Anita Crisp

Future Students & Stakeholders Celebrate – The Uni Hub Spencer Gulf

On the evening of Tuesday 14 August in Port Pirie, a major milestone in the life of the Community Owned Tertiary Education Centre (COTEC) Project will be celebrated when its brand is formally unveiled. The three Upper Spencer Gulf Councils – Port Pirie, Whyalla and Port Augusta, are proud to have brokered and brought to…

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Spencer Gulf Cities Host Planning Commission

Spencer Gulf Cities are this week hosting members of the State Planning Commission to highlight a number of inadequacies in current development planning for renewable energy facilities. Chair of Spencer Gulf Cities, Port Augusta Mayor Sam Johnson says the Upper Spencer Gulf is shaping up to be the renewable energy capital of Australia, but the…

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Media SGC Meeting 201806

Spencer Gulf Cities Consider Economic Benefit of Local Works Port Pirie, Port Augusta and Whyalla Council representatives will look at opportunities to work together to generate stronger local economic benefit through Council contracts and spending. The move follows a presentation from South Australian Industry Advocate, Ian Nightingale to the most recent Spencer Gulf Cities meeting….

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University Study Centre Gearing Up

Plans to establish a University Study Centre in the region are moving ahead, with the appointment of Port Pirie’s Reg Dennis as the project coordinator. Chair of Spencer Gulf Cities, Mayor Sam Johnson, was enthusiastic about the appointment, explaining the project timeframes mean there is a lot of work to do in a short amount…

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University Study Centre Plans Progress

The Spencer Gulf Cities Association is wasting no time progressing plans to establish a University Study Centre in the region. The initiative recently received $1.1 million funding from the Federal Government’s Upper Spencer Gulf Regional Jobs and Investment Package, with Chair of Spencer Gulf Cities, Mayor Sam Johnson, saying there is a lot of work…

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USG University Study Centre Wins Funding

A university study centre in the Upper Spencer Gulf now looks certain, with the project receiving a $1.1 million funding boost from the Federal Government. The funding, from the Upper Spencer Gulf Regional Jobs and Investment Package, was announced recently by Federal Regional Development Minister, Dr John McVeigh and Member for Grey, Rowan Ramsey. Chair…

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Calls for a renewables planning review

Upper Spencer Gulf Councils are urging the new State Planning Minister, Stephan Knoll, to urgently review the planning assessment, approval and compliance system for large renewable energy projects. Chair of Spencer Gulf Cities and Port Augusta Mayor Sam Johnson says whilst he is a strong supporter of renewable energy, it must be accompanied by good…

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Spencer Gulf Cities Meet in Port Augusta

Representatives of the Spencer Gulf Cities held their recent meeting in Port Augusta, with issues around development planning, opportunities for sharing Council resources and meeting with key representatives of the new Liberal State Government, all up for discussion. Whyalla Mayor, Lyn Breuer, said it was important for the three Cities to meet with key representatives…

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University Study Hub Progressing

Plans for a university study hub in the Upper Spencer Gulf are continuing, with the Spencer Gulf Cities preparing for another funding opportunity. Local Councils and businesses are concerned that the increasing centralisation of courses to Adelaide and the trend to online university is failing regional communities. Port Pirie Mayor John Rohde explained the Upper…

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Upper Spencer Gulf Businesses explore opportunities in Defence Supply Chain

Around twenty Upper Spencer Gulf businesses recently took part in a two day visit to Adelaide to meet key contractors and operators in the Defence Industry supply chain. The visit was coordinated by Alex Todd from RDA in Whyalla, in conjunction with Defence SA, Defence Teaming Centre and Spencer Gulf Cities. Company representatives from Aquest…

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