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Dry Cleaners Upgraded in Whyalla

Whyalla’s local dry cleaners have extended their laundromat to include a new Jesko Industrial Dry-Cleaning Processing Facility. Maaric Industrial Services completed the project with funding from the federal government’s Regional Jobs and Investment Package. Together with Jesko Pty Ltd, the project was funded over $340,000 and can now offer additional services while...

Kindergarten Kids Help Vinnies Winter Appeal

Risdon Park South Kindergarten in Port Pirie are doing their part to support the St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal this year. The kids and their families are making artwork such as cards and paintings as well as collecting donations for the national charity. The cards and paintings are an idea of...

Snapper Survival Rate on the Line

South Australian snapper numbers have dropped to unsustainable levels according to the latest data from S.A. Research and Development Institute. They suggest immediate action is needed by recreational and professional fishers in the next 6 months to increase the numbers, especially in the Spencer Gulf. Studies completed last year show snapper’s biomass...

SA Water Installing New Water Mains

SA Water will be replacing over two kilometres of water mains in Wilmington over the coming weeks to improve services to their customers. The new, flexible pipes are part of a $317 million SA Water state wide investment to battle the environmental factors that could cause leaks and breaks. The water mains...

Regional Tourism Forum Hits Clare Valley

Clare will play host to the inaugural 2019 Regional Tourism Forum today and tomorrow bringing together presenters from across Australia. The event will focus on regional tourism businesses in both building resilience and recognising opportunities for growth. It will also will bring together regional tourism operators, wineries, and more generally people interested...

Upgrades to Ovals Yet No Sporting Hub

Member for Giles Eddie Hughes says despite the grants to upgrade Bennett and Memorial Ovals, Whyalla still needs it’s own sport hub. The Marshall Government recently announced it will invest $900,000 to renovate the two ovals in Whyalla, while Mr Hughes says it’s disappointing that the 'state government is neglecting codes...

New Beach Shades for Whyalla

Work has finished on the new foreshore beach shades and access canopies in Whyalla, all thanks to the input from the community. Residents made suggestions about the metal-roofed structures being taken away as it opened up the view. Council Project Manager Landscape Sam Bourne said the metal has been replaced with pine...

Three Drink Drivers on South Australian Roads

In what turned out to be a busy weekend for police in Roxby Downs, three men received fines and demerit points for drink driving. A 53-year-old man from Roxby Downs recorded a positive result of 0.064 during random driver testing on Friday June 21. He was issued with a $673 fine...

Another Life Lost on South Australian Roads

A 76-year-old Dublin man has died following a collision on Port Wakefield Road at Windsor on Saturday June 22. A 23-year-old man from Windsor and 20-year-old woman from Middleton were flown to the Royal Adelaide Hospital with serious injuries. There were two other crashes on South Australian roads at the weekend, one...

Shock Tax Hike; Spanner in Whyalla Draft Budget

Just weeks after Whyalla City Council released their 2019-2020 Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget, another rate increase has been announced by the state government. The council will now need to review the budget to account for a 40% tax jump on the waste levy imposed by the Marshall Government. Whyalla Mayor...

YMCA Demolished in Port Pirie

Things may look a little different around Port Pirie this week because the old YMCA dance hall has been knocked down. It was a bitter sweet feeling as the McMahon Services’ 20-tonne excavator took aim at the building, which was once a gymnastics stadium, but also squash courts and a popular...