Scholarship Partners

The Limestone Coast Leadership Program thanks the following valued partners.

Beach Energy

Beach Energy

Formed in 1961, Beach Energy is an ASX listed, oil and gas, exploration and production company headquartered in Adelaide, South Australia. It has operated and non-operated, onshore and offshore, oil and gas production from five producing basins across Australia and New Zealand and is a key supplier to the Australian east coast gas market.

In the south-east, Beach Energy has been an active explorer and producer of natural gas for local industry, commercial properties and Mount Gambier residents, ensuring the supply of local natural gas continues to be undertaken in a safe and environmentally sustainable manner.



EML is a national claims management organisation helping people get their lives back for more than a century. Together, our 1500 strong team is committed to the care of more than 60,000 workers across Australia annually. Renowned for consistently delivering customer care with integrity, EML operates nationally in the public and private sectors.

As an Australian owned mutual, EML reinvests part of its profits back into services and research initiatives, which help employers create safer workplaces and initiatives, helping people return to work sooner. Committed to improving work health and safety for the broader community, EML has invested more than $40 million in just five years and is proud to be a major partner of the Collaborative Partnership. Whatever your personal injury services requirements may be, the EML team can help you.

LV Dohnt & Co Pty Ltd

L.V. Dohnt

L. V. Dohnt and Company is a privately owned Family Business who has grown to be one of Australia’s largest infield chipping and logging Companies.

The main production service areas for L V Dohnt & Co are in the south-east of South Australia, Western Victoria and the Great Southern Region of Western Australia.

District Council of Grant

District Council of Grant

The District Council of Grant is the most southern local government area in South Australia, located 450km from Adelaide and Melbourne. The Council is predominantly rural with a number of small townships and communities and a population of 8,400 residents.

The land area of 1,898 square kilometres contains some of the richest and most productive agricultural land in South Australia. Along the coast, the Southern Rock Lobster industry plays an important role in the regional economy, as well as the forestry production industries of logging, milling and timber processing.

Features such as the spectacular coastline and other natural assets, such as the Glenelg River and Mount Schank, make the area a popular and growing tourist destination and a recreational playground for local, national and international visitors.

City of Mount Gambier

City of Mount Gambier

As South Australia’s second largest City, Mount Gambier has a population of 26,000 people and provides services to a regional catchment of over 60,000. Our Council must be balanced, delivering services needed today while ensuring we look forward and plan for our community’s future needs. With the immediacy of the modern world in part driven by media, social media and the pace of life, we must reinforce Council’s role in shaping Mount Gambier for the next 50 years and beyond.

Developed by Council several years ago is the City’s Futures Paper, our high level aspirational direction developed via extensive community engagement. Broadly our focus is our economy, our community, our location, arts, culture, heritage and environment.

SE NRM Board

Landscape South Australia - Limestone Coast

As a Board, we provide leadership to promote awareness of sustainable natural resources management practices and set strategic direction for regional natural resources management issues and priorities, as well as funding on-ground activities consistent with these priorities.

The Board is accountable to the Minister for Environment and Water and is responsible for developing the South East Regional Natural Resources Management Plan that sets the strategic direction for management of our regions natural resources. This plan guides the work of all who are using our regions natural resources. The Board develops a three-business plan that sets the direction for funding activities to be delivered on behalf of the Board.

The Board works together with the Department for Environment and Water, Local government, landowners, industry, Non-government organisations and volunteers to deliver these activities. The primary focus of the boards investment is on encouraging and supporting sustainable management soils, water and pest management as well as the management of natural environments on private land.

Tatiara District Council

Tatiara District Council

Covering an area of 6,476 square kilometres, the Tatiara district is one of the largest local government areas in South Australia.

It is a prosperous and innovative district, boasting a diverse agricultural base, value added industries ranging from meat processing, seed cleaning and grain milling to timber processing and wine, and a vibrant national road and rail transport network.

Our district has proven fertile ground for entrepreneurs and we are in the enviable position of having run out of space at our industrial estates in Bordertown and Keith. We are in the process of opening stage 3 of the Bordertown Industrial Estate, Stage 2 of the Keith Industrial Estate will follow this year.

Industry means jobs and every day brings new skilled and semi-skilled employment opportunities in the Tatiara that can’t always be filled by our small local population. With affordable housing, urban quality education, health and recreational facilities and the type of friendly and supportive community not found in big cities, Tatiara is the place to work, live and raise a family.

South Australia Dairy Farmers Association

South Australian Dairy Farmer’s Association

The South Australian Dairy Farmer’s Association (SADA) has a proud history of striving for the rights of SA dairy farmers dating back to 1936. It remains the peak farmer representative organisation for dairy farmers in South Australia and continues to represent farmers’ interest at local, state and national levels. In partnership with Coles SADA manages the SADA Fresh milk brand. Twenty cents from each litre sold goes back into projects that directly support the South Australian Dairy Industry. The roll out of the South Australian Dairy Industry Plan 2019-2024 is one such project, another is support for up and coming leaders in dairy.

Therefore, SADA, in partnership with Limestone Coast Leadership program invite applicants to apply for scholarships in leadership in the dairy industry.

Regional Development Australia Limestone Coast

Regional Development Australia Limestone Coast provides support to the region and the collaboration mindset based on shared values.

With the aim of enhancing regional collaboration and cohesion, the RDA LC supports the objectives of the Limestone Coast Leadership Program to build community leadership capacity.

Peter & Louise Stock

Peter & Louise Stock

Peter and Louise Stock operate a grazing business near Lucindale and have worked across the red meat industry, as well as a range of community organisations.

“We have a passion for the Limestone Coast as a most liveable region and believe that never before has good leadership been so important in our industries and communities. Leadership requires values-based self-awareness, along with a willingness to collaborate to generate ideas, solve problems and create change. The Limestone Coast Leadership Program is playing a key role to develop these skills and networks in our region, and we are pleased to be supporting this work.”

Livestock SA

South Australian Cattle Industry Fund Leadership Scholarship

The CIF scholarship will be offered to a successful applicant who is able to demonstrate a link for undertaking this leadership program and the benefits to the cattle industry. If an applicant can demonstrate such a link they will be considered for the scholarship.

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