E-news: November 2020


E-NEWS | November 2020

New mural for Lock - a portrait of Albert Ernest Lock, of who the town is named after. The story goes Albert Lock was killed in action during WW1, while on duty in Belgium in October 1917. Albert had been working for the Department of Land and Survey before he enlisted himself as a soldier. 5 months after Albert's death, the town of Lock was officially named by his former work friends in the department, in his honour. The mural was painted by James Pedler (Art by James P) and funded by the District Council of Elliston. 

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RDAEP Update

RDAEP Board Seeking Applications for Committee Members

Make a difference in your region. Would you like to give something back to your community? Are you interested in leading/contributing to a committee of motivated locals who will focus on driving economic development on Eyre Peninsula? Regional Development Australia Eyre Peninsula (RDAEP) is seeking regional leaders with vision, drive and business experience who are […]

RDA Charter – Strong, Confident and Vibrant Regions

Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories, the Hon Nola Marino MP, has announced the Australian Government’s recommitment to the RDA Network, including RDA Eyre Peninsula, under a new 4.5 year funding agreement and refreshed Charter. “RDA Eyre Peninsula will continue to play an important role supporting the economic recovery of the region as it […]

Survey – Challenges of attracting Employees

The Australian Government is looking to gain insight into current workforce issues across various sectors particularly with regard to job vacancies. In order to provide a whole-of-region response, we are seeking information which could be used in policy and program development. We understand that some of the information you provide may be in-confidence and commercially […]


For the latest information on COVID-19 : SA Government Covid-19


Hydrogen Hubs for EP

Regional Development Australia Eyre Peninsula (RDAEP) has been working since 2016 on attracting this exciting new industry to the Eyre Peninsula including projects at Port Bonython and Cape Hardy. For more information visit  Hydrogen in South Australia  or   Hydrogen Export Prospectus Media Release  by Minister for Energy and Mining, Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP  

Improved Facilities for Boaties and Fishers

Congratulations to the communities of Coffin Bay, Streaky Bay and Venus Bay who will be receiving jetty and boat ramp upgrades as part of the State Government’s $40 million to improve facilities for boaties and fishers, and create local jobs. RDAEP welcomes funding for Eyre Peninsula infrastrucutre. Full Media Release

$15 million for Steel Processing and Galvanising Plant for Whyalla

Regional Development Australia Eyre Peninsula (RDAEP) wishes to congratulate Ferretti International on its success in securing $15 million for a ‘Steel Processing and Galvanising Plant’ at Whyalla in the recent Federal budget, to build power transmissions towers from Aussie steel! The funding complements the $2 million provided by the State Government through the Regional Growth […]


Minister Basham addresses Marine Scalefish Fishery Reform concerns

Regional Development Australia Eyre Peninsula (RDAEP) invited the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, David Basham MP to the Eyre Peninsula to meet with leaders and the fishing industry to discuss the Marine Scalefish Fishery Reform (MSF).  Thank you to the Minister for accepting and attending two full days of meetings on 20 and […]

Ag Tech Strategic Plan launched

A plan to drive the development and commercialisation of technology solutions on farms with the aim of increasing agricultural productivity, profitability and sustainability has been launched. The AgTech Strategic Plan, developed by the AgTech Advisory Group, has been launched by Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, the Hon David Basham MP. The State Government […]

Talking Regional Energy Supply

SA Power Networks and its Customer Consultative Panel (CCP) are seeking expressions of interest from customers who live in regional parts of South Australia to talk about their energy supply. A key focus is customers who are served by Single Wire Earth Return (SWER) powerlines. These 19,000 Volt powerlines serve about 30% of the State, […]


Venture Catalyst Space

Venture Catalyst Space is a globally competitive program which supports founders, entrepreneurs and startups, to develop and grow innovative or disruptive ideas in the space sector. Delivered by the University of South Australia’s Innovation & Collaboration Centre and supported by the State Government’s Space Innovation Fund and the South Australian Space Industry Centre, the program […]

Online Training Course for Small Business Advisers

Beyond Blue has launched an online training course to help small business advisers provide mental health support to business owners impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The free Mental wellbeing: support yourself and small businesses course has been launched at a time when two thirds of Australia’s small business owners report the pandemic has negatively affected […]

Eyre Peninsula Stakeholder Webinar

Rural Business Support (RBS) CEO Brett Smith invites you to the RBS Eyre Peninsula stakeholder webinar: Wednesday 11 November, 9.00 to 11.00am. Click here to register your attendance COVID-19, Regional Investment Corporation loans, and Farm Debt Mediation – these are just some of the topics of conversation at Rural Business Support’s stakeholder webinar. The information […]

Exciting News for Businesses and Tech Heads

NBN Co have released its 2021 Corporate Plan which details a $6 billion investment plan for the network along with a stated desire to partner more closely with communities, industry and all levels of governments to achieve nbn’s purpose: to lift the digital capability of Australia. The Corporate Plan also details an important initiative to help […]


EP Trails Strategy – Have Your Say

RDAEP, in conjunction with local Councils, are working with Tredwell to develop a Regional Trails Strategy. This Strategy will be an overaching guide for the consistent and coordinated planning, development, management and marketing of quality trail experiences across the Eyre Peninsula region. You can contribute to the Strategy by completing an online survey at https://bit.ly/3kexqst […]

Draft Heritage Tourism Strategy and Action Plan – Have Your Say

SA Government are seeking your feedback on a draft Heritage Tourism Strategy and Action Plan.  What’s being decided? There is significant potential to unlock our state’s heritage places and stories. Over the next decade, heritage tourism efforts will focus on these three interconnected goals: Connect: Heritage encounters that deepen the visitor experience. Lead: A tourism […]


Applications to deliver services under the Drought Resilience Research and Adoption Program

The Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management, David Littleproud, has opened a competitive grants process to establish 8 Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs across regional Australia.  The hubs are an integral part of the $86 million Drought Resilience Research and Adoption Program under the Australian Government’s $5 billion Future Drought Fund.  The program will […]

$20 million Tourism Industry Development Fund

The South Australian Government recognises the huge impact that COVID-19 has had on the tourism sector across regional South Australia. The Tourism Industry Development Fund is designed to support and stimulate private sector investment in new and improved regional accommodation, and the development of quality tourism product and experiences. It aims to assist in the […]

Regional Connectivity Program – Extension of Application Period

Due to the significant interest in the Regional Connectivity Program (RCP) to date, the Australian Government has extended the application period for the program by four weeks to provide applicants sufficient time to develop their applications. Applications for RCP funding will now close at 5:00pm (AEDT), 17 November 2020. The Regional Connectivity Program (RCP) is […]

Innovate with NBN Grants Program

Unearthing innovative gems in regional Australia. In partnership with Regional Institute Australia, applications are now open for the Innovate with nbn™ Grants Program. Is your tech business based in regional Australia? Do you have an innovative, digitally led idea that could help improve productivity or social outcomes for regional and remote Australians? Could you use an injection of […]

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


Career Employment Group
Port Lincoln
Working at Heights:  6 November
White Card:  12 November
EWP Scissor Lift: 13 November
Confined Space: 16 November
Forklift:  17-18 November
Tele-Handler:  19-20 November
Dogging:  23-27 November
For further information or to register please contact Rebecca on 08 8682 6695 or via email at Rebecca.Pocock@ceg.net.au



First Aid:  13 November - Wudinna
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR):  13 November - Wudinna
Responsible Service  of Alcohol:  19 November - Whyalla
Advanced Excel 2016 for Business:  20 November - Port Lincoln
First Aid:  25 November - Port Lincoln
Cardiopulmonary (CPR):  25 November - Port Lincoln
Responsible Service of Alcohol:  1 December - Port Lincoln 

For more training opportunities


2021 Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards – Nominations Open

South Australian Councils are inviting nominations for the 2021 Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards. The public are encouraged to nominate individuals and organisations that have made outstanding contributions to their community over the past 12 months and/or given outstanding service over a number of years to their community, over and above normal duties. […]

For more award opportunities
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