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GFG Alliance settle on Tahmoor mine

GFG Alliance have acquired the Tahmoor coking coal mine in New South Wales, with important flow-on effects for Whyalla’s Liberty OneSteel Steelworks. The Tahmoor mine, 75km southwest of Sydney, is a key supplier of coking coal to the Whyalla operation. The mine employs over 300 people and currently produces around 2 million tons of coking...

Snowtown welcomes public art.

Snowtown’s disused water tower has been given a new lease on life following its conversion to a 360 degree canvas for renowned mural Artist Joel Van Moore, known as Vans The Omega, who has previously worked with the Port Pirie Regional Council for their Mural representing the towns Maritime and fishing history. The Snowtown...

Curfew in Port Augusta?

Port Augusta locals have put forward a petition to enforce a curfew for under-18-year-olds, in an effort to reduce youth crime. The push for change is in response to a spate of attempted car break-ins, trespassing and vandalism in the area over the past few weeks. The petition proposes the idea of...

Aged care.

Aged care is on the agenda in Port Pirie over the next few days. Helping Hand will hold the annual Lealholme fete is on this Sunday morning from 10 at Woodward Park with several stalls, face painting and jumping castle. All money from the fete raises funds for Lealholme residents and projects. Primary...

Upper Spencer Gulf's call for renewable energy compliance

Upper Spencer Gulf leaders are pushing for improved planning and compliance of local renewable energy projects. The Councils have identified the urgency to make important changes and have called on Planning Minister Stephan Knoll to review the current procedures. Port Augusta Major Sam Johnson said they “fully support renewable energy but need...

Homemade firearms found

Last Monday, Ardrossan, Minlaton, and Yorketown police attended a Yorketown Property to conduct a search with the help of Firearm and Explosive detection dogs. The search by police dog Kingston allegedly resulted in the discovery of two illegal items, a homemade 12 gauge shotgun, and a homemade .22 calibre firearm,...

Anzac Day Port Pirie.

Tomorrow marks the 103rd anniversary of the Gallipoli landing. Port Pirie’s commemorations begin with a dawn service at the World War 1 Gates starting at 6 o’clock. From 10:30 There will be a march starting on The Terrace leading up to the Civic Observance Ceremony at the gates at 11 o’clock. The...

Scouts band together to green up Iron Knob

Iron Knob is set to look greener thanks to two Scout groups from Adelaide. Eleven teenagers and five adults from the Camden Park Scout Group and the 1st Beaumont Scout Group recently visited the town in support of the Iron Knob Progress Association. Together they planted 360 native trees around Iron Knob....

Anzac Day in Whyalla

With Anzac Day on Wednesday, the Whyalla RSL will host a special service. The Dawn Service will commence at 6:10am at the Memorial Oval Gates, with Royal Australian Navy Commodore John Chandler inattendance, and will be conducted by Father John. Service participants are being invited to the Whyalla RSL club rooms for a post...

Port Augusta Power Station remediation works almost complete, say Alinta Energy

It’s been almost two years since Port Augusta’s Northern Power Station shut down, but according to Alinta Energy, remediation of the site is nearly complete. Alinta Energy CEO Jeff Dimery said the remediation works would be covered by Flinders Power with an estimated budget between $200 and $300 million. Mr Dimery said...

Last call for Booborowie Pub

In sad news for the Booborowie community, it has been announced that the Booborowie Hotel is set for closure in May. In a Facebook post to Alfs Booborowie Hotel earlier this month, stated “due to a lack of business, the Booborowie Hotel will be closing its doors for the last time...