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Whyalla Residents Request Parking Inspectors

Residents in Whyalla have raised concerns over the lack of a full-time parking inspector in the city. At the recent Whyalla council meeting the appointment of a parking inspector was requested to stop people parking illegally at schools or in disabled spaces. Senior Compliance Officer Rachel Coles has confirmed that the council...

TLAP Working on Dust Management

The Targeted Lead Abatement Program is set to intensify its activities over the next three months to address an increased potential for children to be exposed to lead in Port Pirie. TLAP are actively working with the Environmental Health Centre and the Port Pirie Regional Council to step up its community...

Teachers Set to Walk off the Job

Teachers across South Australia have voted to take industrial action tomorrow and for the first time in a decade, walk off the job. It follows a breakdown in enterprise bargaining negotiations between teachers and the SA Government. The Australia Education Union SA says they have a majority of their 13,000 members who...

Buy A Bale Rolls into Cowell

Rural Aid’s Buy a Bale campaign has reached Cowell, with road trains bringing $50,000 of hay to the area over the weekend. The Buy a Bale campaign used donations to purchase the hay from farmers in Lock on the Eyre Peninsula. Rural Aid general manager Wayne Thomson says Rural Aid has committed...

Smoking Bans Coming to SA Prisons

Prison officers across the state are being prepared for potential riots when smoking bans come into place next year.   Staff at prisons will be armed with shields, batons and capsicum spray, while SA Police STAR Group officers will be ready to intervene should any major incidents occur over the smoking...

$20 Million for Drug Rehabilitation Services in Regional Areas

Drug and alcohol rehabilitation services in South Australia are set to receive a $20 million boost as the Federal Government steps up efforts to deal with the state’s ice epidemic in regional areas. Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt announced additional funding for drug treatment services in identified areas of high need...

Feedback Wanted on Roadside Vegetation Guidelines

Member for Stuart Dan van Holst Pellekaan is encouraging people to have their say on roadside vegetation following on from new temporary guidelines from the Native Vegetation Council. Councils right across the region follow the guidelines when removing native vegetation to maintain safety and visibility along roadsides.  Mr van Holst Pellekaan says...

Man Arrested After Police Pursuit

A man has been arrested following a Police pursuit in Port Augusta last week. Police will allege that about 2.20pm on Thursday a black Holden ute was spotted on Stirling Road. Police briefly pursued the vehicle until the pursuit was stopped due to the excessive speed of the ute. The ute was later...

World's Biggest Comic Comes to Whyalla

Whyalla is bringing The World’s Biggest Comic to the region to get residents talking about mental health and promote community wellbeing. The new public art project will feature a giant, informative comic printed on big panels and spread throughout the city. Project co-ordinator, Richard Parker from Whyalla Suicide Prevention Network says the...

MP Urges People to Shop Local

Member for Stuart Dan van Holst Pellekaan is encouraging people to shop local this Christmas to provide a much-needed boost to the local economy. Mr van Holst Pellekaan said spending money locally was more important than ever before. He says South Australian businesses are facing many challenges at the moment due to...

SA Ag Town of the Year Award Launched

Regional towns in the Mid North will be eligible for the South Australian Ag Town of the Year, which aims to highlight the vital role agriculture plays in regional communities. The award was launched on National Ag Day by Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone during a visit...