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March Newsletter 2021

In this newsletter we share news from our members TAFE SA and the Wattle Range Council, have committee members speak with a local business, and incredible opportunities are available through WIN TV and BankSA.


TAFE SA is committed to providing outstanding customer service to schools, industries, government, and the communities throughout the region. The following courses have been sent to the MBCA. Note this is not a complete list and further details can be obtained via the website or by phone 87351555.

Courses include Initial Work Health and Safety Representative Training, Additional WHS Training, Prepare to Drive, Cert II in Plumbing.

Wattle Range Council News

SAPOL will be hosting a free workshop to help local businesses and community groups deal with difficult or aggressive customers at 11:30am on Tuesday 9th March 2021 in the Millicent RSL Hall, North Terrace. The workshop is a result of strong discussions held at the recent Central Limestone Coast Liquor License Accord meeting, with many licence holders being businesses and community sporting clubs reporting a rise in aggressive customers, especially regarding COVID compliance.

This workshop is specifically for businesses and organisations that deal with the general public. It will provide participants with effective tools for dealing with difficult situations in a safe, calm and reasonable manner.

To RSVP please provide your full name, contact number, and organisation you are representing to the Millicent Wattle Range Council office on 8733 0900 by 12 noon on Monday 8th March. Due to COVID requirements the WRC have limited space.

Further information contact Sarah Marzec, Community Development Officer, on 8733 0900 or email

Out and About

Are you aware that Millicent has a leading edge soil biology testing facility based at Millicent?

The Soil Foodweb Institute (SFI) helps growers to manage and maintain a balanced and healthy soil. SFI is committed to assisting growers across Australia to achieve sustainable soil fertility without costly chemicals and to improve yields.

Lee and Sandra recently caught up with Jodie Hutchins and Chris Ellery (pictured), and a Business at Sunset is soon to be arranged.

WIN TV Advertising Deal

Your MBCA continues to support this campaign as it increases the profile of #Millicent5280. We assist by paying WIN TV and sending the invoices to you. Thanks to all sixteen MBCA businesses that have responded to participate in the 30 second commercials, which will be airing on every WIN station per month.

The next time this deal will be offered is in July 2021, and you can register your interest by contacting the MBCA Secretary at

Please be aware that a fee applies for the initial production costs (approx. $350) and a fee applies for each month of broadcast (approx. $220) for a period of six months.

BankSA Offer for Members

As the MBCA is a member of Business SA, BankSA is offering a cash back home offer of $4000 to MBCA members - that is in addition to any other Bank SA offer at the time.

This offer is open until the end of March 2021.

Please call Jane Andijanto (0401101027) and mention that you are a MBCA member.

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