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Whyalla Maritime Museum 30th Anniversary

The Whyalla Maritime Museum will mark it’s 30th anniversary this week with a huge celebration planned for the weekend. Former Maritime Museum Curator, Paul Mazourek who was the prime architect of the museum’s redevelopment in 2002 says the facility is rated among the best maritime museums in Australia. Visitor Centre manager Teresa...

Radioactive Waste Site Ballot Postponed

The selection for the preferred site in South Australia for the national radioactive waste dump will be delayed until next year. The Federal Government is still deciding between the two sites near Kimba and Hawker to store the low-level radioactive waste. Local community votes were delayed after the Barngarla Determinations Aboriginal Corporation...

Peterborough Water Main Upgrades

Works have commenced on upgrades to over 900 metres of water mains in Peterborough as a part of SA Water’s continued efforts to reduce the impact of water main breaks on customers. New pipes are being installed along Wright Street, George Street, King Street and Buxton Crescent as a part of...

Motor Accident Commission Set to Close

The State Government has announced that they will close the Motor Accident Commission but the RAA is warning that the move could negatively affect the states improved road safety. The MAC will shut in July next year, with SA Police and other agencies picking up the Commissions duties, saving the Government...

Farmers Face Delays on Copper Coast Highway

Farmers and truckies could face delays travelling through Kadina this harvest season due to roadworks on the Copper Coast Highway. The highway is blocked off between the roundabouts for westbound traffic with the works expected to be finished by mid-December. Farmers have said that the works are a major inconvenience as it...

BHP Renews RFDS Partnership

BHP Olympic Dam has renewed its partnership with the Royal Flying Doctor Service and its central operations in a deal worth $300,000 over three years. The contribution will help the service to provide care and much needed service to South Australian communities. Olympic Dam Asset President Laura Tyler says they’ve been operating...

Three Arrested Over Shopping Centre Assault

Two men and a woman have been arrested following an altercation at a Whyalla shopping centre. Police were called to the Westlands Shopping Centre on Thursday afternoon after reports that a group of people were fighting. A man had attempted to mediate a minor disturbance between two men and was allegedly assaulted. Police...

Suspicious House Fire in Port Augusta

Police are currently investigating a suspicious fire in Port Augusta. Just before 8pm on Sunday night, police patrols and fire crews were called to an unoccupied house fire in Parker Court. The fire was contained to a front room and crews were able to extinguish the blaze. The damage is estimated to be...

Mentors Allocated to Drought Affected Farmers

Eight Family and Business Support mentors have been appointed across drought-affected areas of upper Eyre Peninsula, Mid and Upper North, and the pastoral areas. South Australian farmers, their families and regional businesses impacted by drought are being encouraged to reach out and speak with the mentors. Minister for Primary Industries and Regional...

Whyalla's New Waste Management Facility

Whyalla is on track to have a state-of-the-art waste transfer system next year, following the city’s decision to award a ten-year contract to Veolia Environmental Services for waste management and disposal in Whyalla. Veolia was awarded the waste management contract and has since won a $250,000 grant from the State Government...

Port Augusta Locals Save Lives by Donating Blood

The Australian Red Cross Blood Service has thanked the Port Augusta community for helping save the lives of 270 Australians. 90 residents, including nine first-timers, donated blood or plasma at the Port Augusta Mobile Blood Donor Centre when it passed through in September. A spokesperson from the The Red Cross Blood Service...