Local News

Man Arrested in Red Hill

A man will face court after drugs were found in his car during a traffic stop in Red Hill. Police will allege that highway patrols stopped a car on the Augusta Highway and the male driver underwent a driver screening test, which returned a positive reading for cannabis and methamphetamine. A further...

SA Police Target Mobile Phone Use While Driving

If you can’t get off your phone while driving then you might find yourself with an expiation notice far worse than your phone bill. Operation Fatal Distraction began this week, with South Australian Police targeting drivers using mobile phones in an ongoing bid to reduce crashes caused by distracted drivers. The state-wide...

Port Augusta Locals Can Have Their Say

Port Augusta City Council are asking locals to ‘Have Their Say’ on upcoming local events in the region. Council are currently seeking feedback, with the effort of attaining information on which events have been deemed successful by the community as well as deciphering which events are no longer relevant. In an effort...

Moonta Man Charged

A man was arrested after cannabis was seized from a Moonta Bay home. Police allegedly located over 6kg of dried cannabis in vacuum sealed bags in the shed as well as inside the house along with various drug paraphernalia. The 54-year-old occupant was charged with possessing a commercial quantity of cannabis, and...

Locals Push for Water Improvements in Far North

It looks like locals in Quorn, Wilmington and Melrose may see better water quality after all, thanks to a number of submissions that have been made to SA Water under the 2020 Draft Regulatory Determination. Member for Giles Eddie Hughes has said, “Port Augusta, Whyalla and Port Pirie all have their...

Northern and Yorke Landscape Welcomes New Board Members

The inaugural Northern and Yorke Landscape Board members have been appointed, following recent recruitmentS. All six new members live locally in the region and bring a diverse range of skills and expertise to the board. The members will join Presiding Member Caroline Schaefer to lead a back-to-basics approach on managing natural resources...

Goyder Regional Council Receives Funding

Goyder Regional Council will receive $1 million dollars in funding thanks to the Commonwealth Government Drought Communities Programme- Extension 2020. The funding is set to support the development of long-standing community projects across the Goyder region, creating jobs and providing economic stimulus for local businesses. Council’s successful submission includes multiple projects and...

Whyalla Council Rates Deferred Until September

Whyalla residents and business owners can breathe a sigh of relief as Whyalla City Council soften the blow of the coronavirus pandemic. Council recently approved the deferring of rates payments upon application until August 31st, with fines and interest waived, to provide relief for impacted rate payers. In addition, leases and rental...

Business Degree’s Open for Regional Students

Port Augusta and Port Pirie students could soon be studying a Bachelor of Business or a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the Uni Hub Spencer Gulf. The degrees are delivered by Flinders University, with students supported locally through Uni Hub’s Port Augusta and Port Pirie campuses. Uni Hub CEO, Anita Crisp...

Whyalla’s Point Lowly Access Improved

The Whyalla City Council 3-year Road Delivery program is one step closer to completion with the upgrade of Gulf View Drive at Point Lowly. The road will offer a safer and more comfortable journey for motorists, with a further 1.5km section of Gulf View Drive being sealed from the Fitzgerald Bay...