E-news: June 2020


E-NEWS | June 2020

Visit Elliston between 1 June and 31 August 2020 and participate in the Australian Salmon Fishing Championship

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For the latest information on restrictions being lifted and the recovery process, click here: SA Government Covid-19 Recovery 

Businesses that were required to close as part of COVID-19 restrictions must create a COVID-Safe Plan before they can reopen and have available at the premises. Create Your COVID-Safe Plan 

Other useful links:


The COVIDSafe app helps find close contacts of COVID-19 cases. The COVIDSafe app speeds up the current manual process of finding people who have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19. This means you’ll be contacted more quickly if you are at risk. This reduces the chances of you passing on the virus to your […]

Covid Safe Plans for Business Recovery

Covid-19 will be around for some time, so it’s important that your business has a plan, and continues to plan, to keep your workplace healthy, safe and virus-free. Listed below are a couple of links to assist with your planning to recovery. The National Covid-19 Coordination Commission have released an online planning tool to help […]

Immigration and Border arrangements during Covid-19

There is a range of information available on the Home Affairs website in relation to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. Below is a summary of various visas. COVID-19 Visa A COVID-19 Pandemic Event visa has been made available within the existing Temporary Activity (subclass 408) visa to temporary visa holders […]


Cultana Solar Farm ramps up for construction start

Work on the long-awaited 280-megawatt Cultana Solar Farm could begin as early as July. The project on a 1100ha site north of Whyalla is the first large scale project in billionaire industrialist Sanjeev Gupta’s plan to generate one gigawatt of dispatchable renewable energy in South Australia. SIMEC Energy Australia is part of Gupta’s GFG Alliance and is delivering the […]

Region benefits from Road and Infrastructure Funding

The Australian Government has committed $500 million to the Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program (LRCI Program) to support jobs, businesses and the resilience of local economies.  Local governments have a critical role in delivering vital services and ensuring the quality of life for communities across Australia. Councils will be able to access the funding […]

InfrastructureSA releases 20-Year Strategy

The quality of South Australia’s infrastructure is critical to its economic performance and social capital and the 20-Year State Infrastructure Strategy represents a new discipline for infrastructure planning and development. This inaugural Strategy sets the long-term strategic direction and initial priorities for infrastructure development in South Australia, which will be built upon in future iterations. The Strategy […]

Export opportunities with India for barley and fruit growers

Agreed new biosecurity arrangements have opened the door to more export opportunities with India for Australian barley and fruit growers. India has gazetted market improvements to allow in-transit cold treatment of Australian pome fruit, summer fruit and table grapes and the phosphine fumigation of malting barley that means fresher fruit for India and greater returns for Australian growers. Australian […]


Seasonal Jobs SA

Looking for work? South Australia’s agriculture industry needs you! From pickers to packers, processors and planters, there are a variety of agricultural seasonal jobs on offer in South Australia’s regions. With COVID-19 having an impact on primary industries securing workers, Seasonal Jobs SA has been created as a temporary initiative to bring workers and employers […]

Historic Fisheries Reform gets underway

The biggest ever reform of South Australia’s commercial fishing industry is now under way with the Marine Scalefish Fishery (MSF) voluntary licence surrender program open for applications. The voluntary licence surrender program is part of the South Australian Government’s $24.5 million reform package to increase the profitability of fishing businesses, grow sustainable fish populations, and […]

Co-operative Conversations: supporting Aussie Farmers, Fishers and Foresters

A candid new series featuring leading primary producers will address some of the biggest issues in farming and put forward solutions aimed at future proofing Australian family farms. Farmers, fishers and other primary producers are known for their resilience, but in the last few years they have faced unprecedented challenges: drought, fires, floods, global commodity […]

Latest News from GPSA

Top stories include: China’s tariff measures – what’s next? Freedom of choice restored for South Australian growers Consultation on mining regulations to open, and more! Read it here: Grain Producers SA News

Feral deer sightings on the rise across EP

Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula is asking the public to report deer sightings following a recent increase in feral deer activity across Eyre Peninsula. Eyre Peninsula Natural Resources Management (NRM) Officer Ben Tucker said deer are a declared pest under the Natural Resources Management Act 2004 and pose significant environmental and social impacts if left uncontrolled. […]


Wudinna to get Telecommunications Upgrade

The Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, the Hon Tim Whetstone MP announced on Friday 22 May, that funding of $205,360 from the South Australian Mobile Black Spot Fund will be contributed towards a mobile phone black spot solution for Wudinna, supporting a $100,000 contribution from Wudinna District Council and $545,640 from Optus. Wudinna […]

Tumby Bay successful in Funding

Congratulations to the District Council of Tumby Bay for securing funding through DPTI’s Open Spaces & Places for People Grant for the upgrade of the Mangrove Boardwalk. A total of 37 community projects have successfully secured funding across 27 different council areas. During the application process a total of 160 applications were submitted, seeking approximately […]

Community Disaster Fund Supports Local Clubs

Established by the Rotary Club of Port Lincoln in 2012 and held by the Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation (the Foundation), the Rotary Club of Port Lincoln Disaster Fund will support two local clubs in their recovery after sustaining damage during the November 2019 bushfire west of Port Lincoln. Rotary Club of Port Lincoln President Geoff […]


Connecting Drought Communities – Events Grant

Community groups and local governments in eligible drought-affected areas of South Australia can apply for event funding under the Connecting Drought Communities – Events Grant. A total of $330,000 is available to community or industry groups, clubs or associations, or local government, across SA. Events must be held before 15 June 2021, with grants available […]

Grants SA Covid-19 Support Grant

Grants SA Covid-19 Support Grant – Applications close 20 October 2020. Grants SA is a one-off project-funding program that provides grants to not-for-profit community organisations to improve community participation, wellbeing and quality of life for people living and working in South Australia. Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the normal Grants SA program is ceasing […]

Sunsuper Dream Big and Do Good Grants

There’s no doubt 2020 has already tested Australians, from bushfires to floods and now the evolving coronavirus crisis. Sunsuper are providing support throught this difficult time, and are aware that the effects will leave a mark on communities. With the focus on the future, Sunsuper are committed to supporting local initiatives that provide long-term benefits […]

Grants SA - due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the normal Grants SA program is ceasing operations until further notice and has been replaced with the COVID-19 Support Grant

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 Govenrment.

For more funding opportunities


Skilling South Australia Workforce Projects

To address the current workforce needs as a result of impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic and recent bushfires, the Department for Innovation and Skills is expanding Skilling South Australia (SSA) projects. SSA Workforce Projects will run parallel to existing Skilling South Australia Projects to support businesses, employers and industry sectors to retain, transition and […]

Certificate III in Rural Operations

The sign-up date for this course has been extended until 14 August 2020, due to the implications of COVID-19. Certificate III in Rural Operations – Course Code AHC 32816 – Delivered by TAFE SA – 36 months (can be Part Time and can be signed off early). RDAWEP is able to provide training support with […]

Create your Digital Stack (inclusive of Xero) - Online Workshop

Monday 15 June,  9.45am - 1.00pm

Career Employment Group
Port Lincoln
Confined Space: 9 June
Forklift: 15-16 June
White Card: 16 June
Dogging: 22-26 June
Working at Heights: 29 June
For further information or to register please contact Rebecca on 08 8682 6695 or via email at Rebecca.Pocock@ceg.net.au

For more training opportunities


Australian Salmon Fishing Championship

1 June to 31 August 2020 at Elliston

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