Local News

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...

Farmers Wanted for Ministerial AgTech Advisory Group

Farmers in the Mid North and Yorke Peninsula are encouraged to nominate for the a new Ministerial AgTech Advisory Group. The group is a part of the State Government’s concentrated focus to grow primary industries in South Australia. AgTech has been identified as a key growth area to help farmers boost agriculture...

School Holiday Guide to Whyalla

School holidays are in swing now and the Whyalla Council have put together a list to keep the kids happy. There are a host of events at the Maritime Museum and Whyalla Public Library. The Museum is holding Trains on the Track during these April school holidays which includes free entry. As well...

New Owner for Struggling Nyrstar

Trafigura Group, a market leader in the global commodities industry, will move to take control of Nyrstar and all assets, including the struggling Port Pirie Smelter. The State Government says the international company has committed $350 billion in funding to restructure Nyrstar. Treasurer Rob Lucas says discussions are ongoing surrounding the outstanding...

New Industry Training Hub for Port Pirie

Port Pirie will be one of ten sites across the country for a new Industry Training Hub. Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey says $50.6 million was announced to fund the hubs to prepare young people for the workforce. He says Port Pirie has an unacceptably high rate of unemployed youth and...