E-news: November 2021


E-NEWS | November 2021

RDAEP Board Members with the District Council of Franklin Harbour Mayor and CEO inspecting the impressive new marina at Cowell.

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For the latest information on COVID-19 : SA Government Covid-19


Board opposes SA Water’s EP desalination plant location

At the Regional Development Australia Eyre Peninsula (RDAEP) Board meeting held at Cowell on Friday 22 October 2021, the following resolution was carried unanimously. That the Regional Development Australia Eyre Peninsula Board strongly support the urgent need for a desalination plant on the Eyre Peninsula, but absolutely opposes the proposed location of Billy Lights Point […]


Develop your AgTech ideas in a start-up hub

Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development David Basham recently announced two new start-up hubs with one located on Eyre Peninsula. The Hubs are an initiative to grow more grains, meat, milk, wool, fruit and veg by enhancing the adoption of agricultural technology by farmers across the state. The Eyre Peninsula start-up hub will utilise […]

Recreational Fishing Survey

Primary Industries and Regions SA are asking recreational fishers to participate in their Recreational Fishing Survey Your contribution will help assess the sustainability of SA’s fishing resources, giving fishery managers the information they need to make sure there are healthy fish stocks into the future! Take the survey: http://ow.ly/TPnk50GugSx

Drought Resilience Leaders Development Program – Eyre Peninsula

The Australian Rural Leadership Foundation is inviting people from the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia to gather, collaborate and learn with other people who share the aspirations of the region. The program provides a learning experience that will challenge and support you to develop the skill, knowledge, mindset and networks to lead your community into the […]


Support for EP small Business Owners impacted by COVID

Rural Business Support (RBS) has a new financial counselling program that can support small business owners on the Eyre Peninsula to find their way forward from COVID-19. The service is free, independent and confidential for eligible clients. The program is modelled on the successful Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS), which has been supporting farmers and rural-related […]


Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW) Workshops – Port Lincoln

The South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC) digital marketing team is coming to the Eyre Peninsula to host not one, but two ATDW workshops. The first workshop, to be held on the 16 November will be of interest for Tourism Businesses, while the second workshop, held on the 17 November will be targeted towards tourism organisations and […]

SATC Tourism Industry Update

A plan to reopen our state and ease restrictions has been released – with 23 November set for when South Australia will open borders to fully-vaccinated people from all Australian states and territories. It is the date SA is expected to reach the national vaccination target of 80 per cent and comes earlier than initially […]


2022 Australia Day Awards – Nominations Open

South Australian Councils are inviting nominations for the 2022 Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards. The public are encouraged to nominate individuals and organisations that have made outstanding contributions to their community over the past 12 months and/or given outstanding service over a number of years to their community, over and above their normal duties. […]

Donations for EP Back to School Vouchers will Double Their Value with Matched Funding Opportunity

Donations for Eyre Peninsula Back to School Vouchers will have their value doubled! Donors can make a tax-deductible contribution to the Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation, which will lock in matched funding for Back-To-School vouchers for 2022. All of the vouchers will be distributed to schools across the Eyre Peninsula. Donors can request that their donation […]


Live Music Support Package

The South Australian Government has announced a $3 million Live Music Support Package for live music businesses, including dedicated live music venues, event promoters, and professional touring artists and crew. The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have taken a heavy toll on the music industry, and this package has been designed to assist music businesses […]

Australia Day 2022 Community Grants Program

Applications for the National Australia Day Council’s (NADC) Australia Day 2022 Community Events Grants program are now open,  for you to apply for up to $30,000 to deliver an event that gives your community the opportunity to reflect, respect and celebrate on Australia Day. Australia’s local government and community sectors play a vital role in […]

Nature-based and Heritage Tourism Grants

The Department for Environment and Water has announced applications are now open for two new grant programs: Nature-based Tourism Small Grants and Heritage Tourism Grants. These grant programs will support tourism businesses to leverage SA’s iconic nature and heritage to create new and enhanced experiences that encourage visitors to spend more time enjoying our state’s […]

Innovate with nbn Grants Program – $10,000 up for grabs!

Innovate with nbn™ – delivered in partnership with the Regional Australia Institute – is looking for businesses that are harnessing the benefits of the nbn™  network to develop products or solutions that improve digital participation, productivity or social outcomes for regional and remote Australians. Businesses are encouraged to apply for one of the seven categories […]

ABC’s 2022 Trailblazers – Applications Open

As part of the ABC’s Heywire program, which “puts young Australians at the centre of the conversations that shape their communities”, applications are now open for the ABC’s 2022 Trailblazers program which showcases the stories of regional Australia’s brightest new leaders. Trailblazers is an opportunity for people, aged between 18 and 28 who are driving […]

nbn Regional Co-Investments Fund

nbn have released the guidelines for the $300 million Regional Co-investment Fund (RCIF), intended to further enhance broadband services for rural and regional households, businesses and communities to help meet the growing and diverse needs of Australians living in regional areas. Regional Co-Investment Fund The fund is designed to uplift digital capability in regional and […]

Active Club Program - Round 50 now open.
Eligible sporting clubs and organisations can apply for up to $3,000 for funding of programs and equipment.  Applications close 17 November, 2021.

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 
Forklift - 15-16 November
Confined Space - 17 November
Working at Heights - 18 November


Port Lincoln Campus
Provide First Aid –  24 November
Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – 24 November

Wudinna Campus
Provide First Aid –  23 November
Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation –  23 November

For more training opportunities


Port Lincoln Races 
Twilight Meetings - 12 and 26 November, 10 and 31 December 
Day Meeting - 19 December

Rodeo by the Sea - Streaky Bay - 27 November

For more events
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Primary Industries and Regions SA  - stay informed and read PIRSA's latest newsletter. 

Business Industry Information - handy resources to help you learn about your industry's legal, operational and business requirements.


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