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Copper Coast Alternative Text for the Visually Impaired

The Copper Coast Council are looking to improve their digital media accessibility for those with who are visually impaired. Council have trialled adding ‘Alternative Text’, to improve overall accessibility to council’s online services for the community. ‘Alternative Text’ describes images and can be used by people with vision impairments who use screen...

$500 Million Invested into Port Augusta

Port Augusta will see $500 million dollars invested into building a hybrid solar and wind farm. Spanish utility Iberdrola has committed to Port Augusta’s Renewable Energy Park, which is being developed by DP Energy. Once completed, the park will be the first hybrid renewable energy plant by DP Energy, as well as...

Whyalla Man Loses His License

A Whyalla Stuart man has lost his licence for a minimum of 12 months after he allegedly registered a blood alcohol reading four times over the legal limit. Earlier this week, a Whyalla police patrol stopped the man for a random breath test. The 42-year-old then returned a blood alcohol reading of...

Clare Valley Communities Continue Their Support

Communities from the Clare Valley and Mid North have continued to support those who have been impacted by bushfires. Bushfires have caused devastation on Kangaroo Island as fires continue to blaze, with local businesses doing their bit to contribute to those affected. MP Leon Bignell requested communications for the island due to...

Port Pirie Man Creates Illegal Artificial Reef

A 48-year-old man from Port Pirie has been fined for attempting to create an artificial reef in the Spencer Gulf. After dumping more than 200 kg of scrap metal into the Gulf, he initially denied any involvement in creating the reef, but after an investigation was carried out the man admitted...

Port Pirie Receives Another Million

The Port Pirie region have received another million dollars in drought-relief funding as part of second round the Federal Government Drought Community Support Initiative. The funding, which was made available to eligible councils for local infrastructure projects and activities, was intended to provide drought relief support for local communities. Some of the...

Yorke Peninsula Spirit Stronger Than Ever

The Yorke Peninsula Council have stated that, “The Yorke Peninsula Spirit is stronger than ever,” after the community has banded together to restore areas affected by the bushfires. Company BlazeAid have coordinated the ‘clean up’ with the restoration projects deemed to be on track by council. Large amounts of burnt out fence...

Clare Valley's Newest Art Instalment

The Clare and Gilbert Valley Council, are inviting artists to submit expressions of interest in creating a sculpture for the Main Street. ‘Blossom the Possum’ is the unofficial mascot of the Clare Valley and as part of the ongoing renewal of the Main Street, the mascot is set to be celebrated...

Whyalla’s 50-Year-Old Peacock Leave a Legacy Behind

The City of Whyalla Council have announced that the Ada Ryan Gardens peacock has passed away. After living in the garden’s precinct for what is predicted as 50 years or more, the bird was considered an icon of the city. A severe joint infection caused paralysis of the foot, which lead to...

Port Augusta Illegal Dumper Fined

Port Augusta Council’s General Inspectors have located illegal dumping on Depot Creek Road. After a thorough investigation, the offender was located and a $1000 expiation and clean up request has been issued. Council are encouraging members of the community to report any incidents of illegal dumping or suspicious loads around the outskirts...

Whyalla Footy Clubs on Board

The clubs of the Whyalla’s Football League are set to unite at the Marsh Cup AFL pre-season match at Bennett Oval, putting aside 100 years of rivalry. The six affiliated clubs of the WFL will come together on March 7th and celebrate the league’s 100th anniversary at the AFL match. The clubs...