Local News

Tunarama Still On the Cards for 2021

While many events have been cancelled this year, there is hope for the 2021 Tunarama Festival that is set to go ahead. Locals can expect next years’ festival to look a little different with COVID -19 restrictions however the majority of activities Tunarama is known for should still take place. President Sharon...

SWAG Soccer Academy Return to PL During School Holidays

Young girls across the Eyre Peninsula who play soccer or have an interest in sports are invited to join the Swag Soccer academy for their regional program that is coming to Port Lincoln these school holidays. SWAG visited Port Lincoln last year and had a positive response from young female players...

Rural Businesses Support Landowner Information Service

Local landowners, farmers and community members who have concerns about the potential impact of resource companies on their property are being encouraged to make use of the Rural Businesses support Landowner Information Service. The initiative, fully funded by the Marshall Liberal Government, will be taking public enquires and provide free of...

Locals Happy to Travel Closer to Home

A new survey may provide a glimmer of hope for local tourism operators who've been hit hard by COVID-19. While 96% of Australians say they're not comfortable to travel overseas at the moment, 65% say they would be comfortable to holiday within their own state. Danielle Grant from PayPal says that...

Households Shaken Up Following Pandemic

New research is providing a snapshot of family life during COVID-19 and suggests local households have undergone a significant shake-up since the pandemic began. The national survey of more than 7,000 Australians found 60% of respondents are now 'always working from home' compared to just 7% before the pandemic. However, it...

EP Drought Affected Communities to Benefit from Government Investment

Minister for Agriculture drought and emergency management David Littleproud has announced that the Eyre Peninsula is set to benefit from government investment into drought resilience. The $3.9 billion investment into the Future Drought Fund will see $100 million made available annually for an initial eight programs. Minister Littleproud said “These programs will...

Public Feedback Puts Halt on Train Park Train Removal

Late yesterday afternoon the Port Lincoln City Council announced a halt to the planned removal of the decommissioned train engine from the Port Lincoln Train Park. Following significant public feedback, A Notice of Motion will be considered at Council’s July 20th meeting, to formally defer the train's removal. This will also allow...

2020 SA Premier’s Food and Beverage Industry Awards Open

Nominations are now open for the 2020 South Australian Premier’s Food and Beverage Industry Awards. This year’s them is ‘Sharing our Stories’, with CEO of Food South Australia Catherine Sayer saying “I encourage every South Australian food and beverage to reflect on your achievements and share your story in the South...

NAIDOC Week 2020 Postponed

The National NAIDOC Committee has decided to postpone NAIDOC Week 2020 in the interest of safety for elders and those in our communities with chronic health issues from the disastrous impacts of COVID19. The decision followed advice from the Federal Government, health experts, our key partners and from leading national Aboriginal...

COVID to beTreated Like Natural Disaster During Recovery

There are calls to treat the long term recovery from COVID-19 like a natural disaster, with locally lead plans for regional communities like the Eyre Peninsula backed by state and national resources. It comes as the Australia Together Alliance hosted an online summit yesterday, to create a national roadmap for long...