E-news: December 2022


December 2022

Harvest at Buckleboo

Photo courtesy of Graeme Baldock.

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Office Closure
Over the festive period, our Office will be closed from midday 23 December 2022 and reopen on Monday 9 January 2023. 

We wish our stakeholders, community members and visitors to the Eyre Peninsula a Merry Christmas and safe and enjoyable holdiay, and we look forward to seeing you again in 2023. 

Board Meeting 
Members and staff travelled to Ceduna for the Board Meeting held on Friday 9 December.
RDAEP CEO Ryan Viney presented to Ceduna Council Members and senior staff on the role of RDAEP, the Eyre Peninsula Draft Strategic Regional Plan 2023-26 and our achievements over the past 6 - 12 months .

It was great to meet newly elected Members, Mayor Ken Maynard, Councillors Janet Evans and Michelle Jacobsen, along with Councillor Geoff Ryan and senior staff members Mark Hewitson and Ben Taylor. 

On the way to Ceduna, CEO Ryan Viney and Trevor Smith stopped at the Wudinna District Council to meet new CEO, Kristy Davis. Welcome to the Eyre Peninsula Kristy and family!

On the afternoon of Thursday 8 December, the RDAEP Chair and CEO, along with the EP Landscape Board Chair and General Manager, met with the Ceduna Aboriginal Corporation to discuss strengthening the partnerships with Aboriginal organisations, businesses and communities. 

Project Update 

Grant Finder

We are happy to share with our stakeholders and community organisations, our new grant and funding program Grant Finder. 

RDAEP plays an ongoing role assisting community and industry to connect with investors and grant funding opportunities.

The Grant Finder includes two grant portals:

  • A Council portal available to unlimited council staff
  • A Community portal for local businesses and community groups.

The aim of the Grant Finder is to increase the flow of grant funding into our region through:

  • Providing councils with a tool to identify grants suitable for operations and projects
  • Identifying grants early to maximise time for grant preparation and writing
  • Raising grant awareness across the community
  • Providing the community with a one-stop shop to identify grants
  • Providing all user groups with administrative tools to better manage grant applications.

Check it out here:  https://rdaep.grantguru.com.au/

Strategic Regional Plan 2023-2026

RDAEP along with the EP Local Government Association and EP Landscape Board have released a draft Strategic Regional Plan 2023-2026 for further consultation. Initial stakeholder consultaton was sought through survey response or attending one of the community workshops over the past two months. 

Thank you to those who have participated and provided comment and direction for the future of Eyre Peninsula. 

The DRAFT Plan can be viewed here: Strategic Regional Plan 2023-2026

Eyre Peninsula Brand Review

RDAEP are in the process of facilitating a review of the ‘Eyre Peninsula Australia’s Seafood Frontier’ brand.

Following extensive consultation, brand agency Fuller have recommended a new tourism brand positioning for the EP,  as such the project is approved to move to the design phase. 

Be sure to save the date for the big reveal. This is an event not to be missed! Due to the number of stakeholders and dignitaries expected at the event, it will be held in Port Lincoln. It is hoped with sufficient notice those from further afield can pool together to travel to be part of this exciting new era for Eyre Peninsula. Anyone involved with marketing activity on the EP is strongly encouraged to attend the full day of marketing workshops on the 30th of March.

Along with the recent development of the Eyre Peninsula Marketing Plan, this is an exciting time for our region, and presents an opportunity to celebrate what makes us unique, and to attract our best visitors with a strengthened brand positioning.

For more information, plese contact Annabelle Hender annabelle.hender@rdaep.org.au.


Port Lincoln University Centre

RDAEP is pleased to be supporting the Uni Hub Spencer Gulf by providing office space while their new premises in Port Lincoln are being refurbished, and also by participating in […]

HAVE YOUR SAY – Draft Aquaculture (Zones – Lower Eyre Peninsula) Policy 2022

The Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) wants to hear from you about the proposed Draft Aquaculture (Zones – Lower Eyre Peninsula) Policy 2022. The Draft Policy has been […]

HAVE YOUR SAY – Northern Water Supply Business Case

Exploring a new secure and sustainable water supply for the future. The Northern Water Supply (NWS) project is one of a number of projects being considered for the Upper Spencer Gulf […]

Getting into Ag – Young People in Agriculture Training Program

Are you spending your gap year on a farm? Register for the 4-day program designed to introduce you to the skills in working in farming. It’s a chance to meet […]

EP Businesses Win Food and Beverage Awards

Congratulations to the following Eyre Peninsula Businesses on their success at the 2022 SA Premier’s Food and Beverage Industry Awards held Friday 11 November 2022. • Eyrewoolf Abalone • Yumbah […]


Free Professional Counselling Service

Regional Access is a free online and phone counselling service for anyone (15 years or older) who lives or works in regional, rural or remote South Australia who are feeling […]


Future Drought Fund

The  Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) has announced the opening of the Future Drought Fund: Extension and Adoption of Drought Resilience Farming Practices. The objective of […]

Caravan Parks Grant Program

The Caravan Parks Grant will provide $10,000 to $100,000 matched dollar-for-dollar (or more) funding for eligible caravan parks to develop or improve infrastructure and assets. Infrastructure and assets projects could […]

For all other grant and  funding opportunities, please click here - Grant Finder


For all  training needs, please contact the relevant  provider, click here - Training Providers


For Handy Links click here - Handy Links

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

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