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Regional Development Australia Far North

Details

Phone: 8641 1444

Fax: 8642 6951

Email: reception@rdafn.com.au

Website: http://www.rdafn.com.au

 

Address

2a Stirling Road,

PO Box 1762,
Port Augusta
South Australia
5700

Description

About the RDAFN

RDAFN provides economic development services to the communities of northern South Australia.  These services include providing:

  • Business advice and support to all businesses across the region including assisting individuals seeking to start a new business
  • Assistance with training and employment programs to generate new and sustainable jobs
  • Help to local communities seeking to develop new infrastructure to support economic activity such as interpretive centres, arts centres and drilling programs
  • Support for clusters of businesses to assist business networking
  • Lobbying of governments for needed infrastructure and major project activity support
  • Dissemination of advice and information on a broad range of regional and economic development matters.

The area we cover commonly referred to as the Flinders Ranges and Outback, comprises around 80% of the state's land area.  The region supports a population of 32,000, the largest community being Port Augusta, which acts as a vital service centre for the region's widespread and diverse, small and micro communities.  The region incorporates two of Australia's tourism icons - Flinders Ranges and the Outback, all of South Australia's priority mineral exploration regions and the cross roads of Australia's national land transport network.  Significant opportunities for economic growth in the northern region exist in the sectors of resources, tourism, transport, defence, services, food and arts.  RDAFN is committed to fostering this growth for the benefit of the northern regional community.

 

We have offices dotted around the region at Port Augusta, Coober Pedy, Quorn and Roxby Downs.  If visiting these locations is inconvenient, we will make arrangements to visit you. 

 

Outback Communities Authority

Details

Phone: 1800 640 542

Website: http://www.oca.sa.gov.au

Address

12 Tassie St
Port Augusta
South Australia
5700

Description

The Outback Communities Authority (OCA) provides services and support to the communities it formally recognises in the out-of-councils areas of South Australia.

The incorporated progress associations and community bodies that the Authority assists are widely dispersed within the 85% of SA that is in the out-of-councils areas.

 

Vision Mission and Goals

The Trust is working towards a future in which:

Residents of the outback enjoy ongoing improvements to their quality of life, social capacity and access to services and infrastructure.

This future will ensure that outback residents and communities:

  • Enjoy equitable access to services and necessary infrastructure.
  • Are not unduly disadvantaged by location or remoteness.
  • Can take pride in their individual community identity.
  • Achieve a strength that is underpinned by economic prosperity and social capacity.
  • Take control of planning their own initiatives, priorities and environmental responsibilities.
  • Setting clear strategic directions for its governance role.
  • Providing strong leadership in planning, co-ordination and administration in the region.
  • Continuing to build strategic partnerships and effective working relationships with outback communities, government, business and other community groups.
  • Where necessary, adapting its function and mode of delivery to meet the changing needs of outback communities.

Background - a small piece of history

In the early 1970s the Commonwealth Government introduced an amended income tax assessment notice that showed the proportion of tax revenue that went to the Federal Government, the State governments and local government. The obvious lack of reference to them drew a sharp reaction from the people of the unincorporated outback areas of South Australia.

Several communities made direct approaches to the then SA Premier, Don Dunstan, and their local members of parliament. But an initial proposal to form local government in each remote area was rigorously opposed and subsequently abandoned.

In a 1977 election policy speech, Mr Dunstan indicated that as a means by which tax rebates could be returned also to the people of the outback, he would, if elected, establish a 'trust' to operate in the outback and distribute funds via the Local Government Grants Commission. The 'trust' was to qualify as a local government authority for this purpose.The Labor Government won the election and on 20 May 1978, the Outback Areas Community Development Trust Act was proclaimed.

**From an account of the first 20 years of the Trust by its inaugural Chairman, Ted Connelly.

 

 

Andamooka Press

Since it's first publication in 1973, the Andamooka Press has come a long way and adopted a brand new look in 2010. Please find links to issues below. We will endeavour to provide links for older issues also so watch this space! Links will open in PDF format.

 

2016 - Volume 6

Issue 1 - January February 2016

Issue 2 - March 2016

Issue 3 - April 2016

Issue 4 - May 2016

Issue 5 - June 2016

Issue 6 - June 2016 Special Edition

Issue 7 - July 2016

 

 

 

2015 - Volume 5

Issue 1 - February 2015

Issue 2 - March 2015

Issue 3 - April 2015

Issue 4 - May 2015

Issue 5 - June 2015

Issue 6 - July 2015

Issue 7 - August 2015

Issue 8 - September 2015

Issue 9 - October 2015

Issue 10 - November 2015

Issue 11 - December 2015

 

2014 - Volume 4

Issue 1- February 2014

Issue 2 -March 2014

Issue 3 - April 2014

Issue 4 - June 2014

Issue 5 - August 2014

Issue 6 - September 2014

Issue 7 - October 2014

Issue 8 - November 2014

Issue 9 - December 2014 

 

2013 - Volume 3

Issue 1 - January 2013

Issue 2 - February 2013

Issue 3 - March 2013

Issue 4 - April 2013

Issue 5 - May 2013

Issue 6 - June 2013

Issue 7 - July 2013

Issue 8 - August 2013

Issue 9 - September 2013

Issue 10 - October 2013

Issue 11 - November 2013

Issue 12 - December 2013

 

2012 - Volume 2

Issue 10 - September 2012  Issue 9 - August 2012  Issue 8 - July 2012  Issue 7 - June 2012

Issue 6 - May 2012  Issue 5 - April 2012  Issue 4 - March 2012  Issue 3 - February 2012

Issue 2 - January 2012  Issue 1 - December 2011

 

2011 - Volume 1

Issue 12 - November 2011  Issue 11 - October 2011  Issue 10 - September 2011

Issue 9 - August 2011 Issue 8 - July 2011  Issue 7 - June 2011  Issue 6 - May 2011

Issue 5 - April 2011  Issue 4 - March 2011  Issue 3  - February 2011

Issue 2 - January 2011  Issue 1 - December 2010

 

2007

February  March  November  December

 

2006

February  April  May  June July  August  October November

 

2005

March  April  May  June  August issue 1  August issue 2  December

 

1987 Volume 9

Edition 6 - August 18 1987 20 Nov 1987