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Aurora Solar Plant Opening Delayed Until 2021

Port Augusta’s $650 million Aurora Solar Plant won’t be switched on until 2021 due to delays in securing funding for the project. SolarReserve says construction on the solar farm is scheduled to be complete by 2020 but commercial operation won’t begin until 2021. The company has acknowledged its development activities have taken...

Manuka Plantation Complete in Mid North

The first trees have been planted as a part of the Manuka Plantation in an effort to spark a new wave of commercial activity in the forest industry in the Mid North.   Forestry SA have partnered up with the Primary Industries Department and Spring Gully Foods to plant more than...

Whyalla Disability and Ageing Focus Group is Recruiting

The City of Whyalla is seeking community members to join a focus group on disability and ageing. Community members would join two councillors to review and provide recommendations on the future of the Whyalla Master Plan for Disability and Ageing. The Council Manager of Community Services Ann Ryan says the focus group...

Inflatable Veterinary Field Hospital Ready for Fire Danger Season

An inflatable veterinary field hospital has been launched in South Australia just weeks out from the state's annual fire danger season. The first of its kind in the country, the tunnel-shaped structure will house SA Veterinary Emergency Management staff during bushfire emergencies across the state. The CFS has forecast a regular fire...

Rock Rolls into the Steel City

By THE C is coming to Whyalla with a stellar line-up of Australia’s best rock artists including Jimmy Barnes, Daryl Braithwaite, Ian Moss, Richard Clapton and Ross Wilson. Zaccaria Concerts and Touring have announced the massive concert after months of negotiations with the Whyalla Council to lay the groundwork for one...

Husband Charged over Cold-Case Murder of Colleen Adams

Police have charged the husband of Colleen Adams with her murder, 45 years after the mother-of-two went missing on the Yorke Peninsula. The 70-year-old man from Wallaroo has been charged with murder and is now assisting Police with investigations. The SA Police Major Crime Investigation Branch have confirmed that they have located...

Man Lucky To Be Alive After Horrific Crash

Police are investigating the circumstances of a crash were a car was torn in half at Port Wakefield early yesterday morning. At around 5:30am on Thursday morning police and SA Ambulance were called to the scene on the Augusta Highway just outside of Port Wakefield after reports of a crash. The driver,...

Police Searching For Thieves in Clare

Police are investigating the theft of various items from a commercial property in Clare. Between 3:30am and 5.30am on Wednesday this week offenders gained entry to the business on Main North Rd in Clare. The pair allegedly stole about 40 new car tyres, a wheel alignment machine and tyre service truck. Police are...

Labor Calls for Support For Strawberry Farmers

Labor Leader Peter Malinauskas has called on the Marshall Government to provide immediate support for SA strawberry farmers following attacks on the industry. The Queensland Government has announced a $1 million support package for farmers with Western Australia announcing support as well. The Opposition says the Government must deliver at least $500,000...

Burra Conservation Management Plan Announced

The Goyder Council has awarded the responsibility of preparing the Burra Conservation Management Plan for the Australian Cornish Mining Sites in Burra. The mining site at Burra was listed on the National Heritage list in May earlier this year and the council hopes a conservation management plan will assist them to...

Supreme Court Injunction Against Leigh Creek Energy Dismissed

The Supreme Court has rejected an Aboriginal group's bid to stop underground gas extraction at Leigh Creek in the state's far north. The group applied for an injunction earlier this month to stop Leigh Creek Energy’s plans to trial underground coal gasification in the area's former coalfields. The ATLA argued that Mining...