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Snowtown Oval Upgrades Revealed

The first high-specification modular sports facility has been unveiled at Snowtown Oval, marking the national roll out of building projects to accommodate the rapid growth in female football. The project was partly funded by the Wakefield Regional Council’s latest round of community grants with SANFL and Ausco Modular helping to deliver...

Woomera Military Range Suggested for Radioactive Waste Facility

Centre Alliance Senator Rex Patrick has called on the federal government to reconsider the Woomera Prohibited Area as a location for the national radioactive waste management facility. The Defence Department dismissed the possibility of using the military testing range due to the impracticability and intolerable risk. There are currently 10,000 drums of...

Bureau Predicts a Hot Summer is on the Way

The Bureau of Meteorology has released their summer outlook and they are predicting a hotter than normal summer for the region and the rest of the country. The Bureau's manager of long-range forecasting Dr Andrew Watkins says the outlook shows most of the country has an 80 per cent chance of...

P-Plater caught Drink Driving

A P-plater has lost his licence after being caught drink driving in Whyalla. Just after 2.20am on Wednesday Whyalla patrols stopped a white Holden Commodore driving through the carpark of a shopping centre in Whyalla Norrie. Patrols breath tested the driver, a 29-year-old Whyalla Stuart man, who allegedly returned a positive result...

Premier Denies Cuts to Arts Funding

Premier Steven Marshall has hit back at claims that the state government has slashed arts funding in the regional areas. Labor arts spokeswoman Jayne Stinson is claiming the budget will see $31.9 million of cuts over the next four years and the dismantling of Arts SA which works to support regional...

SA Grain Harvest Predicted to be Below Average

South Australia's 2018–19 grain harvest has fallen to an estimated 4.9 million tonnes with harvest now underway due to the challenging seasonal conditions across the state. The PIRSA Crop and Pasture Report for Spring says the health of crops and pastures across the state is varied with several districts in the...

YP Farmers Rejoice as Vote Delayed on Mining Act

Yorke Peninsula landholders are celebrating the adjournments of amendments to the Mining Act 1971 after local MP’s voted delay a vote on mining reforms until next year. The MPs argued the Bill did not do enough to address the power imbalance between farmers and mining companies over access to land. They want...

Man Charged with Drug Trafficking in Whyalla

A man has been charged with drug trafficking after police stopped his motorbike in Whyalla Norrie. Just before 10pm on Tuesday patrols stopped a bike travelling Ebert Street. Police found the 31-year-old Whyalla Stuart man, did not hold a drivers licence and the bike was unregistered and uninsured. Police had cause to search...

Schools Closed Across the Region

Teachers across South Australia will go on strike today, forcing schools around the region to close for the morning and others to adopt modified learning programs. Teachers are walking off the job due to a breakdown in enterprise bargaining negotiations between teachers and the SA Government. They are calling for more resources...

Plans For Port Germein Boardwalk

Plans have been revealed to use the timber from the old Port Germein jetty to build a boardwalk over the sand dunes. After a storm wrecked the jetty, the structure was rebuilt and Mount Remarkable District Council invited expressions of interest in the salvaged timber. A group called Port Germein Heritage, Arts...

Rowan Ramsey Welcomes Diabetes Funding

Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has welcomed the announcement of $100 million worth of Diabetes support that will extend free continuous Glucose Monitoring Devices to a range of people. The devices will now be available to pregnant women, concession card holders with high clinical needs, and young people with conditions similar...