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  • Far North and Outback SA Climate Change Adaptation Plan finalised

    Regional Development Australia Far North (RDAFN), in conjunction with the Outback Communities Authority (OCA) and South Australian Arid Lands Natural Resource Management, are pleased to announce the completion of the Far North and Outback SA Climate Change Adaptation Plan.

  • Leigh Creek transition - latest news

    31 January 2017

    The Outback Communities Authority (OCA) took over municipal responsibility for the township of Leigh Creek on 1 January 2017.

    Click here to view the latest updates on the transition.

    The municipal services within the town that are managed by the OCA include:

  • Expressions of Interest - Leigh Creek contracts

    The Outback Communities Authority (OCA) is seeking to enter into contract arrangements for the following:

    • Self-motivated person able to work semi-autonomously to fulfil the role of Town Maintenance Officer
    • Committed and reliable person able to fulfil a cleaning contract

    Click here to read more about the contracts and Expression of Interest requirements.

     

     

  • OCA Chair announced as individual finalist in first ever SA Climate Leaders awards

    Chair of the Outback Communities Authority (OCA), Ms Cecilia Woolford, has been announced as an individual finalist in the first ever South Australian Climate Leaders awards.

    An initiative of the State Government’s key advisory body on climate change matters, the Premier’s Climate Change Council, the awards recognise individuals and organisations for their contribution and achievement in three award categories; individual, industry and business, and community and regions.

  • 'From the Outback to the Battlefront' memorial book launched in Blinman

    The Minister for Local Government and Regional Development, the Hon. Geoff Brock MP, launched the Outback Communities Authority’s (OCA) historical record – From the Outback to the Battlefront – in Blinman last week.

    From the Outback to the Battlefront documents the service history of Outback South Australian communities who served Australia in the many theatres of battle around the world during the late 19th through to the 21st Century.

  • Manager of Leigh Creek Contracts and Services appointed

    The Outback Communities Authority (OCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Robert Stack as the inaugural Manager of Leigh Creek Contracts and Services for the Leigh Creek township.

    The appointment follows the State Government announcement on 6 June 2016 that the OCA will be responsible for the municipal management of Leigh Creek as the township transitions to government management from 1 January 2017.

  • OCA and RDA release Economic Growth and Investment Strategy

    The Outback Communities Authority (OCA) and Regional Development Australia Far North (RDAFN) are pleased to announce and release an Economic Growth and Investment Strategy for the unincorporated areas of outback South Australia.

    The strategy identifies key areas, projects or activities which will have immediate, medium and long-term economic benefits for the outback and informs a targeted, strategy approach to facilitate change towards a prosperous future for the outback.

  • Expression of Interest - Andamooka Town Overseer

    The Outback Communities Authority (OCA) is looking to enter into an agreement with a contractor to undertake the services of town overseer in the Andamooka Town Management Committee (ATMC) Office in Andamooka from 1 November 2016 to 31 October 2017.

    The services provided by the contractor will ensure that certain aspects relating to the effective management of Andamooka and surrounds are undertaken in a timely and efficient manner.

  • Expression of Interest - Andamooka Town Management Committee

    The Outback Communities Authority (OCA) is calling for expressions of interest (EOI) for a community representative on the Andamooka Town Management Committee (ATMC). The ATMC was established in January 2012, in partnership with Andamooka Progress and Opal Miners Association Incorporated, to provide advice in relation to effective governance and management of the Andamooka township and surrounds.

  • Expression of Interest - Supply of Services for Levy Collection

    The Outback Communities Authority (OCA) is looking to enter into an agreement for the collection of a levy established under the Outback Communities (Administration and Management) Act 2009.

    The OCA is responsible for implementing a levy in two outback communities and is seeking the assistance of a billing partner to undertake levy collection on behalf of the OCA.

    The following Expression of Interest documents are available for download: