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Unemployment rate drops again

Thanks to regional SA, our state’s seen the biggest drop in unemployment across Australia.According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics Labour Force Date, more than 20,000 South Aussies are in work compared to two years ago; a drop of 7 percent down to 5.9.Our local areas have pulled their weight...

First ever utility-scale solar farm to be turned on in Whyalla tomorrow

SA’s first ever utility-scale solar farm, is being switched on in Whyalla tomorrow.It’ll be officially opened by Premier Jay Weatherill about 3pm -marking the end of the first phase of what will be, a big 18MW battery-ready project.When the initial 6MW solar farm is up and running in Whyalla, it’ll...

Martindale Hall development "pretty much dead".

The Martindale Hall luxury resort plan is “pretty much dead.” Those were the words from Warrick Duthy of Kilikanoon Wines after his bid to grab the historic Martindale Hall for a redevelopment was dumped. Duthy had jumped onto an opportunity to buy the 137 year-old State Government mansion and then turn it...

Port Augusta's GP shortage worsens

The lack of working GP’s in Port Augusta has reached a critical point.At the moment, and with a population growing over 13,000- there are only 10 full time doctors available.As for reasons why the shortage has gotten worse; much of that blame has been put on the $57.2 million decision,...

Port Augusta's Arid Lands Botanic Garden voted best garden by Australian Geographic

Port Augusta’s Arid Lands Botanic Garden has been crowned number one in Australian Geographic’s top ten regional botanic gardens.The article was published by Australian Geographic recently, and competition for that top ten berth was pretty packed, with something like 100 regional gardens across Australia. In the article, they noted that...

Orroroo on track for an upgrade

Orroroo looks like it’ll be getting a new look for it’s local gym. The local community gym has been given around $2500 from the State Government through their Active Club Program.According to the local secretary of the gym, Peter Amey, that money will be split between getting a free weights...

Whyalla Surf Life Saving Club receives funding boost

Whyalla’s Surf Live Saving Club is hoping a new handout will reduce drowning and near-deaths at their beach. The club is going to get about $5000 from the Turnbull Government, part of a $3 million national program being pumped into lifesaving clubs and safety groups across Australia.Whyalla SLS, who already...

Regional SA; the cheapest private school education in Australia

SA may have the most affordable Private School education in Australia, but that doesn’t mean it’s cheap. According to the ASG Planning for Education Index, those looking at regional private school education will save on average, around $45,000 a year.However good it looks, it still means parents will have to...

Southern Flinders cricketers make history

Three cricketers from the Southern Flinders  have made history as part of the 2018 SA Outback championship winners.Emma Faint, From Marrabel, Nicky Grosser from Eudunda and Captain Cara Fiebig from Murray Town were part of the 2018 side which managed to get through into the Grand Final of the Australian...

Whyalla Council covers the cost of airport upgrades

Almost a million dollars has been released by the State Government to upgrade eight airports in regional SA.The full list includes; Whyalla, Port Augusta, Port Lincoln, Renmark, Naracoorte, Mount Gambier, Coober Pedy and Kimba-and the $887,833 on offer is hoped to make a dent into their individual upgrades.For Whyalla their...