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Easter Road Toll Climbs

Three people have died over the Easter Long Weekend, bringing the state’s road toll to 39. Just after 1am on Friday two B-Doubles trucks collided on the Augusta Highway at Miranda. Sadly, both drivers a 31-year-old man from the Port Augusta area and a 35-year-old man from Campbelltown both died at the...

Election Candidates to Pledge Their Cases

Candidates vying for the seat of Grey in the Federal Election will have the opportunity outline their vision and priorities for the Upper Spencer Gulf at a forum on 1st May. The forum will be hosted at Central Oval by the Spencer Gulf Cities of Port Pirie, Whyalla and Port Augusta...

Whyalla Mayor Recognised

Whyalla Mayor Clare McLaughlin has been recognised by Local Government Association President Sam Telfer at the association's six-monthly conference. In his President’s Report, Mr Telfer commented on the strength of leadership being shown by women like Mayor McLaughlin and the 19 other recently-elected female mayors in South Australia. Mayor McLaughlin says it...

Quolls Expanding in Flinders Ranges

Populations of reintroduced western-quolls and brush-tailed possums at Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park have defied expectations and continued to expand. The fledgling populations have weathered two of the driest years recorded for the region and come through with flying colours. Department for Environment and Water spokesperson Robert Brandle said initial fears that populations...

Funding for Wardang Island

Wardang Island, just off the west coast of the Yorke Peninsula is to be rejuvenated, providing economic, recreational and cultural opportunities for Aboriginal people. $2.6 million of Federal funding has been secured for demolition of dilapidated buildings and the construction of accommodation and new facilities for the Indigenous Rangers on the...

UneARTh Festival Set to Stun

Whyalla’s award winning uneARTh Festival kicks off tomorrow with headliners Thirsty Merc expecting to draw massive crowds to the Ada Ryan Gardens. Proudly initiated by the City of Whyalla in 2017, uneARTh has taken off to be one of the premiere regional events in South Australia. Last year’s event attracted more than...

SA Water's Community Grants Open

Local groups and organisations are invited to apply for up to $10,000 funding through SA Water's 2019 Community Partnerships Program. Last year SA Water sponsored 17 different groups including a Port Augusta community organisation to deliver a hair hygiene and nit treatment program for local children. SA Water's Community Partnerships Program supports...

Be Prepared for Bushfires Over the Break

The CFS is reminding holiday travellers to continue to Look and Listen for news of bushfires over the break. Above average temperatures and drier than normal weather means the risk for bushfires is still very high and several districts may have Total Fire Ban declarations at some point over the long...

Update: Clare Bushfire

The CFS says the threat from a bushfire inthe Clare Valley has reduced, however people in the area are reminded to stay vigilant. About 30 trucks and four waterbombing aircraft were brought in to help contain the fire that started yesterday afternoon south-west of Clare. More than 300 hectares of land was...

Coastal Protection Grants Now Open

Councils across the Yorke Peninsula and Spencer Gulf can now apply for coast protection grants from the Coast Protection Board. Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs says the grants will fund projects that help protect and conserve South Australia’s coastline. Coast Protection Board says the grants are for projects that address...

Proposed Speed Limit Changes Around Clare

The Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council is seeking community input on proposed changes to speed limits around the council area. Several requests have been received in relation to a speed limit change on Benbournie Road and Kurrang Avenue, Armagh where there is currently no speed limit signage. Council has been contacted by...