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Numerous Energy Benefits for Whyalla

GFG Alliance is yet again delivering benefits to the Whyalla community – this time through job opportunities and solar energy savings with SIMEC Energy Australia (SEA) and ZEN Energy. With construction of the Cultana Solar Farm getting closer, SEA and the project’s contract partner Shanghai Electric have 350 positions on offer. Roles...

Upper Spencer Gulf Renewables Focus at State Conference

The transformation of the Upper Spencer Gulf as a renewable energy powerhouse has taken centre stage, with a major conference in Adelaide dedicated to the region. The “Spencer Gulf Renewable Energy Conference” featured presentations from renewable energy companies, market analysts, the Port Pirie, Port Augusta and Whyalla Councils and the South...

Clare Family Wins Big

A family in the Clare Valley are the new owners of over $1 million after they took out the division one prize in the X Lotto last week. “I could not believe it when I saw the numbers yesterday!” the winner said. “My son then checked the numbers online and confirmed that...

Two Port Pirie Locals Drink and Drug Driving

Two motorists were caught drink and drug driving last week within an hour of each other on Port Pirie roads. A 49-year-old Port Pirie woman was issued with an instant six-month loss of licence after she blew 0.091, almost double the limit. The other driver, a 51-year-old man also from Pirie, allegedly...

Driver More Than Three Times Over Limit

A 32-year-old man will front court after he allegedly tested positive to a blood alcohol reading in Roxby Downs earlier this week.  Just after 3pm on Wednesday 14 August, Police were conducting a driver testing station on Olympic Way, when they stopped a Toyota sedan and breath tested the driver. He returned...

Final Four Stops for Travelling Light Show 

It’s the final weekend to see IlluminART’s Traveling Light as they wrap up their SALA projection art tour. The show has been touring the state this month projecting artworks onto silos, landmarks and community halls in various towns. Tonight, residents of Wallaroo have the chance to see the show before it moves...

The Whyalla Show this Weekend

Whyalla residents will be treated to the annual Whyalla Show this weekend as Jubilee Park is taken over. This years show includes stilt walkers, the Griffini jugglers, the drumming monkeys plus a new feature to the show.  The comedian known as the Beautiful Bogan, Marc Ryan will be headlining the first ever...

Port Pirie Solar Farm Opens

Port Pirie residents will be the first to reap the benefits of the new solar farm that was opened off Abattoirs Road. It’s been two years in the making with developers Renew Power Group meeting with Pirie Blocks Road land owners in 2017. While its official opening was this week, it has...

Upper Spencer Gulf Leaders Visit Oz Minerals Carrapateena

The Mayors and Council CEO’s of the Upper Spencer Gulf recently had a day trip to the Oz Minerals Carrapateena copper-gold project, some 160km north of Port Augusta.  Whyalla Mayor Clare McLaughlin and CEO Chris Cowley, Port Augusta Mayor Brett Benbow and CEO John Banks and Port Pirie Mayor Leon Stephens...

Trafigura Could Restart the Sinter Plant

The much talked about lead smelter in Port Pirie could restart the sinter plant in coming weeks because of other disruptions.  The smelter had an unplanned closure earlier this year when the blast furnace had a steam eruption and the TSL furnace had a gas duct failure.  The plant reopened in July,...