Monthly Archives: April 2015

Chamber’s Push For Beautification

President Mark Hanlon spoke of a plan to brighten up the city at its most recent meeting.

Mark’s idea is for business houses and any member of the public to purchase a tree, plant it and maintain it.

Chamber’s executive discussed the plan and gave it the thumbs up.

The executive  was pleased to hear from CEO,  Andrew Johnson, that Council was looking at a more equitable rating system for business operators. At present Port Pirie businesses are rated higher than businesses in other council areas.

Mr Johnson said the rating system was part of a three-year rate review.

Nyrstar executive, Bertus DeVilliers reported that all was on track with the Transformation Project (following a trip to Zurich, Mr DeVilliers will have a further update for members at the next  meeting on April 24).

The Chamber has been invited to take part in discussions on future plans for Port Pirie. This will be held at the Yacht Club on April 30.

The meeting also had discussion on the proposed plans for a community club at the golf course, the Memorial Oval Precinct Plans, the poor state of the fencing at Viterra and toilets for the boat ramp area.