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  • Expression of Interest - Supply of Services for Levy Collection

    The Outback Communities Authority (OCA) is looking to enter into an agreement for the collection of a levy established under the Outback Communities (Administration and Management) Act 2009.

    The OCA is responsible for implementing a levy in two outback communities and is seeking the assistance of a billing partner to undertake levy collection on behalf of the OCA.

    The following Expression of Interest documents are available for download:

  • Australian of the Year: Worthy of Attention

    Nominations are now open for the Australian of the Year Awards 2017!

    Each year, the Australian of the Year Awards focuses on Australians worthy of attention. Who would you like to see recognised?

    Nominations are being sought for Australians excelling in all fields of endeavour including arts, media and entertainment, business, charity, education, environment, indigenous/ethnic services, medicine/science, engineering/technology and sport.

    There are four categories to choose from:

  • OCA secures $199,075 in funding from the Upper Spencer Gulf and Outback Futures Fund

    The Minister for Regional Development, Geoff Brock, today announced that the OCA was successful in securing $199,075 from the Upper Spencer Gulf and Outback Futures Fund. With further contributions from the OCA and community Progress Associations, this grant will improve functionality and aesthetics for both residents and visitors to Outback South Australia. Funding will be distributed across nine outback communities:

  • 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....

  • 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.