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Whyalla Healthcare Plan

A Whyalla public health plan, aiming to develop strategies to address health issues facing the city, has been released by the council for consultation. Through the plan, the council aims to ensure the city is accessible and culturally inclusive, people can access support, services and activities and are using the parks...

Port Augusta Speed Detection Operation

A 2 week speed detection operation by SAPOL around Port Augusta comes to an end this Sunday. Since Monday, May 2nd mobile traffic cameras have been positioned at various locations across the city. Major arterials and thoroughfares in Port Augusta that have been in focus during the operation include the Augusta...

Supermarket Scan Scammers Beware

New self-serve scan technology is being rolled out across major Supermarket retailers. According to reports, Woolworths has rolled out new self-serve checkout scan systems at almost 700 of its 1000 stores across Australia, with some suggesting it'll make for a more convenient shopping experience, assisting in easy identification of various...

Median Works Moving Quickly in Port Pirie

The rejuvenation of Port Pirie CBD Medians is hitting top gear. From tomorrow (Thursday, May 12), works will commence on the latest stage of the project along Ellen Street, and Florence Street. The work on this stage is expected to take a week to complete, and while Workzone Traffic Management will...

Get Ready For Clare 'Gourmet Week'

The Clare Valley is gearing up for a major highlight on the annual calendar, with 'Gourmet Week' kicking off this Friday.The week long event is Australia’s original food and wine event, returning for its 38th year, and wraps up Sunday May 22nd.According to organisers, the event showcases all things 'Clare...

Winter Safety Checks

With cooler weather gripping the region, we're being reminded to get ready for winter kicking off in June. Many will be firing up electric blankets, and making use of portable heaters to stay warm, and experts are encouraging us to undertake safety checks on equipment and appliances. The checks include...

Arid Lands Secure Funding From State Government

Port Augusta City Council received confirmation Friday that the State Government would commit to funding the Arid Lands Botanic Gardens, taking pressure of rate payers in the council area. The State Government will contribute $750,000 per financial year, starting from this July, until the end of this term of government, to...

Port Pirie's Ongoing Upgrades To Florence Street

As part of Port Pirie Regional Council’s ongoing maintenance to the upgrade of Florence Street, works will be carried out on the trees between Norman Street and Alexander Street this week. These works will include work on the tree fingers, and porous granular material going in to the tree beds. The works...

YP Retreat Topples Previous Residential House Price Record

A luxury retreat near Cape Elizabeth, just south of Wallaroo, has broken South Australia's residential house price record after recently selling for more than $8 million. The private 6 bedroom retreat situated on 273 acres, comes complete with a two-kilometre private beach, usable helipad, 45,000-litre fish tank and dune buggy racetrack. Cullen...

Edithburgh Boat Ramp Repairs Petition

A petition to look into repairs for the Edithburgh boat ramp has been signed by 200 people. The petition was presented by Andrew Barker and Bev Brown, and tabled at the Yorke Peninsula Council’s meeting last month. The main issues which led to the creation of the petition reportedly include poor design...