Local News

Kerbside Recycling to Start on Lower Eyre Peninsula

Kerbside recycling will start in a number of towns on the Lower Eyre Peninsula this week. Yellow bins were handed out to local residents across the region over the last month. On Tuesday, recycling will be picked up in Coffin Bay and Tulka, with Cummins starting on Wednesday and other areas in...

Wild Weather Lashes Eyre Peninsula

Wild weather hit the Eyre Peninsula on Thursday, with hail and heavy rain reported across the region. On Thursday, lightning storms and showers were felt across Port Lincoln, whilst hailstones hit houses and businesses in Cummins, Elliston and Tumby Bay.  A number of power outages also affected the region near Lock, North...

Plans for Port Lincoln Dog Park Put on Hold

Plans for an off leash dog park at Nelson Square in Port Lincoln have been put on hold. The City of Port Lincoln Council have said in a statement the proposal has been deferred to allow for further planning and community input, and a layout plan is completed for the whole...

Rural RACGP Chair Visits Port Lincoln

The Rural Chairperson of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners will visit Port Lincoln today, to meet with local GP's and discuss local concerns. Doctor Michael Clements, who is a practicing GP in Townsville, said in a statement the rural GP shortage in South Australia was at a critical point. He...

Call for Local Stories on Last Two Years

Writers SA is calling on young Eyre Peninsula storytellers to express their interest in a new program, aiming for creative responses on how they viewed the last two years. This Breath will commission nine regional South Australians, aged between 12 and 29, to respond to this moment in time through short...

Colour Tumby Continues as Collaborative Event

Colour Tumby will continue as a collaborative event in 2022. The event ran in its own right until last year, when the event partnered with the local council’s Market at the Bay event, Adelaide Fringe and the Cruzee Car Show, with over 5,000 people reportedly visiting Tumby Bay. In a statement, Tumby...

Greens Senator Against Whalers Way Launch Site

Concerns have been raised over an orbital launch complex at Whalers Way by another Federal senator. Speaking at a Senate estimates hearing earlier this week, Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young has come out against the proposed site, saying she was concerned the complex is in an environmentally sensitive location.  Southern Launch is proposing...

Man Dies in Car Rollover Near Cleve

A 42 year old Wallaroo man has died in a car rollover on Wednesday night. A passing driver noticed the crash on Balumba Kinnard Road at Kielpa, near Cleve at around 9pm. Police, paramedics, SES and CFS crews rushed to the scene, but the man was found deceased at the scene. Major Crash...

Rural Doctor Training Program to Continue

Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) which enables nursing and dental students and trainee doctors to train in regional centres, such as Port Lincoln and Whyalla, is being extended for another three years. Federal Regional Health Minister, Dr David Gillespie, says the RHMT program provides high-quality clinical rural training experiences for GPs,...

Port Lincoln Hotel Win Hotel Association Awards

The Port Lincoln Hotel has won two awards in the 2021 Australian Hotel Association’s SA Hotel Industry Awards for Excellence. At the awards on Tuesday night, Holley Smith won the Hotel Industry Rising Star Award, with the hotel taking out the award for tourism and regional promotion. Sales and Marketing Manager with...