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The Onkaparinga Valley is drawing buyers to the hills in droves

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Onkaparinga Valley a hit with buyers

Jackie and Philip Totman with their daughter Emma and dog Izzy, at their Balhannah home. Picture: Dean Martin


THE Onkaparinga Valley is drawing people to the Adelaide Hills in droves, with buyers attracted by its open space, value for money and strong community spirit.

The region – which includes towns like Lobethal, Woodside, Balhannah and Oakbank – was devastated by bushfire last year, yet real estate agents and locals report a keen hunger for the area’s housing on the back of a strong outpouring of community spirit.

According to realestate.com.au data, Woodside house prices, while dropping 4.7 per cent over the past 12 months to a median of $455,000, are up 4 per cent over the past three years, and 17.8 per cent…



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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.

Nine bilbies — four…



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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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