Local News

Whyalla Council in Surplus

The City of Whyalla has spent more than $2m on major projects this year but still remains on track for an operating surplus. This was one of the highlights of the current financial year. Some of the achievements over the past year include roads and marina upgrades, recreation centre improvements, new safety...

Planting Across the Long Weekend

The Tarcowie Landcare Group is busy preparing for its major planting weekend this June long weekend. Interested community members are invited to join them to revegetate the mid-north. The Landcare Group has been planting in the area for 18 years since their initial inception in 2005. The group aims to revegetate with native...

Copper Coast Secures Funding

The Copper Coast region is the latest council to be included in the Federal Government’s Drought Communities Program, securing $1 million in funding. Mayor Roslyn Talbot says the funds will provide a much-needed economic stimulus to the community and will enable them to get some projects completed that would have otherwise...

Big Win For The Valleys Lifestyle Centre

YMCA South Australia at The Valleys Lifestyle Centre has won the South Australia Parks and Leisure Association (PLA) award for Best Region/Rural Contribution. The centre has been recognised as a leader in community recreation excellence, creating a positive social, environmental and economic impact from a range of community-based programs. The PLA award...

Clare Valley Commencing Planning

The Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council is commencing development of a new 10-year Strategic Management Plan - 2020-2030 and is looking for community input. The plan will outline Council’s vision for the future economic, social and environmental development of the district. Council Chief Executive Officer Dr Helen Macdonald says they value everyone’s...

Native Seedlings for Landholders

Thousands of landholders across South Australia with ElectraNet assets on their properties have the opportunity to save 75 per cent on the cost of native seedlings. A new partnership between ElectraNet and Trees for Life will allow landholders to buy bulk seedlings for windbreaks, habitat for wildlife, shade, attracting pollinators, and...

Fire Waning to Cooking Households

As winter sets in SA’s fire services have launched Home Fire Safety Week to warn householders of cooking, the greatest winter house fire risk.   Each year, MFS and CFS firefighters battle nearly 300 cooking fires in homes across South Australia. Kitchen fires can consume homes and potentially lead to injuries or...

Port Pirie Council Thankful for Feedback

Port Pirie Regional Council is thankful for the community feedback on the Draft Parks Strategy. This was one of two draft strategies that were recently presented to residents for public consultation, along with the Draft Asset Management Plan and Strategy. Throughout the public consultation period, there were approximately 80 submissions of feedback...

Round 2 of Heritage Grants Now Open

Owners of heritage properties are invited to apply for the second round of State Government Heritage Grants funding which is now open. Grants will help owners of State Heritage properties to undertake vital preservation and restoration works. The first round of grants helped fund projects in Hawker, Quorn and the Moonta Mines...

RAA Calling for Investment for Regional Highways

RAA is calling on the state government to use next month’s budget to invest in key transport corridor upgrades in regional areas as well as road safety education. The state’s largest mobility association has identified key priorities worth around $40 million to save lives, raise living standards and improve transport efficiency. Their...