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1 GP to 2000 Patients in Port Lincoln

There is a renewed push for regional and rural GP’s from Australian Medical Association with the association worried about the number of doctors available. Ongoing pay negotiations for the past 9 months with the Regional Support service the aim of attracting and retaining GP’s to the regions has found itself at...

Fines issued at Port Lincoln gathering

Port Lincoln Police have issued a number of fines to locals who have been failing to comply with the current stay at home direction with nine people on Wednesday alone receiving on the spot infringement notices. At about 4pm on Wednesday 21 July, patrols stopped a Toyota sedan on Est Bel...

2021 Ag Town of the Year nominations open

Regional communities across South Australia are being encouraged to get behind their town through the 2021 South Australian Ag Town of the Year awards. In its third year, the South Australian Agricultural Town of the Year recognises SA towns excelling in agricultural practices and the flow-on effect they have on communities. Cleve...

Seafood export increase on the cards

The federal government has announced plans to boost Seafood exports to new markets with more than 800,000 thousand dollars provided to Seafood industry Australia to help explore opportunities in Asia, the Americas and Europe. The funding boost was awarded as part of the Australian Government’s Agri-Business Expansion Initiative. Seafood Industry Australia CEO...

Boost for local charter operators

The charter boat industry is set for a boost with a half dozen projects worth more than a quarter of a million dollars receiving state government funding to improve Tourism experiences, including 3 on the Eyre Peninsula and West Coast. The funding is the second round of the Fishing for Tourism...

Financial support for regions confirmed

South Australian businesses including the states tourism operators are now able to access financial assistance through the State Government as part of a 100 million dollar support package. $3000 emergency Cash Grants are available to SME’s that suffer from a significant loss of income, ot have been forced to close. Premier Steven...

Port Lincoln City Band FAME awards rescheduled

Following SA's covid out break and lockdown, major events have been impacted across the state and among them, the much-anticipated FAME Awards.    The Port Lincoln City Band FAME awards were set to take place this Friday evening at the Nautilus art Centre with local performers and film makers ready to showcase...

Cold and wet conditions for EP

Wild weather on the cards for the remainder of the week and into the weekend with showers, cold conditions and the potential for some elevated tides and seas. The cause of the wet and cold weather is a low pressure system moving across the state today, bring rain and keeping conditions...

Grass roots funding available

Eyre Peninsula Community groups is encouraged to apply for grant funding, to get their projects off the ground. The Port Lincoln Community Investment Grants Program for 2021 is set to open from August 6th, and is designed to support local community organisations, clubs, and groups with infrastructure projects, equipment, and activities. The...

Water Infrastructure rebates available

A new round of funding for the PIRSA On-farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme is now open, and South Australian primary producers in drought affected areas are encouraged to apply. Farmers could be eligible for a rebate of up to 25 thousand dollars to use towards to cost of purchase and...