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Free Trees for Locals

Barunga West’s Annual Tree Allocation has been set for mid-May with the council encouraging locals to take advantage of the scheme and plant native trees. The Barunga West Council will provide 3 native trees or shrubs to residential property owners or 5 to rural property owners free of charge. Planting native species...

SA Water Grants Still Open

There is still time for Local groups and organisations to apply for up to $10,000 funding through SA Water's 2019 Community Partnerships Program. Last year SA Water sponsored 17 different groups including a Port Augusta community organisation to deliver a hair hygiene and nit treatment program for local children. SA Water's Community...

Hummocks Hill Lighting Project Underway

Works are continuing this week on the lighting project on Hummock Hill in Whyalla. The Council is working on installing 60 lights for pedestrians along the Queen Elizabeth Drive access. The environmentally Total Green lights will be solar powered, lighting the path for the safety of evening and night-time walkers. Council Project Officer...

Wirrabara Community Grant Scheme Closing Soon

The District Council of Mount Remarkable are offering grants to community organisations who positively impact the town of Wirrabara. The Wirrabara Community Grant Scheme has been established by Council to invest funds from the NBN tower lease payment to support non-profit community groups. The fund is aimed at providing community groups and...

Business Forum in Wallaroo Tonight

Business owners and tourism operators are invited to a Regional Voice forum tonight in Wallaroo. The Kadina Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with Business SA to present the forum to help small businesses expand their networks and create worthwhile business opportunities. Business SA Senior Policy Adviser Andrew McKenna will speak on...

State Heritage Properties Given Funding

State Heritage-listed properties in Hawker, Mintaro, Moonta and Quorn are in for a spruce up, thanks to grants being provided under the first round of the new SA Heritage Grants Program. The Hawker Railway Station, Hawker received $7,500 for Stone Work Repair and the Magpie and Stump Hotel in Mintaro will...

Drought Assistance for Clare Valley Farmers

Drought assistance available to businesses and individuals affected by the devastating drought conditions can be used to stimulate our local regional economy. Clare& Gilbert Valleys Mayor Wayne Thomas says the assistance of up to $2,000 is available through the Australian Government’s Drought Community Support Initiative. Mr Thomas encourages anyone eligible to apply,...

40 New Crisis Beds for SA

The State Government has announced the locations of 40 new crisis accommodation beds for South Australians escaping domestic and family violence in a $4 million initiative. Whyalla is one of the chosen locations with crisis beds being placed in the areas of greatest need around the state. A total of 75 per...

Backyard Bird Count Results are in

Results from the 2018 Aussie Backyard Bird Count undertaken within the Yorke Peninsula have arrived. 34 observers participated, spotting a total of 2,487 birds observed across 88 different species. The top 5 most observed species on the Yorke Peninsula were the Silver Gull, House Sparrow, Common Starling, New Holland Honeyeater and the...

Port Augusta Uni Hub on Track

Port Augusta is one step closer to the opening of a community-owned tertiary education centre next year with the appointments of two project coordinators. Lexie Morris and Louise Foote will be the driving force behind the establishment of Uni Hub Spencer Gulf Port Augusta. The university hub will provide support to those...