Local News

Locals Urged to Watch Out for Dodgy Tradespeople

Police are urging local residents to do their research when hiring tradespeople and building contractors. Local Eyre Peninsula Police have received information over two dodgy bitumen workers operating in the Port Lincoln and Cleve area, offering to lay bitumen at reduced prices or for cash. Police are encouraging residents to ask tradesmen...

Humans of Cummins to Showcase Mental Health Experiences

A new project by Our Town Cummins is looking to showcase lived mental health experiences by local residents. The ‘Humans of Cummins’ project is based on the popular Humans of New York, sharing local mental health stories via their Facebook page. The project is designed to help others with similar experiences and...

SA Woman Recognised for Bushfire School Program

A South Australia woman who helps children to play more of a role in bushfire preparedness won a Women in Innovation award overnight. Carly Ascott took out the Rural, Regional and Remote prize at the virtual Winnovation Awards. She and her son Sebastian started Bushfire Kids Connect, which was piloted at 10...

Only GP in Wudinna Quits

The only GP in Wudinna has slammed SA Health in a statement, announcing his retirement from the position. Writing in a Facebook post, Doctor Scott Lewis said though he enjoys the job, patients and the community, he could no longer tolerate working in a system he said had ‘so little respect...

Push for 24/7 On Site Security Guards at Lincoln Hospital

There’s a push for 24-hour on-site security guards at the Port Lincoln Hospital by The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation, after a number of attacks on staff. The SA branch of the Federation says as of early September, 91 Code Blacks, when patients become aggressive or violent, have been called at...

Several Hydrogen Projects Proposed for Port Bonython

Seven major renewable hydrogen projects have been proposed for the Port Bonython Hydrogen Hub, which together could produce over 1.5 million tonnes of hydrogen per annum and make South Australia one of the most significant hydrogen players in the world. The state government says the projects amount to “tens of billions”...

More EP Schools to Host Pop Up Vaccination Clinics

More Eyre Peninsula schools will host pop-up covid vaccination clinics, with another 54 locations across SA announced by the State Government. More than 34,000 students and teachers will soon have access to the jab after the state government announced a major expansion of the school vaccine program. 15 new schools will join...

RDA EP Unanimously Opposed to Desal Plant Location

Another local organisation has voiced their opposition to a proposed desalination plant location. At a board meeting late last month, members of Regional Development Australia Eyre Peninsula unanimously opposed the proposed location for a local desalination plant at Billy Lights Point, despite supporting the urgent need for a plant. In a statement,...

Motorbike Rider Suffers Serious Injuries in Crash

A motorbike rider suffered serious injuries after colliding with a car in Port Lincoln yesterday morning. Emergency service crews were called to the collision on the corner of Flinders Highway and Tennyson Terrace at 11:24am, with police, MFS and SA ambulance crews attending. He was taken to the Port Lincoln hospital with...

67 Year Old Drink Driver Has Licence Suspended

A 67 year old driver has had his licence suspended after police caught the man drink driving in Port Lincoln on Monday afternoon. Police allege the man was stopped on Porter Street at 12:20pm by patrols and underwent a breath test, returning a positive reading of 0.115. The local man was reported...