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Port Pirie Smelters Picnic Cancelled

Just a week after Mayor of Port Pirie, Leon Stephens, announced the 2021 Smelters Picnic would be going ahead, the event has now been cancelled. Due to the uncertainty surrounding the sudden Covid lockdown in Melbourne, the risk of a last-minute cancelation later in the year has made it impossible for...

Memorial For Port Augusta Police Officer Today

A much-loved SAPOL Officer, based in Port Augusta will be (has been) remembered and honoured this morning following his passing last month. Due to cultural sensitivities and out of respect for the person and his family we are choosing not to use his name, but acknowledge he was a dear friend...

New Works At The Port Wakefield Road And Balaklava Road Intersection

As part of the Port Wakefield Overpass and Highway Duplication Project, changed traffic arrangements will be in place for Balaklava Road and Port Wakefield Highway from tomorrow. Nightworks will wrap up tonight within the township of Port Wakefield on Phillips Road and Balaklava Road to install signage, relocate barriers and complete...

A Realignment For The Heysen Trail Through Bowman Park

The Port Pirie Regional Council has approved the repositioning of the Heysen Trail, via Crystal Brook and Bowman Park, fixing the issue of walkers going through private land. Council staff have been working with the Friends of the Heysen Trail to find a new route for the walking trail. And a decision...

Part Of Port Germein Jetty Closed Off

The Port Germein Jetty has been partially shut due to significant deterioration of the underwater pylons, posing a risk to public safety.  The District Council of Mount Remarkable has made the call to close off the last 130 metres of the 1.5km jetty, due to the significant risk the jetty could...

What's Happening In The Local Footy Over The Weekend

This weekend in local footy, having both come off the back of losses last weekend, PropRisdon and South Augusta will face off in the SGL at Central Oval tomorrow. Souths will be looking to mark down just their second win of the season. In the YP League, The CMS Crows and...

Ranges Rally Sprint Cancelled Due To Covid Restrictions

The Ranges Rally Sprint event has been cancelled for this weekend due to the closure of the South Australia and Victoria border. The event was supposed to be held on Saturday and Sunday (June 5 and 6) however with so many teams travelling from Victoria as well as other states, event...

$3 Million Grant For Port Broughton and Fisherman Bay's Wastewater System

Barunga West Council are set to receive a grant of 3-million-dollars from the state government to improve wastewater management for Port Broughton and Fisherman Bay. The 3-million-dollar funding commitment will allow upgrades to the current Port Broughton community wastewater management service, located on Arbon Road, as well as expanding the system...

Peterborough To Open New Covid Vaccination Clinic

The Peterborough Hospital has announced they will be opening a Covid vaccination clinic from next Monday. The Yorke and Northern Health Network have advised the new location will be providing the Astra-Zeneca jab for people aged 50 and over. The clinic will be operating every Monday, and bookings are essential. At the current...

Cultana Training In Progress

The Australian Army has informed the Port Augusta Council that they will be undertaking training courses at Cultana Field Training Area between Port Augusta and Whyalla across the next few weeks. The 2100km² Training Area is the Australian Defence Force’s largest training area capable of supporting combined arms exercises. The current training...

A Solution Has Been Presented For Morgan Sawmill

A rescue package has been offered to the Morgan Sawmill in Jamestown to assist with the timber it needs to keep operating. Primary Industries Minister David Basham has allegedly identified enough mature timber that can be harvested from the local Bundaleer forest, which would keep the Sawmill going for 2 years. This...