Category: Agriculture

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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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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