Local News

Formal notice for Kimba facility

Federal Minister for Resources and Water Keith Pitt has issued a notice of his intention to declare Napandee, near Kimba, as the site for the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility. The facility will be for the disposal of Australia’s low level radioactive waste and temporary storage of intermediate level waste, currently...

New FAME awards date announced

The Port Lincoln FAME awards have had a new date announced following their lockdown delay shifting the event from July. The Greatest Showman themed event will now take place on Friday September 3rd, with all previous tickets for the sold out event still valid for attendees, however those unable to attend...

AG town of the year nominations extended

The 2021 Ag town of the Year nominations have been extended until Monday with Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development David Basham saying the extension was due to the states lockdown. . As previously, the nominated towns will then be put to a public vote to help select five finalists who...

EP motorists encouraged to shop around to save

Eyre peninsula motorists are being encouraged to download a real-time fuel pricing app to help ensure they’re getting the best bang for buck at the pump. Real time reporting initiative requires all SA fuel retailers to report their prices to a central database within 30 minutes of a price change, or...

Police warning of increase in scams

Local Police are warning of an increase  in Remote Access Scams where victims are receiving unsolicited calls and being requested to download software on their phone or computers to resolve an alleged hacking. Though not a new scam, scammers are using the rise in online shopping to impersonate retailers alleging their...

Restrictions to ease tonight

The State Government has announced that from tomorrow local restrictions will ease, however, mandatory mask requirements will remain in public settings.   Density limits for seated activities are set to increase to 3 people per 4 square metres including for cafes, restaurants and pubs with requirements for standing activities like retail shops...

Plover Breeding success locally

In a positive news for local coastal biodiversity, Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board officers and BirdLife Volunteers have announced that at least six Hooded Plover chicks have made it to flying age during the past breeding season. Whilst only one in five nests successfully hatched locally, only one in five chicks reached...

Funding announced for young carers

Local carers are encouraged to apply for grant finding following a surge of young people taking on unpaid caring roles for a friend or family member for a range of circumstances, such as disability, illness, mental health, and aged care, through to dependence on alcohol or drugs. Young Carer Bursary will...

Whyalla barge maintenance on the cards

In a first for Whyalla, barge vessels used in iron ore exports are being dry-docked for their routine maintenance. The GFG Alliance claims the work involved in lifting the barges out of the water just off the port to undertake inspections, repairs and cleaning has never been done in South Australian...

DC of Lower Eyre hits back against changes.

Following the announcement by the City of Port Lincoln of the desire to incorporate both Boston and Tiatukia into the city council’s governing area, the District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula has shot back. Mayor Jo-Anne Quigley said the City of Port Lincoln had held no formal discussions with Lower Eyre...