April Fools' Day 2023: Murray Bridge monorail planned
The city's council has come up with an innovative solution to the lack of local public transport on the morning of April 1, 2023.
After years of crying out for an Adelaide Metro bus service, the Murray Bridge council has proposed an alternative mode of public transport for the rural city.
An unsolicited approach has led local authorities to invest in a genuine, bona fide, electrified, six-car monorail.
More information: www.murraybridge.sa.gov.au.
In other local news today, April 1, 2023…
Murray Bridge declared piano-friendly city
Get ready, Murray Bridge – there’ll soon be a rustic, ageing piano on every street corner.
Based on the success of the wildly popular piano sanctuary on Mannum Road, peak body Piano Habitat Australia has declared ours the nation’s first accredited piano-friendly community.
More information: www.pha.org.au.
Spotlight falls on old Bunnings as retailer confirms plans
A crafty retailer will make its long-awaited debut in the Murraylands later this year.
Spotlight plans to occupy a former hardware store at the corner of Adelaide and Maurice Roads – a building it will share with Harvey Norman, Dan Murphy’s, JB Hi-Fi, a Bounce trampoline franchise and a partridge in a pear tree.
More information: www.spotlight.com.au.
Old Murray Bridge will be reduced to one lane – permanently
Almost 12 months after starting what was supposed to be a refurbishment of the 1879 road bridge, Department for Infrastructure and Transport staff have decided to just down tools and leave things as they are.
More information: www.dit.sa.gov.au.
Monarto redux: Malinauskas dusts off Dunstan city plan amid housing shortage
It’s impossible to get a rental property in the Murraylands – so maybe they were onto something in the 1970s, South Australia’s premier says.
More information: www.monarto.sa.gov.au.
Things to do in Murray Bridge: April 1, 2023
C’mon. Surely you’ve got the gag by now.
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In other local news:
“Whee,” exclaim floodplain pumping contractors as they spray water and carp into the air like a fountain
Newspaper publishes its own version of story that was in online news service a week earlier
Something about clowns turning into dragons (that’s what my seven-year-old thought would make a funny story, anyway)
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