Enews November 2017

 

E-NEWS | NOVEMBER 2017

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Tourism Development

Cruise Ship Season Commences

On 14 October the 2017/18 cruise season commenced with the arrival in Adelaide of the Sun Princess with a capacity of over 2,500 passengers and crew. This cruise season a record 67 cruise ship visits will take place in South Australian ports, including 37 to Adelaide, 21 to Kangaroo Island and 10 to Port Lincoln, including maiden visits by […]

SATIC’s Tourism Industry Policy Agenda

In late September the SA Tourism Industry Council (SATIC) hosted its inaugural Business over Breakfast at the Adelaide Oval, to officially launch the Tourism Industry Policy Agenda, which identifies regional tourism as one of its ten policy priorities. SATIC’s Industry Policy Agenda seeks to align tourism business needs with those of partners and stakeholders to […]

Tourism Advertising Opportunities

Advertising Opportunities for Tourism Businesses across the Eyre Peninsula.  Since Caravanning Australia’s beginnings, the caravanning market has almost quadrupled, leading to a much larger target audience. Caravanning Australia are now offering a fortnightly enewsletter for the growing online readership. For 20 years, Caravanning Australia has been the nation’s leading caravan travel magazine. It is an […]

Call for EOI to develop Nature-based Tourism on Eyre Peninsula

“Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better.” A.Einstein The Port Lincoln National Park and Neptune Islands Conservation Park have been enchanting those lucky enough to pay a visit to them for centuries. Their protection and ongoing preservation is paramount. To maximise resources for this and to improve efforts to enable sustainable […]

Economic and Business Development

New Content in PIRSA’s Premium Food and Wine Industry Toolkit

PIRSA’s Premium Food and Wine Industry Toolkit – an online resource for the agriculture, food and wine industry – has recently been expanded to help showcase the state’s natural beauty, premium produce and exceptional research and development capabilities. The industry toolkit now includes a range of stunning high quality videos, imagery, infographics and key messages […]

Two Wells to Whyalla: The first regional economic corridor

The 340km stretch between Two Wells and Whyalla is South Australia’s first designated Economic Corridor, becoming a focal point for increased employment and investment. Regional Development Minister Geoff Brock has launched the Two Wells to Whyalla (2W2W) compendium at the 2017 Sustainable Economic Growth for Regional Australia (SEGRA) conference held in Port Augusta in late […]

Resources Ready 2017

Resources Ready 2017 takes businesses on a coordinated development pathway that provides the tools needed to enter and flourish within the Australian resources supply chain. Resources Ready is an innovative new business capability development program from RESA. To be delivered across Australia to six regional industrial centres, or “nodes,” over six months, Resources Ready supports […]

Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Heavy Industry Cluster

Cluster Background and Activity Industry clusters are a well-established tool for enhancing economic development.  The Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Heavy Industry Cluster project was initiated by Regional Development Australia Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula (RDAWEP) in mid-2015 in response to a need for action to address poor operating conditions experienced by major businesses in Whyalla and […]

Community News

Home Is Where the Hall Is

Community halls in regional towns play an important role in keeping regional communities together and now it is time to shine the spotlight on and celebrate them with ‘Home Is Where the Hall Is’. Registrations are now open in South Australia for the opportunity to join a national project shining a light on the heart […]

Trans Australian Railway Centenary 17 October 2017

Regional Development Australia Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula (RDAWEP) worked in partnership with the National Railway Museum, in Port Adelaide, to coordinate the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Trans Australian Railway (TAR) line construction. The celebration was held at a remote site on the edge of the Nullarbor Plain, near Ooldea, on Tuesday 17th […]

My Eyre Peninsula

Rachel Hawkins, owner and developer of the My EP – Shop Local Business Directory is privileged to have been accepted as the only regional participant in the South Australian Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (SAYES), facilitated by Business SA. Regional Development Australia Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula (RDAWEP) supported Rachel by following her SAYES journey and being a […]

Training Opportunities

Bridge to MassChallenge Australia

Take your business to the global market with Bridge to MassChallenge Australia.
In partnership with the State Government, 15 startups will be selected for an intensive, four-day boot camp in Adelaide.  This year, scholarships are  provided for up to to 5 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-founded startups. read more......

For more upcoming training opportunities visit www.rdawep.org.au

Upcoming Regional Events

NDIC Community Expo Ceduna

This free community information expo is being held for people with disability, family and carers, and people interested in working in the disability sector to provide them with the information they need about the upcoming implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in the Eyre and Western region. Expo Flyers Expo Flyer Eyre Western […]

Tourism Australia Industry Briefing – SA

The SA industry briefing will be held in Adelaide on Friday November 10th, 2017. It will be held in the Ballroom 1 at The Playford Adelaide located on 120 North Terrace from 2:00 to 4:00pm with registrations starting from 1:30pm. Please note that lunch is not included however light catering and refreshments will be available on arrival. […]

SA Tourism Awards Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony

The Premier of South Australia, Jay Weatherill MP and Minister for Tourism, Leon Bignell MP invite you to ‘Shine the Light on Tourism in South Australia’ at the 2017 South Australian Tourism Awards Gala Dinner. Be a part of Tourism’s Night of Nights and celebrate the State’s finest tourism operators. Network with friends and colleagues while indulging in a sumptuous three-course menu […]

JOBEX – Jobs in Emerging Industries

A new generation of jobs is being created in South Australia and it’s time to be part of it. JOBEX is South Australia’s largest free employment and careers exhibition, with over 120 of the State’s leading businesses showcasing career pathways and job opportunities in emerging industries. Tertiary education providers and recruitment specialists can also talk […]

Thank a Farmer, National Agriculture Day

Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) and Primary Producers SA want you to join them in celebrating our farming sector. National Ag Day is the inaugural national celebration of Australian agriculture, showcasing all aspects of our agricultural sector. Australia’s top agriculture exports last year were beef, wheat and wool and the agriculture industry supports 1.6 […]

NDIC Community Expo Port Lincoln

This free community information expo is being held for people with disability, family and carers, and people interested in working in the disability sector to provide them with the information they need about the upcoming implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in the Eyre and Western region. Expo Flyers Expo Flyer Eyre Western […]

Smart Tourism Services and Destinations Workshop

The Centre of Tourism & Leisure Management (University of South Australia) is holding a free IFITT Talk Workshop on Smart Services in Tourism & Smart Destinations. The provision of smart services has also become a critical necessity for achieving competitive advantage, differentiation and enhanced performance. The workshop is designed to provide you with the latest […]

NDIS Community Expo Whyalla

This free community information expo is being held for people with disability, family and carers, and people interested in working in the disability sector to provide them with the information they need about the upcoming implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in the Eyre and Western region. Expo Flyers Whyalla Eastern Eyre Expo […]
For more upcoming regional events visit www.rdawep.org.au/events

Grant Funding Opportunities

Featured Grants

Export Market Development Grants - supports a wide range of industries and encourages small and medium sized businesses to develop export markets. Closes 30 Nov 17.

Arts SA Grants - closing 8 Dec 17 
Festivals and Venues:Contemporary Music grants 
  - for activites that support live performance opportunities for SA artists.
Project Seed Funding: Public Art and Design - for SA artists to participate in the concept development stage of a public art project. 
Commission Support Funding: Public Art and Design - to create publicly accessible artwork at high profile locations.

RAA Regional Safety Grants - enhance the safety and security of SA's regional areas and communities. Closes 30 Nov 17.

South  Australia Early Commercialisation Funding - to assist SA's entrepreneurs and innovative organisations looking to commercialise novel products and services.

Resource Productivity Assessment Funding - to identify opportunities for improving business operations by making it more efficient, saving resources (materials, water, energy), preventing waste and increasing productivity.

Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) - is about inclusion of people with disability.  Apply ot deliver activities under the Community Inclusion and Capacity Development (CICD). Closes 30 Nov 17

National Landcare Program-Smart Farms Small Grants - to support local on-ground projects to manage natural resources and adapt to change.  Closes 7 Dec 17.

Smart Farming Partnerships - to put in place new and innovativie sustainable land management practices.

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.

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Handy Links

Regional Development Australia - Whyalla & Eyre Peninsula Inc.

Port Lincoln Office

89 Liverpool Street,
Port Lincoln SA 5606
T: (08) 8682 6588
F: (08) 8682 5081
E: reception@rdawep.org.au

Whyalla Office

127 Nicolson Avenue,
Whyalla Norrie SA 5608
T: (08) 8645 7811
F: (08) 8645 1278
E: whyallareception@rdawep.org.au

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