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RESA February eNews

Welcome to the February RESA eNews. 2016 has officially kicked off and is in full swing! Things have been busy here in the RESA office with the PACE Supply Chain Development - [DEVELOP] program set to begin in mid-March. Program information and collateral from our [IDENTIFY] information session is now available, please take the time to review and contact us with any questions.

The RESA team is also pleased that recommendations provided in our submission to the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission have been echoed in the tentative findings. Our latest blog post reviews the findings and highlights the factors of importance that RESA recommended. Feedback is now open on the tentative findings and can be provided until 18 March 2016.


Have you had the time to [IDENTIFY] your business opportunities?

Our PACE Supply Chain Development [IDENTIFY] information session was a great success with over 100 attendees from various businesses taking part. If you couldn't make it on the day video recordings, presentations and photos are being uploaded to our event news page.

We hope you and your business take advantage of these programs to help you to identify and build key strategies in the changing resources market, ensuring your company is best placed for future local and global success. Registrations for each program are limited; if you would like to take part please apply promptly.

Registrations are now open for the [DEVELOP] program and can be made online, please contact Stuart Hodge, RESA with any questions.

Interested in the [EXTEND] program?  Please contact Robert Trzebski, Austmine.


Managing compliance for RII training package qualifications?

RESA has developed a detailed guide to the changes in the RII training package in the transition from Version 1.4 to Version 2.0, endorsed in December 2015.  This guide will enable you to save valuable time and money by accessing all of the significant changes to the training package in one place.

A sample document is available for review.


Export Partnership Program

The Export Partnership Program provides funding assistance for small and medium-sized businesses to access new global markets through marketing and export development opportunities.

Four funding rounds will be conducted throughout 2016, applications to be made online.

Find out more


Next Generation Manufacturing Investment Programme

The Next Generation Manufacturing Investment Programme supports eligible businesses to bring forward capital investment projects that will help them to establish or expand their high value manufacturing operations in SA or Vic.

Applications for Round 2 are now open; businesses can apply for grants ranging from $500,000 to $2.5 million, for up to a third of their total eligible project costs.

Information sessions throughout February, register here.


Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission

The Tentative Findings of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission were released on February 15, as an interim step in the Commission’s process before the completion of the report in May 2016. A 5 week feedback period is now open, with submissions due by 5pm, Friday, March 18.

Find out more



February 19, ACC

Bertus de Villiers, VP of Metals Refining at Nyrstar will launch SACOME's 2016 event series, with a comprehensive update on the smelter re-development in Port Pirie and the new business model.


Resources and Energy Sector Survey

The University of Adelaide, in cooperation with the Government of South Australia and the Global Maintenance Upper Spencer Gulf Resource Industry Cluster (GMUSG), is carrying out a project aimed at mapping the capabilities of South Australian firms supplying to the resource and energy sector.

Industry information is currently being collected via interviews and an online survey. If you can contribute to the project please be in contact to arrange an interview time. Larissa Statsenko, PhD candidate (+61 (0) 435 637 465)


Steel Summit

The State Government will hold a Steel Summit, bringing together sectors of the building and construction industry to discuss efforts to support our local steelmakers and fabricators.

Find out more


Australian Earth Sciences Convention

The Australian Earth Sciences Convention is to be held in Adelaide on 26 - 30 June 2016 at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

Abstract submissions for the convention have been extended until 22 February 2016.