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 […]
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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 […]
Firstly I would like wish the community of Coober Pedy a very Happy Christmas, and at the same time register support for the entire Waterworks Department at Coober Pedy who have reluctantly tendered their resignations, […]
UPDATE: Last month the Local Government Association (LGA) self-reported to the Office for Public Integrity (OPI) allegations recently made by the District Council of Coober Pedy. (see original report below)
The State Government will contribute $887,833 towards the following upgrades at eight regional airports and aerodromes as part of its Support Regional Aviation initiative:
$374,476 jointly funded by the Coalition Government’s and South Australian Government Indigenous Advancement Strategy will help establish an Alternative Learning Program at Coober Pedy Area School.
A record 15,175 South Australian students including Coober Pedy Area School students are today celebrating completing their South Australian Certificate of Education.
It is alleged that during a confidential meeting of the District Council of Coober Pedy on 19 January 2016, Cr Paul Reynolds failed to declare and appropriately deal with an interest in […]
Unprecedented Industrial strike action has commenced in the opal mining township of Coober Pedy today by Coober Pedy District Council workers protesting against senior management attempts to reduce Enterprise Agreement conditions. The […]
Energy Developments is pleased to announce the South Australian town of Coober Pedy has been successfully powered entirely off 100% renewable energy for more than 24 hours uninterrupted for the first time […]
Coober Pedy Regional Times 07-09-2017
It is with great sadness that the family of Yami Lester announce the passing of Yami Lester (Poppa Yami), Yankunytjatjara leader and Elder, Land Rights and anti-nuclear campaigner on 21 July 2017, […]
Tourists on holidays, too mean to use hygienic toilet facilities are camping and defecating in a conservation creek at Coober Pedy. As the filth builds up the locals have begun complaining and want the local authority to do it’s job.
Coober Pedy Regional Times 15-06-2017 PDF But where does the buck stop?
OMBUDSMAN INVESTIGATES 11 POTENTIAL ISSUES OF MISCONDUCT AND MALADMINISTRATION AT COOBER PEDY COUNCIL
OMBUDSMAN’S REPORTS Former Finance & Administration Manager The Former CEO
The Coober Pedy Renewable Hybrid Project is progressing well. During March and April 2017, the remaining major equipment (which comprises the Diesel Uninterruptible Power Supplies (DUPS), Heat Banks and Switchboards) arrived and […]
Easter Street Parade Coober Pedy
A man has died following a crash near Mimili yesterday evening.
Mintabie Opal mining town and the exploration history of shale oil at Officer Basin Petroleum exploration began in the 1960s, initially by Exoil, Conoco and Outback Oil. Seismic, aeromagnetic and gravity surveys […]
As at 14 March 2017, the Chair of the South Australian Heritage Council (the Council) formed the opinion that the properties nominated for the South Australian Heritage Register (Register) may meet one […]
The South Australian Government will support legislation before parliament which would allow for the cultivation of industrial hemp in South Australia.
On Sunday 20 to Tuesday 22 November 2016, Premier Jay Weatherill and Cabinet Ministers visited Whyalla, Coober Pedy and Roxby Downs communities as part of the Country Cabinet Whyalla and Central Outback […]
If you haven’t yet ordered a service act now Homes and businesses still on the Interim Satellite Service (ISS) need to act right now. nbn will be closing down the ISS on 28 […]
Infrastructure Projects Stream closes 28 February 2017 Community Investments Stream remains open until 31 March 2017 COMMUNITY GROUPS and Local Councils across the regions are being reminded that applications for Infrastructure Projects […]