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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

    2016-17 COMMUNITY AFFAIRS RESOURCING AND MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT & COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTION SCHEME – ANDAMOOKA AND IRON KNOB

    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....

  • 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.