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Port Pirie’s Top Priorities

The results are in, as Port Pirie locals identify the community’s top 5 priorities for Council. Following results from Port Pirie Regional Council’s 2020 Community Plan Survey, business industry support and attraction, upgrading roads and footpaths and Port Pirie’s foreshore redevelopment were considered key priorities. A total of 123 respondents completed the...

Webinar Tonight for Mid North Sporting Clubs

Webinar support has been offered to local clubs, committee’s and associations in the Mid North looking to make a return following the governments gradual lifting of restrictions. Session 5 of the Mid North STARCLUB will cover ‘How to Increase Participation at Your Club’ and kick off from 7pm tonight. In this session...

Whyalla Lights Up

Whyalla residents will see more lighting upgrades commencing in the city today. Local contractors have recently replaced all existing light fittings along Buttlingarra Way and the Marina car parks with long life LED fittings that are set to improve lighting, whilst also reducing power consumption. Further upgrades involve the installation of new...

Man Arrested with Sword in Mid North

A man has been arrested at Bethel in the State’s Mid North over multiple offences. Police allege that traffic patrols were conducting speed detection duties on Main North Road when they recorded a Holden sedan travelling at 113 in a 100 zone. When the driver was stopped by police, he tested positive...

Port Augusta’s Central Oval Attracts More Than Crowds

With the anticipated return of Local Football on July 11th for the Spencer Gulf Football League, Port Augusta City Council have been working hard to ensure the newly resurfaced Central Oval is in good shape. Birds have been attracted to the newly laid turf in large numbers, with Council concerned about...

Port Pirie Delivers Scholarship Program

Just under one month remains for young locals across the Spencer Gulf and Mid North to apply for the Commonwealth Scholarships Program for Young Australians.  Port Pirie is one of only 10 locations in Australia where the program is being delivered, and successful applicants can receive up to $5000 toward their...

Arrests Follow Mid North Break In’s

Mid North Police have arrested a man and woman following an investigation into a recent series of break-ins and thefts. Sometime between the17th and 24th of May, several rural properties near Jamestown were broken into and items were stolen. Following investigations, police attended a house in Jamestown and recovered a large amount...

Cuttlefish Numbers Soar Attracting Tourists

Over 200,000 Cuttlefish have returned to breed at Whyalla’s Point Lowly causing snorkelling and scuba diving trips to book out in recent weeks. The iconic species gather each year along the 8km stretch of rocky reef at Point Lowly, as it is believed that the unique congregation is linked to the...

L Plate Driver Caught Speeding with Drugs in his System

An L plate driver has been caught speeding in the state’s Far North with drugs in his system. Patrols were conducting speed detection duties on the Stuart Highway near Marla, when they detected a vehicle travelling south at 125 in a 110 zone. Checks revealed the 21-year-old man held an NT learners...

Housing in Whyalla Could Affect Employment

Whyalla has been identified in Infrastructure SA's '20 Year State Infrastructure Strategy' as a location whose lack of housing supply could constrain employment opportunities. When reached for comment, Whyalla City Council have said that, "Housing is an integral part of the overall ‘package’ necessary to attract people to Whyalla", and that...

Copper Coast Residents Green Waste Offer

The Copper Coast Council are reminding residents of the regions green waste disposal services on offer. All residents are entitled to dispose two 6x4 trailer loads of green waste at the Resource Recovery Centre in Wallaroo each financial year. With the end of financial year upon us, residents have one more week...