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Deputy Mayor

24 April 2018
Clare McLaughlin has been elected as Deputy Mayor

Hidden music festival

19 April 2018
Preparations underway for Hidden Music Festival

April 23 Council meeting

18 April 2018
The Whyalla City Council meeting has been rescheduled to be held April 23

Whyalla Celebrates Youth Week

17 April 2018
Celebrating SA Youth Week

Mount Laura Homestead Museum

17 April 2018
School holiday fun at Mount Laura Homestead Museum

Ticket Giveaway

17 April 2018
We have two tickets to giveaway to Hidden Music Festival

URGENT NOTICE

16 April 2018
Tonight's Council meeting cancelled due to want of a quorum

World-class performers headline Hidden Festival

13 April 2018
A DJ-driven music festival will boast world-class list of performers

Stolen generator impacts youth activities

13 April 2018 (amended: 13 April 2018)
City of Whyalla is seeking information about a stolen generator.

App helps you remember bin night

12 April 2018
The My Local Services App will let you know when to put your bins out

Pet pavers still available

12 April 2018
People can still order pavers for Whyalla's new pet memorial.

Whyalla hosts special relay

11 April 2018
The Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics came to Whyalla this week.

Keep the kids occupied

11 April 2018
The Whyalla Library is putting on some cool activities for the April school holidays.

The lights are on in Whyalla

9 April 2018
Whyalla Mayor Lyn Breuer pays tribute to the council workers and contractors making our parks beautiful and floodlit.

Adelaide people love our jetty

6 April 2018
Whyalla's new jetty design is creating excitement in Whyalla and around the State.

Mayor fights for Whyalla port

5 April 2018
Whyalla Mayor Lyn Breuer says any new deep sea port must be built here.

Draw our Whyalla country

5 April 2018
Artists and aspiring artists are invited to the foreshore on Saturday to learn about landscape painting

April school holiday activities

4 April 2018
Check out what's happening at the Whyalla Public Library

Traffic restrictions for fun run

4 April 2018
There will be a road closure and speed restrictions on Thursday in Whyalla

uneARTh Festival goes off again

3 April 2018
The 2018 Whyalla uneARTh Festival was even bigger than last year's award-winning event.

March Whyalla Council News online edition

28 March 2018
Check out the latest Whyalla Council News including six pages on the uneARTh Festival

Good Friday bin reminder

28 March 2018
Bins will not be picked up on Good Friday this week. They will be picked up on Saturday instead

Whyalla gets its jetty choice

27 March 2018
The City of Whyalla elected members have approved an exciting new design for our jetty

Map your uneARTh attack

27 March 2018
Where to find everthing at this year's Whyalla uneARTh Festival

Rally for refugees in Whyalla

23 March 2018
A peaceful rally will be held in Whyalla on Sunday March 25 to show support for refugees

Delayed Easter Friday bin pick-up

21 March 2018
Resident that have their bins picked up on Friday will now have them picked up on Saturday just for the Easter weekend.

Shins of Steel is back

16 March 2018
The popular Muay Thai series is at the Whyalla Leisure Centre on Saturday night

Chance to draw your country

16 March 2018
Artists of all abilities are being invited down to the Whyalla foreshore on April 7

Big fuel events keep coming

15 March 2018
Whyalla is continuing its reputation as a motor city with another big event coming to town.

ARTie entertains at Story Time

15 March 2018
Pre-school children met ARTie the 2018 Whyalla uneARTh mascot yesterday with today's sessions at 10.30am and 2pm following the same theme.

uneARTh goes live from Westland

14 March 2018
The organising crew from the 2018 Whyalla uneARTh Festival will be at Westland Shopping Centre broadcasting live with Magic105.9

Power disruptions at Wilson Park

13 March 2018
The power will be cut at Wilson Park from today and at various times over the next four weeks for a major electrical upgrade

Information on voting in Whyalla

13 March 2018
The Electoral Commission and the CIty of Whyalla has put together a guide to voting in this Saturday's State Election.

App will keep you up to date

12 March 2018
The free My Local Services app will send you important notices about important information in our community

Whyalla's annual sand replenishment starts this week

12 March 2018
There will be excavators and trucks on the foreshore this week to conduct vital sand works.

EFTPOS back up and working at dump

12 March 2018
The crew at the Mount Laura Waste and Resource Recovery Centre have got the eftpos machine back online after a breakdown on Sunday March 11.

Council CEO welcomes jetty pledge

7 March 2018
The new jetty will, however, be built regardless of any extra funding

Sponsors step up for uneARTh

7 March 2018
The 2018 Whyalla uneARTh Festival has once again scored great support from local businesses

Great tourism initiative for Whyalla

6 March 2018
Mayor Lyn Breuer has hailed the new Whyalla Tourism Focus Group's shop in the main street as a great thing for the city.

uneARTh Festival word is spreading

5 March 2018
Mildúra now knows about our award-winning festival after an article in Saturday's Sunraysia Daily.

Whyalla cleans up on national day

5 March 2018
There was a huge response to Clean Up Australia Day in Whyalla and the half-price dump day

Repairs for recreation centre's spa pool

1 March 2018
The spa pool at the recreation centre will be out of action on Monday to fix a leak

Dive in to marine clean-up day

1 March 2018
Sunday will be the annual marine clean-up day in Whyalla along with the land-based event.

Council calls for sporting commitment

1 March 2018
The City of Whyalla has welcomed a $5m pledge for a sporting hub in Whyalla

Marina temporarily closed on Sunday

1 March 2018
The Whyalla Marina will be closed on Sunday morning for annual swim event

Don't forget half-price dump day on Sunday

28 February 2018
Residents will pay half the regular fee at the Mount Laura Waste and Resource Recovery Centre on Sunday with free green waste dumping

Council pops up at Wetlands

27 February 2018
The City of Whyalla will hold it's third pop-up community stall on Wednesday, February 28

ARTie in action for uneARTh

27 February 2018
Watch the Southern Cross TV ad for the 2018 Whyalla uneARTh Festival

$10 microchipping day

26 February 2018
The City of Whyalla is holding another cheap microchipping day for pets

Download the FREE My Local Services app

26 February 2018
The My Local Services app will give you all the latest Council news and news about Council services.

ARTie announced as our mascot

23 February 2018
Rebecca Gow has won our competition to name the 2018 Whyalla uneARTh mascot

Temporary ramps installed outside Novita

22 February 2018
Council will be putting permanent parking and access facilities in place by April

Sponsorship powers model train exhibition

22 February 2018
Genesee & Wyoming Australia have entered into a three-year sponsorship deal

$2.3m project at Whyalla steelworks

21 February 2018
Liberty OneSteel has informed Council it will be refurbishing its electrostatic precipitators over the coming weeks.

Whyalla's main pool back open

20 February 2018
Council crews have worked hard to get the Whyalla Recreation Centre's 25m pool back open on Wednesday ahead of schedule.

We need a name for our mascot

20 February 2018
Submit a name for the 2018 Whyalla uneARTh Festival mascot and your could win a double cinema pass

Snapshot from Council's February meeting

19 February 2018
The following is a brief summation of the City of Whyalla ordinary meeting held on February 19, 2018.

Half-price dump day in Whyalla

19 February 2018
The City of Whyalla is offering a half-priced dump day plus free disposal of green waste on March 4.

Give him some colour

16 February 2018
We want you to colour-in our Whyalla uneARTh Festival mascot.

Urgent notice for community groups

16 February 2018
Community groups in Whyalla need to know this

Extra features on the table for jetty

14 February 2018
The schedule for construction of the new Whyalla jetty remains on track.

2018 Whyalla uneARTh Festival line-up released

14 February 2018
Check out the amazing list of entertainers coming for this year's festival

Another $10 microchipping day

14 February 2018
The City of Whyalla is holding a $10 microchipping day on Saturday, March 3

Special day for a special character

13 February 2018
Family and friends have helped Ethel Andrews celebrate her 100th birthday

Get on board for clean up day

13 February 2018
Whyalla's Clean Up Australia Day is being held on March 4 from Civic Park

Foreshore show for mean machines

12 February 2018
A big crowd turned out for Saturday night's Xtreme Powerfest Beach Cruise

Moving ceremony to name wetlands

12 February 2018
The Jim Pollock Whyalla Wetlands were unveiled on the weekend along with a 14-tonne monument.

Breakthrough in pool repairs

9 February 2018
Council crews have located the key pipe needed to bypass a leak in the main pool at the Whyalla Leisure Centre.

Event road closures in Whyalla

9 February 2018
There will be two temporary road closures this weekend in Whyalla

Beach cruise for Xtreme cars

9 February 2018
Some of the highest-powered vehicles in the country will be on display on Saturday night on the foreshore

Two-day cycling event in Whyalla

8 February 2018
The Whyalla Cycling Club will be holding competition at the velodrome and the city streets this weekend

Ceremony for Jim Pollock Whyalla Wetlands

8 February 2018
The public is invited to a ceremony on Saturday morning for the official naming of the Whyalla wetlands

Mayor returns from leave

7 February 2018
Whyalla Mayor Lyn Breuer will return from leave on Monday, February 19.

Cities working together on new initiatives

7 February 2018
The 'Transforming the Upper Spencer Gulf’ report was released in Whyalla this week.

Showcasing wonderful Whyalla

6 February 2018
The new Unearth Whyalla Visitor Guide is out and local businesses are helping to spread the word

Don't block the path or driveways

6 February 2018
You can cop a substantial fine if you don't consider others when you park

Mayor keeps council informed

5 February 2018
An official response from the City of Whyalla regarding a report made on the Mayor Lyn Breuer

Xtreme burnout competition in Whyalla

5 February 2018
The track is the place for a burnout competition and one of the best is coming to Whyalla

Why Becker is coming to Whyalla

5 February 2018
Executive Director Captain Mike Becker says his company has been welcomed to Whyalla with open arms

Whyalla revs up this weekend

2 February 2018
There's plenty of motor sport action on Saturday in our city

Shipshape makeover at visitor centre

31 January 2018
A City of Whyalla gardens crew has made a big difference at our iconic landmark

Source of bad smell found

30 January 2018
SA Water has informed residents of an issue at the Whyalla Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Whyalla scores Changing Places facility

30 January 2018
The State Government will be providing funding to build a new toilet in Whyalla for those living with a disability

Library's free activities just keep giving

29 January 2018
A Whyalla mum has written to Council to say thanks for the free activities at the library over the summer holidays.

Council is out and about

29 January 2018
The City of Whyalla will be holding a series of pop-up stalls starting on Wednesday.

Celebrating another great week in Whyalla

29 January 2018
There were, at least, five highlights last week as Whyalla continues to power ahead

Dry zone for Australia Day

26 January 2018
The City of Whyalla has designated Ada Ryan Gardens, the foreshore and marina as alcohol-free areas today.

Whyalla honours its leading citizens

26 January 2018
Whyalla Mayor Lyn Breuer presented the 2018 Whyalla Australia Day Awards at the Mount Laura Homestead.

Council cleans up illegal dumping

25 January 2018
It wasn't council land but the City of Whyalla has jumped in and removed a huge pile of stinking rubbish.

Helicopter company sets up base in Whyalla

24 January 2018
There will be jobs and exciting new training opportunities following the announcement that Becker Helicopters is coming to Whyalla

Whyalla solar farm opened

23 January 2018
The South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill was in Whyalla to officially open the SSE Australia solar farm.

Library activities are back

23 January 2018
The City of Whyalla Public Library starts its free pre-schooler activities again next week.

Council meeting snapshot

22 January 2018
A brief summary of business conducted at the City of Whyalla ordinary meeting on January 22, 2018.

Australia Day moves to gardens

22 January 2018
To escape the heat on Australia Day, Whyalla's celebrations have moved from the foreshore to Ada Ryan Gardens

Crews to the rescue

19 January 2018
Workers from the City of Whyalla depot jumped into action this afternoon to clean up a rubbish spill in Patten Street.

Fun and fascination at the beach

19 January 2018
Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula is running a Marine Discovery Day at the Whyalla foreshore

Businesses come together for monument

19 January 2018
An iron ore rock has been put in place at the wetlands as the first step to honour the late mayor Jim Pollock

Design consultant appointed for jetty

18 January 2018
Engineers were in Whyalla this week to start work on conceptual plans for the new jetty.

State funds help airport upgrade

16 January 2018
The State Government has matched money committed by the City of Whyalla for three upgrades at the city's airport

Circus Elements here to thrill and entertain

15 January 2018
Jason Griffin from Circus Elements will be performing and running a workshop at this year's Whyalla Australia Day Celebrations.

Mayor calls for stronger local workforce

12 January 2018
Whyalla Mayor Lyn Breuer met with South Australian Government ministers to continue the push for regional training hubs

Council crews working hard to fix pool

11 January 2018
The leak affecting the Whyalla Leisure Centre main pool has been located and work is continuing to get the pool back up and running.

Beyond Bank continues long-term Australia Day sponsorship

10 January 2018
The Whyalla branches of Beyond Bank have continued their support of the Whyalla Australia Day activities

Council crews working hard to open road

10 January 2018
A burst water main has caused traffic restrictions in Whyalla

Your list of school holiday activities

9 January 2018
If you've run out of things to do with the kids over the Christmas break, this list might help

Mayor welcomes new Barngarla board

9 January 2018
A new Barngarla Determination Aboriginal Corporation board was appointed and includes people from Port Lincoln, Whyalla and Port Augusta.

Praise for Whyalla and our attractions

8 January 2018
We are seeing more and more visitors to Whyalla and the feedback has been positive

YAC plans for another big year

5 January 2018
The Whyalla Youth Advisory Committee wrapped up 2017 with a long list of achievements and more to come this year.

Reminder to keep green waste clean

5 January 2018
Audits are being conducted at the Mount Laura Waste and Recycling Depot to ensure green waste is not contaminated

Footpath access restrictions on Darling Terrace

4 January 2018
There may be footpath restrictions outside the Samaritan College Saint Teresa's Campus as a wall and trees are removed.

Thanks to council and Apex for pageant

4 January 2018
The GFG Alliance 2017 Whyalla Christmas Pageant and After Pageant Fair continues to generate praise

Council continues fight against vandalism

3 January 2018
The City of Whyalla will be reporting every act of vandalism to the police

Country Arts program launched

3 January 2018
A wide range of performances will be coming to Whyalla in 2018.

Mine purchase for flagship Whyalla steelworks

2 January 2018
The Gupta Family Group Alliance has signed an agreement to purchase a coking coal mine in New South Wales to supply the Whyalla Steelworks

Big program for Whyalla's Australia Day event

2 January 2018
The City of Whyalla has put together a big couple of days for this year's national day

Heartfelt thanks in Whyalla

2 January 2018
Children's charity HeartKids confirmed its support for the region at its Christmas party

Get on top of these prickles

22 December 2017
The City of Whyalla wants to stop the spread of caltrop

Whyalla Mayor welcomes GFG Alliance plans

22 December 2017
The Gupta Family Group Alliance has finished its 100-day plan for Transformation of the Whyalla steelworks.

Check out the SOWL of Whyalla

22 December 2017
City of Whyalla works crews have created a unique feature at the visitor centre

Dry zone at foreshore for New Year's Eve

21 December 2017
The City of Whyalla wants the foreshore to be a family-friendly area this New Year's Eve.

Family day at traders' Christmas party

20 December 2017
More than 1000 people turned out to enjoy the 2017 Whyalla City Plaza Christmas Street Party.

Chance to have a say on Whyalla tourist attractions

19 December 2017
Whyalla residents, organisations and businesses are being encouraged to fill out a survey on Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula tourism

Remembering your much-loved pets

19 December 2017
People have said they want a pet memorial in Whyalla, so council has organised for owners to have their own special paver at the dog park.

Key points of interest from council meeting

18 December 2017
An ordinary meeting of the City of Whyalla was held on Monday, December 18.

Come and see Santa again

18 December 2017
The Centacare Christmas Pageant and Party in the Park is on Tuesday, December 19.

School holiday puzzle solved at museum

18 December 2017
The Whyalla Maritime Museum is running a special school holiday animal adventure

Whyalla Conservation Park closed due to weather

18 December 2017
Catastrophic weather conditions have forced the closure of all parks in Eastern Eyre Peninsula

What's on this weekend in Whyalla

15 December 2017
A list of community events in Whyalla

Kayak business gives injured dolphin space

15 December 2017
Dolphin Treasure Hire has suspended its service this weekend to give an injured dolphin space and time to recover in the marina.

Council continues fight against vandalism

15 December 2017
Dog park artwork senselessly knocked over and damaged.

Come and meet a councillor

15 December 2017
City of Whyalla councillors and the chief executive officer will be at the City Plaza Christmas Street Party on Saturday

Whyalla cadets celebrate 50 years

14 December 2017
The Whyalla St John Cadets end-of-year awards night was also an anniversary for the division.

Kerbside waste collection calendar on its way

14 December 2017
The 2018 calendar for waste pickup in Whyalla will be delivered to your letterbox but don't throw out your old guide yet.

Temporary Dry Areas for New Year's Eve and Australia Day

13 December 2017

Dolphin mum has a good chance of recovery

13 December 2017
The City of Whyalla has consulted several agencies and hopes are high the injured dolphin in the marina will recover.

Wildlife rescue keeping close eye on injured dolphin

12 December 2017
It appears a female dolphin has been injured by the propeller of a boat.

Whyalla lights up for Christmas

12 December 2017
Council and police are asking motorists and pedestrians to be extra careful when going out to see Whyalla's Christmas lights

Inland Rail project places order with Whyalla steelworks

12 December 2017
Australian Rail Track Corporation CEO John Fullerton has revealed on Sky News that an order for 15,000 tonnes of rail track has been placed with Liberty One Steel.

Courtesy buses for City Plaza Christmas Street Party

12 December 2017
Dress up and jump on board for the traders' Big Christmas Party.

Whyalla galah in esteemed company

11 December 2017
The naming of the new baby galah at Ada Ryan Gardens has sparked a rush of interest.

Vital information on hepatitis C

11 December 2017
A team of health promotion workers will be in Whyalla to inform people on blood-borne viruses

Mural makes its mark at cabin park

11 December 2017
Whyalla high school students have put their artistic talents to good use.

Pet Memorial Pavers

11 December 2017

Whyalla's community events this weekend

7 December 2017
A list of things to do this weekend in Whyalla.

Community support for day at the beach

7 December 2017
Demonstrations, entertainment and food made for a special International Day of People with Disability event in Whyalla

Green carpet rolled out at Wilson Park

6 December 2017
Council's parks and gardens crews have laid new grass at two city parks.

Perfect weather for carols night

5 December 2017
The weather bureau is tipping a fine 26-degree day for Sunday's Lions GFG Alliance Carols in the Park.

City library put to good "secretive" use

5 December 2017
Mystery surrounds Area 53 in the old Whyalla library building

Aviaries celebrate arrival of new baby bird

5 December 2017
A baby galah has emerged from the nesting logs at the Ada Ryan Gardens aviaries.

Deputy mayor presents army cadet award

4 December 2017
Whyalla Deputy Mayor Jenny Barnes enjoyed the Whyalla army cadets end-of-year parade

Whyalla event wins People's Choice at State awards

4 December 2017
The City of Whyalla's 2017 uneARTh Festival has been voted the best South Australian event by the public in the prestigious Arts South Australia Ruby Awards.

What's on in Whyalla this weekend.

1 December 2017
Your guide to community events in our city and region.

Council crews get a welcome thanks

30 November 2017
Local residents have kindly written to us and thanked council for the work our outdoor crews are doing in the community.

Traders to turn it on with street party

30 November 2017
The City Plaza Traders are putting on their annual Christmas celebration on Saturday, December 16.

GFG Alliance boss says Whyalla future is bright

30 November 2017
Sanjeev Gupta has appeared on Sky News and talked up the City of Whyalla prospects

Jetty moves another step closer

29 November 2017
Council is aiming to assess design plans and appoint a consultant for the jetty project next month.

Your chance to sing on stage

29 November 2017
There's still time to apply and rehearse for the Community Choir at this year's LIONS GFG Alliance Carols in the Park

City of Whyalla states support for new school

28 November 2017
The elected councillors of the City of Whyalla have voted in favour of a motion to support a State Government proposal to build a new high school in the city

Change in trucking activities

27 November 2017
GFG Alliance has cut the time for quartz trucks on our roads

Plan your pageant and fair experience

24 November 2017
Here's the pageant route and fair layout to make your plans for Saturday's big day

Road closures for Whyalla Pageant

24 November 2017
The City of Whyalla is advising residents there will be some road closures on Saturday, November 25, 2017 for the Christmas pageant.

Whyalla asbestos victim memorial to raise awareness

23 November 2017
The Whyalla Asbestos Victim Support Group will hold a memorial at 11am on Friday.

Pageant and fair has cracked the ton

23 November 2017
Entries from this year's GFG Alliance Whyalla Christmas Pageant are well up on last year.

YAC hits the beach for disability day

23 November 2017
The foreshore has been chosen as the perfect venue for Whyalla to host an International Day of People with Disability event on December 3

Namaste Whyalla dancers will entertain and teach

22 November 2017
The Namaste Whyalla dancers will be performing at the GFG Alliance After Pageant Fair and holding workshops to teach people how to dance Indian-style

2017/18 Christmas and New Year's council closures

22 November 2017
The City of Whyalla offices and services will be closed during certain

Uni students present their vision for city

22 November 2017
Residents are invited to view the results of a project on urban regeneration proposals on Thursday morning in the council chambers.

Security message gets around Whyalla

22 November 2017
Council officers will always identify themselves when required to visit properties and one company, SeeUs Maintenance Service, is visiting housing trust houses to inspect weeds

Beware of people knocking on doors

21 November 2017
Resident reports of people claiming to be from council

Vital information on NDIS

21 November 2017
There will be an expo in Whyalla on Wednesday (November 22) to explain the new National Disability Insurance Scheme

Gupta family coming for Christmas Pageant

21 November 2017
The new owner of the Whyalla steelworks will be bringing his family to take part in the GFG Alliance Whyalla Christmas Pageant

Jenny Barnes welcomed as new deputy mayor

21 November 2017
Councillor Jenny Barnes has been elected as Whyalla's new deputy mayor

All welcome to army open day

20 November 2017
The cadets from the Royal Military College - Duntroon will be holding an open day at Jubilee Park on Wednesday

Transparent system for council question time

20 November 2017
Residents are invited to submit questions to be asked at council meetings by noon on the day of ordinary general meetings.

Entertainers tuning up for carols night

17 November 2017
The Lions GFG Alliance Carols in the Park is just around the corner

Trucking activity on Iron Knob Road

17 November 2017
GFG Alliance has issued information on trucking activities between Whyalla and Iron Knob

Minister in town to talk women's sport

16 November 2017
A forum on women's sport will be held in Whyalla with all invited.

Help for sporting club administrators

15 November 2017
The City of Whyalla is holding two more training sessions in November for sport volunteers.

What's Up Downunder puts spotlight on Whyalla

15 November 2017
A national television show filmed in Whyalla last week and was blown away by our attractions.

Chemist's float theme stays under wraps

14 November 2017
Watch out for the Terry White Chemmart float and there's still time for everyone to enter the pageant

Vote now to get cash for community projects

13 November 2017
There is more than $400,000 available in community grants for our region.

Whyalla pays tribute to our soldiers

13 November 2017
Whyalla's Remembrance Day service was bolstered on Saturday by cadets from the Royal Military College - Duntroon

Army exercises escalate around Whyalla

13 November 2017
Cadets from the Royal Military College - Duntroon will be active throughout the day and into the night around Whyalla this week

National television show coming to Whyalla

8 November 2017
The What's Up Downunder hosts and crew will be filming in Whyalla this week.

Have your say on sporting plan

8 November 2017
The City of Whyalla has released a draft plan for a future sporting complex.

Army hits the streets of Whyalla

8 November 2017
Today (Wednesday, November 8) is the first day of active exercises in Whyalla by cadets from the Royal Military College - Duntroon.

Zombies march to a fundraising beat

7 November 2017
The 2017 Whyalla Zombie Walk was a great success and raised money for two worthy causes.

Army arrives to conduct training exercises

7 November 2017
Cadets from the Royal Military College - Duntroon will be setting up camp on Tuesday ready for training manouvres in Whyalla during November

Partial road closure for Remembrance Day

6 November 2017
Cadets from the Royal Military College - Duntroon will take part in this year's Remembrance Service in Whyalla.

Exhibition keeps rolling along

6 November 2017
The Whyalla Model Railway Society has added another stretch of track to its impressive display at the Whyalla Maritime Museum

Art prize winner hits the big screen

6 November 2017
The Hut (5/4) is being screened at the Middleback Arts Centre for free until November 25

Whyalla uneARTh Festival up for state award

4 November 2017
After just it's first year, the Whyalla uneARTh Festival is finalist in the prestigious Arts South Australia Ruby Awards

Things to do this weekend in Whyalla

3 November 2017
Check out our list of community events and attractions in the region.

We want to unearth some entertainers

3 November 2017
Following on from this year's hugely successful Whyalla unearth Festival, we want to see more local entertainers involved next year.

Pipes go down in next stage of Wilson Park upgrade

3 November 2017
Council work crews are installing irrigation pipes in preparation for new grass at Wilson Park.

Zombies march for a cause

3 November 2017
The annual Whyalla Zombie Walk happens on Saturday, November 4 with a Zombies vs Retro Glow theme.

Whyalla's very own film festival

2 November 2017
Two Whyalla movie critics have scoped the Adelaide Film Festival and brought back two movies for the Whyalla Film Festival

Pageant and fair overflowing with entertainment

2 November 2017
Organisers will start the GFG Alliance Whyalla Christmas Pageant an hour early to fit in all the entertainment at the after pageant fair.

Council offices perfect for firey training

1 November 2017
Fire crews were back at Civic Building today for a training session on aerial rescue

Police meet with council at Civic Park

1 November 2017
A range of constructive measures to combat vandalism were discussed when police and council officers visited Civic Park this week.

Electrifying Electronics at Whyalla Public Library

10 December 2015
An electrifying workshop will be an exciting feature at Whyalla Public Library next week.
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Cracking down on illegal dumping

30 October 2015
Whyalla City Council is sending a strong warning to people undertaking illegal dumping: You will be caught.
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Funding received for Avenue of Honour

30 October 2015
$8000 in funding will assist Whyalla City Council develop an Avenue of Honour within the city.
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Accolades for airport flying in

30 October 2015
Whyalla’s recently upgraded airport has been highly commended at the recent Australian Airports Association National Airport Industry Awards 2015.
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Council continues push for overtaking lanes

30 September 2015
Whyalla City Council is continuing to lobby state and federal governments to implement overtaking lanes in the region as a matter of urgency.
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Council supports upgrades at Hummock Hill

30 September 2015
Whyalla City Council has approved, in principle, upgrades to be undertaken at Hummock Hill to enhance user experience.
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Improvements continue at Whyalla Airport

30 September 2015
Whyalla City Council is continuing to make improvements to its state-of-the-art airport facility, with the council approving the development of a baggage shelter.
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Enhancing our assets at Ada Ryan Gardens

23 September 2015
Work to enhance one of Whyalla’s most popular family locations is well underway.
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Kerbside gathering to coincide with public feedback

23 September 2015
Whyalla City Council is inviting members of the public to attend its next informal community council meeting, to be held at Wilson Park.
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Council sets direction for tourism

23 September 2015
Whyalla City Council is setting the direction for the city’s tourism future, formally adopting a tourism strategy.
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Council acknowledges importance of job creation package

23 September 2015
Whyalla City Council has formally acknowledged the importance of $258,000 in state funding to assist with job creation in the city.
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Advisory taskforce established

23 September 2015
A taskforce of dedicated advocates has been established to lobby and influence positive outcomes for the region amidst a poor economic climate.
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Walk the plank to Whyalla Maritime Museum these school holidays

18 September 2015
Arrr, me hearties, the school holidays are just past the point and the Whyalla Maritime Museum has just the thing to keep ‘ye young scallywags entertained.
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Comment sought on Public Health Plan

15 September 2015
The City of Whyalla is seeking public comment on its draft Public Health Plan.
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Christmas pageant incentive grants offered again

15 September 2015
Whyalla City Council will again offer incentive grants to non-profit organisations to help build and enter a float in the 2015 Christmas pageant.
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Residents reminded to register cats

15 September 2015
Whyalla City Council is reminding cat owners to register their feline friends to avoid receiving a fine.
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Council asks: What does your perfect playground include?

15 September 2015
Whyalla City Council is seeking community input for the development of a new playground at Bradford Reserve.
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Nominations open for Australia Day citizen awards

15 September 2015
The search for Whyalla’s most dedicated and deserving community members has begun, with nominations now open for the 2016 Australia Day citizen’s awards.
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Council enters final stage of median strip strategy

24 August 2015
The City of Whyalla is continuing to green and beautify its city, with planting works scheduled for the coming spring months.
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Feedback sought on roundabout landscaping concept

24 August 2015
Whyalla City Council is seeking feedback on draft landscape designs planned for four large roundabouts throughout the city.
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Whyalla Foreshore adopted as beach’s official name

24 August 2015
In an effort to assist emergency personnel, Whyalla’s beach area will now be officially known as Whyalla Foreshore.
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Innovative bush chapel approved for Maritime Museum precinct

24 August 2015
An exciting and innovative addition will be made to the Maritime Museum gardens.
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Commonwealth funding boosts services for Whyalla community

24 August 2015
Commonwealth funding through the Financial Assistance Grants (FAGs) has played an important role in helping the City of Whyalla provide vital services and infrastructure for the Whyalla community.
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Community groups come out on top from grant program

24 August 2015
Five community sporting clubs have been awarded Active Club Program grants.
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Library’s popularity continues to soar

24 August 2015
The popularity of Whyalla Public Library is continuing to be demonstrated, with the library recording an increase in customer use.
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Local churches receive rebates

24 August 2015
Whyalla City Council has rewarded three local churches with a rebate on their rates.
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Taskforce to set sights on city’s future

24 August 2015
A dedicated taskforce will be established to advocate, lobby and influence positive outcomes for the region amidst a poor economic climate.
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Putting a focus on our youth

4 August 2015
City of Whyalla has demonstrated its commitment to the city’s youth by appointing a dedicated youth development officer to its ranks.
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The ball’s in your court to have a say

4 August 2015
The public consultation period for proposed upgrade options at Wilson Park opened this week, with residents being provided a number of opportunities to provide their feedback.
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Council adopts tiered approach to marina fees

22 July 2015
Whyalla City Council has adopted a tiered fee approach for those using the Whyalla and Point Lowly marina facilities.
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Council grants lease extension to Muradel

22 July 2015
Whyalla City Council is continuing to support local industry, after it approved an additional lease extension for Muradel’s biofuel crude oil demonstration plant.
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Council moves to make Civic Park a dry zone

22 July 2015
City of Whyalla will make formal application for a section of land at Civic Park to be declared a dry zone.
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Increasing community engagement

22 July 2015
Whyalla City Council’s community publication, Whyalla Council News is set for a facelift, after it was decided at Monday night’s council meeting that the format and frequency of the publication should change.
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Council set to deliver priority projects

22 July 2015
Landscape upgrades and asset replacement/renewal programs are the biggest features of Whyalla City Council’s 2015/16 budget, which was adopted at Monday’s July council meeting.
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Council to deliver good budget

17 July 2015
Whyalla City Council has adopted its 10 year long term financial plan ahead of adopting its 2015/16 annual business plan and budget and the declaration of its rates on Monday.
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Council supports plan for dolphins

19 June 2015
Whyalla City Council has resolved to partner with the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) on a joint research project to investigate the requirement for a sustainable management regime for Whyalla’s dolphins. This will be funded as part of Council’s 2015/16 budget.
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Makeover planned for Point Lowly jetty

19 June 2015
The Whyalla City Council has made budgetary provision for maintenance and upgrading works on the Point Lowly Jetty.
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Council commits to direct employment

19 June 2015
Whyalla Council will look to employ more people and reduce its reliance on contractors and labour hire. The initiative is part of Council’s 2015/16 Council budget and the aim is to provide more direct jobs in Whyalla wherever possible. Council will favour direct employment provided there are sound financial and operational reasons.
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Council budget up for public consultation

10 June 2015
The Whyalla City Council’s 2015/16 draft budget is out for public consultation...
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30 years of art and culture well worth celebrating

4 June 2015
The Middleback Arts Centre, formerly known as the Middleback Theatre, will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year with a string of exciting events, kicking off with the Mayoral Gala Celebration on 13 June.
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Cats with no microchip put to sleep

2 June 2015
Whyalla residents with pet cats that are not already micro-chipped are encouraged to take advantage of a $30 microchip day to be held at the Whyalla Veterinary Clinic (opposite Westlands) this Saturday, June 6 between 10am and 4pm.
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Council to help SMEs make the most of NBN

28 May 2015 (amended: 22 May 2015)
Whyalla City Council has resolved to develop a Digital Readiness Strategy in conjunction with local business that will see residents take full advantage of the National Broadband Network.
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Leadership in Disability and Ageing

28 May 2015 (amended: 22 May 2015)
The challenges of older people and people with a disability are to be met head-on through the establishment of the Whyalla Disability and Ageing Leadership group.
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Mayor delighted with public feedback

28 May 2015
Whyalla City Council Mayor Jim Pollock has expressed delight with the outcome of the inaugural ‘kerb-side forum.’
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Let the children play!

22 May 2015
A collective shriek of delight from the children of Whyalla would be heard if they knew of Council’s plans to create 27 ultra-modern play-spaces across the city.
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Council to help SMEs make the most of NBN

21 May 2015
Whyalla City Council has resolved to develop a Digital Readiness Strategy in conjunction with local business that will see residents take full advantage of the National Broadband Network.
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Council calls for public input on cemetery fee structure

21 May 2015
Council is inviting feedback from residents on a new fee structure for the Whyalla Cemetery. Council is proposing fee increases across a range of cemetery services to cover the costs of long-term maintenance of grave sites.
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Council continues to improve local roads

8 May 2015
The City of Whyalla is continuing to make improvements to the city’s roads with increased safety measures being initiated in a number of residential areas.
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Council asks “where’d you park your car?”

8 May 2015
Where’d you park your car?
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Peace keeping exercise to be held in Whyalla

29 April 2015
A peace-keeping exercise involving the Royal Military College – Duntroon, will be conducted in Whyalla from this week.
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Terms agreed to for ongoing operation of Foreshore Café

27 April 2015
Whyalla City Council and N&A Petropoulos Pty Ltd, the operators of the Whyalla Foreshore Café, are pleased to announce that they have agreed to new terms for the ongoing operation of the café.
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Upper Spencer Gulf Common Purpose Group seeking independant chair

20 April 2015
Upper Spencer Gulf Common Purpose Group is seeking an independent chair to lead the ongoing development of a unique, collaborative alliance in a region on the cusp of significant industrial transformation.
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Innovators offered exciting opportunity

16 April 2015
Innovators in and around the Upper Spencer Gulf are being encouraged to enter the 2015 Australian Technologies Competition.
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School holiday fun at Whyalla Public Library

31 March 2015
Whyalla Public Library has plenty of fun and exciting activities scheduled for the upcoming school holidays!
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Nominate a regional achiever

26 March 2015
Nominations for the 2015 South Australian Regional Awards opened today, giving individuals, groups and organisations the opportunity to be recognised for their outstanding achievements and contributions to regional South Australian communities.
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Council working to address bin collection issues

25 March 2015
Whyalla City Council and Transpacific Cleanaway are working closely to address waste collection issues within the city.
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Whyalla snapper event hits 300 with numbers growing daily

24 March 2015
More than 300 anglers have already registered in Whyalla’s 24th Australian Snapper Championship this Easter with numbers expected to still reach the 500 mark before the final close of entries.
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Sunrise broadcasts live from Whyalla next week

20 March 2015
Whyalla will be in the spotlight when Sunrise weather presenter and former local girl Edwina Bartholomew visits for a live broadcast next week.
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Peace keeping exercise to be held in Whyalla

20 March 2015
A peace-keeping exercise involving the Royal Military College – Duntroon, will be conducted in Whyalla in May.
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Maintaining affordability for dog owners

20 March 2015
Whyalla City Council has voted to maintain the cost of dog registration in an effort to assist residents with living costs.
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Work continues on Whyalla Dog Park

20 March 2015
Work is continuing to develop a dog park for the use of Whyalla residents and their furry friends.
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Council provides donation to SES

20 March 2015
Whyalla City Council will donate two of its leaf blowers to the Whyalla State Emergency Service branch.
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Council focuses on foreshore safety

20 March 2015
Ongoing works at Whyalla foreshore have proven effective, with Whyalla City Council voting against the installation of a balustrade along the boardwalk.
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See the Westfield FFA Cup this weekend

18 March 2015
This weekend you'll have the opportunity to see and have your photograph taken with the Westfield FFA Cup!
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Council backs Muradel

18 March 2015
Whyalla City Council has outlined its intention to provide continued support for Muradel in its quest to develop a biofuel crude oil demonstration plant.
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State-of-the-art ‘Southern Ranger’ to visit Whyalla snapper comp.

18 March 2015
South Australia’s super fisheries patrol boat, Southern Ranger, will attend Whyalla’s 24th Australian Snapper Championship at Easter to offer a limited number of lucky community members the opportunity for a free tour over the vessel on Easter Sunday.
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Sunrise visit rescheduled

16 March 2015
A visit from Sunrise’s Edwina Bartholomew has been rescheduled as she and her crew travel to Vanuatu to cover the devastating impact of Cyclone Pam.
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Earlybird entry rush at Whyalla’s Easter snapper fishing comp.

16 March 2015
More than 250 anglers were registered at Whyalla’s 24th Australian Snapper Championship this Easter when a special earlybird discount entry fee closed last week.
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Dry zone forum a success

13 March 2015
Whyalla City Council held a successful dry zone forum this week, with residents discussing impacts the proposed dry zone would have on Civic Park.
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Whyalla plays host to Sunrise

11 March 2015
Whyalla will be in the spotlight when Sunrise weather presenter and former local girl Edwina Bartholomew visits for a live broadcast next week.
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$50,000 in prizes for Whyalla’s major fishing event

2 March 2015
A record 150 prizes and random draw giveaways valued around $50,000 has been announced as a major incentive to attract competitors to Whyalla’s 24th Australian Snapper championship at Easter.
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Whyalla Airport terminal prepares for Qantaslink

2 March 2015
In preparation for the new Qantaslink service operating from Whyalla Airport on the 13th of April, there will be some minor construction work taking place within the terminal. This consists of a new administration office and changes to baggage areas.
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Smith Family numeracy program

28 January 2015
Whyalla City Council will support an early year’s literacy program of the Smith Family for three years from 2015/2016 with annual contributions of $5,000.
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Whyalla Council to again press for highway passing lanes in wake of latest tragedies

28 January 2015
Whyalla City Council has renewed its push for passing lanes on the Lincoln Highway between Port Augusta and Port Lincoln following the seven tragic deaths in recent weeks.
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Whyalla Council concerned at potential loss of local SA Pathology facility

28 January 2015
Whyalla City Council will take a “pre-emptive and proactive stance” with a submission to Health SA over possible implications for local employment and service delivery if SA Pathology centralises regional laboratory facilities in Adelaide.
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Whyalla Australia Day Awards announced

22 January 2015
A resident, well known as a professional singer in the public eye, but who has quietly worked and assisted charities and community causes “behind the scenes,” has been named Whyalla’s Australia Day Citizen for 2015.
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New town planning chief for Whyalla

20 January 2015
A town planner who has worked with the SA Government’s Urban Renewal Authority for the past 10 years has been appointed Whyalla City Council’s Group Manager, City Development and Delivery, to head its Planning and Development Department.
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Second Airline to Service Whyalla

19 December 2014
Whyalla continues to build its reputation as a business and tourism destination with the announcement of a second airline to operate in 2015.
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Council Breifs

19 December 2014
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Whyalla’s Australia Day celebration

19 December 2014
The annual Whyalla Australia Day celebration is set to revert to a “beach party” theme to ensure there isn’t a single quiet moment during the six-hour Whyalla Australia Day Beach Party at Whyalla Foreshore on Australia Day itself – Monday, January 26.
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Whyalla’s famous snapper comp

19 December 2014
Fishing enthusiasts gearing up for Whyalla’s Australian Snapper Championship at Easter will be able to relieve their pent up stress when on-line entries open early in the New Year.
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Council Proposal to Qantas

9 December 2014
Recently, Whyalla Council management was approached by Qantas Airlines with a proposal to begin a twice daily service between Whyalla and Adelaide using a Q300 Bombardier Dash 8 commercial aircraft (50 seats).
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Whyalla Foreshore Café

5 December 2014
Major extensions and upgrades to the community-owned Whyalla Foreshore Café have been successfully finished and Council is on track to have the Café open for the Christmas-New Year holidays.
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Time running out to support Whyalla Australia Day awards

11 November 2014
Whyalla residents are being reminded that they have barely a week to ensure some of the city’s worthy citizens are nominated for one of 10 awards in the 2015 Whyalla Australia Day Awards.
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Slight change to Whyalla’s Christmas pageant route

11 November 2014
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Lower speed limits soon for Whyalla’s CBD, foreshore areas

27 October 2014
The introduction of a 40km/h speed limit for Whyalla’s CBD and city foreshore areas is expected to be in place within the next two weeks.
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Tree planting on Whyalla’s main road medians resumes

22 October 2014
Whyalla Council’s tree planting program on significant median strips resumes for 2014/2015 next week with a range of species selected for individual areas.
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Community comment sought on roundabout landscape plan

3 October 2014
Whyalla City Council is seeking comments from the community on its landscape design for the McDouall Stuart Avenue and Cartledge Avenue roundabout.
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Kerbside Collection Reminder

3 October 2014
Whyalla residents are being reminded to ensure household waste bins are in place for kerbside pick-up by 7am on collection day to ensure they don’t miss being emptied by new contractor Transpacific Cleanaway.
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Resurfacing of Racecourse Road

1 October 2014
Whyalla residents are being advised that they may experience traffic disruptions along Racecourse Road during October as Whyalla Council reseals the entire roadway between Nicolson Avenue and the Lincoln Highway.
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Council secures Black Spot funding

30 September 2014
Council secures Black Spot funding to make Nicolson Avenue intersections safer for road users
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Stormwater works in Ferry Street and surrounding areas

26 September 2014
The Whyalla City Council will be undertaking stormwater upgrade works in the vicinity of Ferry Street and surrounding areas
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Whyalla Christmas pageant incentive grants on again

25 September 2014
Whyalla City Council will again offer incentive grants to non-profit organisations to help build and enter a float in the 2014 Christmas pageant.
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Animal management plan out for public comment in Whyalla

16 September 2014
A new, up-dated five-year draft animal management plan has been released for public consultation by Whyalla City Council.
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Maritime museum gardens soon to be opened to the public

16 September 2014
The gardens at the Whyalla Maritime Museum will soon become freely open to the public as part of a radical move to encourage greater use of the area by visitors and local residents.
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Funds sought to complete major upgrade of Whyalla Leisure Centre

16 September 2014
A major upgrade of significant areas of the Whyalla Leisure Centre not included in last year’s re-development are expected to result if Whyalla City Council successfully attracts funding from the State Government’s new Regional Development Fund.
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Bold master plan proposed for Whyalla’s Jubilee Park

16 September 2014
A far-reaching master plan proposed to spearhead a major re-development of Jubilee Park has been adopted by Whyalla City Council.
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Whyalla Council to examine dry zone for popular Civic Park

16 September 2014
Introduction of a dry zone at Civic Park will be addressed at a community forum to be held by Whyalla City Council.
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Work set to start on safer intersection at Jenkins, Cartledge Avenues

10 September 2014
A major upgrade of the Jenkins and Cartledge Avenues intersection to cater for recent development stages of the Ocean Eyre Estate will commence next week.
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‘Backyard’ cat de-sexing cruelty not acceptable

25 August 2014
Whyalla City Council has expressed absolute shock after seizing several male cats last week that had undergone painful and illegal “backyard” desexing procedures.
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Community dog park gets go-ahead, but as a more modest facility

19 August 2014 (amended: 19 August 2014)
An off-leash dog park has been endorsed by Whyalla City Council, but in a significantly downsized format than an earlier proposal.
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Community garden project gets Whyalla Council support

19 August 2014 (amended: 19 August 2014)
The development of a community garden to be run by Job Services Australia has been supported by Whyalla City Council through in-principle agreement for the use of land in Mills Street, off Norrie Avenue.
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Hills of Whyalla Native Trail for walkers and cyclists

19 August 2014 (amended: 19 August 2014)
A proposal to link Whyalla’s four hills – Hummock Hill, Flinders Lookout, Telstra Hill and Rocky Hill – for walkers and cyclists has been supported by Whyalla City Council.
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OPAL program continues with some changes after funding cut

19 August 2014 (amended: 19 August 2014)
Whyalla’s OPAL program will continue until June next year following successful negotiations with SA Health to secure the program after the Federal Government cut $7.2 million funding for the next three years.
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Whyalla residents make use of customer facility at library

15 August 2014
Growth in the number of residents using Whyalla City Council’s customer services facility within the Whyalla Library has increased significantly since July 1 when over-the-counter payment options at nearby Services SA ended.
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Last chance for public to comment on Jubilee Park master plan

12 August 2014
The Whyalla community has only until August 21 to comment on a draft master plan for the future development of Jubilee Park.
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Public meeting to discuss Jubilee Park Master Plan

4 August 2014
A public meeting will be held on Wednesday (August 6) to give interested individuals and organisations the opportunity to comment on a draft Jubilee Park Master Plan released recently by the Whyalla City Council for community consultation.
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Future of Point Lowly Lighthouse cottages to be addressed by Whyalla Council

25 July 2014
Operation of Whyalla’s State heritage-listed Point Lowly Lighthouse cottages will revert to Whyalla City Council following the Uniting Church’s decision to relinquish its lease at the end of 2014.
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Extra traffic controls for Whyalla’s city foreshore following evaluation

25 July 2014
The Whyalla City Council has approved a proposal be released for community consultation to install additional traffic control devices in the city’s foreshore areas.
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Speed cuts proposed for Whyalla CBD, foreshore to improve safety

25 July 2014
Introduction of a general 40km/h speed limit for Whyalla’s CBD and city foreshore areas has been endorsed by Whyalla City Council to improve road safety for motorists, pedestrians and residents.
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Jubilee Park master plan released

25 July 2014
A first draft of Whyalla City Council’s Jubilee Park Precinct Master Plan has been released for public consultation.
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Mobile vendor policy to be developed

25 July 2014
A new draft policy addressing mobile vendors in Whyalla will be released for community comment, following a decision at the latest Whyalla City Council meeting.
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Sale of old school site to Council now set to see remediation work

25 July 2014
The long-running saga of the dilapidated and vandalised former Bevan Crescent Primary School is close to finalisation following settlement with the Commonwealth Government for sale of the land to Whyalla City Council.
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Council CEO comments on old dump rehabilitation progress

21 July 2014
The necessary transfer of stockpiled mulch from the Mount Laura Landfill to the former Newton Street dump site as part of a long-term rehabilitation plan had all necessary State Government approvals but should have been explained to nearby residents before work began.
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Whyalla wins national ‘clean beach’ award

21 July 2014
A major national Keep Australia Beautiful Clean Beaches Award has been won by Whyalla Council.
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Rehabilitation work continues at Whyalla’s old landfill site

10 July 2014
Whyalla Council’s former Newton Street landfill site, often referred to simply as the “old dump,” is being greened as part of a long-term rehabilitation program.
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Whyalla’s City Plaza CBD upgrade to start within weeks

9 July 2014
Work on Whyalla Council’s $470,000 upgrade of the City Plaza CBD business district to enhance its functionality and create significant landscaping improvements, will commence before the end of July.
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New Whyalla Airport terminal prepares for first arrivals

2 July 2014
Flights in and out of Whyalla will commence operations through the city’s new airport terminal on Sunday.
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Whyalla Council budget focuses on roads, re-development, community facilities

2 July 2014
Roads, footpaths, street signage, stormwater infrastructure and environmental initiatives are all features in the 2014/2015 budget adopted by Whyalla Council this week, which will result in ongoing improvements for Whyalla and its residents.
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Beach sand gets clean bill of health

24 June 2014
A report by a leading independent specialist environmental consulting firm has given the Whyalla beach sand a clean bill of health.
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Whyalla Airport Car Park to be opened earlier than expected

12 May 2014
The Whyalla Airport car-park infrastructure works are nearing completion in what is a major step toward accomplishment for the project.
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The dog park

9 May 2014
The proposed dog park on the corner of Searle Street and McLennan Avenue will be a valuable asset to our city and is in response to what residents have asked for.
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Taking the World Game to Regional South Australia

2 May 2014
Football Federation SA is pleased to announce a 3 Year Partnership with the City of Whyalla, City of Mount Gambier and Roxby Council that will see each of the regional centres host a National Premier League fixture for points on Saturday May 17, 2014.
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Whyalla City Council shines at Local Government Excellency Awards

23 April 2014
Whyalla City Council is performing on par with much larger metro councils, according to the Local Government Managers Association (SA.)
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Council showcases Whyalla to best effect

23 April 2014
Whyalla City Council has shared top prize with the City of Mt Gambier for Best Council Display at the Local Government Association (LGA) Council Innovation Showcase held in Adelaide last week.
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Earlybird entries top 300 at Whyalla’s national Easter snapper fishing comp.

26 March 2014
Almost 320 keen anglers were registered at Whyalla’s 23rd Australian Snapper Championship when a special earlybird discount rate closed last week.
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Balustrade along Whyalla Foreshore boardwalk to be costed

19 March 2014
Provision of a balustrade along the entire length of the Whyalla Foreshore boardwalk will be the focus of a future report to Whyalla City Council.
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Three-year deal struck to bring Adelaide soccer round to Whyalla

19 March 2014
Whyalla Council will enter into a formal agreement with the Football Federation of SA to host a regional round for the next three years.
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Reintroduction of kerbside hard waste pick-up to be considered by Whyalla Council

19 March 2014
The cost to provide a kerbside hard waste collection for Whyalla residents will be prepared and considered during Whyalla Council’s 2014/2015 budget process.
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‘Adopt a Tree’ program to see Council, community working together

19 March 2014
Whyalla Council has endorsed an Adopt a Tree draft program seeking community partnership support to improve the appearance of streets through the planting and maintenance of new trees.
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Last chance to be an earlybird at Whyalla’s national snapper comp

19 March 2014
Fishing enthusiasts are running out of time to enter Whyalla’s 23rd Australian Snapper Championship at a discounted entry fee with earlybird registrations closing at 5pm, Friday, March 21.
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Whyalla to celebrate 100 years of proclamation as a town

25 February 2014
Planning is under way to celebrate the centenary of Whyalla’s proclamation as a town when a time capsule buried at Wilson Park is removed and opened on Wednesday, April 16.
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Residents, Council work together to solve traffic issues

25 February 2014
Traffic control devices will be installed in Loveday Street following a petition signed by more than 280 residents seeking Whyalla Council’s support to curb excessive speed.
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Early entries from three states in search of famous ‘Big Red’

13 February 2014
Fishing enthusiasts from throughout SA and a sprinkling from Victoria and NSW are among the first to signal their intentions to try for a “big red” at Whyalla’s national three-day 23rd Australian Snapper Championship at Easter.
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Short closure of fishing jetty for routine safety inspection

11 February 2014
Whyalla’s popular recreational fishing jetty will be closed for three hours to undergo a routine safety inspection next week.
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Council condemns personal insults targeting staff over roundabout issue

4 February 2014
Whyalla Council has condemned what have been described as “nasty and personal” attacks on staff over the introduction of small roundabouts and other works as traffic control devices.
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Whyalla Council calls for report on animal management issues

31 January 2014
A detailed report on animal management issues including the number and types of expiations issued and how existing bylaws are policed has been called for by Whyalla Council at its latest monthly meeting.
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Airport’s first master plan out for public consultation

31 January 2014
Whyalla Council has endorsed its first major airport master plan to be released for community consultation.
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Old Civic library site withdrawn from sale by Whyalla Council

31 January 2014
The former site of the Whyalla Civic Library has been withdrawn from sale to give Whyalla Council an opportunity to consider its potential for the possible establishment of an art gallery in Patterson Street.
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Range of Whyalla Council services now at public library

30 January 2014
A new Whyalla Council customer service desk will open within the city’s public library on Monday.
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Whyalla Australia Day Awards announced

22 January 2014
A resident described as an inspirational role model for both Whyalla and Australian communities, who has spent the past 20 years offering voluntary support to various community groups without seeking any recognition, has been named Whyalla’s Australia Day Citizen for 2014.
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Countdown on to Oz Day flag-waving celebrations at Whyalla Foreshore

21 January 2014
Whyalla’s annual Australia Day celebrations are again set to attract an estimated crowd of up to 5,000 for an extended six hours at the Whyalla Foreshore on Sunday between 3pm and 9pm.
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Managing our waste

20 January 2014
The City Of Whyalla is reminding residents of the right way to dispose of food waste in the waste management system.
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Safer, expanded bicycle travel proposed for Whyalla

20 December 2013
A proposed Whyalla Local Area Strategic Bicycle Plan (LASBP) aimed at providing the community with a safe and convenient way to travel by bicycle, has been endorsed and approved by Whyalla Council.
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No public toilets for Murninnie Beach

20 December 2013
Whyalla Council will not provide a public toilet facility at Murninnie Beach, approximately 50kms south of the city, following results of community consultation, which found insufficient justification to spend more than $60,000 in the first year on the project.
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Future of sport shooting clubs access bridge in doubt

20 December 2013
Whyalla Council is to meet with representatives of the city’s four sport shooting clubs over access to their respective facilities.
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Details of Whyalla’s Australia Day celebration at foreshore released

20 December 2013
The annual Whyalla Australia Day celebration is set to attract another huge crowd with its iconic Aussie events, family activities, free amusements and another fireworks finale at the Whyalla Foreshore on Australia Day – Sunday, January 26.
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Council looking for solution to road cracks

4 December 2013
The City of Whyalla is applying innovative road-surface treatments in an attempt to find a long term solution to the cracks on its roads.
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Whyalla airport to get $2.7m makeover

4 December 2013
An upgrade of the Whyalla airport is underway as part of the city’s wider plans to attract more tourists and investment.
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Airport upgrade won’t clip your wings

4 December 2013
The upgrade of the Whyalla airport is in full swing and is expected to cause minimal inconvenience to air travellers.
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City Plaza and Foreshore Upgrades get the green light

28 November 2013
Work has commenced on exciting plans to upgrade the Whyalla city plaza and foreshore. The Whyalla City Council has approved the proposed Foreshore Landscape and Local Area Traffic Management Plan as well as the City Plaza Master Plan. These plans are designed to improve quality of life in Whyalla and enhance the City’s tourist appeal. The upgrading and extension of the Beach Café is also approved.
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Whyalla has new deputy mayor

20 November 2013
Councillor Joanne Marshall has been elected unopposed to take on the role as the city’s deputy mayor until the next local government election expected towards the end of 2014.
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Whyalla Australia Day awards struggle for nominations

11 November 2013
Organisers of the 2014 Whyalla Australia Day awards are concerned over a slow response from the community to nominate worthy citizens for one of 10 awards to be presented by Mayor Jim Pollock at the city’s Australia Day celebrations.
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Residents fail to keep kerbside green waste contamination-free

11 November 2013
Whyalla Council’s waste and resource recovery centre faces a significant financial burden as the amount of contamination in kerbside collected green organic bins has reached an unacceptable level.
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Council seeking feedback on CBD and Foreshore Landscape and Local Area Traffic Management Plan

24 October 2013
Whyalla City Council has developed a Landscape Master Plan for the Foreshore and the CBD.
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New Whyalla Airport terminal cleared for take-off

23 October 2013
A major upgrade of the Whyalla Airport terminal at a total cost of an estimated $2.72 million has been approved unanimously by Whyalla Council.
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Time running out to support Whyalla Australia Day awards

23 October 2013
Whyalla residents are being reminded they have just over three weeks to ensure some of the city’s worthy citizens are nominated for one of 10 awards in the 2014 Whyalla Australia Day Awards program.
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Whyalla’s maritime museum on target for big anniversary turn-out

14 October 2013
The Whyalla Maritime Museum’s month-long 25th anniversary celebrations have seen more than 1,600 people pass through the doors of the Whyalla Visitor Centre in just the first two weeks of October.
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Whyalla Christmas pageant incentive grants on again

12 September 2013
Whyalla Council will again offer incentive grants to non-profit organisations to help build and enter a float in the 2013 Christmas pageant.
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Whyalla’s 2014 Australia Day awards launched by mayor

12 September 2013
The search has started for nominations in Whyalla Council’s 2014 Australia Day awards, giving residents two months to nominate some of the city’s many worthy citizens.
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Big 25th anniversary at visitor acclaimed Whyalla Maritime Museum

10 September 2013
The Whyalla Maritime Museum is gearing up for a major month-long 25th anniversary celebration in October.
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Council seeks community input into toilet need at Murninnie Beach

4 September 2013
Whyalla Council is seeking community comments to determine whether a public toilet facility is a viable option at Murninnie Beach, approximately 50 kms south of Whyalla, and where it would fit on Council’s list of priorities.
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Council offers financial support for second biofuels proposal

21 August 2013
Whyalla Council has thrown its support behind the establishment of a second biofuels proposal as the proponent company seeks approximately $1.7million from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to enable the project to commence.
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Oval hire charges go out to community consultation as marina fees reviewed

21 August 2013
Community consultation will be undertaken to help Whyalla Council establish sports ground hire fees for the remainder of the current financial year.
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Whyalla jetty extension idea likely to cost at least $440,000

21 August 2013
A “T” shaped extension at the end of Whyalla’s recreational jetty could cost more than $440,000 if the City Council decides to consider an upgrade in future budget deliberations.
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Major traffic management survey underway in Whyalla

16 August 2013
A city-wide community survey is being undertaken by Whyalla Council as part of a study to improve traffic management and road safety.
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$1m upgrade just weeks away at Whyalla Leisure Centre

16 August 2013
Work on the first major upgrade of the Whyalla Leisure Centre for almost 14 years will commence in early September and is scheduled for completion before Christmas.
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Sounds of happy children echoed through maritime museum

23 July 2013
All roads led to the Whyalla Visitor Centre for around 1,300 locals and visitors during the recent school holidays in spite of some cold, wintery weather towards the end of the holidays.
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Whyalla pet owners to get fenced park for their ‘best mate’ to exercise safely

18 July 2013
An overwhelming level of strong community support will see Whyalla Council develop a fenced dog park at the centrally located community open space facility, Civic Park.
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Service life of roads prolonged by sealing cracks

10 July 2013
The life of some road surfaces in Whyalla is being prolonged by a method used extensively throughout Australia involving repairs to cracks only instead of a total pavement reseal.
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Viability of Whyalla’s Mount Laura Museum a ‘complex matter’

19 June 2013
Early investigations by a Whyalla Council working party into the future of the city’s Mount Laura Homestead Museum have reported that ensuring viability of the operation was a complex matter requiring both short and long-term considerations.
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Council looks to buy old, abandoned government school site as saga continues

19 June 2013
Whyalla Council’s next step in its long-running battle to have the former Bevan Crescent School site cleaned up will see it seek to purchase the land for a nominal figure and resell it to a potential developer at fair market value.
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Whyalla Council acts on safety concerns for recreational horse riders

19 June 2013
Whyalla Council will implement a number of measures to improve safety for horse riders travelling along Mullaquana Road to the public equestrian area following concerns raised by residents.
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Options being examined to extend Whyalla Foreshore cafe

19 June 2013
Whyalla Council is investigating options to extend its Whyalla Foreshore café building to provide increased covered seating while fitting in with the aesthetics of the area’s overall master plan.
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