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Two Whyalla House Fires Over Long Weekend

On Saturday, police and fire crews responded to reports of a fire at a maisonette in Pickhaver Street in Whyalla Stuart. The house was significantly damaged by fire, but MFS crews were able to prevent the fire from spreading to the adjoining premises. Local crime scene investigators and CIB detectives have identified...

Port Augusta Central Oval Turf Upgrade

Port Augusta’s Central Oval turf upgrade has begun this week. Council have commenced removal of a portion of the existing turf, which will be used at the Stirling North Garden Cemetery among others council sites. Thanks to grant funding of close to $500,000, a contract has been signed with Belair Turf in...

SAPOL Weekend Update

It was a busy few days for SA Police on the roads over the long weekend. On Thursday Police allege they detected a car travelling at 147km/h in a 110km/h zone along Horrocks Pass Road at Winninowie. The 55-year-old man from Wilmington who was driving the car received a $980 on-the-spot fine...

Jamestown Local Creates New Website for Burra

The Burra and Goyder Visitor Information Centre have announced the launch of the new 'Visit Burra" website designed by Jamestown local Tracey Dewell. The website will provide a new and improved format to access information about businesses in the Goyder region, along with upcoming events of interest. Events such as the Annual...

Port Pirie Council Staff in Leadership Roles

Port Pirie Council staff Lynne Walden and Jeff Adams have moved into Leadership roles within the Regional Council. Due to a wealth of financial and managerial experience Lynne will join Council’s leadership team as the Director of Corporate & Community. Council Chief Executive Officer Peter Ackland described Lynne’s management style as one...

Clare Valley Event Funding Closing Tomorrow

Applications for the Clare & Gilbert Valley Council’s ‘Events Program Funding’ close tomorrow. $30,000 worth of funding has been budgeted to provide financial support for new and profitable events in the community to help boost tourism. Criteria for submissions vary across the New, Regional and Hallmark event categories. Council’s Director for Development &...

Peterborough Showcases Nation-First Meter Trial

Peterborough is the first place in the Southern Hemisphere to take part in a ground-breaking water metre trial in conjunction with SA Water. After an Australian Resident in his 70’s raised concerns, the SA Water team began investigating new ways to help elderly customers keep an eye on their water usage. During...

Nature Play SA Hits the Arid Lands

Port Augusta's Arid Lands Botanic Gardens will host Nature Play SA's newest Festival these school holidays. With a quarter of Aussie kids overweight and 70% of children aged 2 to 17 not meeting physical activity guidelines, the organisation aims to empower parents, educators & the community on how to integrate ‘Nature...

Whyalla Child Protection Recruitment

Professionals in Whyalla and Port Augusta who have qualifications in Nursing, Teaching, Child Counselling and Education could now be eligible for vacancies within the department for Child Protection. A 'broadening of qualifications' initiative has been introduced by the government, which allows the department to recruit people with similar qualifications to fill...

Jetty Strategic Plan Benefits Yorke Peninsula

The Yorke Peninsula will benefit from the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure’s state-wide ‘Jetties Strategic Plan’. The strategy will review existing jetty infrastructures, including those at Moonta, Wallaroo, Port Broughton, Port Pirie and Port Germain. A long-term management plan will be created in an effort to guide future infrastructure investment decisions. The...