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Local Footy is back this weekend

The 2018 Spencer Gulf and Northern Areas football leagues commence this weekend. This season there will be fifteen rounds, with teams playing everyone three times each. In the Spencer Gulf League, Under 15’s will kick off every game day, and the Grand Final will go from being one of the last in...

UNESCO Plans for Bight

Newly released documents from BP’s plans for drilling in the Great Australian Bight have resulted in a push by The Greens for the area to receive UNESCO World Herritage Classification, similar to that of the Great Barrier Reef. Image Via Google Maps The BP plans, which had been submitted to regulatory agency...

Waste Education in Port Pirie

The Port Pirie Regional Council and ‘Keep South Australia Beautiful’ initiative have banded together to put on a fun exhibition and information session about waste and recycling. The free Waste Education event will be held at the Port Pirie Library on Monday from 12pm to 5pm, and again on Tuesday from...

Auburn Cemetery Update.

Despite the Clare and Gilbert Valley Council offering a 10,000 dollar reward for information leading to the apprehension and conviction of those responsible for the Auburn Cemetery vandalism, which occurred late last year no in roads have been made by Clare Police. Image Via SAPOL Council have made the decision with...

Port Pirie Council Solar Project

Port Pirie Regional Council have issued an update on the very popular Community Solar Project.In 2017, residents were asked to apply to be a part of new solar initiative that would see group buyer power provide cheap solar for the local community. Next week Council will meet with Andy Chambers from Seed Consulting Services who...

Upgrades forecast for the Middleback Arts Centre

  Whyalla’s Middleback Theatre looks to be in line for a major upgrade. Country Arts SA CEO Steven Saffell announced the proposal while unveiling a local art display at the theatre. He stated that the facility, now over 30 years old, wasn’t “meeting the needs of 21st century audiences.” Currently the theatre’s foyer...

OZ Minerals strike mining deal

OZ Minerals have struck a deal with Downer EDI over the Carrapateena copper-gold mine, awarding the company a $660 million contract to provide mining services at the site. The contract is set to commence this July, with Downer looking after construction and operational procedures at the mine until 2025. Downer CEO Grant...

New Mayor welcomed

Yesterday, Port Pirie's new CEO was welcomed with a Mayoral Reception. Mr Peter Ackland commenced in his new position as CEO on Monday 16. The Mayoral Reception, held at the Council Administration Centre involved an introduction ed to Elected Members, Directors and community representatives. Mr Ackland has worked in Local Government in...

Funding boost for Flinders Ranges

The Flinders Ranges is set to benefit from a cut of $4million worth of community grants being distributed throughout the region. Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan announced the grants as part of the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility Community Benefit Program, which will help fund 45 community projects...

Generator stolen from council

Whyalla City Council are seeking assistance to recover a stolen generator. The portable Yamaha generator, valued at over $2000 and belonging to the City of Whyalla’s Youth Advisory Committee, was taken from the Whyalla Unearth Festival over the Easter long weekend. It was first reported missing when council staff attended the...