By Andrew Spence Oz Minerals’ West Musgrave project in central Australia has the potential to produce 28,000 tonnes of copper and 22,000 tonnes of nickel a year for 26 years, according to […]
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New data from September 2014 to September 2019 for the Flinders Ranges and OUTBACK shows: South Australia’s tourism sector has hit a new record, with an all-time-high $7.8 billion spent by visitors […]
COOBER PEDY: COMMUNITY CONSULTATION – LONG TERM FINANCIAL PLAN & INFRASTRUCTURE and ASSET MANAGEMENT PLAN
At its meeting on 17th December 2019, Council resolved to consult the community in relation to the draft Long Term Financial Plan (LTFP) and draft Infrastructure and Asset Management Plan (IAMP). The […]
The newest addition to the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) aeromedical fleet has arrived in Australia just in time for Christmas, thanks to ongoing generous donations from the community. The $7 million […]
ELCA’s full list of recommendations for the Federal Government. Excerpt from letter sent by Greg Mullins to David Littleproud, 29 November 2019
DOZENS of mining workers have been made redundant a week before Christmas following the sudden closure of the CU-River’s Cairn Hill mine.
Two years on from what was cited as “A culture of bullying perpetrated by management” at the DCCP water works, the town has a suspended council, but not much else has changed. […]
COOBER PEDY AIRPORT – CHANGES TO APPROACH PROCEDURES When will this change occur? Airservices will implement changes for aircraft arriving to Coober Pedy Airport from February 2020.
PUBLIC NOTICE WOOMERA EXCLUSION ZONE & REVIEW OF PERMIT INFORMATION Amber Zone 1 – South-Eastern Corner 25 NOVEMBER—15 DECEMBER 2019 The Stuart Highway will not be closed and there will be no […]
The family of Tauto Sansbury is brokenhearted at his passing at 9.10pm on 23 September.
A significant DNA breakthrough has led to the arrest today of a man in Victoria in connection with the murder of an Adelaide woman in 1993.
Global energy producer EDL has won the 2019 Asia Power Awards’ Environmental Upgrade of the Year in recognition of its successful Coober Pedy Hybrid Renewable Project.
SA Tourism Minister David Ridgway was eager to get into the region last weekend to visit the local business community, particularly given that 43 % of the SA visitor economy spend is […]
OPAL INN SIP N’ SAVE SPECIALS
CONCLUSION OF ROAD CLOSURES (1 September to 5 October)Stuart Highway OPEN Friday 4 October 2019Stuart Highway OPEN Saturday 5 October 2019Thank you for your patience & continue to drive safely Stuart Highway […]
A man and woman have been flown to the the Royal Adelaide Hospital following a light plane crash at William Creek on Sunday afternoon
by Margaret Mackay Each year, more than 300,000 people visit Uluru, but the Uluru climb will close for good on 26 October 2019. See: https://www.ayersrockresort.com.au/uluru-and-kata-tjuta/uluru-and-kata-tjuta-national-park/can-i-climb-uluru
12 July 2019 3:20pm Police have seized some property and are trying to identify the owner(s).
The public road in front of the Lookout Cave Motel. Idyllic location with stunning views, but no safety guards where the road meets the edge of the hill in front of the […]
Education Minister John Gardner has announced today the State Government plans for TAFE campuses throughout South Australia.
More than 100 million years ago, when Australia was part of the supercontinent Gondwana, a vast array of dinosaurs lived, died and left a remarkable fossil record – some of it beneath […]
By Margaret Mackay The Stuart Highway was temporarily closed on Saturday afternoon 6-7-2019 for the RFDS to land on the Traeger Roadstrip, near Glendambo in South Australia’s Far North. They landed to […]
A man has been arrested following the death of another man at Coober Pedy in the State’s far north on Thursday night July 4th..
Budget Paper 1: Budget Overview A summary publication capturing all highlights from the 2019-20 Budget. PDF Budget Paper 2: Budget Speech A copy of the Treasurer’s speech, delivered to Parliament on 18 […]
By Margaret Mackay Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said this week that he welcomed the announcement of funding of more than two million dollars for a new Community Transition and Learning […]
Manager of the Opal Inn Hotel & Motel in Coober Pedy Tony Pallotta said this week, “Water coming into Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre is a great boost to our region.” “We are currently […]
Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he is very pleased to announce a Federal Government investment of $600,000 for a new and innovative flying headspace model based out of Port Augusta […]
If Coober Pedy’s resident heard sirens this morning (Easter Sunday) and saw emergency vehicles tearing out of town, there was car and caravan rollover over near William Creek.
On Thursday 11 April, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) executed search warrants at an address in Riverglades, South Australia, as part of an illegal alcohol excise investigation.
The federal election has been announced and Australians must act now to ensure they are enrolled before the deadline of 8pm on 18 April 2019.
A Nomination that was submitted by the SES Deputy Chief Officer, Dermot Barry on behalf of the Coober Pedy Mine Rescue/SES received a Ministerial commendation at a ceremony on 19 November 2018. […]
More than 25,000 phone and web reports received by Crime Stoppers SA in 2018 stopped an estimated 80,035 cannabis and 12,227 amphetamine street deals in South Australia. In addition, a total of […]
The South Australian Governor has made a proclamation declaring the District Council of Coober Pedy (the Council) to be a defaulting council and appointing an administrator.
“Minister Knoll must resolve Coober Pedy Council uncertainty.” The South Australian Parliament is still procrastinating over an Ombudsman investigation into the Coober Pedy Council that began in October 2016 and completed in […]
Coober Pedy is an interesting place to visit, but it is not the opals or the scenery which keeps drawing senior police investigators back to the remote outback town. There are several […]
Time to consider your vote – South Australian Council areas
An asteroid that hit Australia 545 million years ago, was “big enough to crack a continent”