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Port Lincoln Youths To Represent Region in YMCA Youth Parliament

Three Port Lincoln Youths are set to represent the region in a program for young people that raises awareness around the dreams and concerns of SA’s youth. Among the Eyre Peninsula representatives, Tyrene Gardiner, Lady Shania Richards and Dylan Cowley will join young people from across SA in the 2021 YMCA...

Eyre Peninsula Environmental Visit

Last week the Environment, recourses and development committee visited four different locations across the Eyre Peninsula. During their visit they looked at some of the environmental challenges that are faced here on the EP around managing coastal and marine infrastructure. Some of the key areas that were looked at here in Port...

Greenly Beach Tree Planting Day Returns for 5th Year Running

The Greenly Beach Tree Planting day is back for its 5th year running with locals invited to come along and help plant trees along the Lower Eyre Peninsula coastline. The tree planting day is an initiative of the Lower Eyre Coastcare and Lake Wangry Primary school that aims to help revegetate...

Australia's First National Helpline for Autism

Australia's first national helpline for autistic people and their families is now available to local Eyre Peninsula families and residents. Autism Connect provides a one-stop-shop for anyone seeking information, support and guidance and can be accessed by phone, email and webchat service. CEO of Amaze, Fiona Sharkie, says the helpline will...

Old Headaches Back from Economic Downturn

A newly-released survey reveals more than a third (35%) of small and medium businesses are continuing to feel pressure from the COVID economic downturn. While the figure is better than the 55% reported around the same time last year, the latest MYOB Business Monitor has found some old headaches are back...

Cold Antarctic Like Weather Calls for Code Blue

  Wild and woolly conditions, including a forecast “Antarctic blast” moving across South Australia has triggered a state-wide Code Blue response for people sleeping rough. During a Code Blue activation, Housing SA, together with its non-government partners, provide additional accommodation and support for the vulnerable people in our community. The code blue has...

Bendigo Bank Mortlock Shield Football Carnival Returns this Weekend

This weekend is set to see one of the biggest weekends on the Port Lincoln sporting calendar with the Bendigo Bank Mortlock Shields football carnival to return for 2021. Last year the event was cancelled due to COVID, but this year will be returning with a slightly different format given the...

Cleve Woman Charged for Two Drunk Driving Collisions on EP

A woman has been reported following an investigation into two collisions on the Eyre Peninsula last month. On Tuesday May 11th, a woman driving a Toyota Prado reversed out of a driveway in Arno Bay and went through a neighbouring property’s fence. After failing to stop and exchange details the woman was...

Port Lincoln Visitor Information Centre to Relocate

  The Port Lincoln Visitor Information Centre will be relocating to a more central location. Following the shop front closure of Eyre Travel on Tasman Terrace the building has become vacant, making it an ideal location near council office. The decision made by council will see the visitor information Centre move in on...

New Treatment Option for Locals with Specific From of Lung Cancer

Local residents living with a specific form of lung cancer may now have access to a new treatment option, following approval by the Therapeutic Goods Administration. Tagrisso has been registered for use in eligible patients living with non-small cell lung cancer linked to a specific gene mutation known as EGFR. Associate...