JPPS Mural 'Unveiling'

December 2016
Last week the John Pirie Secondary School (JPSS) mural art students, art teachers, along with representation from South Australia Police (SAPOL), Nyrstar, TLAP and the media attended the unveiling of the magnificient mural that the students have worked on throughout 2016.

The project which originally came out of the Qualities Community Action Group’s desire to promote the ‘qualities’ it stands for initiated the project. The action group’s qualities - Respect, Persistence, Responsibility and Confidence are the foundation for the mural’s design.

The project was also intended to grow student’s skills and teamwork. The students and teachers were at times challenged by the project during the course of the year but through perseverence they have created something they can all be proud of.

Additionally the project reflects a community working together that has benefits for all involved.

The mural will be installed onto the northern wall of the Port Pirie SAPOL precinct in January 2017.
The reinvigoration of the SAPOL mural is a joint project in collaboration with TLAP/Nyrstar/Port Pirie Regional Council (PPRC)/SAPOL & JPSS.

PPRC Public Art Committee contributed $1000 & SAPOL $2000.


Childcare Centre Modifications

The Port Pirie Child Care Centre recently celebrated the completion of improvements to its service. A special morning tea was held to thank all those who have supported the Centre to achieve the upgrades to the Babies’ Room and baby change/storage facility.

Kate Kassapis, Director, expressed her gratitude on behalf the staff and management committee saying “The professional support and advice from the team at the EHC and TLAP was critical in the design and implementing this important piece of work.”

Kate acknowledged the funding contribution from TLAP and noted that as a not for profit organisation, securing funding for projects such as this is vital for the centre. It is expected that the TLAP funded modifications will help reduce lead exposure pathways and improve hygiene at the Centre. The improvement to the work space for staff is also expected to increase efficiencies.

The children, families and staff will greatly benefit from these upgrades for years to come. The Centre cannot thank TLAP enough for their help and have unending gratitude for this support.


Port Pirie Lead-Smart Gardening Practices

17th October, 2016

Eating home and locally grown produce can be a source of low-level lead exposure which, together with other sources of lead exposure around Port Pirie, can cause elevated blood lead levels.

There are some simple things you can do to reduce or prevent this source of exposure:


For more information please contact the Environmental Health Centre in 117 Gertrude Street, Port Pirie or phone 8638 4100. Find more information and download Fact Sheets from the SA Health website:

Download the above FACT SHEET here

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