Local News

Clare Valley Commencing Planning

The Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council is commencing development of a new 10-year Strategic Management Plan - 2020-2030 and is looking for community input. The plan will outline Council’s vision for the future economic, social and environmental development of the district. Council Chief Executive Officer Dr Helen Macdonald says they value everyone’s...

Native Seedlings for Landholders

Thousands of landholders across South Australia with ElectraNet assets on their properties have the opportunity to save 75 per cent on the cost of native seedlings. A new partnership between ElectraNet and Trees for Life will allow landholders to buy bulk seedlings for windbreaks, habitat for wildlife, shade, attracting pollinators, and...

Fire Waning to Cooking Households

As winter sets in SA’s fire services have launched Home Fire Safety Week to warn householders of cooking, the greatest winter house fire risk.   Each year, MFS and CFS firefighters battle nearly 300 cooking fires in homes across South Australia. Kitchen fires can consume homes and potentially lead to injuries or...

Port Pirie Council Thankful for Feedback

Port Pirie Regional Council is thankful for the community feedback on the Draft Parks Strategy. This was one of two draft strategies that were recently presented to residents for public consultation, along with the Draft Asset Management Plan and Strategy. Throughout the public consultation period, there were approximately 80 submissions of feedback...

Round 2 of Heritage Grants Now Open

Owners of heritage properties are invited to apply for the second round of State Government Heritage Grants funding which is now open. Grants will help owners of State Heritage properties to undertake vital preservation and restoration works. The first round of grants helped fund projects in Hawker, Quorn and the Moonta Mines...

RAA Calling for Investment for Regional Highways

RAA is calling on the state government to use next month’s budget to invest in key transport corridor upgrades in regional areas as well as road safety education. The state’s largest mobility association has identified key priorities worth around $40 million to save lives, raise living standards and improve transport efficiency. Their...

Crystal Brook Caravan Park Funding

The Crystal Brook Caravan Park has been recognised for its achievements with a new five-year lease and a $30,000 funding commitment from the Port Pirie Regional Council. The Council recently voted to support the Caravan Park following a presentation from the Crystal Brook Caravan Park Committee. The Crystal Brook Community Association Incorporated...

Whyalla's Mega Roadworks Plan

The Whyalla Council is proposing a $14m three-year plan for more than 40 kilometres of roadworks starting in the next financial year. The Council is conducting an extensive public consultation period to gauge public opinion and take all views on board. The roadworks program would one of the biggest undertaken by Council...

Drone Activity on the Yorke Peninsula

The Yorke Peninsula Council will be undertaking aerial photography of the Point Turton Township from mid-June. The Council is trialing the use of drones as an alternative mapping photography method instead of the current fixed-wing flyover service. Contractor National Drones is providing an alternate way of photographing the Yorke Peninsula region from...

Expansion of the Drought Communities Programme

The Outback Communities Authority welcomes the expansion of the Drought Communities Programme which sees Unincorporated SA listed as an eligible region. Funding under the Drought Communities Programme is available to eligible councils for local infrastructure projects and other drought related activities. Chair of the RDA Far North Mark Sutton says Agriculture is...