Enews May 2018


E-NEWS | MAY 2018

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RDAWEP Board News

RDAWEP announces Chair Appointment – Mr Bryan Trigg

Regional Development Australia Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula (RDAWEP) is pleased to announce the re-appointment of Mr Bryan Trigg as the Chair of Regional Development Australia Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula (RDAWEP) by the Honourable Dr John McVeigh, Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government, in consultation with South Australian Government Minister for Regional Development the […]

Seeking Applications for Deputy Chair and Committee Members

Would you like to give something back to your community? Are you interested in leading/contributing to a committee to motivated locals who will focus on driving economic development in Eyre Peninsula? Regional Development Australia (RDA) is seeking regional leaders with vision, drive and business experience who are able to facilitate economic development opportunities and investment […]

Economic and Business Development

Wudinna Business Forum – a catalyst for change

Regional Development Australian Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula (RDAWEP) were pleased to be invited by the District Council of Wudinna to attend a recent community business forum and discuss current regional and global economic trends and how they may affect the Wudinna community into the future. “Since 2001 we have seen significant changes in Eyre Peninsula’s […]

2018 Mortlock Shield Live Streaming Digital Opportunity

Following a successful trial over the past 2 years, the Mortlock Shield committee has extended live streaming from the 2 finals played on Monday afternoon in 2016 and 2017 to now include the entire carnival in 2018. The Shield will be live streamed on the Mortlock Shield Facebook and website and provides an opportunity for […]

RJIP Upper Spencer Gulf – Grant recipients announced

On 10 April 2018, the Hon Dr John McVeigh MP, Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government, and Mr Rowan Ramsey MP, Member for Grey announced the successful Regional Jobs and Investment Package (RJIP) grant recipients for Upper Spencer Gulf. The program’s intended outcomes are to drive economic growth and create jobs in ten […]

Call for Nominations – SANFL Regional Council Eyre Peninsula

SANFL Community Football is calling for nominations for positions on the SANFL Regional Council – Eyre Peninsula. This is a newly formed Council that will act in an advisory capacity to the SANFL on the strategic direction of football in the Eyre Peninsula region. The Charter under which the Council will operate includes the purpose […]

Disability Workforce Hub News

Starting your business with confidence

The Disability Workforce Hub in conjunction with Auctus Consulting Pty Ltd is pleased to offer an opportunity to undertake a FREE training program designed to assist creating your own small business within the Disability Workforce. Together with Auctus, we are offering a 10 week training program and 12 month mentorship program for individuals interested in […]

Tourism Development

2018 South Australian Tourism Awards

Did you know that nominations for the 2018 SA Tourism Awards are now open for all South Australian tourism businesses across more than 30 categories? The South Australian Tourism Awards celebrate the State’s finest tourism businesses, recognising those who have demonstrated outstanding achievements and success throughout the year. The Awards program allows entrants to not […]

Food Industry Development

delicious. Produce Awards 2018 Eyre Peninsula winners announced

Eyre Peninsula produce was highlighted in the 2018 delicious. Produce Awards with the region’s pork, salt and seafood amongst the South Australian winners.  In the paddock category Boston Bay Smallgoods Company was awarded for its free-range pork, and Clean Seas Seafood’s Spencer Gulf Hiramasa kingfish, Gazander Oysters’ Pacific oysters, Olsson’s Sea Salt and Yumba Aquaculture’s greenlip abalone […]

Tasting Australia delivers in Coffin Bay

This year, the Tasting Australia festival expanded its program, putting a focus on regional experiences. The festival teamed up with Alliance Airlines to deliver Tasting Australia Airlines – packaging experiences to SA’s premium food and wine regions, including the Eyre Peninsula. The ex-Adelaide packages to Coffin Bay sold out within days. The Coffin Bay Yacht […]

Employment, Skills and Training Opportunities

Children’s University Australia (CUA) is coming to regional South Australia!

RDAWEP is pleased to welcome Children’s University Australia to our Whyalla office.  The initiative will provide our young students a taste of future university life and enhance their usual academic experience. CUA encourages children to engage in fun, meaningful learning beyond the classroom and recognises their achievements through the award of formal certificates.  The aim […]

2018 Whyalla Recording Scholarship

Whyalla’s Stormfront Productions is proud to launch the 2018 Whyalla Recording Scholarship (WRS) to “Expand the Horizons” of young original music talents from our region. 2017 winner BREEZE Millard has just finished her tenure, having seen her debut single “I Have My Own Life” sell strongly on iTunes, reach number 8 on the national AMRAP […]

GFG Australia Cadets Programme launched

Prince Charles launched the Australian GFG Australia Cadets Programme at his 70th birthday celebration with ambassador Sanjeev Gupta. His Royal Highness Prince of Wales and GFG Alliance Executive Chairman, Sanjeev Gupta, are helping nurture a new generation of skilled manufacturing workers with the launch of the GFG Australia Cadets programme. Prince Charles launched GFG Australia […]

EPCF Education Fund Tertiary Scholarships 2018

The purpose of the Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation Tertiary Scholarships in 2018 is to provide funding for Eyre Peninsula educated students who wish to or are studying at a university in Adelaide after completion of year 12. These scholarships will help with the cost of books and resources needed for the students to establish themselves […]

TAFE SA Happenings across EP and Whyalla

Short courses:
Firearms Safey - Port Lincoln and Ceduna
Tag and Test - Port Lincoln, Streaky Bay, Whyalla, Wudinna
Food Safety - Wudinna, Cleve 
Provide First Aid - multiple locations
Contractor's Licensing Unit - Port Lincoln, Whyalla
Many Award Courses also on offer.

For more upcoming training opportunities visit www.rdawep.org.au

Have Your Say

Mission Australia 2018 Youth Survey

Eyre Peninsula residents aged 15-19 years are encouraged to participate in Mission Australia’s annual Youth Survey. Mission Australia’s Youth Survey has been conducted annually since 2002.  The 2018 survey focuses on social inclusion/exclusion, including participation in education, employment and community, family and social support, perceptions about general wellbeing, values and concerns, and sources of support. […]


Showcase Cleve District Instagram Competition

Cleve want your help to showcase their district on Instagram! How to enter: Follow @district.council.of.cleve on Instagram Capture a moment of a location to explore in the Cleve District or of you enjoying what the District has to offer. Tag @district.council.of.cleve  and #EyrePeninsula along with one of the following: #ArnoBay #Cleve #DarkePeak Prize:  $200 voucher* *The […]

Spirit of Grains Competition

GrainGrowers Spirit of Grains Competition is for children aged between 5 – 18 years living on a grains farm anywhere in Australia – or who has relatives who do. Tell the story about your family’s history on a grains farm, which blends together the past and the future. Prizes include a drone, a goPro and […]

Malka Aboriginal Art Prize exhibition

The Malka Aboriginal Art Prize exhibition is now open for entries! Indigenous artists from the Mid North, Spencer Gulf, Flinders Ranges and Outback, Eyre Peninsula, and Far West regions of South Australia are invited to submit an entry. View the Information Pack and Artist Agreement Prize categories are: 1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize People’s […]

Upcoming Regional Events

Reconciliation Week – Don’t Keep History a Mystery

National Reconciliation Week, 27 May – 3 June is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a […]

HMAS Whyalla 77th Anniversary

Help Celebrate! Bring friends, family and visitors and enjoy one of Whyalla’s Iconic Treasures. Explore the Ship and one of Whyalla’s oldest gardens. Enjoy Whyalla Vintage Cars, Whyalla Brass band and the improved Model Railway exhibit. Tasty coffee, sausage sizzle and cold drinks available.

Mainstreet SA State Conference 2018

‘Mainstreet Rejuvenation – Catalysts, Concepts and Communities’ Mainstreet SA is a not-for-profit, member based organisation committed to supporting streets as destinations for local goods, services and shopping.  They have been working hard to deliver the annual Mainstreet SA Conference in a regional location and are delighted that it will be taking place in Port Pirie. The […]

Smart City Solutions Information Session – Wudinna

Smart City Solutions are changing the public face of waste and refuse management and are visiting Eyre Peninsula. RDAWEP are hosting two, one and half hour sessions for those interested in learning more about smart bins and talking with Luke Johnston about what is working for other governments around Australia. May 17 Thursday Wudinna Telecentre 12.30 pm – 2.00 pm May 18 Friday Port Lincoln RDAWEP Boardroom 10.00 am – 11.30 am RSVP […]

Smart City Solutions Information Session – Port Lincoln

Smart City Solutions are changing the public face of waste and refuse management and are visiting Eyre Peninsula. RDAWEP are hosting two, one and half hour sessions for those interested in learning more about smart bins and talking with Luke Johnston about what is working for other governments around Australia. May 17 Thursday Wudinna Telecentre 12.30 pm – 2.00 pm May 18 Friday Port Lincoln RDAWEP Boardroom 10.00 am – 11.30 am RSVP […]

Port Lincoln Long Lunch

The Fresh Fish Place – Port Lincoln’s Annual Food, Wine and Music Event. Seven of the town’s favourite venues will participate in this years Long Lunch, offering a limited menu showcasing the best local produce, live entertainment and award winning Chefs of Port Lincoln with all proceeds supporting local children through the charity, Variety SA. […]

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 […]

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

Grant Funding Opportunities

Expressions of interest open for Natural Resources Management projects

Expressions of Interest for projects from $500 up to $25,000 are now open. Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula is looking for ideas that aim to improve the status of threatened species and ecological communities on private land, community parks and reserves in the Eyre Peninsula region. The Board is inviting all local community groups, local government, […]

Featured Grants

FRRR ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grants - to assist regional communities in adopting one of the seven Heywire ideas that were identified as the most pressing issues facing youth in regional Australia.

Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience-Scholarships for Volunteers - to equip volunteers with the skills and leadership required in the emergency and disaster management sector.

Nuffield Scholarship - for primary producers to increase practical farming knowledge, and management skills and techniques.

Augusta Zadow Awards - to invest in research or projects that improve the health and safety of women or young workers in South Australia.

Recycling Market Development Grants - for activities that will strengthen local market demand fro recycled materials and recycled-content products.

Dreams for a Better World - Round Two: Health and People

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.

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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