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Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council hold draft budget

The Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council has voted to let the draft budget sit until July before community members can provide feedback. The Council says they are reluctant to provide the public with a document that may need to be amended, as they are still waiting for confirmation of some elements. The...

New Whyalla Tourism Focus Group launches

A group of Whyalla hoteliers will soon be recognised at the Whyalla Tourism Focus Group. The group has been active in the community since 2016, and has contributed to tourism in the region. The group has worked with the Whyalla City Council to improve tourism, and likely influenced the Council’s decision to...

Pichi Richi Marathon this Sunday

The Gulf and Ranges Pichi Richi Marathon will be taking place this Sunday, between Port Augusta and Quorn. There are five different legs of the marathon, including the full marathon starting at the Standpipe Golf Motor Inn in Port Augusta, and ending at Quorn Oval. There is also a half marathon run...

Martins Well Station sets new pastoral record

Martins Well Station in the Flinders Ranges has set a new South Australian pastoral record, selling at almost $6 million. The property is located 90 kilometres north-east of Hawker and totals 105,000 hectares. MF Jebsen Group purchased the property, which features an extensive water supply, including 16 bores, two wells and a...

Upper Spencer Gulf taking advantage of opportunities in Defence

A jam-packed meeting of Upper Spencer Gulf Mayors saw the leaders of the three cities progress a range of issues, including preparation of a regional transport infrastructure strategy to opportunities for joint procurement and landuse planning, growth of defence industries and preparation for hosting a number of statewide and national...

NBN Committee holding public hearing in Port Augusta

The NBN Committee is hosting a public hearing in Port Augusta on Monday. The committee has invited local organisations and interstate politicians to the hearing, which will allow them to see how the NBN rollout is progressing, and receive feedback. Senator Griff says many of the NBN issues that have been reported...

KordaMentha dealing exclusively with Arrium bidder

Arrium administrator KordaMentha is reported to be dealing exclusively with the Korean consortium on the sale of Arrium and the Whyalla steel mill, despite GFG Alliance proposing a revised bid for the assets. KordaMentha have been in communications with the Korean consortium, headed by Newlake Alliance Management and JB Asset Management,...

Infrastructure grants available for shared fabrication spaces

The South Australian Government is offering up to $300,000 in grants to establish community based spaces for people to share skills, and design and prototype new ideas in a ‘makerspace’. Green Industries SA is seeking to partner with organisations interested in establishing shared fabrication spaces, or ‘makerspaces’. These spaces are open access...

Port Pirie Rural Women’s Gathering Leadership Bursary

Port Pirie women are invited to apply for the Port Pirie Rural Women’s Gathering Leadership Bursary. Grants between $500 and $2000 are available to successful applicants. The bursary will support women through their studies and development of leadership qualifications and skills. Every year the Rural Women’s Gathering brings together women from various demographics...

Speed limit to stay on Joy Baluch AM Bridge

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure has no plans to further increase the speed limit on the Joy Baluch AM Bridge in Port Augusta. The speed limit was initially decreased from 60 kilometres per hour to 25 kilometres per hour, to provide a safer road for pedestrians. The speed on the...