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Nature in Mind - headspace Mount Gambier

Ashleigh Coombs - Saturday, May 26, 2018

Last year, 10 young people had the opportunity to get out in nature for a full day once a month with headspace Mount Gambier and Natural Resources South East.

Check out what they had to say about the program.

Heritage SnAps photo competition

Ashleigh Coombs - Monday, May 07, 2018

You may be aware of the “Heritage SnAps” photo competition.

This Heritage South Australia “Heritage SnAps” photo competition is open to everyone to enter (with the exception of Heritage South Australia staff and their immediate family).

You, your families and friends are eligible to enter for a chance of winning fantastic prizes in each listed photo category including the Main Prize and a People’s Choice Award !

Furthermore to make the entry even easier, we have removed the requirement to write 100 words or less about each image uploaded.

Therefore we encourage you to get your modern, old or ancient cameras out, and take many interesting, inspirational, professional or totally amateur snap shots of our proud SA heritage, submit on-line and Win, Win, Win !!!

But remember the photos you submit must be your own, not copied or reproduced from any other sources.

There are a number of different categories you can enter.

Category 8 is for Professional / Edited photographers - staff members with the skills are allowed to enhance their images to make them stand out.

We have very creative nature photographers here at DEW (Floor 7 TV display in the staff kitchen area is perhaps the best example), but please do not assume that we are just after high definition and professional images. We accept all photos, colour, black and white and sepia, amateur and professional in numerous categories, including sports and young talent.

Winners will be announced during an Awards Ceremony in August this year following displays of the best SA heritage photo entries and finalists (as selected by an independent panel of judges) in the main foyer of the Adelaide Convention Centre throughout November 2018

Best of luck to you all – the competition is open now and will conclude on Friday July 13th.

Enter here:

To find a State Heritage Place check out the online database here:

On behalf of the team,

Jacek Gniadek

Project Officer - Promotions

Heritage South Australia P 08 8207 7746 M 0432 834 323

Aldinga Washpool & Blue Lagoon revegetation plan

Ashleigh Coombs - Friday, May 04, 2018

A draft revegetation plan for Aldinga Washpool & Blue Lagoon and surrounding areas has been developed. The plan has been informed by detailed botanical and ecological assessments that provided up-to-date data on vegetation types and locations of significant species in the area.

The proposed planting site consists of several land parcels owned by a number of state and local government bodies and historically has been used for many purposes. The aim of the draft plan is to guide pest plant control and revegetation works that will restore and maintain the health of the site.

The proposed revegetation aims to reflect the natural open character of the coastal wetland, including low sedge and saltmarsh plantings, tussock grasslands, dune and coastal heathland and shrubland. Some open woodland tree plantings similar to the adjacent Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park are also proposed. You can view the draft revegetation plan by opening the attachment or by typing this address into your internet browser

We are seeking local community feedback on the plan and would like to hear from you.

Please join us at a community meeting where you can ask questions and submit your feedback in person.

WHEN: Tuesday 29 May 7–8 pm

WHERE: Sellicks Beach Community Hall, William Eatts Reserve Riviera Road, Sellicks Beach.

RSVP is essential. Phone Seascapes Coordinator Damian Moroney on 8273 9116 or email

If you are unable to attend the community meeting or would prefer to submit your feedback electronically, please email it to

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Flinders Ranges tourism app

Ashleigh Coombs - Thursday, May 03, 2018

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