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New Program to Encourage Locals to seek Anxiety help

A new project is underway to assist Eyre Peninsula residents who are living with anxiety to get help sooner, following a study that revealed Australians aren’t accessing help when they need it.   It comes as a new survey reveals Australians are drastically underestimating the time it takes someone with an anxiety...

WCYCS Launches New Logo as a Part of Youth Week

Youth week has officially kicked off with West Coast Youth and Community Support sparking excitement for the youth in recognition of the significant week. Last night the Port Lincoln Youth Advisory Committee hosted an event at the youth hub giving youths the opportunity to check out the space and create discussion...

Paint Cans Hit the Walls Today for Colour Tumby Festival

Today street artists will be putting their cans to the wall in Tumby Bay to kick off the Colour Tumby Street Art Festival.  Festivities began last night with a small gathering at the Hub for event organisers artists and other guests to come together for a light meet and greet. Brooklyn Street...

Potential Positive Outcome for Gold Mine on EP

A significant report is in the works on the development of a new 'open-pit gold mine' here on the Eyre Peninsula near Kimba.  The report is expected to have a positive outcome, moving the project into the next vital step of a pre-feasibility study.  Alliance Resources’ Managing Director, Mr Steve Johnston, said...

Natural Resources EP Citizen Science Program

Tomorrow April 13th is Citizen Science Day and Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula have launched a series of new online portals for reporting iconic Eyre Peninsula species, including malleefowl, goannas, koalas and echidnas.  Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Officer Ben Smith said he’s amazed by the record number of everyday people now contributing...

Growing Together Heads to Cowell

This weekend will see the Cowell edition of Growing Together for Eastern Eyre Peninsula Farmers and Business owners to attend and gain support through networking and workshops.  Last week saw the Streaky Bay Growing Together that was well attended with workshops full and the Sam Kekovich dinner a hit. This weekend will...

Eyre Peninsula Left in the Dark by Government

Following the release of the Eyre Peninsula Freight study and announcement of funding secured for SA infrastructure, Senator for South Australia Rex Patrick is calling the government out on abandoning the people on the EP.  The EP freight study is said to have been complete in September last year but is...

Bill Moved for More CFS Power

Last year in December a bill was proposed that suggested to extend the power of the CFS that would allow them to direct people to refrain from proceeding with activities that could be deemed as dangerous and start a fire.  Chairman of the Committee, Member for Flinders Peter Treloar, moved the...

Fire and Emergency Chief's Calling on PM on Climate Change

More than 20 former fire and emergency chiefs from around the country are banding together to call for stronger action on climate change.  They've issued a joint statement calling on the Prime Minister to meet with the group, commit to a parliamentary inquiry and review current emergency arrangements.Former Fire and Rescue...

Government Support for Lifting Live Music in Regional SA

  Yesterday saw the Regional Accelerator Music Program take place at the Port Lincoln Hotel with Minister for Industry and Skills David Pisoni attending the day and discussed how the community can increase live music in the region.  Approximately 20 local musicians, local venue operators and local music associated guests attended the...