Locals News and Stories

September 27, 2020
Nyrstar smelter site environmental upgrades

As part of Nyrstar’s new licence, the smelter has made a commitment to increase communication about the work we are doing to improve the site’s environmental performance. Here is a snapshot of some of the things we have done in recent months. George Street Wind Barrier Our community is subject to dry and windy conditions. […]

May 4, 2020
Launch - Port Pirie Community Newsletter

Today the Come See Change partners have launched a new community newsletter that will be distributed via letterbox drop to all Port Pirie households. Extra hard copies will also be available at local essential service outlets such as supermarkets, pharmacies and Council. Or you can download the electronic version of the newsletter, complete with all […]

January 16, 2020
From Success to success

Port Pirie closes 8000 tonne ship recycling deal The recent dismantling of a former Australian navy vessel at the Port Pirie wharf has opened up an entirely new use for the port with the potential to offer new employment for more than 30 staff. The hulk, previously the HMAS Success, has been steadily stripped down […]

December 17, 2019
The Flowering of Florence Street

After more than three years work in development, Florence Street is lately living up to her name. The street has been reborn with the gorgeous spring blooms of 2019. In 2016 it was decided the old street was long past the need for a major facelift, and since then the region has been transformed from […]

September 12, 2019
"Pirie is the place to be. It's our time."

With the Redevelopment of the Smelter, and the upgrade of the City Centre, the foreshore, the new sporting hub and a new shopping centre all happening at the same time Port Pirie, Simon Oehms says, ‘is the place to be and it will only grow stronger in the next few years!” Simons childhood story is […]

November 21, 2018
Remembering... 100 years on & the story of Captain George Dey

The words hereunder are the words written and narrated by Andrew Male at the Port Pirie Remembrance Day Commemoration Service on November 11, 2018.   The words evoke many emotions, none more striking than the community spirit and the creation of a park… of ‘somewhere devoted to peace’. Even all those years ago, change was happening. […]

September 18, 2017
A busy port. Port Pirie. Come See Change

Matthew Flinders came. He cast his keen eye around the narrowing Gulf as he ventured north. He inhaled deeply and took the warm salty air into his lungs and drank in the vista.  A pod of dolphins surfed on the bow-wave created by his robust sloop, The Investigator. See... The Nukunu people, the first peoples […]

September 13, 2017
Corinna's story of change - From Peru to Port Pirie with love

Port Pirie born, Corinna Rantanen (formerly Walter) smiled broadly as she chatted to people in Memorial Park. Corinna had returned to her home town for the day to be part of a workplace reunion. Corinna who currently resides in Lima, Peru, South America has been gone from Port Pirie for many years now.  Upon her […]

January 30, 2017
The 5 Minute City

Pictured Above: Grant loves to get up, up and away paramotoring, a passion he can continue in Australia with our long beaches and wide landscapes.   We recently caught up with Nyrstar Asset Manager Grant von Horsten for a bit of a chat and his thoughts about living in Port Pirie after moving from Madagascar […]

January 23, 2017
"My grandfather worked here, my father still does."

It’s not uncommon for generations of the one family to have worked at the Smelter, and David certainly fits that mould with both his grandfather and father having worked there – his father still does. In fact he’s optimistic that now the redevelopment of the site is well underway, it may well provide future job […]

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