Media Releases

Media Releases

Parliamentary Committee on Marine Parks to visit Eyre Peninsula

An Upper House inquiry into Marine Parks in South Australia will visit Eyre Peninsula to hear evidence in Port Lincoln on Wednesday and Streaky Bay on Thursday. “This is an important step in the whole process, and I welcome the decision of the Select Committee to visit the region to hear first-hand about the impacts…

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EP water resources on Parliament’s radar

The Parliament’s Natural Resources Committee will conduct an inquiry into water supply on Eyre Peninsula, with Liberal Member for Flinders Peter Treloar advocating for a comprehensive review of our water resources. The terms of reference for the inquiry refer to surface water, groundwater, reticulated River Murray water, stormwater, wastewater, and rainwater. “This inquiry will look…

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SARDI advice should be made public

The Rann Labor Government must release the South Australian Research and Development Institute’s (SARDI) advice on the proposed Point Lowly desalination plant, in the interests of transparency, according to Spencer Gulf-based Liberal Members of Parliament. The concerns of the fishing industry and other responsible Spencer Gulf users were raised in a scientific review of BHP’s…

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Schools in Flinders missing out

Eyre Peninsula schools requiring urgent upgrades have missed out on crucial State Budget funding, whilst brand new ‘super schools’ are being opened in Adelaide. The State Budget included capital works investments for only a handful of schools, including the Cleve Area School, yet there are many other schools in Flinders crying out for funding, Liberal…

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Adelaide Oval rent goes to community sport

Community sport and recreation clubs in regional South Australia will be winners out of the Adelaide Oval deal. The Stadium Management Authority (SMA) will have to pay rent for Adelaide Oval under Liberal amendments passed in the Legislative Council last night. The rent commences at $200,000 and builds at $200,000 per year capped at $1…

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Question marks over Marine Parks Council appointments

Serious questions have been raised over the Minister for Environment’s judgement in relation to appointments made to the Marine Parks Council of South Australia. Only two members of the nine member Council are from the Eyre Peninsula & West Coast, despite the fact that 10 of the 19 marine parks are off the coast of…

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Shadow Health Minister visits Eyre Peninsula

Shadow Minister for Health, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, and Veterans’ Affairs Duncan McFetridge will visit Eyre Peninsula next week to hear the views of local health professionals. “Country Health services are so important for the people of Flinders, so I’m glad that Duncan has made the time to visit and listen to the concerns…

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Bignell embarrasses his Cabinet

Labor backbencher Leon Bignell has admitted that the Rann Government has failed to engage with rural and regional communities over the last nine years. “Mr Bignell’s embarrassing admission that Labor doesn’t have “a very clear picture” of regional SA, has left his fellow MPs in the ministry red-faced,” Liberal Member for Flinders Peter Treloar said…

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Tod Reservoir – deserves an answer

Member for Flinders, Peter Treloar is calling on Water Minister Paul Caica to investigate whether the Tod Reservoir can be used as a water resource for the Eyre Peninsula. Minister Caica will visit the Tod Reservoir tomorrow to inspect the site and hear from the community firsthand about the issues surrounding this water catchment and…

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Update – Emergency services facility cost blowout

The supplementary report of the Auditor-General released this week is scathing of the Rann Labor Government’s management of the emergency services sector. “The report reveals that the Port Lincoln SES and CFS project cost had blown out by $1.415 million, on a project estimated to cost around $3 million – nearly a 50 per cent…

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