Enews July 2017


E-NEWS | JULY 2017

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Economic and Business Development

Thevenard Port Access – Temporary Closure

Ship loading operations at Thevenard were suspended last week. A draft engineering report has identified possible safety concerns regarding a section of the Flinders Ports jetty infrastructure. The health and safety of port users and stakeholders is paramount to Flinders Ports. The concerns are with the older concrete jetty part of the structure which supports a […]

nbn increases Sky Muster satellite wholesale data limits

nbn has announced it will be doubling the maximum monthly wholesale data limits and increasing average peak download plans by up to 50 per cent on the Sky Muster™ satellite service.  These new changes will see wholesale allowable peak plans on the Sky Muster™ service go to 150GB (up from 75GB) and total monthly plans […]

Iluka to restart mining and concentrating at Jacinth-Ambrosia

Iluka Resources will be recommencing mining and concentrating activities at Jacinth-Ambrosia in December 2017. This is great news for South Australia. Iluka initially suspended mining operations at Jacinth-Ambrosia in April 2016 for a proposed 18 to 24 month period, in response to subdued market demand. Market conditions have improved throughout this suspension period, prompting today’s […]

SEGRA 2017 Earlybird Conference Registration Now Live

24-27 October 2017 Upper Spencer Gulf, South Australia Disruption: a catalyst for change SEGRA 2017 is being held in the Upper Spencer Gulf, a region of diversity and convergence, focused around the tri-city alliance of Port Augusta, Whyalla and Port Pirie. The Upper Spencer Gulf has experienced its fair share of economic shocks and negative […]

ElectraNet to decide fate of generators in Port Lincoln

ElectraNet is not initiating a formal tender for back-up generators (currently costing $9 million per year) in Port Lincoln at this stage but are strongly encouraging proponents of potential generator solutions to make a submission. Submissions should include price, timetable for implementation, reliability measures, and responsibility for liability in case of failure to deliver. The […]

Premium Food and Wine e-news and newsletter

The Premium Food and Wine e-news and newsletter tells some of the stories the state’s food and wine sectors have to share. The e-news features stories about the increasing world demand for our premium produce and the opportunities for South Australia’s food and wine industries to continue to grow. It supports the State Government’s economic priority […]

SA State Budget

Regional Development Australia Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula (RDAWEP) would like to draw the Eyre Peninsula community’s attention to 4 top positives from the recently released SA State Budget: Some payroll tax relief for small employers New incentives to employ trainees and apprentices $200 million Future Jobs Fund to back jobs in industry growth sectors $17.5 […]

Employment and Skills

Big Conversations

Local employers, Aboriginal leaders, Aboriginal employees, community and young people are invited to be part of the BIG Conversation event in Port Lincoln. As part of the Empowering Youth Initiative program run by Eyre Futures, the conversation is designed to connect young Aboriginal people with key community leaders and: Introduce local employers and business owners, […]

Up to $15,000 for apprentices and trainees

The State Budget provides greater support for local business to invest in apprentices and trainees. It established changes to the Jobs Accelerator Grant, which increases funding for each new apprentice and trainee to: up to $15,000 for businesses with payrolls between $600,000 and $5 million up to $9000 for businesses with payrolls up to $600,000. Eligibility will […]

Future Jobs Fund

Grants up to $5 million available through the Future Jobs Fund The State Government’s $200 million Future Jobs Fund was established in the State Budget to support the development of globally competitive industries and industrial capabilities within South Australia. Applications are sought from businesses and other non-government organisations for funding grants and/or loans to create ongoing […]

Youth Volunteer Scholarship Awards

The Department for Communities and Social Inclusion’s (DCSI) Youth Volunteer Scholarship Awards reward young South Australians, aged 25 years and under, who volunteer their time and talents to help others in the community. Scholarships are awarded in recognition of young volunteers who are currently involved in volunteering, have a history of community participation, and have […]

PaTH Internship – Show us what you can do!

Our young people aged between 15-24 years old, need employers to open their doors and provide leadership and shared knowledge. The Australian Government is offering businesses an upfront payment of $1,000 to host an internship.  Employers can trial a young person in an internship for between 4 and 12 weeks to determine how they fit […]

Tourism Development

Australian Tourism Exchange Conference

SATC is pleased to announce that South Australia will host the nation’s largest tourism conference – Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE). This highly coveted event by Tourism Australia will be held in Adelaide at the Adelaide Convention Centre from 15-19 April 2018.  ATE18 is expected to be attended by approximately 2,500 delegates in the tourism sector […]

2017 South Australian Regional Showcase

Nominations are open all year round! Do you know an individual, group or organisation who goes above and beyond to make a difference in our regional communities?  Give someone who inspires you the opportunity to be recognised for their efforts. The Regional Showcase program aims to celebrate the achievements of individuals, groups and businesses that […]

Upcoming Regional Events

NAIDOC Week 2017

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The 2017 theme –  Our Languages Matter – aims to emphasise and celebrate the unique and essential […]

Business Improvement Workshops

FREE* Business Improvement Workshops – improve business, reduce tax, raise capital, access finance + more. Port Lincoln Hotel

Warramboo Turns 100

July 2017 marks 100 years since the proclamation of Warramboo.  This milestone will be celebrated with a weekend of sharing memories and catching up with past and present residents of the district. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/WarrambooSA/

Future Industries Accelerator program

Opportunity for Companies in the Whyalla and EP Region Are you involved in a company that has a business challenge that needs to be met?    Do you have an idea that you think might help transform aspects of your business but aren’t sure how to proceed or don’t have the capacity to do so?  Would […]

Navigating Aged Care Services (NACs)

Life changes – be prepared An information forum in Cummins Hall on Thursday 3rd August and Tumby Bay RSL Hall on Friday 4th August will help families: Discover the options for Aged Care in your community Explore the costs, benefits and advantages of the various care options Discuss the importance of Advance Care Directives in ensuring […]

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

Community Notice

Tackling Illegal Firearms

National Firearms Amnesty 2017 The National Firearms Amnesty runs for three months, from 1 July to 30 September 2017. The amnesty is aimed at reducing the number of unregistered firearms in the community. During the amnesty people can hand in unregistered firearms or firearm-related items for registration or destruction without penalty and without fear of […]

Grant Funding Opportunities

Featured Grants

Trade Waste Initiative - Resource Productivity Assessments - Aims to identify opportunities for improving your business operations by making it more efficient, saving resources, preventing waste and increasing productivity.

Agricultural Trade and Market Access Cooperation (ATMAC) - Administered by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources to support the Australian agricultural industry's access to overseas markets.

Entrepreneurs Programme - Uses experienced advisers and facilitators to ensure businesses get the advice and support needed to improve their competitiveness, productivity and to seek growth opportunities.

Sunsuper's Dreams for a Better World - Round 3: Sport and Education and Round 4: Animals and Community.

Sheepmeat Industry Governance Scholarship - Scholarships for the AICD Company Directors Course open to sheep producers or people working in the sheepmeat industry.

CLICK HERE for more Grant Funding opportunities 

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

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