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Electronic Border Process for SA

People wishing to enter South Australia will soon be able to apply for pre-approval prior to reaching the borders. The online form launched today as part of new measures to streamline processes and provide more certainty for cross border travellers. The application form can be accessed online and it is anticipated that...

Access to Whyalla’s Wetland Improved

Whyalla Council has recently undertaken some capital works at the Jim Pollock Whyalla Wetlands to provide better and safer access to the facility. A slip lane has been constructed to ensure motorists travelling east along the Lincoln Highway are able to safely pull out of the 80km highway zone as they...

Dog Registrations Due for Locals

Port Pirie Regional Council are one of many councils reminding dog owners to renew registrations for their furry friends. Locals are encouraged to complete the registration or renewal of their pet via Dogs and Cats Online however, residents without internet access are welcome to pay at Council’s Administration Centre in Ellen Street. Council...

Port Augusta’s Spilt Municipality Detrimental

Splitting Port Augusta across two different state electorates would be detrimental, according to Port Augusta City Council CEO John Banks. The Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission recently travelled to Port Augusta to hear from interested persons and groups in relation to district boundary changes which have been proposed due to a decline...

Port Augusta Ready to Race

Port Augusta Racing Club is gearing up for the return of the 2020 Port Augusta Cup this weekend. Lucky locals who wish to attend the event, must pre-purchase tickets, with only 1,000 on offer for members, owners, sponsors, adults and children. Spectator attendance at the Cup has been given the all clear,...

Copper Coast’s Community Exhibitions

The Copper Coast will see community art exhibitions across July and August, as part of the South Australian Living Artists Festival. Copper Coast Council and the Copper Coast Art Group are hosting the exhibitions, with the theme of 'Once Upon A Time'. Painters across the region are being called upon to exhibit...

Drink Drivers Caught

Three drivers were caught allegedly drink driving over the weekend across the region. On Friday, police stopped, a 26-year-old unlicensed man from Port Augusta for a mobile driver test.  He returned a positive result of 0.261 and was arrested and charged with drink driving and driving disqualified. The driver was refused police...

Increased Trucking Activity in Whyalla

Whyalla locals can expect to see increased trucking activity across the week, as SIMEC Mining have begun to transport materials to support project activities at the Middleback Ranges. 16 truck movements commenced yesterday and are expected to continue throughout the remainder of the the week along Playford Avenue, Arthur Glennie Drive,...

Peterborough Makes Tracks

With a history dating back to 1875, Peterborough is looking to attract tourists to explore the rich rail heritage of the town with some help from Regional Development Australia Yorke and Mid North. Council and the community have been working toward a campaign to help drive tourism since mid-2019, and the...

P Plater Caught 53km Over the Speed Limit

A speeding P plater has lost his licence after being stopped on the Copper Coast Highway over the weekend. A Highway Patrol officer was alerted to a dangerous driver travelling towards Kadina from Port Wakefield. Police then detected a vehicle travelling at 153 in a 100 zone on the Copper Coast Highway...

Drink driver Breaches COVID Directions at Port Augusta

A Victorian man crashed his car at Port Augusta while drink driving and breaching COVID19 directions. At 6.30pm on Saturday, police responded to a single vehicle collision where a Toyota sedan had mounted the kerb and crashed into a sign on the footpath, causing minor damage to the vehicle. The driver, a...