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No Drinking Water for Flinders’ Locals

Quorn, Wilmington and Melrose locals may not see any changes made to their drinking water, after the Essential Services Commission of South Australia cut a $22 million dollar improvement plan. The plan was intended to upgrade the quality of water in regional communities, along with improving the taste, odour and colour...

Whyalla Fights Vandalism

Whyalla’s newly developed $400,000 Norton Park PumpTrack, has been hit by vandalism. Whyalla Council are continuing the fight against vandalism and crime in the city, with Project Manager Sam Bourne disappointed by the act. Mr Bourne believes, “The vandalism appears to have been carried out by children, and that is particularly disappointing,...

Port Pirie Offer Rate Assistance

Port Pirie Regional Council are offering residents rates assistance to support those impacted by the Coronavirus. Council have endorsed an initial three-month period of no fines and no interest on rates payments from the 31st of March until June 30th. Debt collection will also be suspended during this period, with Council committed...

Mural in Clare Brings Joy

The Clare Valley is bursting with colour, thanks to Adelaide Artist Jack Fran’s newest project! Mr Fran has created a colourful new mural on the southern wall of the old Millers building on the corner of Gleeson Street and Main North Road, with a design inspired by the regions infamous vineyards. As...

Whyalla City Council Adapts

Whyalla City Council has established a COVID-19 Response Team in an effort to assist Council in navigating these unprecedented times. Due to Australian Government restrictions, Council has closed and modified various services with the Response Team monitoring local services to ensure the cities compliance with ever changing regulations. Local events, the leisure...

Business SA Welcomes $10k for Businesses

With many businesses across the Spencer Gulf affected by the Coronavirus, a $10,000 dollar cash payment from the State Government will be welcomed. Many businesses in the retail and hospitality sectors, have had to close their doors due to the governments restrictions but bills do not stop. The $10,000 cash payment is...

Uni Hub Spencer Gulf Numbers Double

Uni Hub Spencer Gulf has been deemed a success as student enrolments have doubled in just one year. 24 students were enrolled across five degrees at Port Pirie in 2019, with 51 students now studying across both Port Pirie and Port Augusta campuses. Uni Hub chair Brenton Vanstone has said “The increase...

Yorke Peninsula Council Meetings Live Streamed

Yorke Peninsula Council are now offering locals access to council meetings online. Due to public gathering restrictions put in place by the government all meetings will now take place online to ensure the safety of all involved. Council’s latest meeting took place online last week, with both Mayor Darren Braund and CEO...

Pursuit with Stolen Car in the Mid North

Police have arrested a man following a pursuit with a stolen car in the Mid North over the long weekend. On Monday police received information that the driver of a white Ford station wagon failed to pay for fuel at a service station on the Augusta Highway at Snowtown. Checks on the...

Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council Develops a Cultural Tourism Strategy

The Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council is currently developing a Cultural Tourism Strategy. As part of the strategy development, Council have initiated a survey to gain an understanding of which tourism services in the region need improvements. The survey also looks at current Cultural Tourism assets, events, places and experiences in the...

SIMEC Mining Increases Whyalla Trucking

The city of Whyalla will see increased trucking activity as SIMEC Mining initiates a three‐month iron ore trucking campaign to meet customer demand while awaiting repairs to rail facilities. 135,000 tonnes lump iron ore will be transported, as SIMEC Mining moves the minerals from its Iron Baron mine to Whyalla via...