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Ryan Mitchell Swim Centre Community Consultation Response

Community consultation on proposed upgrades to the Ryan Mitchell Swim Centre saw a positive response from the Port Augusta community. Mayor Brett Benbow says the recent survey was a great example of why Council tries to include the community in decisions. Mayor Benbow says, these upgrades are to improve access for our...

Crazy Weather Set To Arrive Today Across The Region

A flood watch has been issued for the Flinders Ranges, Eyre Peninsula, and Parts of the North West and North East Pastoral Districts. An upper-level low pressure system and associated surface trough is developing over the west of the State and is expected to move slowly eastwards over the next few...

The Bluff Lookout Draws Big Visitor Numbers

The new Bluff Lookout in Wirrabara Forest has exceeded expectations for visitor numbers in its first three months since opening. The District Council of Mount Remarkable has been monitoring traffic to the new site since it opened in September and recorded over 3000 vehicles travelling to the Bluff; equating to around 40...

Yorketown Man Arrested For Driving Offences and Drug Possession

Police have arrested a man in Yorketown for drug possession and driving offences. About 3pm on Tuesday (January 18), Yorketown Police located a man they wished to speak to in relation to previous incidents. Subsequent enquiries led police to a nearby address associated with the man where they located seventeen Cannabis plants. The...

Nyrstar Smelter And GFG Operations Employ Covid Plans

Port Pirie Smelter Company, Nyrstar, has recently put an emergency response plan in place after some of its workers tested positive for Covid. Rapid Antigen testing had been carried out within the smelter prior to the outbreak, and the company are working closely with SA Health to contain the case numbers. The...

Fraser Ellis Cut From Liberal Party In Lead Up To State Election

The Liberal Party has formally cut ties with former Member for Narungga, Fraser Ellis, after opting to run another candidate in the upcoming election. Liberal Party state director, Sascha Meldrum, confirmed the move on Tuesday announcing nominations for Narungga will be open until noon next Monday, but did not elaborate on...

Port Pirie Mayor Stephens Wins Fishing Competition Against Ceduna

Mayor Leon Stephens has claimed victory for Port Pirie in an unofficial fishing competition with Ceduna. Mayor Stephens and Trevor "Boof" Grenfell, former Port Pirie resident and current manager of the Ceduna Foreshore Hotel Motel, started the rivalry with the challenge to see who could catch a bigger tuna. Mr Stephens says...

Joy Baluch Bridge On Track For April Opening

The new stretch of the Joy Baluch AM Bridge Duplication is still on track to be opened in April, remaining on-time despite the pandemic. The $200 million project hit some major milestones recently, with construction linking he whole bridge together nearing completion as well as reconfiguration of the old bridge getting...

Most Affordable Suburbs In The State Found Within Our Region

Seven suburbs within the region have recently been listed as the top ten cheapest for real estate opportunities across the state. Port Pirie West and Solomontown were ranked second and third respectively for the most affordable spots to live, with median house prices of $133 thousand and $135 thousand respectively. According to...

Geoff Brock Calls For Further Support For Regional Businesses

The introduction of cash grants as well as liquor licence waivers and payroll tax deferrals have designed to assist the region’s hospitality, tourism and fitness industry through Covid. However, Member for Frome, Geoff Brock, says more support is required for regional businesses to weather the storm. In a letter, the Mr Brock...