E-news: March 2021


E-NEWS | March 2021

Networking in the Exhibition Hall at the Eyre Peninsula Local Government Association 84th Annual Conference

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RDAEP Update

Eyre Peninsula Local Government Association Conference
Around 230 people attended the annual EPLGA conference and RDAEP Economic Development Showcase held at the Port Lincoln Racing Club on 25 and 26 February.  

With the conference theme being 'Building Regional Resilience', attendees were briefed on major RDAEP related developments and projects across the region; listened to inspirational and uplifting speakers; workshopped leadership strategies and competed in tuna tossing.

RDAEP wish to thank all participants, sponsors, speakers  and facilitators on such a successful couple of days. Some highlights are shown below. 

Position Vacant - Tourism Development Manager
We advise that Sondra Stewart has resigned from the role of Tourism Development Manager to return to Adelaide. Sondra has been with RDAEP for almost 2 years and her commitment and passion for tourism on the EP has been outstanding and very much appreciated. Sondra’s last day with RDAEP will be Friday 26 March and we wish her all the very best in her new position.

Therefore, an exciting opportunity has emerged for an innovative and proactive manager to lead the development of Eyre Peninsula as a world class tourism destination.

We are seeking a values-driven manager to deliver innovative tourism and economic development outcomes through active stakeholder collaboration and project management.

A detailed Position Description is available from our website at https://www.rdaep.org.au/about-us/positionsvacant/

Further enquiries about this position should be directed to Trevor Smith on 0408 948 634.

All applications must include a current resume and address the outcomes, technical expertise and personal qualities outlined in the Position Description, and be emailed to wendy.ettridge@rdaep.org.au

Applications close at 4pm on Friday 26 March 2021.

Congratulations to Funding Recipients
RDAEP is proud to have provided support to the 3 EP tourism businesses who had successful applications for funding through the State Government Tourism Industry Development Fund.
* Fowlers Bay Caravan Park - $108,148 for theconstruction of two new two-bedroom eco-friendly cabins
* Australian Wildlife Adventures - $44,863 for a new tour vehicle 
* Marina Hotel and Apartments - $126,000 for the refurbishment of 11 apartments and redevelopment of the reception area, entrance canopy and bathroom facilities. 
To find out more information, please view Premier Marshall's media release: Over $5m in regional tourism funding and counting

Kimba Win Award
Congratulations to the Kimba Council and community on winning the 2020 Best Grey Nomad Council Free Stay at the Grey Nomad Awards held at the Sunshine Coast. That's 2 wins in 2 years, well done!
To see all winners, please view: 2020 Grey Nomad Award Winners

Some highlights from the EPLGA Conference


Cape Hardy updated on Infrastructure Australia Priority List

The Infrastructure Priority List is a prioritised list of nationally significant investments. It provides decision makers with advice and guidance on specific infrastructure investments that will underpin Australia’s continued prosperity. The investments outlined in the Priority List undergo a rigorous prioritisation process and are independently assessed by the Infrastructure Australia Board. The Priority List is a […]


Draft Eyre Peninsula Regional Landscape Plan (2021-2026) open for consultation

The Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board seeks community comment on the draft Eyre Peninsula Regional Landscape Plan, which sets the vision and priorities for the region to achieve sustainable landscape management. The draft plan focuses on the priority areas of water, sustainable agriculture, pest plants and animals, biodiversity and community, which were set out by the […]

Upgrade to Ceduna weather radar

The Bureau of Meteorology is committed to providing an outstanding service to the Australian community. As part of this commitment, over the coming months and years improvements will take place for the weather observing operations for communities in the west coast and north to mid-north of South Australia. This is part of a significant program […]

Resilience through Supply Chains Workshop – Port Lincoln

Navigate your export business through current freight and logistical challenges. The Department for Trade and Investment, in partnership with Deakin University’s Centre for Supply Chain and Logistics and Austrade, is pleased to invite you to an exclusive workshop. Learn from experts and peers on how your business is positioned for the freight and logistics challenges presented by COVID-19, and how […]

EP Regional Freight Forum – Port Lincoln

The SA Freight Council (SAFC) in conjunction with RDAEP is holding a Regional Freight Forum to understand the current and future multimodal (road, rail, sea and air) freight needs of the Eyre Peninsula. The Forum is part of SAFC’s Regional Freight Productivity Project and all issues raised will be fed back to the State Government […]


Last days to comment – Draft Port Lincoln CBD Access and Car Parking Action Plan

Reminder – the closing period is 5.00pm on Thursday 11 March, to comment on the The City of Port Lincoln’s draft CBD Access and Car Parking Action Plan. Council is seeking community feedback that will guide Council’s policy position and future actions to ensure that a vibrant and accessible Port Lincoln CBD and foreshore precinct […]

EP Visitor Guide

The EP Visitor Guide online version is now live! Take a look here: 2021 EP Visitor Guide Get the guide FREE on your mobile: SMS eyrepeninsula to 0475 111 222

Education Fund – Tertiary Scholarships 2021 Open

Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation Board will offer 2 Tertiary Scholarships for 2021. Applications open 9.00 am Tuesday 9 March and close 5.00 pm Friday 9 April 2021 with both the application and guidelines available online at www.epcf.com.au These scholarships will help assist with the cost of books and resources for Eyre Peninsula educated students moving […]

Cruising back in our SA waters

SA’s cruise sector took its first steps back to smooth sailing with Australian-flagged Coral Expeditions ship arriving for a 10-day tour of the remote coast. The Coral Adventurer, with an all-Australian crew onboard, was the first ship to cruise in SA waters in almost 12 months. Passengers and crew were required to complete mandatory COVID-19 […]

EP Community Foundation Wraps up 2020

The EPCF conducted its Annual General Meeting for 2020, doing so ‘virtually’ for the first time – including the adoption of the audited 2019/20 Financial Statements. The Foundation currently holds over $500,000 in funds invested, receiving over $28,000 in donations in 2019/20 and distributing over $62,000 in grants. The Foundation also distributed 380 Back to […]


National Indigenous Australians Agency

The Indigenous Tourism Fund was developed in consultation with the Indigenous tourism sector and includes business support and grants for Indigenous owned tourism businesses. Details of the $40 million Indigenous Tourism Fund were announced on Friday 19 February 2021, by Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP. The Indigenous Tourism Fund will also […]

Regional Event Fund 2021-22

The South Australian Government is putting regional jobs first, thanks to an additional $1 million in regional event funding – set to spur new and innovative regional events and to grow existing events right across the state. The 2021-22 Regional Event Fund has four categories: Significant Event Funding (from $50,000) – up to three years’ […]

Grants SA - due to COVID-19 the Grants SA program has stopped running until further notice.

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 -  19 April
Working at Heights - 19 March, 20 April
White Card -  7 April
Forklift -  15-16, 25-26 March, 8-9, 22-23 April
EWP Scissor Lift -  27 April
EWP Boom-Type - 23-24 March
Dogging - 12-16 April
Tele-handler - 29-30 April

For more training opportunities


Riviera Port Lincoln Tuna Classic - 12 - 14 March

SALT Festival - 16 - 25 April 

For more events
Handy Links

Primary Industries and Regions SA  - stay informed and read PIRSA's latest newsletter. 

Business Industry Information - handy resources to help you learn about your industry's legal, operational and business requirements.


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