FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WITHDRAWS FUNDING FOR COOBER PEDY CHILD PROGRAMS

Federal funding reallocation may force the closure of all the Child Community Links programs in Coober Pedy. These are the only funded programs within Coober Pedy for 0 – 12 year olds and their families. Continue reading

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COUNCIL PENSIONER CONCESSION CUTS COULD BE BLOCKED

SA’s Local Government Association has welcomed the announcement by the Liberal Opposition, Greens, Family First and Independents, that they will disallow any change to pensioner concessions on Council rates, in the Legislative Council.

LGA President, Mayor David O’Loughlin said the LGA’s legal advice was that regulations would need to be changed for the State to cut the concessions. Continue reading

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SERIOUS CRASH NORTH OF MARLA

29 Nov 2014  UPDATE

Police and emergency services attended a fatal crash in the State’s far north.

Just before 9pm, last night police a single vehicle ignited into flames after hitting a horse on the Stuart Highway about 45km north of Marla.  The sole occupant, driver of the car died at the scene. Continue reading

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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING for DAMAGING WIND

For people in parts of the Flinders, North West Pastoral and North East Pastoral districts.

Issued at 8:26 pm Saturday, 22 November 2014.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging wind gusts of 90 to 120 km/h
in the warning area over the next few hours and then weaken. Locations which may
be affected include Marla, Coober Pedy, Roxby Downs, Leigh Creek, Oodnadatta and
Marree.  Continue reading

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LGA TO PROBE IMPACT OF ‘DOUBLE DIP’ OF EMERGENCY SERVICES LEVY INCREASES

The Local Government Association is surveying all South Australian Councils to try to identify the “double dip” impact of increases in the Emergency Services Levy on Council properties, which will in turn impact on communities.

LGA President Mayor David O’Loughlin said data from Councils indicated increases from 23% to 269% and suggested the total impact on the sector could be in the millions. Continue reading

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STUART HIGHWAY CLOSURE TIMES DURING NOVEMBER 2014

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MAYORAL RESULT FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA

In the first set of results SA has provisionally welcomed six new mayors:
• Angela Keneally at Charles Sturt;
• Stephen Patterson at Holdfast Bay;
• Reg Lyon at Kingston;
• Brenton Lewis at Murray Bridge;
• Graham Excell at Tatiara; and
• Steve Staines at Coober Pedy
And re-elected three Mayors
• Peter Slattery at Flinders Ranges;
• Sam Johnson at Pt Augusta; and,
• Bruce Green at Pt Lincoln,

In addition to those elected unopposed.

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