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Regional Growth Fund Applications Brought Forward

The Marshall Liberal Government have announced that the third round of funding available under the Regional Growth Fund has been brought forward, with applications now open. The fund was created in an effort to help provide economic stimulus to our regions in the wake of devastating bushfires, drought and ongoing impacts...

UPDATE on Business Closures in the Spencer Gulf

The Spencer Gulf have closed businesses across the region following the Australian Government’s restrictions on social gatherings through the closure of non-essential services. In Port Augusta this affects various venues such as Central Oval, The Institute and Lea Theatres, as well as the Barracks and Ryan Mitchell Swimming Pool.   In Port...

Coronavirus Testing Clinics to Open in the Mid North

More Coronavirus testing clinics are set to open in the state’s Mid North. According to Member for Frome Geoff Brock’s office, a drive through clinic will open in Port Pirie in the coming weeks. It has been suggested that the clinic will be located inside the ambulance bay of Port...

Copper Coast Libraries Entertain Children Online

Yesterday the Yorke Peninsula’s Kadina Library initiated its first Online Children’s Session. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday parents will be able to access free online sessions, that incorporate storytelling, singing, musical instruments and movement tailored for children over a variety of ages. Children’s Co-Ordinator at the library Wendy Hutchinson will be running...

Whyalla Major Returns A Negative Test

Whyalla Mayor Clare McLaughlin has returned a negative result, after being tested for Coronavirus. Senator Rex Patrick met with Mayor McLaughlin and Acting CEO Kristen Clark, on March the 14th to discuss issues relating to airport screening, security and funding. After Senator Patrick visited the city, he later discovered that he had...

Port Pirie Driver Faces Court

A Port Pirie man will face court after he was detected drink driving at Port Augusta West. Far North patrols stopped a Ford Laser on the Eyre Highway for the purpose of driver testing. As police approached the vehicle, they observed seven occupants inside the sedan with a 4-year-old boy lying on...

SA Water Remind Locals to Use Toilet Paper Only

SA Water have released a statement reminding locals to only flush toilet paper and no other products. SA Water’s General Manager of Customers, Strategy and Innovation Anna Jackson said, “In the current situation we’re all in, we understand people are trying to conserve their toilet paper use and are perhaps starting...

Australian Government Restricts Services

The Australian Government have released a statement restricting social gatherings through the closure of non-essential services. Premiers and Chief Ministers have agreed to implement new Stage 1 restrictions on social gatherings, which are set to be reviewed on a monthly basis. Australians should expect these measures to be in place for at...

Rex Airlines Cuts Services to Regional Areas

Rex Airlines have announced that following an emergency board meeting the company will shut down its expansive Regular Public Transport air services, unless the Federal and State Governments are willing to underwrite the losses. Rex’s Deputy Chairman, the Hon John Sharp AM said, “Rex is supportive of the strong measures taken...

Goyder Highway Improvements

Member for Frome Geoff Brock has announced that improvements are set to be made to the Goyder Highway, between Crystal Brook and the Horrock’s Highway. Mr Brock began campaigning for road improvements in 2017, after the speed limit on this road was reduced to 100 kmph from 110 kmph as part...

Qantas Limits Flights to Whyalla

Whyalla Airport will see one flight per day available for locals, as Qantas reduces its available flights. Flights from Whyalla to Adelaide will depart Whyalla at 11:20am, arriving in Adelaide at 12:10pm. Flights from Adelaide to Whyalla will depart Adelaide at 10:00am, arriving in Whyalla at 10:50am. These changes will take effect as...