April 2023

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New Brand for Eyre

RDAEP revealed a new Eyre Peninsula brand for the region’s tourism marketing. The brand was revealed on Thursday 30 March 2023 at an event attended by over 100 tourism stakeholders including the Honourable Zoe Bettison, Minister for Tourism and new South Australian Tourism Commission CEO Emma Terry.

The brand will be used for tourism related marketing in place of the ‘Seafood Frontier’ brand.

Click the below link for the brand reveal video.  


If  you are a tourism business or community organisation that would like to utilise the brand, you can access the brand assets on our EP Tourism Network Sharepoint 

Please email  tamsin.scholz@rdaep.org.au to gain access through a Microsoft email address.

Health Roundtable

RDAEP, with the Northern Eyre Peninsula Health Alliance (NEPHA) and Eyre Peninsula Local Government Association (EPLGA) jointly facilitated a Health Roundtable to address the critical GP shortage in the region.

Senator Karen Grogan (representing Australian Government Health Minister, the Hon Mark Butler) was in attendance.

NEPHA and EPLGA Chair, Kimba Mayor Dean Johnson, outlined a pilot project for regional health services delivery that replaces costly locum services with contracted GPs engaged across the region.

Senator Grogan will be briefing Minister Butler on the issues and actions discussed and NEPHA, EPLGA and RDAEP will continue to work with members of the Roundtable and Senator Grogan as the matter progresses through government decision making processes.

The Roundtable was held on Monday 3 April 2023 at Kimba and coincided with the opening of the newly upgraded Cr Leo Schaefer Medical Centre. 

Pictured below - RDAEP CEO Ryan Viney, SA Senator Karen Grogan and RDAEP Chair Bryan Trigg.

Eyre Peninsula Local Government Association Conference

The Eyre Peninsula Local Government Association (EPLGA) hosted the 86th Annual EPLGA Conference in Port Lincoln on Friday 17 March 2023 at the Nautilus Theatre.

The theme of the Conference - Future Industries and Collaboration attracted over 150 delegates who got to hear all the latest developments in the booming hydrogen and space industries, as they apply to Eyre Peninsula, and plans to tackle the housing crisis, with opportunities to share ideas and best practices for driving economic growth and improving quality of life in our regional communities. 

There was also a keynote address from Healthy Minds Dr Tom Nehmy PhD, who is an award-winning clinical psychologist with a passion for preventing psychological problems while also enhancing resilience and wellbeing.

The key networking forum for government and industry was well received with a formal dinner held at Peter Teakle Winery and networking dinner at Hotel Boston. 

Regional Development Australia Eyre Peninsula  provided support and sponsorship of the event. Thank you to the major sponsors, nbn Co, Kelledy Jones Lawyers and Australian Radioactive Waste Agency, along with all other sponsors.  

Pictured below - Delegates attending the EPLGA Conference

Primary Industries and Regions Forum - Transitioning to a Green Economy

RDAEP Chief Executive Officer Ryan Viney attended the  'Transitioning to a Green Economy' Forum held in Adelaide on Tuesday 4 April, hosted by Primary Industries and Regions SA.

With Eyre Peninsula's role in renewable energy generation and hydrogen production featuring prominently in how the State will decarbonise industry in response to green market signals.

Pictured below - Forum Speakers


AgTech Growth Fund

Primary Industries and Regions SA have released round two of the AgTech Growth Fund to primary producers and value chain partners to accelerate the development and commercialisation of technological innovations […]

Skills SA Grants

As part of the South Australian Government’s $13.7m investment into the skills system, Skills SA have opened applications for three project grants on Thursday 30 March 2023. 1. Skill Shortage […]

Stronger Communities Programme Grants

The Stronger Communities Programme (SCP) provides grants of between $2,500 and $20,000 to community organisations and local governments for small capital projects that deliver social benefits for local communities. The […]

Energy Efficient Grants for Small and Medium Enterprises

Round 1 will support businesses to upgrade or replace inefficient equipment to improve their energy efficiency. These upgrades will enable industries to reduce their energy use and manage energy cost […]

Export Market Development Grants

Applications closing soon (14 April 2023) for Austrade’s Export Market Development Grants (EMDG). The updated EMDG Grant Guidelines and supporting documents are now available so that applicants can prepare to […]

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


Baylight – Coffin Bay

Lower Eyre Council is excited to announce the launch of a 3-day spectacular event, Baylight. Set along the foreshore of Coffin Bay, audiences can enjoy an immersive light show, live […]

SA Industry Climate Change Conference 20 – 21 April

South Australia’s inaugural Industry Climate Change Conference to be held on 20 and 21 April, will bring together industry, business and government representatives from across South Australia to work on […]

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

The Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) has extended the deadline for public consultation until Sunday 16 April 2023 for the Draft Aquaculture (Zones – Lower Eyre Peninsula) Policy […]

Port Lincoln Book Bazaar 10th Birthday Celebration

The Book Bazaar charity bookshop  celebrated its 10th birthday on the 4th April 2023. The Book Bazaar was established in Port Lincoln in 2013 as an ongoing fundraising arm of […]

Back to School Vouchers 2023

In February and early March 2023, the Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation (The Foundation) has distributed $34,500 in Back to School Vouchers to students across the Eyre Peninsula (EP). With additional […]


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