Following a national recruitment campaign, three people have been appointed as ongoing administrators for the District Council of Coober Pedy (Council) in a move expected to fast-track the road back to an […]
PUBLIC CONSULTATION – COUNCIL MEETINGS
Council has been having its Council Meetings starting from 7pm on the 4th Tuesday of the month. The timing has meant a number of Council employees receive overtime and this costs $10-15,000 per […]
ANOTHER ROUND OF COUNCIL ADMINISTRATION BEGINS FOR COOBER PEDY AS FORMER PLAYFORD CEO TIM JACKSON LEAVES THE BUILDING!
Mr Colin Davies, a former CEO at Local Government level has been appointed as the new interim administrator for the District Council of Coober Pedy to provide stability and leadership for the […]
5 ABORIGINAL MEN PERISH DURING HEATWAVE ON WILLIAM CREEK RD 1960
By David Hewitt for Coober Pedy Regional Times. This week [1-7 January 2023] marks 63 years since five Western Arrarnta Aboriginal men died on the William Creek road, approximately 75 kilometres from […]
DISCOVERY COULD OPEN DOOR TO NEW COPD TREATMENT
Centenary Institute – Professor Phil Hansbro, Director of the Centenary UTS Centre for Inflammation Research led by the Centenary Institute, the University of Technology Sydney and Ghent University Hospital, Belgium has identified […]
COOBER PEDY’S CFS FIGHTS STRUCTURE FIRE IN SCORCHING SUMMER HEAT
SIP N’ SAVE SPECIALS AT OPAL INN COOBER PEDY FROM 18-11-2022
SIP N’ SAVE SPECIALS AT OPAL INN COOBER PEDY FROM 4-11-2022
FUNERAL SERVICE OF KATHLEEN BURNS WILL LIVESTREAM ON FRIDAY 28 OCTOBER AT 11AM
DEATH NOTICE BURNS, Kathleen Anne With deepest sorrow, the Burns family wish to announce the passing of Kathleen Anne Burns5-9-1942 ~ 18-10-2022 Aged 80 Years
INVITATION TO MEET WITH MINISTER GEOFF BROCK at COOBER PEDY
PEAK IRON REQUEST FOR TENDER
WESTPAC BANK ANNOUNCES CLOSURE OF COOBER PEDY BRANCH IN FEBRUARY
By Margaret Mackay Local Member for Giles, Eddie Hughes MP has slammed the behaviour of Westpac Bank after it announced the closure of its branch in Coober Pedy this week.
PROPOSAL TO UPGRADE A TELSTRA MOBILE PHONE BASE STATION WITH 5G AT: ERNABELLA COMMUNITY, PUKATJA
WESTPAC BANK ANNOUNCE CLOSURE OF COOBER PEDY BRANCH, IN FEBRUARY
WOOMERA PROHIBITED AREA – TWO AREAS OF THE GREEN ZONE WILL BE CLOSED BETWEEN 16 OCTOBER TO 5 NOVEMBER 2022
Exclusion period notification This notice provides notification that the Green Zone will be closed between 16 October to 5 November 2022 to allow Defence to undertake testing activities. For safety and security […]
TENDER – REX GROUND HANDLING AGENT – at COOBER PEDY
REX NAMED AIRLINE OF THE YEAR
Rex has been declared the ‘Airline of the Year’ at the inaugural Australian Aviation Awards for2022 organised in partnership with UNSW. The judges recognised Rex’s resilience, adaptability, flexibility, innovation and growth whilstkeeping […]
WILL TIM JACKSON SELF-REPORT AGAIN TO THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC INTEGRITY?
LETTER TO EDITOR, On 22 March 2022, Administrator Tim Jackson made a public statement in the Council Agenda and meeting that he had self-reported to the Office of Public Integrity (OPI) about […]
COUNCILOR WINS DEFAMATION / VICTIMISATION CLAIM AGAINST COOBER PEDY ADMINISTRATOR TIM JACKSON
REPORT: By consent and in Orders made this week by Magistrate Davis in chambers, it was agreed that TIMOTHY ROBERT SANDFORD JACKSON had defamed and victimised former Councilor of the District Council […]
COOBER PEDY COMMUNITY BLAMES SECOND EXTENSION OF ADMINISTRATION ON TIM JACKSON’S FAILURE TO PERFORM
EDITORIAL/OPINION: Margaret Mackay Editor The State Government has made a decision to extend the governance by an Administrator of the District Council of Coober Pedy for a further maximum time of four […]
SIP N’ SAVE SPECIALS AT OPAL INN COOBER PEDY FROM 22-7-2022
GEOFF BROCK MP TO VISIT FAR NORTH COMMUNITIES THIS WEEK
Far North residents are invited to help shape the future of South Australia’s outback. Nominations are now open for positions on the Outback Communities Authority, giving South Australians living in the outback […]
OMBUDSMAN SQUASHES TIM JACKSON’S “SELF-REPORT” AND IDENTIFIES A SEPARATE CASE FOR POTENTIAL MALADMINISTRATION
VIZ ‘conduct resulting from impropriety, incompetence, or negligence Mr Tim Jackson, AdministratorDistrict Council of Coober PedyBy email: firstname.lastname@example.org Dear Mr Jackson Your report about your own conductI refer to your report to […]
OPEN LETTER TO MINISTER GEOFF BROCK
“……. I believe that Coober Pedy administrator Tim Jackson MUST stand-down” Why did the DCCP Administrator, Tim Jackson instruct for me to be charged with contempt of court when he had no […]
DISTRICT COUNCIL OF COOBER PEDY YOUR CHANCE TO HAVE A SAY!
Council is seeking the views of the community on the draft 2022-23 Annual Business Plan (ABP) andBudget. The draft ABP and budget can be found on https://www.cooberpedy.sa.gov.au/noticeboard/public-consultation Hard copies can also be […]
SIP N’ SAVE SPECIALS AT OPAL INN COOBER PEDY FROM 24-6-2022
39 YEAR OLD MAN ARRESTED OVER STABBING AT COOBER PEDY
Local residents at Coober Pedy have expressed considerable angst over an alleged stabbing in their community. Today (Thursday 16-6-20220) police released the following information. About 3pm on Sunday 12 June, patrols were […]
OPAL MINER FRANK PENNISI SURVIVES 43FT DROP DOWN A MINE SHAFT AT COOBER PEDY
Story & Photos: Margaret Mackay © On Thursday 10 March 2022 at approx 3.30pm the Coober Pedy Mine Rescue/SES pagers went off requesting a response. An opal miner was stuck at the […]
REMOTE COOBER PEDY BATTLING UNWELCOME DRINKERS & UNCONCERNED COVID CARRIERS
“COOBER PEDY NEEDS SOME URGENT RULES IN PLACE”
INDIGENOUS CRANE SERVICE TO ENHANCE SERVICES TO FAR NORTH
The introduction of a new crane hire service for the outback region will provide further options for broad range of prospective clients. Based in Port Augusta, Macweld Crane Hire is a recently […]
SUSPICIOUS HOUSE FIRE AT FERRAL ST. COOBER PEDY
At 8.25 on Wednesday 30 June 2021 Emergency Service crews were called to a fire at an empty house in Ferrall Street Coober Pedy. CFS Volunteers assisted by Mine Rescue/SES were at […]
PUBLIC SECTOR BULLYING & HARASSMENT HAS COST TAXPAYERS NEARLY $40M IN PAYOUTS OVER PAST FIVE YEARS
South Australian taxpayers have forked out almost $40 million to public servants harassed in their workplace over the past five years, explosive figures obtained by SA-BEST have revealed.
HEAVY VEHICLE HEALTH CHECK KICKS OFF IN MAY
The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is urging heavy vehicle operators to use their Daily Safety Checklist, ahead of the second major health check of Australia’s heavy vehicle fleet.
FAKE $50’S CIRCULATING IN SA – POLICE WARNING
19 Apr 2021 3:43pm Police are urging the public and business owners to be vigilant in checking their cash after a recent surge in counterfeit notes being passed across the state.
ICAC PUBLIC STATEMENT: TWO POLICE OFFICERS CHARGED
14 April 2021. Statement by the Hon. Ann Vanstone QC Independent Commissioner Against CorruptionAs a result of an ICAC investigation, on 22 March 2021 two South Australia Police officers were charged by […]
FIRE DANGER SEASON FINISH DATES ALL AREAS SOUTH AUSTRALIA
COOBER PEDY TO HOST 10th NATIONAL OPAL SYMPOSIUM 31 MARCH -1 APRIL 2021
The Opal Symposium held at Coober Pedy this year, brings together opal miners from all the opal fields of Australia, major opal dealers and traders plus many from Australia’s Universities and the […]
SIP N’ SAVE SPECIALS 26-3-2021 at OPAL INN COOBER PEDY
UPDATE: MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER IN FLINDERS RANGES
A 20-year-old Kurralta Park man has been charged with murder following the discovery of the body of a woman in a shallow grave near Hawker
UPDATE: DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE DEATH IN FLINDERS RANGES NEAR HAWKER
Woman’s body found in Flinders Ranges – near Hawker 8-3-2021
DOUBLE FATALITY STUART HIGHWAY NEAR GLENDAMBO/PIMBA
07 Mar 2021 6:39am Two people have died following a crash on the Stuart Highway at Wirraminna in the State’s Far North. A crash involving a B-double truck and a Ford utility […]
SERIOUS CRASH ON STUART HIGHWAY IN FAR NORTH – ROAD CLOSED TWO-WAYS
UPDATE: Serious Crash on Stuart Highway in Far North 06 Mar 2021 5:17pm Emergency services are responding to reports of a serious crash on the Stuart Highway at Wirraminna in the State’s […]
OPINION: 2021 CURE THE TRANSIENT ALCOHOL PROBLEM, AT HOME!
How much longer are we prepared to allow this shameful situation to exist? Every able-bodied young Anangu male in 2021 is following in the undignified footsteps of their forefathers. “Is this deliberate”? […]
PINAROO CROWNED 2020 AG TOWN OF THE YEAR – CONGRATULATIONS!
Mallee farming town, Pinnaroo, has been crowned the 2020 Ag Town of the Year during last night’s Regional Showcase event at O’Leary Walker Wines in Clare.
SIP N’ SAVE SPECIALS 26-2-2021 at OPAL INN COOBER PEDY
Cross Border Travel Direction No 39
Updates have been made to the Cross Border Travel Direction in relation to the ongoing situation in Victoria. Cross Border Travel Direction No 39 The Cross Border No 39 Direction comes into […]
PUBLIC ACTIVITIES DIRECTION No 19
Updates have been made to the Public Activities Direction, Supervised Quarantine Direction and the Residential Aged Care Directions. Public Activities Direction No 19 The Public Activities No 19 Direction comes into effect […]
10th NATIONAL OPAL SYMPOSIUM at COOBER PEDY 31 MARCH – 1 APRIL 2021
FAR NORTH: ALCOHOL INTERCEPTED BEFORE APY LANDS
29 Jan 2021 5:02pm More than 300 litres of alcohol was intercepted by police last month suspected of being illegally transported into the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. A Far North Highway […]
CASA: COMMERCIAL DRONE REGISTRATION WARNING
Commercial and non-recreational drone operators are being warned there are serious consequences for flying drones that are not registered.