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Mobile Black Spots Program Expanding

Several spots across the region will benefit from new mobile phone towers that have been announced through the Mobile Black Spots Program. 16 new towers will be installed, bringing the total number of towers in the Grey Electorate to 39. Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey says the extra 16 towers will make...

New Landscape Bill to Help Regional Communities

The State Government has introduced the Landscape South Australia Bill (2019) to establish a new framework for managing the state’s natural resources. Minister for Environment and Water David Spiers says regional communities want a new system of managing natural resources that focuses on the basics. These include delivering effective water management, pest,...

Mambray Overtaking Lanes to be Fixed

A sore point for locals and visitors to the region, the northbound overtaking lanes at Mambray Creek on the Augusta highway are due to be fixed, with works due to start next week. A spokesperson from the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure says following technical investigations a permanent rectification has...

Funding For Yorke Peninsula Music Festival

The Yorke Peninsula Council has secured $37,000 in funding towards the YOu RocK fEst through the Building Better Regions Fund. The project will deliver a free, family-friendly music festival aimed at supporting and building the local music industry, and raising awareness of mental health and wellbeing issues. The grant will go towards...

Clare Valley Entrepreneurs Secure Funding

Two entrepreneurs from the Clare Valley Wine & Grape Association have been awarded $50,000 through the State Government’s Blockchain Innovation Challenge. The pair from the Clare Valley won the challenge for their innovative screwcap. It combines QR code technology and blockchain technology to confirm the authenticity of a bottle of wine. As part...

Port Augusta Greyhound Racing Club to Close

After 40 years The Port Augusta Greyhound Racing Club will regretfully close its gates in June. The Committee of the Port Augusta and District Greyhound Club announced that operations will conclude after the current racing year. They cited hot weather policies combined with local extreme heat as key factors in the announcement. Additionally,...

State Disability Inclusion Plan Community Forum

Regional South Australian’s will be able to have their say in the creation of the first State Disability Inclusion Plan. A community forum will be held in Whyalla in April and the State Government wants to hear from people with disability, their families and carers. The four-year plan will be finalised by...

Calls for Investment into SA Roads Ahead of Election

The RAA is calling for a $7.1 billion investment into South Australian Roads to save lives, ahead of the federal election. They are urging the next federal government to fund the staged duplication of Augusta Highway which is estimated to cost $2 billion. A survey of RAA members revealed federal funding for...

Information Session for Cruise Volunteers

The Copper Coast Council has put the call out for volunteers ahead of cruise ships making port in Wallaroo in December and January. The council is seeking expressions of interest from individuals and community groups to get involved and support the welcome of the visiting passengers. Individuals and community groups are invited...

Inaugural Community Food Fair on the YP

The Yorke Peninsula Council will host the inaugural Yorkes Community Food Fair this weekend as a part of the Council’s goal of improving the health and overall wellbeing of the community. The Council has been working in partnership with Flinders University towards a healthier Yorke Peninsula for the past two years. Several...

Government Approval for Lake Gairdner Exploration

The State Government has finalised approvals to permit mineral exploration at Lake Gairdner, 150km north-west of Port Augusta in South Australia’s Gawler Ranges. Treasurer Rob Lucas says the approvals were granted under the Aboriginal Heritage Act and they have the expressed support of local native title holders. The Government has now approved...