Enews June 2018


E-NEWS | JUNE 2018

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Economic and Business Development

Federal Budget 2018 – Snapshot for regional Australia

In May, Treasurer Scott Morrison handed down the Australian Government budget and announced a range of initiatives for Australia’s regions. Investing in Regional Australia – The budget continues a commitment to build a strong regional Australia with extensions to community grants programs to invest directly in economic and social infrastructure which creates jobs and builds stronger […]

Check your electricity bill

Where do you shop for your home/small business electricity? You can buy peak electricity for 38 cents per kWh (before GST):         or 48 cents per kWh:           There is also pay on time discounts that can be 0%, 13%, 17% or 18% – this could be worth […]

GFG Alliance wins award and increases scope

A massive investment in Pumped Hydro storage technology is just one of many potential projects Sanjeev Gupta has announced as part of a portfolio of ambitious projects being considered by GFG Alliance. The big news last year was the acquisition of the Whyalla Steel Plant and the committed $1 billion upgrade. This year, Mr Gupta […]

Fair Work Ombudsman’s Small Business Showcase

The Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman has launched its Small Business Showcase. The online tool assists small businesses with their employee obligations such as hiring new employees, calculating pay, keeping the right records and resolving issues in the workplace. Small businesses often lack the resources and ready access to professional help that can make […]

Tourism Development

Eyre Peninsula FREE Wi-Fi

Contrary to popular belief, free Wi-Fi connectivity in main streets and visitor hotspots generally means uploading (rather than downloading) with the sharing and promotion of the spoils and attractions of a region or town to friends and family. This can translate into greater visitation and therefore economic gains for local businesses than could be delivered […]

Regional Visitor Strategy offers tourism opportunity

The South Australian Regional Visitor Strategy has now been launched. The strategy outlines opportunities to grow South Australia’s regional visitor economy by $1 billion and create 1000 new jobs. Initiated by regional tourism organisations through the Regional Tourism Chairs Forum and led by Helen Edwards as Chair of the Regional Visitor Strategy Steering Committee, the […]

Eyes on Eyre

The Eyre Peninsula is a culturally rich landscape with a dynamic geology that is largely untapped for visitor exploration and experiences.  The region is vast, isolated and full of intrigue.  The EP as locals deem it, has secrets both wonderful and dramatic.  The energy that filters down from the desert to the inland mountain ranges, […]

Community News

Nauo Meet and Greet

An introduction to Aboriginal history of Coffin Bay and Lower Eyre Peninsula was held at the Coffin Bay Yacht Club on 31st May. The event attracted almost 100 people who were keen to express their respect and interest in the Nauo people’s connection to country. Thanks to the coordination and foresight of Coffin Bay local, […]

Elliston Council National Award win for Monument Wording Project

The District Council of Elliston’s work to acknowledge the deaths of Aboriginal people at Waterloo Bay in May 1849 through its Reconciliation Monument Wording Project has been recognised at the National Local Government Awards. The National Awards for Local Government include 10 categories that celebrate projects that demonstrate leading practice, deliver improved outcomes and have […]

Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation gives thanks to the Port Lincoln Community Bank

The Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation Board would like to thank the Port Lincoln Community Bank for the donation/sponsorship of a new laptop to assist with the day to day operation of the Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation in May 2018. The Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation Board projects are: Building Corpus Funds; Book Bazaar – Eyre Peninsula […]

Employment, Skills and Training Opportunities

Careers Expo

Janene Piip, RDAWEP Career Service Practitioner for Eyre Peninsula, provided career advice to school students at the inaugural LEP Careers & Further Education Expo on the 25th May. The event held at the Navigator College was hugely successful with students from Navigator College, Port Lincoln High School and St Joseph’s School taking advantage of the […]

Tumbelin GO

Tumbelin GO is an exciting adventure therapy, case management and career planning program for young people living in Southern Adelaide and Port Lincoln. Tumbelin is a Ngarrindjeri word which means “Awaken and Live”. The aim is to journey alongside young people as they discover how to get up and “Go” towards a career that makes them […]

Volunteers Needed

The Smith Family in Whyalla is recruiting volunteers for its Learning Club or homework club program. The Learning Clubs run on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons and provide educational support to children aged between 5 and 16 years of age. What a volunteer needs: DCSI Police Clearance (can be arranged if required) An interest in […]

Disability Workforce Hub News

Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Disability Hub Newsletter

CLICK HERE to read about:
- Embracing cultural and linguistic diversity
- Answers to your NDIS questions
- Events
- Vacancies and Employment.

Have Your Say

2018 Regional Voice Survey – Have Your Say

It has been two years since Business SA took the pulse of businesses across regional South Australia, and the time has come to again ask you how you feel about what matters most to owners, operators and decision makers – from the large to the self-employed – across our state. Business SA is launching the […]

Upcoming Regional Events

Meet the Minister

Meet Minister The Hon David Ridgway MLC Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment this July! The South Australian Tourism Industry Council (SATIC) and the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment – the Hon David Ridgway MLC will be delivering a series of industry events across South Australia over the next three months to discuss tourism and the […]

Wonders of the West

WestArt present Wonders of the West West Art/Ceduna Oysterfest Art Exhibition is open for artists who reside on the Eyre Peninsula, and includes any theme, any media (including photography, sculpture, textures, weaving, mosaic). To be exhibited at Ceduna Memorial Hall Foyer 27 September – 13 October 2018. The 2018 Exhibition features a Youth Prize and […]

34th Australian Salmon Fishing Championship

The Australian Salmon Fishing Championship is an annual event held in the Elliston district and run by Elliston Community and Visitor Information Centre and the Australian Salmon Fishing Championships committee. The competition runs from 1st June to 31st August and 2018 is the 34th year of competition. Fish from the land from Sheringa to Mount […]

SA Regional Development Conference 2018

The 2018 South Australian Regional Development Conference is presented by Regional Development South Australia and hosted by RDA Yorke and Mid-North with support from RDA Barossa Gawler Light and Adelaide Plains. RDA Chairs, Board members, Local Government elected members and economic development staff are encouraged to attend. Speakers include: Roger Lee – Executive Director of […]

The 3 P’s – Packaging, Partnerships and Pricing PLUS Distribution & Commission Port Lincoln

SATIC, with the support of the Government of South Australia, the South Australian Tourism Commission and the Commonwealth Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure (TDDI) program, is running 40 workshops around the state in 2017/18. These workshops will be followed by one-on-one business coaching sessions (within six months). Please note that only 100 coaching sessions are available […]

OZ Minerals Community Information Sessions

Community Information Sessions with OZ Minerals, A modern mining Company.  OZ Minerals is an Australian based modern mining company with a focus on copper. Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, OZ Minerals has a growth strategy focused on creating value for all stakeholders. Go along to an OZ Minerals information session and find out more about OZ Mineral […]

Whyalla CuttleFest 2018

Who wants to swim with GIANTS?! Jump in and swim with Giant Australian cuttlefish! CuttleFest 2018 tickets are now available. Thank you to Whyalla City Council, Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula, Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries (EMS) and DEWNR Marine Parks who have made it possible to offer heavily discounted tickets to locals of Eyre Peninsula. For a […]

NAIDOC Week 2018

This years NAIDOC Week theme is Because of her, we can!  NAIDOC Week 2018 will be held nationally from Sunday 8 July and continue through to Sunday 15 July. As pillars of our society, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have played – and continue to play – active and significant roles at the community, local, […]

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

Grant Funding Opportunities

Featured Grants

Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Grants - to solve industry problems and improve competitiveness, productivity and sustainability of Australian industries.

Entrepreneurs' Programme - for business competitiveness and productivity.

Mental Health Week Grants - to support Mental Health Week promotional activities.

English Family Foundation - Ignitor Fund - to support Australian social enterprise changemakers who are finding new and innovative solutions to tackle pressing issues within local communities.

Dreams for a Better World - Round Three: Sport and Education

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.

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