E-news: July 2021


E-NEWS | July 2021

Bonnie - beautifully made by local artist Peter Crosby from Cleve

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Welcome to new Tourism Development Manager

This week RDAEP welcomed Annabelle Hender, who follows in the footsteps of Sondra Stewart as Tourism Development Manager for the Eyre Peninsula. Annabelle brings to the role 20 years of experience in the tourism industry and a passion for sustainability. Her previous experience includes destination marketing for US tourism boards, B2B marketing for an Online […]


Notice to Users of Proper and Boston Bay Marine Areas

Notice to users of Proper and Boston Bay marine areas Salinity and current sensors What we’re doing We are working with SARDI to place salinity sensors in specific locations around Boston Bay and Proper Bay. This is part of an ongoing monitoring project to measure the salinity and current levels in those areas. When it’s […]

Virtual Bus Tour Hits the Road

Three Eyre Peninsula farmers have shared their experiences of precision agriculture as part of an online roadshow produced by the Society of Precision Agriculture Australia (SPAA). The Virtual Bus Tour, funded through the Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board Grassroots Grants Program, was developed to give farmers and other interested landowners access to the stories of these […]


Services for Australian Exporters

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) can assist companies to understand how to use Australia’s Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) to their benefit o    The FTA Portal (ftaportal.dfat.gov.au) provides information about using Australia’s free trade agreements to export and import. o    Businesses can help shape the content and scope of FTAs under […]

nbn Co and Amazon Web Services host virtual STEM Careers Day

nbn and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are hosting a ‘virtual’ STEM Careers Day focussed on students in year 10 – 12 but is open to all students with an interest in a STEM Career. The theme of the nbn and AWS STEM Careers Day is Be Creative, Be Entrepreneurial, Be Authentic and Be Brave. The […]

Tourism and Hospitality Labour Force

We know things are very difficult for South Australia’s tourism and hospitality businesses, particularly with finding and keeping skilled staff. Please help to understand what is happening across the state when it comes to tourism and hospitality workforce challenges. Responses are needed from businesses located in all of South Australia’s regions, of all business sizes […]


Services to Regions

Eyre Peninsula WiFi Hotspots https://southaustralia.com/travel-blog/south-australia-wifi-hotspots Regional Advisory Network The Regional Advisory Network (RAN) is a new program to help rural, regional and remote customers get connected wherever they are – at home, work, on the road. Even in complex locations or difficult environments. The program offers individual solutions provided by local Telstra experts located around […]

Koonibba Launch New Website

The Koonibba Community Aboriginal Corporation have created a new website.  Check it out at  https://koonibba.com.au/ Koonibba Community is made up of more than 200 descendants of the original inhabitants of a Lutheran Mission founded in 1901. Located just 35 kilometres from Ceduna and 5 kilometres north off the Eyre Highway, Koonibba is a great day […]

Flinders University Rural Allied Health Curriculum Project

In late 2020, Flinders University held consultation sessions to explore current and potential future practice in the delivery of allied health qualifications for regional, rural and remote communities. Phase 1 of consultation with communities, has now been completed and the report is attached for your information. Flinders Univesity Report on Allied Health Education in Regional, […]

Education Fund Tertiary Scholarship Recipients 2021

The Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation Board has awarded Tertiary Scholarships of $2000 in 2021 to Ella Tansell and Callum Guidera. The Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation Board congratulates the recipients and wishes them well with their studies. The EPCF established the Education Fund in 2016, and has received applications from all areas of the Eyre Peninsula. […]


Safer Communities Fund

The Department of Home Affairs ‘Safer Communities Fund’ grants are now open: Early Intervention Grants [Reference Code GO4589] of between $200,000 and $1.5million, for activities with youth at high risk of engaging in criminal activities or anti-social behaviour. Applications close 22 July 21. Infrastructure Grants [Reference Code GO4590] of between $10,000 and $500,000, to support […]

$2 million Budget Boost for Multicultural Affairs Grants

The Government of South Australia, have announced that the State Budget 2021-22 provides Multicultural Affairs a budget boost of $2 million in 2021-22 for one-off multicultural grants. The Government is committed to building stronger and more vibrant multicultural communities and are passionate about working in partnership with multicultural communities to advance, to celebrate, to expand […]

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 […]

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 -  22-23 July, 12-13 August
Confined Space -  20 July, 11 August
White Card -  21 July, 16 August
Working at Heights -  19 July, 9 August


Port Lincoln Campus
Provide First Aid – 25 August, 24 November
Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – 25 August, 24 November
Espresso Coffee Making – 16 to 18 August, 5 to 7 October
Responsible Service of Alcohol - 27 & 28 September (over 2 evenings), 8 October (day course)
Aerobic Wastewater Treatment System – Servicing and Maintenance – 7 to 9 September
Health and Safety Representative Training – Level 1 – 2 to 6 August

Whyalla Campus
I improve Numeracy Level 1 – 29 July to 16 September
I improve Numeracy Level 2 – 29 July to 16 September
I improve Reading Level 1 – 29 July to 16 September
I improve Reading Level 2 – 29 July to 16 September
I improve Writing Level 1 – 29 July to 16 September
I improve Reading Level 2 – 29 July to 16 September

Ceduna Campus
Provide First Aid – 4 August, 15 September
Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – 3 August

Wudinna Campus
Provide First Aid – 27 July, 23 November
Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – 27 July, 23 November

For more training opportunities


Australian Salmon Fishing Championship - Elliston - 1 June-31 August

Adelaide Guitar Festival - Tumby Bay - 17 July

Adelaide Guitar Festival - Cleve - 18 July 

Global Maintenance Upper Spencer Gulf Conference and Trade Expo - 17-19 August

A Celebration of Seafood @ Streaky Bay - 11-12 September

Ceduna Oysterfest - Ceduna - 1 - 3 October

Cleve Harvest Music Festival - Cleve - 30 October 

Rodeo by the Sea - Streaky Bay - 27 November

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