Councillor Update

Engagement is open for State Government’s Regional Development Strategy

The State Government is calling for input into a Regional Development Strategy which aims to empower regional communities. Elected Members, particularly those representing regionally-based residents, are invited to contribute via the state government’s “YourSay” platform.

The Regional Development Strategy is intended to:

  • help grow regional economies

  • support people in their choice to live in regional communities, and

  • ensure regional South Australia is revitalised and prosperous.

The Strategy will not allocate funding but rather provide strategic direction for all-of-government expenditure for the state’s regions.

The Regional Development Strategy discussion paper poses a series of questions on key elements that will be considered, including:

  • What priorities should drive state government investment in infrastructure?

  • How can regional South Australia retain its existing young and working age people?

  • What is required to encourage greater overseas and city-to-regional migration to regional South Australia?

  • How can we build a pool of the next generation of business and community leaders?

  • How can we ensure future regional workforce skills are identified and invested in?

  • What needs to happen to encourage investment in regional South Australia?

Anyone interested can get involved by visiting the government’s “YourSay” website and completing a survey, joining the online discussion, attending a community forum (our closest is at Victor Harbor on 12 July, or emailing

Geoff Eaton
Thalassa Ward
City of Onkaparinga
Mobile: 0416 637 351

Burning in the open

Remember burning in the open is recommended from 12 midday until 12 midnight. Please be sure to check the council website or contact them personally to ensure you know which zone you are in and if you are able to burn without a permit. If you do fall into this category – please be sure to follow the burning requirements as some aspects of the ground may be dry despite the cool and wet weather.

This link will take you to the Onkaparinga Council website and the map to show which zone you are in. For further information email: or visit