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Port Augusta City Council welcomes the State government’s announcement to contribute to bridge duplication project

17 November 2017
Port Augusta City Council (Council) welcomes the South Australian government’s announcement that it will contribute $40 million to the construction of the Joy Baluch AM Bridge duplication.
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Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden wins silver and bronze in the South Australian Tourism Awards

15 November 2017
Port Augusta City Council’s (Council) Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden (AALBG) received two awards in the 2017 South Australian Tourism Awards held at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Friday. The awards recognise and promote excellence in our state’s multi-billion dollar tourism industry.
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Fireworks, Rotary Christmas Pageant and Community Christmas Party

14 November 2017
Port Augusta City Council (Council) is very pleased to announce that Max Crane & Equipment Hire and SolarReserve will jointly sponsor this year's Pageant and Christmas Party fireworks display at Carpenter’s Landing (the boat ramp) between 9.30pm and 9.45pm on Friday 1 December 2017.
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Rotary Christmas Pageant and Community Christmas Party

9 November 2017
Port Augusta City Council (Council) advises the community that this year’s Rotary Christmas Pageant will take place from 6.30pm to 7.30pm on 1 December 2017 followed by the Community Christmas Party from 7.30pm to 10pm. Both events will be held in the CBD.
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Port Augusta City Council welcomes SEGRA 2017 conference delegates

20 October 2017
Port Augusta City Council (Council) welcomes delegates to the 2017 Sustainable Economic Growth for Regional Australia (SEGRA) Conference to be held at Central Oval between 24 and 27 October.
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Relocation of programs from the BeActive Centre

20 October 2017
Programs currently held at the BeActive Centre will relocate after 24 October 2017.
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Port Augusta City Council continues to streamline and improve operations

13 October 2017
Port Augusta City Council (Council) is committed to the ongoing review and improvement of all aspects of our business to ensure we are delivering effective and efficient services to the Port Augusta community.
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Eastside Foreshore Jetty Condition Change

11 October 2017
Port Augusta City Council (Council) advises community members and visitors that there has been a change in the condition of the eastside foreshore jetty (referred to as the ‘T’ jetty).
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Notice of Public Hearing - South Australian Local Government Grants Commission

8 September 2017
The Commission will be visiting the Port Augusta City Council at 11:30 – 1:00pm on Thursday 9th November 2017, to hold discussions with elected members and staff, and with any members of the public in attendance at the hearing.
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YIDUMDUMA BILL HARNEY: BUSH PROFESSOR EXHIBITION - An Ancient Culture Kept Alive Through Art

7 September 2017
A new retrospective exhibition brings to life the riches of the Wardaman culture and one man’s remarkable journey to share his knowledge of the Wardaman people with the world.
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Final Day for Dog Registrations

30 August 2017
Tomorrow, Thursday 31 August 2017, is the due date to register your dog. On Monday, 4 September 2017 Council will commence a door knock and owners of any unregistered dogs will incur a $170 fine in addition to registration fees. A late fee of $15 will be automatically applied to all late dog registrations effective Friday, 1 September 2017.
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Solar Thermal for Port Augusta

15 August 2017
The announcement of the SolarReserve project by Premier Jay Weatherill yesterday is a culmination of years of lobbying by Council, Repower Port Augusta and the Port Augusta community to become the renewable capital of Australia.
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New provider selected for aged care facilities

28 July 2017
With the aim of ensuring the community continues to have access to a high standard of aged care services, Port Augusta City Council has selected Edenfield Family Care as the new owner of AM Ramsay Village and Nerrilda Nursing Home.
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New Port Augusta Visitor Guide book and app launched

25 July 2017
Today the latest version of the Port Augusta Visitor Guide was launched, with copies to be distributed throughout Port Augusta this week. Along with the newly released print version, an app and flipbook has also been launched.
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Council adopts 2017/18 budget

21 July 2017
Following the adoption of the Port Augusta City Council 2017/18 Annual Business Plan and Budget on July 5, 2017 property owners will begin to receive rate notices from today (21/7/2017).
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Cr Greagen OAM retires from Council

21 June 2017
Tonight Cr Phil Greagen will attend his final council meeting, retiring from Port Augusta City Council after more than two decades of service to the Port Augusta community.
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Council’s draft budget released for comment

6 June 2017
Port Augusta City Council is proposing the lowest rate rise in more than 15 years in its 2017/18 Draft Annual Budget and Business Plan.
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Council acknowledges National Sorry Day

26 May 2017
Today (May 26) marks National Sorry Day, an Australian wide observance acknowledging the impact of Australia’s Stolen Generations.
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Construction confirmed for large scale solar for Port Augusta

11 April 2017
The announcement by Reach Solar Energy confirming construction of its 300MW solar PV Bungala Solar Project in Port Augusta has been welcomed by Mayor Sam Johnson and Port Augusta City Council.
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Visitor Guide leading promotion of Port Augusta

7 April 2017
Visitor Guides are identified as a leading tool in attracting visitors to a destination, making Port Augusta’s Visitor Guide a valuable marketing tool for businesses and the City.
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Great Western Bridge closed to cyclists and pedestrians

23 March 2017
The Great Western Bridge pedestrian bridge has closed effective immediately due to safety concerns raised in an independent engineering report, received by Council late yesterday.
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Changes proposed for land classification on Crown Land

8 February 2017
Port Augusta City Council is seeking community comments and feedback on a proposal to change the classification of two parcels of Crown Land under the control of Council.
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Comment on Council's Draft report into rating review sought

7 February 2017
Port Augusta City Council committed to review the way it sets rates for properties across the City. It engaged independent financial consultant JAC Comrie Pty Ltd to undertake a review of its basis of rating which has been endorsed by Council and is now available for public comment. The draft Report ‘Port Augusta City Council - Review of Basis of Rating’ was presented to Council on January 23, 2017 and is available to download on Council’s website with printed copies also available from the Civic Centre foyer.
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Council calls for immediate action on pollution from closed power stations

3 January 2017
The Port Augusta community has had enough of toxic ash billowing across the City from the closed Augusta Power Stations. Coupled with the stench coming from the drying out of Bird Lake at its southern entrance, Council and the community are calling for urgent action and assistance to remediate the ash dams and lakes.
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Yarta Purtli looks forward to a Big Year of entertainment in 2017

22 December 2016
As the Port Augusta Cultural Centre – Yarta Purtli wraps up another successful year of exhibitions, shows and projects, plans are taking place to finalise the 2017 program of entertainment.
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Transfer of Aged Care facilities moves to the next stage

17 November 2016
Port Augusta City Council has sought expressions of interest from Approved Providers to acquire the residential aged care homes AM Ramsay Village and Nerrilda Nursing Home.
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Have your say on management of community land

9 November 2016
Parks, gardens, cemeteries and ovals are just some of the open spaces that are included in Council’s Community Land Management Plans. Under the draft plans there are no areas proposed to be removed as community land, with the permitted uses of the land and inclusion of additional relevant information relating the each parcel of land the main areas reviewed.
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Have your say on Council’s draft Animal Management Plan

1 November 2016
Port Augusta City Council is continuing to encourage responsible dog and cat ownership, and in working with community representatives, has developed a draft Animal Management Plan for 2017-2021.
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National conference to bring economic boost to Spencer Gulf

28 October 2016
Port Augusta will join with its neighbouring cities of Whyalla and Port Pirie to host a major national conference next year.
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Consultation on proposed land classification change

27 October 2016
Port Augusta City Council is seeking comment from the community on the revocation of the ‘Community Land’ classification on Section 327 CR5754/546 (Nerrilda Nursing Home) pursuant to Section 194 of the Local Government Act 1999. This classification is required to be removed to enable Council to transfer ownership to the purchaser of the nursing home.
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Kylie McKerlie named Australia’s top Animal Control Officer

25 October 2016
Port Augusta City Council’s Animal Control Officer Kylie McKerlie has been named Australia’s number one Animal Management Officer of the year. The award was announced at the Australian Institute of Animal Management (AIAM) Conference in Adelaide on Friday morning (21/10/2016), with Ms McKerlie the first South Australian officer to win the award.
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2016 Winners of Services to Aged Care announced

24 October 2016
The 8th annual Awards for Services to Aged Care were presented at an afternoon tea following the successful Positive Ageing Expo at the Central Oval complex on Thursday 20th October, 2016.
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2016 Positive Ageing Expo

18 October 2016
After many years in the work force, the idea of retirement can be very appealing. But when we finally make that break, it can be a challenging time, particularly if we haven’t planned for it, or considered how we might spend our time.
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Expressions of Interest Called for providers of Aged Care

11 October 2016
Advertisements have been lodged in the Financial Review and the Adelaide Advertiser seeking Expressions of Interest from organisations for the provision of aged care services at Nerrilda Nursing Home and AM Ramsay Village.
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Arid Sculptural Exhibition Winners Announced

10 October 2016
Port Augusta’s biennial Arid Festival came to a close on the weekend and the winners of the feature event, the Arid Sculptural Exhibition, have been announced.
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Rating review planned

30 August 2016
Port Augusta City Council is planning a review of its current rating system as the next stage of its ongoing work to embed strong financial management systems across Council.
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2016/17 rate notices on their way

19 August 2016
From today, rates notices for the 2016/17 financial year will be emailed or posted, reaching letter boxes in the coming week. On average, rates for the 2016/17 financial years have increased four per cent.
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Council appoints aged care advisors

15 August 2016
Ansell Strategic appointed to assist in transfer of aged care facilities
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Malka Aboriginal Art Prize Exhibition Winners Announced

11 July 2016
The winners of the 7th Malka Aboriginal Art Prize have been announced.
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Council disappointed in rezoning knockback for Reservoir Road land owners

5 July 2016
Despite Port Augusta City Council lobbying the State Government for almost seven years, its request to rezone about 80 hectares of land on the outskirts of Stirling North from Primary Industry to Rural Living has been refused by Minister for Planning John Rau.
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Council to investigate options for new aged care provider

24 May 2016
Last night Port Augusta City Council voted to seek a new operator for its two aged care facilities, AM Ramsay Village and Nerrilda Nursing Home, to ensure quality aged care services will be provided into the future.
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Youth Week Art Competition Winners Announced

10 May 2016
Winners of the Port Augusta Cultural Centre – Yarta Purtli & headspace Port Augusta Youth Week Art Competition were announced recently.
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Eye to the future as coal-fired electricity generation ends

9 May 2016
Today marks the end of significant era in Port Augusta and South Australia as electricity generation at the Port Augusta Power Stations ceases.
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New Exhibitions to Open at Yarta Purtli Gallery

11 April 2016
After the hugely successful JamFactory Designing Craft/Crafting Design exhibition, Yarta Purtli Gallery is preparing for the launch of two new contemporary exhibitions on Saturday 16 April at midday.
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Options for aged care to be presented to Port Augusta City Council

31 March 2016
Port Augusta City Council is receiving a report on the future delivery of Residential Aged Services in Port Augusta, at a special Council meeting tonight, 31 March 2016.
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Council welcomes withdrawal of net-fishing proposal

29 March 2016
The State Government’s weekend announcement to not proceed with its proposal to allow commercial net fishing in upper Spencer Gulf has been welcomed by Port Augusta City Council.
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Appeal to motorists not to park on footpaths

24 March 2016
Port Augusta City Council is appealing to motorists to not park vehicles on footpaths or nature strips. The practice of parking on footpaths damages Council infrastructure and blocks the path of pedestrians.
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