Local News

Whyalla Playgrounds Nearing Competition

The City of Whyalla is on track to re-open the playgrounds at Ocean Eyre Reserve and the foreshore this month. New softfall Play Matta tiles have been ordered for the foreshore playground with wood chip softfall to replace the expired rubber at Ocean Eyre. The tiles are expected to be laid on...

Funding for Aboriginal Health Services

Two Aboriginal Medical Services in the region will receive Federal funding to replace outdated patient information systems. Nunyara in Whyalla and Pika Wiya in Port Augusta will receive assistance to install new “state-of-the-art” patient record keeping systems. Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey says it was important that all medical services across...

New Fence for Port Pirie Lagoon

The Port Pirie Council is installing a new fence along the northern end of the Moppett Road lagoon in Port Pirie. This process includes removing vegetation and civil works to provide all weather access to the lagoon for future maintenance. The works are scheduled to start this week and should be completed...

New Whyalla High School Designs Put to the Kids

More than 40 students from Years 6 to 12 have taken part in a series of workshops to share their views on the new Whyalla secondary school’s design. Primary and High School students from across Whyalla gave their opinions and teachers are also taking part to provide their input into the...

Local Trader Meeting in Burra

Local traders in Burra are encouraged to work together for a brighter future at a meeting this week. The Goyder Council and Regional Development Yorke and Mid North are hosting the meeting to help further develop the retail precinct of Burra and attract visitors. The meeting will cover innovative ideas to increase...

GFG Signs $100 million Deal

GFG Alliance has signed a deal with Havilah Resources to support the development of iron ore and copper concentrate in SA to feed to its planned steel plant and copper smelter in Whyalla. The $100 million deal will accelerate the development of Havilah’s projects in South Australia GFG Alliance Executive Chairman, Sanjeev...

Local Footy Across the Region

Local Football is in full swing, round 4 of the Whyalla League gets underway on Friday night with Weeroona Bay and North Whyalla. On Saturday Central and West Whyalla go head to head and South Whyalla verse Roopena on Sunday. In round 2 of the Spencer Gulf league West Augusta and Port...

YP Chosen to Host SA Visitor Information Centre Conference

The Yorke Peninsula has been chosen to host the South Australian Visitor Information Centre Conference for 2019. VIC operators from all over South Australia will be coming to the YP and will be in the Copper Coast from the 3rd to the 5th June this year. The three-day conference will include guest...

Funding for Eudunda Sporting Club

The Eudunda Sporting Club has secured $200,000 in funding to upgrade its facilities through the Community Sporting Infrastructure Grants. The Club provides changeroom and clubroom facilities for the local sporting bodies, community groups, businesses and private functions. The funding will redevelop the facility providing a disabled toilet, parenting room, unisex medical rooms...

Whyalla's Jetty Pylons Completed

Whyalla’s new jetty is not far off after 102 steel pylons were delivered to the city, signalling the first stage of construction. While the pylons were manufactured in South Korea GFG Alliance will be providing the remainder of the supporting steel, and other steel components, as a donation to the City...