to sell it, they are obliged to go through a process to bring the land into the situation for it to be sold. He talks about some cases where local government has gone out to consult and have produced a proposal completely finished. He says consultation is an area where citizens can be more vigilant about this. (Continued)
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: John Rau, Barrister
    Duration: 3:54
    Summary ID: A00034358329

  • Mornings - 15/04/2009 - 11:30 AM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Leon Byner
    Station Ph: 08 8419 1395
    Mark Brindal is surprised at the Burnside Council, he says listeners would know it's a council area where there are well educated people, people who contribute to the community. He says they are 'apparently' not capable of contributing to Burnside Council. He says the tenure of the local government act and what local government prides itself on is the level of government closest to the people. He says Burnside has a history, when the library complex was built there was a big fuss then as the council wanted a new complex, and knew better than the people who didn't want it. He says they just built it and the ratepayers had to wear it. He says there was an election coming up and they said 'too bad'. He says it's the same with the Chelsea. He says if it represents the people you can't make a decision and then consult afterwards. Byner says the council must consult the ratepayers first before a decision is made. He says it's an abuse of what was intended by the legislators and should be challenged at the highest level.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Mark Brindal, Former Local Government Minister
    Duration: 2:06
    Summary ID: A00034358228

  • Mornings - 15/04/2009 - 11:09 AM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Leon Byner
    Station Ph: 08 8419 1395
    Continuing discussion about the sale of Chelsea Cinema. Jacobs says all he can comment on are the decisions of council, and the council resolved, in February this year, to put the property up for sale. He says they haven't received any offers yet, but will be appointing a selling agent in the next few days. He says the decision of the council was to commence a selling process, and to provide Wallis with every opportunity to make a bid in that process. Jacobs says the council has subsequently agreed to a consultation process, and that is underway. Byner says the meaning of consult is to check out with the owners - who in this case are the ratepayers - before a decision is made. He says he understands there has been at least 3000 loggings on Facebook. Jacobs says he thinks it is terrific that people want to make their views known to the council. He says he is aware of a chap who is starting up his own group to try and find a buyer for the building. Byner says he would have liked to have spoken to the Mayor of Burnside, Wendy Greiner, who declined to come on. Portolesi says she has many unanswered questions. She says the Chelsea falls within her electorate of Hartley, in Kensington Park, but she also lives three streets up from the cinema. She asks: 'why now?' Portolesi says Chelsea is more than just a cinema, it has raised about $100,000 for charity in the last year alone - organisations like the Asthma Foundation, RDNS and Red Cross. She says only last week she had a meeting with Bob Parr about this matter. She says that she had grave concerns about Chelsea falling into the hands of who knows who. Parr says they have been there since 1971, winning the tender to win the cinema there. He says the council bought the cinema in 1963 - George Bolton was mayor - because he heard the next day it was being sold to Amico(*) to build a petrol station. He says they the council justified the ownership by asking them to run at least 13 charity shows a year. Parr says they now have 150 charities that use the cinema, or who they donate to regularly. Chapman says she wants to save the cinema, but there has been an issue about process. She says there has been an groundswell of concern raised about the potential loss of this facility. She says she has offered to go to the SA Government on this. Chapman says they are happy to put in $45m to add a new film hub at Glenside Hospital - a new home for the SA Film Corporation. She says she would welcome Grace [Portolesi] supporting her on her submission.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Bob Parr, Wallis Cinemas; Grace Portolesi, SA Labor MP; Neil Jacobs, CEO, Burnside Council; Vickie Chapman, SA Liberal Leader
    Duration: 14:54
    Summary ID: A00034357995

  • Mornings - 15/04/2009 - 11:06 AM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Leon Byner
    Station Ph: 08 8419 1395
    Byner says the Burnside Council is embroiled in a spate because without proper consulting it voted to flog-off the Chelsea Cinema. He says the cinema, built in 1925, is Adelaide's oldest purpose-built cinema. He says it was saved from demolition in 1964 when it was purchased by the then Burnside Council. Byner says Wallis have been running it as a picture theatre since 1971. He says a block of councillors, who're all members of the Liberal Party, voted with the casting vote of the mayor to sell it. He says the Deputy Leader of the SA Liberals, Vickie Chapman, is trying very hard to save the Chelsea. Byner says there has been much community acrimony because the cinema has been used for many charities and groups to fundraise over many years, let alone the heritage value of the property itself, but none of this appears to cut much ice with the group. He says there is now a level 4 consult, but the decision to sell has been made. Byner says the council argue that they are obliged to go to tender because an offer was made. He says it looks as if the council has bought itself a lot of bad public relations, made a little bit worse by the ill-considered actions of one JP councillor who got himself in the Sunday Mail because he put his hoon exploits on Facebook. He says that Tom Koutsantonis has called for his expulsion from the Liberal Party. Byner says councils don't own assets, they manage them in trust for ratepayers, so the ratepayers own Chelsea Cinema. He says that the Office of Local Government do not consider a letter drop of people within a 500m radius of the cinema as proper consultation. [cont]
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Duration: 3:03
    Summary ID: A00034357558

  • Mornings - 15/04/2009 - 09:07 AM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Leon Byner
    Station Ph: 08 8419 1395
    Coming up
    - What's going on in water. Byner says we seem to be under supplied for critical need, but there's another issue going on under everybody's noses that nobody seems to be too worried about, it's the fact a US company is buying a huge amount of water and it's for speculative purposes.
    - A superbug at the RAH. Byner says Professor John Turnidge will discuss this.
    - Land tax with John Darley in the studio at 10am. Byner says there's a big meeting tonight at the Norwood Town Hall. He says he thinks the Government is going to have to reform this.
    - Grant Denyer, the host of 'Australia's Got Talent'.
    - Burnside Council have made a decision to sell Chelsea Cinema but the only consultation they did before voting on the decision was to send out some information to people living within 500m of the theatre. Byner says that isn't consultation, and he has checked with the Office of Local Government and it isn't their version of consultation either.
    - John Rau with legal advice.
    - Travel information.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Duration: 1:32
    Summary ID: A00034355476

  • Pilkington & Conlon - 15/04/2009 - 08:07 AM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Tony Pilkington & Keith Conlon
    Producer Mr Tom Menzies 08 8419 1395
    Pilko says listener Moreen has asked who manages and controls the speed cameras in 40km zones in the Unley area. Hartley says the police not the local council control the cameras.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Sgt Bruce Hartley, Traffic Division, SA Police
    Duration: 0:49
    Summary ID: A00034354479

  • 07:45 News - 15/04/2009 - 07:51 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Newsreader
    Producer Mr Phil Eldridge 08 8343 4332
    Increasing population growth and rising rental prices in Adelaide's CBD have prompted the Adelaide City Council to look for ways to boost affordable housing. The council last night endorsed a project to investigate how to provide enough affordable accommodation for the planned population of 25,000 by 2012.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Duration: 0:22
    Summary ID: A00034354173

  • 07:45 News - 15/04/2009 - 07:50 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Newsreader
    Producer Mr Phil Eldridge 08 8343 4332
    The Adelaide City Council will speak to businesses near the Central Market to find out how the market can best be managed. The council reports visitor numbers fell in February this year by more than 190,000 when compared to the same time last year.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Duration: 0:26
    Summary ID: A00034354165

  • 07:45 News - 15/04/2009 - 07:50 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Newsreader
    Producer Mr Phil Eldridge 08 8343 4332
    The Murray Bridge Council has given in principle support to establishing emergency mooring sites for house boat owners and commercial boats. The Water Department is already providing sites at the Long Island and River Glen Marinas but the council says it could provide more spaces if these aren't suitable. A section of the riverbank crumbled into the water at the Long Island marina earlier this year taking three cars with it.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Duration: 0:23
    Summary ID: A00034354149

  • Breakfast - 15/04/2009 - 07:37 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    John Kenneally and Tony McCarthy
    Producer Mr Spence Denny 08 8343 4882
    Kenneally says there are calls being made to ban the feeding of the gulls along our coasts. He says the local Messenger's front page screams 'The Bay has gone to the birds'. Ken Rollond says it is the outdoor dining which is encouraging them to come. He says they leave droppings on tall buildings and ledges which he says is very difficult to clean. He doesn't want the birds on the square. SMS: Donna says they banned the feeding of the seagulls at their fish and chips shop five years ago and says it can be done. Rollond says one of the reasons the birds are now looking for other sources of food is the closure of the Wingfield dump. He says the pigeons are almost outnumbering the seagulls but says both are a real problem. He says cleaning the tall buildings is a problem and it is expensive. He says culling them would be impossible. Rollond talks about his skiing trip to Italy.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Ken Rollond, Mayor, City of Holdfast Bay
    Duration: 4:17
    Summary ID: A00034354175

  • Late Afternoons - 14/04/2009 - 04:22 PM
    ABC North & West SA (Port Pirie)
    Andrew Male
    Station Ph: 08 8638 4811
    Male talks about the problems in the River Murray and how people are looking for answers and ways to hold the water flows. He says the Federal Government is after community response to the SA Govt's plans to install environmental flow regulators at the Lower Murray. He says the Alexandrina Council is against the Wellington weir permanent structure, and the council is supporting the installation of environmental flow regulators. Kim McHugh discusses the temporary structures put into the river system, one near Clayton and one across the Finnis and Currency Creek river to regulate the water flows in the area. He talks about the weir at Wellington that the council is opposed to. He says the river needs to have water flowing through it to be healthy, and oil irrigators are suffering there's no doubt the irrigators at the bottom end, and the environment at the bottom end is suffering the most. He says all SAs need to think about how important the River Murray is to SA, not just a problem for the people around the lakes.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Kim McHugh, Mayor, Alexandrina Council
    Duration: 8:21
    Summary ID: A00034347924

  • Mornings - 14/04/2009 - 09:44 AM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Leon Byner
    Station Ph: 08 8419 1395
    Martin says she has a good system in her street where residents report hoon drivers by taking photos. She says she also goes out to the incident scene to take photos also. She says she has had a terrific response to this from the SA Police officers at Holden Hill. She says the Police want to hear from any resident about hoons. Cross says hoons are the types of people who can get caught up in other anti social behaviour like graffiti and vandalism. Byner says there was a legal graffiti mural program conducted by a number of councils in an effort to reduce vandalism. This program was a complete failure. Cross says vandals are looking for an immediate buzz. Murals like that are more for mature graffiti artists but we notice tagging still happens. Koutsantonis says the SA Oppn leader [Martin Hamilton-Smith] has called on the Govt to build a race track for hoon drivers but the SA Govt has already ruled out that suggestion.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: caller Carol Martin, Councillor, Enfield; Darryl Cross, Psychologist; Tom Koutsantonis, SA Minister for Road Safety
    Duration: 3:06
    Summary ID: A00034342255

  • Bob Francis - 13/04/2009 - 10:04 PM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Will Goodings
    Program Ph: 08 8419 1395
    Mel says she lives in a block of units and says in their strata meeting she was told she could not use grey water or the water out of her washing machine because it is totally illegal. She wonders if everybody is going against the law then. Rosemary tells Mel to check whether she could use grey water with her local council. She says she knows the SA Govt don't like re-using it because they think you may contaminate the soil and so forth. Mel says she hardly uses soap powder. Goodings says there might be callers from the Tea Tree Gully Council or the area that might be able to definitively say one way or the other.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: caller Mel; caller Rosemary
    Duration: 4:51
    Summary ID: A00034339866

  • Evenings - 12/04/2009 - 09:36 PM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Sean Perry
    Producer Ms Sarah Brokensha 08 8419 1395
    Fax message: Julie says Westfield have decided to appeal the decision made by the Charles Sturt Council which denied them the application to install boomgates and ticketing machines at the West Lakes Shopping Centre car park. She says it is obvious that Westfield has no regard for any of their tenants or the people who work in the shopping centre and will push ahead with their lawyers in the pursuit of the dollar. She says they will fight Westfield all the way.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Duration: 1:13
    Summary ID: A00034332510

  • Michael Keelans Weekend - 12/04/2009 - 09:50 AM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Michael Keelan, Neil Humphrys & June Taylor
    Producer Ms June Taylor 08 8419 1395
    Keelan says Trimper has been involved with Mawson Lakes' dual system. Trimper says Mawson lakes was the first in a large scale water recycling sense and the first that took water that was cleaned up and put it back in to the aquifer. He says further north they can get away with aquifer water. He says Salisbury Council, in spite of the system and inaction, has lead the way with Colin Pittman and the team. Trimper says it is being picked up by all northern Adelaide councils like the City of Playford. He says the purple pipes are going in to the ground. Trimper says they are looking in to how to store the storm water. He describes the cost that such water recycling adds to houses. Trimper asks why we can't put a pipe in the top end of the Darling and Murray. He says we have to recycle everything we can in Adelaide.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Kelvin Trimper, Delfin Projects
    Duration: 5:52
    Summary ID: A00034329860

  • TEN News - 10/04/2009 - 05:14 PM
    Channel 10 (Adelaide)
    Sandra Sully
    Program Ph: 08 8225 1200
    Businesses on the River Murray are praying for tourism during the Easter holiday bonanza. The drought has slashed their profits and they desperately need increased tourist numbers just to break even.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Brian Nevin, tourist; Jason Webb, tourist; John Gilbert, taxi driver; John Holbrook, store owner; Kym McHugh, Mayor; Roland Floyd, cafe owner; Vicki Nevin, tourist
    Duration: 1:38
    Summary ID: A00034325687

  • WIN News - 09/04/2009 - 06:12 PM
    WIN Riverland (Berri)
    David Klar
    Program Ph: 08 8584 6891
    Berri Barmera Council is continuing with plans to upgrade the Bonney Theatre. It recently met with Riverland Musical Society to further discuss the proposal.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: David beaton, CEO Berri Barmera Council
    Duration: 1:36
    Summary ID: S00034320269

  • WIN News - 09/04/2009 - 06:03 PM
    WIN Mt Gambier (Mt Gambier)
    Sharny McLean
    News Director Ms Samantha Regione 08 8721 8888
    Glenelg Shire Council has welcomed the $340 million Green Triangle Freight Action Plan created by the SA and Vic Govt's.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Duration: 0:39
    Summary ID: S00034319558

  • Afternoons - 09/04/2009 - 01:26 PM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Carole Whitelock & Peter Goers
    Station Ph: 08 8343 4332
    Goers says the banks are not delivering the full interest rate cuts to customers and he wonders what they could 'deliver' to banks. He says people could refuse to deliver their mortgage payments for the month because they're pressed. Whitelock says people could decline to pay the fee component of their mortgage repayment. Goers says they could tell the bank they've decided 'not to pass it on'. Whitelock says she was thinking of paying half her rates when councils were considering halving their rubbish collection service. She says happily they didn't go ahead with this mad idea. Goers says that was both Campbelltown and the other council, who were thinking of leaving pongy rubbish everywhere. He notes there's more recycling going on which is good.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Duration: 1:29
    Summary ID: A00034316338

  • 12:30 News - 09/04/2009 - 12:32 PM
    ABC North & West SA (Port Pirie)
    Newsreader
    Program Ph: 08 8638 4830
    Port Augusta mayor Joy Baluch has finished her term as Local Government Association President and will be replaced by the mayor of Marion Council Felicity-ann Lewis. Lewis says rural and regional issues such as marine parks, the Native Vegetation Act and waste issues will remain a focus for the LGA. She says the SA Govt and the Fed Govt is putting more money into the regions.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Felicity-ann Lewis, Marion Council
    Duration: 0:44
    Summary ID: A00034315431

  • Mornings - 09/04/2009 - 10:37 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Matthew Abraham and David Bevan
    Station Ph: 08 8343 4332
    Simon Beecham says sewer mining is not unique, and there are 13 such projects currently under development in Sydney, as well as long-standing operations such as Sydney Olympic Park. He says the first council in Sydney was Kogarah Council in 2005. He talks about the benefits of sewer mining. Bevan says for this to work in an area like Burnside an area would have to be set up where a machine can tap into the sewer, treat the water, and pump it out onto the trees. Beecham says water authorities such as SA Water would be supportive of this for irrigation purposes. Abraham says he was talking to somebody the other night, who said they were in Hobart for a conference at the Wrest Point Casino or somewhere, and the urinals in the toilets were flushing all the time. Abraham says Bob Such raised the possibility earlier in the program, when they were talking about the 'National Geographic' article, that Adelaide may be one of the first industrialised cities to have a permanent water shortage. Beecham says that is not likely. Bevan says Beecham is now based at the University of South Australia. Beecham says SA Water is respected nationally and internationally and Salisbury Council has pioneered managed aqua for recharge, and the CSIRO are world experts, and Adelaide is a pioneer in the amount of water it reuses. He says there are new schemes coming online such as the Glenelg to Adelaide Parklands, and Mawson Lakes.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Simon Beecham, Director, SA Water Centre for Water Management and Reuse
    Duration: 10:34
    Summary ID: A00034313593

  • Morning Show - 09/04/2009 - 08:36 AM
    ABC North & West SA (Port Pirie)
    Kieran Weir
    Producer Mr Tom Henderson 08 8638 4811
    Weir says the Local Government Association has provisionally declared Mayor Felicity-ann Lewis of the Marion Council as its new President-Elect, who will take over the role from Joy Baluch. He says Lewis has been Vice-President of the LGA, and has a regional background. Lewis says the big issues for regional SA currently include the negotiations with the SA Govt about marine parks, particularly environment protection around Port Lowly where the cuttlefish breed. She says another issue is the Native Vegetation Act and how it relates to bushfires, particularly on the west coast where there have been a number of fires. She says another issue is waste landfills and the Govt's view that the country will have the same level of service as regional areas. She says on the positive side there is a lot of money flowing out to the regions, which the State and Fed Rudd Govts are putting in. She says the issue is how these projects are contracted out and utilised to get the best value. She says broadband service is a key one around Clare and the central regions, as well as the west coast. She says she heard the PM talk about it this week, which is welcome news for those struggling to get good coverage. She says another issue is climate change, and the issues impacting on the Riverland with the drought, as well as the communities along the Coorong and Alexandrina. Weir says desalination at Port Stanvac has caused some controversy in Lewis' council area, and there is a deep sea port and desal plant being looked at in the Whyalla and Port Lowly area. Lewis says the EPA has been doing their work, as well as academics doing modelling, and they are not always telling the same story. She says the inshore reefs around Port Noarlunga and Marino are significant and vulnerable, and could be impacted by the brine. She says the water then has to get from the coast into the Happy Valley Reservoir, through the council infrastructure at Glenthorne Farm and the Lonsdale Hwy. She says the desal plant will go quite high on the cliffs on the boundary at Hallett Cove.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Mayor Felicity-ann Lewis, Marion Council/President-Elect of the LGA
    Duration: 10:05
    Summary ID: A00034311830

  • 08:30 News - 09/04/2009 - 08:33 AM
    ABC North & West SA (Port Pirie)
    Newsreader
    Program Ph: 08 8638 4830
    The SA outback will have a new management authority after new legislation was introduced to Parliament yesterday. The Outback Areas Community Development Trust which covers 65% of SA will be replaced by the Outback Communities Authority. SA Minister for State and Local Govt Relations Gail Gago says the new authority will be able to raise more revenue and be more responsive to community needs and wants.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Duration: 0:27
    Summary ID: A00034311466

  • 07:45 News - 09/04/2009 - 07:51 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Newsreader
    Producer Mr Phil Eldridge 08 8343 4332
    SA Greens MP Mark Parnell has moved to stop the Federal Government relaxing the laws to remove significant trees during its Nation Building Program, which is designed to fast-track housing, school and council projects. Decisions about whether trees can be removed are in the hands of the Coordinator-General, Rod Hook. Hook says not all significant trees will lose out to buildings.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Mark Parnell, SA Greens MP
    Duration: 0:47
    Summary ID: A00034310464

  • 07:30 News - 09/04/2009 - 07:33 AM
    ABC North & West SA (Port Pirie)
    Newsreader
    Program Ph: 08 8638 4830
    SA's outback will have a new management authority after new legislation was introduced to Parliament yesterday. The SA's outback will have a new management authority after new legislation was introduced to Parliament yesterday. The Outback Areas Community Development Trust will be replaced by the Outback Communities Authority. Minister for State and Local Govt Relations Gail Gago says the new authority will Outback Areas Community Development Trust, which covers 65% of the state, will be replaced by the Outback Communities Authority. Minister for State and Local Govt Relations Gail Gago says the new authority will work closely with the SA Govt.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Duration: 0:23
    Summary ID: W00034311039

  • Breakfast Show - 09/04/2009 - 07:20 AM
    ABC West Coast SA (Port Lincoln)
    John Wibberley
    Field Producer Ms Emma Pedler 08 8683 2611
    Wibberley says last night the Port Lincoln City Council held a special meeting regarding their submission to the SA Government regarding Centrex exporting from the Port Lincoln Wharf. Wibberley is joined by Milic to discuss the Council's position on bulk exporting minerals from the wharf. Milic says Council does not support the proposed development application. He says the Development Assessment Commission should seek further information over 17 particular issues, including noise, air quality, traffic, stormwater and the marine environment. He says the Commission should take into account 27 conditions Council has requested. He says the Commission will consider the information and make a recommendation to the Minister. Milic elaborates on the 17 key issues Council has, including traffic issues caused by trains passing through the town. He says Council engaged an environmental consultant URS to look at various issues.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Bob Milic, Manger of Development and Environmental Services, Port Lincoln City Council
    Duration: 4:40
    Summary ID: A00034310035

  • 06:30 News - 09/04/2009 - 06:33 AM
    ABC North & West SA (Port Pirie)
    Newsreader
    Program Ph: 08 8638 4830
    SA's outback will have a new management authority after new legislation was introduced to Parliament yesterday. The Outback Areas Community Development Trust, which covers 65% of the state, will be replaced by the Outback Communities Authority. Minister for State and Local Govt Relations Gail Gago says the new authority will be able to raise more revenue and be more responsible to community needs and aspirations.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Duration: 0:25
    Summary ID: W00034309253

  • 06:00 News - 09/04/2009 - 06:01 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Newsreader
    Producer Mr Phil Eldridge 08 8343 4332
    The Greens say the Fed Govt's national building plan is robbing the community of the chance to preserve significant vegetation. The Development Act has been temporarily amended to allow housing, school and council projects to be fast tracked to stimulate the economy. Hook says the community consultation process for removing significant trees is now gone. Parnell last night moved to stop the laws being relaxed. He says environmental laws should not go out the window because the Commonwealth is paying for a new school gym.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Mark Parnell, SA Greens MLC; Rod Hook, Coordinator-General
    Duration: 0:49
    Summary ID: A00034308214

  • 15:00 News - 08/04/2009 - 03:03 PM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Newsreader
    Producer Mr Phil Eldridge 08 8343 4332
    Mayor of Marion Felicity Ann Lewis will take over as President of the Local Govt Association at the end of the month, replacing Joy Baluch.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Duration: 0:15
    Summary ID: A00034303319

  • 13:00 News - 08/04/2009 - 01:07 PM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Newsreader
    Producer Mr Phil Eldridge 08 8343 4332
    The Marion Mayor Felicity-Ann Lewis has been elected as the new LGA president for SA. Lewis will replace the current president, Port Augusta Mayor Joy Baluch at the end of the month.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Duration: 0:22
    Summary ID: A00034302140

  • Mornings - 08/04/2009 - 09:38 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Matthew Abraham and David Bevan
    Station Ph: 08 8343 4332
    Bevan says a woman told him last night 'the Federal Government could keep her $900 stimulus payment, I just want them to fix up the water'. Bevan asks 'I wonder when you look at the spending priorities of both our State and Federal Governments, do you think thanks but I would just like you to fix the water first?' Bevan says a report was released by the Murray Darling Basin Authority yesterday which warned we have about a year's worth of critical human needs water left. He says Rob Freeman from the Authority said 'I'd be loathed to say critical human needs will always be secure'. Karlene Maywald says over the last 12 months, the State Government has been putting contingency plans in place should there not be a break in the drought. She says Government will continue to accumulate critical human needs water on an ongoing basis for each 12 month period. Maywald states she's confident that we will always put critical human needs first and foremost in the needs of the Basin. Adrian Pederick says let us all hope there will be water in the system from June this year. He says it's interesting to note the Minister [Maywald] won't state that there will be. He mentions a tour he took through the northern Basin last year. Pederick says the Murray River is in dire straights and he doesn't think both the State and Federal Governments adequately recognise that. Maywald says she's pleased Adrian is coming in to see her this morning for a briefing on these matters. She says work has commenced on a desal plant, she says the aquifer storage and recovery projects take very long periods of time but Government is investing in those and the Government is partnering Salisbury, Tea Tree Gully, Playford and Onkaparinga Councils in all of those projects.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Adrian Pederick, Opposition Spokesman on the River Murray; Karlene Maywald, SA Minister for Water Security and the River Murray
    Duration: 7:29
    Summary ID: A00034298583

  • Breakfast - 08/04/2009 - 07:33 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    John Kenneally and Tony McCarthy
    Producer Mr Spence Denny 08 8343 4882
    Kenneally says the government has announced a major development for our coast at Largs Bay with a decision to completely change the area currently used as the Fort Largs Police Academy. He says a high tech campus style academy is to be built on part of the land with almost half of the site to be developed for housing. Mayor of Port Adelaide Enfield Council Gary Johanson says it is the best tract of beach front land in metropolitan Adelaide. He says no-one has yet briefed the council on the decision. He says there would be a spectacular view from the site. He says he is disappointed that the Council has not been briefed because he feels they have a good working relationship with the State Government and like to be supportive. He says he was informed about the decision by ABC radio. Kenneally wonders if it will be another Newport Quays or Holdfast Shores development. Johanson says the fort could be an icon in the tourist precinct that Port Adelaide is being turned into. He says the fort has cannons that have been preserved by retired Vietnam Veterans. He says he gets on well with Mal Hyde and has no doubt the council will be informed eventually. Caller John says if it is a major project they won't need the Council's permission anyway. Johanson says they are talking about considerable development in the area and he would be very supportive of the improvements for the police force.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Caller John, Clarendon; Gary Johanson, Mayor, Port Adelaide Enfield Council
    Duration: 4:53
    Summary ID: A00034296494

  • Pilkington & Conlon - 08/04/2009 - 07:07 AM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Tony Pilkington & Keith Conlon
    Producer Mr Tom Menzies 08 8419 1395
    Premier Mike Rann says the Italian earthquake is an appalling tragedy. He says a lot of South Australians have got families involved in the region. He says they are working with the Red Cross and he has committed $100,000 to kick off an appeal. He talks about the 'tsunami effect' of the global financial crisis and says it will impact on employment across Australia. He says they are rolling out the biggest infrastructure investment in the state's history with things like the desalination plant, re-sleepering of the trains, the coast to coast tramline, etc, which have all been budgeted for. He says it is important to keep generating jobs now rather than slamming on the brakes. He mentions the Oppn's plan to have a water plan by the end of 2009, and then says the desalination plant has been brought forward by one year. Conlon says they enjoyed the desal water. Rann says the plant is being built in a modular way that can be expanded. Pilko says Rann is being followed by a crew from A Current Affair. Rann says $400M is being invested in a new facility at Port Adelaide next to the submarine site which is built for the air warfare destroyers and can handle a range of other projects. He says they will start hiring people this year and 80% of works have been completed already. Off air caller Adriana at Colonel Light Gardens asks if the Marion aquatic centre will go ahead. Rann says it has been signed off. He says they are going ahead with the Federal Government and Marion Council but it will be the State Aquatic Centre. Caller Rosa Leabrook [Blakey] asks why Jon Blake was not invited to the Premier's box at the Clipsal 500. She says Blakey was not sent a bottle of desal water, either. She says Melvin Mansell says in today's paper that Kevin Foley hasn't got a grip on reality.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Mike Rann, SA Premier; Rosa Leabrook [Jon Blake]
    Duration: 8:48
    Summary ID: A00034295705

  • 06:30 News - 08/04/2009 - 06:34 AM
    ABC West Coast SA (Port Lincoln)
    Newsreader
    Program Ph: 08 8683 2630
    The Ceduna District Council expects a significant boost to the local population within the next five years because of development projects on either side of the town. The Council recently approved the creation of 450 allotments along the S end of Bosanquet Bay. The Council says a marina on the W side of Ceduna is also likely to be granted final approval within the next two years. Mayor Allan Suter says the projects have been prompted by the mining boom and the growing tourism industry.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Duration: 0:27
    Summary ID: W00034295424

  • 06:30 News - 08/04/2009 - 06:32 AM
    ABC North & West SA (Port Pirie)
    Newsreader
    Program Ph: 08 8638 4830
    Central Local Govt Region SA has welcomed the Fed Govt's broadband overhaul. Broadband officer Louise Sladdin says the changes may mean more jobs for the region, and an earlier completion date.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Louise Sladdin, broadband officer, Central Local Govt Region SA
    Duration: 0:27
    Summary ID: W00034295044

  • Afternoons - 07/04/2009 - 02:30 PM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Carole Whitelock
    Station Ph: 08 8343 4332
    News Headlines
    - The RBA has announced it is lowering the official interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point.
    - The Property Council wants the removal of traffic lights along the city's ring route - Greenhill and Fullarton rd, Dequetteville Tce and Railway Tce - and also wants the speed limit increased to 80km per hour.
    - Nick D'Arcy has been kicked off the Austn swimming team a second time.
    - The Fed Govt says it's taking charge of building a national broadband network because none of the private companies that tendered for the project were suitable.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Duration: 0:52
    Summary ID: A00034288521

  • The Soapbox - 07/04/2009 - 11:31 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Matthew Abraham and David Bevan
    Producer Ms Sonya Feldhoff 08 8343 4407
    News Headlines:
    - A woman who set more than 20 bushfires in the Adelaide Hills over two summers has been sent to 13 years in jail.
    - The Fed Govt says it will take charge of building a National Broadband Network, because none of the companies that tendered for the project were able to do it. The PM says the Govt will set up a company in partnership with the private sector.
    - Mobile phone services are returning to the NT. Telstra says failures at transmission sites in SA and WA caused cuts.
    - A four storey block of home units to provide affordable housing has been approved by the Adelaide City Council's Development Assessment Panel. The building on Evans Place was deferred last month, because of concerns over its appearance.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Duration: 1:03
    Summary ID: A00034285771

  • Mornings - 07/04/2009 - 11:09 AM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Mike Smithson
    Station Ph: 08 8419 1395
    Smithson says there's a rat plague in the western suburbs. He says Bill Thomas lives next door to property with a date palm which are notorious for attracting vermin. He says Thomas has complained to the local council about the tree. Thomas says his yard is littered with the carcases of dead rats. He says he and 30 neighbours put in a petition to the West Torrens Council to try to resolve the rat problem. He says they requested the date palm and an apple tree which drops fruit that rots on the ground be removed. He says the tree is on a rental property with a huge backyard and the owners live interstate. He says the council refused to act on the matter. He says the Health Department claims it's a council issue. [cont]
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Bill Thomas, long-time western suburbs resident
    Duration: 4:25
    Summary ID: A00034285517

  • 11:00 News - 07/04/2009 - 11:03 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Newsreader
    Producer Mr Phil Eldridge 08 8343 4332
    A four storey affordable housing block for the city has been granted development approval. The 17 room building will be developed on Evans Place, the Adelaide City Council's Development Assessment Panel Presiding Member Shanti Ditter says several residents' concerns were considered.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Shanti Ditter, Presiding Member, Adelaide City Council's Development Assessment Panel
    Duration: 0:35
    Summary ID: A00034285449

  • Morning Show - 07/04/2009 - 10:38 AM
    ABC North & West SA (Port Pirie)
    Kieran Weir
    Producer Mr Tom Henderson 08 8638 4811
    Weir says there is about to be another wind farm in SA, called Carmodies Hill. Andrew Richards says over the past 12 months Pacific Hydro has been pursuing it, near Mount Misery. He says most of the community are in favour of wind energy, and Pacific Hydro are putting in their application form to the Northern Areas Council. He says the wind farm would employ somewhere around 5-600 people over the 18 months of construction, which is valuable for local communities. He says Pacific Hydro will set up a community fund, where a percentage of the revenue is spent on local community activities, and the Carmodies Hill wind farm would generate about $150,000 for it. He says he hopes for a response from council within the next two to three months.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Andrew Richards, Spokesman, Pacific Hydro
    Duration: 7:07
    Summary ID: A00034285099

  • Mornings - 07/04/2009 - 09:37 AM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Mike Smithson
    Station Ph: 08 8419 1395
    Councillor Anne Moran from the Adelaide City Council discusses an idea by the Property Council to build a ring route around the city for fast track, therefore cutting the amount of through traffic going through the CBD. Smithson says Moran always has a voice on issues that a good and bad for the City of Adelaide. Moran says an inner and outer ring road already exists around the city. She says people still like to cut through the city, she congratulates the Property Council for coming up with ideas all the time to try and solve that but thinks a toll road is a last ditch thing that you would do. Moran says the current ring roads, at the moment, are about as torturous as going through the city. Smithson talks about Martin
    Hamilton-Smith's blueprint for the city. Moran says the blueprint did impress her, she isn't really into sport but thinks having that stadium in the centre is certainly an attractor. She says she thinks relocating the hospital is a crazy idea. Smithson says people often say to him 'why don't we just redevelop Adelaide Oval'. He says it would be a very brave person to suggest to anyone in Adelaide, whether it be Council or SACA, let's lose the charm of Adelaide Oval and the cathedral in the background and says he just can't see it happening. Moran says she thinks the western stands at Adelaide Oval are about to be completely redone, the only thing that will remain are the lovely brick arches behind the members stand.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Councillor Anne Moran, Adelaide City Council
    Mentions: Nathan Paine, Property Council
    Duration: 8:01
    Summary ID: A00034283919

  • Mornings - 07/04/2009 - 09:35 AM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Mike Smithson
    Station Ph: 08 8419 1395
    Smithson says the Property Council puts forward all sorts of ideas and is currently working on a plan, which he thinks it will officially unveil in full mid way through the year, to enhance city living and dissuading commuters from using the CBD as an easy cut through to the other side during 'rush hour'. He says the Property Council's idea is for a suitable ring road right around the city, that has fast traffic on it, and you can travel at 80kph 24 hours a day. Smithson says the Lord Mayor is against it and he would have to say the City of Adelaide Minister seemed to be 'colder than lukewarm'.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Duration: 1:44
    Summary ID: A00034283826

  • Mornings - 07/04/2009 - 09:25 AM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Mike Smithson
    Station Ph: 08 8419 1395
    Continued CBD Commuter Levy Discussion: Lomax-Smith says it is good have a debate on this but clearly Nathan [Nathan Paine, SA Property Council] has not fleshed out what he really wants. She says the SA Govt is not in the business of creating toll roads. The suggestion that this will help city traffic is true since it will certainly reduce the number of cars in the city. She says this idea is not credible yet so she agrees with Harbison. Smithson asks if the suggestion of a ring road around the city to work in conjunction with the toll is a good idea. Lomax-Smith says having a toll road subsidise another road is still a toll by another name. Harbison says when we look at the numbers the through traffic in the CBD is not significant plus business owners need some through traffic to promote their businesses. He says we should support the SA Govt with the building of things like ring routes and improving public transport like the trams. These are positive things that will make a city Adelaide can be proud of.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Jane Lomax-Smith, SA Minister for The City of Adelaide; Michael Harbison, Adelaide Lord Mayor
    Duration: 5:40
    Summary ID: A00034283893

  • Mornings - 07/04/2009 - 09:22 AM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Mike Smithson
    Station Ph: 08 8419 1395
    Smithson says there has been a suggestions for a levy for motorists who drive through the city and proposed a ring route to be built around the city. Harbison says a levy for driving through the city does not make any sense to him. As a business and property owner he is horrified. They pay good money to have passing trade in the city and the notion of taxing people for going past city businesses is terrible. He says he does not know where the figures that say 50,000 motorists just pass through the city each day have come from. At most 20% of the cars in the city are through traffic. He says people drive through the Adelaide CBD during rush hour in 10 minutes. This is not a traffic problem because Adelaide is not Sydney. He says traffic levels are only now beginning to recover to the levels the city had prior to the last recession. If there is congestion in the city at the moment it is being caused by a number of factors like the numerous building sites. He says to put a tax on motorists would make Adelaide a laughing stock since they do not have them in Sydney or Melbourne and those cities are a lot busier. [cont]
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Michael Harbison, Adelaide Lord Mayor
    Duration: 2:26
    Summary ID: A00034283768

  • 07:00 News - 07/04/2009 - 07:02 AM
    Cruise (Adelaide)
    Newsreader
    Station Ph: 08 8300 1000
    There are problems for a new student accommodation tower planned for North Tce. The City Council's Development Assessment Panel wants changes to the 18-storey building, despite the Council's own planners recommending approval.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Duration: 0:11
    Summary ID: A00034280631

  • Afternoons - 06/04/2009 - 02:13 PM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Carole Whitelock
    Station Ph: 08 8343 4332
    Brownsea says he is is both pleased to see the bags disappear and not pleased. He says his assoc and a broader group involving Foodland and the IGA stores have been very much part of what's gone on and, while objecting to some of it, they recognise this was a fait accompli before it was even discussed. Brownsea says it was literally something the Govt was always going to do. He says on May 4th there is a changeover and he expects problems from belligerent people who are not prepared to accept what has happened and he hopes they do not give staff at supermarkets a hard time. He says Jay Weatherill gave them a good hearing before Christmas, made changes to the act including a sunset clause. Brownsea says nobody will discuss what is to happen to the bags most people are using now. He says they do not decompose at all and there will be millions of them. Brownsea says he believes the next thing in the pipeline is a biodegradable plastic bag to line your kitchen bins with. He foresees a day where cameras are mounted upon garbage trucks to scan bar-coded bins and catch people who put waste in the wrong bins. Caller Stacey says the green bags are made in China and are non-biodegradable. She says plastic shopping bags are re-usable. Stacey says the IGA Walkerville has the brown paper bag on request. Caller Margaret asks if cardboard boxes can be used to carry her shopping home. Peter Malinauskas says they are concerned because the majority of customers still use plastic bags and they are concerned that on the 4th of May, customers will be unprepared and take out their frustration on shop assistants. Whitlock says the green bags are filled with a greater weight than plastic bags which is bad for the health of a checkout operator. Malinauskas says they conducted a survey in conjunction with Zero Waste where they had over 2,000 respondents from across the state who indicated this is a concern. June says she is in a retirement village and her shopping is delivered. Whitelock says a listener requests cornstarch bags, while another explains West Torrens Council are currently trialling scrap bins with biodegradable bag liners. Whitelock says it is a great idea. Caller Rod is very upset and is not in favour of buying the green bags as the meat will leak in them. He says it is a farce. Whitelock says she would happily pay for a biodegradable plastic bag. Caller Joanne says heat dissolved her biodegradable shopping bags during a four hour drive. She says the same thing happened with the biodegradable shampoo bottle. Hamilton says psychologists call what is happening the 'frustration aggression hypothesis'. He says it does not matter what is said, a group of people will become mad and verbally aggressive. Hamilton says despite the warnings, most people have a capacity to ignore the information. Whitelock says she has received text messages asking how hard the major retailers lobbied the Govt for this so they could profit from selling the green bags.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Caller Joanne; Caller June; Caller Margaret; Caller Rod; Caller Stacey; Chris Hamilton, Visiting Psychologist; John Brownsea, State Retailers Assoc; Peter Malinauskas, Shop Assistance Union
    Duration: 18:08
    Summary ID: A00034273871

  • Afternoons - 06/04/2009 - 01:46 PM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Carole Whitelock
    Station Ph: 08 8343 4332
    Coming up:
    - A local council's call for public suggestions on ways to jazz up the streets. Whitelock says Local Government seems to be working harder to improve things in recent times.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Duration: 0:35
    Summary ID: A00034273528

  • Afternoons - 06/04/2009 - 01:42 PM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Carole Whitelock
    Station Ph: 08 8343 4332
    Whitelock says she spoke recently to some Semaphore residents who got together as a group to buy solar panels. She says the creative Victor Harbor Council has now decided to do the same thing as a community project. Ramage explains they spoke to Alexandrina, Yankalilla and Kangaroo Island who, along with Victor Harbor have 55,000 inhabitants between them. He says around half of these are interested in solar panels. He says the system they're looking at will save between one-fifth and one-third of the average household electricity bill. He says he copied the very popular program from the small Towong Council in Eastern Victoria. He expects the price of solar panels to drop between 30 and 40% this year due to the bulk buying that's going on coupled with public awareness and enthusiasm, rising power costs and the growing desire to reduce the carbon footprint. Whitelock congratulates the City of Victor Harbor on its forward thinking with this initiative.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Roy Ramage, Economic Development Officer, Victor Harbor Council
    Duration: 4:04
    Summary ID: A00034273438

  • Afternoons - 06/04/2009 - 01:15 PM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Carole Whitelock
    Station Ph: 08 8343 4332
    People often complain about the lack of street signs in our city and suburbs but what about the lack of house numbers? Whitelock says not having a number on the wall, gate or front must cost a lot in life when it comes to a life-threatening situation. She reads out several caller ideas for making the situation better. Art Dreimanis from the Adelaide Cab Drivers Association says finding homes is a daily problem for his members, taxis need to work as efficiently as possible and often drivers do spend time trying to locate a house number and particularly at night. He says he personally tells passengers once or twice a week 'it would make it easier for police, fire, Ambulance and taxi drivers to locate your house if you had a properly displayed number'. Whitelock says Peter rang to say if you don't have a number, the post office doesn't have to deliver. Dreimanis says it's important to have some sort of house numbering that can be seen at eye level. He says the street numbers on gutters become very difficult to see at night.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Art Dreimanis, President, Adelaide Cab Drivers Association
    Duration: 3:43
    Summary ID: A00034273139

  • 11:00 News - 06/04/2009 - 10:59 AM
    Triple M (Adelaide)
    Newsreader
    News Director Ms Monique Crichton 08 8290 1113
    Moves are underway to transform Adelaide's Showground into an entertainment precinct. The area will be rezoned to allow more uses for the site beyond exhibitions and the Show. The Rann Govt says the area has huge potential. It comes as the State Opposition announced plans for a sporting and entertainment hub in the city's west end if it wins the next election. Martin Hamilton-Smith says it will need to be a partnership between the state, Fed Govt, local govt and the private sector.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Martin Hamilton-Smith, SA Opposition Leader
    Duration: 0:33
    Summary ID: A00034270930

  • The Soapbox - 01/04/2009 - 11:07 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Matthew Abraham and David Bevan
    Producer Ms Sonya Feldhoff 08 8343 4407
    Abraham talks about the Campbelltown Council CEO getting a $26,000 payrise even though almost everybody, according to The Messenger, and the CEO said he should get under 10%. Despite the recommendation he got the payrise of 15%. Councillor Max Amber says the CEO deserves it because of his skill and expertise. Bevan says CEOs around the metropolitan area are paid a lot of money, the Adelaide City Council CEO is paid $335,000, Burnside $180,000, Campbelltown $197,000, Charles Sturt $261,640, and Marion Council $281,000. Abraham says they are big council areas, Burnside is a small council area, and Mitcham's CEO gets $191,000. He says the Residents' Association in Campbelltown says the rise was perhaps too much in these economic times, a 10% increase would have been more sensible, but people need to receive the remuneration they deserve for good performance.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Duration: 2:17
    Summary ID: A00034222735

  • 15:00 News - 03/04/2009 - 03:01 PM
    MIX FM (Adelaide)
    Newsreader
    News Director Ms Emily Hoskins 03 9420 1145
    The Local Govt Association is welcoming the court decision to reject a challenge to the Govt's cash handouts.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Geoff Lake, LGA
    Duration: 0:25
    Summary ID: A00034255227

  • 15:00 News - 03/04/2009 - 03:01 PM
    Cruise (Adelaide)
    Newsreader
    Station Ph: 08 8300 1000
    LGA is welcoming the High Court decision to reject a challenge to the Govt's cash handouts. Lake say she is pleased the $900 payments will start arriving in bank accounts next week.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Geoff Lake, Local Government Association
    Duration: 0:26
    Summary ID: A00034255198

  • Mornings - 06/04/2009 - 09:40 AM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Mike Smithson
    Station Ph: 08 8419 1395
    Continued discussion with Nathan Paine. Paine says their plan and that of the Opposition have several clashes but says theirs is just a draft at present. He commends the Opposition for getting in on the debate. He says their plan will look at the CBD, all the parklands and at how we are going to house, entertain and provide the workplaces for 1.4M people living in metropolitan Adelaide.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Nathan Paine, Property Council
    Duration: 1:51
    Summary ID: A00034269662

  • Mornings - 06/04/2009 - 09:36 AM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Mike Smithson
    Station Ph: 08 8419 1395
    Smithson says they've been talking about Martin Hamilton-Smith's new vision, his stadium and entertainment centre complex and federation square-type complex for the west end of the city. He says it looks very good on paper but says paying for it is another thing. Nathan Paine says these sorts of plans are not overly difficult to roll out in real terms but says the big stumbling in all of this is whether Adelaidians accept this sort of design and the use of the parklands. Smithson says one listener rang up and said that Martin Hamilton-Smith a week ago was criticising the Govt's plan for a hospital because supposedly there's a fault line running through the area. Paine says a lot of these urban regeneration sites are heavily contaminated but says they can be remediated to good use. He says this site will work for some good community uses. He says the Opposition has stepped in and provided some positive ideas as to how we can redesign our city for the future. Paine says they are working on a document called Adelaide 2036 which is looking at redesigning the entire CBD building on the Govt's tram line and what to do with the squares. He says they will then go to both the Opposition and the Govt to seek their commitment in an election climate to deliver on those outcomes. [Cont]
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Nathan Paine, Property Council
    Duration: 3:50
    Summary ID: A00034269508

    Morning Show - 06/04/2009 - 08:49 AM
    ABC Riverland SA (Renmark)
    Bronwen Wade
    Station Ph: 08 8586 1311
    Compere interviews members of the public to discuss a plan by Renmark Paringa Council to upgrade the main intersection in Renmark. One man thinks the changes are unnecessary and another is concerned about traffic flows. One woman would like to see more grass. Other reactions are generally negative.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Vox Pops
    Duration: 3:46
    Summary ID: W00034269515

  • 07:30 News - 06/04/2009 - 07:31 AM
    ABC West Coast SA (Port Lincoln)
    Newsreader
    Program Ph: 08 8683 2630
    Pacific Hydro is hoping to get planning approval for a $350m wind farm in mid-north SA, close to AGL Energy's Hallett 4 wind farm. The Northern Areas Council has asked for more information on the lighting on the turbines, and the application will be put on hold until it is received.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Andrew Richards, Spokesman, Pacific Hydro
    Duration: 0:58
    Summary ID: W00034269061

  • 07:30 News - 06/04/2009 - 07:30 AM
    ABC West Coast SA (Port Lincoln)
    Newsreader
    Program Ph: 08 8683 2630
    Whyalla Council is hoping to negotiate a deal with OneSteel so Cleanseas can stop using the city's marina to unload fish. Phil Cameron, CEO, Whyalla Council, says keeping Cleanseas in the town is important for diversifying the economy. Plans for a commercial port at Fitzgerald Bay are being fast tracked.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Phil Cameron, CEO, Whyalla Council
    Duration: 0:53
    Summary ID: W00034269044

  • 06:30 News - 06/04/2009 - 06:30 AM
    ABC North & West SA (Port Pirie)
    Newsreader
    Program Ph: 08 8638 4830
    Cleanseas has been using the Whyalla Marina on a temporary basis since late last year while it wats for a commercial harbour to be built in Fitzgerald Bay. Phil Cameron, CEO, Whyalla Council said that Cleanseas will be granted a conditional licence but only until a deal can be struck with OneSteel to use its port facilities. Cameron says that keeping Cleanseas in Whyalla will lessen the city's reliance on the mining industry.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Phil Cameron, CEO, Whyalla Council
    Duration: 0:49
    Summary ID: W00034267144

  • Evenings - 05/04/2009 - 09:27 PM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Sean Perry
    Producer Ms Sarah Brokensha 08 8419 1395
    Continued discussion with Gary Johanson. Johanson says a motorsport park would bring in tourists and spur the construction of accommodation. He says he would also like to get the National Motor Museum moved down to Port Adelaide, so there could be a real museum complex, along with the Rail Museum, the Aviation Museum, and the Maritime Museum. Perry says dirt bike racing is already there, so it seems like the perfect place for it. Johanson says about nine years ago he took MPs down to the old MFP site and he argued strongly to get Mitsubishi's test track built there, but unfortunately it was built at Tailem Bend. He said when Mitsubishi left the country we would have had something left over for the public of SA, as opposed to the Tailem Bend track. Perry says everyone speaks highly of when Rowley Park was near the city, and Mallala is just too far away. Johanson says the police at Fort Largs Police Academy would love to have it in the area, because they could use it to train their drivers. He says he spoke to a senior person at GM not long ago, who would also like to have a motorsport park built there.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Gary Johanson, Mayor, Port Adelaide/Enfield Council
    Duration: 4:36
    Summary ID: A00034269968

  • Evenings - 05/04/2009 - 09:23 PM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Sean Perry
    Producer Ms Sarah Brokensha 08 8419 1395
    Continued discussion with Gary Johanson. Johanson says Port Adelaide has lots in store, and the Council has support from the SA Govt. He says he quite often catches up with Pat Conlon, who is very good, and he pushes Conlon on different versions of tram ideas. He says he is very keen to get the trams down to Port Adelaide, Semaphore, and Outer Harbor. He says he hopes to get the Fed Govt to support it. He says a lot of new restaurants and coffee shops are opening up in the heart of Port Adelaide. He says the State Govt has some good initiatives in the Port to do with social inclusion, such as housing for homeless children, which is part of the Ladder program with the AFL. He says there was a function last night at the Waterside Workers Hall, which was great. He says the night before Anzac Day there are candle lit boats built by local school children, which get put into the Port River. [Cont.]
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Gary Johanson, Mayor, Port Adelaide Enfield Council
    Duration: 4:01
    Summary ID: A00034268815

  • Evenings - 05/04/2009 - 09:11 PM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Sean Perry
    Producer Ms Sarah Brokensha 08 8419 1395
    Gary Johanson says he is in his brother's shed at Blair Athol, and there is a modified Nissan 300 sitting in the driveway, with twin turbos. Perry says Johanson is the 'Lord Mayor' of Port Adelaide. Johanson corrects Perry, saying only Michael Harbison is the Lord Mayor, but he is the Mayor. Perry says Johanson is pushing for the motorsport park. Johanson says he has been a passionate drag racer since 1980, but SA has been out of active race tracks for about ten years, which is disappointing. He says drag racing on proper tracks takes young people off the roads. He says legislation alone will not stop the hoons, which can been seen by the strict gun laws we have but police are still facing increasing problems on hand guns. He says a dedicated motorsport park needs to be close to the city because the attention span for young people is short. Perry says the benefits of having somewhere close to the city are huge, because if you have to go all the way out to Mallala then people will stay in the caravan park and not really spend much. Johanson says in 2005 he ran a charity drag race meeting, which was the first official drag race in Adelaide for many years and raised nearly $200,000 in one day. He says it was organised by the Freemasons. He says the chances of getting land are good, because Mark Butler, Fed MP for Port Adelaide, has come onboard. Perry says he hopes to speak with Butler later. Caller Freddie says it does not make sense to pollute the environment, when levies are being put on electricity bills. He says car racing such as the Clipsal is not that bad if it is once now and again. He says if the Govt wanted to get serious with drivers they could put something in the car to stop it from going a certain speed. Johanson says innovation in electric cars is being driven by motor sports such as drag racing. [Cont.]
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Caller Freddie; Gary Johanson, Mayor, Port Adelaide/Enfield Council
    Duration: 11:57
    Summary ID: A00034266270

  • 07:45 News (Weekend) - 04/04/2009 - 07:55 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Newsreader
    Producer Mr Phil Eldridge 08 8343 4332
    The City of Campbelltown's Chelsea Green has been named emerging leader of the year in the SA Annual Local Govt Managers Awards. The City of Playford won the award for advancing the status of women, while the City of Whyalla was recognised for its work in waste management. The Sustainability Award went to the City of Onkaparinga in the metro region and to the Alexandrina Council in the Rural Division.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Duration: 0:33
    Summary ID: A00034259801

  • TEN News - 03/04/2009 - 05:36 PM
    Channel 10 (Adelaide)
    George Donikian and Rebecca Morse
    Program Ph: 08 8225 1200
    The recycling industry promised to create 6000 positions amid the economic crisis. Prince sys the economic crisis hit everyone. Twenty recycling companies will spend $2bn to spend new infrastructure over the next five years to get rid off extra junk and create 6000 jobs.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Anne Prince, Australian Council of Recyclers; Ian Kiernan, Clean Up Australia; Tony Gray, Visy
    Duration: 1:28
    Summary ID: A00034256916

  • Morning Show - 03/04/2009 - 08:50 AM
    ABC South East SA (Mt Gambier)
    Stan Thomson
    Program Ph: 08 8724 1000
    Interview with Ken Grundy, mayor, Naracoorte Lucindale Council. Grundy is keen to provide refuges in his council area for residents to go to in case of a major emergency. The process turned out to be a very complicated legal matter with concerns that Councils will be held legally liable if something was to go wrong. Grundy says he had the idea after two residents rang up asking where to go when a similar occurrence to the Vic bushfires should happen here. Grundy says due to fears of litigation the Council did not publicly recommended places for refuge. Grundy says there is quite a pocket of migrant people in Naracoorte, but a lot of those people don't listen to radios or read papers, and he was concerned if they wished to seek refuge somewhere. Grundy says the preference is for an indoors place, but as they made inquiries they found bureaucracy kicking in and all the decisions seemed to be made at much-higher levels, and he was 'encouraged to take it up at the SE LGA level'. Grundy says Supt Twilley in Mt Gambier met with him last week and has agreed to take the matter further. Grundy says he would like to see authorities decentralise power back to the people on the ground, so they have a place to consider going should an emergency rise.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Ken Grundy, mayor, Naracoorte Lucindale Council
    Duration: 6:37
    Summary ID: W00034250039

  • 07:45 News - 03/04/2009 - 07:50 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Newsreader
    Producer Mr Phil Eldridge 08 8343 4332
    The Unley Council is considering launching legal action against the SA Government over major project status for a development at Wayville. The $300m hotel and function complex on Goodwood Road was given major project status at the end of last year. The Unley Council has since tried to get the decision overturned, arguing residents won't be given a proper say and there was no prior discussions with council. Thorne says the council will speak with senior lawyers early next week to see if the status can be revoked in the Supreme Court.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Richard Thorne, Unley Mayor
    Duration: 0:47
    Summary ID: A00034247981

  • 07:00 News - 03/04/2009 - 07:04 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Newsreader
    Producer Mr Phil Eldridge 08 8343 4332
    The Unley Council is taking legal advice over a SA Govt decision to grant major project status to a project on Goodwood Rd, Wayville. The $300M hotel and function complex was granted major project status last year, without the Unley Council being consulted. The Council says it will speak to its lawyers to see if it can challenge the decision in the Supreme Court. Richard Thorne says residents will not be properly consulted. A spokesman for Planning Minister Paul Holloway says it is inappropriate to comment when legal action is being considered.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Richard Thorne, Mayor, Unley Council
    Duration: 0:54
    Summary ID: A00034247091

  • 06:30 News - 03/04/2009 - 06:32 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Newsreader
    Producer Mr Phil Eldridge 08 8343 4332
    Unley Mayor Richard Thorne says a lot of local councils are worried about the number of developments being given major project status. The Unley Council is getting legal advice over the SA Govt giving major project status to a $300M hotel and function complex on Goodwood Rd at Wayville. Thorne says these types of developments need to be discussed with councils. He says the first he found out about it was when the media rang.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Richard Thorne, Mayor, Unley Council
    Duration: 0:41
    Summary ID: A00034246453

  • 06:30 News - 03/04/2009 - 06:30 AM
    ABC North & West SA (Port Pirie)
    Newsreader
    Program Ph: 08 8638 4830
    Port Augusta mayor Joy Baluch says the SA Govt needs to forget its one-size-fits-all solution for the state's water restrictions. Baluch says exceptions should be made for Port Augusta because 'it is the driest city in the driest state of Aust', and Adelaide receives two or three times more rainfall than Port Augusta. Baluch says Port Augusta should be rewarded for its water recycling efforts.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Joy Baluch, mayor, Port Augusta City Council.
    Duration: 0:35
    Summary ID: W00034246205

  • 06:00 News - 03/04/2009 - 06:02 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Newsreader
    Producer Mr Phil Eldridge 08 8343 4332
    The Unley Council is considering launching legal action against the State Govt over major project status for a development at Wayville on Goodwood Road.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Richard Thorne, Unley Mayor
    Duration: 0:48
    Summary ID: A00034245734

  • Today Tonight - 02/04/2009 - 06:37 PM
    Channel 7 (Adelaide)
    Rosanna Mangiarelli
    Producer Mr Graham Archer 08 8342 7777
    It was once a crime no-one spoke about, nevertheless Today Tonight outed an otherwise solid citizen. He was a mayoral candidate in the Barossa Valley. Because of laws at the time his victims had no-one else to turn to but Today Tonight. Today Ron Tuckwell had his time in court. Tuckwell attacked Today Tonight's investigation in to the Kapunda connections to paedophile Peter Liddy. Today Tonight claims Tuckwell is a paedophile. Tuckwell says he will not talk about the issue. Today Tonight and Family First managed to get a law changed that meant paedophilia cases prior to 1982 could not receive a conviction. Tuckwell today pleaded guilty to nine charges of child abuse and copped a 10yr jail term.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Ron Tuckwell, alleged paedophile; unnamed man
    Duration: 6:32
    Summary ID: A00034243547

  • Mornings - 02/04/2009 - 11:06 AM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Mike Smithson
    Station Ph: 08 8419 1395
    Smithson says the sun is well and truly up and says it is getting lighter later lately because we've had an extra hour of daylight saving this year and we started earlier too. He says people on the west coast are getting sick of it. He says kids are getting up and going to school in the dark and says the Ceduna mayor calls it a ridiculous situation. Allan Suter says it is totally unnecessary and says they don't like daylight saving. He says he got a phone call this morning at 6am from interstate wanting to do an interview and says that is the sort of mess it makes. He thinks it is largely being driven by business and says he cannot understand why business can't just alter their opening and closing hours to suit interstate time zones instead of making their school children go through what is almost hell. Smithson says the best seafood in the world is in Ceduna. Suter says there are various countries around the world that cope perfectly well with one or two time zones and says we can do the same. He says the last month of daylight saving needs to be revisited. He thinks the power conservation world is a bit of a myth saying people still need to run lights and air conditioners for the same period of time. Suter says a late start for kids at school was tried somewhere in the Eyre Peninsula but it wasn't at all successful. Smithson says he gets up and comes to work at FiveAA in the dark and gets home from Channel Seven in the dark. He wonders what others think.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Allan Suter, Ceduna Mayor
    Duration: 8:02
    Summary ID: A00034236942

  • Breakfast - 02/04/2009 - 07:39 AM
    Radio Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Peter Godfrey
    Station Ph: 08 8303 5000
    Godfrey talks about the proposed 2am lock out of pubs and clubs and parts of Hindley Street blocked off on Saturday nights. The Police would like a compulsory two hour trading ban in licensed venues in the Hindley Street precinct to prevent binge drinking on the strip. Ian Horne discusses the proposal for a two hour trading ban and how he hasn't consulted with the police on it as yet. He says they supported the voluntary lockdown and that was worth a trial, venues could maintain their normal trading hours. He says they're not convinced a shutdown and closure will add value, it's about managing people. He says people set up businesses in Hindley Street as it's an 'attraction' and businesses feed off each other. He says the solution has to be worked out between those who run a business, nightclubs, taverns, restaurants, the police and the local government. He says the Minister didn't embrace the police's position. He says if operators don't take their responsibility seriously, and incapable of managing their property responsibly, they should be the focus of police attention. He talks about the positives that have come out in recent trials. He talks about various successful businesses in Hindley Street like McDonald's. He says Hindley Street has been a topic of conversation and great debate discussion for 30 years and it goes in peaks and troughs. He talks about the mixture of people who go to Hindley Street and how the casino is close and it caters for shift workers like taxi drivers. He says Hindley Street caters for almost the entire metropolitan area, there's no other place in Adelaide that opens that late.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Ian Horne, AHA
    Duration: 8:13
    Summary ID: A00034236913

  • Mornings - 02/04/2009 - 09:26 AM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Mike Smithson
    Station Ph: 08 8419 1395
    Smithson says Chris Russell is a representative of the Local Government Association. Smithson says it's not a case that people can just build structures outside their homes in particular, even to protect their property. Russell says people taking the law into their own hands isn't a good idea. He says people putting up election posters need council approval, the LGA has also had some issues surrounding roadside memorials. Russell says he doesn't know previous caller Tania's circumstances in detail but another state law is the Development Act and that controls a range of things people can do on their own property.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Chris Russell, Local Government Association
    Duration: 5:15
    Summary ID: A00034235445

  • Mornings - 02/04/2009 - 09:14 AM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Mike Smithson
    Station Ph: 08 8419 1395
    Smithson talks about a very specific case of hoon driving which revolves around Tania Bella, who lives in the foothills in the Old Norton Summit Road area. Bella says she lives not far from where the hoon driving incident took place last weekend [on Magill Road]. She says hoon driving is an every week occurrence for her family. She says so concerned about the problem, her family built a safety barrier outside their home for protection but have run into trouble with the Adelaide Hills Council and others. Bella says the council has told her family they've broken one of their major rules, exceeding and dumping more than 900 cubic square metres of soil. She says her husband was so upset over the incident, he has now taken the dirt away but the hoon drivers remain.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Tania Bella (*), resident of the foothills
    Duration: 7:45
    Summary ID: A00034235273

  • 07:45 News - 02/04/2009 - 07:51 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Newsreader
    Producer Mr Phil Eldridge 08 8343 4332
    The state's Fire and Emergency Services Commission has released two reports into farming practices and bushfire risks. Chief Executive David Plant says it is the first time that farming crops have been the subject of research into bushfire prevention. He says the SA Bushfire Prevention Advisory Committee, which is chaired by the CFS, and also has representation from the Farmers Federation, local government and other government stakeholders, will use this research to help develop a code of practice for farming.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: David Plant, CEO, Fire and Emergency Services Commission
    Duration: 0:43
    Summary ID: A00034233617

  • 07:30 News - 02/04/2009 - 07:32 AM
    ABC West Coast SA (Port Lincoln)
    Newsreader
    Program Ph: 08 8683 2630
    The state's Fire and Emergency Services Commission has released two reports into farming practices and bushfire risks. Chief Executive David Plant says it is the first time that farming crops have been the subject of research into bushfire prevention. He says the SA Bushfire Prevention Advisory Committee, which is chaired by the CFS, and also has representation from the Farmers Federation, local government and other government stakeholders, will use this research to help develop a code of practice for farming.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: David Plant, CEO, Fire and Emergency Services Commission
    Duration: 0:44
    Summary ID: W00034234614

  • Seven News - 01/04/2009 - 06:04 PM
    Channel 7 (Adelaide)
    Jane Doyle & John Riddell
    Station Ph: 08 8342 7777
    Safety authorities are investigating the freak death of a man stung by bees while vegetation was being cleared at Burnside. His family said he was a contractor dedicated to his job. Max Schultz was the director of a small civil contracting business called North East Civil P/L Civil Contracting. He was checking in on his workers at Burnside Reserve yesterday when a bee hive was disturbed and he was stung repeatedly. SafeWork SA is urging employers to take extra precautions like loose fitting long sleeved clothing, boots, gloves, hats with veils and anything to conceal skin.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Dan Schultz, son; Juanita Lovatt, SafeWork SA
    Duration: 1:17
    Summary ID: A00034228613

  • TEN News - 01/04/2009 - 05:33 PM
    Channel 10 (Adelaide)
    George Donikian and Rebecca Morse
    Program Ph: 08 8225 1200
    An Adelaide contractor has died after being stung by a swarm of bees. Burnside City Council's contractor was moving old trees and logs as part of a creek restoration. Mack Schulz owned North East Civil and was contracted by the Council.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Matt Schulz, victim's son
    Duration: 1:31
    Summary ID: A00034228036

  • Drive - 01/04/2009 - 05:14 PM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Grant Cameron
    Producer Ms Suzy Ramone 08 8343 4890
    Cameron says there has been an attempt to clean up building and construction sites which have in the past been places where rubbish has been dumped. He says KESAB launched a campaign to get local govt and the construction industry to be more vigilant. Dick Olesinski says KESAB's Clean Site Program has been working with the construction industry for eight years and conducted a study on waste generated at construction site. Olensinksi says between 3.5-9.5 tonnes of waste is created from each housing site. He says there were 10,000 home starts in the past few years and in this year again.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Dick Olesinski, KESAB
    Duration: 3:09
    Summary ID: A00034228322

  • Afternoons - 01/04/2009 - 01:30 PM
    5AA (Adelaide)
    Amanda Blair
    Producer Ms Monique Bowley 08 8419 1395
    News headlines:
    - a fire at Bridgewater has reignited. The CFS says it is burning in Engelbrecht Reserve, and is travelling in a south westerly direction towards Cave Ave and Russell Tce.
    - a man has died after being stung by bees at Burnside. The 58yo was a contractor for Burnside Council.
    - retail spending slumped 2% in February.
    - Socceroos in World Cup qualifier tonight.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Duration: 1:01
    Summary ID: A00034225197
  • Mornings - 01/04/2009 - 09:20 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Matthew Abraham and David Bevan
    Station Ph: 08 8343 4332
    Rosalie says she'd like to comment about the bus stop she uses at Verdun. She says the bus stop has no seat or shelter. She says she thinks an bus interchange was supposed to built round the corner in Verdun just before the freeway underpass. She says Conlon has written to her before to say a shelter will be built at the bus stop. Conlon says there has been a continuous debate between the state and local Govts about who is responsible for the bus stops. He says he will check out Rosalie's request. Bevan says there is a piece in the paper today on page 22 written by Greg Kelton. He says Kelton has written that Mike Rann spent nearly $170,000 in one financial year travelling overseas and interstate yet Rosalie cannot get a bus stop. Conlon says he would be most concerned if the SA Premier did not travel. SA is an exporting state and big jobs need to be won overseas. Abraham asks if that requires going overseas once a fortnight. Conlon says when Rann travels he does not waste time since he sets a break neck pace and makes sure the agenda is fully packed. When it comes to bus stops the Govt looks after thousands of kms of roads and rails and bus routes. SA is a huge state with a small population yet the Govt has still rolled out the biggest infrastructure spend SA has ever seen. Bevan says TransAdelaide's advertising budget could be suspended for a week and Rosalie could get her bus stop. Conlon says they are looking at that since he is not satisfied they need to do a huge amount of marketing.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: caller Rosalie, Adelaide Hills; Patrick Conlon, SA Minister for Transport
    Duration: 3:34
    Summary ID: A00034221260
  • Mornings - 01/04/2009 - 08:45 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Matthew Abraham and David Bevan
    Station Ph: 08 8343 4332
    Continued discussion on Campbelltown CEO Paul Di Iulio's 15% pay rise. Max Amber says Campbelltown Council is not rolling in money at the moment. He says what they've done was very fair. He says he [Di Iulio] was put on a salary less than his predecessor but has proven to be entitled to be paid what other CEOs were being paid. He says he's doing a superb job. Abraham says the council paid an independent consultant who said 9.5% and Di Iulio himself said he only needed 9.5% and the council gave him 15%. Amber says some won't like it but says many people will know what Paul is doing. He says in a previous meeting they were asked to consider having the bike race finishing at Campbelltown at a cost of over $40,000 and they said no because they weren't a tourist town and they didn't feel it was value for money. Bevan says maybe the ratepayers and businesses in the area would have liked the bike race. He says paying Di Iulio is value for money. Abraham says the council staff got 4%.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Max Amber, Campbelltown Councillor
    Duration: 4:22
    Summary ID: A00034220669
  • 07:45 News - 01/04/2009 - 07:52 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Newsreader
    Producer Mr Phil Eldridge 08 8343 4332
    The Port Augusta Council says we'll need specialist consultant to advise it on the environmental impact statement for the Olympic Dam mine expansion. The public will have 14 weeks to comment on the 4,000 page report expected to be released on the 1st of May. Greg Perkin says a consultant will be appointed to advise the council on a proposed BHP off loading dock out of the city and other planned developments in the area.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Greg Perkin, City Manager
    Duration: 0:41
    Summary ID: A00034219126
  • 07:45 News - 01/04/2009 - 07:52 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Newsreader
    Producer Mr Phil Eldridge 08 8343 4332
    The Murray Bridge Council wants a proposed racecourse and residential development outside of the town to include bigger house blocks. The council last night presented its concerns at a public meeting. The Murray Bridge Racing Club development includes horse racing and training facilities, and 7,000 new houses on a site along the south eastern freeway.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Gloria Booker, Development Manager
    Duration: 0:40
    Summary ID: A00034219101
  • Breakfast - 01/04/2009 - 07:37 AM
    ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)
    John Kenneally and Tony McCarthy
    Producer Mr Spence Denny 08 8343 4882
    Kenneally says it took a while to get used to his water efficient showerhead. He says they understand there are plans to bring in a scheme offering these water-efficient showerheads to all South Australians. Ringham says there are some plans to offer these showerheads to those South Australians who don't have them already. He says they ran a trial last year with 10 councils, where residents could go in and exchange their existing showerhead for a low flow efficient showerhead. He says the showerhead is given to them free-of-charge. He says they had a very good response to the scheme, exchanging about 4000 showerheads. Ringham says they estimate a low flow showerhead can save you about 16,000L of water a year. He says the old ones get recycled. He says that you also get some benefits by reducing your energy bills. Ringham says from Sunday, the first day after the end of daylight saving, watering times will change to 7am-10am or 4pm to 7pm. He says it is on Tue and Sat for even numbered houses, and Wed and Sun for odd numbered houses.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: Caller Doug; John Ringham, Chief Operating Officer, SA Water
    Duration: 4:15
    Summary ID: A00034218698
  • Bob Francis - 31/03/2009 - 11:22 PM
    5AA (Adelaide)

    Bob Francis
    Program Ph: 08 8419 1395
    Gary says he'd like to comment on hoon drivers. We have had hoon drivers for years and he was one when he was a kid. Back in those days there was no such thing as public liability. Thanks to public liability people cannot use parks unless everything is cover in rubber safety guards. Francis says that is right and if there were no guards local councils would get sued. It seems there is no longer any individual responsibility anymore. Gary says when he lived on the Gold Coast hoons used to be able to use the Surfers Paradise Race Track at a cost of $20. He used to drive his Monaro on the track. He says they used to be able to use the track from 1pm to 5pm and could run down the strip as much as they liked and all that was required was drivers had to wear a helmet. Francis says the TV program Top Gear often uses a German race track and that is apparently open to the public everyday and allows drivers to do any speed they want as long as they accept anything that happens is their responsibility. Gary says he cannot see why the state or local Govts could not put in a track for the kids to use. He says young people have a lot of energy which they need to get rid of but public liability is not allowing them to get rid of it. Francis says Gorge Rd is always full of motorcyclists going at break neck speeds. Gary says the Police used to have speed cameras on that road but they got rid of it and he does not know why. he says the Police do not want to get involved in the trouble spots. Francis says the problem is if the Police started to patrol certain areas the hoons would move to another location. Gary says the Police should then follow them. he says he thinks confiscating cars is fine but crushing them afterwards is stupid. He says the cars should be sold off and then the money could be put towards a victims of crime fund.
    © Media Monitors 2009
    Interviewees: caller Gary
    Duration: 6:36
    Summary ID: A00034220587
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