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 […]
IMPORTANT INTERNET NOTICE: INTERIM SATELLITE SERVICE WILL SHUTDOWN ON TUESDAY 28 Feb 2017
If you haven’t yet ordered a service act now Homes and businesses still on the Interim Satellite Service (ISS) need to act right now. nbn will be closing down the ISS on 28 […]
COMMUNITY GROUPS & COUNCILS SHOULD APPLY FOR ‘BUILDING BETTER REGIONS’ FUNDING NOW
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 […]
20+ RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS WILL COMMENCE IN 2017
Coober 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 […]
WIND POWER – COOBER PEDY’S CHANGING LANDSCAPE
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 […]
STATE GOVERNMENT STEPS IN AND FUNDS COOBER PEDY POOL ENTIRELY UNTIL JUNE 2018
The State Government has stepped in for the second time, and will now cover all costs to ensure the Coober Pedy Swimming Pool remains open.
NEW POLICE OFFICERS GRADUATE TODAY
Probationary Constable Rachel Bagshaw and Probationary Constable Grant Archer graduate today from the Police Academy, as members of a course of 16 new police officers. Probationary Constable Bagshaw, a former ambulance officer […]
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. Severe thunderstorms are likely to […]
UPDATE: POLICE INVESTIGATE DEATH AT WEST BEACH
Police have identified the body of a man found at West Beach yesterday as a 67-year-old from Coober Pedy.
OPINION PIECE: ONLINE COMPLIANCE SYSTEM (CENTRELINK)
…it is a disappointing reality that some people abuse the welfare system and get payments they are not entitled to.
FUND MY IDEA VOTING CLOSES FRIDAY!
Voting for the Whyalla and Central Outback round of Fund My Idea closes on Friday 20 January at 5pm. Whyalla, Coober Pedy and Roxby Downs residents are encouraged to have their say […]
4 LEGIONNAIRES CASES IN SA URGES A CHECK OF AIR CONDITIONERS
SA Health is urging businesses in metropolitan Adelaide to decontaminate their air-conditioning cooling towers following the notification of four cases of Legionnaires’ disease.
INDUSTRIAL HEMP & MEDICINAL CANNABIS INDUSTRIES ROUNDTABLE
The South Australian Government will bring together key stakeholders on January 30 to discuss the potential for the establishment of industrial hemp and medicinal cannabis industries in the state.
NEW WIND TURBINES FOR COOBER PEDY
The new power project at Coober Pedy has today seen the first mast of two Senvion MM92 turbines from the company’s two-megawatt (MW) portfolio standing verticle against the western horizon.
LOW COST GLASSES FOR SA LOW INCOME EARNERS
A new program has been launched to help vulnerable and disadvantaged South Australians with vision problems to access good quality, affordable glasses.
COOBER PEDY IS SA’s MOST ACCESSIBLE SUBURB FOR FIRST TIME BUYERS
Adelaide is the only mainland capital city where first home buyers can get into the housing market with a deposit under $100,000. A new national report from Bankwest finds South Australia is […]
WEATHER WARNING – HEAVY RAINS FOR COOBER PEDY & FAR NORTH DURING CHRISTMAS!
Coober Pedy and surrounding areas can expect several days of heavy rain over Christmas.
MINING ROAD FUNDING REINSTATED FOR COOBER PEDY PRECIOUS STONES AREAS
Member for Giles, Eddie Hughes, has secured a boost in funding for road maintenance for mining roads in Coober Pedy and surrounds. The $25,000 boost is a reinstatement of funding that was […]
NBN SWITCH-ON DATES ANNOUNCED FOR SOME REGIONAL AREAS
From the 16-12-2016 to 30-12-2016 the nbn will switch on in areas including Moonta, Two Wells, Jamestown, Balaklava, Peterborough, Kadina and Wallaroo as well as parts of Edwardstown, Gawler and Gepps Cross […]
FIRE BAN & FIRE DANGER RATING ADVICE FOR MONDAY 19 December 2016
TOTAL FIRE BANS have been declared for Monday, 19 December 2016 in the following Fire Ban Districts: Northwest Pastoral – Very High Northeast Pastoral – High Flinders – Very High
CLASSIFIED ADS COOBER PEDY DECEMBER+ 2016
COOBER PEDY SWIMMING POOL TO OPEN ON SATURDAY 10 DECEMBER
With temperatures set to soar into the high thirties next week, the Swimming Pool at Coober Pedy will open to the public at 1pm on SATURDAY 10th DECEMBER, 2016.
COOBER PEDY POOL OPENING IMMINENT SAYS STATE GOVERNMENT
Anxious residents in the opal mining town of Coober Pedy today welcomed the news that the local pool may reopen to the general public, possibly later next week with assistance from the state […]
PREVENT TRAGEDY THIS SUMMER – SIGN UP FOR VACSWIM NOW
With the arrival of summer and with the commencement of SA Water VACSWIM just one month away for most regional and metropolitan locations, organisers are urging families to sign up before online […]
PUBLIC MEETING TO DISMISS COUNCIL
ANNA ROSA LIVA DISAPPEARANCE STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION
$200,000 REWARD ON OFFER Police believe 30-year-old Italian tourist Anna Rosa Liva met with foul play in South Australia’s outback opal mining town Coober Pedy on 28 November 1991. The experienced traveller, […]
GREATER TRANSPARENCY REQUIRED BY COUNCILS
New regulations prescribed for council informal gatherings and conflicts of interest The State Government has moved to clarify reforms made to the Local Government Act in March this year concerning councils’ informal […]
COOBER PEDY CRICKET TOURNAMENT 2016
ONLY SEVEN DAYS TO LODGE YOUR OWN TAX RETURN
There are only seven days left to lodge your own tax return this year and the ATO is reminding people to get their returns in by 31 October. “Don’t wait until your […]
FUNERAL OF LATE ERIC MALLIOTIS
PUBLIC ALERT: $1.5M SCAM HITS SA BUSINESS
A South Australian business has been the victim of a sophisticated scam series which led to it losing nearly $1.5m, police revealed today while issuing a warning to other companies. Detective Inspector […]
FATAL MOTORCYCLE CRASH NEAR AMATA ON APY LANDS
A man has died following a single motorcycle crash in the State’s Far North yesterday. Just after 7pm on Saturday 15 October, police and emergency services responded to the crash which occurred […]
POSITION VACANT – COOBER PEDY
Two part-time positions located at Coober Pedy. Applicants are welcome to apply for more than one part-time position within the same location to make a FTE 0.8 role
SERIOUS CRASH SOUTH OF COOBER PEDY
UPDATE: Police have attended a serious road crash about 90kms south of Coober Pedy in the State’s Far North. Just after 4.30pm on Saturday afternoon police were alerted to a single car roll-over […]
2016 FEDERAL ELECTION UNDER SCRUTINY
The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters has today announced its inquiry into the conduct of the 2016 federal election.
POLICE COMMISSIONER DECLARES AN IDENTIFIED MAJOR INCIDENT
Earlier this evening the Commissioner of Police Grant Stevens formally declared the current situation in South Australia to be an Identified Major Incident under the Section 22 of the Emergency Management Act […]
SEVERE WEATHER WARNING FOR DAMAGING WINDS
Strong to gale force west to south-westerly winds, averaging 50-65 km/h with gusts around 90-100 km/h, are expected to develop behind the front during Wednesday. These winds may cause damage to trees […]
FAR NORTH MAN CHARGED WITH CHILD SEX OFFENCES
A man from the State’s Far North will appear in court on Monday charged with child sex offences.
HEALTH WARNING: RECALL OF METTWURST AND PEPPERONI
Following food safety checks by the Department of Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA), a number of mettwursts and pepperoni from Linke’s Central Meats have been recalled and SA Health is […]
ENERGY DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED (EDL) COMMUNITY BRIEFING
AVOID A FINE – TWO WEEKS TO HAND IN CENSUS FORMS
Penalties of up to $180 a day for failure to complete and return a Census form. (The Census and Statistics Act 1905) With less than two weeks left to complete Census forms […]
EDL SIGNS WITH SENVION TO PROVIDE WIND TURBINES FOR COOBER PEDY
Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has signed a contract with EDL to supply wind energy to Coober Pedy’s hybrid micro-grid.
OPINION: SA NUCLEAR BRIEFING
Everything that you need to know but were too afraid to ask On March 19, 2015, Governor Hieu Van Le issued Letters Patent to command Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce to ‘investigate’ the […]
SUSPICIOUS FIRE AT COOBER PEDY
Volunteer CFS Crew and Far North Police attended a suspicious fire at Coober Pedy on Saturday night. Photo: Amanda Strout
MAN AND WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER SEARCH IN STATE’S FAR NORTH
Police have arrested a man and a woman and located three children safe and well after a stolen car was dumped and set on fire on the Strzelecki track in the State’s […]
SEVERE STORM WARNING FOR PARTS OF REGIONAL SOUTH AUSTRALIA
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for damaging wind and heavy rainfall for people in the West Coast, North West Pastoral and parts of the Eastern Eyre Peninsula […]
COUNTRY CABINET TO MEET ON THE APY LANDS
Four regional areas will host South Australian Government Country Cabinet meetings in 2016 including the first Cabinet meeting in the APY Lands in more than 20 years. Premier Jay Weatherill today announced […]
NEW CABINET MINISTERS SWORN IN
Two new Ministers have today been sworn in to State Cabinet at a ceremony at Government House. Leesa Vlahos has been appointed as Minister for Disabilities as well as Minister for Mental […]
NEW CYCLING LAWS TAKE EFFECT SUNDAY 25 OCTOBER 2015
Changes to road rules setting a minimum distance for overtaking cyclists and allowing all age cycling on footpaths will take effect tomorrow. The Transport and Infrastructure Minister Stephen Mullighan said the changes […]
PLAYFORD LEGACY POTENTIALLY IN TATTERS AS OUTBACK COMMUNITY NEGOTIATES A FUTURE
OPINION NIGEL CARNEY Student of Law and SA Researcher Flinders Ranges SA The Leigh Creek and surrounding communities are relying on corporate decency, common sense and long awaited action by the government […]