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$8 million steel processing facility upgrade for Whyalla

16 September 2020

An $8 million upgrade to a steel processing centre in Whyalla will create a state-of-the-art facility and further enhance the Spencer Gulf as a manufacturing hub in South Australia – securing up to 160 jobs.

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Temporary fishing closure in Port Pirie area

14 September 2020

A 12 month fishing closure will be implemented in waters directly adjacent to the Port Pirie township from 12.01 am tomorrow (Tuesday, 15 September 2020).

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Get your 2020 Ag Town of the Year nominations in now

14 September 2020

Regional communities across South Australia are being reminded to nominate their town for the 2020 South Australian Ag Town of the Year award with nominations closing in a week (Friday 18 September).

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Emerging wine writer secures 2020 Wine Media Cadetship

14 September 2020

McLaren Vale winery brand manager Lachlan Aird has been named as this year's Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) Wine Media Cadet.

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Fishers caught with three times the legal limit

11 September 2020

Three recreational fishers in the south east have been caught with more than three times the daily boat limit of mullet and fined nearly $1000 after an incident at Lake George, near Beachport.

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SA activates $870,000 national AgTech wine project

10 September 2020

An $870,000 project to demonstrate emerging wine industry technologies will be undertaken in South Australia thanks to a partnership between the Marshall Liberal Government and Wine Australia.

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COVID-19 sees Barossa Wine School go online

10 September 2020

A $150,000 Marshall Liberal Government grant is helping the Barossa Grape & Wine Association (BGWA) enhance its online Wine School to audiences across the world.

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Warning of increased risk of footrot this spring

9 September 2020

Late winter rains across much of the sheep producing areas of South Australia have increased the risk of footrot spread this spring, prompting a reminder to the community to be alert for the debilitating disease.

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Draft Pastoral Lands Bill open for public consultation

4 September 2020

South Australian pastoralists would have greater certainty to plan ahead and invest with leases extended from 42 years up to 100 years under the Marshall Liberal Government's draft Pastoral Lands Bill released for public consultation today.

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More support for bushfire-affected South Australians

3 September 2020

South Australia's bushfire recovery has been given a $4.9 million boost to help further support work being done for both Cudlee Creek and Kangaroo Island fire-impacted communities.

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