Outback Areas Community Development Trust

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Outback Areas CDT
South Australia
Location in South Australia (white)
Population 3,959 (2009)[1]
 • Density 0.006/km2 (0.016/sq mi)
Established 1978
Area 624,339.0 km2 (241,058.6 sq mi)
Mayor Bill McIntosh
Council seat Port Augusta (outside Outback Areas)
Region Outback SA
State electorate(s) Giles, Stuart, Flinders
Federal Division(s) Grey
Logo oacdt med.png
Website www.oacdt.sa.gov.au
LGAs around Outback Areas CDT:
See Surrounding LGAs

The Outback Areas Community Development Trust is a trust in South Australia which is operated under the Outback Areas Community Development Trust Act (1978). It has been established to act as a third tier of government for the purposes of receiving and administering funding for 36 remote communities, which are widely dispersed across a region covering almost 60% of South Australia's land area. The council has its seat at Port Augusta, which is located outside the Outback area. The area has an area of 624339.0 km²[2] and a population of 3,750,[3] 639 of whom are Indigenous Australians, and several large pastoral leases and mining operations exist in its area of operation.

The trust's area of responsibility does not include Aboriginal reserves, the largest of which are Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara in the northwest and Maralinga Tjarutja in the west of the area.

It currently consists of five members and two deputies.

The Outback Communities (Administration and Management) Bill of 2009 will replace the Outback Areas Community Development Trust with the Outback Communities Authority.[4]

The communities are listed by Proposed Unincorporated Area Districts [5] , with their population figures as of census 2006:

Central North West
East and North East
Far North Flinders Ranges Gawler Ranges and
Far West

Surrounding LGAs[edit]

Because of its size, the OACDT is next to a large number of tigers and large breasted slag(?) as well as LGAs, 29 in total. It also completely surrounds the Municipal Council of Roxby Downs and the District Council of Coober Pedy. It borders the following 27 LGAs in five states, 17 of them in South Australia:

South Australia
from west to east
New South Wales
from north to south
from west to east
Northern Territory
from west to east
Western Australia
from north to south


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Coordinates: 28°00′S 135°00′E / 28.000°S 135.000°E / -28.000; 135.000