Local News

Upcoming Road Closure in Pirie

Port Pirie Regional Council are reminding locals of a temporary road closure that will commence on Monday. The closure will occur on a section of Old Broughton Road, Wandearah and is due to the installation of a new floodway. The closure is expected to remain in place for approximately 6 - 7...

Marshals Begin to Monitor Businesses in SA

COVID Marshals will soon be introduced to ensure businesses are complying with restrictions, with State Coordinator, Commissioner Grant Stevens stating, “COVID Marshals will help businesses interpret any changes in direction.” He went on to say, “The maintenance of venue capacity, physical distancing and infection control is vital in reducing the community...

Round 7 Local Footy Fixtures

Another weekend of local footy is about to kick off across the region! SPENCER GULF LEAGUE SATURDAY Central Oval 2:25pm West Augusta v South Augusta Memorial Oval 2:25pm Proprisdon v Central Augusta BYE: Port   NORTHERN AREAS LEAGUE SATURDAY Crystal Brook 2:50pm BMW v Crystal Brook Port Broughton 2:50pm Orroroo v Broughton-Mundoora BYE: Southern Flinders   WHYALLA FOOTBALL LEAGUE SATURDAY Bennett Oval 2:20pm North Whyalla v Central Whyalla Memorial...

Port Augusta’s Rates Review Feedback

Port Augusta City Council are seeking community feedback on the city’s rates which are currently being reviewed. Two public information sessions were held on Tuesday the 4th August, where the community were given the opportunity to discuss the proposed changes to the basis of rating for the 2021/2022 rating year. All feedback...

Port Augusta’s Newest COVID-19 Testing Station

A COVID-19 testing facility for interstate truck and train drivers has opened in Port Augusta. The new facility is located at the Puma Port Augusta Truckstop, Lot 8, on National Highway 1 and is open from 8.00 am to 11.00 pm, seven days a week, with no referrals or bookings required. Craig...

Farmers2Founders Ideas Program Applications Open

The Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council are encouraging farmers in the Mid North to apply for the third round of the ‘Farmers2Founders Ideas program’. The Ideas Program has been designed to help businesses learn new ways of working, in an effort to accelerate growth, while creating a sustainable business model. During the...

Sanjeev Gupta Sells ZEN Energy

British billionaire and Whyalla steelworks owner Sanjeev Gupta, has sold ZEN Energy, in an effort to cut costs. It is believed Mr Gupta will now focus his renewable energy interests on Whyalla steelworks projects, as "The separation will allow both businesses (SIMEC Energy and ZEN Energy) to independently execute their strategies,...

Wallaroo Ready to Welcome Aurora V Ferry

After being caught up in the COVID-19 crisis, Spencer Gulf Searoad have confirmed that their car and passenger ferry “Aurora V” is on her way to Wallaroo. The company confirmed that the ferry has cleared the drydock in Colombia after being caught up for months, travelling through the Panama Canal and...

Port Pirie Prepares for Fire Season

Following the success of Port Pirie Regional Council’s most recent ‘Free Hard Waste Day’, council are now offering residents the opportunity to dispose of green waste, with yet another free service. With fire danger season fast approaching, Council are encouraging residents to best prepare their homes and property with two free...

Port Wakefield Locals Have Their Say on Overpass and Duplication Project

There is good news for locals who wish to gain a better understanding of the regions up and coming the Port Wakefield Overpass and Highway Duplication Project. A Community Information Session will be held by the Port Wakefield to Port Augusta Alliance project team tomorrow. From 3pm the team will be in...