E-news: February 2021


E-NEWS | February 2021

Mill Cottage Museum, Flinders Park, Port Lincoln

Built in 1866 for Joseph K Bishop. Mill Cottage Museum houses many Bishop family artifacts, some of which were brought with them from England on the ‘Dorset’. Also on display are numerous watercolours capturing the stunning scenery of the Lower Eyre Peninsula by Miss Amy Bishop. 

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RDAEP Update

Happy New Year from the Regional Development Australia Eyre Peninsula Board and Staff, we trust you have had an enjoyable break over the holiday period. 

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Bryan Trigg Reappointed Chair of RDAEP Board

The Hon Nola Marino MP, Assistant Minister for Regional Development is pleased to announce the reappointment of Mr Bryan Trigg AFSM as Chair of Regional Development Australia (RDA) Eyre Peninsula to 30 June 2025. Minister Marino said, “Bryan has provided strong leadership for RDA Eyre Peninsula during his time as Chair, having successfully steered the […]

RDAEP Committee Members 2021

Following the call for Committee Member applications at the end of 2020, Chair of Regional Development Australia Eyre Peninsula (RDAEP) Bryan Trigg has announced the new Board. The 2021 Board includes Mr Bryan Trigg AFSM (Chair),  Mr Malcolm Catt, Mrs Heather Baldock,  Mr Jack Velthuizen, Mr Allan Suter OAM, Mr Thomas Antonio, Mrs Sue Chase […]

EPLGA Annual Conference – Building Regional Resilience

On Thursday 25 and Friday 26 February the Eyre Peninsula Local Government Association (EPLGA) and Regional Development Australia Eyre Peninsula (RDAEP) will be delivering the 84th annual conference at the Port Lincoln Racing Club. The two-day program for invited local government and industry representatives and state and federal government decision makers, will focus on ‘Building […]


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


EP Regional Freight Forum

The SA Freight Council (SAFC) in conjunction with RDAEP is holding a Regional Freight Forum to understand the current and future multimodal (road, rail, sea and air) freight needs of the Eyre Peninsula. The Forum is part of SAFC’s Regional Freight Productivity Project and all issues raised will be fed back to the State Government […]

Feral deer concerns for Eyre Peninsula

Images of feral deer captured near Kimba by the Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board, have raised concerns that deer populations are establishing in eastern Eyre Peninsula and that sightings are not being reported. Eyre Peninsula Landscape Officer Rebekah Davenport, says it is important to prevent deer populations establishing on the Eyre Peninsula as they cause serious […]


FREE 2 hour One on One Business Mentoring

Adelaide Business Hub (ABH) is the service provider for the Australian Small Business Advisory Service (ASBAS) program Digital Solutions SA. ABH has delivered this 3-year program across metropolitan, regional and rural South Australia, supporting over 1200 small businesses. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Federal Government has expanded the ASBAS program so that a further […]

Be part of SA’s Electric Vehicle Charging Network

Put your business on the map. As part of its Electric Vehicle Action Plan, the South Australian government is investing up to $13.4 million to deliver a statewide public charging network. To lay the foundations, the government is seeking Registrations of Interest from property owners and tenants interested in hosting electric vehicle chargers that could be […]

SME Business Advisory Services Funding

The SME Business Advisory Services Program helps eligible small and medium sized businesses access professional services to grow and transform their business. The program is designed to support eligible South Australian businesses, of any business type or industry sector, access professional business advice in key area/s to help support their business growth and transformation, and […]


Work in SA’s Regions

With COVID-19 impacting on primary industries securing workers and tourism and hospitality filling roles in our regions, Regional Development Australia Eyre Peninsula (RDAEP) have partnered with the State Government to create ‘Real Work, Real Experience’ as an initiative to bring workers and employers together to support our regions. If you need additional staff now or […]

Survey Results – EP Camping and Eyes on Eyre Project

Click here to view the results:  Survey Results The current holiday period of December 2020 – January 2021 has highlighted increasing pressures on existing infrastructure along the Eyre Peninsula coastline with the number of visitors to the region. Regional Development Australia Eyre Peninsula (RDAEP), Eyre Peninsula Local Government Association (EPLGA) and the Eyre Peninsula Landscape […]

nbn sets 5G long-range transmission world record

nbn wish to draw your attention to the following initiatives regarding development of products and services to support and build regional economies. nbn is exploring 5G technology operating in mmWave spectrum as part of its commitment to continually enhance customer experience and evolve the Fixed Wireless network for future needs. In live testing nbn and […]

Book Bazaar goes EFTPOS with Sponsorship

The Port Lincoln Book Bazaar has unveiled its new EFTPOS sales system after receiving COVID-19 Recovery Sponsorship from the Port Lincoln Bendigo Community Bank. The sponsorship enabled the Book Bazaar Charity Bookshop to set up a new point of sale system and deliver volunteer training, keeping volunteers and bookshop patrons safer, and embracing the convenience […]


Ageing Well Community Grants

Organisations seeking funding should be working together with older people, including those from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Projects and activities should contribute to building and maintaining inclusive communities focussed on ageing well. Non-government, non-profit incorporated organisations can apply for Grants for Seniors and Positive Ageing Fellowship Grants. Local governments can apply for Age Friendly SA Grants. […]

Regional Event Fund 2021-22

The South Australian Government is putting regional jobs first, thanks to an additional $1 million in regional event funding – set to spur new and innovative regional events and to grow existing events right across the state. The 2021-22 Regional Event Fund has four categories: Significant Event Funding (from $50,000) – up to three years’ […]

Applying for Building Better Regions Fund?

If you are considering applying for the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) Round 5, in the first instance you should take into consideration: Is my project well defined? Will my project deliver economic and social benefits to my community? For infrastructure projects, can construction commence within 12 weeks of executing a grant agreement? Do I have […]

Heritage Grants Program – Round 3

Round 3 of the SA Heritage Grants Program is now open and will close on 26 February 2021. The SA Heritage Grants Program has been in operation since 2018. $500,000 worth of grants has been provided to help undertake conservation work or documentation on South Australia’s State heritage-listed places. The provision of this grant funding […]

Community Child Care Fund – Competitive Round 3

The Australian Government has approved funding of $117 million (GST exclusive) from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2024 for Community Child Care Fund (CCCF) Open Competitive Round 3 grant opportunity. This funding will help support child care services address barriers to child care participation, particularly targeting disadvantaged and vulnerable families and communities. To be […]

Game On – Partnerships Program

The Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing is excited to announce the opening of the Partnerships Program. The new 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 […]

Grants SA - due to COVID-19 the Grants SA program has stopped running until further notice.

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 - 25 February, 10 March
Working at Heights - 26 February, 19 March
White Card - 3 March
Forklift - 4-5, 15-16, 25-26 March
EWP Scissor Lift - 12 March
EWP Boom-Type - 23-24 March

Adelaide Business Hub

Leveraging LinkedIn to Build your Brand online 10 or 17 February from 10.00am-12.30pm.

Innovation & Collaboration Centre - University of South Australia, Whyalla Campus

AusIndustry Innovation & Commercialisation information session in Port Lincoln at the Rebel, 15 February 5.00pm-7.00pm.

AusIndustry Innovation & Commercialisation information session in Whyalla at UniSA ICC, 16  February 5.00pm-7.00pm

Join representatives from the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources’ Entrepreneurs’’ Programme that can give you access to business experts who will work with you to grow your business from where you are to where you want to be.

 Make the most of Networking at UniSA ICC, 22 February 4.00pm-7.00pm.

Learn how to network like a pro, develop your elevator pitch, plan follow ups and turn meeting new people into your greatest promotional asset. (Includes free follow up mentoring)

For more training opportunities


Far North Carbon Farming Forum - 11 February 

At The Bay (Tumby Bay) - 5 - 8 March 

Riviera Port Lincoln Tuna Classic - 12 - 14 March

SALT Festival - 16 - 25 April 

For more events
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