Tailem Bend Supercars race, Monarto airport, Aldi in Murray Bridge: 2017's grandest plans

Twenty seventeen was a year for grand plans.


30: The state Opposition announced it would pursue an airport at Monarto if it won government in 2018.


2: Snowy Hydro Limited announced plans for a $200 million solar power plant at Tailem Bend.

22: Big River Pork at Brinkley announced plans for a $14 million expansion and 140 extra jobs.

24: Costa Adelaide Mushrooms announced it would double its production to 240 tonnes per week, creating 200 jobs, at a cost of $65 million.


14: A trial project in Murray Bridge offered a cure to Hepatitis C.


3: A plan to upgrade Strathalbyn’s retail heart was endorsed by the Alexandrina council.

18: German supermarket chain Aldi’s plans for a Murray Bridge store were revealed.


8: Students, parents and staff were briefed on plans for a multi-million-dollar overhaul of Meningie Area School.


3: The Bend Motorsport Park was officially announced as the future venue for a V8 Supercars race.


13: Tracy and Glen Hill planned a commercial carp harvest as an alternative to the proposed release of a herpes virus.

13: A river beach and a new information centre featured in a Murray Bridge council master plan for Sturt Reserve.

13: Murray Bridge councillors voted for a modest upgrade of Bridge Street rather than more comprehensive options.


12: Staff were told the Woolworths supermarket at Murray Bridge Green would close in May 2018.


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