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Free Workshops To Help Small Businesses Prepare For Natural Disasters

Rural Business Support’s Business Readiness Program is helping 135 small rural and regional South Australian businesses to be better prepared to withstand and survive natural disaster events. The project includes 27 free workshops across SA, with participants also receiving a half hour telephone consultation at a later date. The workshops will...

South Australian Company To Build Whyalla Jetty

Image: Design for Whyalla's jetty, provided by Whyalla City Council. Construction of Whyalla’s innovative new jetty is one step closer, with South Australian company Maritime Constructions being appointed as the builder. Whyalla City Council CEO Chris Cowley says “Maritime Constructions ticks all the boxes for a project that has been proudly managed...

Port Augusta Jetty Closures

Port Augusta’s Westside Jetty has been closed in response to a routine condition assessment. The inspection, undertaken by specialist marine engineering company Magryn Consulting, at the request of the Port Augusta City Council was conducted on the Wharf and Westside Jetty. The Jetty was closed last Friday and will remain closed until such...

Changes To Ceres Wind Farm On YP

The developers behind the Ceres wind farm project have lodged changes to their previous Development Approval that would see fewer, but larger, turbines. The wind farm, located near Ardrossan, is set to be the largest in South Australia and delivering an estimated 600MW of  electricity to metropolitan Adelaide. The Development Approval previously...

Whyalla Revegetation Group Receives Grant

The Whyalla Revegetation Group are among twelve community groups in South Australia who have been awarded environmental grants of up to $10,000. The grants, developed by Conservation SA and the Department for Environment and Water, aim to deliver climate-related projects and address local sustainability issues in the community. Conservation SA Chief Executive...

Bird Lake Project Information Session Tonight

An Information session regarding the rehabilitation of Bird Lake will be held tonight between 5:30 and 7:30 at the Central Augusta Football and Community Club. The project, jointly funded by the Port Augusta Council and South Australian Government, seeks to revitalise the site and reduce the potential for the trademark odours of the lake bed...

Community Garden Committee Looking For Members

Wakefield Regional Council is inviting people to play a leading role in shaping the region’s first community garden.   All those interested are urged to come along to an information session hosted by Council in Balaklava.   This will be an informal session to discuss the project and form its management committee.   The committee will be a...

Road Works In Kadina This Week

Road closures are scheduled in Kadina this week as Stage 2 of the CBD’s Redevelopment Project continues. The project has been ongoing since 2014, following a community survey that identified the community’s interests in improving aging and disability infrastructure, pedestrian movements and safety, traffic flow, as well as shade and general amenities. The current...

Methamphetamine Uncovered After Crash At Yunta

Police uncovered a quantity of methamphetamine in a crashed vehicle at Yunta last Friday night. Patrols from Peterborough and Orroroo attended a single vehicle rollover on the Barrier Highway just south of Yunta about 7.15pm on Friday 15 February. The female driver was taken to the Peterborough Hospital for treatment, in a...

Port Augusta City Council Meetings To Be Live Streamed

Port Augusta City Council has announced that they will be now live streaming their meetings. After a hotly contested vote last Tuesday, the resulting 5-4 vote outcome saw the motioned carried. Some councillors raised concern that the move may cause less people to witness the meetings in person. One councillor suggested that the...

Road Closure In Clare

Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council will address a section of Victoria Road in Clare which has a history of flooding heavy rainfall. Part of the road will be closed to carry out fundamental stormwater pipe upgrades to futureproof the road during significant rain events. The passage of road to be affected will...