Local Perspective: Eddie Hughes


Eddie Hughes has held a seat on the Whyalla City Council for 21 years. A resident since the age of ten, he has a vision for Whyalla which builds upon its industrial reputation without jeopardising its marine environment. Frustrated with the State Government’s lack of due consideration of genuine alternatives to the current proposals to industrialise Point Lowly, Eddie calls for a rezoning of the Point Lowly peninsula to protect the marine environment. Eddie’s vision defends the lifestyles of locals, the attraction the peninsula presents to visitors, and the health and prosperity of recreational and commercial fisheries in the wider Spencer Gulf. Eddie believes Whyalla should aspire to realising the value of it’s natural resources as well as its proven industrial capabilities. For the best overall outcome possible, the Upper Spencer Gulf’s regional development must place the needs of industry within the bigger picture.


Dan Monceaux is a South Australian documentary filmmaker and the director of Cuttlefish Country.

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