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New trucks and kit to fight SA bushfires

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New trucks, new kit and better communications will place South Australia in a better position to fight potentially deadly bushfires this summer, the state government says.

The government is rolling out a $97.5 million action plan following a major review of last season’s fires which devastated parts of the Adelaide Hills and the western half of Kangaroo Island.

The fires destroyed hundreds of homes and other buildings and claimed three lives as they swept through more than 200,000 hectares of scrub and farm land.

“The review was completed and actions initiated immediately, so we can better manage bushfires and the impact they have on our communities,” Emergency Services Minister Vincent Tarzia said.

A fire crew is seen at an area around Parndana
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Weather News – Bilbies released at Arid Recovery to boost population in outback SA

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Bilbies released at Arid Recovery to boost population in outback SA



By Gary-Jon Lysaght,

Monday October 26, 2020 – 13:49 EDT

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The nine bilbies travelled from an island in the Spencer Gulf to an outback nature reserve.
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A group of bilbies has been released into an outback South Australian nature reserve to boost the park’s gene pool.

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Wrecked Oceanlinx generator to stay put offshore at Carrickalinga as partial removal is delayed

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Removal of a wrecked wave energy generator stranded off a popular South Australian seaside holiday town has been delayed yet again, the local ratepayers group has said, six years after the project was sunk.

The 3,000-tonne structure was being towed from Port Adelaide to Port MacDonnell in March 2014 when it started listing due to damaged air bags.

An effort was made to tow it to shallow water but the concrete and reinforced steel structure was jettisoned about 1.5 kilometres off the popular holiday destination of Carrickalinga.

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Westbourne Park character home fetches million-dollar price ‘way beyond’ expectation at auction

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12 Sussex Terrace, Westbourne Park. Pic: realestate.com.au


Heated competition between three groups of determined househunters pushed the sale price of a Westbourne Park character home “way beyond” expectation at auction.

The circa 1910-built villa at 12 Sussex Terrace fetched $1.235 million under the hammer on Saturday – more than $200,000 above the lower end of its price guide.

Selling agent Jills Wehrs, of Ouwens Casserly Real Estate, said the result was a pleasant surprise.

“It was way beyond my expectation,” she said.

12 Sussex Terrace, Westbourne Park. Pic: realestate.com.au


12 Sussex Terrace, Westbourne Park. Pic: realestate.com.au


“All of the feedback (from prospective buyers) really reflected our price guide of $1…



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