Local News

Citizen Science Project Looks for Threatened EP Bird Sightings

The Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board is asking locals to get involved in its citizen science projects as they look for sightings of threatened birds. Recently, the Board has identified six bird species that are threatened on the Eyre Peninsula and in response have started up a science project to get a...

New Data Shows Impact of Bushfires and COVID-19 on Tourism Jobs

New figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics have captured the impact of last summer's devastating bushfires and the beginning of COVID-19 on tourism jobs. The data from the March quarter reveals the number of filled jobs in the tourism industry fell 3.0% on the same period last year, compared to...

Port Lincoln Child Sex Offender

Port Lincoln Police have arrested a 36-year-old man and charged him with child sex offences against three children. Police will allege the offences occurred between 2010 and 2019, while the three children were all aged under 15 years.  The children were known to the man. The Eyre Peninsula man was charged with persistent...

Code Blue Activated for Eyre Peninsula

Following the cold and wet weather conditions forecasted this week, the state government has issued a code blue for people sleeping rough across the state. Port Lincoln, Whyalla and Ceduna are among the regional centers that will see the code blue activated through until Friday. During a Code Blue activation, Housing SA,...

Breastfeeding a More Sustainable Option for the Planet

This week is World Breastfeeding Week with this year’s theme supporting breastfeeding for a healthier planet. Locals are being encouraged to understand the benefits of breastfeeding as it is a natural and renewable food that is produced and delivered to the consumer without pollution, packaging or waste. Alternative products like baby formula...

Whyalla Record, Record-High Cuttlefish Numbers

Record-high numbers of Giant Australian Cuttlefish have been recorded at Point Lowly, near Whyalla, in the 2020 scientific population survey released yesterday. The latest annual survey conducted by South Australian Research Development Institute (SARDI) found numbers had more than doubled from 2019, with the population size estimated at more than 247,146. Minister...

Drink Diver More than Four Times Legal Limit

A drink driver has been detected more than four times the legal limit and unlicensed over the weekend in Whyalla. On Saturday night, police received information that an intoxicated man had just left a Whyalla hotel and had driven home. Police located the man and his vehicle at his home address. The driver,...

Port Lincoln Slipway Boat Fire

Yesterday afternoon emergency services were called to a boat fire at the Slipway in Port Lincoln. 17 firefighters, 3 MFS fire trucks and 2 CFS trucks attended the slipway where a 22-meter prawn trawler, undergoing maintenance, was on fire. It’s been reported, a pile of rags beside the trawler's freezer room was...

2020 SALA Festival Showcases Local Artists

This year’s SALA Festival is giving several locals artists the opportunity to showcase their work across two locations in Port Lincoln. South Australia’s Living Arts Festival is an annual arts event that celebrates visual arts across the state. The SALA started in Adelaide and over time gradually made its way regional locations...

Community Investment Grants Program Open Up $200k

This Friday the Bendigo Bank Port Lincoln will be opening up is seventh annual Community Investment Grants Program with up to $200,000 available to community groups and organisations. This year’s Community Investment Grants Program will be on supporting initiatives best placed to improve the lives of local residents. Grant applications are open...