Enews October 2017



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Tourism Development

Igniting Kimba

As the sun sunk lower in the sky at the launch of the Kimba silo artwork, the scene changed its appearance ever so slightly with the vibrant colours deepening.  Another reason to stop and stare and take your time to marvel at the talent of artist Cam Scale and the tenacity of Kimba’s community. A […]

Tasting Australia – Minds Blown

RDAWEP Tourism Economic Development Manager, Brad Riddle planted a seed some time ago for Tasting Australia to consider showcasing to the world the seafood and natural bounty available within the Eyre Peninsula.   On Tuesday, October 3, Ross Ganf from Tasting Australia and Nick Stock, one of Australia’s most respected wine experts, award winning author […]

Bravest of the Brave – Travelling Exhibition Whyalla Maritime Museum

The Whyalla Maritime Museum is proud to be hosting the History Trust/Veterans SA’s travelling exhibition Bravest of the Brave. The exhibition tells the story of eight South Australia men who were awarded the Victoria Cross for their heroic deeds during the First World War (1914-18).  Some were born or educated in South Australia; some enlisted here, […]

Positions Vacant

Project Implementation Officer, Disability & Ageing

Regional Development Australia Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula is a dynamic organisation committed to development of business, commercial activity and growth of the region’s economy. The purpose of the role is to implement or facilitate implementation of actions outlined within Whyalla’s Masterplan for Disability and Ageing. ROLE. Key objectives of this position include: Developing, implementing and managing […]

Position Vacant – NDIS Workforce Project Manager

The Disability Workforce Hub for Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula is an important initiative to help secure a sufficient and diverse workforce supply as the region moves towards full implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). It will operate as a ‘One Stop Shop’ model for organisations, workers and job seekers looking for support and […]

Economic and Business Development

BHP Billiton To Boost Local Buying Opportunities

BHP has recently announced a new initiative to help regional SME businesses engage and join the company’s supply chain while also providing great support to local communities. The Local Buying Program has been successful in other regions of Australia and is now being rolled out to the upper Spencer Gulf and northern SA. It provides […]

Energy Solutions for the Eyre Peninsula

The Eyre Peninsula (EP) is at the end of the National Electricity Market. The State-wide blackout of September 28, 2016 saw parts of EP with no power for over 3 days. In December, RDAWEP conducted a survey across EP about the impact of black outs. 320 respondents from the business and community sectors highlighted regular […]

Eat Local South Australia

At an Eat Local SA venue expect to find South Australian food producers or regional origins highlighted on the menu or for sale. Eat Local SA is a great initiative for consumers to support both South Australian food producers and our food service industry by dining at venues which actively choose to include local produce […]

$1million fund for priority infrastructure upgrades at regional airports

The State Government has opened applications for the next round of the Support Regional Aviation initiative to fund priority infrastructure upgrades at regulated regional public airports. Owners and operators of regulated airports and aerodromes in regional South Australia can apply for a share of the funding for upgrades, on a cost-share basis, such as: Resealing runways, taxiways […]

Singapore Food & Hotel Asia (April 24-27)

Through 40 years of evolvement, FHA has earned itself a reputation as the most comprehensive premier international food and hospitality trade show in the region. With 4000 exhibitors from over 70 countries/regions expected at FHA2018, delegates have the opportunity to taste tens of thousands of product offerings, from innovative food ingredients, Halal food and beverages, specialty […]

Regional Wine Export & Tourism Support Package: Stage 1

The Australian Government’s $50 million Regional Wine Export and Tourism Support Package (the Package) aims to help transform the Australian grape and wine industry by showcasing the nation’s wine tourism offering and driving demand for Australia’s wine exports. The Package has been designed by representatives of the Australian wine, tourism and cider industries, with the […]

Community News

Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research

For those agencies interested in demographics and planning, Adelaide Universities’ renown Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research has a new website containing a number of informative migration and population research studies. Their work addresses the global challenge of population change. They focus on four interlinked research themes: Migration, Diasporas & Diversity: How do patterns of […]

Pt Lincoln new CEO appointed

The City of Port Lincoln has appointed Stephen Rufus as its new Chief Executive Officer following the announced retirement of current CEO Rob Donaldson in November. Mr Rufus has an impressive career background in regional local government and healthcare management, most recently with the District Council of Orroroo-Carrieton. Mayor Bruce Green said “We had a […]

Training Opportunities

TAFE SA Happenings across EP and Whyalla

Government Funded workshops - Essential Business Skills for Business Owners and Employees are being offered at Ceduna, Cleve, Kimba, Port Lincoln Whyalla and Wudinna. Short courses on offer: Computers for Beginners; Creating a Business Website; Microsoft Excel, Word for Beginners; Advanced Features of Excel, Word & Access. HSR accredited SafeWork SA Courses.
Licensing units for the trades [...]

Upcoming Regional Events

2017 South Australian Regional Showcase Celebration Evening

This year, the Regional Showcase program has been shining an even brighter spotlight on the great achievements happening in the regions. Success stories have been highlighted right throughout the year via our Inside South Australia website. The top voted stories from each regions will be showcased at this highly anticipated event which will put on […]

Energy Smart Saver Workshop with Jon Dee

Join Jon Dee, one of Australia’s most influential environmentalists, on his Energy Smart Saver SA speaking tour. Along with other councils, the City of Port Lincoln will host, one of a series of workshops being delivered across South Australia. Learn how to reduce your business and home energy bills and receive a FREE copy of […]

Launch of Regional Access

Port Lincoln has been chosen to launch a new mental health initiative funded by Country SA PHN. The invitation is open to all stakeholders and community members. Regional Access is a free telephone and online counselling service for people who are feeling the pressures and stresses of everyday life, and reside or work in regional, […]

Kelly Vincent Meet & Greet NDIS

Cyanne Westerman, Whyalla Youth Advisory Committee Member engaged in a conversation to encourage Ms Kelly Vincent MP to come to Whyalla for the purpose of finding out further information on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and to discuss other issues and barriers facing people living locally with disabilities. Kelly will be holding a meet […]

BHP Local Buying Program – Whyalla Information Session

BHP have recently announced a new initiative to help regional SME businesses engage and join the company’s supply chain while also providing great support to local communities. The program has been successful in other regions of Australia and is now being rolled out to the upper Spencer Gulf and northern SA. It provides local SME […]

2017 SEGRA – Upper Spencer Gulf

SEGRA this year is being held in the Upper Spencer Gulf, a region of diversity and convergence, focused around the tri-city alliance of Port Augusta, Whyalla and Port Pirie. The Upper Spencer Gulf has experienced its fair share of economic shocks and negative perceptions, the reality is we have a lot of new, exciting growth […]

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

Award Opportunities

Rural Women’s Award Open

Agrifutures Australia is the new trading name for Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC). The AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award is Australia’s leading award acknowledging and supporting the essential role women play in rural industries, businesses and communities. The Award provides a platform to inspire and support Australian women to use and develop their skills to […]

Introducing the SEGRA World Cafe

In 2013, SEGRA launched its now acclaimed SEGRA Challenge with three nationally recognised demonstration projects underway.  Challenge winners over the years have attracted over $200,000 in funding to implement their ideas across regional Australia.  Funding has come from universities, local and state governments as well as private enterprise.  Building Regional Start-ups and Entrepreneurships Safe and […]

Grant Funding Opportunities

Future Jobs Fund

To support the development of globally competitive industries and industrial capabilities within South Australia, the State Government has established the Future Jobs Fund. As part of this scheme, $50 million dollars has been allocated to provide support for businesses through grants with another $70 million dollars available through low-interest loans. Applications are sought from businesses […]

Featured Grants

Regional Jobs and Investment Package - Upper Spencer Gulf - Strategic Priorities from the plan include Manufacturing and Mining, Energy, Tourism, and Regional Services and Infrastructure.  Applications extended.  

Advanced Food Manufacturing Grants Program - to get your innovative food ideas off the ground.

Festivals Australia Funding - to support individual art projects at festivals or significant one-off community events.

South  Australia Early Commercialisation Funding - to assist SA's entrepreneurs and innovative organisations looking to commercialise novel products and services.

Resource Productivity Assessment Funding - to identify opportunities for improving business operations by making it more efficient, saving resources (materials, water, energy), preventing waste and increasing productivity.

Office for Recreation and SportApplications now open for the Sporting Surfaces Program and Female Facilities Program.

Services for People with Disabilities - various grants available.

Community Child Care Fund Program - designed to increase the number of children accessing child care.

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.

Handy Links

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