Monthly Archives: April 2016

FROM THE APRIL MEETING

President Mark reported on a recent Leadership Group meeting he attended and said talks were positive about the future of the region.

RDAYMN CEO Kelly-Anne Supported Mark adding that the meeting continued the push on the importance of shopping locally where possible.

The President and executive member Stephen Richter expressed to other members how they had noticed a cultural change, particularly among Nyrstar workers. Mark said he was experiencing the same attitude with his staff.

They debate on what should happen with the area known as “Prests Car Park” continued and Chamber will again contact council on this matter and also on the availability of an RV site. The Federal Hotel had recently opened the back of their premises for RV travellers, but under a council by-law had to stop this.

The meeting also expressed its concern about the future of the Arium Plant in Whyalla. It was felt that it was important that all Upper Spencer Gulf cities remain viable.

The cost of electricity to business was discussed and members welcomed the news that an audit will soon take place on pricing.

Greg Mayfield told the meeting he had noticed another 30 metres on the wharf was now open to the public, which was good for locals and tourists.

The executive’s next meeting at the John Pirie is on May 27 at 7 pm. If any member would like to come along as a guest just email secretary@pirieregionfirst.com.au