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  • Read All About It!

    The new oneOutback newspaper is available now! Produced by the Office for the Outback Communities Authority, the newspaper is a collection of articles ranging from the recent football match held at Oodnadatta, restoration of the Beltana community hall to a STARCLUB update.

    The oneOutback newspaper is being delivered to communities across the outback and the electronic version is available here https://bit.ly/2QcOFhO.

  • Sports Grants Announced

    Grant recipients from Round 1 of the 2019-20 OCA Small Sports Grants have been announced.  Recipients include the Copley, Oodnadatta and Marree and District Progress Associations.

    The OCA are pleased to assist with a new local initiative, encouraging the youth of Marree to come along and try the Beginners Boxing Program.

  • Sports Grants 2019-20

    The OCA has released the first round of funding for the 2019-20 Sports Grants.

    Progress Associations and community sport and recreation organisations located in the Outback are encouraged to apply for the grant to assist with projects and initiatives that promote participation in local sporting activities.

    Funding will be prioritised to those clubs and organisations who are registered with Starclub and making progress towards completing the program.

  • New Presiding Member and Members Appointed

    As the first meeting of the new iteration of the Outback Communities Authority approaches, we welcome Mr William McIntosh AM as Presiding Member and new Members Mrs Frances Frahn and Mr Lee Warmington.

    The appointments were confirmed in a media release by the Hon Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP. https://premier.sa.gov.au/news/outback-communities-authority

  • Headspace Port Augusta Support Youth In Far North Communities

    Headspace Port Augusta will be supporting young people in Outback SA with an Engagement & Intake Worker. The communities of Hawker, Leigh Creek, Marree and Oodnadatta will have access to this free service.

    Click here for more information.

  • Outback Bushfire Management Area Plan - Your Input is Important

    The Outback Bushfire Management Area Plan (BMAP) is available for comment. The Plan identifies communities, facilities, infrastructure and environmental assets at risk from bushfire. Here is your opportunity to provide information that will assist the Bushfire Management Committee members to finalise the BMAP.

  • Consultation now open for Andamooka and Iron Knob

    The Outback Communities Authority (OCA) has drafted the 2019-20 Community Affairs Resourcing and Management (CARM) Agreements, (including a Community Contribution Scheme) for the Andamooka and Iron Knob areas for consultation.

    Click here for more information.

    Click here for the draft 2019-20 Community Affairs Resourcing and Management Agreement & Community Contribution Scheme - Andamooka

  • Remote Polling for the 2019 Federal Election

    Voting teams for the 2019 Federal Election will be visiting communities in the Division of Grey.

    Locations and times for North and Eastern communities provided here and Western communities here.

  • Community Input Sought on Strategic Direction for the Outback in 2019-20

    The Outback Communities Authority (OCA) is about to commence consultation on its draft Business Plan and Budget for 2019-20 and is seeking input from those with an interest in the Outback.

    Click here for more information or here to view the draft 2019-20 Business Plan and Budget.

  • OCA Reports on the State of the Outback

    The Outback Communities Authority (OCA) has today published its inaugural State of the Outback Report. The State of the Outback Report, produced annually, highlights key statistical data and its trends over time.

    The presiding member of the OCA, Ms Cecilia Woolford, said The State of the Outback Report delivers on one of the key objectives of the OCA’s Strategic Management Plan 2015-20.

    Click here for The State of the Outback Report.