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Message from CEO

25 July 2017

Roll up your sleeves for National Tree Day

24 July 2017
Whyalla City Council is calling on residents to roll up their sleeves, put on their gloves and lend a hand at this year’s National Tree Day event.

Dog and Cat Registrations Now Due

11 July 2017
All dogs and cats over 3 months of age residing in Whyalla are legally required to be registered with Council.

Northern Coastline Master Plan – New Survey re Future Priorities

5 July 2017
The City of Whyalla, together with Regional Development Australia Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula, in 2016 commissioned this Master Plan for the Northern Coastline extending from Point Lowly to Point Douglas.

Review of Elector Representation

3 July 2017 (amended: 4 July 2017)
Notice is hereby given that the City of Whyalla is undertaking a review to determine whether a change of arrangements are required in respect to elector representation so as to ensure that the electors of the area being adequately and fairly represented.

Council offers unique commercial opportunity

29 June 2017
Ever wanted to operate a zoo? Or have you got an exciting business idea that requires land and established facilities? This might be your opportunity!

Whyalla Visitor Guide gets a Facelift

26 June 2017
The City of Whyalla is excited to announce a brand new look visitor guide for the City with the new Unearth Whyalla brand being used extensively in the new design.

Removal of Potentially Contaminated Mulch Underway

14 June 2017
Work has commenced to remove mulch potentially contaminated with asbestos from all identified sites as a matter of priority.

Council Taking Immediate Action to Remove Potentially Contaminated Mulch

13 June 2017
Council’s investigations have revealed that a total of 12 customers purchased mulch from its landfill facility from March 2017 which has been used on a limited number of sites across the city.

Council Mulch Stockpile Likely Clear of Asbestos

9 June 2017
Results of preliminary samples show that there is no asbestos present in the stockpiles of mulch at Council’s landfill facility.

Potential Asbestos Contamination in Council Landfill Mulch

8 June 2017
Council has immediately ceased selling mulch from its landfill facility as a result of potential asbestos contamination. The potential contamination was reported to Council by a concerned resident who had purchased the mulch for use in their home garden.

Council proposes 1.9 per cent rate rise for 2017/18 financial year

25 May 2017
Whyalla City Council is continuing to acknowledge the challenges facing the Whyalla community, proposing a very minor rate increase as part of the 2017/18 budget.

Council to remove boat launch fees

25 May 2017
The removal of boat launching fees is a feature of Whyalla City Council’s proposed budget.

Investing in our future

25 May 2017
Whyalla City Council will continue to invest in the city’s future, budgeting significant funds to undertake a range of exciting projects in 2017/18.

Council seeks feedback on use of open space land

24 May 2017
Whyalla City Council is seeking feedback on the possibility of utilizing a section of land along Arthur Glennie Drive for commercial development purposes.

Shackleton exhibition makes its way to Whyalla

23 May 2017
It’s one of the greatest survival stories of all time and now, more than 100 years later, a new panel display on tour from the Australian National Maritime Museum is on display in Whyalla.

Council commits to development of new jetty

17 May 2017
Whyalla City Council has committed to the development a new jetty at the Whyalla Foreshore.

Flag raising ceremony to kick off National Reconciliation Week

11 May 2017
A special flag raising ceremony will be held in Whyalla to celebrate and build upon the respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians.

HMAS Whyalla celebrates open day in recognition of SA History Festival

9 May 2017
Residents are being invited to attend a special open day at the Whyalla Maritime Museum, recognising the 76th anniversary of the launch of the former HMAS Whyalla and South Australia’s History Festival.

Child Care Centre celebrates 40 years

9 May 2017
The much loved Whyalla Child Care Centre is celebrating 40 years of operation this month.

Council to advocate for Oz Minerals project

28 April 2017
Whyalla City Council will continue to push for Oz Minerals to select Whyalla as its location for the development of a Concentrate Treatment Plant.

Sandbag project due to begin at Whyalla Foreshore

28 April 2017
Whyalla City Council will soon begin its foreshore sandbagging project.

Adani lodges application for solar plant at Whyalla

28 April 2017
Diversified infrastructure company, Adani, has lodged a development application with the State Government of South Australia for a $200 million solar energy farm just outside Whyalla.

Council focuses to ‘Renew Whyalla’

28 April 2017
Whyalla City Council is turning its focus to renewing the city’s existing retail precincts.

New headspace centre for Whyalla

27 April 2017
Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said the establishment of a headspace mental health service in Whyalla is a huge asset for town’s young people.

Training exercises to be undertaken at Cultana Training Area

26 April 2017
A series of training exercises will be conducted at Cultana Training Area throughout May.

New playgrounds for three public spaces

29 March 2017
New playground equipment will be installed across three different locations throughout the city in the coming weeks.

Council renews focus on arts and culture

29 March 2017
Whyalla City Council is renewing its focus on arts and culture within the community.

Splash of colour coming to uneARTh Festival

29 March 2017
A splash of colour is coming to uneARTh Festival. Whyalla’s second Rainbow Run will be held over the Easter Long Weekend as part of the exciting inaugural uneARTh Festival.

Free bus service offered for uneARTh Festival

28 March 2017
A free bus service will be offered over the Easter long weekend to assist members of the public in attending the city’s inaugural uneARTh Festival.

uneARThing local talent

28 March 2017
An exciting array of local talent will take to the stage for Whyalla’s inaugural uneARTh Festival over the Easter long weekend.

uneARTh the Library showcases new talent

28 March 2017
A new local talent will be uneARThed at Whyalla Public Library as part of Whyalla’s inaugural uneARTh Festival.

Fifteen vehicles to set off for Queen of the Desert

28 March 2017
Fifteen vehicles will travel in convoy through the great South Australian outback when Queen of the Desert kicks off over the Easter long weekend.

Community asked to comment on council’s strategic direction

16 March 2017
Whyalla City Council is inviting members of the public to provide feedback on its draft strategic plan.

Whyalla gives Youth Week a Fair Go

14 March 2017
Whyalla is giving Youth Week 2017 a Fair Go.

Jetty closed for urgent repairs

7 March 2017
Whyalla’s fishing jetty will be closed to the public until further notice to allow for repairs to be undertaken.

Tickets selling fast for Queen of the Desert 4wd Festival

3 March 2017
Tickets are selling fast for the 2017 Queen of the Desert 4wd Festival.

Feedback sought on development of Bennett Oval masterplan

3 March 2017
The City of Whyalla is seeking community input into the development of a masterplan for Bennett Oval.

Set your imagination free for uneARTh Festival

24 February 2017
Organisers of the inaugural uneARTh Festival are calling on local schools, individuals and community groups to get creative and participate in the exciting new event.

The wait is over... Acts announced for uneARTh Festival

24 February 2017
The wait is over, Whyalla City Council has announced the electrifying line up of acts to feature as part of the inaugural uneARTh Festival at Easter.

Chief Executive Officer appointed for the City of Whyalla

16 February 2017
Whyalla City Council has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer.

Queen of the Desert ready to hit the road

14 February 2017
If you’re looking for adventure, make sure you get your tickets for the 2017 Queen of the Desert 4wd Festival.

Help keep Whyalla beautiful

7 February 2017
Whyalla City Council is calling on residents to help keep Whyalla beautiful.

Jetty closed for scheduled inspection

7 February 2017
Whyalla’s fishing jetty will be closed to the public for two days to allow for a scheduled inspection of the facility to be undertaken.

Council continues proactive animal management approach with door knock

3 February 2017
Whyalla City Council is continuing its proactive approach to animal management within the city.

Grab the gloves for this year’s Clean Up Australia Day

3 February 2017
Grab your gloves and lend a hand for Clean Up Australia Day.

Council to host information session to outline opportunities for uneARTh Festival

30 January 2017
Stall holders and performers interested in participating in Whyalla City Council’s inaugural uneARTh Festival at Easter are being invited to attend an information session on Thursday, February 2.

Whyalla Australia Day award recipients announced

19 January 2017
A generous, caring and dedicated resident has been named this year’s Whyalla Australia Day Citizen of the Year. Colleen Pattingale has been named Whyalla’s 2017 Australia Day Citizen of the Year.

Amusements to add exciting new element to Australia Day

18 January 2017
In celebration of the summer season, CSA Amusements is heading to Whyalla to provide fun, food and festivities at the Whyalla Foreshore.

Opportunity for local performers to showcase their talent at uneARTh festival

11 January 2017
Whyalla City Council is seeking expressions of interest from talented local performers interested in participating in the city’s exciting new uneARTh festival.

Civic Park to come alive with Magic in the Park

11 January 2017
Civic Park will come alive on Saturday, February 11 when Magic in the Park makes its debut as part of the 2016/17 Summer Market series.

Jam-packed program for 2017 Australia Day

5 January 2017
A jam-packed program full of exciting entertainment and activities are sure to get residents into the Aussie spirit for the 2017 Australia Day celebrations.

New website brings Whyalla tourism to life

19 December 2016
A comprehensive and responsive website will provide a platform for further promotion of Whyalla as a tourism destination.

New Year’s Eve event postponed for 2016

13 December 2016
A community event planned to celebrate New Year’s Eve will be postponed for 2016.

Changes to council’s operating hours throughout festive period

12 December 2016
The festive season is nearly upon us, prompting Whyalla City Council to set its operating hours for the 2016/17 Christmas and New Year period.

uneARThing the wonders of Whyalla

12 December 2016
An exciting new event is on its way to Whyalla for the Easter Long Weekend.

Apex Christmas Pageant on this weekend

24 November 2016
The Whyalla Apex Christmas Pageant is just around the corner, and is set to get the whole city excited about Christmas.

The Apex Christmas Pageant is nearly here

7 November 2016

Time is running out to nominate a local achiever

7 November 2016 (amended: 31 October 2016)

Whyalla rebranded

11 October 2016

Implementation of new brand begins

11 October 2016
The exciting task of rolling out Whyalla’s new brand is about to begin, with council staff taking stock of the previous logo’s use and preparing to replace it.

Light the Night to set Whyalla Foreshore ablaze

11 October 2016
Whyalla Foreshore will be set ablaze next weekend as Light the Night and the first Summer Market event hit Whyalla on Saturday, October 22.

Come and Share a Plate to celebrate Every Generation

11 October 2016
Residents young and old and from varying cultural backgrounds are being encouraged to come along to the Middleback Arts Centre on Wednesday, October 19 to Share a Plate for the Every Generation Festival.

Local groups encouraged to take advantage of community grants

4 October 2016
Local groups and organisations are being encouraged to take advantage of Whyalla City Council’s community grants program.

Christmas pageant incentive grants offered again

4 October 2016
Whyalla City Council will again offer incentive grants to non-profit organisations to help build and enter a float in the 2016 Christmas pageant.

Stuart Hockey Club receives STARCLUB status

4 October 2016
Stuart Hockey Club has become the first local club to achieve STARCLUB status under the recently revised STARCLUB criteria.

Bridging the way at Whyalla Wetlands

4 October 2016
An exciting new addition to the Whyalla Wetlands has been completed.

New policy means no more backyard burning without permit

14 September 2016
A new policy introduced by the Environment Protection Authority will now prohibit residents from undertaking backyard burning.

Free training to assist local clubs managing irrigation

14 September 2016
Local sporting clubs, groups and organisations managing their own irrigation are being encouraged to attend a free training session to upskill club members in irrigation management.

Council scrutinises latest solar project offer

13 September 2016
A proposal to develop a large-scale solar project within the Whyalla Industrial Estate has been discussed by Whyalla City Council.

Nominations open for Australia Day citizen awards

6 September 2016
The search for Whyalla’s most dedicated and deserving community members has begun, with nominations now open for the 2017 Australia Day citizen’s awards.

Whyalla’s spirit shines through at Graeme Jose presentation

5 September 2016
Twenty-three of Whyalla’s brightest young people have been recognised for their achievements at the Graeme Jose Spirit of Whyalla Awards presentation.

Options proposed to address traffic management issues at Neagle Terrace

31 August 2016
Whyalla City Council is seeking community feedback on two options being proposed to address traffic management issues on Neagle Terrace.

What does your ideal playground look like?

23 August 2016
Whyalla City Council is seeking community input for the development of three new playgrounds across the city.

Community invited to ring in the New Year with exciting community event

17 August 2016
2017 will be rung in in style this year, following Whyalla City Council’s decision to offer a community event on New Year’s Eve.

HMAS Whyalla benefits from special collaboration

2 August 2016
A strong bond has been formed between Whyalla City Council and the Australian National Maritime Museum, resulting in exciting opportunities for the local Visitor Information Centre.

Feedback sought on Northern Coastline Masterplan

2 August 2016
A masterplan for further development of the Northern Coastline is progressing as part of a joint partnership between the City of Whyalla and Regional Development Australia Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula.

Cuttlefish bring great benefits to Whyalla

2 August 2016
Local divers are reporting record numbers of Giant Australian Cuttlefish at Point Lowly for the 2016 season.

Changes made to council’s disposal policy

2 August 2016
Whyalla City Council has adopted a minor change to its Disposal Policy, in accordance with the Local Government Act.

Ballot positions finalised for supplementary mayoral election

19 July 2016
Seven nominations have been received for the supplementary election for the position of Whyalla City Council’s mayor.

Retraction:

19 July 2016
Whyalla City Council wishes to retract a statement made in a media release dated July 7, 2016.

Whyalla experiences economic boost thanks to army activity

18 July 2016
The presence of 8000 army personnel in the region over a period of six weeks has resulted many positive effects on the local community.

Australian Army calls for patience on the roads

6 July 2016
Soldiers deployed on Exercise Hamel in the Whyalla, Port Augusta, Iron Knob and Port Pirie regions have a simple request for their fellow road users – please be patient.

Feedback sought for development of strategic plan

30 June 2016
Whyalla City Council is undertaking a review of its strategic plan, and is seeking stakeholder feedback to assist in its development.

Major interoperability exercise begins in South Australia

23 June 2016
Troops are arriving in Whyalla to conduct the largest Army exercise ever seen in regional South Australia.

Hard waste collection service offered to all residents

1 June 2016
Whyalla City Council will now offer a hard waste collection service to all residents.

Minimal rate rise to support the community

1 June 2016
Whyalla City Council has acknowledged the challenges facing the Whyalla community, and is proposing a very minor rate increase as part of the 2016/17 budget.

2016/17 budget highlights council’s plan for the future

1 June 2016
Roads, footpaths, playgrounds, and signage are features of Whyalla City Council’s 2016/17 draft budget.

Supplementary mayoral election called to elect new mayor

1 June 2016
A supplementary election has been called, following the resignation and subsequent passing of Whyalla’s long-serving mayor Jim Pollock

Council saddened by mayor’s resignation

16 May 2016
It is with great sadness that Whyalla City Council announces the resignation of long-serving mayor Jim Pollock.

Redevelopment to give Whyalla Cemetery a facelift

18 April 2016
The Whyalla Cemetery is set to receive a facelift, with unsuitable trees being removed to make way for more appropriate trees to be planted.

MoU to secure region’s future

15 April 2016
A Memorandum of Understanding to form a political agreement with the Commonwealth, state government and three Local Government organisations to secure the future of the Upper Spencer Gulf has been signed.

Diversity Day and Rainbow Run to celebrate Whyalla’s youth

12 April 2016
National Youth Week is just around the corner, and Whyalla City Council has something very special in store to celebrate the occasion.

Inquiry into future of Australia’s steel industry to be held in Whyalla

5 April 2016
A senate inquiry into the future of Australia’s steel industry will take place in Whyalla today.

Regional round on its way to Whyalla

4 March 2016
An exciting display of soccer will be on offer in Whyalla when PlayStation 4 National Premier League South Australia teams Adelaide Comets and Adelaide City battle it out as part of the NSR Australia Regional Round, brought to Whyalla by Football Federation SA.

Get up close and personal with one of Australia’s greatest soccer champions

4 March 2016
An exciting opportunity to get up close and personal with some of Australia’s best soccer players is kicking off an exciting soccer event.

Anglers coming from far and wide to drop a line for 25th snapper championship

4 March 2016
Hundreds of hopeful anglers have already lodged their entry forms for this year’s 25th Australian Snapper Championship.

Rebranding the City of Whyalla

18 February 2016
The City of Whyalla has entered into a rebranding process in an effort to better position Whyalla for the future.

Open air cinema to complement February summer markets

18 February 2016
The second summer markets event is just around the corner, and this time will offer something completely new and different to the Whyalla community.

Get your skates on and enjoy unique activity

18 February 2016
Something very exciting is on its way to Whyalla. An ice skating rink is set to open in Westland Shopping Centre from Saturday, March 26 and run for a number of weeks, providing the community and tourists with an opportunity to enjoy something different in Whyalla.

Santos launches sea-life fancy dress competition

18 February 2016
An impressive new addition to the Family Festival has event organisers very excited.

Support continues for 25th Australian Snapper Championship

18 February 2016
Support for the upcoming 25th Australian Snapper Championship is continuing to grow, with more sponsors coming on board to back the event.

Grab your gloves for Clean Up Australia Day

18 February 2016
Grab your gloves and lend a hand for this year’s Clean Up Australia Day.

Exciting events planned for National Youth Week

18 February 2016
Whyalla City Council and the Youth Advisory Committee are working hard to develop an exciting event for this year’s National Youth Week.

Get back on your bike with the Supported Riders Group

18 February 2016
The thought of getting back on a bike after many years might be scary, but Whyalla City Council is encouraging locals to take up the challenge.

Celebrating 25 years of the Snapper Championship

18 February 2016
Twenty-five years is no small feat, and to celebrate the Australian Snapper Championship’s 25th anniversary, Whyalla City Council will host a mayoral welcome for all competitors, enthusiasts, and interested guests.

Junior competitors encouraged to drop a line in annual snapper championship

18 February 2016
Calling all junior fishing enthusiasts, now is the time to enter this year’s Australian Snapper Championship for your chance to win some incredible prizes.

Anglers to snag exciting prizes at this year’s snapper championship

18 February 2016
Anglers dropping a line in the 25th Australian Snapper Championship will be vying for some very exciting prizes.

Council pushing for benefits from major ADF training exercise

12 February 2016
A large scale training exercise being undertaken by the Australia Defence Force has the potential to boost the city’s economy.

Council receives $15,000 to build an age friendly city

9 February 2016
The City of Whyalla will become an age-friendly city, after securing a $15,000 grant to undertake projects that benefit the city’s aged residents.

Council encouraging local groups and businesses to take up funding opportunities

9 February 2016
Whyalla City Council is encouraging local groups and businesses to apply for grant funding currently being offered by two government bodies.

Whyalla to host national drag racing championship

9 February 2016
Whyalla is set to play host to an exciting national drag racing event in March.

Keen anglers encouraged to take advantage of early bird discounts

9 February 2016
Anglers keen to drop a line during the 25th Australian Snapper Championship are being encouraged to get their entries in soon to take advantage of the early bird discounts.

Whole community to pay for senseless acts of vandals

9 February 2016
The City of Whyalla has been dealt another blow, after senseless vandals destroyed a number of trees within Civic.

Outdoor dining policy encourages positive social experience

9 February 2016
A recently adopted outdoor dining policy will significantly increase positive social and cultural experiences in the city.

New opportunities for local sporting clubs

9 February 2016
Local sporting clubs have a new opportunity to apply for funding to support general activities being undertaken.

Mayor taking leave of absence to recover from illness

9 February 2016
Whyalla mayor Jim Pollock will take a leave of absence from his position as mayor while he recovers from an illness.

Two names added to advisory taskforce membership

9 February 2016
A dedicated taskforce established to lobby and influence positive outcomes for the region amidst a poor economic climate will welcome two new members.

South Aussie with Cosi to film 25th Snapper Championship and Family Festival

20 January 2016
An exciting visitor will be making his way to Whyalla to attend the 25th anniversary Australian Snapper Championship and Family Festival.

First summer market a huge success

20 January 2016
Hundreds of people flocked to the Whyalla Foreshore on Saturday evening to enjoy the very first summer markets.

Vandalism impacts whole of community

20 January 2016
Thoughtless vandalism has resulted in a well-used community amenity being unavailable to the public.

Collaboration encourages tourism activity

20 January 2016
Whyalla will soon be promoted to a broader market when a number of its renowned icons are featured on the back of six semi-trailer trucks used to travel around the state.

Entries now open for 25th anniversary Australian Snapper Championship

20 January 2016
Entries for the 25th annual Australian Snapper Championship are now open, and keen anglers are being encouraged to take advantage of the early bird discounts.

Call out for stalls at 2016 Family Festival

20 January 2016
Preparations for the special 25th anniversary Australian Snapper Championship and Family Festival are in full swing, and event organisers are now calling on stall holders to get involved.

Australia Day festivities kicking off early

20 January 2016
The Beyond Bank Australia Day Fun Run is on again this year, and to complement the early morning event, a breakfast barbecue by Relay for Life team To the Moon and Back will be kicking off from 9.30am.

Sponsors support 25th anniversary of Snapper Championship and Family Festival

8 January 2016
Event organisers of the 25th Australian Snapper Championship and Family Festival have been overwhelmed by the generosity and support received from local businesses.

Escape the heat at the summer markets

8 January 2016
The first of a series of exciting summer markets is nearly here. Whyalla City Council is hosting a series of summer market events at Whyalla Foreshore to ensure families are making the most of the summer months.

Celebrating Australia Day with spirit

8 January 2016
An extended program packed full of exciting entertainment and activities are sure to get residents into the Aussie spirit for the 2016 Australia Day celebrations.

Electrifying electronics at Whyalla Public Library

10 December 2015
An electrifying workshop will be an exciting feature at Whyalla Public Library next week.

Council continues to renew local roads

30 November 2015 (amended: 30 October 2015)
Whyalla City Council will soon commence its 2015/16 road resurfacing program.

Whyalla Apex Christmas pageant is on its way

25 November 2015
The Whyalla Apex Christmas Pageant is nearly here, and is set to get the whole city excited about Christmas.

Whyalla residents urged to practice food safety

10 October 2015
Consumers in Whyalla are urged not to become one of the estimated 4.1 million people who get food poisoning in Australia each year.

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
Multiple Council Briefs. Click 'View Full Article'' to see them all!
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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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City of Whyalla
PO Box 126
Civic Building, Darling Tce
Whyalla SA 5600
Tel: (08) 8640-3444
Fax: (08) 8645-0155