E-news: September 2020


E-NEWS | September 2020

The Thevenard Marina Facility opened for use on Monday 24 August 2020. This Facility has been established at Thevenard by the District Council of Ceduna, to provide for the safe mooring, loading, unloading and refuelling of marine vessels. A formal opening is being planned by the Council and Australian Government in the near future.

Photo courtesy of Bradley McKay

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We wish to say thank you and good luck to Brad Riddle who has left RDAEP to take up a position with a private company. Brad has been with RDAEP for almost 9 years and has contributed immensely to tourism on the EP. He has worked hard to deliver positive outcomes and his passion for the region has been very much appreciated and valued.


For the latest information on COVID-19 : SA Government Covid-19


Australia’s First Launch from Australia’s First People

Southern Launch, Defence Electronic Warfare Company (DEWC) and the Koonibba Aboriginal Community will be entering the history books when Australia’s first space capable rocket will be launched to the edge of space on Tuesday 15 September 2020, with a second launch proposed for Saturday 19 September 2020! The Koonibba Test Range (KTR) is located 40km […]

Whyalla to get luxury Resort

Regional Development Australia Eyre Peninsula (RDAEP) CEO Dion Dorward  has been working intensively on the project for the past couple of years after initially identifying the developers via an Expression of Interest Process and assisting to work through key project determinants such as potential tenancies, stakeholder engagement, corporate links, regional visitor economics and so forth. […]


Fishers invited to provide feedback on fishing reform

New information on the Marine Scalefish Fishery reform has been released for consultation. This is the second stage of information being released by PIRSA to assist licence holders to determine their future within the fishery. Information released in Stage 2 addresses key components of the program including: the proposed method of allocating individual transferable quote […]

SA Grain Industry Blueprint released

SA Grain Industry Blueprint: Setting our vision to 2030 and beyond! Grain Producers SA has led and coordinated the development of the South Australian Grain Industry Blueprint for 2020-2030. The initiative is the first of its kind for South Australia’s grain sector and has been developed in cooperation with industry and Government. The Blueprint provides a […]

Renewable Energy Conference – virtually delivered

The South Australian Renewable Energy Conference will take place as a virtually delivered event on the 12 – 13 October 2020 via a live stream and interactive meeting rooms. This event aims to explore South Australia’s renewable energy journey. This important industry conference is being driven by the many renewable energy projects in South Australia. […]

Public asked to help monitor threatened birds and echidnas

The Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board is asking locals to get involved in its citizen science projects, in particular it’s looking for sightings of threatened birds and echidnas. “We recently identified six birds that are threatened on the Eyre Peninsula and have started a new citizen science project around these birds,” says Monitoring and Evaluation Officer […]


Activating young people’s health and wellbeing through play

The Commissioner has released a new report titled Press Play – Activating young people’s health and wellbeing through play. It covers the findings of a survey undertaken by 500 South Australian young people aged 13 – 18 on the importance of play in their lives. It was particularly interesting to hear the views on this subject […]

Skilled and Business Migration Website

The State Government has rebranded ‘ImmigrationSA’ as ‘Skilled and Business Migration’ and are using ‘Move to South Australia’ as their program brand. Check out the new Skilled and Business Migration website. The Skilled & Business Migration program provides migrants a pathway to living, working or establishing their business in South Australia through the support of […]

Seasonal Worker Program and Pacific Labour Scheme

The Australian Government announced on 21 August 2020 that the Commonwealth, states and territories have agreed to arrangements to allow targeted recruitment under the Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP) and Pacific Labour Scheme (PLS). This announcement builds upon visa changes the Australian Government announced in April to allow temporary workers in Australia to extend their stay […]

Latest News

Rural Business Support (RBS) is a leading not-for-profit provider of agribusiness services and independent support for farmers and rural-related business owners who are concerned about their financial future. Their programs and services can assist and inspire rural business people to be resilient in the face of change, risks and challenges. To find out the latest […]

2020 Tertiary Scholarship Recipients

The Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation Education Fund was established in 2016 and awards Tertiary Scholarships to provide financial support for Eyre Peninsula educated students who are studying or planning to study at a university in South Australia after completion of year 12. The Foundation Board is pleased to announce Brooklyn Binns, Chloe Blackham and Tristan […]


2020 Community Grants Round Open

The Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation (EPCF) awards grants to support local charitable organisations, community groups and proactive and visionary individuals to make a real difference to communities on Eyre Peninsula. EPCF invites proposals for locally run and led volunteer projects focused on sustainable long-term community development and capacity building. Grants can be between $500 and […]

Equipment and Program Funding

Eligible sporting clubs and organisations can now apply for up to $3,000 for funding of programs and equipment through Round 49 of the Active Club Program (ACP): the ‘Club Reboot Round‘. The 2020-21 ACP funding is available to help the sport sector rebuild following the COVID-19 pandemic. As organisations adapt to the ‘new normal’, funds […]

Connecting Drought Communities – Events Grant

Community groups and local governments in eligible drought-affected areas of South Australia can apply for event funding under the Connecting Drought Communities – Events Grant. A total of $330,000 is available to community or industry groups, clubs or associations, or local government, across SA. Events must be held before 15 June 2021, with grants available […]

Grants SA Covid-19 Support Grant

Grants SA Covid-19 Support Grant – Applications close 20 October 2020. Grants SA is a one-off project-funding program that provides grants to not-for-profit community organisations to improve community participation, wellbeing and quality of life for people living and working in South Australia. Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the normal Grants SA program is ceasing […]

Grants SA - due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the normal Grants SA program is ceasing operations until further notice and has been replaced with the COVID-19 Support Grant

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


Training Support for Employers and Trainees – Retail and Agriculture Sectors

Regional Development Australia Eyre Peninsula (RDAEP) is currently managing two training programs which have been identified as industries with a critical need for skilled workers. First of these is in the agriculture sector where Certificate III in Rural Operations – Course Code AHC 32816 or Certificate III in Agriculture – Course Code AHC30116 are being […]

Career Employment Group
Port Lincoln
Skid Steer:   2-4 September
Dogging:   7-11 September
Working at Heights:  14 September
White Card:   15 September
Confined Space:   18 September
Forklift:   28-29 September

For further information or to register please contact Rebecca on 08 8682 6695 or via email at Rebecca.Pocock@ceg.net.au



Responsible Service of Alcohol:  24 September - Whyalla
Responsible Service of Alcohol:  30 September - Port Lincoln
Espresso Coffee Making:  7 October - Port Lincoln
Health and Safety Representative:  26 October - Whyalla

Food Safety:  2 November - Whyalla
First Aid:  13 November - Wudinna
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR):  13 November - Wudinna
Responsible Service  of Alcohol:  19 November - Whyalla
Advanced Excel 2016 for Business:  20 November - Port Lincoln
First Aid:  25 November - Port Lincoln
Cardiopulmonary (CPR):  25 November - Port Lincoln
Responsible Service of Alcohol:  1 December - Port Lincoln 

For more training opportunities


Nominations Now Open!

In its second year, the Agricultural Town of the Year Award recognises South Australian towns that are excelling in agricultural practices and the flow on effect they have on communities. The program endeavours to provide an avenue where communities can learn from one another which will play a role in building capacity and increasing growth […]

Heart Scholarship Applications Now Open!

The Variety Heart Scholarships Program supports children with an existing talent, who are disadvantaged or living with a disability, to achieve their full potential and to follow their dreams. Applications can only be accepted for children between the ages of 8 and 17 years of age who are SA residents. Scholarships are awarded to support […]

For more award opportunities
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