Enews March 2017



Welcome to our regional newsletter

RDAWEP Chair Bryan Trigg - Image courtesy Eyre Peninsula Tribune.

Find out more


- Explore Eyre Peninsula

- Seafood

- EP Business Builder


New Chair for RDAWEP

Regional Development Australia Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula (RDAWEP) is pleased to announce the appointment of new Chair of the RDAWEP Board Mr Bryan Trigg who will be at the helm of a dedicated, committed and regional focused group of community leaders. Bryan commenced with RDAWEP in 2012 and has continued to be an advocate for […]

Economic and Business Development Initiatives

2017 RDAWEP Economic Development Forum

RDAWEP’s annual Economic Development Forum was held on 1st March, 2017 in Coffin Bay.  The forum was well attended by 80 delegates and featured 9 speakers and 4 presentations. Local community leaders came together to give insight on; building on the strengths of the region’s economy and capacity for growth; and to identify the policy […]

Fast Movers 2017

BDO SA and Brand South Australia are proud to continue to partner for Fast Movers 2017 and recognise the fastest growing, and arguably the smartest businesses in South Australia. Every day, across the State, South Australian businesses demonstrate that they are creative, innovative and industrious in their approach to everything they do. “Fast Movers recognises those […]

Telstra Business Awards

Nominate your business for the 2017 Telstra Business Awards. Celebrating its 25th year, the Telstra Business Awards shine a light on small and medium Australian businesses, as well as charities, demonstrating innovation and initiative. Now it’s your opportunity to nominate a brillian business; one that you think deserves the recognition, credibility, opportunities and exposure to […]

Permanent Home Hospice Service for Eyre Peninsula

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed on Thursday 9 February between the Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation (EPCF) and Matthew Flinders Homes (MFH).  This partnership establishes a permanent Home Hospice Service on Eyre Peninsula, providing out of hours and weekend support to terminally ill patients to allow them to remain in their own homes for their last few weeks. […]

RSL Virtual War Memorial

The Virtual War memorial, www.rslvirtualwarmemorial.org.au is a wonderful record of our defence personnel who have served.  It goes into their history and involves the stories of those that served, along with their backgrounds and family links.  It is not just a record of history, but an active live site that expands as more people become involved. […]

[DEVELOP] PACE Supply Chain Development Program

Resources and Engineering Skills Alliance (RESA) Resources Ready programs will focus on both business development and professional development.  The Resources Ready DEVELOP program, following on from its successful delivery in 2016, will again take businesses on a coordinated development pathway to provide the tools needed to enter and flourish in the Australian resources supply chain. […]

Tourism Development

Australian Event Symposium 2017

The Australian Event Symposium has launched for 2017 with an extra special rate for the first 20 people to register. The theme for this year’s Symposium is “Events, Technology and the Art of the Unexpected”. The two-day conference will explore how those delivering business, public and special events can produce unforgettable experiences by including inventive, […]

Event Funding

Events South Australia provides sponsorship support to a number of large and small events.  Smaller events that promote South Australia and its regions as tourism destinations are funded through the Regional Events and Festivals Program and Community Events Development Fund. Read more...

SA's Cruise Ship Industry

In his latest opinion piece, South Australian Tourism Commission Chief Executive Rodney Harrex, looks at South Australia's cruise ship industry and what it means to our state.  To read the opinion piece, click here.

Upcoming Training Opportunities

FTA Training - Understand and Utilise Free Trade Agreements

The 'Understand and Utilise FTA's - Maximising your export opportunities and benefits in China, Japan and Korea' program will deliver information, guides and insights to the Australian business community. Read more....

Free Online PR Training Course

The SATC is offering a new online PR training course for tourism operators and businesses.
Register now for the second session to be held on Wed 15th March, 2017 - Writing for the media.  Read more......

Upcoming Regional Events

Arno Bay Dirt Circuit State Titles

The Arno Bay Dirt Circuit Club will come alive over the weekend of March 11 and 12 as they welcome racers to the state dirt circuit titles.About 600 people are expected during the weekend with 100 cars racing. Find them on Facebook

Riviera Port Lincoln Tuna Classic

Entries for the 2017 Riviera Port Lincoln Tuna Classic annual two day ‘catch and release’ fishing event are now open.
For fishing enthusiasts – the thrill of chasing Southern Bluefin Tuna is a must!

For more information visit www.rivieratunaclassic.com

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

Grant Funding Opportunities

2017 Youth Parliament Regional Scholarships

Regional South Australians aged 15 to 24 are encouraged to get involved in this year’s Youth Parliament program. Now in its 22nd year, Youth Parliament has educated over 1,000 young people about parliamentary process.  The Bills passed by the Youth Parliament are formally presented to the Minister for Youth for the Government’s considerations, giving participating […]

Churchill Fellowship 2017 Applications Now Open

  A national award scheme that flies people to destinations across the globe in search of new ideas, innovation and excellence is encouraging more people living or working in rural and regional South Australia  to apply. Worth an average of $26,000 each, Churchill Fellowships are presented to more than 100 ordinary Australians each year so they […]

Featured Grants

Small Advanced Food Manufacturing Grants Program
Want to kickstart your food innovation idea?
Get ahead of the pack by partnering with a research rpovider and help fast track your food innovation idea to market. Read more...

Small Grants for Rural Communities (SGRC) - Round 31
In 2016, the SGRC program celebrated 30 rounds of grant-making.  The program has supported hundreds of small communities in that time, investing millions of dollars into local projects.   Read more...

Fund My Community
Grants of between $10,000 and $100,000 are available for projects aimed at supporting disadvantaged, isolated or vulnerable South Australians to participate in their local communities and build foundations for positive change in their lives. Read more...

Department of Veteran's Affairs Grant Programs
DVA are offering various grants to support projects honouring Australia's military history and personnel.
For more information and to view the grants available visit www.dva.gov.au

Business Transformation Voucher Program
The Business Transformation Voucher Program (BTVP) supports businesses to enhance their profitability through diversification, process improvement and innovation.  Vouchers up to $50,000 are available for South Australian manufacturing firms on a competitive basis. Read more...

CLICK HERE for more Grant Funding opportunities 

Handy Links

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