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Community Partnerships

The Outback Communities Authority (OCA) is pleased to be able to support economic development projects that benefit the outback region.

Economic development projects are deemed to be activities held that have provided an opportunity to stimulate the economic health of a specific area.

In the 2019-20 year the OCA was pleased to be associated with and contribute to the following economic development projects:

Funding Recipient

Economic Development Activity

Funding Amount 



Beltana Progress Association


Anzac Day event



Marree Sports Club

Gymkhana and Motorkhana


Oodnadatta Racing and Horse Sports

Races and Gymkhana



Aboriginal Lands Municipal Services


William Creek Gymkhana Committee


Yunta Tennis Club

Gymkhana, Campdraft and Bronco Branding


Tennis Tournament




Community Partners


Isolated Children’s Parents Association, North East Branch

State Conference





Collaborative Partners


Regional Development Australia Far North

Resource Agreement



* Funding administered by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, project managed by the Outback Communities Authority



































The Outback Communities Authority were very pleased to support the Outback and assist with securing funding through the Regional Growth Fund,

funded by Primary Industries and Regions SA resulting in economic development projects in the following communities:

Funding Recipient Economic Development Activity

Funding Amount


Beltana Progress Association

Tourism hub 16,000

Fowlers Bay Progress Association

Beachfront shelters 5,000

Glendambo and Districts Progress Association

Improvement of environs 4,270
Iron Knob Progress Association

Telecentre paving and campground upgrade


Parachilna Community Association

Campground improvements and park beautification 5,000

Penong and Districts Progress Association

Skate Park final stage 5,000

Yunta District Hall

Hall upgrade and playground 7,500





Late in 2020 the Outback Communities Authority secured funding through the Drought Communities Programme, Round 1 on behalf of Outback SA.  The following communities have benefitted from the wide range of economic development projects as a result of receiving the funding from the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, Commonwealth Government.

Drought Communities Programme, Round 1

Funding Recipient Economic Development Activity Funding Amount

Andamooka Progress and Opal Miners Association

Community Lapidary Program and Grader shed flooring 24,035
Beltana Progress Association Hall upgrade


Blinman Progress Association

Community hall roof upgrade 46,491

Copley and Districts Progress Association

Copley hall renovations 23,985

Gawler Ranges Progress Association

Gymkhana grounds resurface 18,600

Innamincka Progress Association

Community entrance beautification and solar bore pump 81,896
Iron Knob Progress Assoiciation

Oval and Golf Club shed upgrades

Kingoonya Race Club Club upgrades


Manna Hill War Memorial Hall

Community hall upgrade 10,000

Marree District Progress Association

Tennis court upgrade 69,880

Marree Race Club

Ablution block upgrade 62,914


Playground amenity 79,252

Oodnadatta Race Club

Ablution block upgrade 85,899

Parachilna Community Association

Fire shed and shelter upgrade 5,720

Penong and Districts Progress Association

Football club and oval upgrade 108,856

Yunta District Hall

Tennis court upgrade 44,980

Various Outback events