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

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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FRIDAY: SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING NE/NW PASTORAL

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.  bom-ids65512

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and damaging wind gusts in excess of of 90 km/h in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Marla, Oodnadatta, Marree, Amata, Mungeranie on the Birdsville Track and the Strzelecki Track south of Moomba.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Flinders district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

A 111 km/h wind gust was recorded at Warburto Point, near Wallaroo, at about 7:15 pm on Thursday.

24 mm of rainfall was recorded in 25 minutes at Edinburgh RAAF Base at about 8:30 pm on Thursday.

59 mm has been recorded at Leigh Creek overnight.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should: * Secure or put away loose items around your property. * Move cars under cover or away from trees. * Keep clear of fallen power lines. * Don’t drive, ride or walk through flood water. * Keep clear of creeks and storm drains. * Stay indoors, away from windows, while storms are nearby.

The next warning is due to be issued by 9:55 am.

If severe thunderstorms develop in the Adelaide Region, a more detailed Severe Thunderstorm Warning will be issued to people in this area.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau’s website at http://www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 215. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.