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
SA/NT agricultural industry to benefit from road upgrade and access improvementsTriple road trains and other combinations up to 53.5 metres long, will soon have access to a decoupling facility, including a livestock transfer tower, on Yorkeys Crossing Road.Read more about SA/NT agricultural industry to benefit from road upgrade and access improvements
Have your say on $50,000 funding for Port Pirie, Yorke and Mid NorthVoting is now open for the Fund My Idea program to provide $50,000 for community projects following the recent Country Cabinet meeting in Port Pirie, Yorke Peninsula and the Mid North.Read more about Have your say on $50,000 funding for Port Pirie, Yorke and Mid North
New Mannum District Hospital helipad a lifesaver for the communityRegional Development Minister Geoff Brock is today opening a new helipad at the Mannum District Hospital.Read more about New Mannum District Hospital helipad a lifesaver for the community
New nutcracker arrives at Swan ReachThe new Costa Brothers Hullers and Shellers almond cracking facility has officially opened in Swan Reach today, with the facility boasting new water management and recycling capabilities.Read more about New nutcracker arrives at Swan Reach
Regional Summit to spark conversation on the changing nature of workInnovators and regional leaders will come together in Clare later this month to explore the changing nature of the regional workforce at the third annual Regional Summit.Read more about Regional Summit to spark conversation on the changing nature of work
$50,000 for Fund My Idea recipients in Whyalla and Central OutbackTwo vital projects in the far and mid north have received $50,000 from the State Government's public-voted Fund My Idea program.Read more about $50,000 for Fund My Idea recipients in Whyalla and Central Outback
$63,000 grant for Far North underground bakery to generate seven jobsAn historic Flinders Ranges township will receive a major tourism boost with support from a $63,000 State Government Upper Spencer Gulf and Outback Futures grant.Read more about $63,000 grant for Far North underground bakery to generate seven jobs
Expanded irrigation area to create 3700 jobs for Northern AdelaideThe State Government has committed to invest $110 million to help expand the Northern Adelaide Plains irrigated food production area, which would create 3700 jobs in and around Adelaide's northern suburbs and add more than $500 million a year to the…Read more about Expanded irrigation area to create 3700 jobs for Northern Adelaide
Stage 2 of 90-day transport project begins as first stage reaps millions in benefitsThe second stage of a transport project - which has already reaped an estimated $56m in benefits to primary producers - is set to start with a new survey launched at Country Cabinet.Read more about Stage 2 of 90-day transport project begins as first stage reaps millions in benefits
New Natural Resources Centre and Regional Hub to centralise services in ClareA new Natural Resources Centre and Regional Hub will be officially opened in Clare today, a 'one stop shop' where the community can seek information and advice about natural resource management in the region.Read more about New Natural Resources Centre and Regional Hub to centralise services in Clare
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Country Cabinet Kangaroo Island and Fleurieu PeninsulaOn Sunday 4 to Tuesday 6 June 2017, Premier Jay Weatherill and Cabinet Ministers will visit Kangaroo Island and the Fleurieu Peninsula as part of Country Cabinet Kangaroo Island and Fleurieu...
Farming Together 2017 National ForumIf you have ever wanted to form or expand a farmer-based group … this is the must-see place-to-be. The day-long forum will feature first-hand successful farmer collaborations and expe...
- 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...
- 5 May
Goolwa Beach closed to recreational Pipi fishingEffective 5 May 2017.PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture has closed Goolwa Beach to recreational fishing for Pipi (Goolwa Cockle) due to high levels E.coli found within locally sourced Pipis.Go ...