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
New public computers for three regional PIRSA officesTouch-screen public computers are now available in the Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) offices at Kingscote, Mt Gambier and Port Lincoln, providing a welcome boost to regional customer services.Read more about New public computers for three regional PIRSA offices
North West Indigenous Pastoral Project celebrates ongoing successAn Indigenous pastoral project in the state’s Far North has helped train and employ 67 indigenous pastoral workers and aided the return of more than 272,000 hectares back to commercial primary production.Read more about North West Indigenous Pastoral Project celebrates ongoing success
River Murray Program wins gold at Prime Minister’s Award for Public Sector ExcellenceThe State Government team that is delivering the South Australian River Murray Sustainability (SARMS) Program received the highest honour at the national public sector awards last night.Read more about River Murray Program wins gold at Prime Minister’s Award for Public Sector Excellence
Australian-first lion experience launches at Monarto ZooLions 360, an Australian-first experience at Monarto Zoo, has officially been launched today ahead of being opened to the public from this Sunday.Read more about Australian-first lion experience launches at Monarto Zoo
Eudunda heavy vehicle bypass completeThe Eudunda heavy vehicle bypass is now complete, filling a gap in the state’s 26-metre B-double trucking network.Read more about Eudunda heavy vehicle bypass complete
Biosecurity boost for Cowell oyster businessThe biosecurity of the state’s oyster industry will be bolstered by a $267,500 Regional Development Fund grant to Eyre Shellfish at Cowell.Read more about Biosecurity boost for Cowell oyster business
Funding boost to draw more visitors to the EPFacilities to attract and keep visitors in the lower Eyre Peninsula will be built at the Glen-Forest Tourist Park and Vineyard with the support of a $193,750 Regional Development Fund grant.Read more about Funding boost to draw more visitors to the EP
Mussels get a work out with $500,000 EP Seafoods grantPort Lincoln-based Eyre Peninsula Seafoods can now expand its mussel market internationally with the introduction of value-adding, innovative technology – made possible by a $500,000 State Government grant.Read more about Mussels get a work out with $500,000 EP Seafoods grant
Jobs and expansion for Eyre Peninsula feed millCummins-based family mill Butterfields Farm Direct Stock Feeds will increase its production through a $347,932 Regional Development Fund grant.Read more about Jobs and expansion for Eyre Peninsula feed mill
Two Wells to Whyalla: The first regional economic corridorThe 340km stretch between Two Wells and Whyalla is South Australia’s first designated Economic Corridor, becoming a focal point for increased employment and investment.Read more about Two Wells to Whyalla: The first regional economic corridor
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National Carp Control Plan - Berri information sessionThe National Carp Control Plan (NCCP) in partnership with PIRSA and Natural Resources SA Murray Darling Basin will be hosting four community briefing sessions in South Australia in December ...
National Carp Control Plan - Goolwa information sessionThe National Carp Control Plan (NCCP) in partnership with PIRSA and Natural Resources SA Murray Darling Basin will be hosting four community briefing sessions in South Australia in December ...
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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...