This article is aimed at providing some perspective for the local community as to why Anangu from remote communities are pouring into our town in mid winter amidst a declared pandemic.
Local teacher at Coober Pedy Area School, Matthew Key has taken on a Deputy Principal role at Mount Gambier and will leave Coober Pedy with his family in July. Matt and Kim […]
A world first – electric flying craft racing series testing programme will take place near Coober Pedy
Coober Pedy – Out of Sight – Out of Mind
Ask any local – The liquor restrictions are simply not working effectively any more – by Margaret Mackay
Coober Pedy’s MINI-GEMS is one of eight council-run child care centres to receive financial assistance from the state government.
(New COVID-19 update) The 28 day extension will commence at 1pm on 2 May 2020
Today (15 Apr 2020 11:45am) the State Coordinator made a new Direction providing an update relevant to wineries, cellar doors, breweries and distilleries.
Additional police resources will be deployed to regional areas in South Australia this long weekend to monitor travelers. With the Easter long weekend fast approaching, South Australia Police are encouraging all residents […]
Would be travelers and ad-hoc campers should think twice before driving hundreds if not thousands of kilometres to remote or regional destinations to hide out for Easter as the doors to ‘non-essential […]
Regional Express (Rex) wishes to update the 54 regional and remote communities that are serviced by Rex on its immediate plans for the suspension/reduction of services so that they could be prepared […]
By Margaret Mackay Coober Pedy is well prepared for local Covid-19 testing thanks to a few upgrades to the Medical Practice area in McDougall Road and to a small but dedication team […]
The Marshall Liberal Government has announced details of its second economic stimulus package – which includes significant payroll and land tax relief for thousands of businesses across the state as well as […]
The District Council of Coober Pedy have tabled a request for financial consideration from Rex Airlines at its Tuesday night’s council meeting 24-3-2020. The letter of request outlines the airlines concerns in […]
Regional Express (Rex) has finalised the first stage of network reductions with effect from Monday 6 April 2020.
Igniting memories of a story that millions of Australians can relate to, Michaela Burger pays tribute to her Greek migrant family and hard-working, fun-loving larrikin father, Luke, in A MIGRANT’S SON. From […]
The 2020 Opal Symposium committee are feeling very excited to be hosting the 20/20 Vision 10th National Opal Symposium at Coober Pedy on the 8 & 9 April 2020 .
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. […]
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
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 […]