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Emergency services have cleared the scene of a car crash in Melba this morning. The incident took place about 7am at the intersection of Kingsford Smith Drive and Ginninderra Drive. ACT Fire and Rescue, ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Policing were on scene, but traffic has since returned to normal. The ESA asked the community to proceed with caution just after 8am.

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Council to sell off surplus Wynnum Road, Kingsford Smith Drive land


The total value of the land is redacted in council documents as commercial-in-confidence.

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Acting lord mayor Krista Adams told the council chambers on Tuesday the land would all be sold as it was surplus to the council’s need.

Greens councillor Jonathan Sri, in whose ward part of the Wynnum Road corridor upgrade was in before boundary redistributions, said congestion had not eased after the project’s completion and all of the land resumptions on Lytton Road had not been necessary.

Cr Sri said the council should retain the land for public housing, and noted some residents who had been forced to give up their homes had to leave the area as they could not afford to buy again in the same suburb.

Cr Adams said the council always resumed land at market value.

“Today we’re seeing those sites are being sold back to the private sector in a neighbourhood that has a dire need for public space and public housing,” Cr Sri said.

Cr Sri said he was concerned the money collected from the land sales on Lytton Road would not be put back into the local neighbourhood but rather redistributed across citywide projects.

Another parcel of land at 605 Kingsford Smith Drive in Hamilton will also be sold off, previously the location of the road upgrade’s site office.

The 2571-square-metre site is split zoned for industrial investigation and emerging community, but its total value has also been redacted.

Opposition leader Jared Cassidy said that while the total value of the land to be sold off by the council was redacted, it was “quite significant”.

Cr Cassidy moved an urgency motion calling for the council to commit to spending the money from the proposed land sales on reinstating kerbside collection, which was paused for three years as a cost-saving measure by the LNP administration.

“This is urgent because we need to direct and assign this money before the lord mayor wastes it,” Cr Cassidy said.

“We know what residents want, they want kerbside collection back and it should never have been cancelled in the first place.”

The motion was defeated.

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Council to sell off surplus Wynnum Road, Kingsford Smith Drive land


The total value of the land is redacted in council documents as commercial-in-confidence.

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Acting lord mayor Krista Adams told the council chambers on Tuesday the land would all be sold as it was surplus to the council’s need.

Greens councillor Jonathan Sri, in whose ward part of the Wynnum Road corridor upgrade was in before boundary redistributions, said congestion had not eased after the project’s completion and all of the land resumptions on Lytton Road had not been necessary.

Cr Sri said the council should retain the land for public housing, and noted some residents who had been forced to give up their homes had to leave the area as they could not afford to buy again in the same suburb.

Cr Adams said the council always resumed land at market value.

“Today we’re seeing those sites are being sold back to the private sector in a neighbourhood that has a dire need for public space and public housing,” Cr Sri said.

Cr Sri said he was concerned the money collected from the land sales on Lytton Road would not be put back into the local neighbourhood but rather redistributed across citywide projects.

Another parcel of land at 605 Kingsford Smith Drive in Hamilton will also be sold off, previously the location of the road upgrade’s site office.

The 2571-square-metre site is split zoned for industrial investigation and emerging community, but its total value has also been redacted.

Opposition leader Jared Cassidy said that while the total value of the land to be sold off by the council was redacted, it was “quite significant”.

Cr Cassidy moved an urgency motion calling for the council to commit to spending the money from the proposed land sales on reinstating kerbside collection, which was paused for three years as a cost-saving measure by the LNP administration.

“This is urgent because we need to direct and assign this money before the lord mayor wastes it,” Cr Cassidy said.

“We know what residents want, they want kerbside collection back and it should never have been cancelled in the first place.”

The motion was defeated.

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Tumby Bay’s Dorothy Harris, 107, on meeting Kingsford Smith, living through 20th century


Despite her 10 surviving children being septuagenarians, Dorothy Harris, of Tumby Bay, South Australia, is not particularly worried about the coronavirus.

Still living in her own home, the 107-year-old has seen enough in the course of her life to go about her business without too much concern.

“I think about it, but what can I do about it?” Mrs Harris said.

Daughter Raylene Stutley, 77, said the family was not worried because there were not any cases in South Australia and none in Tumby Bay.

After a break in autumn, Mrs Harris, who was born in 1913, has now resumed attending church and her seniors group every week, although these activities may not be quite as thrilling as the way she celebrated her 100th birthday.

Dorothy Harris flew in Charles Kingsford Smith’s plane when he visited Cowell in 1927.(Supplied: State Library of South Australia)

Airborne with an icon

Upon turning 100, Mrs Harris jumped on a plane and flew to the South Pole for the third time.

“The hostesses made her a cake and moved us to first class,” her eldest child, 86-year-old Leon, said.

But Mrs Harris fell in love with air travel long before that, and in incomparable company — her maiden flight was with none other than Charles Kingsford Smith.

Mrs Harris was 14 when the pioneering aviator landed in her birthplace, Cowell, on the Eyre Peninsula in 1927.

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Mrs Harris’s children say she is very resilient.(ABC Eyre Peninsula: Jodie Hamilton)

“I said to my mother, ‘I’d go fly with him,'” she said.

“So she said, ‘Well here’s the money,’ and she gave me five shillings.

“We went out over the hills, then out to the sea, then back to the aerodrome.”

At the time, Mrs Harris’s only mode of transport was a horse and buggy or the family pony, Trilby, who was used to drive sheep and gather water.

Despite having a driver’s licence, Mrs Harris has never owned a car and usually gets around on foot.

She still lives in her own home, prepares her own breakfast, gardens, knits and crochets.

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Mrs Harris still lives by herself at Tumby Bay.(ABC Eyre Peninsula: Jodie Hamilton)

Crawl, milk, walk

Mrs Harris grew up in an era when everything was homemade, which was how her family survived during hard times.

“I learned to milk the cow just about before I could walk — not that early, but I wasn’t very old,” Mrs Harris said.

She married in 1933, but it was a tough life.

She often was out trapping rabbits to feed her children and making clothes by cutting down second-hand men’s trousers.

“My job was in the house looking after the family, cooking for them,” Mrs Harris said.

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Dorothy Harris with her 11 children.(ABC Eyre Peninsula: Jodie Hamilton)

‘Don’t call’

Over 20 years, Mrs Harris gave birth to Leon, Glen, Coral, Val, Robert, Raylene, Colin, twins Dorothy and Graham, Meredith and Geoffrey.

The family moved around Eyre Peninsula regularly before Mrs Harris left in 1962 with the younger children to give them a better chance of schooling and jobs in Adelaide.

Ten of her 11 children, who Mrs Harris raised almost single-handedly, are still alive.

Four of them live near their mum in Tumby Bay, and another is nearby in Port Lincoln.

Mrs Harris spent 70 years in the Red Cross and various other charities.

Mrs Stutley said her busy mum never seemed to have spare time on her hands.

“We used to tell people, ‘Don’t ring between 8:30 and 5pm’,” she said.



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