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Regions

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
  • projects
  • 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’.

South Australian government regions

Adelaide Hills

Barossa, Light and Lower North

Eyre and Western

Far North

Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island

Limestone Coast

Murray and Mallee

Yorke and Mid North

Regional Statement

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 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.

Regional Development South Australia

General enquiries

Regions SA general enquiries

Phone: (08) 8429 0507
Email address: PIRSA.RegionsSA@sa.gov.au

Page Last Reviewed: 27 Jun 2016

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