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.
Coober Pedy – Out of Sight – Out of Mind
Ask any local – The liquor restrictions are simply not working effectively any more – by Margaret Mackay
Previously disengaged students in Coober Pedy Area School, South Australia are coming back thanks to an innovative program customising school to meet each student’s individual needs.
National Volunteer Week 2020 is Monday 18 May – Sunday 24 May 2020 “Changing Communities, Changing Lives” The Coober Pedy Mine Rescue/SES Unit is the primary rescue unit in Coober Pedy and […]
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 […]
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 March meeting of the Andamooka Progress & Opal Miners Association (APOMA) gave rise to debate around grave concerns for the future sustainability of Andamooka and other towns and communities in the […]
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 .
By Andrew Spence Oz Minerals’ West Musgrave project in central Australia has the potential to produce 28,000 tonnes of copper and 22,000 tonnes of nickel a year for 26 years, according to […]
New data from September 2014 to September 2019 for the Flinders Ranges and OUTBACK shows: South Australia’s tourism sector has hit a new record, with an all-time-high $7.8 billion spent by visitors […]
DOZENS of mining workers have been made redundant a week before Christmas following the sudden closure of the CU-River’s Cairn Hill mine.
COOBER PEDY AIRPORT – CHANGES TO APPROACH PROCEDURES When will this change occur? Airservices will implement changes for aircraft arriving to Coober Pedy Airport from February 2020.
PUBLIC NOTICE WOOMERA EXCLUSION ZONE & REVIEW OF PERMIT INFORMATION Amber Zone 1 – South-Eastern Corner 25 NOVEMBER—15 DECEMBER 2019 The Stuart Highway will not be closed and there will be no […]
The family of Tauto Sansbury is brokenhearted at his passing at 9.10pm on 23 September.
A significant DNA breakthrough has led to the arrest today of a man in Victoria in connection with the murder of an Adelaide woman in 1993.
CONCLUSION OF ROAD CLOSURES (1 September to 5 October)Stuart Highway OPEN Friday 4 October 2019Stuart Highway OPEN Saturday 5 October 2019Thank you for your patience & continue to drive safely Stuart Highway […]
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 […]
Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he is very pleased to announce a Federal Government investment of $600,000 for a new and innovative flying headspace model based out of Port Augusta […]
If Coober Pedy’s resident heard sirens this morning (Easter Sunday) and saw emergency vehicles tearing out of town, there was car and caravan rollover over near William Creek.
On Thursday 11 April, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) executed search warrants at an address in Riverglades, South Australia, as part of an illegal alcohol excise investigation.
The federal election has been announced and Australians must act now to ensure they are enrolled before the deadline of 8pm on 18 April 2019.
A Nomination that was submitted by the SES Deputy Chief Officer, Dermot Barry on behalf of the Coober Pedy Mine Rescue/SES received a Ministerial commendation at a ceremony on 19 November 2018. […]
More than 25,000 phone and web reports received by Crime Stoppers SA in 2018 stopped an estimated 80,035 cannabis and 12,227 amphetamine street deals in South Australia. In addition, a total of […]
The South Australian Governor has made a proclamation declaring the District Council of Coober Pedy (the Council) to be a defaulting council and appointing an administrator.
“Minister Knoll must resolve Coober Pedy Council uncertainty.” The South Australian Parliament is still procrastinating over an Ombudsman investigation into the Coober Pedy Council that began in October 2016 and completed in […]