‘After Hours’ social gatherings to welcome new residents


Regional Development Australia Limestone Coast (RDALC) will welcome new professionals to the region by hosting the first in a series of ‘After hours Events’ on 28 February at Mount Gambier’s “5290 bar and function room”.

Aimed at those who have moved to the region for work, the informal networking event is great chance for people to make connections in their new community.

RDALC CEO David Wheaton said “Our region offers such a fantastic variety of events, activities, local clubs and groups for people to enjoy. We want to help new residents to connect with what’s on offer.”

“This event will provide a relaxed, casual venue for people to swing by after work, grab a drink and have a chat with some new acquaintances,” he said.

The events will take on different themes in future. The first being local music and entertainment opportunities.  “We thought the best approach was to have a different focus for each event. With the Fringe coming up next month, it’s timely to kick off with a music and entertainment theme” said Mr Wheaton.

Future events will focus on local arts and culture, and history and nature. “By featuring different activities and locations, we can really showcase the region,” he said.

 With the Limestone Coast boasting one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, and a shortage of skilled labour in some sectors, RDALC is keen to attract and retain new people.  “Having moved to the region myself, I understand it takes time to make strong social connections beyond work. This is a great place to live and work and we want new employees to get immersed in the local community, said Mr Wheaton

Local groups and organisations are encouraged to get in contact with RDALC if they’re after new members or wish to promote their upcoming events.

Further information, including registration for the event can be found via the RDALC facebook page @rdalimestonecoast or by calling 8723 1057.  Or click the link below:


For further Information contact:

Mr David Wheaton,

Chief Executive Officer

T:  87231057

M: 0417 885 920