Local News

Clearing up the Communication Between Sectors

The Marshall Government have funded a new service, assisting the communication between both the agricultural and resources sectors after both were recognised as important economic contributors to the state. The new resources information service has been specifically designed to assist landowners, farmers and community members across regional South Australia in their...

Port Augusta Zoned as a Distribution Priority Area

Port Augusta has recently been recognised by the government as a Distribution Priority Area with a shortage of medical practitioners based on the needs of the community. Following concerns raised through the Port Augusta, Roxby Downs & Woomera Health Advisory Council in 2016, a GP Workforce Shortage Work Group was initiated...

Yorke-Mid North Music Program on the Horizon

Aspiring creatives have received news that could be described as ‘music to their ears.’ Local youths in the Yorke-Mid North Region will have the opportunity to develop their skills, whilst discovering pathways into the music business with professionals, as part of a free program that is set to kick off this...

Eudunda’s Online Training Leads the Way

The Red Cross is running a workshop for leaders in Eudunda, in an effort to build the leadership skills of community members. The ‘Resilient Leaders Training Eudunda’ workshop is free and will run over two sessions covering a range of topics from community engagement to event planning. Participants will also identify how...

Man in Critical Condition After Whyalla Crash

A man has been airlifted to Adelaide in a critical condition after a car rolled at Whyalla Stuart yesterday. At 11.45am police and emergency services were called to a single car rollover in scrub off of Sugarwood Crescent. Three occupants in the Commodore sedan were treated by paramedics at the scene. A 19-year-old...

Circus Workshop Rolls into Town

A Circus Workshop has ‘rolled up’ to Port Augusta this week, as part of a school holiday program run by SA Circus Centre. The workshops will take place tomorrow at Central Oval across both a morning and afternoon session, with participants focusing on developing a variety of fundamentals in various circus...

Whyalla’s Waste Management’s New Look

Whyalla locals will soon see a new model of waste management following the upcoming closure of the Mount Laura Landfill. Council’s decision to award a ten-year contract to Veolia Environmental Services was made after an extensive tender process and accompanied by a $250,000 grant from the State Government through Green Industries...

Regional Fuel Prices Soar

Member for Frome Geoff Brock believes there is “No relief in sight,” as rural residents continue to be disadvantaged by escalating fuel prices. Mr Brock’s attempts to achieve fuel subsidies for regional motorists, while also introducing an amendment to Fair Trading (Fuel Price Information) in Parliament were both defeated. He said, “People...

Police Seek Man Who Robbed an Elderly Woman

Port Augusta Police are seeking information from the local community after a woman was robbed of her handbag. Just before 3pm on Monday 6 July, a woman aged in her 60's was walking along Jervois Street under the Augusta Highway underpass, when she was approached by a man from behind. The man...

Grants Open for Yorke Peninsula Locals

Applications are now open for Yorke Peninsula locals to apply for the 2020/21 Yorke Peninsula Council Community Grants Scheme. Local ‘not for profit’ community groups and organisations will be able to take of advantage of the scheme, which is offering a total of $100,000. It expected that the funding will support the...