Media Releases

Media Releases

$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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Opening up space for a greener Port Lincoln

The Marshall Liberal Government is investing $13.3 million to help fund 31 projects to make SA greener, preserve open space and build local community infrastructure. The State Government will partner with respective local councils to fund and deliver these projects, to be funded through the Planning and Development Fund. The City of Port Lincoln’s Parnkalla…

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Tod Reservoir fishing petition lodged

A petition to open the Tod Reservoir to recreational fishing was lodged in State Parliament recently, encompassing 366 signatures. Member for Flinders Peter Treloar, who presented the petition, said there was interest shown by local recreational fishers to utilise the reservoir, which has been offline for the past few years. The petition, which seeks to…

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Community support prompts speed limit chage

A petition to change speed limits on the outskirts of Elliston has been successful, with speed limits set to decrease on the Flinders Highway. The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure has advised that the speed limit will be changed to 60 kilometres per hour from the Anxious Bay road turnoff to the Liberty Roadhouse,…

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Big boost for South Australia’s regional costs

The Marshall Liberal Government will secure the state’s vulnerable regional coastline with $4 million in funding to help deal with erosion, flooding and sand drift. The 2018-19 State Budget will deliver $4 million over four years to regional coastal councils to help repair, restore and sustain their coastlines. Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs…

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