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Crystal Brook Caravan Park Funding

The Crystal Brook Caravan Park has been recognised for its achievements with a new five-year lease and a $30,000 funding commitment from the Port Pirie Regional Council. The Council recently voted to support the Caravan Park following a presentation from the Crystal Brook Caravan Park Committee. The Crystal Brook Community Association Incorporated...

Whyalla's Mega Roadworks Plan

The Whyalla Council is proposing a $14m three-year plan for more than 40 kilometres of roadworks starting in the next financial year. The Council is conducting an extensive public consultation period to gauge public opinion and take all views on board. The roadworks program would one of the biggest undertaken by Council...

Drone Activity on the Yorke Peninsula

The Yorke Peninsula Council will be undertaking aerial photography of the Point Turton Township from mid-June. The Council is trialing the use of drones as an alternative mapping photography method instead of the current fixed-wing flyover service. Contractor National Drones is providing an alternate way of photographing the Yorke Peninsula region from...

Expansion of the Drought Communities Programme

The Outback Communities Authority welcomes the expansion of the Drought Communities Programme which sees Unincorporated SA listed as an eligible region. Funding under the Drought Communities Programme is available to eligible councils for local infrastructure projects and other drought related activities. Chair of the RDA Far North Mark Sutton says Agriculture is...

Goyder Master Plan Open for Review

The Goyder Council is inviting the community to have their say on the Goyder Master Plan, review current projects and update, amend and or provide a list of priorities for new projects. Since the inception fo the Master Plan 22 out of 37 projects have already been completed, are ongoing, or...

Teenager Arrested After Claiming Car was Stolen After Crash

Police have arrested a teenager after he allegedly crashed his car into a veranda and then reported the car stolen in Laura. The driver fled the scene prior to police arrival.   A short time later police allege that the registered owner of the vehicle contacted police and reported that his vehicle had...

Whyalla Playground Upgrades Underway

Work has started on the surface upgrade program for three Whyalla playgrounds. Contractors have started laying the new softfall Play Matta tiles at the foreshore playground and will upgrade the Whyalla Child Care Centre playgrounds and the Ocean Eyre Reserve later this week. All the work is expected to be finished by...

Writing Residency for Regional Writers

Writing Place is coming to Whyalla, offering regional writers and performance makers a week long residency. 20 emerging writers will be selected for a week of professional development, networking and mentorship with three leading Australian playwrights. During the residency participants will generate and refine a short monologue or scene able to be...

Coles Leading the Way in Indigenous Employment

National supermarket chain Coles is leading the way in Indigenous employment in their Port Augusta store, welcoming an additional 20 Indigenous team members to the team. The supermarkets’ Indigenous workforce now represents 20 per cent of the total employees at the store. This is a major milestone for the store, now employing...

Re-Vegetating the Mid North

The Tarcowie Landcare Group is busy preparing for its major planting weekend on the June long weekend. Interested community members are invited to join them to revegetate the mid-north. The Landcare Group has actually been planting in the area for 18 years since their initial inception in 2005. The group aims to revegetate...

Australian Government Mobile Service Centre Touring

The Australian Government Mobile Service Centre is touring around the region from today. Locals can find out about Australian Government Payments and services for rural families, older Australians, students, job seekers, people with disability, carers, farmers and self-employed. The centre will stop in Clare today and then next week in Jamestown, Peterborough,...