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  • 2016-17 CARM Andamooka & Iron Knob

    Released 18 April 2016


    The Outback Communities Authority (OCA) has prepared for consultation separate Community Affairs Resourcing and Management (CARM) Agreements (incorporating a community contribution) for Andamooka and Iron Knob....

  • Nomination for Membership

    Published 29 March 2016

    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.

    The Authority’s jurisdiction covers almost two-thirds of the State not covered by councils and serves about 4,000 people residing in numerous small communities, service locations and pastoral/farming properties in the outback. Four positions are available for nomination. Read More...

  • Request for Information on Commercial Opportunities for Leigh Creek

    Published 10 December 2015

    Dr Jane Lomax-Smith is seeking submissions on commercial opportunities for Leigh Creek.  The opportunity to provide a submission is now available and will be open until close of business on Monday 1 February, 2016.

  • Holiday Period Office Hours

    Published: 1 December 2015

    The Outback Communities Authority would like to thank all communities for their support throughout 2015, The Authority wishes you and your families all the best for this coming holiday period.  Stay safe, we're look forward to working with you in 2016. 

  • District Court Dismisses Application to Review Magistrates Decision on Community Contribution

    Published: 30 Oct 2015

    The District Court in Adelaide this week handed down its decision on an application to review the Magistrates ruling on the Andamooka Community Contribution Scheme.

  • Outback Grants Program 2015-16

    Published: 27 Aug 2015

    Today the Outback Communities Authority (OCA) announced the opening of the First round of Project Grants for 2015-16. The OCA will also continue to encourage requests to fund a wide range of projects aimed at improving the quality of life for the outback region as a whole. The OCA, is encouraging outback communities to come up with interesting ideas that reflect their Community’s unique identity. There is still an opportunity for other projects that provide benefit to outback residents and their wider communities to be considered.

  • Community Input Sought On Annual Business Plan and Budget 2015-16

    The Outback Communities Authority (OCA) has commenced consultation on its Annual Business Plan and Budget for 2015-2016 and is seeking input from those with an interest in the outback. 

    Supporting the OCA’s Strategic Management Plan (SMP) 2015-2020 which identified 3 broad objectives for the five years commencing 1 July 2015, the annual business plan and budget focuses on key issues for 2015-2016....

  • Court Determination Handed Down on Outback Communities Authority Debt Process

    The Court has found the 2012-13 Community Affairs Resourcing and Management and Community Contribution process was valid and that the levy is payable....more

  • Andamooka & Iron Knob CARM/CCS

    The Outback Communities Authority (OCA) has prepared for consultation management plans and budgets as well as Community Affairs Resourcing and Management (CARM) Agreements (including a Community Contribution Scheme) for Andamooka and Iron Knob. Draft Business Plan, Budget and CARM agreement for the respective communities and feedback....more