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Caravan Parks Turn to Essential Bookings Only

In response to the Prime Minister’s announcement on March 24th, regarding restrictions around non-essential domestic travel, Yorke Peninsula Council Holiday Parks, are adjusting their services. Parks will only remain open to provide an ‘essential’ service to those in need, with the appropriate safety precautions in place. As per the Government guidelines –...

The Clare Valley Will Benefit from a $1 Million Dollar Grant

The Clare Valley wine region is set to benefit from a $1 million dollar grant through the South Australian Wine Industry Development Scheme. Applications for grants of up to $200,000 are available to assist with the economic growth of the wine industry, which has been hit hard by recent bushfires, smoke...

UPDATE on How Regional South Australia Can Combat the Coronavirus

Following Coronavirus detection in regional south Australia, Yorke and Northern Local Health Network Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery, Michael Eades has provided details on how to be tested and hence prevent the virus from spreading in regional communities. Across the Yorke and Northern Local Health Network, one of the key...

Local Hospitality Businesses Saved

The Marshall Liberal Government have announced, that South Australian cafes, restaurants, small bars and local clubs will be able to temporarily sell takeaway liquor under measures aimed at supporting the hospitality sector. Attorney-General, Vickie Chapman said the Government was keen to support those businesses who were experiencing, or will experience, a...

Port Pirie’s Nyrstar Prosecuted  

The Environment Protection Authority is prosecuting Nyrstar Port Pirie for what has been quoted as ‘causing serious environmental harm’. Between January 31st and the 3rd February in 2019 the complaint claims, “The company polluted the environment by discharging, or failing to prevent the discharge of, approximately 700 litres of sulphuric acid...

Regional Roads Reminder to Stay Safe

The RAA have reported a surge in regional road fatalities, in what has been quoted as ‘the worst start to a year since 2013’ according to police records. In the Spencer Gulf has seen multiple fatalities in 2020, with the most recent occurring on Horrocks Highway on March 12th, another occurred...

SAPOL Guide for South Australian Travellers

To assist in reducing the spread of the Coronavirus within South Australia, restrictions have been placed on the movement of travellers into the state of South Australia. The State Coordinator, Commissioner Stevens has made a direction which applies to all people who arrive in South Australia from outside of the state. Travellers...

Regional Jobs Emerge Amid Coronavirus Restrictions

More than 200 jobs are set to emerge in the state’s Mid North thanks to Pirie Meats new Abattoir. The new abattoir is set to be built near Warnertown, with CEO Reg Smyth, recently visited the site with Hon Geoff Brock and Mayor Leon Stephens to observe the milestone collection of...

Online Coronavirus Training

Heath Care workers in the Spencer Gulf will now have access to online training to assist in combating the Coronavirus. The Australian Department of Health are offering health care workers across all sectors, access to the online training that has been designed to cover the fundamentals of infection prevention and control...

New Whyalla Water Main will Improve Customer Supply

The City of Whyalla will benefit from a $137 million dollar investment thanks to SA water, with close to 640 meters of new water main pipes set to be installed. Up to 375,000 meters of water mains will be refurbished across South Australia, with the Whyalla project replacing pipes along Duncan...

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...