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Native Vegetation Needs to Stay

Farmers across the Mid North and Yorke Peninsula are being warned to take care not to remove valuable native vegetation when clearing paddocks. Natural Resources Northern and Yorke says farmers could un-lock land that’s previously been regarded as non-arable. Native vegetation plays a vital role in the health and prosperity of South...

Wallaroo Shores' Link Road Open

Wallaroo Shores’ Link Road will officially open on Wednesday next week, with the general public welcome to a walk-through.   The opening marks the early stages of the $200 million Wallaroo Shores tourism and residential development. More than 1000 fulltime jobs will be created during construction, with the total employment expected to...

Upper Spencer Gulf Mayors Canberra Push

The Upper Spencer Gulf Mayors have travelled to Canberra to push a commitment from political parties, Ministers and Senators for a range of support for the Upper Spencer Gulf Region. Mayors from Port Augusta, Port Pirie and Whyalla are asking for investment into strategic port, air and road infrastructure among their...

Burra's Potential Gold Mine

New exploration technology has led to a breakthrough in Burra, with the discovery of potential new copper targets. The find will not only help boost copper target assessment in the area but widen the potential to discover larger regional iron oxide copper gold depositions in the Mid North. Ausmex Mining Managing Director,...

Celebrate Our Local Volunteers

Locals are encouraged to recognise our state’s outstanding volunteers, as nominations for the 2019 South Australian Volunteer Awards are now open. Three awards are presented annually to recognise the volunteering achievements of individuals, businesses and community projects from across the state. SA has one of the most dedicated volunteering communities in the...

New Biosecurity Measures for Wine Regions

The State Government is providing $75,000 towards a nation-leading project which will see South Australian vineyard biosecurity launched into a new digital era. The development of a Digital Biosecurity Platform will provide real-time data on vineyards in places like the Clare Valley to enhance responses to devastating diseases and pests. Minister for...

Historic Sites in the Spotlight

Historic sites across the region will be hotspots for history buffs as South Australia’s History Festival kicks off at the end of the month. Whyalla will host nine of the 14 events on the Eyre Peninsula as a part of a statewide celebration of our heritage. Other events will take place on...

New Abattoir for Port Pirie

Port Pirie is set to be home to a new $60 million abattoir, bringing over 215 direct jobs to the region. Pirie Meats will build SA’s only multi-species dedicated service-processing facility to generate new business opportunities and regional employment. Construction on the facility at Warnertown is planned to commence mid-year with the...

Fight To Widen Spring Creek Bridge

The Mount Remarkable Council is continuing the fight to widen the Spring Creek Bridge. In February the council had written to the Minister for Transport and Local Government Stephan Knoll requesting a review of the width of the bridge for safety concerns. Minister Knoll responded, advising that the Department of Planning, Transport...

Paramedic Shortage Makes it to Court

Regional ambulance volunteers are carrying the load from a state-wide paramedic shortage as the Ambulance Employees Association launches legal action against the State Government. The ambulance union has announced it had launched legal action in an attempt to get nearly 400 extra staff. They say they are chronically understaffed with just 300...

New CCTV for Port Pirie

Improving community safety is high on the Port Pirie Council’s agenda with an extensive CCTV project about to get underway. Twenty new cameras will be installed at locations around Port Pirie, including the CBD, Flinders View Park, Woodward Park and more. New sites will have cameras installed while replacement cameras will be...