Enews November 2016



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Trans-Australian Railway Centenary

The 100th anniversary of the completion of the Trans Australian Railway line will occur on 17th October, 2017. Regional Development Australia Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula (RDAWEP) is assisting the National Railway Museum with arrangements to ensure that the centenary is appropriately celebrated. The construction of the Trans-Australian Railway provided nation-building infrastructure that not only linked the east […]

I Choose SA Photo Competition

Brand SA has launched a campaign to encourage people to support local jobs by buying from local businesses, retailers and suppliers. As part of this campaign, Brand SA wants to see snaps of you enjoying an SA day out, sharing delicious SA produce or even using an SA based service. Whatever you love about South […]

Food Industry Development

Chef tour showcases our premium produce

RDAWEP recently hosted a group of 10 chefs from Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and Noosa on a whirlwind tour of Eyre Peninsula’s premium produce. The two day tour saw the chefs fly from Adelaide to Whyalla where they were hosted by Alexandra Olsson and staff at Olsson’s salt operations and spent the afternoon touring the salt […]

Economic and Business Development Initiatives

Interested in doing business with China?

If you are a business interested in the opportunities of Chinese Investment – we would like to hear from you! RDAWEP has a working relationship with the Shanghai Small and Medium Enterprise Centre (SMEC) and can introduce specific investment opportunities to matched businesses in Shanghai. For businesses to eligible they must be ‘project’ ready and […]

Procurement Reform to benefit Small Business

Small Business gains from streamlined contract The State Government has announced changes in procurement that will streamline the experience for small business. On 1 September 2016, the State Government replaced 11 different contracts with one streamlined contract. This contract is small business friendly and will apply in key areas including most consultancy services and low […]

New app to help Australian businesses export

The Australian Government is helping Aussie businesses become exporters through a new app launched in September. Export Essentials, now available for Apple and Android devices from their app stores, is the first of its kind specifically targeting the export community. The app has been developed to help both new exporters and more established businesses. It covers […]

Wiyana Spirit

RDAWEP has provided support to assist Susie Betts in establishing her commercial enterprise.  Susie has been producing artworks and designs for around thirty years and to quote Susie, it has been mostly for other commercial ventures advantage.  Susie made the decision that she now wanted to do something for herself. Information and purchase of Wiyana […]

Brand SA Regional Awards

RDAWEP congratulates all the nominee’s and category winners of the recent Brand SA Regional Awards.  The ten finalists from the Eyre Peninsula region were: Boston Bay Smallgoods Company Butterfields Farm Direct Horse and Stock Feed Cowell Skate Park Fundraising Committee Dr Tamara Karolewicz Natasha Clark Pope’s Hone Susie Betts Tamra Enbom Teakle Auto Sprint Port […]

Upcoming Training Opportunities

TAFE SA Happenings across EP and Whyalla

CLICK HERE for more information about courses currently on offer at TAFE SA including Computing Skills, Understanding Business Contractis, Coxswain and Leadership & Management.
Courses available all over EP.   [read more....]

Upcoming Regional Events

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 […]

Gourmet Gallop Port Lincoln

Eyre Peninsula Seafood Frontier Gourmet Gallop brings live racing and stunning local food and wine together in our gorgeous coastal surroundings.  The Gourmet Gallop is more than just a race day – it’s a foodie’s dream with one of the region’s well-known chefs, Kris Bunder showcasing his fare by the track complemented with wines from Lincoln […]

Community Consultation – Orana disability services in Whyalla

An invitation to attend a community consultation session about current and future Orana disability services in Whyalla. Please join Raechel Barber, Orana’s Business Manager, Accommodation Services, and Orana’s local staff to learn about the services Orana currently provides and to have a say about the types of services you would require or want in the […]

2017 Smart Communities Conference

Adelaide to showcase smart city technologies at 2017 conference Delegates will be surrounded by smart technology and leading-edge telecommunications at the 2017 Smart Communities Conference to be held in Adelaide from 29-31 May. Hosted by the Australian Smart Communities Association (ASCA), the conference them of Creating smarter cities and communities will highlight case studies which are […]

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

Grant Funding Opportunities

Featured Grants

National Youth Week 2017
Local Councils, State Government agencies and non-government organisations that work directly with young people aged 12-25 years have unitl 5pm, Friday 18 November 2016 to apply for grants to fund National Youth Week 2017 events and activities.

Horizon Scholarships
The Horizon Scholarship is for young people who are passionate about agriculture, with a keen interest in the future of our industries and who are ready to expand their networks and learn new skills.

Community Voices Program
The Community Voices Program provides an opportunity to develop either a short documentary on online video advertisement to be used for promotion, training, education and recruitment of volunteers.

South Australian Wine Industry Development Scheme
This new scheme will benefit all South Australian wine regions and assist individual wine businesses of varying sizes.  This new scheme replaces the Cellar Door Liquor Subsidy Scheme (CDLSS) and enables more SA wine producers to claim.

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