The Outback Communities Authority (OCA) is inviting the outback community and regional stakeholders to identify what is wanted and needed for the long term sustainability of the Outback as its own unique and autonomous region of SA.

The Outback Futures Project was launched on 6 July, which seeks to engage the community in a lively and positive conversation about what is needed to take hold of the opportunities and make the region and even better place to live, work and visit into the future.

Overseen by Mr Bill McIntosh AM, Presiding Member of the Outback Communities Authority, Ms Sue Chase AM, regional business leader with a long history of working in the outback as the CEO of Cowell Electric and Mr Ross Sawers, Presiding Member of the new Arid Lands Landscapes SA Board and former member of the SA Arid Lands NRM Board and Regional Development Australia Far North Board, the Outback Futures Committee will prepare a comprehensive consultation report representing the breadth of issues, concerns and aspirations raised along with any recommendations for change for the consideration of the OCA. Once considered, the report will then be presented to the Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government
with recommendations.

To coincide with the launch of the Outback Futures Project, a Discussion Paper, What do you think a more sustainable and resilient future for the Outback looks like? has been released, which asks community members a series of probing questions designed to generate discussion. The consultation closes on 4 September 2020.

For more information, contact the Outback Communities Authority on 1800 640 542 or click here: Outback Futures Project