Enews October 2016



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Tourism Development

Penong Windmill Museum Opening

The small community of Penong on the Far West Coast has developed a unique way to slow down the tourists in their town.  The Penong Windmill Museum was officially opened on the 10th September, 2016.  What was simply an idea more than 10 years ago by locals Robert Oats and Tim Hardy, has now attracted […]

Understanding China – New Resources and Support Available

The Chinese visitor market presents a huge opportunity for South Australia.  Forecasts show that if we maximise this opportunity, we could see an estimated 57,000 Chinese visitors contributing $450 million to the South Australian economy by 2020. CLICK HERE to view a short video on the China opportunity.  You can also read an opinion piece […]

Food Industry Development

Catch & Cook II

In early September RDAWEP partnered with Tawnya Bahr and the Straight to the Source program to deliver ‘Catch and Cook II’, a bespoke tour designed especially for hospitality and food industry professionals. The tour saw 21 leading food industry influencers including chefs, food writers, and restaurant managers, spend three action-packed days in South Australia’s Far […]

Economic Development Initiatives

New $14.9m funding boost for farmer groups

Here is an opportunity to boost economic returns in Australia’s rural and regional farming sectors. The $14.9m Farming Together program is a nation-wide campaign for primary producers and processors to collaborate and claim marketplace power. Federal funding will help agricultural groups value-add, secure premium pricing, scale-up production, attract capital investment, earn new markets or secure […]

Employment & Skills Development

National Safe Work Month

Get involved this National Safe Work Month Everyone’s encouraged to get involved in helping to make their workplaces safe this October during National Safe Work Month. There are free resources to help you plan your own event – be it a toolbox talk, safety walk or host a guest speaker.  You can also ask a […]

Jobs Growth for Regional SA

Almost 1200 regional South Australians – around 7% of the State’s regionally unemployed – have found jobs in the past year thanks to a program designed to support employment and training in regional areas. Regional Development Australia (RDA) Boards across South Australia have assisted 1180 people to gain employment in the past year as part […]

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Bachelor of Business - Whyalla

UniSA are offering the new Bachelor of Business degree at the Whyalla campus commencing next year.  Applications through SATAC are now open.

TAFE SA Happenings across EP and Whyalla

CLICK HERE for more information about courses currently on offer at TAFE SA including Espresso Coffee Making, MYOB Essentials and Machinery Short Courses.
Courses available all over EP.   [read more....]

"Strengthening Social Connections and Relationships of Older People and People with Disabilities - An Enabling Approach"

The Better Practice Project (BPP) has announced a new training program for 2017.   This seven-day course, held across six months, enables those who work in social support programs to foster better social and community lives with older people and people with disabilites.   [read more....]

Upcoming Regional Events

Port Lincoln Airshow Spectacular

Port Lincoln Airshow with two days of mind blowing high speed action. Be amazed as a huge variety of aircraft take to the sky. From old to new with jam packed action and adrenalin pumping mind blowing pyrotechnics. Featuring aerial action by Judy Pay and the amazing stunt pilot Paul Bennett performing his jaw dropping […]

Share a Plate Whyalla

As part of the 2016 Every Generation Festival being celebrated in Whyalla throughout October, Regional Development Australia Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula and the Whyalla City Council are hosting the Share A Plate event. This FREE community event has been able to progress due to the work being undertaken by the Whyalla City Council, Middleback Arts Centre […]

Jobs and Opportunities “All Inclusive Expo”

An ‘All Inclusive Expo’ is being held at Mount Laura Homestead in Whyalla to showcase the amazing supports and opportunities available in Whyalla. A variety of providers and agencies from education, employment support and community programs will present what they have to offer students and the community in all aspects of their lives. Mini workshops will be […]

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

Grant Funding Opportunities

Featured Grants

Incubator Support initiative
Funding will be available to support the establishment of new incubators in regions or sectors with high innovation potential, and for existing incubators looking to expand their services.

Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme
The aim of this programme is to contribute to the development of a highly skilled and relevant Australian workforce that supports economic sustainability and competetiveness by providing employer incentives for hiring an apprentice.

Female Facilities Program
The Female Facilities Program is open to not-for-profit sport clubs, associations and community organisations. Clubs can apply for a maximum of $500,000 to build the change rooms. Applications close October 31, 2016.

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