Category Archives: Updates


The executive discussed plans for the opening of the CBD upgrade. President Mark reported that he attended a meeting of traders, but the attendance was very poor. A further meeting will be held in July. It was suggested that all CBD traders be involved, not just those in Alexander and Florence street. The committee agreed… Read More »


President Mark said he was concerned at the lack of parking in the CBD due to employees taking up spaces. He said he had contacted Recorder and the paper had done a story on it. Secretary also to advise members of the problem. He said that with the CBD upgrade it was important that as… Read More »

From the February Meeting – Come See Change Launch

  At the recent meeting of the Chamber, President Mark reported on the success of the “Come See Change Dinner Launch”. Mark said the evening was well attended and appreciated by those who attended. He congratulated the guest speakers, in particular Bertus De Villiers who gave a detailed report on the Nyrstar Transformation. The President… Read More »


President Mark reported to meeting that he attended the Buslink Seminar. While the attendance was disappointing he felt there were some good discussion and ideas flowing from the event. President Mark and secretary Ken also attended the Pirie Awareness night at the Golf Club. This was an excellent night with positive guest speakers, including Minister… Read More »


At our latest meeting, exec member Helen Grace told members she had received 61 nominations for this year’s business awards and that she expected several more from M. Sheasby. President Mark said he would also have a couple more. Members thought this was a good result. The winners in the five categories will be announced… Read More »


Following a request from the Chamber re the upgrade of the area known as Prest’s Car park, Council has replied saying there is a possibility that business owners could be lobbied to cover any cost if work was carried out. However, before work can take place, business owners must give approval. President Mark also brought… Read More »

Results of April Meeting

Eleven members of the executive attended the April meeting. The executive holds meetings on the last Friday of each month, unless there is some reason to change. If any member has anything specific they would like to discuss please contact secretary Ken or president Mark and they will either ask you to come to a… Read More »

Chamber’s Push For Beautification

President Mark Hanlon spoke of a plan to brighten up the city at its most recent meeting. Mark’s idea is for business houses and any member of the public to purchase a tree, plant it and maintain it. Chamber’s executive discussed the plan and gave it the thumbs up. The executive  was pleased to hear… Read More »

New Executive Member

At the first meeting for 2015, the executive welcome Stephen Richter to the committee. Stephen, the General Manager of well-known local firm, S. J. Cheesman, will not only add a new face but bring  a new business sector to the table. The executive again discussed a wide range of issues which affect Port Pirie, including… Read More »

Chamber Supports Pageant and Sidewalk Sale

At recent Chamber meetings, the executive decided to give financial support to the Christmas Pageant and the CBD’s Sidewalk Sale. President Mark Hanlon said both events are highlights for the City. “We are pleased to give our support to these functions as both cab showcase the city on good light,” the President said. The Sidewalk Sale, co-ordinated… Read More »