Local News

Local Rec Fishers Still Have Green Light To Fish

  Good news for local recreational fisherman, the state government has not placed any restrictions on fishing as an activity. Locals can still fish if you are well and are not in quarantine or self-isolation however PIRSA has made it clear that those keen to fish must adhere to the SA Health...

RDAWEP EP Job Data Base Survey to Help Regions Employment

  Regional Development Australia Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula have put out a survey to the local community who have lost their jobs as a way to collect job data and understand the regions employment status. Locals whose employment has been affected by the virus are encouraged to fill out the survey that...

Local Tourism Operators See Glimmer of Hope for Employees

Following the government’s latest $130 billion economic package announcement, local tourism businesses are seeing a glimmer of hope for their employees. The package is said to provide a fortnightly wage subsidy of $1500 per person which will help to save thousands of jobs within the tourism industry. Local tourism operator Adventure Bay...

State Government Support Mental Health and Wellbeing During Pandemic

The state government has introduced a new support line to help people maintain their mental health and wellbeing during the pandemic. Many locals across the region are feeling overwhelmed with feelings of anxiety caused by COVD-19. It comes as the Federal Government has also announced a $1.1 billion health package aimed at...

April Pools Day Free CPR Course

Local parents are being invited to register for a free online CPR course, thanks to a partnership between Poolwerx and the Australian Red Cross. The April Pools Day initiative (1-8 April) is now in its fourth year and comes as research shows the majority of parents (60%) don't have a CPR...

Three Boys Arrested For Deli Break-in

Three boys have been arrested after a break-in at Port Lincoln last week. Police will allege that on Sunday 22 March, patrols were called to a deli on Shepherd Avenue, after the premises had been broken into, with cash, cigarette lighters and lollies stolen from inside. Police examined CCTV footage, and after...

Local Teachers Prepare for Flexible Learning

Next week in the lead up to Good Friday public school teachers from across the region will be preparing for flexible learning next term, following the announcement Monday 6 April to Thursday 9 April will now be pupil free days. The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a large number of students already...

Telecross Phone Service Now Available to Vulnerable Locals

The State Government is encouraging vulnerable community members to register themselves, loved ones and friends for the Red Cross Telecross REDi service. The lifesaving phone service is typically activated during heatwaves but has been extended as part of the state governments plan to reduce the impact of the virus. Specially trained Red...

New Campaign to Help Protect Children from Online Preditors

Crime Stoppers and the eSafety Commissioner are launching a campaign to help protect children across the Eyre Peninsula from sexual abuse and unwanted contact online.  Around 12,000 investigations were conducted last year into child sexual abuse and other violent material online, with 1 in 4 young children reporting being contacted by...

EP Farmers and Landholder to Receive Farming Survey

  This week, two thousand Eyre Peninsula farmers and landholders will receive a survey from the Soil CRC (Cooperative Research Centre) project to understand more about their farming practices. The survey aims to determine what farm management practices are being undertaken, why farmers choose the farming methods that they do and what...