Local News

Gaming Convention Returns to The YP

After the success of last year’s inaugural event, YorKon is back again this April. 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...

Information Sessions on Bridge Duplication

A community information session on the Joy Baluch AM Bridge Duplication Project will be hosted at the start of April. The Joy Baluch Bridge is an important link in the National Land Transport network in Port Augusta, providing access across the Spencer Gulf. The $200 million duplication of the bridge will improve...

Flinders and Peterborough Councils Eligible for Funding

Peterborough and the Flinders Ranges Councils are now eligible for $1 million in funding through the Drought Communities Program. The two councils have been added to the 13 councils in Grey already eligible under the program. Funding under the Drought Communities Programme is available to eligible councils for local infrastructure projects and...

Projects Funded in The Yorke and Mid North

Eight projects from the Yorke and Mid North Region were awarded a total of $669,410 under the Building Better Regions Fund. The grants approved for Yorke and Mid North projects range from new community facilities, marine safety, youth volunteering and town branding. The events and strategic tourism projects will add value for...

Submissions Closing for FANDOM Exhibition

Submissions close tomorrow for the Port Pirie Regional Gallery’s FANDOM exhibition. Locals, sporting clubs and community groups can submit their unique sporting memorabilia as a reflection of our sporting culture in Australia and the strong history of sporting culture unique to Port Pire. FANDOM will be held in conjunction with the 2019...

CFS Urging Farmers to Burn Off with Caution

The CFS are urging people to exercise caution as landowners begin stubble burning on paddocks in preparation for seeding. Residents may notice an increase in smoke in grain and crop growing districts. SA Country Fire Service State Duty Commander Nik Stanley says with the state still within the Fire Danger Season, land...

Neoen Energy Community Fund Open

Community groups are encouraged to apply for funding for Neoen Energy’s newly opened community fund. The fund was created in the region to make a positive contribution to the community surrounding the Hornsdale Wind Farm. The Community Fund is open to non-for-profit organisations in the Northern Areas Council. $60,000 has been allocated to...

SA Tourism Award Nominations 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,...

Whyalla Childcare Centre Passes Surprise Test

The City of Whyalla’s child care centre has passed an Education Standards Board surprise audit with flying colours. The early childhood to senior schooling board conducted an unannounced audit in February to ensure the centre met all legislative requirements. The authorised Education Standards Board officer found there were no areas of non-compliance...

Mobile Black Spots Program Expanding

Several spots across the region will benefit from new mobile phone towers that have been announced through the Mobile Black Spots Program. 16 new towers will be installed, bringing the total number of towers in the Grey Electorate to 39. Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey says the extra 16 towers will make...