Latest News

Local News

Youth Arrested over Break-ins

A local teenager has been arrested and has faced court over recent break-ins at Port Augusta. Police allege that between Friday and Sunday, a house on Holder Avenue was broken into and property was stolen. The same offender is alleged to have attempted to break into another house in the area. Following an...

Whyalla Transformation Plan on Track

Whyalla Liberty Primary Steel Teams are making headway and continue to progress in bringing its exciting Whyalla Transformation Program to life. Liberty Primary Steel representatives are currently in Italy working on early design elements for the new Whyalla Rail and Heavy Structural Mill.  Work has begun on the ground in Whyalla, providing...

Public Defibrillators for Whyalla OTR

The OTRGive program returns to the region this week with the new OTR Whyalla McRitchie teaming up with St John Ambulance to install a public access defibrillator. This will be the 17th defibrillator installed at similar sites across the region, providing lifesaving resources to the community. The OTRGive program donates back to...

Moonta Town Hall Amenities Upgraded

The Copper Coast Council has upgraded the Moonta Town Hall Toilets to ensure community spaces are inclusive for use by all. The Council’s move was in line with the Disability Discrimination Act to improve access in public space. The new toilets are predominately for Town Hall users, hirers, cinema goers and art...

Solar to the Homes in Barunga West

The Barunga West Council will establish a Community Power Network following the success of the program in Port Pirie. The council will partner with Cool or Cosy using the same framework to allow residents to install an entry level solar panel system to their home. They are aiming to commence the scheme...

Business SA Calls for Duplication of Augusta Highway

Business SA is calling for the State Government to fund the investigation into duplicating the Augusta Highway from Port Wakefield to Port Augusta. The state’s peak business lobby has released its State Budget Wishlist and has outlined 17 priorities including tweaking the payroll tax to attract new companies to South Australia. Business...

Bridge Duplication Community Sessions

A community information session on the Joy Baluch AM Bridge Duplication Project will be hosted this week in Port Augusta. The Joy Baluch Bridge is an important link in the National Land Transport network in Port Augusta, providing access across the Spencer Gulf. The $200 million duplication of the bridge will improve...

Local Volunteers Benefit from Federal Funding

Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has announced local organisations in Whyalla will benefit from Federal volunteer grants. South Whyalla Cricket Club and the Whyalla Art Group both received funding that will go towards equipment and volunteer costs. Mr Ramsey says these grants make a real difference to small community groups and the...

Port Pirie Council Wants Local Input

The Port Pirie Council is reaching out to locals to have input on the management of the $351 million of council assets throughout the region. The manages a diverse asset portfolio that provides services to all residents in the region including the Port Pirie Aerodrome, Community Waste Management Scheme, buildings, cemeteries...

Carrieton Receiving More Drought Funding

The District Council of Orroroo Carrieton will receive the full $1 million under the Australian Government’s Drought Communities Programme with more projects announced. Projects include upgrades and repairs to the Carrieton Community Store and an emergency water storage project to meet emergency services and business needs in response to drought. A sustainable...

Youth Week Skates in to Whyalla

The Whyalla Council is preparing to celebrate SA Youth Week by holding a skate day this weekend. Whyalla’s Youth Advisory Committee has facilitated a huge clean-up and fix-up at Civic Park and some cool new street art commissioned especially for the big day. The Skate Park League competition is open to everyone...