E-news: May 2022


May 2022

District Council of Streaky Bay host RDAEP Board 

Pictured with the new Kerrin McEvoy statue are - Ryan Viney (CEO), Neville Starke, Allan Suter, Bryan Trigg (Chair), Mayor Travis Barber, Malcolm Catt, Thomas Antonio, Heather Baldock and Sue Chase.

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RDAEP Board Meeting 

Our Board Members meet bi-monthly in each of the Eyre Peninsula local government areas to provide our funding partners the opportunity to present on Council projects and developments.

Our Members visited Streaky Bay on 28 and 29 April and undertook a strategic planning session, received briefings from TSA Management on the proposed EP Desalination Plant and the District Council of Streaky Bay CEO Damian Carter on recent and future projects of Council. 

During the visit, we took the opportunity to enjoy the view and inspect Kerrin McEvoy's statue. 

Thank you for hosting us Mayor Travis Barber. 

At the Strategic Planning session, our Members set priorities for 2022-23 to improve the Region's liveability,  including the below:

  • Healthcare Services and Infrastructure 
  • Childcare Services
  • Housing and Accommodation 
  • Telecommunications 
  • EP Water Security
  • Reliable Electricity 


RDAEP Seeking Applications for Deputy Chair and Committee Members

Make a difference to the Eyre Peninsula Would you like to give something back to your community? Are you interested in leading and contributing to a Committee of motivated locals who will focus on driving economic development on Eyre Peninsula? Regional Development Australia Eyre Peninsula (RDAEP) is an Incorporated Association, partnering with the Australian, State […]


The Future of Water Survey

The Future of Water – The Australian Context is a survey that aims to develop a national perspective on the emerging challenges, trends and opportunities we, as communities, are facing with regards to our water sources and use.  The Australian Water Association wants to capture people’s experiences and preferences for water from right across our […]

Sites Shortlisted for EP Desalination Plant

The Eyre Peninsula Desalination Plant Site Selection Committee have released a statement of shortlisted sites for the location of the Eyre Peninsula Desalination Plant. See the full Media Release here: Sites Shortlisted for EP Desalination Plant Community consultation information sessions will be held: Monday 2 May – Port Lincoln Rogue & Rascal Cafe (10am-12pm) Monday […]

Help SA Power Networks Shape Our Energy Future

As the business who manages the State’s electricity poles and wires, SA Power Networks are inviting you to a workshop to help develop future plans for 2025-2030. The Workshop will focus on the following themes: • Affordable and equitable energy supply • A reliable, resilient and safe, electricity network • Customer experience, choice and empowerment […]


Building Sustainable Businesses & Growing Our Region: A Free Business After Hours Event

Wednesday 18 May – 5.00pm – 8.00pm Event is FREE (sponsored by Adelaide Business Hub) – Fully catered event. This event is an exciting collaboration between The Port Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, Regional Development Australia Eyre Peninsula, the Port Lincoln City Council and Adelaide Business Hub. All small business owners and stakeholders across […]

Support for EP small Business Owners

Rural Business Support (RBS) has a financial counselling program that can support small business owners on the Eyre Peninsula to find their way forward from COVID-19. The service is free, independent and confidential for eligible clients. The program is modelled on the successful Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS), which has been supporting farmers and rural-related […]


Survey – Responsible Tourism

Tourism Australia and Eyre Peninsula Tourism (RDAEP) are conducting a research project on the impact of tourism on the local environment, community, and culture. The feedback will help us to tailor communications for travellers in specific regions to educate and encourage responsible and respectful travel. Now more than ever, it is critical to have a […]

Eyre Peninsula Disaster Fund Activated

Can you help? Eyre Peninsula Disaster Fund Activated The EPCF invites donations from the public to the EP Disaster Fund until end of May 2022. Following discussions with the Lower EP community, the Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation activated its Eyre Peninsula Disaster Fund to assist with the ongoing recovery from the storm and flooding which […]

Ceduna and Elliston Nominated for Top Tourism Town – Vote Now!

Ceduna and Elliston are in the running for the SA Top Tourism Town Award! TiCSA’s SA Top Tourism Awards recognise towns in SA that deliver amazing visitor experiences and are committed to working collectively to increase visitation to their region. Vote Ceduna or Elliston as your favourite SA town, and go into the draw to […]

Great news for EP Football Clubs

Thank you to the South Australian National Football League (SANFL). Football clubs across the Eyre Peninsula which were impacted by the ‘one in 100 year’ floods in January have received a welcome funding boost through the AFL Football Facilities Fund to assist with their recovery. A total of 24 clubs across four leagues on the […]


Advanced Manufacturing Commercialisation Fund

The Advanced Manufacturing Commercialisation Fund provides small to medium manufacturing enterprises with matched funding to commercialise new products and processes. Funding is available for small to medium manufacturing enterprises undertaking projects that align with one or more of the 6 National Manufacturing Priorities: food and beverage medical products resources technology and critical minerals processing recycling […]

Leisure Events Bid Fund

The Leisure Events Bid Fund has been set up by the South Australian Government and committed to Events South Australia to secure, support or develop new major events for the state. South Australia’s strong calendar of annual managed and sponsored events is complemented by one-off events, which usually have a high profile or involve a […]

Boosting Apprenticeship Commencement wage subsidy extended

Enrolments for the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencement wage subsidy, which provides employers with 12 months of wage subsidy support, are being extended to the end of the 2021-22 financial year (30 June 2022). The Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy supports businesses and Group Training Organisations to take on new apprentices and trainees, to build a pipeline […]

Opening our Great Outdoors Fund

The ‘Opening our Great Outdoors’ pool is funded by the Regional Growth Fund, Department of Primary Industries and Regions, to support economic generating regional tourism initiatives. There are 2 streams of the Fund for projects located within South Australia for outcome and benefits in regional South Australia. Stream 1: Regional tourism projects Regional tourism projects […]

Grants SA - is for not-for-profit community organisations to improve community participation, wellbeing, and quality of life for people living and working in South Australia. People and/or communities experiencing vulnerability or disadvantage are the core target group for this funding.

Community Grants Hub - offers a simplified grant experience by improving how grants are administered across Government for the benefit of stakeholders and the community.

Grant Connect - provides centralised publication of forecast and current Australian Government grant opportunities.

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

For more funding opportunities


Career Employment Group

Port Lincoln 
Confined Space -  25 May
Forklift -  23-24 May
White Card -  30 May 


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A Celebration of Seafood @ Streaky Bay - Saturday 16 July

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