Local News

Police to Attend Port Pirie Skate Competition

Police Officers from the Yorke and Mid North Local Service Area will be at the Port Pirie Skate Park this weekend for the 4Shore Skate Competition. Skaters, BMXers and Scooters from the Australian Skate Park League will be taking part in the all ages event. Officers from the crime prevention section will...

Neoen's Response to Crystal Brook Energy Park

Neoen Energy has responded to further information requests from the State Commission Assessment Panel on the proposed Crystal Brook Energy Park. The response from Neoen covers a wide range of topical arguments that had been raised by residents, business owners and professionals. It Includes questions regarding to design, operation, communication, environmental, flora...

New Battery Storage for the YP

A new 30-Megawatt battery has been completed on the Yorke Peninsula, aiming to provide power reliability to the region. The battery at Dalrymple is the first certified indoor battery in Australia that is connected to the energy grid. The indoor battery storage facility built by ElectraNet is about a third of the...

SA Heritage Grants Now Open

Half a million dollars in grants is now available to owners of State Heritage properties to help them undertake vital preservation and restoration works. The SA Heritage Grants Program offers grants designed to help rejuvenate our built heritage, ensuring it is protected and preserved for future generations. Minister for Environment and Water...

Road Upgrades to Upper Yorke Peninsula

The State Government’s $40million Upper Yorke Peninsula Regional Road Network Upgrade Program is almost complete. The works have included the Federation Corner roundabout, Bute to Kulpara road pavement rehabilitation and upgrades to the Copper Coast Highway. It will also involve pavement resealing and maintenance between Maitland and Ardrossan, Port Wakefield and Kulpara,...

Workshops to Help Regional Businesses

Rural Business Support’s new Business Readiness Project aims to help 135 small rural and regional South Australian businesses be better prepared to withstand and survive natural disaster events. The workshops focus on preparing businesses for events including fires, floods and even power outages during severe storms. The project aims to reach 135...

Desert Fringe Returns to Port Augusta

The Desert Fringe returns to Port Augusta in March for the 12th year in a row, bringing some of the best acts to the region. Running from the 1st to the 3rd the program is filled to the brim with a mix of circus, comedy, music, dance, visual art and free...

Region-Wide Warnings of Extreme Heat

With temperatures sitting well over 40 degrees for the next few days SA Health says everyone is at risk of heat-related illness during the extreme heat. SA Health’s Chief Medical Officer and Chief Public Health Officer, Professor Paddy Phillips says young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people who have chronic...

Remediation of Bird Lake Underway

Remediation work on Port Augusta’s Bird Lake is set to begin in March with $3.2 million provided to the Port Augusta City Council to rehabilitate the site. Residents have experienced unpleasant odours for over a decade with the closure of the Northern Power Station only making the problem worse. The project will...

Spirits on the Rise on the YP

The Yorke Peninsula’s first every micro-distillery has opened its doors to the public with a selection of home-made spirits on offer. Sunny Hill Distillery is located on the owners Arthurton property in between Kadina and Minlaton, where they converted an old machinery shed into a distillery and tasting room. The distillery is...