Local News

Microchipping Day in Whyalla

Chipblitz is rolling into Whyalla in March and will be the last opportunity for pet owners to have their dog or cat microchipped for $10. As of July 1st, last year all dogs and cats are required to be microchipped and registered. The microchipping service provided by the Lost Pets of South...

Duplication of Highway One now Critical

The RAA is calling for the duplication of the notorious stretch of Highway 1 between Port Wakefield and Port Augusta. The road has previously been labelled as the “death corridor” by the Civil Contractors Federation of SA who estimated the duplication would cost $1.2 billion back in 2016. The Augusta Highway between...

Adani Seeking Approval for Whyalla Solar Project

Indian energy giant Adani is pushing ahead with its major solar project in Whyalla, seeking regulatory approval to build a 160MW solar farm in the Steel City. The proposed solar farm will be located near the Whyalla Steelworks. Adani Renewables lodged its request for a generation licence to South Australia’s Essential Services...

Police Taskforce Targeting Regional Methylamphetamine

SA and Federal Police are teaming up to target the supply and distribution of methylamphetamine in regional South Australia. The taskforce is aiming to reduce the illegal drug’s significant and often tragic impact on the state’s community. The Joint Agency Ice Strike Team prevented the importation of more than 300kg of methylamphetamine...

Serious Crash at Nelshaby

A woman remains in a critical condition after a collision on the Augusta Highway at Nelshaby. Police and emergency services were called to the scene on the Augusta Highway near Flinders view drive just after 10am on Monday where a Mitsubishi sedan and a light truck collided The driver of the Mitsubishi...

Joy Baluch Bridge Upgrade to get Underway

Upgrades to the Joy Baluch Bridge are expected to start at the end of this year with the $200 million duplication a vital transport link for Port Augusta and county. Around 13,000 vehicles use the bridge every day and accidents and breakdowns cause chaos, diverting traffic to Yorkeys Crossing, a 26km...

YP Cricket Team to Play at Adelaide Oval

One Yorke Peninsula Cricket team will have the opportunity of a lifetime as they gear up to play on the Adelaide Oval. The Paskeville/Boors Plains’ A grade cricketers will take to the main stage for the final of the Statewide Country Twenty20 Champions Cup. The YP team will face Meadows in the...

Producers Warned Against Spraying

Clare Valley farmers and residents are being warned to think before they spray summer weeds and not to underestimate the impact it could have on surrounding properties. With recent hot weather PIRSA Biosecurity SA says producers must be careful not to spray during inversion periods. Inversion conditions are likely in the early...

Commercial Shipping Returning to Port Augusta

The Northern Power Station site in Port Augusta will be reborn as a $250 million port facility under new owners CU-River Mining. Flinders Power has sold the site to the mining magnate who will build a bulk commodity, transhipment port facility, with a substantial jobs boom predicted for the Upper Spencer...

Foreshore Replenishment Kicking Off in Whyalla

The annual foreshore sand replenishment project will begin in Whyalla today. The foreshore will be busy with earthmoving contractors as they work to improve the quality of the beach and protect the beach side assets. Works will be ongoing for the remainder of the week, just dodging the busy school holiday period. Access...