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Funding allocated for support services

  Between 2017 and 2021 regional SA is expected to see a stronger response to preventing suicide after the State Government announced an expansion to it’s suicide prevention network. $600,000 has been allocated to establish a network in every local government area across SA, giving South Australians better access to suicide support services. Part of the...

Funds raised to upgrade Port Pirie Hospital

A number of volunteer donations have netted the Port Pirie Hospital with some new and much needed equipment. Volunteer drivers from the Port Pirie Regional Health Service have raised more than $6000 to go towards the hospital, which has been put towards purchasing needed items over several departments. It wasn’t an easy...

Government Grants coming to the region

$155.8 million has been allocated to 74 councils and communities within the state by The South Australian Government. The commission behind the funding will be visiting the Port Augusta City Council at 5pm on Friday the 3rd of November. The visit will consist of a public hearing where the commission will answer...

Unemployment rate decreasing in region

Whyalla and Olympic Dam are playing an important role in bringing the unemployment rate down across SA. South Australia’s unemployment rate has dropped 0.5% to 5.7%, just above the national average of 5.6. The fall in figures has been attributed to a variety of factors, including the sale of Arrium to the...

Local Footy Finals results

Two big Grand Finals over the weekend in Local Football. Crystal Brook 15.9.99 def Broughton Mundoora 8.9.57, to take the Premiership in Northern Areas, whilst on the Yorke Peninsula, Kadina were 2 goals victors over CMS Crows – 11.8.74 defeating 9.8.62. It’s the big one this weekend in North Eastern & Spencer Gulf Football...

Funding allocated for students studying teaching

The Upper Spencer Gulf is being prioritized for placements for university teachers in their last year of studies. The areas in the Upper Spencer Gulf, more specifically Port Pirie, Whyalla and Port Augusta, will see the benefits of up to $4000 released for students studying teaching to undertake professional experience in...

More disability facilities for the region

Whyalla could be chosen as a potential site for the establishment of disabled public toilets, after the State Government announced a cash injection into the Changing Places toilets program. Changing Places, a project which advocates for the use of public toilets with full sized change tables and hoists across the state,...

Funding released for regional study hubs

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has voiced his support for a regional education hub in his Grey Electorate. The 2017 Budget by the State Government, revealed around $15.2 million would be released to establish and operate six new regional study hubs for students in rural and remote areas of the state. The electorate...

Footy fixtures for this weekend

In local footy this weekend, it’s Grand Final day on the Yorke Peninsula, with Kadina taking on CMS Crows @ Kadina Oval in the A Grade at 2.15 tomorrow. Another big Grand Final day for the Northern Areas Football League – Crystal Brook will take on Broughton Mundoora @ 2.50...

Military exercises planned for Whyalla area

More exercises are being planned in the Whyalla area between November 8 and 22. The exercises are being run by the Royal Military College of Duntroon-(RMC-D), which trains junior officers for the Australian Army, as well as Air Force personnel. The early announcement of the exercises comes off the back of a...

Peterborough's main street takes shape

Peterborough’s Main St Renewal project is on track, with work to underground powerlines finished and buildings on the street seeing upgrades. Locals are noticing the street change shape, such as Caves Furniture Showroom on the corner of Jervois street being restored as repairs are made to it’s brick work and verandah. The...

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