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Kybunga Top Road Bridge Council Works Completed

Trucks over 10 tonnes are now able to cross the Kybunga Top Road culvert bridge for the first time since the bridges upgrade. Wakefield Regional Council spent close to $100,000 dollars on the project, which has created a more direct route for trucks in an effort to reduce detours and the...

Port Augusta Council Receive Aviation Funding

The Port Augusta City Council have received close to $400,000 dollars in funding under the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure’s Support Regional Aviation Initiative. The Port Augusta Airport, will now see a ‘Precision Approach Path Indicator’ lighting system installed, which acts as a visual aid on the runway, allowing pilots...

Building Regional Roads Will Save Lives and Create Jobs

Regional South Australia is set to benefit from the upgrade of our regional roads, boosting jobs and building stronger regional communities, whilst saving lives and improving safety. The Marshall Liberal Government announced, that during the last State Budget, over $1 billion dollars have been allocated to regional road and infrastructure upgrades. 690...

Funding Available for Drought Affected Communities

Regional South Australian’s can now apply for the ‘Building Better Regions Fund’ under the Community Investments Stream, which aims to support projects that benefit drought-affected areas. Grants between $5,000 and $1 million dollars are available to cover upwards of 50% of the eligible projects total costs. Smaller projects valued at less than...

Port Pirie Students Share Christmas Love

Students from Port Pirie’s St Mark’s College are once again supporting the Share the Dignity’s “It’s in the Bag” campaign, which helps women and girls Australia, who are experiencing homelessness or poverty this Christmas. Students successfully donated 60 bags to the campaign last year, which went directly to women in surrounding...

Whyalla Jetty’s Unique Design is Taking Shape

The Whyalla Jetty’s unique design is taking shape, with nearly 50 piles being driven into the sea bed this week. Whyalla Council have stated that the jetty will be 165m in length, which is 38m longer than it’s previous, with the looped design starting approximately 60 metres off the breakwater. Concrete planks...

Road Toll Reaches Over 100 after Augusta Highway Crash

Tragically the South Australian road toll has increased after a crash on the Augusta Highway. An 86-year-old man from Nelshaby, has died in hospital, after he was involved in a crash on the Augusta Highway at Napperby on the 22nd of November. Emergency services were called to Augusta Highway just after 10am...

Smart Farms Small Grants Now Open

The ‘Smart Farms Small Grants’ applications are now open. The grant which aims to provide individuals and organisations involved in farming, fishing and forestry with funding for projects, that will assist in developing sustainable agriculture. The funding is expected to deliver more sustainable, productive and profitable food, fibre and forestry businesses, as...

Port Augusta’s Failed Solar Thermal Project Revived

South Australian company 1414 Degrees, have big plans for Port Augusta's abandoned Aurora Solar Tower Project. The thermal energy storage company is set to acquire SolarReserve Australia, which owns the Aurora Solar Energy Project following a $2 million dollar deal. The company are set to build up to 400 megawatts of solar...

650 Tonnes of Whyalla Steel Will Assist in New Whyalla School

The Whyalla Steel Mill is set to provide the structural steelwork required to build the city’s new $100 million dollar school, creating jobs and boosting the local economy. Up to $3.5 million dollars set to be injected into local industries for the supply and installation of 650 tonnes of steel, that...