Media Releases

Media Releases

Kimba crowned 2021 Ag Town of the Year

Eyre Peninsula farming town, Kimba, has been named South Australia’s 2021 Ag Town of the Year at last night’s Regional Showcase at the Adelaide Hills Convention Centre on National Ag Day. Located at the midway point between Australia’s East and West coasts, the vibrant town finished ahead of Booleroo Centre, Kapunda, Mypolonga and Orroroo to…

Read More

EP desal plant to undergo further investigation

A proposed desalination plant at Billy Lights Point on the Eyre Peninsula will be put on hold for 12 months with the Marshall Liberal Government and SA Water to undertake further investigations. Over the next year further scientific information will be collected and more consultation with the community and business sector will be done. Minister…

Read More

Fixing more EP blackspots

New mobile phone towers will be built at Brooker near Yeelanna and Mosely near Kimba on the Eyre Peninsula. The towers will deliver improved phone reception to farming communities and for users of the Kimba airport. Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development David Basham said the mobile phone network upgrades would enhance community safety…

Read More

Cash grants ‘lifeline’ for SA small businesses and income support payments for regional workers

Tens of thousands of South Australian small and medium-sized businesses that suffer a significant loss of income or have been forced to close as a result of the state’s 7-day lockdown will be offered a $3,000 emergency cash grant as part of a major financial assistance package announced today by the Marshall Liberal Government. The…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

$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…

Read More

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…

Read More