Enews November 2018



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The District Council of Cleve has been successful in obtaining funding through Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula’s ‘sustainable coastal access for all’ grant program. The funding will contribute to the development of a masterplan for a walking trail from the Arno Bay marina to Turnbull's Beach, as well as a day use area at Redbanks.  (Image: Robert Lang Photography)

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Economic and Business Development

RDAWEP a finalist for tackling climate change!

Climate leaders in South Australia were celebrated at the 2018 SA Climate Leaders Award event host by the Premier’s Climate Change Council on 31 October 2018. RDAWEP were recognised for attracting and promoting investment that demonstrates that zero carbon industries can make money, not cost money. The SA Climate Leaders Awards recognise the achievements of […]

Fresh Salty Eyre Chef Tour 2018

On Sunday the 28th of October some of the country’s best chefs travelled to the Eyre Peninsula to experience firsthand the produce we have to offer. In collaboration with Olsson’s Salt we helped ensure our guests had a well-rounded two day tour, showcasing regional producers and their products. The group started their trip in Whyalla […]

Eyre Peninsula power solution

ElectraNet has released a final report on its investigation of electricity supply options to ensure Eyre Peninsula has a safe, reliable and secure electricity supply into the future. The recommended option involves the construction of a new double-circuit 132 kV transmission line from Cultana to Port Lincoln via Yadnarie by the end of 2021, with […]

Drought Support

Dry Conditions Working Group Representatives  from State Government and the State’s agribusiness sectors attended the Dry Conditions Working Group on 8 October, 2018 Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, the Hon. Tim Whetstone chaired the meeting and opened the meeting by formally acknowledging that the season had continued to worsen and drought was now affecting several regions […]

Telstra Elliston Mobile Base Station

The Telstra Elliston Mobile Base Station which will bring reliable landline and 4G coverage to the town was launched on 4 October.   The upgrade to the overloaded radio link between Elliston and Warramboo is great news for Elliston residents who can now receive high speed telecommunications services. RDAWEP provided substantial assistance to the District Council […]

Regional Growth Fund

On 21 October 2018, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, the Hon Michael McCormack MP, announced that 16 projects will progress to Stage Two of the Regional Growth Fund (RGF). The Department received 337 Initial Applications for RGF funding and after conducting a rigorous assessment process, the Government recommended […]

Disability Workforce Hub

Ability Awareness Festival

On Saturday October 27 RDAWEP hosted our Ability Awareness Festival, a community event to raise awareness of the Disability Workforce Hub and the Disability Service providers across the region. The event included fantastic live music performances featuring both local artists from within the region and interstate special musical guests, as well as food and beverage […]

Tourism Development

2030 State Tourism Plan Workshops held across EP

RDAWEP, in collaboration with the South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC) held workshops in Ceduna, Whyalla and Port Lincoln last week as part of consultation for the South Australian 2030 Tourism Plan. The workshops were the beginning of the consultation process, and gave councils and local tourism operators the chance to provide input into the plan.  […]

2018 SA Tourism Awards – Eyre Peninsula Finalists

Congratulations to the fabulous Eyre Peninsula businesses that are finalists in the South Australian Tourism Awards! The South Australian Tourism Awards are presented by the South Australian Tourism Industry Council (SATIC) and proudly supported by the South Australian Tourism Commission.  The Awards celebrate and acknowledge tourism businesses that have demonstrated outstanding achievements and success throughout […]

Your Community

2019 Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards

Council’s are calling for nominations for the 2019 Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards. The public are encouraged to nominate individuals and organisations that have made outstanding contributions to their community over the past 12 months and/or given outstanding service over a number of years to our community, over and above normal employment duties. […]

EPCF seeking new Directors

The Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation is actively seeking new Directors to join their Board. The EPCF encourages Eyre Peninsula residents to consider joining their existing Directors in helping the Foundation reach its full potential. Amongst other criteria, the EPCF would particularly welcome a wide geographic spread of Directors across Eyre Peninsula to ensure that Board […]

Training Opportunities

TAFE SA - Pt Lincoln and Whyalla: Health and Safety Rep; Intermediate Word; I improve Reading; Microsoft Office-Create Electronic Presentations; Searching the Internet and Intro to Email using Outlook. 
Pt Lincoln: Contractor's Licensing Unit-Plan Small Business Finances; Cert II in Hospitality; Cert II in Kitchen Operations.
Streaky Bay: Food Safety
Provide First Aid - multiple dates and locations

CEG - Whyalla: Confined Space, Forklift, White Card, Working at Heights, First Aid, Dogging, Excavator, Advanced Gaming.
Port Lincoln: Forklift, White Card, Confined Space, Working at Heights.

Click Here for more information and training dates 

Award Opportunities

2019 Telstra Business Women's Awards - For women who are undoing traditional approaches to business by taking a unique approach to success.  Read more.....

Seven News Young Achiever Awards - recognise, encourage and reward the positive achievements and community contributions of young South Australians.  Read more......

2018 Regional Showcase Winners!

Each year across South Australia, individuals, groups and organisations are striving for greatness in regional communities. The Regional Showcase is a chance for us to reflect on the significant contributions made to regional areas, and to recognise those who are doing amazing work.  The best stories, written and shared by a team of journalists were […]

Upcoming Regional Events

2018 SA Tourism Awards Gala Dinner

Experience the ‘Outback under the Stars’ at the 2018 South Australian Tourism Awards Gala Dinner. Celebrate the State’s finest tourism operators and be a part of Tourism’s Night of Nights. Network with friends and colleagues while overlooking Adelaide’s stunning Riverbank Precinct. Then indulge in a sumptuous main course and dessert with premium wines and beers, highlighting […]

SA Water Community Open Days

SA Water are holding Community Open Days on the proposed seawater desalination plant at Sleaford . Join SA Water to discuss the plan to ensure a safe and reliable drinking water supply for the Eyre Peninsula into the future, plus share what’s important to you as they investigate a seawater desalination plant at Sleaford. SA […]

Navigating Aged Care and Disability Services: Coffin Bay and Cummins

THE NAC-Ds EXPO – in your community Thursday 15th November 2018 – Coffin Bay Hall 10 – 12 noon Thursday 15th November 2018 – Cummins Community Hall – 2 sessions: 3 – 5 pm repeated 6 – 8pm Presentations will be given during each session, about what is happening in Aged Care & Disability service provision ..… […]

VISIBLE Streaky Bay

The ‘Primal’: Ephemeral Eco Art Residency, an initiative of the VISIBLE team and Streaky Bay Tourism will bring together artists, thinkers and community stimulating dialogue around the environmental issues of our time from 1-7 December 2018.  The art and culture project hopes to boost cultural tourism visitation and create economies by producing an Ephemeral Eco […]

Cleve Christmas Markets 2018

The Cleve Christmas Markets are on again! From 5-8pm on Friday December 7 get into the Christmas spirit by heading down to the Cleve District Hall for stalls, live music and plenty of food and drinks. There are still spots open for stall holders so if you’d like to register phone 8628 2004 or email […]

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

Funding Opportunities

Featured Grants

National Science Week 2019 - to support the delivery of science engagement activities during National Science Week.

Women's Leadership Development Scholarship - providing development opportunities for women within the farming and agricultural sector.

The Ian Potter Foundation - Health and Disability Funding - to help improve quality of life for those living with disability or illness and, for preventative medicine.

Sport and Recreation Development and Inclusion Program - to assist with projects which will: grow a sport or activity; improve services; address barriers to inclusion.

Top 5 Government Grants for start-upsEntrepreneurs' Programme, CSIRO Kick-Start, Biomedical Translation Fund, Export Market Development Grant, Research and Development Tax Incentive.

Grants SA - Grants for community organisations

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.

CLICK HERE for more Grant Funding opportunities 

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

Handy Links

CLICK HERE to view PIRSA's Premium Food and Wine e-newsletter.

Farming together has news of grants, funding scholarships, jobs and other opportunities. CLICK HERE to view their latest newsletter including - R&D offer for emerging ag sectors; funding for meat field trials; hort ideas sought; food/agribusiness funding; funds for red meat projects; and lots more...


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