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Eyre Peninsula Heads to the Polls

The majority of Eyre Peninsula residents will head to the polls tomorrow, as progress is being made on filling polling booth volunteer positions across the country. More than 5000 additional people across Australia signed up to work on polling day in electorates of concern, including Grey, over the past 24 hours. A...

Yeelanna Fuel Theft Being Investigated

Cummins police are investigating the theft of fuel from a Yeelanna property. Between March 21st and May 15th, a substantial amount of fuel was stolen from a property in the region. Police are urging farm owners to prevent diesel theft, they should ensure fences, gates and other machinery are locked, lockable fuel...

Lincoln Draft Business Plan and Budget Released

Millions will be spent on new and ongoing projects in Port Lincoln, if the council's new 2022-23 draft business plan and budget is adopted. Some of the key projects proposed under the draft plan include a local dog park, a $400,000 refurbishment of the former 'Manse' building for a university hub,...

New Police Recruits Heading to Region

New police recruits will be heading to Port Lincoln and Whyalla, after 23 people graduated SAPOL's Course 51 earlier this week. Aged between 23 and 45 years and identifying with a range of cultures, the new officers will be posted to a range of areas across the state. SAPOL is calling for...

Helicopters Help Inspect Power Lines Across Region

Helicopters are flying across the Eyre Peninsula this month, as SA Power Networks inspect power lines across the region. Aerial patrols form part of the networks annual maintenance program, reviewing powerlines in bushfire risk areas, with the inspections providing a bird's eye view to identify faults or potential defects. The organisation says...

Almost a Quarter of Grey Voters Cast Early Ballots

Almost a quarter of Grey voters have already cast their ballot for this year’s Federal Election, as some polling booths suffer from a lack of staff. With the election campaign heading into its final hours, the latest data reveals 13.3 percent of people in the electorate have cast their ballots via...

Distracted Driver to Face Court

A Whyalla driver has been reported for driving without due care, after allegedly crashing his car while distracted. At 6:35am on Monday, police were called to Jenkins Avenue at Whyalla Stuart after reports of a two car crash, with patrols locating a Mitsubishi Magna sedan that collided into a unoccupied parked...

Local Schools to Host Vaccination Hubs

In a bid to boost the sluggish jab rates in young students, several sites in SA, including at Ceduna Area School and Port Lincoln Primary School, are set to be transformed into vaccination hubs. The shot will be offered in 10 South Australian schools per week on Fridays and Saturdays, beginning...

Telfer Pays Tribute to Predecessor in Maiden Speech

Newly elected Member for Flinders, Sam Telfer, has paid tribute to his predecessor in his maiden speech to parliament. Taking the seat from outgoing member Peter Treloar, Mr Telfer was elected at the March 19th state election, despite a significant swing against him by now independent candidate for Grey, Liz Habermann. Mr...

Building Sustainable Businesses Focus of Lincoln Event

Small business owners from across the Eyre Peninsula have come together for an evening of networking and insights from South Australian leaders in business. Held at the Port Lincoln Hotel yesterday, the Building Sustainable Businesses and Growing Our Region event was a collaboration between the Port Lincoln City Council, the Port...