Media Releases

Media Releases

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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$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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