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Have Your Say on National Disability Strategy

Residents across the Eyre Peninsula are being invited to have their say on a new National Disability Strategy with a second round of consultations now open. The new strategy will set out how governments around Australia work together to improve the lives of the 4.4 million Australians with a disability. Minister...

Multi-Million Dollar Boost for SA Tourism Industry

A $20 million boost has been announced for South Australia’s regional tourism industry. The funding is set to encourage private investment in regional tourism infrastructure, create jobs and aid COVID recovery. Grants from $20,000 to $500,000 are available for projects that help attract more visitors and bring in a higher return.   Premier Steven...

Week One of Port Lincoln Football League Finals Series

In Port Lincoln Football, week one of the league's finals series took place over the weekend. On Saturday, in wet conditions, Waybacks prevailed over a limping Tasman’s who lost key players Wagner and Jenner before Half time. The Roosters went into the half time break with a slender lead but were unable...

New School, New Name

The State government has begun community consultation on the proposed names for three new schools set to open in 2022, including one on the Eyre Peninsula. The new Whyalla secondary school is due to open in the coming years with its new name now in discussion. Proposed names so far include: Whyalla Secondary...

Researchers Pioneer Remote Robotics and 5G for Stroke Treatment

Australian researchers are pioneering robotic technology and 5G connectivity to help detect and treat life-threatening conditions for people living in regional and rural areas. The Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research is currently assessing a remote-controlled robot that could potentially remove blood clots in stroke patients. Professor Les Bokey from the...

Prominent Australians Call for Early Learning Reform

A new campaign is calling for the early learning and childcare system to be high-quality and universally accessible to families across the Eyre Peninsula. Figures suggest that making the system more affordable would add up to 380,000 Australian parents to the workforce, most of them women. Thrive by Five CEO, Jay...

Woman Stabbed in Port Lincoln

A man has been arrested following a domestic incident at Port Lincoln. Police will allege that about 9.15am today, patrols and ambulance crews were called to a house in Third Avenue, after reports that a woman had been stabbed in the back by a man known to her. The victim was taken...

Rodeo By The Sea Defers to 2021

The Streaky Bay Rodeo By the Sea has been the most recent event to be canceled on the Eyre Peninsula this year. Rodeo by the Sea were excited to announce over the weekend they would be going ahead with the event in November, however, after much consideration and discussions with relevant...

New Port Lincoln Headspace Facility Opens

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey officially launched the new Port Lincoln Headspace this week. The facility is set to enable young people in the region to access a wide range of mental health services. The Government is investing $1.5 million into the project over four years, including $400,000 for the set...

Port Lincoln Leisure Centre Redevelopment Officially Opened

Yesterday saw the official opening of the Port Lincoln Leisure Centre Refurbishment. Community members and leaders gathered at the new facility to celebrate the facility's new additions. In 2015 Council repurchased the facility from Sarins group who kept the center operating for 14 years. Council is now working in partnership with the YMCA...