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Upper Spencer Gulf Election Priorities

The three Upper Spencer Gulf Mayors have revealed five priorities they are taking to the forthcoming Federal election. Port Pirie Mayor Leon Stephens, Whyalla Mayor Clare McLaughlin and Port Augusta Mayor Brett Benbow are seeking commitment from candidates vying for the seat of Grey on a number of topics. The Mayors note...

Investment into SA Beef

$7.5 million will be invested into South Australia’s red meat sector in a bid to grow productivity in the industry and further strengthen biosecurity. This new State Government investment will focus on technology adoption, vital infrastructure for growth and measures to enhance biosecurity in the red meat industry. Minister for Primary Industries...

Man Arrested for Drug Trafficking

A man has been arrested for drug trafficking following a cannabis seizure in Whyalla. Police attended a Whyalla home on Monday after receiving information about cannabis being grown at the property. Police searched the home and located 23 cannabis plants, 6kg of dried cannabis, cannabis seeds and other drug paraphernalia. A 55-year-old Whyalla...

Construction on Kadina Solar Farm Could Commence Soon

Work on a 5.95MW solar farm in Kadina could begin next month. The 13-acre solar farm has been approved by the Copper Coast Council and will comprise of more than 15,000 solar panels and will link to the SA Power Networks Kadina East substation. Redmud Green Energy is waiting on SA Power...

Three People Caught Drug Trafficking

Three people have been arrested for drug trafficking in Port Augusta early this morning. At 3am police stopped a car on Victoria Parade. A search of the vehicle uncovered a large amount of crystallized substance as well as a quantity of steroids and drug paraphernalia. Forensic testing will be undertaken to determine the...

Key Projects for Whyalla

Twelve projects in Whyalla have been revealed as the council seeks feedback from the local community. The Whyalla Council were on hand at the Whyalla Public Library last week to reveal details of the projects and invite discussions and questions from the public. The projects presented included the new jetty, Bennett Oval...

Gaming Convention Returns to The YP

After the success of last year’s inaugural event, YorKon is back again this April. The Yorke Peninsula Council has again partnered with Team AvCon and the Copper Coast Table Top Gamers, as well as welcoming new partner Retrospekt, in hosting the YorKon Gaming Convention. This year’s event will have more games, activities...

Information Sessions on Bridge Duplication

A community information session on the Joy Baluch AM Bridge Duplication Project will be hosted at the start of April. The Joy Baluch Bridge is an important link in the National Land Transport network in Port Augusta, providing access across the Spencer Gulf. The $200 million duplication of the bridge will improve...

Flinders and Peterborough Councils Eligible for Funding

Peterborough and the Flinders Ranges Councils are now eligible for $1 million in funding through the Drought Communities Program. The two councils have been added to the 13 councils in Grey already eligible under the program. Funding under the Drought Communities Programme is available to eligible councils for local infrastructure projects and...

Projects Funded in The Yorke and Mid North

Eight projects from the Yorke and Mid North Region were awarded a total of $669,410 under the Building Better Regions Fund. The grants approved for Yorke and Mid North projects range from new community facilities, marine safety, youth volunteering and town branding. The events and strategic tourism projects will add value for...

Submissions Closing for FANDOM Exhibition

Submissions close tomorrow for the Port Pirie Regional Gallery’s FANDOM exhibition. Locals, sporting clubs and community groups can submit their unique sporting memorabilia as a reflection of our sporting culture in Australia and the strong history of sporting culture unique to Port Pire. FANDOM will be held in conjunction with the 2019...