More than 2.5 million sterile fruit flies have been
released in the Riverland, as the region battles
five outbreaks of Queensland fruit fly, which could
cost local farmers and communities millions of
Speaking to the ABC, Member for Chaffey Tim
Whetstone has called on backyard fruit tree owners
to strip their trees of fruit to do their part to
help get the regionís 1.3 billion horticulture
industry back to their fruit fly-free status.
"Over 33 tons of fruit have been collected, we would
imagine that there would be significantly more fruit
to be collected if people were to strip their
said the full economic impact of the outbreaks was
yet to be seen but it cost growers more than $4 a
case to treat their fruit.
am estimating it could be $20 million and be as much
as $30 million coming out of the local economy.
Adelaide City Council has voted against installing a
separated bikeway across the CBD after years of
deliberations. The 8-3 vote taken at the last
meeting, means the council will not have to spend $3
million dollars on top of the $3 million in State
Government funding in order to complete the project.
The east-west bikeway would have gone along Franklin
Street, Gawler Place and Wakefield Street, connecting
with the Frome Street bikeway....