Local News

Port Pirie CBD Rejuvenation

As part of the CBD Rejuvenation the Port Pirie Regional Council are happy to announce that the first four of 13 palms have been planted along Florence Street. The mature palms (all male, to avoid issues with seed pods) were chosen due to their drought and weather tolerance and their...

Sandbagging the Whyalla Foreshore

The Whyalla City Council have announced their foreshore sandbagging project is set to commence from May 8th to fill 300 large sandbags to be stacked two high along the foreshore  seawall. The stacked bags will be starting from the Beach Café, through to the bottom of Roberts Terrace. Once laid, they...

Camo returns to the Cultana Training Area

A series of routine training exercises are set to be undertaken in the Cultana Training area from Sunday April 30th, through until Friday May 26th. As such, the ADF have advised to expect increased Defence force traffic throughout the area during the training period, as troops and vehicles arrive and depart...

Arrium/OneSteel update

Arrium & OneSteel have issued a press release, providing an update on the new wash plants. "Arrium and its local contracting partners are continuing to make excellent progress on the construction of new wash plants at Arrium’s mining operations.  The project – which provides a $25 million boost for the local...

Port Augusta Races abandoned

Unfortunately for the Port Augusta Racing Club, and those wanting a great day out, the Westside Traders Race Day (which had been rescheduled to Thursday April 27 after a 'washout' on Sunday April 23rd) has now been officially abandoned due to persistent rain. The Club, while disappointed, look forward to...

LATEST ROAD CLOSURES

Several roads around the region have either closed, or, remain closed due to the wet weather. One of the more important bypasses, Yorkeys Crossing, is one of the roads impacted. You can find the latest information here; https://www.dpti.sa.gov.au/OutbackRoads

Yorkeys Crossing closed due to weather conditions

The Department of Planning, Transport and infrastructure advises residents that Yorkeys Crossing is closed due to weather conditions. Those wishing to use the crossing are advised to find an alternate route. Other roads affected due to the wet conditions include, Iron Knob to Hilbata, Tea Tree to Yunta and Roads in the...

War Graves section to be upgraded at Port Pirie Cemetery

Port Pirie Regional Council is about to commence first stage works on the War Graves section of the Port Pirie Cemetery in April 2017. The works are stages over a period of time to complete and will be finished in 2018. The works are part of a master plan for maintaining all...

Taylors Wine awarded 2016 Wine of the Year

Clare Valley winery Taylors Wines has been presented the top prize by the World Association of Wine Writers and Journalists for its 2012 St Andrews Shiraz. The Shiraz was awarded the 2016 Wine of the Year award which is recognised across the world. The Shiraz was released in 2014 and has tallied...

Residents from across the region are invited to attend a ICE forum

Eastern Ranges Football & Netball Club in conjunction with the Cleve and Districts Mental Health and Wellbeing Group are holding an ICE forum next Friday April 28. The Whyalla Ripples Support group will be presenting the forum to increase awareness of the effects of ICE and support that is available for...