Local News

Drink Driver Arrested ‘Asleep at the Wheel’ at Maitland

A drink driver will attend court after he was found asleep in his car with the motor still running in Maitland over the weekend. Just before 4am on Sunday the 6th of September, Police were called to Wardang Avenue at Maitland after reports of a car doing burnouts and being driven...

SIMEC’s Whyalla Port Capacity Set to Double

SIMEC Mining’s Whyalla Port is set to become one of the most competitive in the region, following news that a second Mobile Harbour Crane will be installed, doubling the port’s handling capacity. SIMEC and port operator Qube have demonstrated their long-term commitment to the Whyalla Port operations, with the installation of...

Port Pirie Local’s Shot at Stardom

A former Port Pirie local Stephen Degenaro, is in the running to be crowned, 'Best Australian Actor' at the AFIN International Film Festival later this year. Mr Degenaro grew up in Port Pirie, before leaving in the early 90's and has been nominated for his performance as Sam in the short...

Orroroo Carrieton’s CEO Review ‘Strong’

The District Council of Orroroo Carrieton’s CEO Dylan Strong has received positive news following Council’s Annual CEO Performance Review. The Annual Review entailed the collation of a comprehensive survey undertaken by all elected members, interviews with both administration and field staff as well as discussion with external stakeholders who have an...

Whyalla Woman Caught Drink and Drug Driving on L Plates

An 18-year-old Whyalla Stuart woman was caught drink and drug driving on her L Plates during a State wide operation, which ran over two days. Police across the state conducted Operation ‘Stop Drink Drug Drive’, which stopped motorists at mobile and block RBT stations. The Whyalla woman allegedly returned a positive breath...

Copper Coast Residents Could ‘Snap’ Up a Prize

Copper Coast creatives are being called upon, to enter in this year's ‘Heritage SnAps’ photo competition. The Copper Coast is a region enriched with history, as more than 20 South Australian heritage-listed sites are situated on the coast such as the Former Wallaroo Courthouse and the Moonta Cemetery. The ‘Heritage SnAps’ competition...

Port Pirie Delays Business and Budget Plan

Port Pirie Regional Council have announced that there will be a delay in the adoption of their upcoming Business Plan and Budget. The delay will allow Council to better understand the financial impacts that COVID-19 has had on local communities. Council would usually release a draft Business Plan and Budget for community...

More Clare Locals Stepping Outside

Clare Valley locals are enjoying the great outdoors more than ever, according to recent reports released by council. The Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council have shared foot traffic data, which indicates that locals have visited the Gleeson Wetlands in 2020 more often and in greater numbers than previous years. From January of...

Two Local Council’s Ranked in Top 3 for Most Dog Registrations

Both the District of Barunga West Council and Port Augusta City Council topped the list of ‘Most Registered Dogs’ in South Australia. According to figures released by Dogs and Cats Online, the District of Barunga West Council took out the second spot with 96.8%, only missing out on the number one...

Port Augusta’s Planting Program

Port Augusta residents will soon see beautiful tree’s lining local streets thanks to a new program launched by Council. Across September and October infill street tree plantings will be conducted along: Wills Street Thelma Street Davenport Street Mildred Street (Mitchell Tce to Eyre Hwy) Kirwan Crescent A variety of species have been selected and will be strategically...