Local News

Army Moving into Cultana

The Australian Army is moving back into the area and will be conducting training at Cultana until the end of the month. Residents are warned that they may see or hear low flying aircraft, live firing and increased heavy vehicle movement that may cause dust. Units of the 1st Brigade will be...

Carrapateena Mine Expansion

Oz Minerals have just unveiled plans to expand the Carapateena Underground mine that is still under-construction. The mining company will spend another billion dollars expanding the mine to more than double copper production on the site that sits 100km southeast of Olympic Dam in the Far North. Construction on the Carrapateena Mine...

New Tourism Trail Linking Port Pirie and Broken Hill

A new tourism trail linking Port Pirie and Broken Hill could create over 200 jobs and boost the state’s most disadvantaged towns. The proposed $20 million tourist trail overhaul will follow the Silver 2 Sea trail along a heritage railway line. The project is being pushed by 14 towns, indigenous nations and...

Calls for Action on Coastal Erosion

Concerned residents are calling for action to address the erosion along sand dunes at Fisherman Bay at Port Broughton. Storms back in 2016 eroded parts of the Western dunes, in some parts up to 20 feet. The Barunga West Council is writing to the Minister of Environment and Water to request immediate...

Grants Open to Establish New Indigenous Protected Areas

The Federal Government will invest more than $12 million to establish new Indigenous Protected Areas across the country. The move aims to build on the Government’s commitment to strengthen Indigenous employment in remote communities. The management of 67 million hectares of land has been put back into the hands of Traditional Owners. The...

Sniffer Dogs Now Allowed in High Schools

High school principals around the region will now be able to proactively invite Passive Alert Drug Detection dogs on to school grounds Dogs will only be deployed at public secondary schools, or combined schools with a separate area for secondary students. Private schools can also opt in to a sniffer dog operation. The...

SA Architects To Design Whyalla's Super School

South Australian based architects have won the tender to design the new $100 million secondary school in Whyalla. The school is set to accommodate 1500 students in Years 7 to 12. Cox Architecture, in collaboration with Thomson Rossi, will design a world-class school with dynamic and adaptable learning environments for students and...

Operation Safe Speed Launched

Operation Safe Speed has been launched with police urging all road users to slow down on roads across the region. The Traffic Support Branch appeal to drivers follows growing concern and frustration of the already high road toll in 2019. Operation Safe Speed, a high-profile state-wide, traffic campaign will run for four...

Grants for Regional Artists

Country Arts SA’s March round of grants are now open with funding available to support regional artists in places like Whyalla and the Mid North. Regional artists or organisations who are keen to create with their communities through innovative arts projects are encouraged to apply. Country Arts SA offers two funding rounds...

Famous Teddy Bear Fence on the Move

One of the Yorke Peninsula’s cuddliest attraction could be on the move. The famous teddy bear fence along the Copper Coast Highway may be shifted after the Copper Coast Council proposed to move the bears to the Copper Coast Visitor Information Bay in Paskeville. Over 1 thousand bears currently occupy the fence...