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Candidates To Make Their Pitch

Candidates vying for the seat of Grey in the Federal Election will have the opportunity outline their vision and priorities for the Upper Spencer Gulf at a forum on Wednesday. The forum will be hosted at Central Oval by the Spencer Gulf Cities of Port Pirie, Whyalla and Port Augusta Councils. Chair...

Whyalla Cleaning up Graffiti

City of Whyalla crews have cleaned up graffiti on a welcome sign to the steel city. The Council was aware of a spate of graffiti on signs coming into Whyalla. The HMAS Whyalla Ship tours sign was one of those signs hit with Council crews pushing this job up the list to...

King George Whiting Back on the Menu for Spencer Gulf

The State Government will re-open the Spencer Gulf and Yorke Peninsula for King George Whiting fishing this year after listening to the views of South Australian commercial and recreational fishers. Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone says King George Whiting will be back on the menu this May...

Neoen Energy Fund Opens

Neoen Energy has just opened its Energy Efficiency Fund for not for profit, volunteer-based community groups located within the Northern Areas Council. The company is seeking to make a positive contribution to the communities in which it operates.  Neoen Energy has allocated $60,000 through its Energy Efficiency Fund to support local groups...

Headspace To Help Young People in Remote Areas

A $600,000 Federal investment has been announced for a new and innovative flying headspace model based out of Port Augusta to provide young people in the outback with mental health support. Headspace will collaborate with the Royal Flying Doctor Service and deliver services from their clinic sites at Maree and Oodnadatta. Federal...

Gamers Set to Decend on YorKon this Weekend

After the success of last year’s inaugural event, YorKon is back again this weekend. The Yorke Peninsula Council has again partnered with Team AvCon and the Copper Coast Table Top Gamers, as well as welcoming new partner Retrospekt, in hosting the YorKon Gaming Convention. This year’s event will have more games, activities...

SA Tourism Awards Now Open

Local tourism operators are encouraged to nominate for the 2019 South Australian Tourism Awards. The South Australian Tourism Awards showcase the State's finest tourism businesses, celebrating those who have demonstrated outstanding achievements and success throughout the year. The program allows entrants to highlight their success and be rewarded with improved business planning,...

CuttleFest Becoming Bigger and Better

Whyalla’s CuttleFest continues to grow with some exciting new features on the table for 2019. Along with an increase in supervised tours from the Stony Point cuttlefish aggregation site, there will be an inaugural opening ceremony on June 1 at the Whyalla foreshore. The City of Whyalla is working with several departments...

SIMEC's New Mobile Harbour Crane

SIMEC’s Whyalla Port has further increased its third‐party cargo capabilities, with the installation of a new, state‐of‐the‐art mobile harbour crane. The impressive machinery replaces the long‐serving stockbridge, significantly improving the port’s reliability and productivity through increased capability and cycle times. SIMEC Mining Executive Managing Director, Matt Reed, says the new crane is...

Annual Tree Allocation 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...