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Local News Update: July 2020

By Ray White Concierge


It’s “Where the Outback meets the Sea” all over again.

That is how Thrive Construct Chief Executive Barrie Harrop described his vision for a new $100 million, nine-storey hotel coming to the Whyalla Foreshore.

The resort will create 400 long-term jobs and include features such as Australia’s largest blue water lagoon, multiple restaurants, and seaplane flights around the Upper Spencer Gulf.


Whyalla is among 60 regional airports to share $41 million in funding for upgrades under a new federal government initiative.

The grants, which can be viewed in full here, are part of a larger $100 million package announced during last year’s budget, but which now take on increased importance as the country recovers from the coronavirus pandemic.

BHP meets iron ore production targets despite fall in petroleum demand

Mining group BHP says it has met its production targets for the financial year despite demand falling due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Major mining group BHP says production levels are beginning to recover from the economic shocks caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

In an operational update lodged to the Australian Stock Exchange on Tuesday morning, the company noted it had met full-year production targets for iron ore, metallurgical coal and its copper and thermal coal assets.

Works are progressing with the new Super School in Whyalla

The new 3 storey school will include contemporary learning spaces, multi-level outdoor learning and social spaces, a double court gymnasium, expansive sporting fields and courts as well as a performing arts theatre and outdoor amphitheatre. Click on the link for a timelapse video of the work so far!

Carrapateena delivers solid quarter despite Covid-19 restrictions

The ramp-up at Oz Minerals’ Carrapateena mine has continued to exceed expectations this quarter with increases to both copper and gold production.

Located 160 kilometres north of Port Augusta, Carrapateena is South Australia’s second biggest copper mine.

Work on the Joy Baluch AM Bridge Duplication project is set to ramp up in the coming months, with plans for project site offices currently underway.

The contractors, Port Wakefield to Port Augusta Alliance (PW2PA), will set up shop on the Eastside foreshore – between Tassie Street and Yuda Street.

The $252 million major re-railing upgrade between Adelaide and Tarcoola is nearing completion, with final contracts being awarded from this month.

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said the significant infrastructure project had created much-needed local jobs for South Australia and would provide a long-term freight productivity boost.

“As many as 180 workers have been employed on the project so far, with many of these located in regional South Australia, such as Whyalla and Port Augusta,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.

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