Local News

Nominations Open For LEP Sportsperson Of The Year Awards

The Port Lincoln Rotary Club, City of Port Lincoln and local radio stations Magic 89.9 and 5CC, are calling for nominations for the Lower Eyre Peninsula Sports Person and Junior Sports Person of the Year Awards.  The awards aim to recognise members of the community who have achieved excellence in their...

Eyre Peninsula Sporting Groups Win Sport and Rec Funding

Two Eyre Peninsula sporting organisations are amongst approximately 280 sporting clubs and projects across South Australia to benefit from the latest round State Government Recreation and Sport grants.  The Cummins Memorial Recreation Centre will receive $74,000 to assist with the development of a skate park at the Centre.  The Port Lincoln Hockey...

LEP Council Sign Competition Winners Announced

The District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula has chosen the winning entrants from its welcome sign competition.  The competition attracted more than 20 submissions from around the Council area.  The winner of the professional section is Barry Haynes and the winner of the amateur section is Jade Ballantyne.  Council representatives will meet with...

New Water Security Taskforce For Eyre Peninsula

A new taskforce has been formed to identify and assess sustainable water supplies to support economic development on Eyre Peninsula. The ‘Eyre Peninsula Water Taskforce’ is a partnership between the Eyre Peninsula NRM Board, Regional Development Australia Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula, the Eyre Peninsula Local Government Association, Department of Environment, Water...

SA Boaties Urged To Have Their Say On Life Jackets

Boat owners and boat users, industry groups, rescue services and volunteer organisations are being called on to have a say about plans to strengthen the rules for wearing lifejackets onboard vessels. Currently all vessels operating in South Australian waters must have lifejackets on-board for each person and it is recommended that...

Training For Operation "Poach" Continues

SAPOL is continuing to work with the states livestock owners in order assist in the ongoing prevention of stock theft.  Last financial year the impact of reported stock theft was estimated at close to $1 million, however there has been a general decline in reported theft since Operation Poach was introduced...

SA Teaching Excellence Award Finalists Announced

Finalists have been announced in the 2017 South Australian Excellence in teaching awards with four Eyre Peninsula based teachers in the running.  Clint Beard at Poonindie Community Learning Centre and Sally Inglis at the Kimba Area School have been named as finalists for the Primary Teacher of the Year with Cendall...

Regional Residents Not As Neighbourly As They Think

Regional Australians may not be as neighbourly as we think according to results of a recent survey.  It found more than a third of Aussies have no interest in getting to know their neighbours and more than 15% admit they go out of their way to avoid speaking to them.  Surprisingly, it...

Croatian President Stars During Port Lincoln Visit

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic has moved on to the next leg of her southern tour after spending time on Friday meeting members of the Port Lincoln Croatian Community.  President Grabar-Kitarovic’s delegation were the guests of honour at a public reception on Friday morning Port Lincoln’s Nautilus Arts Centre attended by around...

Information Session Planned For New Grant Program

The state government and the City of Port Lincoln Council will present an information session regarding the Fund My Neighbourhood Program.  Council is encouraging anyone who has an idea about a project that will strengthen community cohesion or improve amenities to nominate through the program. Projects between $10,000 and $150,000 can...