Curries bring tourists and truckies to Snowtown
Snowtown Roadhouse owner Charat Singh serves local Peter Ebsary his best seller, butter chicken, of which he sells almost 200 kilograms a week.
New Loch-Eel monster emerges in Mid North town of Lochiel
The Mid North town of Lochiel has a new monster on the prowl – but the iconic landmark it replaces isn’t retiring just yet.
Michelle Etheridge Regional Editor Messenger/Advertiser March 19, 2021
Lochiel has a new monster, but its much-loved old one isn’t retiring any time soon.
The Loch-Eel monster, named by the Lochiel Progress Association, is part of a $450,000 Lake Bumbunga tourism project managed by Wakefield Regional Council.
Port Broughton mechanic Wayne Dennis built the fibreglass sculpture over about 12 months. It was built around a stainless steel rod, also using wire mesh, and installed this week.
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$2.75 billion bid for Tilt
by Michael Mazengarb & Giles Parkinson 15 March 2021
AGL Group buys Snowtown Wind Farm 1
Owner of Snowtown Wind Farm 1, Australian-New Zealand renewables developer Tilt Renewables, is to be bought for $2.75 billion by the AGL Energy backed Powering Australian Renewables fund and New Zealand utility Mercury NZ.
Through the deal, the Tilt Renewables business will effectively be split up, with the Australian and New Zealand parts of the business being acquired by different members of the takeover consortium.
The takeover offer for Tilt’s Australian business has been launched by Powering Australian Renewables, a partnership between energy giant AGL Energy (20 per cent), Queensland government-owned investment group QIC (40 per cent) and the federal government’s Future Fund (40 per cent).
News: December 22, 2020 - 1:55PM from The Advertiser
Snowtown Wind Farm Stage 2 fined $1m by Federal Court over contraventions linked to 2016 statewide blackout
A Snowtown wind farm has become the first power producer fined for mistakes that contributed to the 2016 statewide blackout.
Targeted sections of the Augusta Highway between Redhill and Snowtown have been identified by the State government for major resurfacing works and will be funded federally as part of a $250m Princes Highway Corridor Upgrade.
(pictured left) Independent member for Frome - MP Geoff Brock - has called this announcement a "win" after sustained lobbying.
"I am extremely pleased to hear the news that these upgrades will occur," Mr Brock said.
"I have been lobbying hard for this essential highway upgrading work and wrote to Minister Infrastructure and Transport Corey Wingard in early August, after he took on his new role, to again bring this matter to his department's attention."
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The Hummocks sheep run, or Hummocks station, was very important in the development of the area and the founding of Snowtown.
1842: John Ellis,
1870: Robert Barr Smith
1873: The Michael Family
and Cross-roads of the Mid-North
The Snowtown wind farm is the second largest operating wind farm in the state and the second largest in the nation, supplying the equivalent of 10 per cent of South Australia's electricity.
Locals see Snowtown as the wind energy capital of the state of South Australia.