E-news: March 2022


March 2022

State Government Funding for Regional Development

The Hon David Basham MP travelled to Port Lincoln on 16 February 2022 to announce funding for Regional Development Australia.

Pictured L-R: Ryan Viney, RDAEP CEO, Bryan Trigg, RDAEP Chair, Minister Basham, Sam Telfer, Liberal Candidate for Flinders .

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- Eyre Peninsula


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Regional Development Australia Eyre Peninsula (RDAEP) is an Incorporated Association, partnering with the Australian, State and Local Governments to support the growth and development of the Eyre Peninsula region. The RDAEP committee members and staff aim to build partnerships between government, local businesses, community groups and key regional stakeholders to drive economic, business and tourism development on the Eyre Peninsula.

Regional Development South Australia Rebrand and New Website

Regional Development Australia’s (RDA) eight South Australian branches have collaborated to produce an invigorated new branding and website for Regional Development South Australia (RDSA). Executive Chair of RDSA, Rob Kerin, states “This website provides a fresh outlook of our collaboration as a state of our strategic priorities as well as showcasing our public documents such […]

New 4-Year Funding Commitment for Regional Development Australia announced by the State Government.

The Hon David Basham MP, Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, on behalf of the State Government has announced a new 4 year $3.307million funding commitment for the 7 non-metropolitan Regional Development Australia Boards (RDAs), which form part of the Regional Development Australian Framework. “The State Government’s commitment to the Regional Development Australia Framework […]

Business Survey – Hiring Staff

Are you operating a business on the Eyre Peninsula? We want to hear from you! RDAEP is compiling information on the challenges and barriers businesses face when hiring staff. In order to gain an understanding regionally, we are seeking any information you may have regarding the challenges and barriers you and your business face when […]


Wild Dog Trapper Training Workshop – Coorabie Farm and Charra

The Department of Primary Industries and Regions are holding wild dog trapper training workshops at Coorabie Farm and Charra. Topics include: trapping equipment | wild dog scan | planning on your property | habitats & signs of wild dogs | calling equipment | using cameras | aerial baiting | disease information | health & safety […]

Eyre Peninsula Vital Signs Report Shares Community Insights

The Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation has recently released the Vital Signs report 2021, providing an insightful snapshot of our regional communities as at the 2016 ABS Census. The report was developed with invaluable support from Wyatt Trust and Bendigo Community Bank Port Lincoln. The report was launched with an official hand over to Member for […]

Eyre Peninsula Disaster Fund activated for Karkoo-Yeelanna-Cummins Storm & Flood

Following discussions with the Lower EP community, the Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation has activated its Eyre Peninsula Disaster Fund to assist with the ongoing recovery from the storm and flooding which hit Karkoo, Yeelanna and Cummins between 21st and 27th January this year. The EP Disaster Fund was last activated in response to the Sleaford […]

Student Pathways – Connect with Employers or Students

Your career. Your pathway. Your choice. The South Australian Government is making it easier for school students to start their career sooner. The government’s VET for School Students policy aims to support school students with enhanced career education and increased opportunities to learn directly from industry and employers. They have clearly mapped out vocational education and training […]

Student Representative Council

The Commissioner for Children and Young People has launched the new statewide Student Representative Council (SA SRC) and is calling for applications from young people in Years 10, 11 and 12 to apply. The vision for this new state-wide SRC is that it will be a body of up to 100 high school students from […]

Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers

Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers is an Australian Government funded initiative to enable older Australian workers and recently unemployed older Australians to remain in, or re-enter the workforce. It provides personalised advice and guidance on upskilling for a current job, transitioning into new roles within a current industry or pathways to new careers, including options […]

Tourism Regulation Review

The Tourism Regulation Review final report is now published on the South Australian Productivity Commission (SAPC) website. The review made recommendations to improve regulatory practice relevant to nature-based and agritourism businesses by removing barriers and inefficiencies without compromising the various public interests that the regulators protect. View the document here: Tourism Regulation Review, January 2022 […]

Job Vacancies and Training Opportunities

Have you seen the refreshed EP Job Vacancies and Training Opportunities boards?  To support businesses to find the best suitable applicants, RDAEP now maintains a list of job vacancies across the region. To list a job vacancy  please submit a Job Submission Form.  Do you have an upcoming training opportunity that you would like advertised on our […]

Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation Back to School Vouchers 2022

In February and March 2022, the Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation (The Foundation) will be distributing $32,000 in Back to School Vouchers to students across the Eyre Peninsula (EP). With additional donations received of $1,000 to the Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation and its funding partner, the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR), the original allocation […]


Game On – Partnerships Program

The Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing have again announced the Partnerships Program. The  grant program responds to the priorities highlighted within the Game On: Getting South Australia moving initiative, a forward looking agenda which aims to get South Australians more active, more often and enjoying the many social, health and lifestyle benefits sport and […]

Opening our Great Outdoors Fund

The ‘Opening our Great Outdoors’ pool is funded by the Regional Growth Fund, Department of Primary Industries and Regions, to support economic generating regional tourism initiatives. There are 2 streams of the Fund for projects located within South Australia for outcome and benefits in regional South Australia. Stream 1: Regional tourism projects Regional tourism projects […]

Regional Event Fund Open

South Australia’s regional events are set to receive $1 million in support as applications for the Regional Event Fund (REF) have been announced. The 2022-23 Regional Event Fund has four categories: •     Significant Event Funding (from $50,000) – up to three years’ funding for new large-scale signature events that have the potential to be […]

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 
Confined Space - 7 March
Working at Heights - 9 March
Forklift - 23-24 March

**Confined Space Combination Pre-Evaluation and Forklift 

Due to a change in compliance requirements, anyone who enrols into the confined space combination course & Forklift that is not currently employed in an industry where experience has been provided, will need to complete a short Pre-Evaluation before enrolment. The learner guide and Pre-Evaluation will be provided via email and will need to be returned before enrolment is accepted. We are able to provide the Learner guide and Pre-Evaluation in paper form if required.

For more training opportunities


Port Lincoln Races 
Port Lincoln Cup - 4 March
Kimba Cup - 20 March

Colour Tumby - 11 - 14 March, Tumby Bay

A Taste of Streaky Bay - Long Table Lunch on the Bay, 1 May, Streaky Bay 

For more events
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