Due to Covid-19 restrictions, our communities were unable to celebrate NAIDOC Week 2021 in July. However, we are excited to share many local events across the Murraylands that have been successfully rescheduled to take place from next week!
Commencing Monday 20 September 2021, we encourage our communities across the Riverland and Murraylands to enjoy a variety of cultural experiences including the annual Bridge Walk and Colour Fun Run in Murray Bridge, Story Time with local Elders, Ngaut Ngaut school holiday activities, and flag-raising ceremonies and family fun days.

 

 

>>FREE EVENT<<

Join AMGC July 20, in collaboration with AusIndustry at the upcoming event: The Path to Advanced Manufacturing

Learn more about grants and funding opportunities for manufacturing, emerging trends, latest updates on advanced manufacturing research and much more.

Speakers include:

  • Michael Sharpe, National Director Industry, AMGC
  • Elise Gordon, Regional Manager, Southern SA, AusIndustry
  • Additional speakers to be announced.

Event Date: 20 July 2021

Location: Murray Bridge Town Hall

Time: 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Cost: FREE

Register Here

 

A free workshop which is ideal for business operators in the visitor economy.

Delivered by SA Tourism Commission.

Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW) is one of the most simple and powerful channels that an operator can utilise.

In simple terms, ATDW is a tourism repository where key tourism communicators access content from.

In practical terms you won’t be able to be on the South Australian Tourism Commission’s website, Murray River Lakes & Coorong website and Tourism Australia website (that is just 3 examples) if you are not registered.

It is free to register in SA.

Tourism operators can also register their events.

More information can be found here: Industry Events | Tourism SA

Experts In Residence are launching its 2020 program with the Insights and Innovations from around Australia webinar!

Tuesday 4th August 2020
1pm-3pm

Insights and Innovations from around Australia webinar is focused on businesses within Primary Industries, Food Production, Food and Beverage Manufacturing, and Food Services.

This webinar provides an opportunity to hear from key presenters located across Australia.
The Experts will present on responsible consumption and production methods across three topics:

You will learn more about:

  • sustainable packaging
  • food waste reduction
  • emerging supply chains

You can also get involved in the Experts In Residence website and meet the experts participating in this year’s program to learn how they can help your business.

For further information please contact Sandy Iosefellis, Project Manager – siosefellis@rdamr.com.au

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

The Department for Innovation and Skills in conjunction with Regional Development Australia, Murraylands & Riverland, will be hosting a Skilled Migration for South Australian employers business event in Berri on Wednesday 23 October.

You are invited to learn about South Australia’s skilled migration programs; including the state’s new Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMAs), and how these programs can support businesses who have been experiencing skills and labour shortages.

Attendees will also hear from government officials who will outline the various migration programs and services available and the new skilled regional visas being introduced.

You will learn more about:

  • benefits of employing skilled migrants
  • sponsoring skilled workers to move to South Australia
  • the conditions applicable to provisional and permanent Skilled Regional visa holders
  • concessions available to help employers attract the right skilled workers
  • how to apply for a SA Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA)
  • where to get help if you need it.

If you have any queries please contact Analise Gates agates@rdamr.com.au

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

The Department for Innovation and Skills in conjunction with Regional Development Australia, Murraylands & Riverland, will be hosting a Skilled Migration for South Australian employers business event in Murray Bridge on 17 October.

You are invited to learn about South Australia’s skilled migration programs; including the state’s new Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMAs), and how these programs can support businesses who have been experiencing skills and labour shortages.

Attendees will also hear from government officials who will outline the various migration programs and services available and the new skilled regional visas being introduced.

You will learn more about:

  • benefits of employing skilled migrants
  • sponsoring skilled workers to move to South Australia
  • the conditions applicable to provisional and permanent Skilled Regional visa holders
  • concessions available to help employers attract the right skilled workers
  • how to apply for a SA Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA)
  • where to get help if you need it.

Please note that the Skilled Migration for South Australian employers presentations will be from 10am – 11.30am, followed by Migration Solutions presentation, an open forum for questions and one on one session from 11.30 – 2pm.

If you have any queries please contact Analise Gates agates@rdamr.com.au.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

On Wednesday 23 October 2019, the Australia China Business Council (SA) and Immigration SA will again be showcasing the best South Australia has to offer to prequalified business migrants in a regional trade fair to be hosted in Murray Bridge’s impressive new venue – the Bridges Event Centre at Gifford Hill Racing Club.

This event will bring together export-ready South Australian businesses and prequalified business migrants who are required to meet predetermined levels of trade and/or investment to meet their visa requirements. In general each participating business migrant is required to export a minimum of $600,000 of South Australian product in order to meet their current visa obligations.

Sean Keenihan, ACBC National Vice President predicted at the December 2017 State of the State event that South Australia was set to see $4 billion increase in economic revenue over the next 3 years from the SA-China relationship, and that a large portion of that figure would come from the growing number of business migrants looking to South Australia for opportunity.

ACBC is working to ensure that South Australian businesses are prepared and best positioned to grab their share of that $4 billion.

In October, Immigration SA, the ACBC and the RDA will work together to draw focus to export ready businesses in the Murraylands and Riverland region.

CLICK HERE to download the Event Flyer

 

DFAT Information Sessions on Geographical Indications (GIs) in the EU Free Trade Agreement

The Australian Government is negotiating a trade agreement with the EU. The EU has asked Australia to protect a list of product terms (GIs), including 172 foodstuffs and 236 spirit terms. The full list is available at: https://dfat.gov.au/aeufta/gis.

The Public Objections Procedure, which commenced on 13th August and remains open for 3 months, provides Australian industry and stakeholders to make their interests known so the Government can fully represent them in the negotiations.

Information sessions on the GIs and the Public Objections Procedure will take place as follows:

  • Adelaide – 10.00-11.30am, Friday 13th September 2019 (location TBA)
  • Canberra (streamed as a webinar for those unable to attend a session in person) – 2.00-3.30pm, Monday 2nd September 2019

Attendance is free and open to all, but registrations are essential.

For further information and to register, visit: https://dfat.gov.au/aeufta/pop.

Further logistical information will be provided by DFAT to registered attendees.

Land Owners Wanted for Lavender Expansion

The region is being targeted by South Australian family owned business Brayfield Park Lavender as the ideal location from which to meet growing international demand for skincare products and lavender oil.

Brayfield Park is looking for suitable land for commercial grow-out of lavender, and the establishment of a small eco-tourism facility and production plant.

Regional Development Australia Murraylands and Riverland has thrown its support behind the venture and will hold an open day at its office in Murray Bridge on July 30 for interested local landholders.

 

Date and Time

July 30th

Between 10 am and 3 pm

Location 

Regional Development Australia  Murraylands & Riverland

137 Adelaide Rd, Murray Bridge SA 5253

 

For more information please contact Regional Development Australia Murraylands & Riverland  on 08 8535 7170 

 Regional Accelerator Music Program

The Department of Innovation and Skills and Music Development Office (MDO) would like to invite you to attend the Musician and Venue Operator Workshop on 11 July 2019 at Murray Bridge.

This FREE one-day workshop is aimed at both musicians and new (or existing) venue operators to improve the way they work together to increase live music activation.

The Workshop will give musicians an opportunity to learn more about the music business, marketing and production. Venue operators will to learn how to successfully engage artists and run profitable events.

The workshop will be facilitated by Nick O’Connor and Ben Smith from the Northern Sound System (NSS). Both facilitators are successful musicians with qualifications in music recording and production and experienced in operating multiple music venues, bars, restaurants and Night clubs.

Workshop delivery will be interactive and engage participants to actively participate with examples and case study scenarios.

 

Date & Time 

Thursday, 11th of July 2019

9.30 am – 4.00pm (lunch will be provided)

Location 

The Station

3-5 Railway Tce, Murray Bridge

 

Registration

Spaces for this workshop are limited so please register your interest early.

 

Artist Registrations

Please click here to registration as a musician for the workshop

 

Venue Operator Registrations

Please click here to registration as a vendor operator for the workshop