E-news: May 2021


E-NEWS | May 2021

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RDAEP Update

Tourism Development Manager – Eyre Peninsula (Re-advertised)

An exciting opportunity for an innovative and proactive manager to lead the development of Eyre Peninsula as a world class tourism destination. Regional Development Australia Eyre Peninsula (RDAEP) plays a key role in the economic future of Eyre Peninsula and is the peak regional tourism organisation, charged with driving the strategic growth of the region’s […]

Regional Workforce Meetings – Cleve, Cummins, Elliston and Tumby Bay

The workshop purpose is to discuss with businesses; Employment gaps, Skills shortages, and What is currently working and what is not. Cummins – Tuesday 4 May 2021, Cummins Hotel Conference Room,  6:30 – 7:30pm. Please register your attendance through the following link – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HP78FHR Cleve – Monday 17 May 2021, Cleve Council Chambers, 6:30 – 7:30pm. Please […]

Annual Summit ‘Growing our Regional Workforce’

You are invited to join Regional Development South Australia (RDSA) at the 2021 Annual Summit, ‘Growing our Regional Workforce’. Date: Thursday 3 June 2021 Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm Location: Adelaide Hills Convention Centre, Hahndorf Registration: In person + interactive online will be available Cost: $25 to attend in person + free online More information to […]

Regional Work

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’, an initiative to bring workers and employers together to support our regions. If you need additional staff now, or expect […]


Our Regions Matter: Blueprint to Drive Economic Growth

A South Australian-first blueprint to drive economic growth in the state’s regions and create jobs across a range of industries has been released by the Government of South Australia. Premier Steven Marshall, who released the blueprint and launched the Our Regions Matter website, said South Australia’s regions are the economic powerhouse that drives prosperity for the whole […]


Freight Survey

This year RDAEP partnered with the South Australian Freight Council (SAFC) to hold a regional Freight Productivity Forum in Port Lincoln – part of a broader state-wide Regional Freight Productivity Project. The Regional Freight Productivity Project is a SAFC initiative, funded by the Department of Infrastructure and Transport, to capture issues (both problems and opportunities) […]

Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs

Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management, David Littleproud, has launched 8 Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs across Australia. The Hubs are part of the Australian Government’s $5 billion Future Drought Fund. The Hubs will be shopfronts where farmers, agribusinesses and communities can connect with drought resilience expertise, and contribute to the development of new […]

On-farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme Re-opened

South Australian primary producers in drought affected areas can now apply to the On-farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme under a new round of funding. You may be eligible to receive a rebate of up to 25% (max $25,000) for the cost of purchasing, installing and repairing on-farm water infrastructure for livestock and permanent horticulture. […]

AdvanceAG Showcase

AdvanceAg 2021, South Australia’s showcase of AgTech brings the latest thinking and innovations in AgTech to you. Learn about the practical application and benefits of AgTech through case studies with producers, AgTech developers and industry leaders. The event is designed for: primary producers and agricultural businesses AgTech start-ups technology developers educators and others from the AgTech […]

New Mining Regulations drive increase in inquiry to the Landowner Information Service

With the South Australian Government’s new Mining Regulations commencing on 1 January, and recent increases in mining activity at a local level, Landowner Information Service Officer Brett Klau is responding to increased inquiries from landowners unsure of their rights and obligations, especially when developer or mineral explorer interest might impact their farming enterprise. The Landowner […]


Review into South Australia’s Tourism Regulation

The South Australian Productivity Commission is undertaking a review into SA’s tourism regulation, focusing on nature-based and agriculture-based tourism sectors. It will make recommendations in improving the efficiency of the operations and performance of relevant state agencies and to improve the adaptability and resilience of the regulatory process. It will also examine ways to cut […]

Tourism Development Manager – Eyre Peninsula (Re-advertised)

An exciting opportunity for an innovative and proactive manager to lead the development of Eyre Peninsula as a world class tourism destination. Regional Development Australia Eyre Peninsula (RDAEP) plays a key role in the economic future of Eyre Peninsula and is the peak regional tourism organisation, charged with driving the strategic growth of the region’s […]

Great State Vouchers Round 4 Announced

The Premier has announced another round of Great State Vouchers targeted to accommodation, to keep the momentun of SA’s record-breaking occupancy rates going into the colder months. From January to March 2021, regional accommodation in SA enjoyed its best three-month period yet, with the highest average occupancy, room nights stayed, and revenue ever recorded. For […]


Small Business Forums

FREE EVENT – Enjoy welcome drinks and nibbles and hear about support available for your small business from the experts in the ATO, Fairwork Ombudsman, Safework SA, Return to Work SA and the Employment Facilitator. Topics include awards and wages, superannuation, payroll & tax requirements, payslips and record keeping, trainee and apprenticeships and funding from […]

Download the SA Business Hub App

Make sure to check out the SA Business Information Hub app. The mobile phone app is a one-stop shop for financial support and services from the South Australian Government and the Australian Government. By downloading the app, business owners will have in the palm of their hand a tool that can point them to a […]


Congratulations to ABC Heywire Winner – Seth Hutchins

Congratulations to Seth Hutchins from Cleve for being 1 of the 35 winners of the ABC Heywire 2021 program. Heywire puts young Australians at the centre of the conversations that shape their communities. The ABC has run the annual regional youth project in partnership with the Australian Government since 1998. The annual Heywire cycle begins […]

Foundation Comes to Whyalla

Directors of the Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation (The Foundation) are pleased to announce an upcoming visit to recent Whyalla grant recipients, Whyalla Men’s Shed, Whyalla Road Safety Committee and Blue Light SA Whyalla In partnership with the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal, the Foundation also facilitates a Back to School program across Eyre Peninsula, […]


Grant to make your Winery or Cellar Door shine

Grants of up to $5,000 are available to wineries and cellar doors to create unique wine experiences, which tell the brand story of their region and promote local products produced by the winery. The Unique Wine Experience Grant Program is supporting South Australian wineries with cellar doors to grow their business by enhancing the visitor experience […]

Grow your eCommerce Export Business

Did you know that businesses who export across the globe grow faster, innovate more, create more jobs, and are less at risk to market fluctuations? COVID-19 created many challenges for South Australian businesses. But it has also opened up news ways of operating, with more consumers embracing online platforms to buy goods. The eCommerce Accelerator […]

Commercialisation Fund

The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) has announced it will manage a $30 million fund to support projects that focus on the six National Manufacturing Priorities recently announced by the Australian Government as part of its Modern Manufacturing Strategy: Recycling & Clean Energy Resources Technology & Critical Minerals Processing Food & Beverage Medical Products Defence Space The Fund will […]

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 
White Card -  18 May
Working at Heights -  19 May
Forklift -  13-14 May and 20-21 May
Confined Space -  24 May
Loader - 26-28 May


Port Lincoln Campus
Intermediate Excel 2016 for Business - 13 May
Advanced Excel 2016 for Business - 4 June
Safe Environments for Children and Young People - 18 May and 25 May
Provide First Aid - 27 May
Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - 27 May
Responsible Service of Alcohol - 31 May, 1 June and 14 July
Whyalla Campus
Provide First Aid - 11 June
Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - 11 June
I improve Reading Level 1 - 12 May
I improve Reading Level 2 - 12 May
I improve Writing Level 1 - 12 May
I improve Writing Level 2 - 12 May
Ceduna Campus
Provide First Aid - 25 May

For more training opportunities


Adelaide Guitar Festival - Tumby Bay - 17 July

Adelaide Guitar Festival - Cleve - 18 July 

Ceduna Oysterfest
- Ceduna - 1 - 3 October

Rodeo by the Sea - Streaky Bay - 27 November

For more events
Handy Links

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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