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Port Lincoln Council Adopts Annual Business Plan

The City of Port Lincoln Council adopted its Annual Business Plan and Budget for 2018/2019 at its most recent Council meeting on Monday evening.  The Annual Business Plan outlines significant factors that will shape the activities over the next 12 months which includes a number of major projects including: the Liverpool Street...

Port Lincoln Council To Host Public Meeting Regarding Oil and Gas Exploration

Port Lincoln Councillors debated a motion at Monday night's Council meeting regarding oil and gas drilling in the Bight.  Councillor Broadfoot, supported by over 40 community members in the public gallery, moved a motion that Council denounce the proposed drilling from company Equinor.  After much debate centred on whether or not Council...

Tourism Minister Coming To Port Lincoln Next Month

The Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Hon David Ridgway MLC will be visiting Port Lincoln next month as part of a series of regional events organised by the South Australian Tourism Industry Council (SATIC). Minister Ridgway and SATIC recently announced that they would be joining forces to deliver 19 free...

Report Confirms Rural Mental Health Issues Under Reported

A third of country people who are suffering moderate to high psychological distress don't think they have a mental health problem. That's the key finding of research published recently in the Australian Journal of Rural Health, the National Rural Health Alliance's peer reviewed journal.  Two and a half thousand people were surveyed...

Police Catch Hoon Driver Travelling More Than Double The Speed Limit

A Port Lincoln woman was reported for speeding after she was travelling at 101km/h in a 50km/h zone yesterday in Port Lincoln.  At just before 4pm yesterday a police patrol was conducting speed detection duties on Wingard Terrace, when they timed a Ford sedan travelling at 101km/hr in a 50km/h zone.  The...

Councils Look To Adopt Annual Business Plans

Lower Eyre Peninsula Councils are in the process of finalising their annual business plans and budgets for the coming financial year.  The public consultation period for The City of Port Lincoln’s annual business plan came to a close on May 25th with the proposed document available for viewing in the Council...

Farm Production Value Forecast To Increase Despite Dry Start

Despite a dry start to the season across the country for agricultural producer’s farm production is forecast to increase this year.  The gross value of this year’s farm production is forecast to increase to $61.4 billion in 2018–19, up from $60.5 billion in 2017–18 according to the latest ABARES Agricultural Commodities...

New Report Outlines Social Media Habits Of Regional Australians

A new report into the social media habits of Australian’s have revealed some disturbing trends for regional residents.  The 2018 Yellow Social Media Report found that for 31% of regional Australians the last thing they do before they go to bed is check their social media accounts.  A staggering 94% of regional...

Regional Australians Warned To Look Out For Tax Time Scams

Eyre Peninsula residents are being reminded about the heightened risk of scams around tax time.  Security experts say we need to be wary of fake emails, SMS and phone calls claiming to be from Centrelink or the Tax Office.  Small business is also urged to be on the lookout with more than...