Coober Pedy is the eccentric outback town renowned for its opals and underground dugouts, but roll around every Saturday night and scenes of Hollywood will flicker before your eyes.
Local Government Minister Stephan Knoll has delayed a decision on whether to replace the Coober Pedy Council with an administrator until after the November local government elections.
Driving off the beaten track in far north South Australia is not for the faint-heated – especially when your adventure takes you underground. But there are plenty of hidden gems to discover in the strangely Mars-like landscape, writes Stephanie Richards.
Local Government Minister Stephan Knoll has given Coober Pedy Council three weeks to explain why he shouldn’t shut it down and replace the elected members with an administrator.