Enews April 2018



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Economic and Business Development

New SA Cabinet sworn in

Premier Steven Marshall’s full Cabinet has been sworn in at Government House by South Australian Governor Hieu Van Le. RDAWEP looks forward to assisting the new State Government to deliver economic growth across the region and we welcome the Hon. Tim Whetstone MP to his new position as Minister for Regional Development.   Click to […]

Ottoway Fabrication to build cruise ship block

RDAWEP congratulates Ottoway Fabrication’s Whyalla facility for winning a contract to construct a cruise ship block for Fincantieri Australia. This contract, together with Adelaide’s MG Engineering contract to construct two blocks, provides an estimated 50 jobs across the two South Australian sites. This is a prime opportunity for Ottoway Fabrication to demonstrate its tremendous depth […]

Business Assistance Program

The ATO Business Assistance Program is available to businesses who want to learn about taxation, GST, keeping records and superannuation. The program is available to small businesses that have: recently registered for an Australian business number (ABN) registered for goods and services tax (GST) or likely to register for GST in the near future a […]

Sumthin’ Tastee at Jim Pollock Wetlands, Whyalla

The establishment and opening of a unique coffee/gelato/cafe at the Jim Pollock Wetlands in Whyalla is getting very close. To say that the proponents, Diane and Robert North had to jump a number of hurdles would be very much an understatement.  In what is somewhat of a first for Whyalla, the establishment of a cafe […]

SA Regional Development Conference 2018

The 2018 South Australian Regional Development Conference by Regional Development Australia in partnership with Economic Development Australia will be held in Kadina on 7 – 8th June 2018. RDA Chairs, Board members, Local Government elected members and economic development staff are encouraged to attend. The Conference is hosted by RDA Yorke and Mid-North with support […]

Disability Workforce Hub News

Disability Hub March Newsletter

CLICK HERE to read about:

  • NDIA accepts independent pricing review recommendations
  • Answers to your NDIS questions
  • NDIS Quality and Safeguards provider information sessions
  • Keep up to date with NDIS events
  • Front Line Leadership Development Program
  • Positions vacant and employment programs

Employment, Skills and Training Opportunities

Employment Program for West Coast Youth and Community Support

Regional Development Australia Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula (RDAWEP) has been successful with a project application to the Department of State Development’s ‘Jobs First Employment Projects’ to support West Coast Youth and Community Support. The project will also partner with Career Employment Group to deliver five units of competency which have been selected to meet the […]

Nominations open for 2018 South Australian Training Awards

The search is on for the State’s best and brightest vocational education and training students, apprentices, employers, training organisations and teachers. The South Australian Training Awards (the Awards), hosted by the Training and Skills Commission are the State’s peak awards for Vocational Education and Training, recognising quality, excellence and innovation in training. This year there […]

CEG Training Opportunities in Port Lincoln

April courses in Port Lincoln:
Dogging DG, Working at Heights, White Card  

April courses in Whyalla:
Confined Space, EWP, Forklift, Scissor Lift, Standby Person Skillset, White Card, Working at Heights

For more upcoming training opportunities visit www.rdawep.org.au

Upcoming Regional Events

Drawing on Country

Where art meets environment Join local artists Susie Betts and Lauren Karp to create an artistic impression of the local landscape. A variety of FREE art materials supplied Wander in at anytime BYO water, chairs and art support FREE light lunch provided at 12pm REGISTER NOW by emailing jayne@createwithu.com or txt 0427 706 454

NDIS Workshops – Career & Employment Opportunities for Individuals – Cummins

Workshops for individuals and providers of services will be held around Eyre Peninsula in 2018 to provide information and support to people who need information regarding careers and employment opportunities supporting clients living with a disability. Since 1 January 2018, the NDIS has been available on Eyre Peninsula to clients aged from 0 – 65 […]

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

ASIST is the world’s leading suicide intervention workshop and has provided practical skills to more than 1,000,000 people worldwide. This training provides knowledge and skills to recognise when someone may by at risk of suicide and teaches you how to respond using the Practical Pathways for Assisting Life (PAL) guide. VIEW THE FLYER REGISTER HERE […]

Tasting Australia Coffin Bay Yacht Club Party

Live in the Eyre Peninsula and want to celebrate the oasis you call home during Tasting Australia? Join the Tasting Australia Airlines group at the Coffin Bay Yacht Club for an unforgettable lunch with a familiar view. The abundant meal prepared by Tasting Australia ambassador Duncan Welgemoed (Africola) and Morgan McGlone (Belles Hot Chicken) will […]

Webinar – How Other Social Media Platforms Can Work for Your Business

With more and more customers connecting to businesses online each year, social media is a useful tool to promote your products and speak to your customers. Not only does social media provide an additional channel to connect you to your customers, you can also use it to engage with them for feedback, and test new […]

SALT Festival 2018

The SALT festival provides a platform for artists and contributors to showcase their ideas and to interact.  It is an opportunity to make connections across topics and genres to build a new and innovative community. SALT celebrates the impact of people converging through creative practice in arts, innovation, conferences and discussion, providing platforms for innovators […]

Colour Tumby Street Art Festival

Tumby Bay is going to get a little bit more colourful as they welcome their first official street art festival. The festival is set to bring a culmination of some of the worlds best street artists curated by Australia’s leading street art agency, Juddy Roller. The family friendly weekend is sure to bring a splash […]

Hidden Music Festival

The very first instalment of ‘Hidden Music Festival’ touches down in Whyalla.  A concept not tied to one location or city, with each instalment bringing a different theme, line up and experience, each one different from the last. Diversity Entertainment will bring DJ’s from around Australia together in Whyalla for the first time ever. This […]

A Taste of Streaky Bay

Enjoy the markets festival atmosphere and experience culinary delights prepared by Eyre Peninsula producers while enjoying amazing sea views. Brought to you by Streaky Bay Tourism, A Taste of Streaky Bay will be in keeping with previous ‘A Taste of Eyre Peninsula’ events and supported by the incorporated committee of the Eyre Peninsula Farmer and […]

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

Grant Funding Opportunities

Featured Grants

Regional Growth Fund - for major transformational projects which support long-term economic growth and create jobs.

Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience-Scholarships for Volunteers - to equip volunteers with the skills and leadership required in the emergency and disaster management sector.

Nuffield Scholarship - for primary producers to increase practical farming knowledge, and management skills and techniques.

Augusta Zadow Awards - to invest in research or projects that improve the health and safety of women or young workers in South Australia.

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.

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Regional Development Australia - Whyalla & Eyre Peninsula Inc.

Port Lincoln Office

89 Liverpool Street,
Port Lincoln SA 5606
T: (08) 8682 6588
F: (08) 8682 5081
E: reception@rdawep.org.au

Whyalla Office

127 Nicolson Avenue,
Whyalla Norrie SA 5608
T: (08) 8645 7811
F: (08) 8645 1278
E: whyallareception@rdawep.org.au