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legislation Introduced Today to Remove GM Crop Moratorium

The Marshall Liberal Government will today introduce legislation to remove the moratorium on genetically modified crops in South Australia which will help our farmers grow the economy and create jobs. New regulations to lift the GM crop moratorium in South Australia, were meant to take effect on December 1 but Labor,...

EP Councils Eligible for Funding under Drought Communities Programme

Up to 6 drought-affected councils on the Eyre Peninsula are eligible to apply for up to $1 million each under the Drought Communities Programme. The program, designed to help fund council projects that stimulate their local economy, is now open for applications. Minister for Drought David Littleproud says the program delivers more...

Eyre Peninsula Driver More than 5 times Legal Limit

A driver has lost his licence after being caught drink driving on the Eyre Peninsula more than 5 times the legal limit. Just after 8pm on Thursday, police received reports of a car driving erratically. Patrols located the car and driver in Ceduna and breathalysed him. The man returned a blood alcohol reading...

Elliston Christmas Celebrations

This year the District Council of Elliston is celebrating Christmas with a competition and markets for the community to enjoy in the lead-up. The celebrating Christmas competition encourages locals to light up their homes and structures in Christmas decorations with cash prizes to be won. Winners of the best display will win...

New Treatment for MS

Eyre Peninsula residents living with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis may soon have access to a new treatment option, following its approval here in Australia. MS is a chronic disorder of the central nervous system which currently affects more than 25,000 Australians. The secondary progressive stage of the condition is often characterised...

EP Road Upgrades to Boost Jobs and Save Lives

The Marshall Liberal Government is fixing over 1,000 kilometres of regional roads which will boost jobs, build stronger regional communities and help save lives on country roads. The regional road treatments across South Australia’s will take place over the next few years with the Eyre Peninsula expected to several upgrades following...

Port Lincoln to Celebrate New Years Eve with Fire Works

For the first time in years the City of Port Lincoln will be putting on a fireworks display for new years to celebrate the end of a decade the beginning of a new one. New Year’s Eve will see family fun on the Port Lincoln foreshore from 4:30pm with food drinks...

Whyalla Steel Mill to Supply Steel for New School Structure

The structural steelwork required to build the new $100 million school in Whyalla will be sourced locally from the Whyalla Steel Mill, which is set to created jobs and boost the local economy. Up to $3.5 million will be injected into the local industry for the supply and installation of 650...

Puckridge Park Up for Respectful Redevelopment

The City of Port Lincoln and Rotary Club of Port Lincoln are looking for community feedback on the Draft Concept Plan for Puckridge Park to help guide the staged redevelopment over the coming years. The Bushland Park has outstanding views over the City and Boston Bay and has been maintained for...

Cancer Linked to Alcohol Consumption

Residents across the Eyre Peninsula are being urged to moderate the amount of alcohol they drink with latest figures showing a significant link to the risk of cancer. Nearly 30,000 cancer cases could be prevented over the next 25 years if all Australians stuck to the government's alcohol guidelines of no...