Local News

Funding for Wardang Island

Wardang Island, just off the west coast of the Yorke Peninsula is to be rejuvenated, providing economic, recreational and cultural opportunities for Aboriginal people. $2.6 million of Federal funding has been secured for demolition of dilapidated buildings and the construction of accommodation and new facilities for the Indigenous Rangers on the...

UneARTh Festival Set to Stun

Whyalla’s award winning uneARTh Festival kicks off tomorrow with headliners Thirsty Merc expecting to draw massive crowds to the Ada Ryan Gardens. Proudly initiated by the City of Whyalla in 2017, uneARTh has taken off to be one of the premiere regional events in South Australia. Last year’s event attracted more than...

SA Water's Community Grants Open

Local groups and organisations are invited to apply for up to $10,000 funding through SA Water's 2019 Community Partnerships Program. Last year SA Water sponsored 17 different groups including a Port Augusta community organisation to deliver a hair hygiene and nit treatment program for local children. SA Water's Community Partnerships Program supports...

Be Prepared for Bushfires Over the Break

The CFS is reminding holiday travellers to continue to Look and Listen for news of bushfires over the break. Above average temperatures and drier than normal weather means the risk for bushfires is still very high and several districts may have Total Fire Ban declarations at some point over the long...

Update: Clare Bushfire

The CFS says the threat from a bushfire inthe Clare Valley has reduced, however people in the area are reminded to stay vigilant. About 30 trucks and four waterbombing aircraft were brought in to help contain the fire that started yesterday afternoon south-west of Clare. More than 300 hectares of land was...

Coastal Protection Grants Now Open

Councils across the Yorke Peninsula and Spencer Gulf can now apply for coast protection grants from the Coast Protection Board. Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs says the grants will fund projects that help protect and conserve South Australia’s coastline. Coast Protection Board says the grants are for projects that address...

Proposed Speed Limit Changes Around Clare

The Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council is seeking community input on proposed changes to speed limits around the council area. Several requests have been received in relation to a speed limit change on Benbournie Road and Kurrang Avenue, Armagh where there is currently no speed limit signage. Council has been contacted by...

Locals Urged to Brush Up on Fishing Rules

Locals heading out on the Spencer Gulf or around the Yorke Peninsula this Easter and School Holidays are encouraged to brush up on local fishing rules. Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone says you can't underestimate the importance of knowing SA’s fishing rules before dropping a line or...

Orroroo Carrieton Chairman Awarded Prestigious Award

Chairman of the District Council of Orroroo Carrieton, Kathie Bowman has been recognised for her community involvement with the prestigious Joy Baluch Award. With over 24 years on council Chairman Bowman is the first ‘regional’ councillor to receive the award since its inception. The award honours the late Joy Baluch AM, former...

Wirrabara Community Grant Scheme Now Open

The District Council of Mount Remarkable are offering grants to community organisations who positively impact the town of Wirrabara. The Wirrabara Community Grant Scheme has been established by Council to invest funds from the NBN tower lease payment to support non-profit community groups. The fund is aimed at providing community groups and...