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Cruise Ships Set to Port in Wallaroo

The Copper Coast is being put on the radar as a cruise ship is scheduled to visit Wallaroo for the very first time in the 2019 to 2020 cruising season. Vasco De Gama is the newest ship of the Cruise and Maritime Voyages fleet and will be making port in Wallaroo...

Whyalla Pride Week Kicks Off

The 9th Annual Whyalla Pride week kicks off today with a full program of events, open nights, activities, tours and a massive Pride in the Park event. Pride week was introduced Advancing Whyalla community group as a way to promote pride in the city while also giving community groups a chance...

CFS Call for People to Cease Burn-Offs

SA Country Fire Service is urging people to cease burning off, as winds are forecast to be reaching dangerous speeds.  State Duty Commander, Brett Loughlin said although CFS is pleased to see people cleaning up their properties ahead of the Fire Danger Season, it’s important all burning activity stops today.  “Although we’ve seen some...

Drug and Weapons Bust in Port Pirie

A man will face court after police allegedly found drugs, drug paraphernalia, ammunition and a homemade taser at his Risdon Park home. Just after midday on Wednesday, Port Pirie police searched a property on Esmond Road.  They allegedly located eight cannabis plants, drug equipment and paraphernalia, firearm ammunition and a homemade taser...

SA Tourism Looking for Local Help with 2030 Tourism Plan

The South Australian Tourism Commission is beginning to consult with local communities to develop the South Australian Tourism Plan to 2030. Tourism is an economic priority for South Australia and locals are a valuable contributor to its current growth and future potential. The new Plan will be developed with extensive industry consultation...

Copper Coast Council Australia Day Award Nominations Now Open

Nominations for the Copper Coast Council 2019 Australia Day Awards are now open for the categories of Citizen of the year, Young Acheiver of the year, Community Club of the Year and Community Event of the Year. The Awards reward and recognise individuals and organisations that have made a noteworthy contribution...

uneARTh Festival Named as Awards Finalist

Whyalla’s uneARTh Festival has been named as a finalist for the ShowTex Australia Best Small Event as a part of the Australian Event Awards and Symposium. Whyalla’s 2018 uneARTh Festival has been included in a list of 37 overall finalists in all Best Event categories. Council Events and Tourism Officer, Rebecca Neilson...

Planned Shutdown of Pelletising Plant

SIMEC Mining is continuing to invest in the future of its operations by undertaking a planned major shutdown of its Pelletising plant in Whyalla. Works on the plant will start this weekend and aim to improve the performance of the plant and reduce dust emissions. The scheduled shutdown will involve more than...

Council Fighting for Bluff Project

The Mount Remarkable District Council is working to save the $500,000 bluff project planned for a telecommunications summit overlooking the Spencer Gulf and Flinders Ranges near Wirrabara. The Department for Environment and Water have allegedly transferred ownership of relevant land them and it could take two years to resolve the project. Councillor...

Mining Research Organisation to tap into new Mining Deposits

South Australian Energy and Mining Minister Dan van Holst Pellekaan has launched a $218 million research organisation designed to develop mineral discovery technologies. The MinEx Cooperative Research Centre will focus on developing technologies to mine mineral deposits underneath deep rock cover as well as collecting data. The launch was prompted by the...

Seven Arrested Following September Brawl

Seven people have been arrested following a fight at Whyalla last month. Just before midnight on Saturday 1 September, police and ambulance crews were called to a licensed premise’s on Forsyth Street following reports of a disturbance involving a large group of people. Police attended the premises and removed a number of...