Local News

Snapper Stock Recovery In Action

New measures to protect South Australia’s iconic Snapper fishery for the future are now in place as of last week with aims to allow the snapper time to recover. Over the past five years, snapper biomass in the Spencer Gulf has reduced by an estimated 23%  biomass in the Gulf St...

Dirt Circuit Family Fun Day

The Port Lincoln Sporting car club will be holding a Dirt Circuit family fun day on the 16th of November as the last chance for locals to hit the track before state titles. The day will see burnouts, kids pushbike races, a sponsor and mechanics race, fastest shoot out, rounds of...

5G Services On the Line for Regional Australians

A parliamentary inquiry has been told regional Australians could end up with limited or no 5G services, amid warnings it's our last chance to get high-speed broadband. Huawei Australia has also argued that a 5G ban on the company will see Australian operators pay 20 to 40% more than other countries...

Port Lincoln Sporting Club Break-ins

Police are investigating three break-ins at a sporting club in Port Lincoln over the past three weeks. On Sunday 14 October, the clubrooms on Stamford Terrace was targeted by thieves who jemmied open a door and gained entry stealing cash and a cricket bag filled with kit. Then between 22 October and...

EP Groups Take Home SA Community Achievement Awards

Winners for 2019 South Australian Community Achievement Awards were announced at the gala dinner on Friday night with two winners from the Eyre Peninsula talking home an award. The night saw over 500 guests attend the event to celebrate South Australia’s high achievers. Mentally Fit EP was among the 12 category winners...

Port Lincoln Shop Front Christmas Display Competition

This year the Port Lincoln Chamber of commerce and tourism are encouraging local businesses to festive up their shop fronts and join the 2019 Christmas display competition. Businesses are encouraged to get creative and use the products or services that you promote in your business to form the base for your...

EP Future Drought Fund Consultative Meeting

The Future Drought Fund Consultative Committee’s will be holding public meetings for communities to have their say on the future drought fund. The committee has provided the government with their plan for drought resilience through the fund but must now consult the community as part of the process. Minister for Drought David Littleproud said...

Get Moving for November

Eyre Peninsula residents are being encouraged to get moving this November to lower their risk of stroke and raise funds for survivors. The annual Stride4Stroke campaign invites people to set an activity and fundraising goal with every dollar raised going to vital support services. It comes as figures reveal more than...

SA Mental Health Commissioner Listens to the Eyre Peninsula

Last week the SA Mental Health Commissioner Chris Burns visited the Eyre Peninsula following a number of concerns raised for the region around mental health. The commissioner’s purpose was to meet with local organisations and listen to people's experiences to see what can be done by the commission to help. While only...

Parnkalla Trail Wharf Precinct Upgrades Begin

Work will commence today on the next section of the Parnkalla Trail that is set to be upgraded through the wharf precinct in Port Lincoln. Plans will see local a builder construct the new section between the grain silos and the fishing jetty, including a new boardwalk, handrails, fencing, footpath surfaces,...