Enews July 2018

 

E-NEWS | JULY 2018

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Congratulations to Streaky Bay's Courela Shearing Supplies, for 30 years supplying work wear and shearing supplies both nation wide and around the world.  (Image courtesy: Barb Woolford, Karawatha Park)

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Economic and Business Development

Regional Growth Fund 2018-19 Grants Open 2 July 2018

This competitive grant round has up to $5 million in grant funding available for regional development initiatives in South Australia from $50,000 up to $2 million on a matched dollar for dollar basis. Applications will be assessed by a panel led by an independent chair. The Fund has been established to unlock new economic opportunities, […]

Regional Telecommunications Review – Community Submissions

The Regional Telecommunications Review Committee has released an issues paper which provides an outline of key interest areas and invites submissions from individuals, businesses, peak bodies and other interested organisations.   The committee will review telecommunications services in regional, rural and remote parts of Australia. As part of the review, the  committee will: consider how regional communities […]

SA Regional Development Conference Presentations

South Australian Regional Development Conference was held on June 7 2018, more than 140 delegates attended. The conference was led by Regional Development Australia and sponsored by SA Water, Informed Decisions, Primary Industries and Regions SA, REMPLAN and Economic Development Australia. Various presentations explored some of the best Economic Development research in Australia. Delegates who […]

Building Better Regions Fund Grant Recipients Announced

The Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government, the Hon Dr John McVeigh, yesterday announced that 109 projects will receive grant funding of $4.4m to support community projects in regional Australia under the Community Investments Stream of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF). The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science is responsible for administering […]

Tourism Development

Eyes on Eyre Camping Nodes

Eyes on Eyre is a unique joint planning project that involves collaboration from Local, State and Federal Governments. The project is a mechanism for the Eyre Peninsula to move to the front of South Australia’s visitor economy growth and respond to the South Australian Regional Visitor Strategy in a proactive and vibrant manner.  Not since […]

RDAWEP News

RDAWEP Board and Staff News

Congratulations to RDAWEP Executive Committee Member Allan Suter for recognition of his service to the region by receiving an Order of Australia Medal. Allan was a Board Member of the former Eyre Regional Development Board from 2007 until 2009 and has continued as a Board Member of RDAWEP since it’s amalgamation in 2010.   He was […]

Community News

Council Elections 2018

The Local Government Elections are conducted every four years with the next Council election to be held in November 2018. People who are already on the House of Assembly (State) roll will automatically have a voting pack mailed to their registered address in October 2018.  If you have moved house or changed your name you […]

5 Things you should do before getting a battery

Do you benefit from solar and are considering making the leap into batteries? There are 5 steps households should take before getting a battery:   Max out your solar   Consumption Monitoring   Hot Water   LED Lighting   Electricity and be efficient To read more visit www.sunnyshire.org.au

Employment, Skills and Training News

EPCF Tertiary Scholarships

The Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation Education Fund has awarded Tertiary Scholarships in 2018 to assist with studies to Sarah Wallace, Nili Bagnell- Smith and Madeline Crettenden. Sarah Wallace is from Whyalla and is studying a Bachelor of Sport, Health and Physical Activity and at Flinders University. Nilli Bagnell-Smith is from Streaky bay and is studying […]

Invitation to provide feedback on SA’s apprenticeship system

The Training and Skills Commission is seeking advice about what is working well and what isn’t within the apprenticeship and traineeship system. What has your experience as an employer, apprentice, trainee or training organisation been? The Future-proofing the South Australian Apprenticeship and Traineeship System Discussion Paper is now open and waiting for your contribution. Join […]

Training Opportunities

Growing South Australia’s Companies

Learn the knowledge and skills you need to lead, manage and accelerate your company’s growth at a one-day Growth Clinic. SA-based CEOs/MDs of companies with at least ten employees have the opportunity to attend a fully subsidised Growth Clinic delivered by the Australian Centre for Business Growth as part of the Growing South Australia’s Companies […]

Civil Train - Port Lincoln: Workzone Traffic Management, White Card

Suicide prevention: Question Persuade Refer (QPR) -across the region including Port Lincoln, Whyalla and the towns in between. 

TAFE SA - Pt Lincoln: Firearms Safety
Provide First Aid - multiple dates and locations
Pt Lincoln and Whyalla: Contractor's Licensing Unit

CEG - Port Lincoln: Forklift, White Card, Confined Spaces, Working at Heights, Elevated Work Platform, Loader
Whyalla:  Confined Space, Dogging, Elevated Work Platform, Forklift, Skid Steer, White Card, Working at Heights

Click Here for more information and training dates 

Disability Workforce Hub News

Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Disability Hub Newsletter

CLICK HERE to read about:
- NDIA new Price Guides
- Answers to your NDIS questions
- NDIS related events
- Training, Vacancies and Employment.

NDIS Pre-planning Toolkits

The National Disability Coordination Officer Program is excited to share their new resource, the NDIS Pre-planning Toolkits for people with disability entering Higher Education or Vocational Education and Training and the new look disABILITY AWAREness website. The NDIS Pre-planning Toolkits for people with disability entering Higher Education or Vocational Education and Training The resources are designed to be […]

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Upcoming Regional Events

Whyalla CuttleFest 2018

Who wants to swim with GIANTS?! Jump in and swim with Giant Australian cuttlefish! CuttleFest 2018 tickets are now available. Thank you to Whyalla City Council, Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula, Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries (EMS) and DEWNR Marine Parks who have made it possible to offer heavily discounted tickets to locals of Eyre Peninsula. For a […]

NAIDOC Week 2018

This year’s NAIDOC Week theme is Because of her, we can!  NAIDOC Week 2018 will be held nationally from Sunday 8 July and continue through to Sunday 15 July. As pillars of our society, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have played – and continue to play – active and significant roles in the community, at […]

Meet the Minister – Whyalla

Event proudly supported by Regional Development Australia Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Join the South Australian Tourism Industry Council (SATIC) and the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment – the Hon David Ridgway MLC at an exclusive industry event in Whyalla to discuss tourism and the South Australian visitor economy.  You will also have the chance to network with […]

Meet the Minister – Port Lincoln

Event proudly supported by Regional Development Australia Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Join the South Australian Tourism Industry Council (SATIC) and the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment – the Hon David Ridgway MLC at an exclusive industry event in Port Lincoln to discuss tourism and the South Australian visitor economy.  You will also have the chance to network […]

Meet the Minister – Ceduna

Event proudly supported by Regional Development Australia Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Join the South Australian Tourism Industry Council (SATIC) and the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment – the Hon David Ridgway MLC at an exclusive industry event in Ceduna to discuss tourism and the South Australian visitor economy.  You will also have the chance to network with […]

Elliston Winter Markets

Local art, craft and produce available at the 2018 Elliston Winter Market!  The Winter Markets are held on the middle weekend of the school holidays. There is a local home game of netball and football for the Elliston Roosters who will be playing against Western Districts on the day. Please email the Elliston Visitor Information […]

NoVacancy Accommodation Business Expo

NoVacancy Accommodation Business Expo is Australia’s largest and most comprehensive business event for those who own, run and market hotels, motels, serviced apartments and other accommodation properties across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Covering all aspects of running an accommodation business – from purchasing, operations and finance to design, refurbishment, marketing and sales […]

Entrepreneurs Week

Entrepreneurs Week aims to showcase the many support programs available to entrepreneurs in South Australia, the importance of intrapreneurship in driving innovation, and celebrate success stories from our thriving start-up community. The collaboration between the Adelaide Entrepreneurship Forum, Brand South Australia, Adelaide City Council, the State Government, and a broad range of stakeholders aims to […]

APR.Intern

APR.Intern is a subsidised internship program giving businesses access to specialist research expertise to address gaps in their knowledge, and tackle business challenges. It is the only national all sector, all discipline internship program placing PhD students into business and accelerating women in STEM through short-term industry and university research collaborations. Businesses are encouraged to […]

For more upcoming regional events visit www.rdawep.org.au/events

Award Opportunities

2018 Design for Export Awards - aimed at discovering, celebrating and activating excellence in design led innovation in SA.

SA Community Achievement Awards - to encourage, acknowledge and reward the contributions that individuals, community groups and small businesses are making throughout SA.

SA Climate Leaders Awards - shines a light on the work being done by individuals, the community, business and government to address climate change in SA.

Funding Opportunities

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Featured Grants

Entrepreneurs' Programme - for business competitiveness and productivity.

Small Business Innovation Research for Defence - seeks to encourage a new generation of innovators in developing breakthrough technologies for the Australia Defence Force.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal - In a Good Place provides support for community-driven initiatives that reduce social isolation, increase social participation and connectedness.

H&R Block Grants for Growth - $10,000 to 20 small businesses. 

Dreams for a Better World - Round Three: Sport and Education

South Australian History Fund - to support the production and sharing of SA's history.

SA Healthy Towns Challenge - to implement preventative health projects.

CLICK HERE for more Grant Funding opportunities 

SA Tenders and Contracts - Provides easy-to-use access to all publicly available bidding opportunities within the South Australian Government.

Handy Links

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Farming together has news of grants, funding scholarships, jobs and other opportunities.  CLICK HERE to view their latest newsletter.

Regional Development Australia - Whyalla & Eyre Peninsula Inc.

Port Lincoln Office

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Port Lincoln SA 5606
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Whyalla Norrie SA 5608
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