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Rural And Regional Energy Projects

Community groups across SA’s regional towns will soon be supported by a new Government program to lower energy costs and support local jobs.   The program, which has been called ‘Powering Communities’ will fund up to 12 projects worth a total of $67,700 across the state. Grants between 5 and 12 thousand dollars...

Port Pirie, Solomontown Drug Bust

Police have arrested three people in their 50’s, following drug searches at Solomontown on Sunday. Port Pirie Patrols executed a warrant at two Solomontown homes with the assistance of a drug dog after police suspected the occupants were involved in growing and selling cannabis. Around 4.5kg of dried cannabis and three cannabis...

Kingfish V. Cuttlefish In Whyalla

Whyalla’s potential kingfish farm is prompting fears for the future of the town’s major tourism drawcards, the cuttlefish population. Clean Seas plans to set up the aquaculture farm at Fitzgerald Bay to meet increased global demand for yellowtail kingfish. The pen which would be created near Point Lowly, is currently home to 247,000...

Yorke Peninsula $24.5 Million Marine Scalefish Reform

Commercial fishers, including those in the Spencer Gulf, will see a change in catch quotas thanks to the South Australian marine scale fishery undergoing a major reform. The reforms which were finalised this week will take effect on July 1st, and offer fishers a tailored quota based on their catching history...

Clare Youth Action Council Propose Outdoor Cinema

At this month’s Clare Valley Council meeting the Clare Youth Action Committee put forward a proposal for the installation of a mobile outdoor cinema. The youth group are hoping to be successful in receiving a grant to purchase an outdoor cinema which will be able to travel around the Clare and...

Port Pirie To Install Permanent Crane On Smelter Site

  Port Pirie lead smelter is set to receive a new permanent addition to the work landscape in the form of a 76-metre-tall crane. The new flat top tower Crane will be installed between the Slag Caster and the Acid Plant and will be used for maintenance on the Slag caster, blast...

Whyalla And Port Augusta Hospitals Boosting 24/7 Security

Following the recent reports of up to 22 nurse assaults at the Whyalla Hospital over just a month, staff safety at hospitals in the Upper Spencer Gulf is set to be boosted with the announcement of new 24/7 on-site security protection services. The incidents which all occurred earlier this year included...

Spencer Gulf And Regions Counterfeit $50 Notes

SAPOL are urging the public and business owners across the region to keep an eye out for fake 50-dollar notes, after a surge in counterfeit money was uncovered across the state. In the last month police have received over 50 reports of counterfeit notes being passed at retail businesses including regional...

Port Augusta And Orroroo New Support Locations For SA Drought Hub

Port Augusta and Orroroo have been named as support locations to South Australia’s new Drought Hub. The hub has been created in the hopes of better preparing farmers for drought, with the Marshall Government contributing 4.4 million dollars to the project. The hub’s headquarters will be located at University of Adelaide’s Roseworthy...

Mid-North Energy Deal Signed

  While visiting the Clare Valley over the weekend, Prime Minister Scott Morrison signed a $1 Billion energy deal with Premier Steven Marshall. The money will go towards building on South Australia's already nation leading renewable energy production, with aims to make power prices cheaper for South Aussies. Minister for Energy and Mining,...

Whyalla Man Arrested For Throwing Rock At Ambulance

A man has been charged in Whyalla, after allegedly damaging an Ambulance on Sunday morning. Just after 9am on Sunday, police attended a call out at the intersection of Forsyth Street and Farrell Street, following reports that a man had thrown a rock through an Ambulance window before walking away. Fortunately, there...