CROCODILE HARRY’S ORIGINAL DUGOUT, AND BOB’S HUT NOW LISTED AS STATE HERITAGE PLACES

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Bob’s Hut at Shell Patch Heritage listed as at 14 March 2017

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Crocodile Harry’s original dugout at Shell Patch Heritage listed as from 14 March 2017

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 or more of the criteria for heritage significance’ under section16 (1) of the Heritage Places Act 19993 (the Act) and believes that this place’… should be protected while an assessment of its heritage significance is carried out’.

Accordingly, it has been provisionally entered as a State Heritage Place in the Register under section 17(2)(b) of the Act.

The state Heritage Place details are:

Crocodile Harry’s Dugout and Bob’s Hut, Shell Patch Water Reserve, Gate 32 Stuart Highway, near Coober Pedy SA 5723. Continue reading

COUNTRY CABINET WHYALLA & CENTRAL OUTBACK REPORT

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Local business owners Bundi and Kypros Pantelis speak with Deputy Premier/Attorney General  John Rau at the Coober Pedy Country Cabinet

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 program. Continue reading

COMMUNITY GROUPS & COUNCILS SHOULD APPLY FOR ‘BUILDING BETTER REGIONS’ FUNDING NOW

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Federal Minister for Regional Australia in 2012 Mr. Simon Crean (centre) personally delivered the Water for Growth funding announcement to Mayor Steve Baines (left) Phil Van Poorten Water Manager (right) and the staff at Works Department at Coober Pedy. The funding announcement was a huge morale booster for the town.

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 under the Building Better Regions Fund close on the 28th February 2017. Continue reading

20+ RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS WILL COMMENCE IN 2017

_img_2187ccfb2Coober 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 works which will create almost 3000 direct jobs and generate more than $5 billion of investment, according to new analysis from the Clean Energy Council released today.

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WIND POWER – COOBER PEDY’S CHANGING LANDSCAPE

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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 Hybrid Project Update

Coober Pedy residents will have noticed ongoing activity to the south of the highway before and since Christmas has resulted in some new landmarks appearing on the horizon.

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