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Two Youths Charged for Multiple Car Break-ins

Two youths have been arrested after they were caught breaking into a car at Port Lincoln. During the early hours of Wednesday morning, a resident on St Andrews Drive called police after he busted two suspects breaking into his car and stole a wallet and cash before running off. Police patrols attended...

NBN Announces $150 Million Relief Fund and Assistance Package

NBN Co has announced a $150 Million dollar Relief fund and assistance package in response to the COVID -19 crisis. The package aims to aid internet providers and connect low-income families with homeschooling needs, along with assisting small and medium businesses and households impacted by financial hardship. The fund formed following consultation...

380 MILL Mobile black Spot Program To Boost Local Phone Coverage

The Federal Government’s $380 million mobile black spot program will see 17 new telecommunications towers built in regional South Australia, boosting phone coverage for locals. Communications Minister Paul Fletcher has said connectivity is particularly important, with more people staying at home during the COVID-19 crisis. 182 new base stations are set to...

$380 Mill Mobile black Spot Program To Boost Local Phone Coverage

The Federal Government’s $380 million mobile black spot program will see 17 new telecommunications towers built in regional South Australia, boosting phone coverage for locals. Communications Minister Paul Fletcher has said connectivity is particularly important, with more people staying at home during the COVID-19 crisis. 182 new base stations are set to...

State Schools to See Funding for Maintenance Works

Almost 500 schools and preschools in South Australia will receive grants to undertake priority maintenance work. The funding expected to roll out this year is a part of the state government’s $32 million economic stimulus package. The investment will see school and preschool sites across the state engage local tradespeople to undertake...

Kimba Council Community Grants Program

The Kimba District council are running another Community Grants Program for community groups and non for profit organisations. Up to $50,000 has been made available with individual grants of up to $8000 for groups to apply for. Throughout each year Council receives many requests for financial assistance within the community to address...

Once-off $500 cash boost Centrelink Jobseeker Payment

Up to 11,000 South Australians will receive a once-off $500 cash boost to help ease cost of living pressures as part of the government’s $1 billion stimulus package in response to COVID-19. A total of $7.8 million will be paid to South Australians receiving the Centrelink Jobseeker Payment to assist them...

Drought Affected Farmers Encouraged to Apply for Funding

Local farmers who are living with consequences of drought are being encouraged to apply for up to $3000 in Federal Government funding.  St Vincent de Paul Society National Council CEO Toby oConnor says the additional funding of $22.75 million has been available since March under the Drought Community Support Initiative round...

Franklin Harbour Commemorate Anzac Day from Home

Due to cancellation of formal ANZAC commemorations nationally the RSL is promoting Light Up The Dawn activities and the Franklin Harbour will be paying the respects from home as well. Locals are being encouraged to commemorate from their homes, driveways and balconies to show individual remembrance and recite the ode. President of...

Local Parents Encouraged to Send Children to School Next Term

Families across the state can feel safe sending their children to school in the coming term following the green light from South Australia’s Chief Public Health Officer, Professor Nicola Spurrier. The Chief Public health officer wrote to local parents and school staff overnight encouraging them to send their kids to school...