Regional revival promised

THE Federal government is planning to have its $1 billion National Stronger Regions Fund up and running next year, promising “more jobs, better infrastructure and a stronger economy” for regional Australians. Read the full story in our online edition:

Farm pipeline concern

A GROUP of farmers in the path of the proposed $5 billion infrastructure corridor to transport iron ore from the Braemar region in the state’s north east have banded together in the hope of having their concerns heard. Read the full story in our online edition:

Champion maintains rage on grant cuts

Federal Member for Wakefield, Nick Champion this week called on Federal Infrastructure Minister, Warren Truss, to honour all funding awarded to local councils in the Wakefield electorate under Round 5 of the Regional Development Australian Fund (RDAF). Read the full story in our online edition:

Mines could draw more to rural towns

LOCAL towns including Blyth, Snowtown and Brinkworth could expect a population boost in coming years, should a multi-billion dollar infrastructure corridor to service the mines in the state’s north east get the go ahead. Read the full story in our online edition:

More jobs in the pipeline

Iron ore project has potential to boost region A PROPOSED multi-billion dollar infrastructure corridor to be built through the northern end of the district, near regional centres such as Snowtown and Brinkworth, is expected to generate a huge number of local employment opportunities in the near future. Read the results and see all the pictures […]

Mallala council’s project bid

Bec O’Brien reports Two major infrastructure projects of the District Council of Mallala have progressed to the application stage for funding support from the Federal government. Council’s expressions of interest (EOI) to the Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF) for rounds three and four, were approved last month. The two projects being considered are the development […]

Another step forward

Bowmans Intermodal poised for expansion Les Pearson reports THE Bowmans intermodal freight terminal expansion was officially opened on Friday, a major step towards improving South Australia’s road and rail freight infrastructure and boosting the local economy. The site is an important freight transfer station, where cargo is taken from trucks and put onto rail, for […]

Trucks prompt safer road layout

THE Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) redevelopment of McCracken Corner in Balaklava is now complete, with the final touches, which included tree removals, completed on Monday. The total project cost was about $210,000. It involved modifying the previous five-way intersection to form two separate intersections. DPTI Northern and Western regional manager, Alan Morris, […]