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New Biosecurity Measures for Wine Regions

The State Government is providing $75,000 towards a nation-leading project which will see South Australian vineyard biosecurity launched into a new digital era. The development of a Digital Biosecurity Platform will provide real-time data on vineyards in places like the Clare Valley to enhance responses to devastating diseases and pests. Minister for...

Historic Sites in the Spotlight

Historic sites across the region will be hotspots for history buffs as South Australia’s History Festival kicks off at the end of the month. Whyalla will host nine of the 14 events on the Eyre Peninsula as a part of a statewide celebration of our heritage. Other events will take place on...

New Abattoir for Port Pirie

Port Pirie is set to be home to a new $60 million abattoir, bringing over 215 direct jobs to the region. Pirie Meats will build SA’s only multi-species dedicated service-processing facility to generate new business opportunities and regional employment. Construction on the facility at Warnertown is planned to commence mid-year with the...

Fight To Widen Spring Creek Bridge

The Mount Remarkable Council is continuing the fight to widen the Spring Creek Bridge. In February the council had written to the Minister for Transport and Local Government Stephan Knoll requesting a review of the width of the bridge for safety concerns. Minister Knoll responded, advising that the Department of Planning, Transport...

Paramedic Shortage Makes it to Court

Regional ambulance volunteers are carrying the load from a state-wide paramedic shortage as the Ambulance Employees Association launches legal action against the State Government. The ambulance union has announced it had launched legal action in an attempt to get nearly 400 extra staff. They say they are chronically understaffed with just 300...

New CCTV for Port Pirie

Improving community safety is high on the Port Pirie Council’s agenda with an extensive CCTV project about to get underway. Twenty new cameras will be installed at locations around Port Pirie, including the CBD, Flinders View Park, Woodward Park and more. New sites will have cameras installed while replacement cameras will be...

Youth Arrested over Break-ins

A local teenager has been arrested and has faced court over recent break-ins at Port Augusta. Police allege that between Friday and Sunday, a house on Holder Avenue was broken into and property was stolen. The same offender is alleged to have attempted to break into another house in the area. Following an...

Whyalla Transformation Plan on Track

Whyalla Liberty Primary Steel Teams are making headway and continue to progress in bringing its exciting Whyalla Transformation Program to life. Liberty Primary Steel representatives are currently in Italy working on early design elements for the new Whyalla Rail and Heavy Structural Mill.  Work has begun on the ground in Whyalla, providing...

Public Defibrillators for Whyalla OTR

The OTRGive program returns to the region this week with the new OTR Whyalla McRitchie teaming up with St John Ambulance to install a public access defibrillator. This will be the 17th defibrillator installed at similar sites across the region, providing lifesaving resources to the community. The OTRGive program donates back to...

Moonta Town Hall Amenities Upgraded

The Copper Coast Council has upgraded the Moonta Town Hall Toilets to ensure community spaces are inclusive for use by all. The Council’s move was in line with the Disability Discrimination Act to improve access in public space. The new toilets are predominately for Town Hall users, hirers, cinema goers and art...

Solar to the Homes in Barunga West

The Barunga West Council will establish a Community Power Network following the success of the program in Port Pirie. The council will partner with Cool or Cosy using the same framework to allow residents to install an entry level solar panel system to their home. They are aiming to commence the scheme...