Local News

Locals Cheer as Football is BACK this Weekend

Locals lads across the region are dusting off their boots for the commencement of the heavily anticipated 2020 football season. Teams from the Spencer Gulf, Whyalla, and Northern Areas leagues will be going head to head in round 1 of their adjusted fixtures, which includes 10 rounds of football, with a...

Crystal Brook’s Main Street Improvements

Crystal Brooks’ Bowman Street is about to get a new look, following extensive community consultation, improvement works have now commenced. The street will see the installation of new bike racks and seating in front of the Library as well as the installation of a new shelter and street furniture. The garden beds...

Drink Driver Stopped at Port Pirie

A man has lost his licence for six months after being caught drink driving at Port Pirie West. Port Pirie police stopped a car on Senate Road for a random breath test, when the driver allegedly produced a blood alcohol reading of 0.135. A 68-year-old man from Port Pirie was reported for...

Whyalla City Council Celebrates 50 Years

Tomorrow marks 50 years since the very first council members were elected for Whyalla in 1970. Following an enormous wartime growth of population, an independent form of local government was established in 1944, when the Whyalla Town Commission Act became law. The township then achieved civic independence on May 1st in...

Boating App ‘Launches’ for the Yorke

Accessing the Port Hughes and Wallaroo Boat Ramps has become much simpler, with the use of a new app that has launched this week. Yorke Peninsula locals can now download the app called ‘Easypark’  which allows locals to pin point their location, select a ‘day for use’ and register a vehicle...

Whyalla the Disability Friendly City

Whyalla could soon be a disability friendly city, following the announcement that City Council are developing an inaugural Disability Access and Inclusion Plan Council is currently seeking input from the community by undertaking a survey of residents in effort to make further improvements for those living with a disability. Acting CEO, Mr...

Agricultural Shows Supported in SA

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has announced the Australian Government is spending $36 million dollars on supporting agricultural show societies in recovering from the effects of COVID-19. $10 million dollars in one-off payments of up to $70,000 will be made available for local rural and regional show societies who have...

Booborowie Bridge Replacement Takes Shape

Goyder Regional Council are continuing works on the Booborowie Bridge replacement project, as things start to take shape. So far, the demolition of existing structure has been completed, as well as the construction of both wing and retaining walls.    Further installations will be completed over the next six weeks, along with...

New Campaign for Clare

Following the COVID-19 restrictions which caused South Australia's tourism industry to grind to a halt, one of the biggest drawcards in our region, the Clare Valley have launched a new campaign to welcome tourists back. 'We've Missed You. Welcome'. The campaign, with an accompanying video, features Clare Valley locals who haven't...

Port Pirie’s Toxic Creek

The Environment Protection Authority have launched action against Nyrstar Port Pirie alleging serious environmental harm, following an acid spill. In documents filed with the court this week, the EPA claims, “The company polluted the environment by discharging, or failing to prevent the discharge of, approximately 700 litres of sulphuric acid from...