Enews August 2018



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Did you see the blood moon in the early hours of Sat 28th July? The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century.  Image thanks to John White Photos

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Economic and Business Development

Eyre Peninsula Regional Telecommunications Survey

In July 2018 RDAWEP conducted a survey throughout the Eyre Peninsula to help inform a government review into regional telecommunications. We received numerous responses from people eager to have their say on the services in the region. The popular sentiment across the Eyre Peninsula as to why people can’t increase their use of digital technologies is […]

Eyre Peninsula Businesses Triumph

The 2018 Royal Adelaide Beer and Cider Awards saw the Eyre Peninsula’s own Beer Garden Brewing awarded the Champion India Pale Ale (IPA) for Cage Diver as well as a swag of other medals for their outstanding beers and ales. A truly amazing effort in a fiercely competitive field of 252 entries from 54 breweries […]

Meet the Minister

The Hon David Ridgway MLC, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment and the South Australian Tourism Industry Council (SATIC) held exclusive industry events on Eyre Peninsula in Whyalla, Port Lincoln and Ceduna on July 11, 12 and 13 respectively. All events were extremely well attended with the Minister acknowledging, in particular, the work of Regional […]

RDAWEP hosts Australian Trusted Trader Roadshow

On Monday July 23, Regional Development Australia Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula in conjunction with Australian Border Force hosted the South Australian Trusted Trader Roadshow. Industry representatives from around the region attended the free information session to learn more about becoming an Australian Trusted Trader (ATT).  ATT is a ‘Free’ trade facilitation program with the aim […]

Indigenous Economic Development

Aboriginal Art Sales

RDAWEP has facilitated the process for 1802 Oyster Bay at Coffin Bay to display and sell Aboriginal art. The supply of visual art products will be supplied by Ceduna Arts, and Port Lincoln and Streaky Bay artists.  1802 Oyster Bar will also provide information to tourists and all customers in support of the Far West […]

Scoping study for Aboriginal Rangers program

A scoping study highlighting paths and actions for the establishment of an Aboriginal Rangers program across Eyre Peninsula has been completed by Regional Development Australian Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula, for the Eyre Peninsula Natural Resources Management Board. The program is aimed at improving employment opportunities for Aboriginal people to work in the environmental management sector […]

Tourism Development

New ATDW Blog

The South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC) has launched a new Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW) monthly blog. Each month, SATC will share ATDW tips and feature an operator based on their ATDW listing.  You’ll also find dates and locations of upcoming ATDW information sessions and the latest ATDW improvements and features. VIEW THE BLOG ATDW […]

NEW Seafood Frontier Road Trip Map

The South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC) has produced and released updated versions of regional self-drive road trip maps, including Eyre Peninsula’s Seafood Frontier. The new maps have been redesigned based on some market research to appeal to a broader demographic and align with the new road signage colours and branding. There are long-term plans to […]

Have Your Say

Vote now to win!

Voting is now open for the 2018 Regional Showcase People’s Choice Award. Help choose an Eyre Peninsula story to win!  Tumby Bay Silo Art Sue Chase – Cowell Electric Chinta Air – SA’s only female chief pilot Max Crane’s whopper crane. By voting, you go in the draw to win one of the below prizes. […]

SA’s Natural Resource Management Reform

The South Australian Government is reforming how natural resources management is delivered across the State, and the Minister for Environment and Water is looking for the community’s input into the details. The Government is committed to restoring the community’s confidence in South Australia’s natural resources management system by making it simpler and more transparent – […]

Employment, Skills and Training

Country to Canberra’s 2018 Leadership Competition

Expand your future and become a youth ambassador by winning an all-expenses paid ‘Power Trip’ to Canberra! You’ll win flights, leadership and public speaking training, mentorship, a behind-the-scenes tour of parliament and meet trailblazing CEOs and politicians. Exclusively for regional, rural and remote students, at least 15 young women will win! Winners also score six […]

Art Squad

The Art Squad project, which aims to connect creative people, aged 18-23 living in regional, rural or remote South Australia, is for people who want to build their own creative career and make things happen in their own communities. Art Squad participants will be provided with the support and networks to navigate all the ‘bits’ […]

Training Opportunities

Suicide prevention: Question Persuade Refer (QPR) -across the region including Port Lincoln, Whyalla and the towns in between. 

TAFE SA - Pt Lincoln: Firearms Safety
Provide First Aid - multiple dates and locations
Pt Lincoln and Whyalla: Contractor's Licensing Unit, Microsoft Office Training 

CEG - Port Lincoln: Forklift, White Card, Confined Spaces, Working at Heights

Click Here for more information and training dates 

Upcoming Regional Events

South Australian Living Artists Festival

Throughout August this year artists on the Eyre Peninsula will be showcasing their work as a part of the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival. Created in 1998, the SALA Festival is a celebration of visual arts in the state and is inclusive of artists working at all levels. There is an exciting number of […]

Managing our Landscapes – Conversations for Change (Port Lincoln)

Have your say and hear more about the State Government’s new proposed Landscape SA Bill – aimed at improving the management of our natural resources in South Australia. Our landscapes support the state’s primary production, are fundamental to our health and wellbeing, and hold cultural and spiritual significance, so it’s important that all South Australians have […]

Managing our Landscapes – Conversations for Change (Ceduna)

Have your say and hear more about the State Government’s new proposed Landscape SA Bill – aimed at improving the management of our natural resources in South Australia. Our landscapes support the state’s primary production, are fundamental to our health and wellbeing, and hold cultural and spiritual significance, so it’s important that all South Australians have […]

40th Anniversary Eyre Peninsula Field Days

In 2018, the Eyre Peninsula Field Days celebrate their 40th anniversary! This 3 day event showcases and promotes the latest equipment, technology and information in the agricultural industry, including demonstrations and exhibits of modern homewares, crafts and information for a better rural lifestyle. Check out the Artyculture Fashion Parade in the EP Field Days Pavilion. […]

Elliston Speed Shear

The Elliston Speed Shear is a non-profit community event organised through the Elliston Community Information Centre and sponsored by regional businesses. Over $7,000 in cash and prizes to be won – Open, Intermediate, Novice, Veteran, Team Events.  Open 1st prize of $2,500. Registration starts at 2:30pm on the day, shearing kicks off at 4pm. Bar […]

Offshore oil and gas drop-in session: Port Lincoln

Community members are invited to attend a free drop-in session in Port Lincoln to learn about governments’ roles in regulating offshore oil and gas activities off the SA coast, including in the Great Australian Bight.  Participating SA and Australian government agencies will be available to provide information and answer questions about: how oil and gas […]

UniSA Whyalla Campus Open Day

Attend UniSA’s Whyalla Open Day and discover their range of on-campus and online study options, including degrees available at their metropolitan campuses.  You can also take a tour, talk to current staff and students, attend presentations and learn more about studying with UniSA including entry pathways, how to apply and student support services. For more […]

14th GMUSG Conference & Trade Expo

A must attend event for anyone doing business in resources, energy, manufacturing, defence and infrastructure. Hear how and where more than $3 billion is being spent in the Upper Spencer Gulf and Far North of South Australia. A presentation by GFG Alliance is just one of many items being planned for this year’s conference.  Every […]

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

Award Opportunities

Perks Business Boost Awards - supports businesses in the early stages to consolidate, grow and flourish.  Win business services and some cash.

SA Climate Leaders Awards - shines a light on the work being done by individuals, the community, business and government to address climate change in SA.

Funding Opportunities

Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation

The Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation helps build community capacity to address local needs through charitable grant making and encouraging philanthropy. A community foundation is an independent philanthropic organisation working in a specific geographic area. The Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation covers a vast area stretching from the Gawler Ranges in the north to Port Lincoln in […]

$1 million for regional airport upgrades

The State Government has opened the next round of the Support Regional Aviation initiative which provides funding for important South Australian regional airport upgrades. Projects that can apply for funding from the $1 million program include: Resealing runways, taxiways and aprons; Upgrading fencing; Replacing lighting; and, Extending and upgrading terminal facilities. “Everyone living in regional […]

Featured Grants

Top 5 Goverment Grants for startupsEntrepreneurs' Programme, CSIRO Kick-Start, Biomedical Translation Fund, Export Market Development Grant, Research and Development Tax Incentive.

Enable and Engage - helping communities to help themselves and to engage within and across communities.

Arts Projects - funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public.

Ignitor Fund - supports social enterprise changemakers who are finding new and innovative solutions to tackle the most pressing issues within their local communities.

Country Arts SA - to support arts and cultural activities in regional SA that are sustainable, have long term benefits, develop partnerships and networks and provide skills development opportunities.

SA History Fund - to support the production and sharing of SA's history.

SA Healthy Towns Challenge - to implement preventative health projects that improve health and wellbeing by helping to prevent illness and injury.

H&R Block Grants for Growth - are giving away $10,000 to 20 small businesses.

Dreams for a Better World - Round Four: Animals and Community. Business Grants deadline is extended to 19 August.

Grants SA - Applications open for grants to strengthen communities.

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.

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

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Farming together has news of grants, funding scholarships, jobs and other opportunities. CLICK HERE to view their latest newsletter including - FRDC Project ideas sought, Regional Achievement and Community Awards, Australian Farm Institute Essay Competition open, Wine Exports Grants program, plus much more.

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
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