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Whyalla Council's Final Round of Community Grants

The latest round of Whyalla Council’s Community Grants has given much-needed funds to three community organisations in need. The Whyalla Bowling Club, Whyalla Players Inc and the Rotary Club of Whyalla have all shared in almost $14,000 in the final round of grants for this financial year. Mayor Clare McLaughlin is encouraging...

Alarming Increase In Cyclists Breaking The Law

New police figures show that cyclists are breaking road rules and putting both themselves and other road users at risk, with the biggest offence issued last year for failing to wear a helmet. The annual number of cycling traffic offences has increased by 60 percent, from 6285 to over 10,000 in...

Three Drug Drivers Caught In Port Pirie

Port Pirie Police detected drugs in the systems of two women and one man in the past 24 hours. A 27-year-old woman tested positive to methamphetamine, she was also issued an on the spot fine for driving unregistered and had her car impounded. Her 4-year-old son was also in the vehicle at...

Teenager Speeding Along RM Williams Way

A teenager was caught speeding along RM Williams Way near Bundaleer North on Thursday afternoon reaching speeds of over 150km/h. The 18-year-old P-plater was travelling between Spalding and Jamestown when police clocked the Ford Falcon going 56km/h over the limit.  The Clare man's licence has been suspended for six months, he also received...

Port Pirie West Primary School Oval Open For Shared Use

Port Pirie West Primary School Oval’s use has extended beyond school activities. A joint agreement between Port Pirie Regional Council and the Minister of Education, on behalf of Port Pirie West Primiary School, has enabled community access to the oval. While Port Pirie West Primary School has priority use of the oval...

Local Football Set To Heat Up This Weekend

Local football is on this weekend, a number of top of the tables matches are set to heat up the competition. For the Yorke Peninsula Football, top of the ladder Paskerville face off on home turf against 2nd place Moonta. Similarly, for Northern Areas Football, Crystal Brook have the advantage of a...

Changeroom upgrade.

Port Broughton Combined Sporting Club has scored $350,000 in funding from the state government’s Grassroots Football, Cricket and Netball Facility Program. The dollar-for-dollar injection puts a huge dent in the $700,000 changeroom upgrade. Broughton Mundoora Football Club treasurer, Belinda Burt said, “The main aim is to get a unisex facility which includes...

Water Tank On Empty

One of the two water tanks in Whyalla has been completely drained as SA Water begin maintenance on the container. In a planned execution, SA Water allowed the tank to reach a low level, before pumping the rest into another tank that remains online. Approximately 50 contractors will work on concrete rehabilitation,...

The Central Oval Upgrade

The Central Oval will get a makeover in the coming months due to a successful grant application from the Port Augusta City Council (PACC). The oval has been a playing hazard with a number of blemishes that have worsened due to high temperatures and limited rainfall during Summer. Mayor Brett Benbow says...

Speed Limit Stays Unchanged In Clare

After almost four months of deliberation, the Clare and Gilbert Valleys Councillors have voted to keep the speed limits on Benbournie Road and Kurrang Avenue in Armagh the same. A number of residents had first raised the issue in February, detailing that there had been several near misses along the stretch...

Taller Wind Turbines For DP Energy Park

Residents in Port Augusta and Stirling North have voiced their concerns over the new development to the DP Energy Park. The development will see the turbines increased in height from 150-metres to 185-metres, but will also reduce the number of turbines from 59 to 50. Residents are complaining about not only the...