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Circus Workshop Rolls into Town

A Circus Workshop has ‘rolled up’ to Port Augusta this week, as part of a school holiday program run by SA Circus Centre. The workshops will take place tomorrow at Central Oval across both a morning and afternoon session, with participants focusing on developing a variety of fundamentals in various circus...

Whyalla’s Waste Management’s New Look

Whyalla locals will soon see a new model of waste management following the upcoming closure of the Mount Laura Landfill. Council’s decision to award a ten-year contract to Veolia Environmental Services was made after an extensive tender process and accompanied by a $250,000 grant from the State Government through Green Industries...

Regional Fuel Prices Soar

Member for Frome Geoff Brock believes there is “No relief in sight,” as rural residents continue to be disadvantaged by escalating fuel prices. Mr Brock’s attempts to achieve fuel subsidies for regional motorists, while also introducing an amendment to Fair Trading (Fuel Price Information) in Parliament were both defeated. He said, “People...

Police Seek Man Who Robbed an Elderly Woman

Port Augusta Police are seeking information from the local community after a woman was robbed of her handbag. Just before 3pm on Monday 6 July, a woman aged in her 60's was walking along Jervois Street under the Augusta Highway underpass, when she was approached by a man from behind. The man...

Grants Open for Yorke Peninsula Locals

Applications are now open for Yorke Peninsula locals to apply for the 2020/21 Yorke Peninsula Council Community Grants Scheme. Local ‘not for profit’ community groups and organisations will be able to take of advantage of the scheme, which is offering a total of $100,000. It expected that the funding will support the...

Whyalla’s Ada Ryan Gardens Light’s Up

Whyalla’s Ada Ryan Gardens ‘lights up’ thanks to the latest upgrades currently being installed by local contractors. Powerful in-ground lighting is now featured along the main paths, catching the eye of early-morning walkers and those visiting the gardens at dusk. Council have stated that “Once the project is complete all lights will...

Port Augusta’s Annual Business Plan and Budget Endorsed

Elected members at Port Augusta City Council have endorsed the city’s Annual Business Plan and Budget at a recent meeting. Council said, “The plan focusses on maintaining services and facilities for the community whilst continuing progress towards the long-term sustainability of the Council’s financial performance and position.” According to Mayor Brett Benbow,...

Mid North Drug Operation Busted

Two regional police areas have joined forces to smash a drug operation in Port Broughton. Police from the Yorke Mid North Local Service Area searched a house in Port Broughton, after they had received information from their counterparts in the Barossa Local Service Area that drugs were being grown at the...

SA’s Fishing Future Builds

South Australia’s Blue Crab and Rock Lobster fishers could see a more sustainable future for their industries, following a new commercial fishing management plan which has come into effect. Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone said the two revised plans will see fishers make short term sacrifices to...

Port Pirie Anchor’s Up

 It has been announced by Port Pirie Regional Council that the John Pirie Anchor will be relocated to John Pirie Secondary School as part of an exciting heritage project. The collaboration between the school and Council, will provide students of the school with a sense of identity and connection with the...

Aggravated Robbery in Whyalla

Police are investigating an aggravated robbery at a Whyalla service station over the weekend, where a female attendant was injured. A man entered the service station on McRitchie Crescent, Whyalla Stuart at approximately 8pm on Saturday armed with a pair of scissors.  He threatened the attendant and stole money before leaving. During the...