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Community Engagement

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The Outback Communities Authority (OCA) is dedicated to improving the lives of those people who live and work in outback South Australia.  In doing its work the OCA will often make decisions that have the potential to affect the lives of those people.

It is the genuine desire of the OCA to give people who live and work in the outback  opportunities to have meaningful input into the decision making process.  The OCA also wants outback communities to be aware of the reasons behind the decisions it makes, and the effect those decisions might have on them.

Community Engagement - Our Commitment Policy sets out how, when and with whom the OCA will consult.  It describes the various ways the OCA will seek to engage with the community.  Using state/local newspapers, electronic and hard copy correspondence, and convening public meetings are just a few examples.

 

Community input sought on strategic direction for the Outback

The Outback Communities Authority (OCA) is about to commence consultation on its draft Business Plan and Budget for 2017-18 and is seeking input from those with an interest in the Outback.

The annual Business Plan and Budget focuses on key issues for 2017-18. Being fundamentally linked to the Strategic Management Plan for 2015-20, the Business Plan and Budget sets the Authority's priorities for 2017-18. The OCA encourages anyone that has an interest in Outback South Australia to have a say on how the Business Plan and Budget might be improved.

Consultation will commence on 17 April and conclude on 17 May 2017.

During the consultation period, the draft Business Plan and Budget will be accessible via the OCA website, or can be posted to interested parties who contact the OCA on 8648 5970 (or 1800 640 542 for unincorporated areas) or via email to oca@sa.gov.au

The public is encouraged to review the draft Business Plan and Budget and provide feedback directly to the OCA:

By email at OCA@sa.gov.au

In person at 12 Tassie Street, Port Augusta SA 5700; or

By post to PO Box 2353 Port Augusta, SA 5700.

Submissions must be received by 5.00pm Wednesday 17 May 2017.

 

Community input sought on 2017-18 Community Affairs Resourcing and Management Agreement & Community Contribution Scheme - Andamooka

The Outback Communities Authority (OCA) in association with the Andamooka Progress and Opal Miners Association Inc. has drafted the 2017‑18 Community Affairs Resourcing and Management (CARM) Agreement, (including a Community Contribution Scheme) for the Andamooka area for consultation.

The draft CARM agreement will be available from 10 April 2017 at the Andamooka Town Management Committee office at Andamooka, or accessible at www.oca.sa.gov.au.  Hard copies are also available by contacting the OCA on 1800 640 542 or email oca@sa.gov.au.

Interested parties are invited to make written submissions on the CARM and / or the community contribution scheme prior to the conclusion of the consultation period.

A public meeting for discussion on the 2017-18 CARM and community contribution will be held in the Andamooka Town Hall at 6:00pm on Monday 29 May 2017.

The public is encouraged to review the draft documents and provide feedback directly to the OCA:

By email at OCA@sa.gov.au

In person at 12 Tassie Street, Port Augusta SA 5700; or

By post to PO Box 2353 Port Augusta, SA 5700.

Consultation on both the CARM Agreement and CCS will commence on Monday 10 April 2017 and conclude at 5:00pm Friday 9 June 2017.

 

Community input sought on 2017-18 Community Affairs Resourcing and Management Agreement & Community Contribution Scheme - Iron Knob

The Outback Communities Authority (OCA) in association with the Iron Knob Progress Association Inc. has drafted the 2017‑18 Community Affairs Resourcing and Management (CARM) Agreement, (including a Community Contribution Scheme) for Iron Knob for consultation.

The draft CARM agreement will be available from 3 April 2017 at the Iron Knob Post Office or accessible at www.oca.sa.gov.au.  Hard copies are also available by contacting the OCA on 1800 640 542 or email oca@sa.gov.au.

Interested parties are invited to make written submissions on the CARM and / or the community contribution prior to the conclusion of the consultation period.

A public meeting for discussion on the 2017-18 CARM and community contribution will be held in the Iron Knob Tourist Centre at 6:00pm on Tuesday 30 May 2017.

The public is encouraged to review the draft documents and provide feedback directly to the OCA:

By email at OCA@sa.gov.au

In person at 12 Tassie Street, Port Augusta SA 5700; or

By post to PO Box 2353 Port Augusta, SA 5700.

Consultation on both the CARM Agreement and CCS will commence on Monday 10 April 2017 and conclude 5:00pm Friday 9 June 2017.