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  • Expression of Interest for Andamooka Town Overseer

    The Outback Communities Authority (OCA) is looking to enter into an agreement with a contractor to undertake the services of Town Overseer in the Andamooka Town Office in Andamooka from 31 July 2017 to 28 September 2018.

    The services provided by the contractor will ensure that certain aspects relating to the effective management of Andamooka and surrounds is undertaken in a timely and efficient manner.

  • From the Outback they Came - Stories from the Outback to the Battlefront

    The OCA is proud to be launching a coffee table book - 'From the Outback they Came: Stories from the Outback to the Battlefront' - in Farina later this month. The book is an abridged version of the OCA's ANZAC memorial book, 'From the Outback to the Battlefront' which was launched in Blinman last November.

    Both books capture the contribution and sacrifice of people who lived and worked in many corners of the South Australian Outback, and how they answered the call from their country in their time of greatest need.

  • Community input sought on strategic direction for the Outback in 2017-18

    The Outback Communities Authority (OCA) has commenced consultation on the following documents and is seeking input from those with an interest in the Outback:

    Business Plan and Budget

    Community Affairs Resourcing and Management Agreement & Community Contribution Scheme - Andamooka

  • Outback Region Sport, Recreation & Open Space Strategy

    The OCA received funding from the Office of Sports and Recreation in 2016 to obtain a plan of sports and recreation needs in the Outback, while reviewing the last plan which was completed in 2005.

    As a result, the OCA, along with successful tenderer Neil Tredwell Management, will be travelling throughout the region and would like to invite community members to contribute to the next 5-year plan. This plan will inform the OCA Board on recreational needs in the Outback, while also ensuring that the OCA has shovel-ready projects for future grant applications.

  • OCA Board regional trip - Northern Flinders

    The Outback Communities Authority (OCA) and Board will be travelling to the Northern Flinders Ranges region next Tuesday, 14 March - Thursday, 16 March as part of a regional trip and are keen to hear how they can make a positive difference to life in the Outback.

    The OCA is absolutely committed to ensuring that community members have a say, and is making every effort to deliver the infrastructure and services that the Outback community needs most.

  • OCA celebrates Australia Day honours recipients

    The Outback Communities Authority would like to congratulate Outback community members, Jan Ferguson and Sheryl Lewis, recipients in the Australia Day 2017 honours list.

    Jan, an OCA Board Member who resides part-time in Beltana, received a Medal of the Order of Australia for her service to the Indigenous communities of the Northern Territory. Sheryl, of Yunta, was awarded an Ambulance Service Medal for her volunteer service.

  • Far North and Outback SA Climate Change Adaptation Plan finalised

    Regional Development Australia Far North (RDAFN), in conjunction with the Outback Communities Authority (OCA) and South Australian Arid Lands Natural Resource Management, are pleased to announce the completion of the Far North and Outback SA Climate Change Adaptation Plan.

  • Leigh Creek transition - latest news

    31 January 2017

    The Outback Communities Authority (OCA) took over municipal responsibility for the township of Leigh Creek on 1 January 2017.

    Click here to view the latest updates on the transition.

    The municipal services within the town that are managed by the OCA include:

  • Expressions of Interest - Leigh Creek contracts

    The Outback Communities Authority (OCA) is seeking to enter into contract arrangements for the following:

    • Self-motivated person able to work semi-autonomously to fulfil the role of Town Maintenance Officer
    • Committed and reliable person able to fulfil a cleaning contract

    Click here to read more about the contracts and Expression of Interest requirements.



  • OCA Chair announced as individual finalist in first ever SA Climate Leaders awards

    Chair of the Outback Communities Authority (OCA), Ms Cecilia Woolford, has been announced as an individual finalist in the first ever South Australian Climate Leaders awards.

    An initiative of the State Government’s key advisory body on climate change matters, the Premier’s Climate Change Council, the awards recognise individuals and organisations for their contribution and achievement in three award categories; individual, industry and business, and community and regions.