Local News

Strathalbyn Residents to Re-design Aged Care

Aged care residents in Strathalbyn will be part of a nation-leading initiative to co-design their own aged care precinct. The State Government announced the move on Wednesday 7 March, having engaged the Global Centre for Modern Ageing  (GCMA) on the project. Minister for Health Stephen Wade said that in the shadow of...

Global Warming to Hit Home in SE SA

The South East of South Australia will experience five times the amount of days over 40 degrees Celsius than we are having by 2090 if we do nothing to combat climate change. A report out today by the Australia Institutes highlights this significant statistic using data from the CSIRO and Bureau...

Work to Commence on Causeway in Victor Harbor

Works will commence on the Victor Harbor Causeway this month in an attempt to get the Horse Drawn Tram back up and running. The State Government has advised the Council it will take around eight weeks to complete and following further testing, a decision will be made about the re-commencement of...

Should Myponga's Reservoir Be Used for Recreation?

The Myponga Reservoir could be open to recreational use in the future, depending on what the community calls for. A heated debate was had by 60 people at Town Hall on Friday 1 March 2019 about whether it will be appropriate to use the reservoir for fun and how to strike...

Boost to Tourism & Ecology in Coorong & Murray

  A big boost to ecological sustainability and tourism in the Murraylands and Coorong with millions of dollars in allocated Federal funding. The ‘Our Coorong | Our Coast’ project has received another five years of support from the Federal Government’s National Landcare Program to improve the fragile ecosystems in the region, including...

6-Car Crash on South Eastern Freeway

Emergency services are at the scene of a 6-car crash on the South Eastern Freeway. It's unclear at this stage what caused the incident in the city-bound lane near the Stirling exit just before 8am this morning (Wednesday 6 March). There are no reports of serious injuries however police ask that motorists...

More Support Needed for Victims of Domestic Violence

Victims of domestic violence in Murray Bridge need a safety hub with greater access to crisis accommodation and staff, according to the Murray Mallee-Adelaide Hills Domestic Violence service manager. Gayle Tourish was part of an anti-violence roundtable on Friday, where the State Government unveiled their ‘Committed to Safety’ framework.  Ms Tourish welcomed the...

Interactive Council Works Map for Alexandrina Residents

Residents in the Alexandrina Council region are encouraged to take advantage of a new interactive map. The online tool allows users to easily see upcoming capital works and current projects that may affect them, including footpath maintenance, tree trimming and street sweeping. The Alexandrina Council encourages all residents to maintain their own...

Keeping Valuables Safe - the Woods and Wood-Nots

As cooler weather approaches, Hills Fleurieu Police are urging residents to lock up to prevent the theft of wood and chainsaws. Police say tools and equipment should be locked away to prevent them from being stolen, or used to gain access to the property. Residents are encouraged to engrave machinery, tools and...

Murray Mallee Man Dies in Industrial Accident

Police are preparing a report for the coroner after a Murray Mallee man has fallen to his death north-west of Bordertown. Police and emergency services were called to a quarry in Cannawigara just after 10.30am Monday 4 March following reports of an industrial accident. It is understood the 43-year-old man fell into...