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Port Pirie Students Share Christmas Love

Students from Port Pirie’s St Mark’s College are once again supporting the Share the Dignity’s “It’s in the Bag” campaign, which helps women and girls Australia, who are experiencing homelessness or poverty this Christmas. Students successfully donated 60 bags to the campaign last year, which went directly to women in surrounding...

Whyalla Jetty’s Unique Design is Taking Shape

The Whyalla Jetty’s unique design is taking shape, with nearly 50 piles being driven into the sea bed this week. Whyalla Council have stated that the jetty will be 165m in length, which is 38m longer than it’s previous, with the looped design starting approximately 60 metres off the breakwater. Concrete planks...

Road Toll Reaches Over 100 after Augusta Highway Crash

Tragically the South Australian road toll has increased after a crash on the Augusta Highway. An 86-year-old man from Nelshaby, has died in hospital, after he was involved in a crash on the Augusta Highway at Napperby on the 22nd of November. Emergency services were called to Augusta Highway just after 10am...

Smart Farms Small Grants Now Open

The ‘Smart Farms Small Grants’ applications are now open. The grant which aims to provide individuals and organisations involved in farming, fishing and forestry with funding for projects, that will assist in developing sustainable agriculture. The funding is expected to deliver more sustainable, productive and profitable food, fibre and forestry businesses, as...

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...