Enews February 2018

 

E-NEWS | FEBRUARY 2018

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Economic and Business Development

186 new mining jobs for Eyre Peninsula

A new South Australian iron ore mine has been approved to feed Whyalla’s steelworks at cheaper cost, and another to boost iron ore exports from the region. The new mining leases have been approved in the Middleback Range on Eyre Peninsula and add to Whyalla businessman Sanjeev Gupta’s assets portfolio. His company SIMEC Mining has […]

Becker Helicopters to propel jobs in regional South Australia

Australia’s largest helicopter flight training company, Becker Helicopters, has announced plans to create an operating base in Whyalla within the next 12 months. The planned growth will include hangers, hard-stands and administration buildings and be established at the Whyalla Airport to provide pilot and aircrew training for military and civil personnel.  This will equate to […]

New jobs hatched in Point Boston

Twelve new full-time jobs will be created when a Point Boston oyster hatchery expands its operations.  RDAWEP is pleased to have assisted with securing a State Government grant that has made the project possible. The Yumbah Hatchery is located about 17km north of Port Lincoln and will undertake the $750,000 expansion, with the support of […]

Thevenard Marine Offloading Facility

Taking the opportunity to end 2017 on a positive note, Regional Development Australia Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Board Members and staff were hosted by Grant Drummond, General Manager Operations for the District Council of Ceduna to gain a more detailed overview at the site of the developing Thevenard Marine Offloading Facility. Mr Drummond talked through […]

Far West Aboriginal Tourism Strategy Launch

There is something surreal and captivating about the far west of our Eyre Peninsula region. The largest block of limestone on earth, raised from the sea 3 million years ago. The ancient, where time began feeling is all around. Aboriginal people on the far west reaches of South Australia, from the desert to the sea, […]

Is your business Resources Ready?

Things are looking up for the mining and resources sector in Australia.  Is your business prepared to take advantage of new opportunities? Resources Ready 2018 is an innovative new business capability development program from RESA, supported by METS Ignited.  The national program will be delivered across Australia to regional centres, and will support companies working […]

Singapore Buyer Opportunity March 2018

Regional Development Australia Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula (RDAWEP) along with the Department of State Development – South Australia (DSD) are seeking Expressions of Interest to hold a Singapore trade delegation during 7-10 March 2018. Opportunities for farming inspection and/or processing observation are highly desirable. The visiting company, Select Group has established a substantial brand presence […]

Local Buying Program

The Local Buying Program (LBP) in South Australia provides opportunities for small business in the Upper Spencer Gulf and Far North regions to competitively supply goods and services to BHP’s Olympic Dam.   There are many benefits to participating in the Local Buying Program, both for local businesses and for BHP employees. Benefits for Local Business: […]

Supporting Business in South Australia

To facilitate improved communications and collaboration with industry, the Government of South Australia have introduced a new small business gateway website. The website provides a central point of reference for the information, services and resources available to small business. www.business.sa.gov.au CLICK HERE to read the ‘South Australia. Getting on with business’ newsletter – January 2018. […]

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 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 October.  The […]

Eyre Peninsula airports to receive funding for upgrades

EIGHT regional airports and aerodromes will receive upgrades as part of the state government’s Support Regional Aviation initiative. The state government will contribute $887,833 towards upgrades at Renmark, Port Lincoln, Naracoorte, Mount Gambier, Port Augusta, Whyalla, Coober Pedy and Kimba. Transport and Infrastructure Minister Stephen Mulligan said regional and remote airports and aerodromes were critical […]

Oz Minerals – Local Supplier Index

GMUSG has entered a 12 month agreement with OZ Minerals to provide Local Content Services for their Carrapateena project. As part of this work GMUSG is developing a regional list of suppliers interested in supplying to the project (either directly to OZ Minerals, tier-1 contractors and others involved in developing Carrapateena). Why be part of […]

EP Growth Supported By $1.5 Million Grant Funds

More than $1.5 million in grants from the State Government’s Regional Development Fund has been awarded to four businesses across the Eyre Peninsula. The grants will create 28 ongoing full-time equivalent positions, as well as many more construction jobs. The state’s seafood industry will benefit from the growth of Eyre Shellfish at Cowell, and EP […]

Food Industry Development

The World is our Oyster

Eyre Peninsula and Coffin Bay has landed squarely on the national and international stage for foodies. Regional Development Australia has hounded, nagged and harassed Tasting Australia to stage an event in their Festival’s program right here on the Eyre Peninsula.  In 2018, this will happen on 14 April in Coffin Bay.  You can find out […]

Employment, Skills and Training Opportunities

NDIS Workshops – for individuals and providers

Workshops for individuals and providers of services will be held around Eyre Peninsula in 2018 to provide information and support to people who need information regarding careers and employment opportunities supporting clients living with a disability. Since 1 January 2018, the NDIS has been available on Eyre Peninsula to clients aged from 0 – 65 […]

Career Workshops 2018

Are you returning to work, looking for a new job or wanting to make a career change in 2018? Attend a workshop to help your career:                                                            […]

TAFE SA Happenings across EP and Whyalla

Short Courses on Offer
Produce Simple Word Processing; Intermediate Excel; Provide First Aid; Recognise and Respond to Crisis Situations; Chemical Card; Health and Safety Representative Training; Contractor's Licensing Unit;
Venepuncture
Award Courses:
Certificate II Hospitality
Certificate II Kitchen Operations     read more......

Civil Train Training Dates on EP

ONE DAY training on Offer
Work Zone Traffic Management
Locating Underground Services
Work Safely at Heights
Chainsaw-Experienced User
Elevated Work Platform
Load and Unload Plant   read more.......

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

Community News

Desert Languages linguist to visit Ceduna

FAR WEST LANGUAGES CENTRE – Ceduna Visits Starting 6th February until June 2018 LINGUISTIC (LANGUAGE) WORK Dr Paul Monaghan and the FWLC team from Ceduna will be visiting service providers to do some work on Desert Languages (Gugada/Kokatha) and engage with Community members from Streaky Bay, Ceduna, Koonibba, Scotdesco, Yalata and Oak Valley. They wish […]

Freemantlemedia New TV Show

Looking for a sea change or a tree change?  A new TV show is currently searching for potential house hunters who are ready to leave the big smoke behind. Freemantle media is making a new TV series about people thinking about making the jump from the city to the country. Each episode will focus on a […]

Tourism Development

Eyes on Eyre Project Update

Regional Development Australia Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula (RDAWEP) have now travelled much of the Eyre Peninsula region to ask the following questions. Where is the ageing infrastructure? Can visitors find our iconic locations and service providers? Are there assets (particularly inland) that are under appreciated? Do we have a good touring route connection between our […]

Driving visitor demand on Port Lincoln and Southern Eyre Peninsula

The City of Port Lincoln is looking to work with its community to build an understanding of tourism today and set the wheels in motion to build Port Lincoln and the wider Southern Eyre region’s visitor economy. Council is looking for input and evaluation from residents and businesses. If you have thoughts on promotion, product […]

Visitor Economy. You have to be in it to win it!

The Australian Tourism Data Warehouse is the national platform for digital visitor information on Australia. Listing our attractions and operators is crucial but so is public amenity infrastructure. Where are our playgrounds, fish cleaning stations and RV pump out sites, etc? An extra night or even week’s stay is possible if a visitor is assured […]

Facebook Advertising for Tourism Operators Workshop Whyalla

SATIC, with the support of the Government of South Australia, the South Australian Tourism Commission and the Commonwealth Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure (TDDI) program, is running 40 workshops around the state in 2017/18. These workshops will be followed by one-on-one business coaching sessions (within six months). Please note that only 100 coaching sessions are available […]

Facebook Advertising for Tourism Operators Streaky Bay

SATIC, with the support of the Government of South Australia, the South Australian Tourism Commission and the Commonwealth Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure (TDDI) program, is running 40 workshops around the state in 2017/18. These workshops will be followed by one-on-one business coaching sessions (within six months). Please note that only 100 coaching sessions are available […]

Facebook Advertising for Tourism Operators Port Lincoln

SATIC, with the support of the Government of South Australia, the South Australian Tourism Commission and the Commonwealth Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure (TDDI) program, is running 40 workshops around the state in 2017/18. These workshops will be followed by one-on-one business coaching sessions (within six months). Please note that only 100 coaching sessions are available […]

Eyre Peninsula Regional Tourism Signage Strategy Information Sessions

Regional Development Australia Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula guided by its eleven member councils and in partnership with its two natural resource management boards commissioned Wayfound (a specialist signage design and tourism marketing consultancy that focuses on creating seamless destination experiences) to audit signage in the Eyre Peninsula Region in December 2017. Wayfound will be in […]

Tourism Strategy Consultation Workshop

A Port Lincoln & Southern Eyre Tourism Strategy consultation workshop is to be held 13th Feb 9.30am – 2.30pm, Location Port Lincoln, TBA. This workshop is primarily focused towards direct tourism related businesses, but general public are welcome to attend. The session will allow tourism stakeholders the opportunity to provide constructive input into the strategies […]

Customer Journey Mapping

SATIC, with the support of the Government of South Australia, the South Australian Tourism Commission and the Commonwealth Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure (TDDI) program, is running 40 workshops around the state in 2017/18. These workshops will be followed by one-on-one business coaching sessions (within six months). Please note that only 100 coaching sessions are available […]

Upcoming Regional Events

81st Annual EPLGA Conference

The City of Port Lincoln has the pleasure of hosting the 81st Annual Eyre Peninsula Local Government Association Conference from the 25th to 27th February 2018. This is a premier event on the 2018 Eyre Peninsula Local Government calendar, attracting an estimated 150 – 200 delegates and their partners. The program is currently being developed […]

Healthy and Productive Workplaces

Want to improve business performance? You are invited to attend a FREE presentation focussing on workplace productivity and innovation, mental health, and workplace wellbeing.  The event is targeted at business leaders, HR and Safety. Hear from experts on the practical changes you can make to your workplace so that your people and business thrive. VIEW […]

MGA Insurance Brokers 2018 Port Lincoln Cup

There’s nothing like the sound of distant thunder. The Port Lincoln Cup is one of the premier features on the Eyre Peninsula sporting calendar! Entry Prices General Admission: $25 Concession: $15 Children Under 18: Free For more information contact the Port Lincoln Racing Club on (08) 8682 3851 or visit www.theracessa.com.au/ or email: sue.brownrigg@plrc.com.au  

ABARES Outlook 2018 Conference

Creating value in an increasingly connected world Registrations are now open for Outlook 2018 – the premier information and networking forum for stakeholders in agriculture and economics. With 15 sessions over two days, access to more than 60 expert speakers and chairs, and industry leading analysis and data, ABARES Outlook 2018 conference is the hallmark […]
For more upcoming regional events visit www.rdawep.org.au/events

Grant Funding Opportunities

Regional Events and Festivals fund provides a boost to regions

South Australia’s regions came alive this Australia Day long weekend with events showcasing the State’s premium food, wine and sporting reputation. More than 58,000 people attended major events across the State, including Tunarama in Port Lincoln, Crush Festival in the Adelaide Hills and the Australian Sprint Car Championships in Mount Gambier. All three events are […]

Featured Grants

Dreams for a Better World - is all about giving back to the community.  Four rounds, each with a different theme.

Home Ground Advantage-Sports Grants - funds to put towards new uniforms or equipment in 2018.

Active Club Program - supports community-based sport and active recreation organisations to deliver their programs and services.

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

CLICK HERE to subscribe to PIRSA's Premium Food and Wine e-newsletter.

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

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Port Lincoln SA 5606
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