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Port Augusta’s Failed Solar Thermal Project Revived

South Australian company 1414 Degrees, have big plans for Port Augusta's abandoned Aurora Solar Tower Project. The thermal energy storage company is set to acquire SolarReserve Australia, which owns the Aurora Solar Energy Project following a $2 million dollar deal. The company are set to build up to 400 megawatts of solar...

650 Tonnes of Whyalla Steel Will Assist in New Whyalla School

The Whyalla Steel Mill is set to provide the structural steelwork required to build the city’s new $100 million dollar school, creating jobs and boosting the local economy. Up to $3.5 million dollars set to be injected into local industries for the supply and installation of 650 tonnes of steel, that...

Yorke and Mid North Police Warn Locals of Thefts

Over the last two weeks, a series of thefts have been reported in the Yorke Mid North Local Service Area, prompting police to remind the community to secure their valuables. Superintendent Damian Powell has stated that while there is nothing that suggests the incidents were linked, there were some factors in...

Council Supports Snowtown Childcare Centre

Wakefield Regional Council has backed plans for a Childcare Centre in Snowtown Primary School with $15,000 worth of funding. The funding initiative comes after Council conducted a region-wide study last year, which reinforced the gap in childcare services across the region. Wakefield Mayor Rodney Reid has stated that, “Providing services to assist...

Mayors and Premier Commit to Upper Spencer Gulf

The Mayors and CEO’s of the Whyalla, Port Pirie and Port Augusta Councils have met with the Premier, Steven Marshall as The Spencer Gulf Cities continue to strengthen their relationship with the South Australian Government. The quarterly meeting follows the Premier’s commitment to meet with the civic leaders, in an effort...

Community Food Truck Funded in Hawker

A new $76,000 mobile food truck in Hawker was made possible thanks to community fundraising along with the federal government's Community Benefit Program. The government initiative, which funds projects in communities such as Kimba and Hawker; both of which are shortlisted sites for a national nuclear waste management facility, aims to...

A Whyalla Retiree Wins 1.6 Million Dollars

A retired Whyalla man has walked away with 1.6 million dollars yesterday, after a Keno lottery win. The Whyalla local, who wishes to remain anonymous and has expressed he couldn’t fathom the news. When asked how he plans to enjoy his 1.6-million-dollar prize, the man confessed he had his eyes on a...

$10,000 Project Captures Hearts in Port Pirie

A $10,000 project involving Port Pirie Regional Council and Crystal Brook Kindergarten has captured the communities’ heart. The Footpath Project ‘Bringing Our Learners Together’ was proposed by five-year-old Emily Noonan and aims to bring aged care residents and kindergarten children together. After fortnightly visits, the kindergarten has forged a strong connection with...

Yorke Mid North Police Urge Locals to Secure Their Plates

Police in the Yorke Mid North Local Service Area are urging the community to consider the security of their motor vehicle’s number plates after two thefts were reported. Police recommended motorists consider using one-way screws, noting that registration plate thefts can be easily be prevented. Police have stated that number plates are...

Whyalla’s Child Care Centre’s Public Consultation

The city of Whyalla are conducting public consultation on Child Care Centre policies, fees and charges. The review is conducted as part of the Education and Care Service National Regulations and asks locals to consider and comment on: Cancelling child care Collection of children – habitual lateness Enrolment of children Child Care Centre fee polices Consultation...

Port Augusta Racing Upgrade

Several projects are underway at the Port Augusta Racing Club, thanks to MADEC in conjunction with the Work for the Dole Scheme, with participants assisting with many of the works on-site. A viewing platform in front of both the Historic Grandstand and Public Bar, a second tier of paving in front...