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Regional Development Rebuff

Upper Spencer Gulf Mayors have expressed frustration over difficulties meeting with the new Minister for Regional Development, Tim Whetstone. Chair of Spencer Gulf Cities, Sam Johnson said the region wrote to every Minister after the March election to provide an update on the challenges and opportunities. “Last year we identified 30 strategic initiatives to help…

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Uni Hub Spencer Gulf Call for Directors

1. BACKGROUND The Upper Spencer Gulf is in the midst of transitioning from a traditional heavy industry and manufacturing base to a cleaner, more diverse and sustainable future that takes advantage of its proximity to some of the most significant mineral and renewable energy resources, natural biodiversity and landscapes in the world. The region is…

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Spencer Gulf Cities Call for Uni Hub Board Members

The Spencer Gulf Cities are preparing to take a major step in the progress of the university study centre, calling for members to the inaugural board of ‘Uni Hub Spencer Gulf’. Port Pirie, Port Augusta and Whyalla Council Mayors and CEO’s met recently with Uni Hub Project Team, Reg Dennis and Moira Coffey, who provided…

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Mayors Brief Treasurer on State of the Region

Mayors from the Upper Spencer Gulf are continuing to advocate strongly for the region following recent meetings with Ministers from the new state Liberal Government, including the Treasurer. Chair of Spencer Gulf Cities, Sam Johnson said the region wrote to every Minister after the March election to provide an update on the challenges and opportunities….

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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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