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Port Pirie Offer Rate Assistance

Port Pirie Regional Council are offering residents rates assistance to support those impacted by the Coronavirus. Council have endorsed an initial three-month period of no fines and no interest on rates payments from the 31st of March until June 30th. Debt collection will also be suspended during this period, with Council committed...

Whyalla Fights Vandalism

Whyalla’s newly developed $400,000 Norton Park PumpTrack, has been hit by vandalism. Whyalla Council are continuing the fight against vandalism and crime in the city, with Project Manager Sam Bourne disappointed by the act. Mr Bourne believes, “The vandalism appears to have been carried out by children, and that is particularly disappointing,...

Mural in Clare Brings Joy

The Clare Valley is bursting with colour, thanks to Adelaide Artist Jack Fran’s newest project! Mr Fran has created a colourful new mural on the southern wall of the old Millers building on the corner of Gleeson Street and Main North Road, with a design inspired by the regions infamous vineyards. As...

Whyalla City Council Adapts

Whyalla City Council has established a COVID-19 Response Team in an effort to assist Council in navigating these unprecedented times. Due to Australian Government restrictions, Council has closed and modified various services with the Response Team monitoring local services to ensure the cities compliance with ever changing regulations. Local events, the leisure...

Business SA Welcomes $10k for Businesses

With many businesses across the Spencer Gulf affected by the Coronavirus, a $10,000 dollar cash payment from the State Government will be welcomed. Many businesses in the retail and hospitality sectors, have had to close their doors due to the governments restrictions but bills do not stop. The $10,000 cash payment is...

Yorke Peninsula Council Meetings Live Streamed

Yorke Peninsula Council are now offering locals access to council meetings online. Due to public gathering restrictions put in place by the government all meetings will now take place online to ensure the safety of all involved. Council’s latest meeting took place online last week, with both Mayor Darren Braund and CEO...

Uni Hub Spencer Gulf Numbers Double

Uni Hub Spencer Gulf has been deemed a success as student enrolments have doubled in just one year. 24 students were enrolled across five degrees at Port Pirie in 2019, with 51 students now studying across both Port Pirie and Port Augusta campuses. Uni Hub chair Brenton Vanstone has said “The increase...

Pursuit with Stolen Car in the Mid North

Police have arrested a man following a pursuit with a stolen car in the Mid North over the long weekend. On Monday police received information that the driver of a white Ford station wagon failed to pay for fuel at a service station on the Augusta Highway at Snowtown. Checks on the...

SIMEC Mining Increases Whyalla Trucking

The city of Whyalla will see increased trucking activity as SIMEC Mining initiates a three‐month iron ore trucking campaign to meet customer demand while awaiting repairs to rail facilities. 135,000 tonnes lump iron ore will be transported, as SIMEC Mining moves the minerals from its Iron Baron mine to Whyalla via...

Uni Hub Spencer Gulf Port Pirie Student Shines

Local Port Pirie student Rebecca Balmer has received a Letter of Merit from CQ University for her outstanding level of achievement in her first year of study at the Uni Hub Spencer Gulf. Rebecca received a High Distinction for Psychology for Everyday Life along with the letter acknowledging her high level...

Mistaken Invasive Weed Sold in Ardrossan

It has been alleged that a highly invasive weed, has been mistakenly sold as a plant in Ardrossan across the past three months. The Salvinia weed had been growing in a local store’s indoor pond. It has been reported that pieces of the plant were broken off and sold to customers,...