Government funds for Eyes on Eyre project

DISCUSSION: Premier Steven Marshall discusses tourism with Member for Flinders Peter Treloar and EPLGA president Sam Telfer on the Port Lincoln jetty.
DISCUSSION: Premier Steven Marshall discusses tourism with Member for Flinders Peter Treloar and EPLGA president Sam Telfer on the Port Lincoln jetty.

A project aimed to attract more visitors through improved signage and campground options has received a shot of support thanks to state government support announced on Wednesday.

South Australian Premier Steven Marshall visited Port Lincoln on July 8 and announced support for the Eyes on Eyre project, which aims to maximise tourism potential through improved signage and infrastructure for visitors.

This will include $200,000 which will go towards four WiFi nodes to be placed in locations across Eyre Peninsula and a demonstration camping node.

The government was also investing statewide into upgrading brown signs and welcome signs, including on the Eyre Peninsula.

In his announcement Mr Marshall said this fit in the government's goal of supporting jobs in regional tourism and get people travelling across the state and praised the Eyes on Eyre initiative.

"This is a part of our state that is taking advantage of this great opportunity that exists," he said.

PLAN: Premier Steven Marshall looks over details of the Eyes on Eyre plan with Sondra Stewart and Dion Dorward from Regional Development Australia Eyre Peninsula and Sam Telfer, Eyre Peninsula Local Government Association president.

PLAN: Premier Steven Marshall looks over details of the Eyes on Eyre plan with Sondra Stewart and Dion Dorward from Regional Development Australia Eyre Peninsula and Sam Telfer, Eyre Peninsula Local Government Association president.

"What will happen is people will discover that part of their backyard they've never been to before and will come back again and again."

RDAEP tourism development manager Sondra Stewart said it was great to receive this support and the funded projects were aimed for completion by December.

She said discussions were also happening with native title groups and the Department for Transport and Infrastructure about indigenous signage.

"It's a really good project from a collaborative approach to get some camping nodes, WiFi and wayfinding signage in place," she said.

Eyre Peninsula Local Government Association president Sam Telfer said it was important to highlight to tourists the unique experiences the Eyre Peninsula had to offer.

"It's really exciting to see the state government recognise that and put some funding into that," he said.

This story 'Eyes on Eyre' vision supported first appeared on Port Lincoln Times.