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 […]
ANDAMOOKA URGES A REGIONAL APPROACH TO CONTEST INADEQUACY OF OUTBACK REGIONS FUNDING
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 […]
DCCP TO CONSIDER REX AIRLINES REQUEST FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
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 […]
REX AIRLINES REDUCES REGIONAL AIR SERVICES AMIDST PANDEMIC
Regional Express (Rex) has finalised the first stage of network reductions with effect from Monday 6 April 2020.
A MIGRANT’S SON by MICHAELA BURGER
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 […]
2020 VISION 10th NATIONAL OPAL SYMPOSIUM TO BE HELD IN COOBER PEDY
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 .
OZ MINERALS STUDY CONFIRMS WEST MUSGRAVE COPPER POTENTIAL
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 […]
COOBER PEDY REGIONAL TIMES 7-2-2020
FLINDERS RANGES & OUTBACK HELPS SET RECORD HIGH SA $7.8B TOURISM SPEND
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 […]
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 […]
RFDS $7 MILLION PILATUS AIRCRAFT WILL BE IN THE SKIES BY LATE FEBRUARY
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 […]
FULL LIST OF FIRE & EMERGENCY CHIEF’S RECOMMENDATIONS TO FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
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 REDUNDANCIES AS CU-RIVER MINE NEAR COOBER PEDY CLOSES
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’S WATER CRISIS DEEPENS AS WATER SUBSIDY PETITION ENTERS PARLIAMENT
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. […]
COOBER PEDY AIRPORT – CHANGES TO APPROACH PROCEDURES
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.
WOOMERA EXCLUSION ZONE – CURRENT ACTIVITY NOV-DEC 2019
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 […]
COOBER PEDY SIP N’ SAVE SPECIALS for NOVEMBER
PORT AUGUSTA SURPLUS PLANT & EQUIPMENT ONLINE AUCTION
OPAL INN SIP N’ SAVE SPECIALS OCTOBER 2019
ABORIGINAL CHAMPION TAUTO SANSBURY MOURNED
The family of Tauto Sansbury is brokenhearted at his passing at 9.10pm on 23 September.
VICTORIAN MAN ARRESTED FOR 1993 SA COLD CASE
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.
DISTRICT COUNCIL COOBER PEDY RATES/CHARGES
EDL’s COOBER PEDY HYBRID RENEWABLE PROJECT WINS AT 2019 ASIA POWER AWARDS
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 VISITS COOBER PEDY & WILLIAM CREEK
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 […]
POLL AT COOBER PEDY TO DETERMINE SALE OF COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE AND MORE
STUART HIGHWAY CLOSURE NOTICE
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 […]
LIGHT PLANE CRASH AT WILLIAM CREEK
A man and woman have been flown to the the Royal Adelaide Hospital following a light plane crash at William Creek on Sunday afternoon
ICAC: TWO ARRESTED IN ALLEGED PROCUREMENT CORRUPTION
SEWAGE PROBLEMS AT COOBER PEDY AS TOURISTS FLOCK TO THE ROCK (ULURU)
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
POLICE ALERT: DO YOU RECOGNISE ANY OF THESE ITEMS SEIZED AT PORT AUGUSTA?
12 July 2019 3:20pm Police have seized some property and are trying to identify the owner(s).
‘BAND-AID’ FIX FOR PUBLIC SAFETY AT COOBER PEDY MOTEL ENTRANCE – ‘UNDERWHELMING’
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 […]
TAFE SA TO MAINTAIN PRESENCE AT COOBER PEDY, ROXBY DOWNS, WUDINNA & OTHER CAMPUSES
Education Minister John Gardner has announced today the State Government plans for TAFE campuses throughout South Australia.
RESCUE MISSION TO BRING BOX OF FOSSIL BONES BACK TO LIFE
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 […]
STUART HIGHWAY LANDING FOR THE ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR AIRPLANE
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 […]
MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING FATAL STABBING AT COOBER PEDY
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..
STATE BUDGET OVERVIEW 2019-20 BUILDING OUR REGIONS
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 […]
FREE WALLABIES CLINIC FOR COOBER PEDY KIDS SUNDAY 16 JUNE 2019
POSITION VACANT COOBER PEDY – CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
$2,375,000 FOR NEW COMMUNITY TRANSITION AND LEARNING CENTRE NEAR COOBER PEDY
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 […]
FLOOD WATERS FROM QUEENSLAND MOVING INTO KATI THANDA-LAKE EYRE
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 […]
FLYING HEADSPACE TO DELIVER SERVICES FROM MARREE & OODNADATTA
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 […]
CAR AND CARAVAN ROLLOVER IN FAR NORTH – TOURISTS MUST SLOW DOWN ON DIRT ROADS
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.
ATO EXERCISE ILLEGAL BOOZE BUST IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA
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.
EVERY AUSTRALIAN CITIZEN AGED 18 & OVER MUST ENROL FOR THE 2019 FEDERAL ELECTION
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.
COOBER PEDY MINE RESCUE/SES RECEIVES MINISTERIAL COMMENDATION
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. […]
NEARLY 100,000 DRUG DEALS STOPPED FROM HITTING THE STREETS IN 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 […]
ADMINISTRATOR APPOINTED AT COOBER PEDY DISTRICT COUNCIL
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.
WHAT’S ON AT THE OPAL INN COOBER PEDY?
PARLIAMENT PROCRASTINATES OVER ADMINISTRATOR DECISION AT COOBER PEDY
“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 […]