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
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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”
Should Government decisions on Mintabie be subjected to an Independent Review/Examination? We have until the 31st of October to email the South Australian Government about why they shouldn’t shut down the Mintabie […]
Access to travel on the Stuart Highway SA will be suspended for up to 12 hours per suspension between 1 October and 21 October 2018
A stunning 68-ounce gold nugget, worth more than AU$100,000, has been uncovered in remote Western Australia by a prospector using a state-of-the-art Minelab GPZ 7000 detector.
Nominations close Tuesday 18 September, at 12 noon for the 2018 Council elections.
Nominations open today [4-9-2018] for the 2018 Council elections. Intending candidates can nominate by completing a nomination form available from any council or downloaded by following the links at ecsa.sa.gov.au and lodging […]
The Financial Assistance Grant program supports a wide range of community projects Councils can spend their grants according to local priorities More than $2.4 billion is being provided under the program this […]
By Margaret Mackay Coober Pedy Area School kid Ben Blobel is raising money to help his dream of becoming a professional soccer player come true.
This is a general announcement, even if your council does not end up going to an election. Enrolments close 5pm Friday 10 August 2018.
COOBER PEDY COUNCIL: “…ONE OF THE MOST SERIOUS EXAMPLES OF MALADMINISTRATION IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION…”
DCCP local government elections looking grim for the community in light of Ombudsman findings!
close to 5,000 workers in safety-sensitive industries are turning up to their jobs under the influence of methamphetamines, and predominately ice.
The aviation industry is amidst a global pilot shortage from which Australia is not spared.
Notice to licence holders at Mintabie: Mintabie township transition to APY Lands The Minister for Energy and Mining Dan van Holst Pellekaan has given written notice to APY confirming his intention to […]
Updated: A man has had a lucky escape after he fell down a mine shaft at Coober Pedy overnight.
LGA President Mayor Lorraine Rosenberg has resigned following a special meeting of the LGA Executive Committee on Thursday.
Coober Pedy Hospital has access to doctors on a 24/7 on-call basis to provide patient and emergency care. On Saturday morning, the on-call doctor became unwell which meant he was unable to […]
Coober Pedy District Council will undergo an (ATO) Federal Tax audit during May 2018, with tax auditors targeting 2012 as a starting point!
Scientific evidence supports the view that fracture stimulation in the Arckaringa Basin represents an unreasonable risk to the environment The Coober Pedy community has until the 4th of June to submit comments […]
South Australian Police are investigating the theft of a large quantity of opals and fossils from a home at Kangaroo Island in the states south. Thieves broke into a residence on […]
Letter to Editor RE: INVESTIGATION IN RESPONSE TO A REFERRAL FROM [ICAC] COMMISSIONER PURSUANT TO SECTION 24(2) (b) OF THE INDEPENDENT COMMISSIONER AGAINST CORRUPTION ACT 2012 (ICAC ACT)…. 2015/000390. Dear Editor, As I […]
One of Coober Pedy most well known icons the Old Timer’s Mine owned by the Gough family, was recently sold to former Coober Pedy resident and opal industry son Nicko Farantouris.
Dear Resident(s), I was in Coober Pedy for three days at the end of January to listen to concerns from a cross section of residents. As a result of that visit […]
SA-BEST candidate for Giles, Tom Antonio, says his party will be calling for a moratorium on proposed fracking in the Arckaringa Basin, east of Coober Pedy, following concerns from residents of the […]
Milan RAKO Born 15th April, 1945 Province of Imotski Croatia Arrived in Australia October, 1967 Passed away suddenly on 29th January, 2018 in Mintabie. A man of many colours, like the opals […]
The town is gearing up for the biggest event of summer, with the Italian Club’s Mid-Summer Party this coming Saturday 27 January. Featuring music by DJ Paolo, summer cocktails, hot and cold […]
Coober Pedy residents complaining of both stagnant-smelling and over-chlorinated tap water since the weekend of 6/7 January 2017 have taken to testing their own water before letting their children near it or […]