E-news: June 2021


E-NEWS | June 2021

May - October, Southern Right Whales visit the Head of Bight each year to give birth, mate and socialise. 

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- Seafood


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


Growing our Regional Workforce

Regional Development South Australia (RDSA) plays a unique role in supporting the economic development efforts of seven regionally based RDAs and the Adelaide Metropolitan RDA, including Regional Development Australia Eyre Peninsula (RDAEP), and has taken the lead in commissioning a review to bring together in one place the issues that are inhibiting an available and skilled […]


Eyre Peninsula Link

ElectraNet have commenced major works to construct a new 270km, high-voltage transmission line across the EP. The first pour of concrete on the $300 million electricity transmission link from Cultana to Port Lincoln to provide homes and businesses across the EP with a more secure and reliable power supply is under way! After almost 50 […]


SA Water’s EP Desalination Plant Proposal

SA Water are seeking to work together with the Eyre Peninsula community to progress plans for supplementing the Uley South groundwater supply with seawater desalination to ensure water security for the region into the future. While the option to build a seawater desalination plant at Sleaford Bay, south-west of Port Lincoln is still in consideration, […]

Draft SA Water Security Statement

The SA Government has prepared a draft Water Security Statement which provides an overview of the water security status of key population centres and water resources across the state, as well as strategic priorities in relation to water. It is important that all of SA is water secure and that the water needed to support […]

Recreational Fishing Survey

The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) in partnership with the University of Tasmania are leading a research project to determine the participation, catch and effort of recreational fishers across the state. This project, co-funded by the South Australian Government and the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) will gather information on recreational fishing […]

AdvanceAG Showcase

AdvanceAg 2021, South Australia’s showcase of AgTech brings the latest thinking and innovations in AgTech to you. Learn about the practical application and benefits of AgTech through case studies with producers, AgTech developers and industry leaders. The event is designed for: primary producers and agricultural businesses AgTech start-ups technology developers educators and others from the AgTech […]


Micro-credentials Pilot Program

Businesses, industries and training providers in South Australia can apply to have short, bespoke training courses formally recognised through a business-led Micro-credentials pilot aimed at helping industry meet its skills needs. Micro-credentials are shorter than a full qualification and can be developed by industry and/or training providers to address skills and training gaps. They can […]


Tourism Awards – Nominations Open

The South Australian Tourism Awards celebrate business excellence, acknowledge business innovation and reward exceptional customer service throughout the year. Elements of the program have been modified in line with the business challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic over the past 12-months. Nominations for the 2021 SA Tourism Awards are NOW OPEN. Nomination fees start from $190 (incl. […]


Funding Win for EP Communities

Congratulations to the following clubs and organisations for receiving funding through the 2020-2021 suite of infrastructure project grant programs consisting of: Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program 2020-21 (CRSFP), Grassroots Facilities Program Round 1 (GFP) and Regional and Districts Facilities Program Round 1 (RDFP). Cleve District Bowling Club Incorporated –  $19,100 to replace the ceiling […]

Far West Community Partnerships Launch

The Far West Community Partnerships officially launched in Ceduna during the last week of May. The organisation is dedicated to empowering Far West Coast Indigenous people by addressing intergenerational social and economic disadvantage, enabling the cultural recognition and determination of the Aboriginal Communities of the Far West Region: Ceduna, Koonibba, Scotdesco, Yalata and Oak Valley […]

Launch of the SA Aboriginal Housing Strategy 2021-2031

The Premier of South Australia, the Hon Steven Marshall MP has released the State’s first South Australian Aboriginal Housing Strategy 2021-2031. It is the Government’s vision that Aboriginal peoples within South Australia have equitable access to safe, secure and affordable homes; and that this is achieved through shared decision making and culturally informed services, to […]

Silo Art Survey

The Griffith University are undertaking a silo art research project to explore the economic and social impacts of Australian silo art on the wellbeing of people who: (1) visit silo art sites; and (2) live in towns with silo art. The findings of this research will provide much needed publicly available empirical evidence regarding the […]


Future Drought Fund

Community networks have a critical role in helping people prepare for, and live through, times of drought, which is why the Australian Government has invested in the Networks to Build Drought Resilience program. The Future Drought Fund team have partnered with the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) to boost community connectedness and collaboration with […]

Regional Growth Fund Round 4

South Australia’s regional communities will get a $5 million boost with the next round of the Regional Growth Fund to unlock economic activity and create jobs. The Regional Growth Fund is for $160 million over 10 years to support South Australian projects that help drive economic growth and strengthen regional communities. Minister for Primary Industries […]

Grassroots Grants for Community Landscape Projects

Applications are open for the Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board’s Grassroots Grants Program, which provides $101,000 in funding for local community-based landscape management projects. Chair of the Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board Mark Whifield, encourages community members to look at the Grassroots Grants program for their community-based landscape management projects, with grants of up to $10,000 available […]

Grants SA - is for not-for-profit community organisations to improve community participation, wellbeing, and quality of life for people living and working in South Australia. People and/or communities experiencing vulnerability or disadvantage are the core target group for this funding.

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 
Excavator -  8-11 June
Forklift - 17-18 June, 5-6 July and 22-23 July
Confined Space - 28 June, 20 July
White Card - 29 June, 21 July
Working at Heights - 30 June, 19 July
Dogging - 12-16 July
EWP Scissor Lift - 2 July


Port Lincoln Campus
Advanced Excel 2016 for Business - 4 June
Responsible Service of Alcohol - 14 July
Whyalla Campus
Provide First Aid - 11 June
Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - 11 June
Ceduna Campus

For more training opportunities


Australian Salmon Fishing Championship - Elliston - 1 June-31 August

NAIDOC Week - 4-11 July

Adelaide Guitar Festival - Tumby Bay - 17 July

Adelaide Guitar Festival - Cleve - 18 July 

Global Maintenance Upper Spencer Gulf Conference and Trade Expo - 17-19 August

A Celebration of Seafood @ Streaky Bay - 11-12 September

Ceduna Oysterfest - Ceduna - 1 - 3 October

Cleve Harvest Music Festival - Cleve - 30 October 

Rodeo by the Sea - Streaky Bay - 27 November

For more events
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Primary Industries and Regions SA  - stay informed and read PIRSA's latest newsletter. 

Business Industry Information - handy resources to help you learn about your industry's legal, operational and business requirements.


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