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CALLING ALL YORKE PENINSULA ARTISTS

Yorke Peninsula Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from professional artists/teams of artists for mural installations in Stansbury, Yorketown, Coobowie and Edithburgh as part of the Southern Yorke Peninsula Water Tower/Tank Mural Trail.  The council are asking artists to develop a submission relevant to the towns, with community consultation taking place to reflect the...

MAJOR ROAD UPGRADE IN WHYALLA

Essington Lewis Avenue upgrades are underway in Whyalla. The project is aiming to improve safety & increase parking capacity near the Whyalla Hospital. In addition to the increase in available parking, the works will also improve storm water management and median irrigation, which will reduce flooding issues on Wood Terrace.  Locals will notice...

MINISTERS WEIGH IN ON PORT PIRIE FISHING BAN

David Basham and Dan van Holst Pellekaan met with Mayor of the Port Pirie Regional Council Leon Stephens yesterday to discuss the ban on fishing in the Port Pirie area. In September a ban was brought in following concerns about heavy metal contamination in the Port Pirie water ways, which has...

FUNDING FOR PORT AUGUSTA AMBULANCE SERVICES

Port Augusta is set to benefit from an upgraded Ambulance station. The announcement was made as part of the State Governments $42.8m health package which aims to improve healthcare, and provide a jobs boost for local communities. The announcement will be welcomed by locals, with the hospital one of the most relied upon in regional...

A BETTER BRIDGE FOR BURRA

An upgrade to the Barrier Highway bridge at Burra is a step closer, following a funding announcement by the State Government. As part of the $40m in funding to improve Jetties & Bridges across the state, $20m has been allocated to repair or upgrade bridges. The Government made the announcement on the weekend, with...

TWO DRIVERS IN BIG TROUBLE

Earlier this week, 2 drivers have been nabbed by SAPOL and issued with expiation notices for high range speeding offences.  Crystal Brook police clocked a Holden Sedan at 168km/h in a 110km/h speed zone on the Augusta Highway. A search of the vehicle is alleged to have located cannabis, methamphetamine and other drug paraphernalia. The driver,...

ANOTHER FESTIVE EVENT BITES THE DUST

The Port Broughton Christmas Pageant is the latest local event to have to cancel its plans in a testing year impacted by COVID-19. Joining other similar events that have pressed the pause button, the Port Broughton Progress Association, in consultation withCouncil, announced the difficult decision not to proceed with the 2020 Pageant had been...

THE LATEST ON THE JOY BALUCH BRIDGE DUPLICATION

Today & tomorrow is a chance for locals to get eyes on the final designs for the Joy Baluch Bridge duplication project. Artist impressions will be on show, and the team for the Port Wakefield to Port Augusta (PW2PA) Alliance will be in attendance to provide the most up to date information...

WILL FORMER LOCAL FOOTY PLAYERS BE ON THE MOVE IN THE AFL TRADE/DRAFT PERIOD?

Some former locals could feature in the AFL Trade/Draft period in 2020. Following stellar seasons in the SANFL with North Adelaide, will former Crystal Brook Rooster players (and brothers), be headed to the AFL? Campbell Combe won the SANFL "Magarey Medal" while younger brother Will won the "Breakthrough Player Award" potentially putting them on the...

NEW FURRY RESIDENTS IN ROXBY DOWNS

 9 Bilbies have been released at the Arid Recovery facility in Roxby Downs as part of a wildlife diversity project. General Manager of the facility, Katherine Tuft, said the introduction went fairly smoothly. 5 females and 4 males were caught on Thistle Island, before being relocated and placed in existing burrows. The release of the Bilbies...

WHYALLA’S NEW ‘HOME GROWN’ HYDROGEN SUPPLY

Whyalla is set to become the first regional centre to benefit from South Australia's new Hydrogen plant. Company BOC is planning to soon supply industrial customers in the Steel City with the product, generated at the new "Hydrogen Park" at the Tonsley Innovation District in Adelaide.  The new Adelaide-based hydrogen supply chain will replace current tube...