Local News

NEW TOURISM WEBSITE FOR RENMARK

Staff from the Renmark-Paringa Council have made the most of the recent quiet tourism time to re-create a new tourism specific website for the Renmark-Paringa district. Council’s Tourism Coordinator, Sue Whitbourne said “We regularly have people comment that they didn’t realise that Renmark was such a beautiful place with so much...

POLICE NEWS - BELT UP

Riverland motorists are being reminded to belt up, or pay the price following over 100 motorists being caught across the state without using a seatbelt. A three day statewide operation last week netted 113 drivers and passengers not using the safety device. Superintendent Bob Gray, Officer in Charge of the Traffic Services...

CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL TO OPEN IN THE RIVERLAND

After decades of discussion the Riverland will see a Catholic high school open within the next two years. The new college will be located in Renmark and will cater for up to 360 students from Year 7 to 12. Professor Denis Ralph, Chair, South Australian Commission for Catholic Schools said “This important...

REGIONAL TOURISM GIVEN A BOOST

In an effort to get Regional SA tourism up and going, the state government has launched a new campaign. Premier Steven Marshall said the $1.5 million ‘Welcome Back’ campaign signals the start of a major recovery phase for regional communities, some of which have endured not just the impact of the...

LOCAL MP ON HAND TO SEE START OF RE-DEVELOPMENT

Member for Barker, Tony Pasin will today be on hand to see the start of the Renmark’s riverfront re-development, following a near 1.4 million dollar funding announcement for the project last year. Mr Pasin said “This project will re-invigorate the town centre and riverfront precinct and include a water play...

LOCAL SOCCER PLANNING TO HOLD SEASON THIS YEAR

Another Riverland winter sport has announced they plan to hold a competition this year. Last night via social media the Riverland Soccer Association confirmed they plan to start the 2020 season on the 28th of June, subject to government restrictions. While a final fixture is not yet available the RSA say they...

TRIO TO FACE YOUTH COURT FOLLOWING STOLEN TAXI JOYRIDE

Three teenagers will face the youth court today, following an early Saturday joyride that went for over 200km. Just before 2.30am Saturday a taxi driver picked up a fare at Evanston gardens consisting of two teenage girls and a boy, who asked to be driven to Gawler. A short time later...

WORK STARTING TODAY AT RENMARK RIVERFRONT

Works are set to get underway today at the Renmark Riverfront, which will see significant upgrades. The project will see the activation of the riverfront by the removal of car parks and the development of an outdoor space. Council say the upgrades are hoped to draw people to stay, play and anchor...

BOOST FOR REGIONAL ALLIED HEALTH

A health program currently being rolled out across regional South Australia is showing to have great benefits. The state government say their dedicated ‘Allied Health Rural Generalist Training Pathway’ is strengthening the future of the regional allied health workforce, by upskilling graduate allied health professionals with the tools needed to care...

MALLEE FOOTBALL CALLED OFF FOR 2020

The Mallee Football league has made the call to cancel the 2020 season. In what was announced late last week, the league confirmed that several uncertainties made it unviable to proceed including spectator numbers allowed, club functions, as well as one team being located in Victoria with current border controls associated. The...