Local News

Whyalla Council Recycle Books

The City of Whyalla Council have decided to recycle the Whyalla Public Libraries old books in an environmentally friendly scheme that also benefits tourists. After being faced with 40 boxes of unwanted books, Council Civil Works staff member Zane Daniels has stepped in and worked with the Visitor Centre brainstorming ways...

Yorke Peninsula Announces New Event

The Yorke Peninsula have launched a new event “Yorke Peninsula King Prawn Carnivale” Wallaroo’s North Beach Kitchen are behind the new Food & Beverage event, which lands in town Saturday the of 29th of February till Sunday the 1st of March. The beach front festival aims to provide locals with the freshest...

Port Pirie Council’s Certificate for Outstanding Service

Port Pirie Regional Council’s Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Service was recently presented at the New Year’s Eve Party celebrations held at the Port Pirie Foreshore. Individuals who have contributed significantly to Port Pirie and the region, while demonstrating a history of community involvement or having performed a single action of...

Motorists Take Care in Far North

Motorists heading through the State's Far North are advised to take care when driving following recent collisions involving animals. During the first two weeks of January there has been a significant increase in the number of vehicle collisions involving kangaroos and other wildlife. Thankfully there have been no serious injuries to motorists,...

Copper Coast Alternative Text for the Visually Impaired

The Copper Coast Council are looking to improve their digital media accessibility for those with who are visually impaired. Council have trialled adding ‘Alternative Text’, to improve overall accessibility to council’s online services for the community. ‘Alternative Text’ describes images and can be used by people with vision impairments who use screen...

$500 Million Invested into Port Augusta

Port Augusta will see $500 million dollars invested into building a hybrid solar and wind farm. Spanish utility Iberdrola has committed to Port Augusta’s Renewable Energy Park, which is being developed by DP Energy. Once completed, the park will be the first hybrid renewable energy plant by DP Energy, as well as...

Whyalla Man Loses His License

A Whyalla Stuart man has lost his licence for a minimum of 12 months after he allegedly registered a blood alcohol reading four times over the legal limit. Earlier this week, a Whyalla police patrol stopped the man for a random breath test. The 42-year-old then returned a blood alcohol reading of...

Clare Valley Communities Continue Their Support

Communities from the Clare Valley and Mid North have continued to support those who have been impacted by bushfires. Bushfires have caused devastation on Kangaroo Island as fires continue to blaze, with local businesses doing their bit to contribute to those affected. MP Leon Bignell requested communications for the island due to...

Port Pirie Man Creates Illegal Artificial Reef

A 48-year-old man from Port Pirie has been fined for attempting to create an artificial reef in the Spencer Gulf. After dumping more than 200 kg of scrap metal into the Gulf, he initially denied any involvement in creating the reef, but after an investigation was carried out the man admitted...

Port Pirie Receives Another Million

The Port Pirie region have received another million dollars in drought-relief funding as part of second round the Federal Government Drought Community Support Initiative. The funding, which was made available to eligible councils for local infrastructure projects and activities, was intended to provide drought relief support for local communities. Some of the...