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Solar Energy information session

“Bringing the numbers together to make it happen”

Come and hear from local solar installer
on how a solar PV system can benefit your home or business.

Also Lindsay Puddy shares his personal experience

6.00pm Tuesday 19th September
Port Augusta Yacht Club
Nibbles Supplied | Bar Facilities Available
PLEASE RSVP to Anne Harvey on 8642 4322
by Friday 15th September
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Adobe PDF File BPA Solar Energy Flyer.pdf
Chew the Fat Lunch
09.09.2017 Written by Louise Absalom
Oops! Time has got away from me! Late notice, but well  worth putting in your diary - the next Chew the Fat Loooong Lunch is planned for next Thursday 14th September 12.30pm at Arid Lands. 

This time we are going to open the lunch to you - bring your business questions or queries - hear how other businesses deal with the things that you might be finding more difficult. 

These lunches are a great way to network and to meet others doing pretty much the same as you!

Business Port Augusta Inc.

REX flights commence Monday 11th September
09.09.2017 Written by Louise Absalom

Hello all, very exciting news! Rex Airlines will be commencing services into Port Augusta to/from Adelaide and Coober Pedy. Please find the schedule below

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Adobe PDF File PUG Schedule 02 08 17.pdf
09.09.2017 Written by Louise Absalom

Premier Weatherill officially launched JOBEX earlier this afternoon, and things are taking shape with nearly 80 of SA’s leading businesses already confirmed as exhibiting.

Official launch and media

Now that the Premier has officially launched the event, the first phase of the JOBEX website is live - feel free to go and have a look

We will be continuing to update and refine this site, so please share with us your views and ideas. At this time, we expect that the ‘regional’ event information will be made live on or before Friday 22nd September, so we do appreciate you working your business contacts to get an many organisations signed up prior to next week’s closing date for Exhibitor EoIs.

Today also marks the launch of the statewide media campaign to promote the events, which will include TV, radio, online, social, print, and outdoor...I’m advised by our Comms team that they expect the JOBEX Ad will reach an estimated 800,000 South Australians before the end of this weekend alone.

As we discussed during our regional visits over the past couple of weeks, we would appreciate you promoting JOBEX in your communities and through any media channels available to you. If you have ideas and require any content or digital/graphic assets from us, please don’t hesitate to ask.

 Also, a reminder that if you’re aware of new developments or interesting projects in your regions that are generating jobs, or personal case studies of people re-training or transitioning into new areas of employment  – please let us know as we’re regularly being asked for ideas for new media articles etc.

Exhibiting businesses
We’re excited to share that we already have a pretty impressive list of exhibitors such as Santos, BHP, OZ Minerals, Fleet Space Technologies, Nyrstar, Tesla, SAHMRI, Neoen, Mighty Kingdom Gaming, Viterra, Thomas Foods and Costa Group, with a good number of these organisations also nominating to participate in the regional JOBEX events. The full list (as at 06/09) is available on the website.

As discussed during our meetings with you, we would greatly appreciate your support to follow up with the businesses within your local and regional networks and encourage them to register their interest at Please note registration close next Friday 15 September.

Thanks all. Our JOBEX Team are looking forward to working with you to deliver these events, and to ensure JOBEX is a great success in both the Upper Spencer Gulf and Murraylands regions.

Workready Aboriginal Apprenticeship Program
WorkReady is a South Australian government initiative that brings together funding for training, employment and skills activities. See attached PDF for more information
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Indigenous Entrepreneurs Fund (IEF)
The IEF is intended to support Indigenous owned businesses which are based in regional or remote locations.

The IEF can offer two types of support:

  • A business advisory service,  targeting start-up and expanding Indigenous owned businesses based in regional and remote locations.
  • Grants for plant & equipment – one off grants, prioritising business plant and equipment, where commercial finance isn’t available

A small number of independent business advisors have been engaged to provide expert assistance, including one for South Australia

For more information see the attached PDF

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Adobe PDF File Fact Sheet - IEF May 2017.pdf
TAFE SA Port Augusta Open Day
23.08.2017 Written by Louise Absalom
TAFESA Port Augusta Open Day   -   6 September 2017

You are invited

 The Port Augusta TAFESA Regional Manager Robin O’Dea would like to invite you to attend our campus Open Day.
 An informal BBQ lunch will be supplied starting at 12:00pm, where you can interact and associate with our staff and other invited guests, this will be followed by a guided campus tour. 
Robin invites you to take time to participate in the campus tour where each of our Business Units will be showcasing their nationally accredited courses either by active workshops, classes in progress or static displays.  
The BBQ Lunch will be held in the courtyard adjacent to the staffroom.
(On arrival please ask at the reception area for directions).
Please reply no later than Thursday 31st August if you are attending the BBQ Lunch.


If you need any further information please do not hesitate to make contact with Shanon on 0472 811 112


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Adobe PDF File TAFESA PtAugusta OpenDay poster A3 01.pdf
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