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SA Tourism Awards Now Open

Local tourism operators are encouraged to nominate for the 2019 South Australian Tourism Awards. The South Australian Tourism Awards showcase the State's finest tourism businesses, celebrating those who have demonstrated outstanding achievements and success throughout the year. The program allows entrants to highlight their success and be rewarded with improved business planning,...

CuttleFest Becoming Bigger and Better

Whyalla’s CuttleFest continues to grow with some exciting new features on the table for 2019. Along with an increase in supervised tours from the Stony Point cuttlefish aggregation site, there will be an inaugural opening ceremony on June 1 at the Whyalla foreshore. The City of Whyalla is working with several departments...

SIMEC's New Mobile Harbour Crane

SIMEC’s Whyalla Port has further increased its third‐party cargo capabilities, with the installation of a new, state‐of‐the‐art mobile harbour crane. The impressive machinery replaces the long‐serving stockbridge, significantly improving the port’s reliability and productivity through increased capability and cycle times. SIMEC Mining Executive Managing Director, Matt Reed, says the new crane is...

Annual Tree Allocation for Locals

Barunga West’s Annual Tree Allocation has been set for mid-May with the council encouraging locals to take advantage of the scheme and plant native trees. The Barunga West Council will provide 3 native trees or shrubs to residential property owners or 5 to rural property owners free of charge. Planting native species...

ANZAC Day Services Across the Region

ANZAC Day services will take place from dawn right across the region tomorrow, commemorating the commitment and sacrifice of those who served in the First World War. On the Yorke Peninsula services will be taking place in Kadina, Moonta, Wallaroo and Paskeville. In the Goyder Region those wishing to attend a service...

Wirrabara Grants Open

The District Council of Mount Remarkable are offering grants to community organisations who positively impact the town of Wirrabara. The Wirrabara Community Grant Scheme has been established by Council to invest funds from the NBN tower lease payment to support non-profit community groups. The fund is aimed at providing community groups and...

Easter Road Toll Climbs

Three people have died over the Easter Long Weekend, bringing the state’s road toll to 39. Just after 1am on Friday two B-Doubles trucks collided on the Augusta Highway at Miranda. Sadly, both drivers a 31-year-old man from the Port Augusta area and a 35-year-old man from Campbelltown both died at the...

Election Candidates to Pledge Their Cases

Candidates vying for the seat of Grey in the Federal Election will have the opportunity outline their vision and priorities for the Upper Spencer Gulf at a forum on 1st May. The forum will be hosted at Central Oval by the Spencer Gulf Cities of Port Pirie, Whyalla and Port Augusta...

Whyalla Mayor Recognised

Whyalla Mayor Clare McLaughlin has been recognised by Local Government Association President Sam Telfer at the association's six-monthly conference. In his President’s Report, Mr Telfer commented on the strength of leadership being shown by women like Mayor McLaughlin and the 19 other recently-elected female mayors in South Australia. Mayor McLaughlin says it...

Quolls Expanding in Flinders Ranges

Populations of reintroduced western-quolls and brush-tailed possums at Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park have defied expectations and continued to expand. The fledgling populations have weathered two of the driest years recorded for the region and come through with flying colours. Department for Environment and Water spokesperson Robert Brandle said initial fears that populations...

Funding for Wardang Island

Wardang Island, just off the west coast of the Yorke Peninsula is to be rejuvenated, providing economic, recreational and cultural opportunities for Aboriginal people. $2.6 million of Federal funding has been secured for demolition of dilapidated buildings and the construction of accommodation and new facilities for the Indigenous Rangers on the...