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Workers Sent Home as Contractor Files for Insolvency

Workers at the $480 million Lincoln Gap wind farm near Port Augusta have been sent home after International contractor Senvion filed for self-administration proceedings. The company is reportedly entering a restructuring plan after talks with lenders failed. Nexif Energy, who own the site, is still committed to completing the project and are...

Hummocks/Barunga Ranges Brighter Futures Funding Closing Soon

Applications close this week for small towns to secure funding through the Hummocks/Barunga Ranges Brighter Futures Projects Small towns in the Mid North can secure grants of up to $2,000 The trial is run through the Barunga West Council, Port Pirie Regional Council, Wakefield Regional Council and Northern Areas Council. It aims to...

Volunteer Grants Funding Regional Clubs

Organisations across the region will benefit from over $30,000 in Federal Volunteer Grants. Sporting clubs including the Quorn Cricket Club, Port Broughton Combined Sporting Clubs and the Port Pirie and Districts Hockey Association will all receive funding for equipment and clubroom upgrades. Gladstone Community Development and Tourism Association, will receive $2,500 for...

Yorketown Airstrip Seals in Federal Funding

The Yorketown Airstrip will undergo a facelift after scoring over $300,000 in Federal funding. The Yorke Peninsula Council received the grant through the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program that provides funding for upgrades to remote airstrips in isolated outback communities. The program aims to enhance the safety and accessibility of aerodromes in remote...

Whyalla Oval Resurfacing Works Underway

Whyalla’s Memorial Oval is being resurfaced to rejuvenate the playing field which is expected to cause disruptions to local football and schools in the area. Council workers will be working around the clock to scalp the existing grass and lay 300 tonnes of top dressing to create a more even playing...

Native Vegetation Needs to Stay

Farmers across the Mid North and Yorke Peninsula are being warned to take care not to remove valuable native vegetation when clearing paddocks. Natural Resources Northern and Yorke says farmers could un-lock land that’s previously been regarded as non-arable. Native vegetation plays a vital role in the health and prosperity of South...

Wallaroo Shores' Link Road Open

Wallaroo Shores’ Link Road will officially open on Wednesday next week, with the general public welcome to a walk-through.   The opening marks the early stages of the $200 million Wallaroo Shores tourism and residential development. More than 1000 fulltime jobs will be created during construction, with the total employment expected to...

Upper Spencer Gulf Mayors Canberra Push

The Upper Spencer Gulf Mayors have travelled to Canberra to push a commitment from political parties, Ministers and Senators for a range of support for the Upper Spencer Gulf Region. Mayors from Port Augusta, Port Pirie and Whyalla are asking for investment into strategic port, air and road infrastructure among their...

Burra's Potential Gold Mine

New exploration technology has led to a breakthrough in Burra, with the discovery of potential new copper targets. The find will not only help boost copper target assessment in the area but widen the potential to discover larger regional iron oxide copper gold depositions in the Mid North. Ausmex Mining Managing Director,...

Celebrate Our Local Volunteers

Locals are encouraged to recognise our state’s outstanding volunteers, as nominations for the 2019 South Australian Volunteer Awards are now open. Three awards are presented annually to recognise the volunteering achievements of individuals, businesses and community projects from across the state. SA has one of the most dedicated volunteering communities in the...

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...