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Step Forward for National Radioactive Waste Bill in Kimba

The National Radioactive Waste Management Amendment Bill last week passed through the House of Representatives. The legislation that will pave the way for a critical piece of national infrastructure to support the increasing use of nuclear medicine in Australia and provide an economic boost to the Eyre Peninsula. Member for Grey Rowan...

Preschool Grants to Stimulate Local Economies

Government schools across South Australia are now engaging with local tradespeople to complete priority maintenance work as part of a $7.6 million dollar stimulus package. The package, which has delivered a $20,000 grant to every government preschool in the state, is designed specifically to deliver improvements to preschool sites while supporting...

Speeding Driver Clocks 158kms/h

A speeding driver has been caught traveling more than 50kms over the speed limit near Cowell. Just before 5.30pm Friday 12 June Cleve Police were conducting speed detection duties on Lucky Bay Road when a black sedan was detected at 158km/h in a 100km/h zone. Police stopped the driver, a 32-year-old Glen...

Buy From the Bush Success in Supporting Regional and Remote Australia

New research has highlighted the stunning success of a grassroots campaign aimed at supporting businesses in regional and remote Australia. BUY FROM THE BUSH was launched on Instagram by Grace Brennan in response to the devastating drought. In a period of just three months, the campaign helped generate $5 million for...

Greenly Beach Planting Day to Go Ahead

Locals are invited to join the Lake Wangary Primary School and the Lower Eyre Coastcare volunteers in their annual Greenly Beach Planting Day on Sunday 28th June. Following the COVID-19 restrictions the event was postponed to a later date, which would usually be in line with World Environment Day that took...

EP Councils Seek Farmers Opinion on GM Law Changes

Councils across the Eyre Peninsula are reaching out to farmers to get their perspective on the recent GM law changes through a short online survey. In May the Genetically Modified Crops moratorium was lifted giving farmers the freedom of choice. As a part of that legislation there’s an option which gives individual...

Local Businesses Win a Place in Venture Catalyst Business Support Program

The regional Innovation & Collaboration Centre (ICC) at UniSA Whyalla has announced the four local startups and small businesses that have won a place in the Venture Catalyst business support program, including winners from Port Lincoln. The successful participants will receive a personalised support program uniquely designed to help businesses navigate...

$15 million Regional Growth Fund

A special $15 million stimulus round of the Regional Growth Fund has been brought forward by the Marshall Liberal Government to help fast track the recovery of regional economies after COVID-19 restrictions. Applications are now open for the grants between $50,000 and $2 million to unlock business investment to jump-start economy-growing...

New Combination Therapy Reimbursed for Locals with Blood Cancer

Eyre Peninsula residents diagnosed with an incurable blood cancer may now have access to a new treatment option on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. Multiple Myeloma is the nation's third most-common form of blood cancer with around 18,000 Australians currently living with the condition. CEO of Myeloma Australia, Steve Roach, says the...

Rex Patrick Pushes For Relocation of Radioactive Waste Facility

Senator Rex Patrick has revealed that he will move amendments to the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility Bill to allow for the selection of the Woomera Prohibited Area as the site, rather than Kimba. The senator has argued whether the site should be on prime agricultural land on the Eyre Peninsula in a community...