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  • OCA Board welcomes a new Member

    The Outback Communities Authority is pleased to announce the appointment of one new board member, Mr Mark Fennell of Lambina Station, located around 70 kilometres from Marla in the Far North. Mark owns a pastoral contracting business and is respected for his practical understanding of remote service operations. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge in water management, the provision of power and road maintenance.

  • Nuclear Community Consultation Program

    The Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission was established so that Government and the community could be provided with a solid evidence base about the State’s further involvement in the nuclear fuel cycle.

    Following the release of the Royal Commission’s report on Monday, 9 May 2016, the Premier announced a state-wide consultation process encouraging all South Australians to carefully consider the evidence presented, understand the choices and provide their views.

  • Outback Communities Authority to oversee town management of Leigh Creek

    The State Government announced on Monday 6 June that it is continuing negotiations with Alinta Energy for the Outback Communities Authority (OCA) to take over operational management of Leigh Creek from 1 January 2017.

    The announcement follows the State Government’s decision to continue the provision of essential services beyond mid-2018 with support for Leigh Creek to remain ‘open for business’ into the future.

  • Community Input Sought On Annual Business Plan and Budget 2016-17

    The Outback Communities Authority (OCA) has commenced consultation on its draft Annual Business Plan and Budget for 2016-17 and is seeking input from those with an interest in the outback.....

  • 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.