Media Releases

Media Releases

Lift off! Whalers Way is ready to launch

Fire up the rocket engines because South Australia is ready for lift off, with three test rocket launches approved for Whalers Way facility. The State Commission Assessment Panel has given the green light to Southern Launch’s application, meaning it can use the site at Port Lincoln to conduct the tests, which will form a crucial…

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EP Link to power jobs now and into the future

The construction of a new $300 million electricity transmission link from Cultana to Port Lincoln will ensure more reliable power for the Eyre Peninsula and create hundreds of new jobs. “This important investment will reduce the possibility of a repeat of the state-wide blackout in 2016 when 10,000 homes on the Eyre Peninsula were without…

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Better services, closer to home

A new service for patients requiring more complex cancer treatments through expanded chemotherapy, begins today at Port Lincoln Hospital, delivering better healthcare, closer to home.  Minister for Health and Wellbeing Stephen Wade said that, to support the expansion of services  to treat medium complexity as well as low complexity cases, a new medical oncologist and…

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Treloar to retire after 12 years

Member for Flinders Peter Treloar has announced he will not be seeking re–election at the next State Election, to be held in March, 2022.  With nominations now open for incumbent Liberal MPs, Mr Treloar has advised the Premier and Liberal Party State Director of his decision.  Mr Treloar was first elected at the 2010 election, and was returned at the 2014 and…

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$2.6m investment to boost Eyre Peninsula seafood sector

The Eyre Peninsula will benefit from nearly $70 million of investment in regional South Australia which will be unlocked, creating more than 1,000 jobs, thanks to $12 million from the Marshall Liberal Government’s Regional Growth Fund. This round of the Regional Growth Fund will deliver $2.65 million worth of investment in Port Lincoln including the…

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Construction to begin next year on EP desal plant

The Eyre Peninsula will have its long-term water supply secured, boosting social and economic outcomes, with construction of a $90 million desalination plant near Port Lincoln.   Contracts for the design and construction of the marine works and desalination plant are expected to be awarded within the next month, and the remaining tenders for electrical work and the connecting pipeline by the end…

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Mobile coverage boost for the Eyre Peninsula

Digital connection in the Eyre Peninsula will receive a boost with an $850,000 partnership to tackle a mobile black spot affecting rural communities around Wudinna.  The new tower is being delivered thanks to funding from the Marshall Liberal Government, Wudinna District Council and Optus.  Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone said digital connection is vital for regional…

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GM crops allowed on mainland SA

Eyre Peninsula growers will have the opportunity to access the latest breeding technology from 2021, as the Genetically Modified Bill is set to pass State Parliament this week. After 16 years, the GM moratorium will be lifted on mainland SA, after the Marshall State Government reached an agreement with the Opposition. The amendments include giving…

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Inaugural Eyre Peninsula Landscape board members appointed

The inaugural Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board members have been appointed, joining Chair Mark Whitfield, in leading a back-to-basics approach on managing natural resources in the region. The new board members all live locally and provide a diverse range of skills and expertise. The six new board members include: Brian Foster – Brian is a fourth…

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Economic boost through expansion of aquaculture zones

Coastal communities on the Eyre Peninsula are set for an economic boost with the release of more than 6,500 hectares of unallocated and available water for aquaculture production from Tumby Bay to Streaky Bay. The bulk of the release is based around Port Lincoln and the greater Eyre Peninsula region and stretches across eight aquaculture…

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