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Booborowie Bridge Replacement Takes Shape

Goyder Regional Council are continuing works on the Booborowie Bridge replacement project, as things start to take shape. So far, the demolition of existing structure has been completed, as well as the construction of both wing and retaining walls.    Further installations will be completed over the next six weeks, along with...

New Campaign for Clare

Following the COVID-19 restrictions which caused South Australia's tourism industry to grind to a halt, one of the biggest drawcards in our region, the Clare Valley have launched a new campaign to welcome tourists back. 'We've Missed You. Welcome'. The campaign, with an accompanying video, features Clare Valley locals who haven't...

Port Pirie’s Toxic Creek

The Environment Protection Authority have launched action against Nyrstar Port Pirie alleging serious environmental harm, following an acid spill. In documents filed with the court this week, the EPA claims, “The company polluted the environment by discharging, or failing to prevent the discharge of, approximately 700 litres of sulphuric acid from...

Woman 61km Over the Limit While Drink Driving

A woman has been arrested after being caught speeding and drink-driving at Cadney Park in the State’s far north yesterday. Police will allege that patrols detected a Nissan SUV travelling at 171 in a 110 zone. When police stopped the car the driver, a 33-year-old Mimili woman underwent a breath test...

Electronic Border Process for SA

People wishing to enter South Australia will soon be able to apply for pre-approval prior to reaching the borders. The online form launched today as part of new measures to streamline processes and provide more certainty for cross border travellers. The application form can be accessed online and it is anticipated that...

Access to Whyalla’s Wetland Improved

Whyalla Council has recently undertaken some capital works at the Jim Pollock Whyalla Wetlands to provide better and safer access to the facility. A slip lane has been constructed to ensure motorists travelling east along the Lincoln Highway are able to safely pull out of the 80km highway zone as they...

Dog Registrations Due for Locals

Port Pirie Regional Council are one of many councils reminding dog owners to renew registrations for their furry friends. Locals are encouraged to complete the registration or renewal of their pet via Dogs and Cats Online however, residents without internet access are welcome to pay at Council’s Administration Centre in Ellen Street. Council...

Port Augusta’s Spilt Municipality Detrimental

Splitting Port Augusta across two different state electorates would be detrimental, according to Port Augusta City Council CEO John Banks. The Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission recently travelled to Port Augusta to hear from interested persons and groups in relation to district boundary changes which have been proposed due to a decline...

Port Augusta Ready to Race

Port Augusta Racing Club is gearing up for the return of the 2020 Port Augusta Cup this weekend. Lucky locals who wish to attend the event, must pre-purchase tickets, with only 1,000 on offer for members, owners, sponsors, adults and children. Spectator attendance at the Cup has been given the all clear,...

Copper Coast’s Community Exhibitions

The Copper Coast will see community art exhibitions across July and August, as part of the South Australian Living Artists Festival. Copper Coast Council and the Copper Coast Art Group are hosting the exhibitions, with the theme of 'Once Upon A Time'. Painters across the region are being called upon to exhibit...

Drink Drivers Caught

Three drivers were caught allegedly drink driving over the weekend across the region. On Friday, police stopped, a 26-year-old unlicensed man from Port Augusta for a mobile driver test.  He returned a positive result of 0.261 and was arrested and charged with drink driving and driving disqualified. The driver was refused police...