Enews September 2018



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RDAWEP Welcomes New Board

Chair of Regional Development Australia Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula (RDAWEP) Bryan Trigg has announced the appointment of the organisation’s new Board. Endorsed by Federal and State Governments, the Board includes returning members Malcom Catt (Deputy Chair), Mayor Allan Suter, Mr Jack Velthuizen, Mrs Heather Baldock, Cr Clare McLaughlin and Cr Colin Carter, who will be […]

Economic and Business Development

GFG Alliance One Year Celebration

The GFG Alliance celebrated one year since they acquired the Whyalla Steelworks at a special ceremony on Friday 31st August. The celebrations saw Chairman Sanjeev Gupta thank the community and his workforce as well as outline his vision for Transforming Whyalla. Invited guests including the Hon Christopher Pyne Minister for Defence, Frank Pangello MLC, Mr […]

RDA National Forum

The National Regional Development Australia (RDA) Forum was held in Canberra from the 16th-17th August. The National Forum presented an opportunity to draw together the 52 RDA committees from around Australia and discuss national economic and social trends, issues and opportunities.  RDAWEP was represented by Chairman Bryan Trigg along with Director Regional Development Dion Dorward […]

Make a Difference – Nominate for Council

Becoming a councillor is one of the ways you can make a difference and participate in decisions that affect the quality of life in your local area. If you are interested in the future of your community and are willing to represent the people in your community on council, the Electoral Commission of SA and […]

The new Scott Morrison Ministry

Prime Minister the Hon Scott Morrison MP has announced a new Liberal National Coalition team. More women have been appointed to Cabinet and the portfolios of Small Business and Industrial Relations have been returned to Cabinet level. The foundation of the team is a stronger economy.  The economic team is spearheaded by Treasurer the Hon […]

Eyre Peninsula Black Spot Mapping

Black Spots are a problem that many Eyre Peninsula residents have to deal with on a daily basis. This was one of the main conclusions we took away from our regional telecommunications survey conducted in July 2018. As a result of the significant response received on this issue, we endeavoured to learn more from you. […]

Support for Farmers

Greater protection and financial security will be provided for farmers with the Farm Debt Mediation Bill which was passed through the South Australian Parliament in July. The new legislation will enforce a mandatory mediation process before a creditor is able to foreclose on a farming operation. “Mandatory farm debt mediation already operates successfully in New […]

The Opportunity Network Launch

The Opportunity Network was officially launched on the 21st August 2018 at the Whyalla RDA office, with over 45 business leaders in attendance. It marks a new era in supporting local businesses to secure work with major new projects in the region. Whyalla and the Eyre Peninsula are continuing to see an influx of major […]

Training Opportunities

TAFE SA - Pt Lincoln: Firearms Safety
Microsoft Office Training - continuous enrolments until 19 October.
Provide First Aid - multiple dates and locations
Pt Lincoln and Whyalla: Contractor's Licensing Unit, Microsoft Office Training 

Whyalla: Confined Space, Dogging, Forklift, Tele-handler, White Card, Working at Heights.
Port Lincoln: Forklift, White Card, Confined Space, Working at Heights, Dogging, First Aid, Skid Steer.

Click Here for more information and training dates 

Upcoming Regional Events

Ability Awareness Festival

Regional Development Australia Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula – Disability Workforce Hub presents the Ability Awareness Festival! The Ability Awareness Festival is a free community event to raise awareness and to normalise disability with the support of disability service providers from across the region. The Festival will feature talented local musicians  and multiple interstate artists including […]

Aged Care Expo – Port Lincoln

Shining the Spotlight on Aged Care Services Info/Expo. Guide to the day 10.00 am Doors open 10.30 am Welcome and overview of the day 10.40 am My Aged Care and Regional Assessment Service 11.00 am Financial Information Service 11.15 am Care Apartments – Retire Australia 11.30 am Grab a cuppa & check out stalls – […]

Elliston Coastal Trail Celebration

The District Council of Elliston invites community members to attend a celebration of the Elliston Coastal Trail in recognition of the great community collaboration, contribution and spirit toward the award winning trail. – A fun filled program lined up with something for everyone – Well known Peter Goers of the ABC is MC for the […]

Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing Funding Information Session – Whyalla

The Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing is running funding information sessions across South Australia. If you are a community sport and recreation club or organisation and are interested in applying for funding from the Active Club Program or the Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program then you are encouraged to attend. Please indicate your attendance […]

Coffin Bay – A Day On The Bay

A unique food and wine event held at various venues throughout idyllic Coffin Bay. A relaxing, fun, family day out showcasing Coffin Bay’s famous local oysters and other tantalising dishes and experiences. See the oyster beds, smell the salt air and dodge the emus. Savour the oysters at their finest in a vibrant atmosphere encompassing […]

Barossa Regional Outlook Conference

​​​​​​​​​​Registrations are open for the Barossa Regional Outlook conference Join ABARES and delegates from around the region as they examine the key issues for agriculture at sessions on Creating value in an increasingly connected world; Technology: changing the way we do agriculture and Farming in a changing environment. Come and meet local and industry speakers and discuss a range of issues […]

Ceduna Oysterfest

Plan ahead to be in Ceduna for the annual Ceduna Oysterfest, an Eyre Peninsula institution celebrating all things West Coast….fun, food and friends! Initiated by local residents in conjunction with the emerging Oyster industry and first celebrated in 1991, this community festival incorporates local seafood and produce with food stalls, cooking demonstrations and produce and […]

CSB Colour Trail 2018

The CSB Colour Trail 2018 is a fun, friendly, family event for all ages. The 2018 event takes place on the Yeldulknie Weir Walking and Cycling Trail recently constructed by the District Council of Cleve.  The newly constructed trail stretches 5km from the Eastern side of the Cleve township to the beautiful scenic site of […]

2018 Mental Health Week Gala Ball

“Life is a Circus!” Mentally Fit EP began when a passionate group of people organised a Gala Ball during the 2014 Mental Health Week in Port Lincoln and named it ‘Life is a Circus!’ The incredibly successful evening kick started an amazing journey! The past 4 years have seen Mentally Fit EP deliver over 100 […]

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

Award Opportunities

AgriFutures Rural Women's Award - celebrates and supports women in rural areas, and the essential role they play in rural industries, business and their communities agriculture, forestry and fisheries). Read more......

2018 Excellence in Agriculture Awards - offers young farmers and rural youth the opportunity to pursue personal and professional development to ultimately benefit their local communities.  Read more......

Funding Opportunities

Featured Grants

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

Undergraduate Scholarships - for undergraduate degrees in Registered Nursing, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology.

Volunteer Grants - to support volunteers through practical measures such as equipment, fuel, training and screening checks.

SA Export Accelerator Grant - for SA businesses who are looking to grow into international markets.

Community Sport Infrastructure - to improve local community sport infrastructure.

Active Club Program - helps active recreation and sports clubs with programs and equipment.

Enable and Engage - helping communities to help themselves and to engage within and across communities.

Safer Communities Fund - for security infrastructure activities to address crime and anti-social behaviour in public or community spaces.

Arts Projects - funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public.

Ignitor Fund - supports social enterprise changemakers who are finding new and innovative solutions to tackle the most pressing issues within their local communities.

SA Healthy Towns Challenge - to implement preventative health projects that improve health and wellbeing by helping to prevent illness and injury.

H&R Block Grants for Growth - are giving away $10,000 to 20 small businesses.

Dreams for a Better World - Round Four: Animals and Community closes 6 October.

Grants SA - Applications open for grants to strengthen communities.

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.

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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

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