Regions SA provides an integrated cross-sector, cross-government and regionally focused approach to improving economic and social outcomes for regions.
Regions SA focuses on implementing the Charter for Stronger Regional Policy, which details a number of actions the Government of South Australia is undertaking in regional South Australia, including a range of funding programs to assist rural and regional businesses and communities.
Regions SA also works to strengthen partnerships between regional communities, businesses and all tiers of government, which are necessary for the state to advance and prosper.
Our staff are a direct line and first point of contact between Regions SA and regional communities, business and industry, for the delivery of regional economic development activities such as job creation, investment attraction and improved infrastructure.
We work with regional stakeholders to inform the development of Government policy, and to promote improved regional economic and social outcomes. We work closely with local organisations such as RDAs and local councils to identify projects and initiatives and to guide them through government decision-making and grant funding processes.
Our functions cover:
- regional policy
- regional strategy
- regional coordination
- grant programs
- engagement and communications.
South Australian government regions
South Australian government departments and agencies use a consistent set of boundaries to define 12 administrative regions in the state. For the purpose of regional development, ‘regional South Australia’ is considered to be made up of the eight regions classified as ‘Greater Adelaide’ and ‘Country regions’.
Barossa, Light and Lower North
- Regions In Focus – Barossa, Light and Lower North ()
- Map of the Barossa, Light and Lower North region
Eyre and Western
Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island
- Regions In Focus – Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island ()
- Map of the Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island region
Murray and Mallee
Yorke and Mid North
The Regional Statement for South Australia reaffirms the State Government’s commitment to regional communities. It is an expression of the ongoing partnership between the South Australian Government and regional communities.
The Statement is a product of consultation and collaboration, and reflects the discussions held with regional communities across the state.
The Regional Statement was released in December 2013 by then Regional Development Minister Gail Gago.
- Regional Statement for South Australia ().
- RCCC Consultation Report on the Draft Regional Statement ( or ).
Regional Development South Australia (RDSA)
Regional Development South Australia plays a unique role in supporting the economic development efforts of seven regionally based RDAs and the Adelaide Metropolitan RDA.
Regions SA general enquiries
Phone: (08) 8429 0507
Email address: PIRSA.RegionsSA@sa.gov.au
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