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BWDAS Mural Wall

PPA has approached Loxton Waikerie Council for permission to erect a mural from the former BWDAS in the Pocock Playground.

The wall was donated to PPA by a former pupil as a tribute to the children of the district.

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What’s been happing in the community?

Despite a rocky start the football and netball season is in full swing with varying successes for our teams.

Rabbit baiting in the Paruna township area has been completed. Both the ovals and bowling green have benefitted from this program.

Paruna has been humming with visitors over the last few months with a 4 day family reunion held at the Sports Complex over Easter and the caravan park well patronised.

There is also an increase in the number of 4-wheel drive groups making trips into National Parks in the area. And no – you won’t find a hamburger joint (or ice-cream) in Paruna.

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Paruna Progress Association Report

PPA is in the process of establishing its own internet site and hope to have it up and running shortly.

Initially the focus will be advertising the caravan park but later will to expanded it to cover all aspects of community life in Browns Well.

The site will also provide up -to-date information on services and facilities in the area to avoid the situation of visitors relying on current website information for long closed petrol outlets, meals and sporting facilities.

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Contact Pauline Flavel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 0439 865 881

Pocock Playground Redevelopment

PPA is also looking at the redevelopment of the S & A Pocock Playground in the town centre.

The playground is currently a real eye-sore and broken equipment needs to be removed for safety reasons. The area also needs to be cleaned and weeded. Council will be approached for assistance with items like wood chip to suppress weeds.

Several ideas are being investigated for better use of the area that will provide recreational facilities to the community and its visitors.

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Contact Pauline Flavel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 0439 865 881

People in the news

Dave Verrall, a former Paruna resident, was inducted into the South Australian Country Music Hall of Fame on 11th June 2011.

Dave has been a prolific song writer and singer since his teens and writes about his experiences living in the Mallee and Riverland regions.

He has won many Country Music awards including Best Male Vocalist and Best Songwriter at a number of events including Tamworth.

Dave currently lives and works in Murray Bridge.

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Contact Pauline Flavel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 0439 865 881