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Pirie’s Blood Lead Levels Could be Reduced

  Port Pirie’s new street sweeping program hopes to see a reduction in blood lead levels.   Port Pirie Regional Council have embarked on a partnered with TLAP, to trial new cleaning equipment which will be used on gutters and footpaths in the CBD and in areas of higher lead contamination.    The new cleaning...

Rural Business Support on the Way

Support is on the way for rural businesses in Port Augusta, Jamestown and Kadina. Company ‘Rural Business Support’ are hosting information sessions which will not only cover drought response and the industry impacts of COVID 19 but also connect primary producers and small businesses with a range of support services, including...

Wirrabara’s Southern Flinders Precinct Info Session a Success

Wirrabara’s sold out ‘Southern Flinders Precinct’ Information Session has been considered a success. The session, which took place earlier this week, saw multiple guest speakers discuss the Parks 2025 project, which has been described as the new adventure-based tourism destination for South Australia. Experts believe the project has the potential to become...

Copper Coast Creatives Showcased

The Wallaroo Silo Light Show is making a return, with submissions now open for the Copper Coast creatives to become a part of the festivities. The Show will launch later this year commencing after sunset and aims to celebrate the Copper Coast’s unique history and also local artists, who will be...

Whyalla’s Domestic Violence Safety Hubs Fast Tracked

Whyalla’s new Domestic Violence Safety Hub has been fast tracked to open in December, thanks to a boost in funding. The Federal Government have injected $2.4 million dollars to offer financial assistance for women experiencing domestic abuse, as well as additional funding to operate a state-first dedicated 24/7 men’s domestic violence...

Still Time for Crystal Brook Locals to Have Their Say

Crystal Brook locals can still have their say on the city’s final chosen mural design if they get in quick. Artists James Dodd and Jessica Taylor believe, “It is critical that the mural celebrates both the region’s agricultural and colonial history, in a way that can be positively and constructively unpacked.” Port...

Whyalla City Council Revises Rates

Whyalla City Council has taken community feedback into consideration, by implementing a revised rate rise. The revised rate of 2.4% will enable Council to sustainably fund the budget which, “equates to an average of $30 per annum, or just over 50 cents per week for the average residential property,” according to...

Clare’s 'Gonna Group' Looks for Volunteers

The Clare Valley’s ‘Gonna Group’ are seeking like minded individuals who are able to volunteer their time for the benefit of the community. Local men between the age of 18 and 55 are encouraged to join the group who aim to assist the elderly in the wider Clare Valley region with...

Port Augusta’s Teenage Crime Spree

Four Port Augusta teenagers have faced court after being arrested for two separate incidents.   The first incident involved two teenage boys who allegedly stole a car and set it alight. Police were called to the dry Salt Lake next to Tassie Street after reports of a car on fire. The fire...

Regional Tourism Voucher on Offer

With hot spots like Innes National Park and Marion Bay, more South Australians will be heading to the Yorke Peninsula, thanks to a new voucher scheme from the government. In an effort to support local tourism, the South Australian Tourism Commission will provide $50 vouchers to spend on regional accommodation, boosting...