Enews May 2019


E-NEWS | May 2019

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Economic and Business Development

Whyalla Composting Facility Opening

Leading organics recycling, composting and renewable energy manufacturer Peats Group Ltd are proud to announce the official opening of their fourth compost and renewable energy manufacturing site located at Whyalla City Council’s Mount Laura Waste and Resource Recovery Centre. Opening of the site comes almost 12 months after the Australian Government funded its $222.3 million […]

New Aboriginal Art and Cultural Centre in Ceduna

A major initiative of the Far West Aboriginal Tourism Strategy has received the green light with the announcement by the Minister for Indigenous Affairs Nigel Scullion and Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey for a new Aboriginal Art and Cultural Centre in Ceduna. Mr Scullion said the Government is investing $800,000 to construct this centre and […]

Employment and Skills Development

Skilling Farmers on Eyre Peninsula

A project is being developed to advance the skills of farmers on Eyre Peninsula. This project stems from Regional Development Australia Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula’s Agriculture Advisory Group who have expressed concern that not enough of the new generation of farmers are acquiring the skills necessary to increase efficiencies and maximise farm profits in a […]

Tourism Update

Eyre Peninsula Visitor Guide and Nullarbor Guide currently taking advertising bookings

With new editions being published in the next few months, the Eyre Peninsula Visitor Guide and the Nullarbor Guide – The Nullarbor, Australia’s Great Road Journey – are currently taking advertising bookings. The media kits below provide all the necessary information for businesses looking to advertise these popular publications, including contact information for questions. 2019 […]

Taste of Streaky Bay a great success

Fantastic food and quality wine was the order of the day at the inaugural ‘Taste of Streaky Bay – Long Table Lunch on the Bay’ event. Held on Sunday 28 April, the weather gods were smiling as guests enjoyed a sumptuous four-course meal, with oysters upon arrival, overlooking the beautiful (and glassy) bay. The Honourable […]

Seven things to do in the Gawler ranges this Winter

Or autumn.  Or spring. Basically any of the cooler months. The Eyre Peninsula often evokes images of summer – sandy beaches, inviting rock pools and gorgeous sunny days on the water.  And we do have all that, and more. But we also have the beauty of the outback, and it’s best suited to the cooler […]

Disability Workforce Hub

Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Disability Hub Newsletter

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Environmental Care

Deer Scan

There have been a number of sightings of feral deer on southern Eyre Peninsula this year. New rules have been announced for the ownership and tagging of domestic deer in SA in an effort to reduce feral deer numbers.  The State Government has also appointed a Deer Control Coordinator to assist landholders in controlling feral […]

Funding for protection of Sheoak Grassy Woodlands in the Wildeyre Region

Incentive funding up to $50,000 for the protection of Sheoak Grassy Woodlands is currently on offer for landholders in the WildEyre area (from Streaky Bay to Mount Hope). The Eyre Peninsula Natural Resources Management Board invites expressions of interest from land holders in this area. Eligible activity includes fencing remnant Drooping Sheoak (Allocasuarina Verticillata) grassy […]

Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation

EP Community Foundation News

Ongoing Home Hospice Service for the Community Memorandum of Understanding for the EP Home Hospice Service has been extended by the Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation (EPCF) and Matthew Flinders Home (MFH). The EP Home Hospice Service provides out of hours and weekend support for terminally ill patients who wish to remain in their own homes […]

Scholarships and More

Read more about the following scholarship opportunities HERE

Churchill Fellowship - to investigate issues overseas that are of importance to Australia.

Hort Innovation Internship Program- to build capacity in people in the horticultural industry.

Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships Program - to improve access to and completion of STEM tertiary education courses for students from regional and remote Australia.

Training Opportunities

CEG  Port Lincoln: Forklift, White Card, Confined Space, Working at Heights, Elevating Work Platform, Excavator, First Aid.

Civil Train Port Lincoln: Working at Heights, Work Zone Traffic Management.

Click Here for more information and training dates 

Award Opportunities

2019 SA Community Achievement Awards

Do you know of a person, business or community group that is deserving of recognition for their outstanding work? 
The awards celebrate South Australians who have made valuable contributions to their communities.
Nominations close 24 July 2019.  For more information and to apply visit www.awardsaustralia.com

Upcoming Regional Events

SA History Festival

The History Festival is one of South Australia’s largest community events.  The festival promotes the State’s wonderful collections, places and stories through an amazing range of history-related activities.  The History Festival began in 2004 as SA History Week and has grown each year, becoming a month-long festival in 2011. The 2019 History Festival opened on […]

Open Day – Whyalla Maritime Museum

Help celebrate the 78th anniversary of the launch of HMAS Whyalla WWII warship with an open day at Whyalla Maritime Museum. The day will feature live entertainment with an open broadcast from Triply Y radio, Whyalla Community Brass Band and Whyalla Vintage Cars on display. Explore the Museum’s WWII galleries and shipbuilding history and search […]

SA Regional Development Conference 2019

Regional Conference to help food, wine and agribusiness grow. Global leaders in food, wine and agribusiness will share their strategies and success secretes at the 2019 Regional Development Conference and Dinner hosted by Regional Development South Australia, in partnership with the Government of South Australia through Primary Industries and Regions SA.  The 2 day event […]

2019 SA Tourism Conference

The South Australian Tourism Conference is a highlight on the Tourism Industry Council South Australia’s (TiCSA) events calendar. This state-wide conference will focus on ‘Leading and Developing Tourism in SA’. With a strong line up of presenters, the two day event will bring together industry representatives from all regions and sectors, offering professional development and […]

Australian Heritage Tourism Conference

You are invited to attend the inaugural Australian Heritage Tourism Conference (AHTC) in Adelaide to be part of a new conversation about heritage and tourism in Australia. Bringing together brilliant ideas and some of the best heritage tourism operators from across the country and around the world, this exciting new conference will explore future directions […]

Loss, Change and Self-Care Workshop

This FREE workshop is designed for family members and friends caring for a person with dementia. Topics include: An overview of loss and grief Understanding the impact of the caring role Exploring resilience Strategies for self-care. Suitable for family and friends of someone with a diagnosis of dementia. RSVP: Friday 24 May Registration is essential […]

2019 SA Visitor Info Centre Conference

The 2019 South Australia Visitor Information Centre Conference will be hosted on the Yorke Peninsula. The 3 day Conference program includes the SA Visitor Centre AGM, expeditions, guest speakers and more! Further information is available from the Copper Coast Visitor Information Centre on 08 8821 2333 or email info@coppercoast.sa.gov.au SA VIC Conference Program Accommodation Specials […]

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

Funding Opportunities

Featured Grants

DeviantArt Creative Grants Program – modest grants to artists for projects related to making and displaying art. Ongoing.

Performers Trust Foundation – to promote and encourage music and music-related performing arts. Ongoing

Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Projects – Organisations – funds activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public.  Round two closes 4 June.

Cultural Fund Organisations Grants – for projects that deliver opportunities for authors, journalists, artists and key industry stakeholders in the writing, publishing, education, and visual arts sectors. Round One closes 13 May

South Australian Venture Capital Fund – to secure funding and accelerate growth into national and global markets, stimulating economic activity and job creation. 

Cyber Security Small Business Program – provides businesses with 19 or fewer employees with a grant of up to $2,100 for a certified small business cyber security health check to determine business risk and areas that need attention.  Closes 30 June 2019.

Australian Apprentice Wage Subsidy – will support apprenticeships in skills needs occupations in rural and regional areas. Ongoing

Australian Business Advisory Services Digital Solutions – support for: websites and selling online; social media and digital marketing; using small business software; online privacy and security.  Enquire at RDAWEP or visit www.adelaidebusinesshub.com.au

New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) – personalised support to help you become a self-employed business owner.  Ongoing

Business.gov.au – Find grants, funding and support programs from across government to help your business grow and succeed.

AMP’s Tomorrow Fund – to create a better tomorrow for all, with a special focus on supporting charities that provide life-changing learning and work opportunities for disadvantaged Australians. Closing 27 May 2019

Ignitor Fund – to support Australian social enterprise changemakers who are finding new and innovative solutions to tackle the most pressing issues within their local communities. Ongoing

Australian Communities Foundation – represents around 300 subfunds, each with their own priorities and interests. Ongoing

Creativity Australia Choir Start-Ups – for people or groups who are wanting to start their own With One Voice choir. Round 10 closes 30 June 2019.

Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program – to preserve Australia’s wartime heritage and to involve people in projects and activities that highlight the service and sacrifice of Australia’s servicemen and women.  Ongoing

Independent Grocers of Australia – IGA Community Chest – to support local communities, charities and other worthwhile causes.  Ongoing

National Library of Australia – Community Heritage Grants – to assist with the preservation of locally owned, but nationally significant collections of materials that are publicly accessible. Closing 6 May

The Institute of Technology in Australia and New Zealand – Website Grant – to help charities turn their website from a brochure site to a data-driven website, marketing and fundraising tool.  Ongoing

Multicultural Grants Program 2019-20 – features four streams of funding to support our multicultural communities.  Close 17 May and 31 May

On-Farm Emergency Infrastructure Rebate Scheme – a rebate to drought affected farmers who invest in urgently needed on-farm water infrastructure. Closes 31 March 2021

Drought Communities Programme – Extension – to deliver benefits to targeted drought-affected regions of Australia.  Closing 30 June (for Eligible Councils announced in 2018) or 1 December (for Eligible Councils announced in March 2019).

The Norman Wettenhall Foundation – Small Environment Grants Scheme – for projects that will make a positive difference to the natural living environment.  Four rounds per year.

Advancing Renewables Program – to develop renewable energy technologies. Ongoing

SA Water Partnerships Program – focussed on community events and programs that have a clear link to water use and SA Water’s vision of delivering world class water services. Closes 19 May

Young Pink Sisters – providing immediate financial assistance up to $600 to those who are struggling to meet the financial demands of breast cancer treatment. Ongoing

SA’s Industry Leaders Fund – to study or obtain experience that will help applicants achieve their leadership capability more quickly and effectively. Closes 31 May.

Heywire Youth Innovation Grants – to bring one of seven youth-developed ideas to life.  Applications close 14 May 2019.

Top 5 Government Grants for startups
Entrepreneurs' Programme, CSIRO Kick-Start, Biomedical Translation Fund, Research and Development Tax Incentive.

Grants SA - Grants for community organisations

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

PIRSA  - stay informed about Primary Industries and Regions SA news.  CLICK HERE to view PIRSA's latest newsletter. 

Farming together has news of grants, funding scholarships, jobs and other opportunities. CLICK HERE to view their latest newsletter.


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