Media Releases

Media Releases

$10,000 for community shelters out West

Open community space at Fowlers Bay and Penong are set to be transformed, thanks to the Marshall Liberal Government’s recent funding announcement. The Outback Communities Authority (OCA) has been offered $50,010 from the Regional Growth Fund to upgrade tourist access to Parachilna, Yunta, Beltana, Glendambo, Iron Knob, Fowlers Bay and Penong – with $10,000 going…

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Marshall Govt invests in EP roads

The Marshall Liberal Government will partner with the Federal Government to invest $32 million to upgrade roads across the Eyre Peninsula. The announcement follows GWA and Viterra’s decision to no longer use the rail network to transport grain across the EP. The Federal Government announced an investment of $25.6 million in the recent Federal Budget…

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Report on CFS powers tabled

The Select Committee on the Fire and Emergency Services Bill tabled its final report in the House of Assembly today. The Committee, chaired by Mr Peter Treloar MP, Member for Flinders, made 10 recommendations regarding Clause 23 of the Bill, which extends the powers of the Country Fire Service (CFS) in directing prescribed activities. While…

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State Government releases EP freight study

The State Government has delivered on its commitment to release the Eyre Peninsula Freight Study having now secured $100 million from the Federal Government to upgrade the South Australia section of the Port Augusta to Perth corridor. The State Government has identified has identified that a package of road upgrades as the best option to…

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Speed change petition lodged

A petition to change speed limits on the outskirts of Elliston was lodged in State Parliament recently, encompassing 182 signatures. Member for Flinders Peter Treloar, who presented the petition, supports the initiative which aims to make the Flinders Highway safer. The petition, organised by the District Council of Elliston, seeks to change speeds limits on…

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Government subsidy supports local apprenticeships

Employers in South Australia’s regional and rural areas are being encouraged to take part in a new government subsidy scheme offering generous support towards the costs of employing apprentices. The Minister for Industry and Skills, David Pisoni said he has written letters to all regional councils and Regional Development Australia (RDA) outlining the benefits of…

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TAFE SA continues to deliver

Wudinna and surrounding areas will still have access to training services, despite a phased-reduction in the use of the TAFE SA Wudinna Campus. Member for Flinders Peter Treloar has affirmed TAFE SA’s commitment to the delivery of education and training across the Eyre Peninsula, with the campus still being used for at least the next…

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Clean up of abandoned aquaculture infrastructure

The clean-up of abandoned aquaculture infrastructure at Anxious Bay near Elliston on the Eyre Peninsula is now complete and the area has been remediated – with more than 50 tonnes of netting alone removed. In November 2017, Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) engaged local specialist contractors to clean-up deteriorating infrastructure after the abalone farm…

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Metering switch causes chaos

While the level of disruption is unacceptable, issues surrounding the new Power of Choice electricity reforms (metering changes) are being addressed. The reform process, switching the responsibility of metering services from SA Power Networks to energy retailers, was overseen by the Australian Energy Market Commission on December 1 last year. Despite steps being taken to…

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Treloar promoted to Deputy Speaker

Member for Flinders Peter Treloar welcomes the challenge of his new role as Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees in the new look Marshall Liberal Government. After 16 years in Opposition, the Member for Flinders will be part of the Government, a coup for both Mr Treloar and the electorate of Flinders. “I am pleased…

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