Local News

Desalination Plant Drop In Sessions To Begin

Community drop in sessions for a controversial desalination plant at Billy Lights Point will start next week. Last week, SA Water confirmed Billy Lights Point, near Port Lincoln, as the preferred location for a desalination plant, after analysing 20 different sites around the Lower Eyre Peninsula. The organisation says the plant will...

Man Arrested After Football Club Break In

A Thevenard man will face court after breaking into a local football club twice in one night. At around 11pm on Monday, a window of the club was smashed and an amount of alcohol was stolen from the fridges. A short time later between 11:20pm and 3:10am on Tuesday morning, the clubrooms...

Lincoln Man Jailed for Violent Deli Robbery

A 22 year old Port Lincoln man has been jailed for almost six years after a violent robbery in the city last year. In April 2020, Zane Leslie Parenzan attacked a 61 year old owner of a local deli, who went to the store after alarms were activated and found the...

Setback In Fitzgerald Bay Kingfish Stocking Operations

Clean Seas has reportedly suffered a setback in launching its operations in Fitzgerald Bay following the loss of 40 thousand fish due to a mechanical failure. The fish were being transported from Arno Bay in a tanker when an oxygen pump failed, the dead fingerlings were then unknowingly put into the...

Local Rural Drought Workshops Receive Funding

Local workshops focussing on drought, climate projections and the impact on rural communities will be funded through the Foundation for Rural Regional Renewal. Over $29,000 dollars will go towards the Women Together Learning Ambassador Network, allowing ambassadors to come together for two days to address the needs of rural women in...

Thousands Being Offered to Regional Locum Doctors

Locum doctors are being offered up to $2600 a shift in country hospitals, as SA Health struggles to staff local emergency departments. Shortages at 16 hospitals, including in Port Lincoln, Wudinna, Ceduna, Mid Eyre and Whyalla, have resulted in ads for clinicians with emergency qualifications to work various shifts from now...

Hazardous Fire Conditions Predicted for Parts of EP

The CFS has placed a total fire ban for the West Coast and the Eastern Eyre Peninsula until 11:59pm tonight. The CFS is predicting very hazardous fire weather conditions in those regions today, and has recommended landowners implement a Bushfire Survival Plan. With a severe fire danger level today, the fire ban...

MOU Explores Training Opportunities at Cape Hardy

A new Memorandum of Understanding between a local industry cooperative and an indigenous owned mining contractor will aim to explore opportunities at a proposed Cape Hardy port precinct. Eyre Peninsula Cooperative Bulk Handling signed the memorandum with Whyalla based Walga Mining and Services, with the MOU looking into mutually beneficial opportunities,...

62 Year Old Motorbike Rider Caught Drink Driving

A 62 year old motorbike rider has been caught drink driving by Whyalla police over the weekend. On Sunday afternoon, the Elizabeth Park man was stopped by police on the Lincoln Highway and was submitted to a breath test. He returned a positive result of 0.160 and received an immediate 12 month...

Local Students Take Part in Road Safety Event

A number of Eyre Peninsula students are attending a road safety awareness event in Adelaide this week, aiming to reduce road trauma among young people. Students from Streaky Bay Area School and Whyalla High School are taking part in the RAA’s Street Smart High program, the largest youth road safety event...