Local News

Tumby Bay Installs New Pioneer Tower

The Tumby Bay community is pleased to finally deliver the installation of the Pioneer Tower. A project the community has been working on for quite some time is now situated on the Tumby Bay Foreshore, showcasing the town’s history in a unique styled structure. Standing 5 metres tall, the structure features four...

District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula Welcome New CEO

The District Council of the Lower Eyre Peninsula has announced the appointment of its new Chief Executive officer Delfina Lanzilli. Delfina has worked comprehensively and collaboratively within Local and State Government sectors and brings over 25 years’ experience across business management, customer service, strategy and governance. Delfina will work on a range...

New Plan to Make More Room for Home Solar and Batteries

The Australian Energy Market Commission has released a draft plan to accommodate the increasing number of local households running solar panels and batteries. It warns of more 'traffic jams' on the electricity grid and higher power prices because the existing network was designed for power to flow in only one direction....

Port Lincoln Drink Driver

A woman has been detected drink driving at Port Lincoln on Friday. About 11.50pm on Friday 26 March, Police stopped a Suzuki station wagon on Liverpool Street for driver testing. The driver allegedly produced a blood alcohol reading of 0.111. A 28-year-old Port Lincoln woman was reported for drink driving, issued with a...

SALT 2021 Bringing the Lower Eyre Peninsula the Goods

The 2021 SALT festival is less than a month away with the full guide expected to drop today. This year locals can look forward to seeing more than 100 events sweep the Lower Eyre Peninsula over the two-week period for Adults, kids and families and all the way through to fun...

Whyalla Tourism Industry To See Major Boost

Whyalla’s tourism industry has been given a major boost following the state government's funding. $2 million will be injected into the Whyalla Cuttlefish Coast Sanctuary tourism and environment Management project. The project aims to recognize the world-renowned cuttlefish coast as a year-round tourist destination; protecting, enhancing and promoting its diverse environment, as...

Bullying Isn't Harmless Banter

New research reveals there's still significant room to improve the online safety of local teens. It shows 1 in 3 young Aussies have experienced someone spreading a rumour (33%) or posting mean or hurtful comments (35%) about them online. It also finds 1 in 2 young people have been cyber-bullied throughout...

Metro Residents Increasingly Moving to Regional Areas

Population numbers across Australia’s regional cities and towns are expected to grow further as the work-from-home trend and affordable housing is seeing more residents leave the metropolitan cities. One of Australia’s leading urban planners warns that population growth risks regional areas expanding in the form of conventional suburban subdivisions to facilitate...

Eyre United Saints Host Family Fun Night 

Locals are invited to join the club for a BBQ dinner and meet the club representatives. The evening will see fun kids activities along with games for the big and small. Merchandise and uniforms will also be on offer for people to try and buy. The family fun night will be held at...

Eight Eyre Peninsula Councils Receive Funding for Major Projects

Up to eight councils across the Eyre Peninsula have been successful in receiving significant funding to go towards major projects. Alongside Port Lincoln; Ceduna, Cleve, Elliston, Kimba, Streaky Bay, Tumby Bay and The Lower Eyre Peninsula are among 57 to see funding from the state government. The money will be used to...