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  • Improving Safety for the Livestock Industry Report Released

    Today the Chair of the Outback Communities Authority (OCA), Cecilia Woolford, in partnership with the Chair of Regional Development Australia Far North (RDA Far North) jointly launched the Multispecies Livestock Transhipping Hub: Improving safety, efficiency and profitability in the Australian Livestock Industry report.

    The Report's scope looked at the potential establishment of a multispecies transhipping hub in Port Augusta and specifically addressed:

    1. Determined the immediate, medium and long term economic benefit for the follwoing areas:

  • Community input sought on strategic direction for the Outback in 2018-19

    The Outback Communities Authority (OCA) has commenced consultation on the following documents and is seeking input from those with an interest in the Outback:

    Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget 2018-19

    Draft 2018-19 Community Affairs Resourcing and Management Agreement & Community Contribution Scheme - Andamooka

  • State Government commits $90 million to sealing Strzelecki Track

    Tuesday, 23 January 2018

    Last night, Premier Jay Weatherill announced a $90 million commitment toward the sealing of the Strzelecki Track in the northeast, if re-elected (click here for full media release).

    The nation-building project will cost $450 million and will deliver significant benefits for the Outback region and beyond.

  • Paving the way for Sealing the Strzelecki Track

    Monday, 22 January 2018

    The Outback Communities Authority (OCA) and Regional Development Australia Far North (RDA Far North), in partnership with The Flinders Ranges Council (FRC), today launched the Economic and Community Benefits of Sealing the Strzelecki Track Report in Quorn.

    The report looks at the positive effects for the tourism, resources, pastoralism and transport industries, as well as how this project would change the lives of those who live, work and play in the Outback by decreasing the sense of isolation and improving safety.

  • OCA on hand for launch of William Creek weather station

    Outback Communities Authority (OCA) Director and Natural Resources SA Arid Lands Board Member, Mark Sutton, was in William Creek for the launch of a weather station last Friday, 24 November.

    The project fills a significant gap in the network of weather forecasting information and data available in the Far North area, and will provide more surety to those people who live, work and visit the region.

  • OCA releases region-building strategy, oneOutback Prospectus

    MEDIA RELEASE

    Thursday, 9 November 2017

     

    The Outback Communities Authority (OCA) will today launch its region-building strategy, the oneOutback Prospectus, which identifies prioritised investment opportunities for Outback South Australia, each validated through a community filter.

  • Invitation: Flinders Family Fun Day - Wednesday 25 October

    Country Health SA is hosting the first ever Flinders Family Fun Day on Wednesday, 25 October 2017.

    The event will be held at the Leigh Creek town oval from 10.00am - 2.30pm in collaboration with many government and non-profit organisations.

    Stalls on the day include:

  • Leigh Creek transition update

    We are now over 6 months into the transition of Leigh Creek becoming an open town and significant work is being done behind the scenes as the future of a post-mining Leigh Creek becomes a reality.

    The OCA is continuing to deliver all municipal services and the town is being maintained in a business as usual manner.

  • Nomination for Membership

    Published 14/8/2017

    Nominations are sought for membership of the Outback Communities Authority, a statutory body established to articulate the views, interests and aspirations of outback communities and to coordinate the provision of, and promote improvements in, public services and facilities in outback communities.