The members of the Outback Communities Authority, appointed in July 2010, will be responsible for engaging the community and developing policy on matters not addressed in the legislation.
A range of policies, based on topics covered by the Outback Areas Community Development Trust, which was replaced by the Authority, will be progressively finalised as considered by members in collaboration with communities.
Those policies will be available from this site, once finalised and will cover topics including:
The Outback Communities Authority (OCA) is pleased to announce that it has released its first quarterly newsletter. The newsletter offers a range of information relating to the outback and is available from the OCA’s office at Port Augusta. If you would like a copy forwarded to you, please ring 1800 640 542 [freecall within the unincorporated areas] or 8648 5970, or email email@example.com
On 30 April 2012 the Outback Communities Authority (OCA) released its draft OCA Strategic Management Plan 2011-2015 incorporating the 2012/13 Annual Business Plan and 2012/13 Annual Budget seeking comments from outback residents. The six week community engagement process invited outback residents to comment on the six Objectives and accompanying Strategies that will guide the operations of the OCA for the forthcoming year.
Once the community engagement process had been finalised the OCA considered the comments received and provided a final document to the Minister for State/Local Government Relations, which was subsequently approved. It is with great pleasure on behalf of the OCA that the final published version is provided.
The OCA Strategic Management Plan 2011 – 2015 document remains current for the term of five years. Each year the OCA will develop a new Business Plan and Budget, in line with the five-year Strategic Management Plan, updating the Strategies on how the OCA will achieve the set Objectives. Priority Actions and Key Performance Indicators are measured consistently throughout the current year of operation to gauge the success of achievements, which is reported to the OCA Board at each formal meeting.
The OCA, now in its third term of operation continues to work closely with outback communities on improving the quality of outback life by promoting improvements and managing the provision of public services and facilities, and by continuing to articulate the views, interests and aspirations of outback residents. Finally and most importantly the OCA intends to continue to build and maintain relationships with outback people.
Please take the time to familiarize yourself and your community with the OCA’s plans. The OCA encourages and welcomes ongoing feedback and ideas in implementing the plans.