Enews September 2019


E-NEWS | September 2019

Welcome to our regional newsletter

How cool is Cleve and the talent it yields!  A finalist in Ag Town of the Year 2019. Good luck! The winner will be announced at the South Australian Regional Showcase celebration event in October. 

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- Eyre Peninsula

- Seafood

- EP Business Builder

Tourism Update

Tourism Minister visits Eyre Peninsula

In late August, Regional Development Australia Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula (RDAWEP) hosted Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment David Ridgway and the South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC) Board on a visit to Eyre Peninsula. Local tourism operators, councils and community members had the opportunity to showcase locations including Ceduna, Head of Bight, Fowlers Bay, Streaky […]

Channel 7 – SA Weekender is coming to EP!

SA Weekender will be in the region from September – November capturing the best of the Eyre Peninsula.  This is a fantastic way to leverage the South Australian Tourism Commission’s spring/summer campaign and if you would like to showcase your offering and the business within it, SA Weekender has some ideas HERE For further information […]

ATDW – Australian Tourism Data Warehouse

It’s FREE to list on ATDW – Australia’s national platform for digital tourism information. ATDW is a database of information about Australian tourism product including accommodation, tours, attractions, restaurants, car hire and events. The database holds information such as business description, photos, contact details, opening hours and indicative pricing. It is owned by all State […]

EP will feature in SATC Spring Summer Marketing Campaign

As part of the SATC’s communication strategy the Eyre Peninsula, together with the Limestone coast, Riverland and Fleurieu Peninsula will feature in the Spring/Summer marketing campaign with the creative idea of “take another look”.   This idea is to challenge people’s thoughts around, they might think that they know everything the State has to offer, but […]

Heritage Tourism – SA’s Strategic Direction

Join the  Department for Environment and Water (DEW) in developing a vision and shared plan to grow heritage tourism in South Australia, create jobs and stimulate economic activity. There is significant potential to unlock South Australia’s heritage places and stories to create experiences that showcase our state’s distinctive history, enhance the unique appeal of SA, […]

Economic Development

Growing our Food, Wine and Agribusiness

Are you a business interested in growing? PIRSA want to hear from you on what it will take to accelerate your growth in our food, wine and agribusiness sectors with the goal to achieve 3% growth each year. The State Government has a new growth agenda and you are invited to participate. Growth State: our […]

Have Your Say

Reforming Local Government

Have your say on how our local councils can become more effective, efficient and deliver better outcomes for their communities. The South Australian Government is seeking your feedback on the Local Government Reform Discussion Paper. Councils play an important role in our community and operate within a legislative framework which includes the Local Government Act […]

SA Aboriginal Engagement Reform 2019-2020

South Australian Aboriginal people, communities and organisations are being asked to help improve the way the South Australian Government engages with the Aboriginal community. The South Australian Aboriginal Engagement Reform initiative will develop a model to facilitate and enable better engagement between the government and the Aboriginal community. The recommended model seeks to: improve government […]

Training Opportunities

CEG  Port Lincoln: Forklift, White Card, Confined Space, Working at Heights.

Click Here for more information and training dates 

Award Opportunities

2019 Premier's Awards in Energy and Mining - recognise excellence by resources, energy and equipment, technology and services sector companies and organisations.

2019 Excellence in Agriculture Awards - offers young farmers and rural youth the opportunity to pursue personal and professional development to benefit their local communities.

2019 Winnovation Awards - to recognise and honour the next generation of women in innovation.

Upcoming Regional Events

Digital Solutions Workshops – EP

Facebook and Instagram Essentials for Business Click on your town for more information and to register: Ceduna – 23 September Streaky Bay – 24 September Cummins – 8 October Whyalla – TBA Facebook and Instagram have emerged as the leading platforms to effectively communicate with your ideal audience.  Think of these platforms as a big […]

Whyalla RAMP Musician and Venue Operator Workshop

The Department of Innovation and Skills [DIS] and Music Development Office are holding a FREE one-day workshop for both musicians and new (or existing) venue operators to improve the way they work together to increase live music activation. Regional Accelerator Music Program [RAMP] is a SA Government initiative to increase live music in regional areas. […]

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 be at risk of suicide and teaches you how to respond using the Practical Pathways for Assisting  Life (PAL) guide. If you are interested in […]

Eyre Peninsula Rural Business Support Breakfast – Port Lincoln

The drought response, concessional loans and what the Farm Debt Mediation Bill means – these will be just some of the topics of conversation at Rural Business Support’s Eyre Peninsula Breakfast Update. This networking event will cover key issues affecting local producers and are designed to help you and your colleagues keep up to date […]

A Day on the Bay Coffin Bay

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

Return to Work Workshop – Port Lincoln

To support Return to Work Coordinators and Employers within regional SA, ReturnToWorkSA will be running one day intensive workshops throughout the 19/20 Financial year. Join ReturnToWorkSA for a fully catered, one day workshop designed to support Return to Work Coordinators and employers in regional SA to build practical skills in managing return to work and […]

Rodeo by the Sea

Streaky Bay will be hosting the “Rodeo by the Sea”. This is an action packed event for the whole family to enjoy! Under the guidance and support of the Australian Professional Rodeo Association (APRA), the oldest national rodeo organisation in the world, this event is expected to become the most anticipated event on the Eyre […]

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

Funding Opportunities

Hard setting soils – funding available to address sub-soil constraints

The Eyre Peninsula NRM Board is calling for funding applications from farming groups on the Eyre Peninsula to trial approaches to address sub-soil constraints such as low pH levels at depth, and hard pans limiting root growth. Funded from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program, farming groups are invited to submit an ‘Expression of Interest […]

Grant opportunites are available at www.rdawep.org.au

Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP e-grants newsletter seeks to provide individuals and community groups with an update on open grants. 
CLICK HERE to view the e-grants newsletter for September 2019.

Grants SA - Grants for community organisations

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.

SA Tenders and Contracts - Provides easy-to-use access to all publicly available bidding opportunities within the South Australian Government.

Handy Links

PIRSA  - stay informed about Primary Industries and Regions SA news.  CLICK HERE to view PIRSA's latest newsletter. 


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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