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
Offers go out for final round of River Murray irrigation grant programSeventy-seven River Murray-based irrigation projects have been offered a share of $38 million in funding under the fourth and final round of the highly successful Irrigation Industry Improvement Program (3IP).Read more about Offers go out for final round of River Murray irrigation grant program
Crystal Brook saleyard opens for businessA new sheep saleyard facility will open for business in Crystal Brook today.Read more about Crystal Brook saleyard opens for business
Applications open in SA for 2018 Rural Women's AwardSouth Australian rural women are urged to apply for the 2018 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award, which recognises emerging leaders in primary industries and regional communities.Read more about Applications open in SA for 2018 Rural Women's Award
All of PIRSA's services under one roof at Yorke Peninsula Field DaysPrimary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) will be offering a one-stop-shop on its services, programs and initiatives at this year’s Yorke Peninsula Field Days at Paskeville.Read more about All of PIRSA's services under one roof at Yorke Peninsula Field Days
George the Farmer co-creator national runner-up for 2017 national Rural Women’s AwardSimone Kain has been named national runner-up of the 2017 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award (formerly the RIRDC Rural Women’s Award).Read more about George the Farmer co-creator national runner-up for 2017 national Rural Women’s Award
All of PIRSA's services under one roof at Riverland Field DaysPrimary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) will once again be offering a one-stop-shop for its services and programs at this year's Riverland Field Days.Read more about All of PIRSA's services under one roof at Riverland Field Days
New trainees get their first taste of Local GovernmentYoung trainees from the Yorke and Mid North region will today attend their first induction as part of the State Government’s $4 million Regional Youth Traineeship Program.Read more about New trainees get their first taste of Local Government
Loxton Research Centre wins Master Builders AwardThe newly redeveloped Loxton Research Centre has topped the state at the Master Builders SA 2017 Building Excellence Awards.Read more about Loxton Research Centre wins Master Builders Award
New trainees get their first taste of Local GovernmentYoung trainees from the Eyre and Western region and the Whyalla City Council are today attending their first induction as part of the State Government’s $4 million Regional Youth Traineeship Program.Read more about New trainees get their first taste of Local Government
Loxton Research Centre to host SALA exhibitionThe newly redeveloped Loxton Research Centre will join the 2017 South Australian Living Arts (SALA) Festival line-up when it presents a special light painting exhibition and workshop by renowned Adelaide photographer Denis Smith.Read more about Loxton Research Centre to host SALA exhibition
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'Good Clover, Bad Clover' Field DayThis field day will cover:oestrogenic clover identification and managementeID programs and equipment for sheep.When: Thursday 19 October, 1.00pm – 5.30pmWhere: Richard Kirkland’s...
Ferment the FestivalCelebrating cheese, wine, kombucha, gin and even chocolate, Ferment the Festival is set to showcase a huge selection of fermented food and beverages this October.The four-day festival is set...
- 15 Feb
Exotic Plant Pest: Tomato Potato Psyllid and Zebra ChipBiosecurity SA has implemented a new Condition 17 of the Plant Quarantine Standard South Australia, imposing restrictions and prohibitions on hosts in the solanaceae and convolvulaceae famil...