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Upgrades to Port Pirie Cemetery

The War Graves area of the Port Pirie Cemetery will be upgraded over the coming weeks. Works include replacing the remaining double-sided lawn beams with single lawn beams to match others located in the area. The works will start early May and are expected to take about 3 weeks. During this time, not...

Consultation Open for YP Coastal Management Plan

The Yorke Peninsula Council is seeking community comment during the first round of consultation for the new Draft Coastal Management Strategy Section One: Hickey’s Point to Corny Point. The Coastal Management Strategy is to provide community-supported directions and actions for coastal open space on the Yorke Peninsula. The Strategy will provide guidance...

Lincoln Gap Wind Farm Back on Track

The Lincoln Gap Wind Farm, located near Port Augusta has exported its first energy generation with project owner Nexif Energy providing a financial solution to keep the project on track. Earlier this month almost 100 subcontractors stood down from the project after contractor Senvion called in administrators. Nexif Energy has made successful...

Applications Closing for IPA Grants

Applications for grants to establish new Indigenous Protected Areas in SA, like the APY lands and parts of the Flinders Ranges close tomorrow. The Federal Government is investing more than $12 million to establish new Protected Areas across the country. The move aims to build on the Government’s commitment to strengthen Indigenous...

Golden Grain Harvest for SA Farmers

South Australia’s grain growers have produced 5.6 million tonnes in the 2018-19 season, despite this being the smallest harvest in a decade. The value of the crop is more than 10 per cent higher than last year off the back of high prices. Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone...

Whyalla Airport Fit to Fly

The City of Whyalla’s airport has passed a security compliance audit with flying colours. An audit of the Whyalla Airport was conducted last month by aviation security inspectors from the Aviation and Maritime Security Division of the Australian Government. The audit covered airport management, staff security-related roles, responsibilities and training, access control...

The Boys Arrested for Theft

Three youths have been arrested after allegedly stealing a donation tin from a business. Last week police were called to a restaurant on the Eyre Highway after reports that three boys had stolen a charity donation tin from the shop. Police viewed CCTV footage and were able to identify the three suspects,...

Candidates To Make Their Pitch

Candidates vying for the seat of Grey in the Federal Election will have the opportunity outline their vision and priorities for the Upper Spencer Gulf at a forum on Wednesday. The forum will be hosted at Central Oval by the Spencer Gulf Cities of Port Pirie, Whyalla and Port Augusta Councils. Chair...