E-news: April 2021


E-NEWS | April 2021

Friends of Reevesby Island Group (F.R.I.G.) is a group of volunteers progressively restoring the original farm homestead and outbuildings located on Reevesby Island, the main island in the Sir Joseph Banks Group of islands archipelago located approx 20km east of Tumby Bay. As well as restoration to the buildings they also take a keen interest in the local fauna, birdlife and wildlife that inhabit the group of islands, with a view to conservation.
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RDAEP Update

Councils successful in Funding 
Congratulations to the eight local Councils for their successful applications, proudly supported by RADEP,  to the State Government's Local Government Infrastructure Partnership Program. 
* City of Port Lincoln - $3,640,000 for the Port Lincoln foreshore project.
* District Council of Ceduna - $258,291 for the public amenities project.
* District Council of Cleve - $1,268,504 for the open space recreation area and playspace.
* District Council of Elliston - $861, 227 for the Elliston stormwater infrastructure and samphire flat wetland upgrade.
* District Council of Kimba - $115,162 for independent and affordable aged accommodation.
* District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula - $918,250 for the Flinders Highway upgrade.
* District Council of Streaky Bay - $392,287 for the western transit loop.
* District Council of Tumby Bay - $1,681,131 for the Graham Smelt Causeway culvert upgrade.

Regional Workforce Meetings – Ceduna and Streaky Bay

With COVID-19 impacting on primary industries securing workers and tourism and hospitality filling roles in our regions, Regional Development Australia Eyre Peninsula (RDAEP) have partnered with the State Government to create ‘Real Work, Real Experience’, an initiative to bring workers and employers together to support our regions. If you need additional staff now, or expect […]

Move to More – Regional Australia

RDAEP CEO Dion Dorward attended the Regions Rising National Summit in Canberra in March with a focus on ‘Growing Regional Australia – Shaping the Good Life’. Opened by the Deputy Prime Minister the Hon. Michael McCormack, the summit focussed on building regional populations and workforce post COVID-19. A marketing campaign, financed by the Australian Government, […]


Barngarla People Shareholders of Lucky Bay Port

T-Ports and the Barngarla Determination Aboriginal Corporation (BDAC) have signed an unprecedented Indigenous Land Use Agreement, providing BDAC with a shareholding in the Lucky Bay port. This is of historic importance to both parties and as part of the agreement, and the ongoing cooperation between T-Ports and the BDAC, T-Ports will look to develop a […]

Southern Launch Granted Licence for Koonibba Test Range

Congratulations to Southern Launch on receiving Australia’s first launch facility licence for the Koonibba Test Range from the Australian Government. The approval provides opportunity for launches of future commercial sub-orbital rockets to fly into space and has a significant benefit to the Koonibba Community Aboriginal Corporation and the broader regional centre of Ceduna, with industry […]


Connecting Regional Communities, Places, and People

Four remote Sedi Wifi nodes have been deployed across the Eyre Peninsula in a pilot for the South Australian Tourism Commission and Regional Development Australia Eyre Peninsula to demonstrate the benefits of remote connectivity, digital interpretation, visitor management and safety.  These nodes have been developed by Specialised Solutions which are fully powered by an off-grid […]


Voting Open for SA’s Top Tourism Town

The Tourism Industry Council of South Australia invites you to vote for your favourite tourist town. Port Lincoln and Whyalla have made the final list of 32 Top Tourist Towns. View the list and vote for your favourite tourist town. By voting you can enter to win a family getaway at one of 12 SA […]

Participate in the Great State Experiences Voucher program: submit an Expression of Interest

Attention Tourism Operators – South Australian Tourism Commission is inviting Expressions of Interest from tourism operators in South Australia that specifically offer hosted and guided experiences and tours to participate in the third round of the travel vouchers program.  The Great State Experiences Voucher program aims to stimulate travel after the busy Easter and April school […]

Nominations Now Open

Nominations for the 2021 SA Tourism Awards are now open. The Tourism Awards are a great way to be recognised as an outstanding tourism operator, review your business achievements and benchmark against your competitors. Elements of the program have been modified in line with the business challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic over the past 12-months. […]

Launch of the SA Regional Visitor Strategy 2025

The South Australian Toursim Commission have launched a bold plan to grow the state’s regional visitor expenditure to $4.0 Billion by 2025. The South Australian Regional Visitor Strategy 2025 outlines priority action areas set by the state’s 11 tourism regions after extensive consultation involving more than 800 stakeholders. An initiative of the Regional Visitor Strategy […]


Grow your Business with Skills and Training Support

The Australian Government has announced an extension to the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements (BAC) wage subsidy for new apprentices and trainees who are signed up before September 30 this year. The wage subsidy, which was previously capped at 100,000 places, is now uncapped and applies to all eligible employers who sign up an apprentice or trainee […]


City of Port Lincoln Draft Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2021-2025

The City of Port Lincoln Council has developed a draft Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) and invites community feedback. Closing date for submissions is 9am on Monday 12 April 2021. Council recognises the key role they play in providing supportive and accessible environments to our community and visitors. The aim of the draft DAIP […]

Back to School Vouchers 2021

In March, the Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation (The Foundation) distributed $24,400 in Back to School Vouchers to students across the Eyre Peninsula (EP). With additional donations received of $2,200 to the Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation and its funding partner, the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR), the original $20,000 funding was increased to $24,400. […]

Education Fund – Tertiary Scholarships 2021

Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation Board are offering  2 Tertiary Scholarships for 2021. Get in quick as applications close 5.00 pm Friday 9 April 2021. Application and guidelines available online at www.epcf.com.au The purpose of the scholarship is to provide funding for Eyre Peninsula students moving away from home to study at a South Australian university […]


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 -  20 April
White Card -  7 April
Forklift -  8-9, 22-23 April
EWP Scissor Lift -  27 April
Dogging - 12-16 April
Tele-handler - 29-30 April

For more training opportunities


SALT Festival - 16 - 25 April 

Ceduna Oysterfest - 1 - 3 October

Rodeo by the Sea - 27 November

For more events
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