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Local Port Pirie Band ‘Collateral Damage’ Nominated for SA Music Awards

Local Port Pirie Band ‘Collateral Damage’ have been nominated in this year’s SA Music Awards. The band; which consists of 3 local teenagers from St Mark’s College have been recognised under the People's Choice Punk Artist category. ‘Collateral Damage’ have been playing gigs around the area and reordered a song called ‘Barbie...

Grant Success for ‘The Copper Trail’

Wakefield Regional Council has created a 55km new trail that will link-up two of regional SA’s best trails - ‘Walk the Yorke and The Riesling Trail.’ “The Copper Trail’ has been given the go-ahead after receiving a grant of approximately $40,000. Thanks to the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing and Council...

Whyalla High School Concept Design Released

The $100 million-dollar design for the new Whyalla secondary school was revealed yesterday. Plans show three existing government schools in the area combining to create a ‘super school’. The sustainable design will mirror Whyalla's unique environment and complement the city's natural landscape Key features of the design include a double court gymnasium, with...

Port Augusta STEM Centre Claims Design Award

Port Augusta’s state of the art STEM Centre has been recognised at the Learning Environment SA and NT Awards. The STEM Centre has been commended for its innovation on a national scale, as the top New Individual Facility (Under $8 million Category), beating five other new constructions. The centre is equipped with...

Two Whyalla House Fires Over Long Weekend

On Saturday, police and fire crews responded to reports of a fire at a maisonette in Pickhaver Street in Whyalla Stuart. The house was significantly damaged by fire, but MFS crews were able to prevent the fire from spreading to the adjoining premises. Local crime scene investigators and CIB detectives have identified...

SAPOL Weekend Update

It was a busy few days for SA Police on the roads over the long weekend. On Thursday Police allege they detected a car travelling at 147km/h in a 110km/h zone along Horrocks Pass Road at Winninowie. The 55-year-old man from Wilmington who was driving the car received a $980 on-the-spot fine...

Port Augusta Central Oval Turf Upgrade

Port Augusta’s Central Oval turf upgrade has begun this week. Council have commenced removal of a portion of the existing turf, which will be used at the Stirling North Garden Cemetery among others council sites. Thanks to grant funding of close to $500,000, a contract has been signed with Belair Turf in...

Jamestown Local Creates New Website for Burra

The Burra and Goyder Visitor Information Centre have announced the launch of the new 'Visit Burra" website designed by Jamestown local Tracey Dewell. The website will provide a new and improved format to access information about businesses in the Goyder region, along with upcoming events of interest. Events such as the Annual...

Port Pirie Council Staff in Leadership Roles

Port Pirie Council staff Lynne Walden and Jeff Adams have moved into Leadership roles within the Regional Council. Due to a wealth of financial and managerial experience Lynne will join Council’s leadership team as the Director of Corporate & Community. Council Chief Executive Officer Peter Ackland described Lynne’s management style as one...

Clare Valley Event Funding Closing Tomorrow

Applications for the Clare & Gilbert Valley Council’s ‘Events Program Funding’ close tomorrow. $30,000 worth of funding has been budgeted to provide financial support for new and profitable events in the community to help boost tourism. Criteria for submissions vary across the New, Regional and Hallmark event categories. Council’s Director for Development &...