Enews May 2017



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Economic and Business Development Initiatives

Update – Reliability and quality of electricity supply on Eyre Peninsula.

On 9 March 2017, the Treasurer referred to the Essential Services Commission (Commission) an inquiry into the reliability and quality of electricity supply on Eyre Peninsula.  The inquiry was referred to the Commission pursuant to Part 7 of the Essential Services Commission Act 2002. The Treasurer’s terms of reference for the inquiry require the Commission […]

Industry invited to regional naval shipbuilding briefings

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Minister Pyne MP, today announced seven Naval Shipbuilding Industry briefings would be held across regional Australia. Minister Pyne said these briefings would provide regional Australians with an opportunity to learn more about the Government’s $89 billion national shipbuilding endeavour. “The industry briefings will focus on the next generation of […]

Choose local. Shop South Australia

Brand South Australia is excited to launch Shop South Australia, an online site that showcases amazing South Australian products from across our State. Shop South Australia is closely aligned to the hugely successful I Choose SA campaign, and will be used to help South Australians to ‘choose’ local.  The project aims to showcase the best […]

Small Business Start-Ups

During the past 12 months there has been very large interest from individuals wanting to commence their own commercial ventures.  In particular in the Whyalla region with over 21 enquiries. The establishment of these ventures is not always immediate and not all enquiries result in the venture being established.  RDAWEP has been most supportive in […]

Employment & Skills Development

Training for Farmers

Eyre Peninsula Farmers - Worker Training Opportunity

40 places are available for unemployed or underemployed people to gain free or heavily subsidised skill sets.

Register your interest NOW!

Accelerated Trades Project

The Accelerated Trades Project is a one year program that has been supported and funded by Regional Development Australia Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula (RDAWEP), Department of State Development (DSD) and TAFE SA. This project includes full-time face-to-face training with TAFE SA and supervised work placement for 30 locally unemployed persons.  It has been developed primarily […]

Looking for Work? NDIS Eyre Peninsula

NDIS is coming to Eyre Peninsula from 1 January 2018.  It will revolutionise the way services are provided to clients, offering new opportunities for work.  Many services will need to be provided 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. RDAWEP and NDIS are holding information sessions to inform you about: What is the NDIS? […]

Tourism Development

Dive with the Giant Cuttlefish!

The water is getting colder and the Giant Cuttlefish early arrivals are beginning to swim into Whyalla looking for love. Snorkel or dive from the shore at Stony Point at Point Lowly to watch their colourful and courtship antics.  They aren’t out too far or down too deep.  Remember to wrap up warm with a […]

Have Your Say

Fund My Community 2017

It’s your turn to decide what gets funded. 85 eligible applications have been received for funding in Fund My Community 2017.  The public is now invited to take part in deciding the funding outcome. Head to the Fund My Community 2017 website for more information about how you can be involved in deciding how $1 million […]

Other Opportunities

Mortlock Shield Sponsorship

Following a successful trial in 2016, the Mortlock Shield Committee is pleased to offer sponsorship opportunities for local businesses to promote themselves on Eyre Peninsula and beyond as part of the live streaming of games over the carnival. As a valued community event, the Shield generates considerable interest from friends and families of players which […]

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay

Community organisations are encouraged to nominate individuals to carry the Queen’s Baton in Port Lincoln and Coffin Bay on 19 Feb 2018. Nominations close 15 May 2017! The Queen’s Baton Relay is a Commonwealth Games tradition that celebrates the Commonwealth’s diversity, inspires community pride and excites people about the world-class festival of sports and culture […]

Australian Event Awards and Symposium

Your chance to be crowned amongst Australia’s best events and achievements. Entries open on 3 May for the Australian Event Awards, the national awards program for the Australian events industry.  There are 10 categories for Australia’s best sporting, community, charity, tourism, cultural and corporate (and other) events and 10 achievement categories including for look, design […]

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Free Online PR Training Course

The SATC is offering a new online PR training course for tourism operators and businesses.
Register now for the fourth session to be held on Wed 17th May, 2017 - Managing Issues and Crises.  Read more......

TAFE SA Happenings across EP and Whyalla

Upcoming courses at TAFE SA include:

  • Tag & Test; In-service Inspection & Testing
  • Low Voltage (LV) Rescue and Resuscitation
  • Health & Safety Representative (HSR) accredited Safework SA Courses

Read more......

Upcoming Regional Events

Tasting Australia

Check out the best of Eyre Peninsula at Tasting Australia! Leading producers Boston Bay Smallgoods Company and CLEANSEAS will be showcased at the SA producer Sessions hosted by Olsson’s Sea Salt.  Adelaide chef Nick Finn will be hosting a Hiramasa Kingfish masterclass and Jason Stephenson will be demonstrating his award-winning smallgoods and discussing natural bush […]

Webinar: Mining Jobs and Opportunities in SA – Quarterly Update

Join RESA for their lunch time webinar to hear about hiring intention trends and upcoming opportunities in the mining and resources sector in South Australia. An overview of RESA’s job vacancy data collection will be provided with analysis of the Q3 2016-17 results. RESA’s job vacancy data collection provides: • Job vacancy trends for SA […]

2017 Regional Summit

Our regions play a vital role in shaping and delivering South Australia’s economic development agenda.  Continued success will come from building partnerships across government, business, higher education and the community. The Summit, to be held in Clare, is an opportunity to listen, learn and build relationships with key leaders across the state. Click here for […]

Farming Together 2017 National Forum

Farming Together’s National Forum will take place at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Tuesday, June 6th 2017. Got a vision for an ag-collaboration?  Want to take your idea further?  Meet like-minded people, hear first-hand experiences and learn from experts – for FREE! Alan Crabbe, CEO pf Pozible, Australia’s largest crowd-funding platform, will talk about crowd-funding […]

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

Grant Funding Opportunities

Featured Grants

FRRR ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grants
Community organisations are invited to apply for grants from the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal to develop ideas to improve regional Australia for young people.

AMP's Tomorrow Fund
Open to individuals of all ages, walks of life, interests and abilities who have put a lot of time and effor into reaching a goal that will positively impact the community, but need help to take it to the next level.

Leadership in Agricultural Industries Fund
To develop leadership capacity and capability within peak industry representative bodies.  The grants can be used to fund activities such as professional development, training courses, webinars or strategic planning activities.

SA State Government Energy Efficiency Grants
Offers grants to large energy users for upgrades such as solar, power factor correction and replacement of equipment.

Westpac Foundation 200 Community Grants
Community Grants are $10,000 each and also include non-financial support via Westpac's 'More than Money' program, helping to maximise the social impact and sustainability of grantees.

CLICK HERE for more Grant Funding opportunities 

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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