Coober Pedy News

No. 22                                                   January 10, 2003
Archived copy



Rinks "R' Ready. the new 8 rink United Club bowling green will open for all on Saturday January 18, 2003 at 7pm with a sausage sizzle. The 32 square metre competition size Robins Boulevard playing field can accommodate up to 64 players at once. Bowling Co-ordinator Chris Renshaw, the Hospital CEO, has played bowls extensively in Ballarat, and is a National Umpire. State Govt. Electricity Tariff Increase. Remote Area Energy Supply Tariffs will rise from 1 January. Domestic and commercial consumers will pay a Supply Charge of $34 a quarter, instead of $17 every two months. The domestic rate for the first 300kWh per quarter will be over 19cents/kWh; the commercial rate over 23cents/kWh for the first 3000kWh per quarter.

Dugout Construction Policy. The Chief Executive Officer is to investigate the availability of suitable experienced persons to form a review panel and bring these names to the council meeting to be held in February 2003.

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The Coober Pedy District Council Director of Finance/Deputy CEO Ian Quartermain says, "The generator rental has been negotiated down to $98,820 per calendar month plus GST which we have reimbursed on our BAS. There will be further rental costs when the switchboard and extra generator set arrives late January." The Council has not yet received any advice from the State Govt. Review Task Group as to future operation of the Power Station.