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Spencer Gulf Cities Tackle Planning and Coast

Representatives of the Spencer Gulf Cities held their recent meeting in Port Augusta, with issues around development planning, public health, coastal management and meeting with key representatives of the new Liberal State Government all up for discussion. Meeting Chair, Port Pirie Mayor John Rohde said the three Councils are continuing to progress a number of…

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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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Election Strategy for Upper Spencer Gulf Unveiled

Transforming the Upper Spencer Gulf Cover

With less than six weeks until the state election, the priorities for the Upper Spencer Gulf cities were unveiled today. Leaders from the Port Pirie, Port Augusta and Whyalla Councils came together to launch the ‘Transforming the Upper Spencer Gulf’ report, which identifies 30 strategic initiatives to help pave the way for transition of the…

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Mayors Campaign for University Study Centre

Upper Spencer Gulf Mayors have kicked off the new year with a strong push to progress university study centres in the region as a way of improving face to face access to higher education. The three Mayors and university representatives from the Upper Spencer Gulf Community Owned Tertiary Education Centre (COTEC) initiative met with South…

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Mayors Look Ahead to New Year

Port Pirie Mayor John Rohde, Whyalla Mayor Lyn Breuer and Port Augusta Mayor Sam Johnson at the final Spencer Gulf Cities meeting for 2017.

The Mayors of Port Pirie, Whyalla and Port Augusta held the final Spencer Gulf Cities meeting for 2017 at the spectacular Australian Arid Lands Botanic Gardens. The meeting reflected on a number of achievements over the past year and discussion about future priorities. Chair of Spencer Gulf Cities, Port Augusta Mayor Sam Johnson said the…

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Media Release 22/11/17

Community leaders from across country South Australia are calling on all political parties and candidates in the forthcoming March 2018 State election to commit to (1) growing regional centres; (2) implementing a ‘Royalties for regions’ scheme and (3) strengthening regional policy and decision making. Chair of the South Australian Regional Organisation of Councils, Naracoorte Lucindale…

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State Backs Bridge Duplication

Upper Spencer Gulf Mayors have welcomed the South Australian Government’s promise of $40 million towards duplication of the Joy Baluch AM bridge in Port Augusta. Chair of Spencer Gulf Cities and Port Augusta Mayor Sam Johnson said the bridge crossing has long been identified as one of the key weaknesses in the region’s road transport…

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