Local News

Code Blue called for Port Lincoln

With the forecast of cold weather a Code Blue has been called for Port Lincoln until Monday July 19 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. Minister for Human Services Michelle Lensink said “Due to...

Whyalla City Council appoints cafe operator

Whyalla City Council has appointed a new café operator for the refurbished Whyalla Foreshore café. The mobile, Whyalla based Smokey Uppercuts was selected following an independent expression of interest process, with Whyalla Mayor Clare McLaughlin, said Smokey Uppercuts proposed an exciting offering to not only cater for locals, but also attract...

Illuminate Adelaide to light up Tumby Bay

Illuminate Adelaide is set to bring its light festival to Tumby Bay as part of the Big Picture series in association with Colour Tumby. Digital murals will be held across Tumby Bay, with existing mural art having light-based augmentation to them, in addition to an ‘augmented reality’ sculpture Park, utilizing a...

Locals encouraged to 'Re-Book in SA'

With interstate tourism facing ongoing restriction, locals looking to holiday, and tourism operators that have been impacted by cancellations are encouraged to ‘crowdsource’ a solution with the recently opened ‘Re-Book in SA’ Facebook page.   The page has seen explosive growth with 4600 group members in its 14 days of operation, with...

Push for more Tunarama Quest Ambassadors

The hunt is on for more Tunarama Quest entries, with two confirmed, and a third tentative, but Quest Co-ordinator Hazel Manning is keen to see more applicants. “Anyone who wants to be involved in their community, raise their profile and gain some confidence” Locals are encouraged to participate, helping to fundraise for...

Tumby Council councillor information evening planned

Nominations have opened for the District Council of Tumby Bay’s Supplementary Election, following the resignation of Councillor Helen Kromer, who has served the since 2014. Intending candidates are invited to attend an information session at the Tumby Bay Council chamber, planned for next Tuesday evening from 5pm, allowing for candidates to...

Funding announced for cover crop demonstration

 Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board is offering grant funding of up to $8,000 for long term demonstrations by individual farmers, or farming system groups within the region. This sixth round of funding is facilitated through the Australian Government's National Landcare Program, aiming to increase awareness, knowledge and adoption of land management practices...

West Coast Youth to see funding boost

West Coast Youth and Community Support are set to see a funding boost, receiving their share of 5.7 million dollars, distributed over three years to help in the delivery of local and outreach services under the revamped Youth Support and Development Program. The revised model aligns the funding with SA’s Youth...

New Tech to boost renewable integration

New technology funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency is poised to help with renewable energy sources integrating with the national grid.   The technology, using machine learning allows for increased renewable use from wind and solar, due to more accurate short-term predictions in overall required generation, reducing the need for gas...

Port Lincoln rental market price growth

The Eyre Peninsula Rental market has shown ongoing price growth for the past five years according to the latest rental report from real estate aggregator Domain. Across the state, the vacancy rate hit a multi year low in June, with the average Year on Year average gross rental yields increasing by...