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Public Concern Over Erosion of Sand Dunes Along Fisherman Bay

The Barunga West Council has highlighted the need to address the erosion of the western sand dunes along Fisherman Bay. The dunes were severely affected during storms in September 2016, and the situation is now being described as urgent, with an estimated 10-12 meters of dunes eroding in the years since. Residents...

$10 Microchipping in Whyalla This Weekend

Chipblitz is rolling into Whyalla this weekend and will be the last opportunity for pet owners to have their dog or cat microchipped for $10.As of July 1st, last year all dogs and cats are required to be microchipped and registered. The microchipping service provided by the Lost Pets of South...

Volunteers Wanted for Port Pirie Masters Games

With just over a month until the ‘Come See Change’ Masters Games in Port Pirie, the Council are inviting all residents to be a part of the big event, by becoming a volunteer. With hundreds of competitors expected for the Games, happening between April 5 and 14, Port Pirie Council is...

Free Dump Day In Whyalla This Weekend

Whyalla City Council is stepping in to help with Clean up Australia Day this weekend, by offering residents two free dump days. Residents will be able to dump household rubbish for free at the Mount Laura Waste and Resource Recovery Centre this Saturday, with a second free dump day scheduled for...

Details About Upcoming JLT Series Match In Port Pirie

The excitement continues to build toward the AFL JLT Series match between the Crows & Power being held in Port Pirie this Saturday. A crowd of thousands is expected at Memorial Oval, with the official opening of the new facility taking place at 11.30am, and the match scheduled for a 3.40pm start. Port Pirie...

Defibrillator Roll Out Around The Region

The Australian Hotels Association of South Australia has teamed up with Clubs SA and St John Ambulance to roll out over 300 defibrillators in pubs and clubs across the state, including several in the Clare Valley and Mid North. Clubs SA CEO, Mike Penfold said quick and easy access to defibrillators...

Next Step For Lincoln Gap Wind Farm

The Lincoln Gap has passed a major milestone on it’s journey to becoming fully operational. Safely powering up over eight kilometres of overhead powerlines and the energisation of the power plants main substation. This step will now allow the facility to begin commissioning the power from the installed power turbines. The facility based...

Up To $500,000 Available In Heritage Grants Program

Owners of State Heritage properties have just over two weeks to access a half million dollars in grants aimed at site preservation and restoration. The SA Heritage Grants Program has been designed to rejuvenate the state’s built heritage, with a likely preference toward projects that benefit the wider community, restore places...

Mobile Blood Donor Centre Rolling Into Clare

The Australian Red Cross Mobile Donor Centre will set up in Clare during March. Blood Service Media and Communications Manager, Jessica Willet is calling on those who have never donated to give blood when the Blood Donor Centre visits. One in three Australians will need blood in their lifetime, but only one in...

Public Consultation For Bennett Oval Redevelopment

The redevelopment of Bennett Oval is onto the planning stage, with Whyalla City Council looking for input from the community. Stage One of the plans to transform the oval into a multi-purpose sporting precinct includes upgrading the grandstand, facilities and playing surface. Council CEO Chris Cowley says “ city.” Council hopes to have...