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 […]
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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 […]
Coober Pedy’s $37m Wind Solar energy project is just one of more than 20 major renewable energy projects are already under construction or will start this year, delivering an unprecedented program of […]
Rotor blades being lifted to the top of a tower by crane. Teams worked during the night at Coober Pedy due to the day temperatures and other weather conditions Coober Pedy Renewable […]
The State Government has stepped in for the second time, and will now cover all costs to ensure the Coober Pedy Swimming Pool remains open.
Probationary Constable Rachel Bagshaw and Probationary Constable Grant Archer graduate today from the Police Academy, as members of a course of 16 new police officers. Probationary Constable Bagshaw, a former ambulance officer […]
for HEAVY RAINFALL and DAMAGING WINDS For people in parts of the North West Pastoral and North East Pastoral districts. Issued at 6:52 am Friday, 20 January 2017. Severe thunderstorms are likely to […]
Police have identified the body of a man found at West Beach yesterday as a 67-year-old from Coober Pedy.
…it is a disappointing reality that some people abuse the welfare system and get payments they are not entitled to.
Voting for the Whyalla and Central Outback round of Fund My Idea closes on Friday 20 January at 5pm. Whyalla, Coober Pedy and Roxby Downs residents are encouraged to have their say […]
SA Health is urging businesses in metropolitan Adelaide to decontaminate their air-conditioning cooling towers following the notification of four cases of Legionnaires’ disease.
The South Australian Government will bring together key stakeholders on January 30 to discuss the potential for the establishment of industrial hemp and medicinal cannabis industries in the state.
The new power project at Coober Pedy has today seen the first mast of two Senvion MM92 turbines from the company’s two-megawatt (MW) portfolio standing verticle against the western horizon.
A new program has been launched to help vulnerable and disadvantaged South Australians with vision problems to access good quality, affordable glasses.
Adelaide is the only mainland capital city where first home buyers can get into the housing market with a deposit under $100,000. A new national report from Bankwest finds South Australia is […]
Coober Pedy and surrounding areas can expect several days of heavy rain over Christmas.
Member for Giles, Eddie Hughes, has secured a boost in funding for road maintenance for mining roads in Coober Pedy and surrounds. The $25,000 boost is a reinstatement of funding that was […]
From the 16-12-2016 to 30-12-2016 the nbn will switch on in areas including Moonta, Two Wells, Jamestown, Balaklava, Peterborough, Kadina and Wallaroo as well as parts of Edwardstown, Gawler and Gepps Cross […]
TOTAL FIRE BANS have been declared for Monday, 19 December 2016 in the following Fire Ban Districts: Northwest Pastoral – Very High Northeast Pastoral – High Flinders – Very High