Local News

SAPOL Community Forum on the YP

Police from Yorke Mid North Local Service Area are hosting a community forum held at the Central Yorke School tonight. The PACE forum provides information on a variety of topics, with an opportunity for attendees to communicate personally with Police.  There will also be a focus on road safety. Questions will be...

Dust Management Over Summer for Northern Power Station

The EPA have outlined their proposed actions over summer to manage dust at the Port Augusta Power Station site. An inspection was carried out at the site in November with the EPA reporting that vegetation cover is increasing and suppressants are being used in high-risk areas ahead of the warmer months. Air...

Australian Heritage Grants Now Open

Owners of Australia’s National Heritage List sites, can now apply for funding to help protect, conserve and raise awareness of Australia’s national heritage. $21.4 million will be available under the Australian Heritage Grants program over four years from 2018 to 2022.   For the first time, the funding round includes Indigenous and...

Crystal Brook Football Club Upgrades

The Crystal Brook Football Club is looking to undergo a $1.5 million facelift to accommodate for the influx of women taking to the field next year. A major component to the project will be the brand new $500,000 female changerooms. There will be quarters for both home and visiting teams with separate...

UniHub Receives Funding

UniHub Spencer Gulf has received $15,000 in funding for its Port Pirie Campus through the ANZ Seeds of Renewal Program. The funding will go towards computer equipment, room dividers, furniture and electrical work. UniHub Spencer Gulf chairwoman Dr Jen Cleary says the program recognises the importance of giving people in the region...

Man Arrested Over Multiple Break-ins

A man has been arrested following multiple break ins across Whyalla. Multiple homes and business properties were targeted across Whyalla over the weekend. At around 5.30am on Saturday, patrols were called to a house after reports of a man acting suspiciously near a backyard. Police were able to apprehended the man. They later located...

Leadership Program Coming to Port Pirie

A new leadership program to develop a new generation of leaders will be launched in Port Pirie next year after a successful pilot in the Riverland. The Game Changer Program is initiated and funded by EML and also supported by the Port Pirie Council. Clubs throughout Port Pirie will be able to...

SA Fishers Invited to Council

With a ban on the Spencer Gulf’s favourite fish, the snapper, being lifted at the end of this week SA’s recreational fishers have the chance to get involved in the creation of the new Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council. Nominations will open on Monday 17 December for fishers interested in being...

Second Stage of Lincoln Gap Wind Farm Approved

In more good news for the region, the second stage of the Lincoln Gap Wind Farm near Port Augusta has been approved with Nexif Energy securing a $160 million debt deal. 110 construction jobs are part of the funding over the next 18 months. The works will see the Wind Farm increase...

Whyalla's Big Future Revealed

It was billed as “Whyalla’s Big Reveal” and didn’t disappoint yesterday. Prime Minister - Scott Morrison, Opposition Leader - Bill Shorten & head of GFG Alliance - Sanjeev Gupta, joined local dignitaries including Federal Member for Grey, Rowan Ramsey & Whyalla Mayor, Clare McLaughlin in the Ada Ryan Gardens to...