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New tourism options for Granite Island

Granite Island’s former kiosk and restaurant will be restored and reopened to visitors following a joint project to upgrade facilities on the island.

The first phase of the work is planned to enable the kiosk to open for use this summer, for the first time in three years.

The State Government and Oceanic Victor, which operates an in-sea aquarium at Victor Harbor, will deliver the remainder of the restoration by the end of this summer.

Business case for last piece of the North-South Corridor puzzle underway

The Marshall Government has awarded the contracts for the business case development of the remaining section of the North-South Corridor and the investigation into the viability of tunnels.

Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) will develop the business case for the remaining approximately 10.5-kilometre River Torrens to Tonsley Boulevard section of the North-South Corridor.

A team led by SMEC, WSP and Tunnelling Solutions will undertake the technical study to investigate the viability of tunnelling.

Time running out to have your say on review of moratorium on GM food crops

There’s less than two weeks left for people to have their say and make written submissions to the State Government’s independent review of the moratorium on genetically modified food crops in South Australia.

Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone urged those interested in the review to make their submission by 26 October.

“This is the opportunity to have your say on the moratorium on genetically modified food crops in South Australia,” said Minister Whetstone.

Opening of Beston Global Food Company's Jervois Mozzarella Plant

The Premier travelled to Jervois to officially recognise a South Australian success story. A disused dairy factory has been transformed into a state-of-the-art mozzarella plant, supporting local jobs and SA's dairy industry. 

The Premier travelled to Jervois to officially recognise a South Australian success story. A disused dairy factory has been transformed into a state-of-the-art mozzarella plant, supporting local jobs and SA's dairy industry. 

SA cruise industry buoyant and sailing to further growth

A new cruise season has set sail, while last years has left a record-breaking economic benefit of $118 million in its wake.

The sector is positioned for further growth, with 84 visits scheduled for the current season – up 19 ships – while the 2019/2020 season will see the Yorke Peninsula welcoming its first cruise ship ever.

Cruise and Maritime Voyages’ (CMV) newest ship, Vasco da Gama, will visit Wallaroo, in addition to Port Lincoln and Kangaroo Island – as well as homeporting out of Adelaide in the 2019/20 season.

Cleland koalas and wombats off to England

Cleland Wildlife Park in the Adelaide Hills is today officially farewelling up to six trailblazing koalas and two wombats, which are destined for Longleat Safari Park in England’s southwest.

In July, the South Australian Government signed an MOU with Longleat custodian Lord Weymouth, agreeing to transfer the animals to act as international ambassador animals for conservation education and engagement purposes.

Launch of the Partnership between the Australian Institute for Machine Learning and Lockheed Martin

An important partnership between the Australian Institute for Machine Learning and Lockeed Martin has been launched at Lot Fourteen - yet another positive developement for this prime piece of land in the heart of Adelaide. 

An important partnership between the Australian Institute for Machine Learning and Lockeed Martin has been launched at Lot Fourteen - yet another positive developement for this prime piece of land in the heart of Adelaide. 

Milestone results for Adelaide Convention Centre

The Marshall Government has released details regarding the performance of the Adelaide Convention Centre (ACC) during the past 12 months as part of a pitch to the organisers of the 2020 Land Forces Exposition.

“After this year’s outstanding Land Forces event at the Adelaide Convention Centre, I urge the organisers to consider arranging a happy case of deja vu in 2020,” said Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment David Ridgway

Shopping around for extended hours

The State Liberal Government has revealed yet another example of a retailer hoping to circumvent South Australia’s antiquated shop trading hours laws in the lead up to Christmas.

A Foodland retailer in Thebarton has again asked the State Government to allow it to trade for extended hours at the end of the year.

In June of this year this independent retailer at Foodland Thebarton was given an exemption to allow it to trade from 9.00am and up to 8.00pm on Saturday and Sunday.