Local News

EP Landscape Board Monitor Bushland Progress

Following a mild spring, the Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board has taken the opportunity to monitor bushland biodiversity across the region. In partnership with National Parks and Wildlife Services SA, Monitoring the condition of Eyre Peninsula vegetation is a long-term biodiversity program that gives an indication of what change is occurring in...

Arno Bay Christmas Craft Fair

As the festive season kicks off, the Eastern Eye Peninsula is gearing up for the Arno Bay Christmas and Craft Fair. The annual craft fair will see a variety of stalls including homemade goods, jewelry, quilts, nick-knacks, hot food and cool drinks. Father Christmas is also set to make an appearance alongside...

Facebook Expand Local Alerts for State Fire Services

Facebook has announced it will expand its Local Alerts tool to state fire services by the end of the year. It comes as a new report reveals how the platform kept communities informed and connected during last summer's bushfire season. Head of Policy Programs for Facebook in Australia, Alisha Elliott, says...

2020 Port Lincoln Carols on the Foreshore Cancelled

It’s been confirmed that the 2020 Port Lincoln Carols on the Foreshore will not be going ahead this festive season. Following COVID restrictions event organisers have agreed that they would ultimately not be able to guarantee a COVID safe event with a crowd of 2,000 people. The Minister's association and local churches...

NAIDOC Week Kicks Off

NAIDOC week has kicked off as off and will be showcasing special Nunga Screenings across the Eyre Peninsula. The Theme for the 2020 NAIDOC Week is ‘Always Was, Always Will Be’ and recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years. The ‘Nunga Screen Festival’...

Second Round of Cash Grants to Keep Small Businesses Open

Small businesses and not-for-profit organisations that continue to be impacted by COVID-19^ will be eligible for a second round of cash grants. The $10,000 cash grants is part of the Marshall Liberal Government’s $4 billion dollar economic stimulus to help protect thousands of local jobs.  For the first time, the Government has also introduced a $3,000 cash grant for eligible businesses that...

Port Lincoln RSL Hosts Remembrance Day Services

Ahead of Remembrance Day tomorrow, November 11th, locals are being asked to "Remember to Remember" and pause for a minute's silence at 11 am. The Port Lincoln RSL will be holding a special fundraising event today, as the RSL has been selected by Beyond Bank as one of thirty groups nationally...

75% of Aussies Support Increasing Super Guarantee to 12%

A new survey suggests Eyre Peninsula workers would fully support an increase to the Superannuation Guarantee from 9.5 to 12%. An overwhelming 75% of Australians who took part in the national survey said they support the scheduled increase with only 12% saying the rate should remain unchanged. Glen McCrea from the...

EPCF Back to School Vouchers Set to Be Matched

The Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation Back to School Vouchers are back and set to double. The EPCF  has been delivering Back to School Vouchers in the region since 2009, supporting children and families in the early education phase. The vouchers are used for school supplies such as notebooks, pens and pencils, uniforms,...

Pt Lincoln Reduces Carbon Footprint With New Wastewater Digester

A waste-loving concrete anaerobic digester has been installed at the Port Lincoln Wastewater Treatment Plant. The new facility is packed with microscopic bugs central to the biological process inside, which is used during one of the final stages of the wastewater treatment process. Using bugs to process sludge helps to transform it...