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Create a greener future
New political challenge
FOR the second consecutive year,
Upper Torrens Landcare Group and
the Upper Torrens Land
Management Project have come
together to help create a greener
On June 25, 18
ees volunteered for the day, join-
ing members of the URTLG and
UTLMP to plant 1000 trees on the
property of Forreston landowner
The tree-planting initiative is
part of an ongoing partnership between Landcare Australia and PwC.
Under the same initiative, 1500 trees were planted on the same
Forreston property last year, giving the volunteers the opportunity to see
the fruits of their previous year's labour.
"It was fantastic to have PwC involved again in the tree planting. It is
satisfying that a day of toil can be such fun and have a positive impact
on the environment and the local communities," Upper Torrens Landcare
Group president Stephen Anderson said.
"Landcare Australia is pleased to be supported by the PwC Foundation
and its staff."
NOTE: UTLMP and URTLG, in conjunction with the Friends of Cromer
Conservation Park, spend a couple of hours enjoying the surrounds, lis-
tening to the birds, observing and nurturing the health of the conserva-
If you are interested in joining the group,call Kim Thompson 08 8568
1876 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
STOP Population Growth Now Committee raised $1000 and grew its
membership after 120 people attended a meeting at Woodside earlier
this month to outline its a legal challenge to prevent rezoning of rural
land in South Australia until it could be established that Australia's con-
stitution allowed it. The group, which started about five weeks ago,
needs 500 members to register as a political party. SPG spokesman John
Tons says the groups's original objection to "rampant" development at
Mount Barker would be extended to Mount Pleasant, Gawler East and
Victor Harbor as a direct legal challenge to the State Government's 30-
year Plan for Greater Adelaide. "It is not sufficient to keep land for farm-
ing if we do not act to make sure farmers can make money from it," he
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Suburbia a poor choice
A GROUP of concerned landholders, who submitted 100 signatures on a
petition to Barossa Council -- representing almost one person from every
household in the town -- protesting against the proposed Development
Plan Amendment for 320 homes on 500 square metres blocks close to
the town, believe the fight has only just started. "If council rejects the
proposal at its July 20 meeting, I reckon State Government will come
over the top of them and approve it," said Dave Rowden, who with
his wife Sue (front cover photo), has a 16-hectare block next to one sec-
tion of the 83ha area earmarked for development. With another two cou-
ples, the Rowdens also commissioned Access Planning to prepare a
submission to council. "We would like to see rural living development,
not suburbia and its impact on heritage, property value and the environ-
ment," Mr Rowden said.
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planting trees on a property near
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