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Brock Gets Answers to Freight Vessel Crew Movement

Member for Frome Geoff Brock has concerns about crew movement from freight vessels docking in regional ports, following a question asked in State Parliament this week. Mr Brock has asked for assurances for regional communities regarding overseas freight vessels berthing in Port Pirie, as well as restricting crews from mingling with...

Port Augusta’s Anzac Day Celebrations Cancelled

The Port Augusta RSL Sub-Branch have advised that, in consultation with the RSL SA State Branch, all local activities for ANZAC Day 2020 have been cancelled, due to the Coronavirus. Any one person who wishes to lay a wreath at the War Memorial in Gladstone Square can do so at any...

Closure of Wineries in South Australia – New COVID-19 Direction

To reduce the spread of the Coronavirus within South Australia the State Coordinator has made a direction to restrict wineries with cellar doors and restaurants attached to them. All wineries, cellar doors and restaurants located at wineries in South Australia have been directed to close and cease the sale of food...

Two Men Arrested at Port Pirie

Two Port Pirie men will face court after they were arrested for causing a disturbance at a local shopping center after they were refused entry. Earlier this week, police patrols were called to a shopping complex following reports of two men causing a disturbance outside a supermarket. Port Pirie police spoke to...

$120 Million in Funding for SA Regional Roads

The Spencer Gulf will benefit from $120 million dollars in funding, after it was identified that South Australia’s regional road network required maintenance. RAA’s Senior Manager for Safety and Infrastructure Charles Mountain said, “The funding allocation for critical regional routes will save lives, create jobs and help transport efficiency.’’ The Stuart Highway...

Coronavirus Case on the Yorke Peninsula

The YP times have confirmed that there is a case of the Coronavirus on the Yorke Peninsula, after a resident contracted the virus on the Ruby Princess cruise ship. It has been reported that the Kadina man has been in self-quarantine ever since returning from the cruise, only travelling to the...

Man Arrested in Kadina

A man has been arrested following an assault and theft in Kadina. Just after 9.30 pm on Friday the 13th of March, a man was at residence in Kadina, when he and another man who was known to him, had a verbal altercation.  The victim was then struck in the head with...

Limitations to Surgical Treatment Across the State - New COVID-19 Direction

To reduce the spread of the Coronavirus within South Australia, the State Coordinator has made a direction under the Emergency Management Act to limit surgery to emergency surgery only. The direction stipulates that the only surgical treatment that may be performed in the State of South Australia will be determined based...

Oz Minerals Carrapateena Ahead of Schedule

South Australia’s Oz Minerals Carrapateena copper mine is ahead of schedule despite the global Coronavirus outbreak. Production has not been impacted at both mines at this stage based on current operating conditions. Oz Minerals began processing the first concentrate from its Carrapateena copper and gold mine in December and is expected to...

Whyalla’s Black Spot Program Upgrades

Whyalla City Council has advised motorists and residents that the city’s Black Spot Program upgrades are nearing completion. The Black Spot Program is an Australian Government initiative that directly targets improvements to the safety of roadways with proven crash history or that are high risks locations. Multiple intersections were identified by the...

Isolation Following Diagnosis or Close Contact

SAPOL have stated that locals must follow directions to isolate and segregate themselves from other people if they are diagnosed with the Cornoanvirus. To reduce the spread of the virus within South Australia; State Coordinator - Commissioner of Police Grant Stevens, has made a direction under the Emergency Management Act highlighting...