Enews April 2017



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EP Easter Events

uneARTh Festival

The inaugural uneARTh Festival is being held in Whyalla over the Easter long weekend. View the official program HERE! The event will include: Adelaide Fringe Festival in Whyalla – 14th and 15th April, Foreshore and Ada Ryan Gardens, Whyalla The foreshore will come alive with circus, music, cabaret and more! CLICK HERE for more information […]

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Teakle Auto Sprint Port Lincoln 2017

EP Autosports Club Inc are holding the inaugural street car race on the streets of Port Lincoln over the 2017 Easter long weekend. Entries include a GTHO from the 71 Bathurst 500 to a V8 Supercar, from an Aussie Race Car to a V8 Racing Ute to some awesome tarmac rally cars. Add that to […]

Economic and Business Development Initiatives

Industry invited to regional naval shipbuilding briefings

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Minister Pyne MP, today announced seven Naval Shipbuilding Industry briefings would be held across regional Australia. Minister Pyne said these briefings would provide regional Australians with an opportunity to learn more about the Government’s $89 billion national shipbuilding endeavour. “The industry briefings will focus on the next generation of […]

World class partners for Eyre Peninsula’s Cape Hardy port

Regional Development Australia Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula have received over 30 expressions of interest from Eyre Peninsula and across the world to be a part of the proposed Cape Hardy port. “Expressions of preliminary interest are now closed and strong interest has been received from the grain industry, port operators, construction companies and mineral exporters”  said RDAWEP’s […]

Australia’s High Commissioner Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar and Comoros aquaculture visit

Eyre Peninsula’s small and medium enterprises are acknowledged across the world as having a positive and significant impact on South Australia’s Gross Domestic Product, job creation and exports. The Government of Mauritius is forward looking to an economically vibrant and innovative country and the SME sector has been identified as the future engine of economic […]

Location of Corporate Commonwealth Entities

Submission: The operation, effectiveness and consequences of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability [Location of Corporate Commonwealth Entities] Order 2016. Regional Development Australia Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula (RDAWEP) and the Eyre Peninsula Local Government Association (EPLGA) are contributing to the Federal Government’s enquiry into the location of Australian Government Agencies. RDAWEP is the lead agency […]

SEGRA 2017 Upper Spencer Gulf

Mark Your Diaries! SEGRA is headed to Port Augusta from 24 – 27 October 2017. The theme is Disruption: a catalyst for change. The program will include industry and research forums at Port Pirie and Whyalla. SEGRA was formed to provide a forum for people passionate about the future of regional Australia and a place […]

Invest your best ideas in the sharing economy

The South Australian Government, supported by global accommodation giant Airbnb, has recently launched Share – a challenge to uncover great sharing economy initiatives in South Australia.  A prize pool of over $100,000 has been made available to seed initiatives that build the state’s collaborative economy. Submissions are open until June 13, with judges to decide […]

Tourism Development

RDAWEP showcases the best of Eyre Peninsula in New Zealand

The leading international tourism experiences on Eyre Peninsula were recently showcased in New Zealand as part of the South Australian Roadshow. RDAWEP joined other leading South Australian tourism regions and businesses on a week-long roadshow through the North and South Islands of New Zealand. The roadshow saw tourism operators and regional representatives from throughout South […]

Strong interest in Caravan and Camping on the Eyre Peninsula

More than thirty thousand people attended the South Australian Caravan and Camping Lifestyle Show in Adelaide this year. RDAWEP, with the support of our Local Government partners, facilitated a stand at this year’s event. “Caravan and camping is one of the fastest growing markets in Australia and it’s important that we are talking with the […]

Employment & Skills Development

Back to School Vouchers

Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation has begun distributing Back to School Vouchers around the Eyre Peninsula. The total value for 2017 is $46,350.00. The Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation, in conjunction with the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR); Wyatt Trust since 2009 and the Morialta Trust since 2015 have assisted the Eyre Peninsula with Back […]

jobactive PaTH

The Australian Governments new youth employment initiative jobactive PaTH will commence in April 2017. Jobactive PaTH is designed to support young people to gain the skills and work experience they need to get and keep a job through a Prepare-Trial-Hire program.  It also supports employers to host internship placements and provide them with incentives when […]

Community Services Initiative

Brain Injury SA – SSAYiT program

Brain Injury SA are currently delivering the Support SA – Youth Initiative Transition (SSAYit) program in the metropolitan area. If they can get enough interested people between the ages of 15 – 24 years old who are interested in completing the program, then Brain Injury SA will come out to our region to deliver an […]

Have Your Say

Making It easier To Do Business

Survey Period Extended – There is still time to have your say! Are you frustrated by dealing with government agencies? Are there rules and regulations that make it difficult to do business in South Australia? Are there Government requirements that are outdated, unnecessary or that impact upon your business and its productivity? The South Australian […]

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Free Online PR Training Course

The SATC is offering a new online PR training course for tourism operators and businesses.
Register now for the third session to be held on Tues 11th April, 2017 - Online PR and reputation.  Read more......

TAFE SA Happenings across EP and Whyalla

Upcoming courses at TAFE SA include:

  • Licence to Perform Dogging
  • Renovating for Investment & Property Investment Essentials
  • Intermediate Excel 2013
  • Food safety

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Upcoming Regional Events

Food South Australia Summit 2017

2017 Food South Australia Summit – New Directions This 7th annual Food South Australia Summit is recognised by governments, food industry leaders, food growers, food producers, food retailers and food eaters as the conference for the State’s food industry and is well placed to provide access to important leaders and networks. New Directions will examine […]

The NDIS, Housing and You

Learn more about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and future housing options. Join Cara in Port Lincoln for a free forum – The NDIS, Housing and You.  Meet Cara staff and their panel of experts. Who should attend? •Individuals with disability, and their families, planning for future accommodation goals. •People who may want to invest […]

Mindful of Dementia Day & ‘Creating Dementia Friendly Communities’ forum

SAVE THE DATE WEDNESDAY 19 APRIL 2017 5th annual Mindful Of Dementia Day and the inaugural Port Lincoln ‘Creating Dementia Friendly Communities’ forum Alzheimer’s Australia SA is proud to present the 5th annual Mindful Of Dementia Day and the inaugural Port Lincoln ‘Creating Dementia Friendly Communities’ forum. This event to be held at the Pt Lincoln Hotel, Wednesday […]

Grants Information Workshop

        In 2016/17 Grants SA will provide over $3 million in grants to not for profit community organisations to improve community participation, wellbeing and quality of life for South Australians. Come along to learn about applying for a Grants SA grant, and to get some practical experience in writing a grant application. […]

SALT Festival 2017

The inaugural SALT festival will be held on Southern Eyre Peninsula, South Australia from April 21 – 30, 2017. 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 […]

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

Grant Funding Opportunities

Featured Grants

Annual NRM Grants 2017
Grants are available for ideas of projects that help maintain or improve the condition of natural resources on private or community parks and reserves on Eyre Peninsula.

South Australian Small steel Grants Scheme
The scheme provides grants of up to $10,000 to steel manufacturing and fabricating businesses to help them develop capabilities to diversify and grow or to improve productivity and/or quality standards.

Smart Cities and Suburbs Program
The $50 million program supports local goverments, private companies, research organisations and not-for-profit bodies to work collaboratively and deliver innovative smart city projects.

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