The region

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Leigh Creek is geographically important to the north east region of South Australia, as it is centrally located between Marree and Hawker and provides access to essential and social services for nearby smaller towns, stations and communities.

The surrounding communities that Leigh Creek services include Copley, Lyndhurst, Beltana, Iga Warta, Nepabunna, Arkaroola, Marree, Parachilna, Blinman, Farina, and Innamincka at the northern end of the Strzelecki track. The combined population of these townships, excluding Leigh Creek, is approximately 500 people.

Upper Spencer Gulf and Outback economic assistance package

The State Government announced a $7 million economic assistance package for the Upper Spencer Gulf and Outback:

South Australia’s growth and economic prosperity are inextricably linked to the state’s regions.

The Upper Spencer Gulf supports sectors such as minerals processing, manufacturing and transport logistics. The Outback region is renowned for a number of Australia’s outback icons and for its diversity of industry and landscapes, ranging from deserts to arid wetlands to dry salt lakes.

There are opportunities for the Upper Spencer Gulf and Outback regions there are opportunities in the quality of produce, environmental standards and our proximity to the expanding markets of Asia.

South Australia’s strengths provide a basis not just for differentiating products to the world, but also for exporting our skills and knowledge internationally.

Premium food and wine, nature-based and gourmet tourism and mineral and energy resources, are examples of sectors where there is a growing global demand for South Australian products.

For more information about the regions including specific programs and grants, visit PIRSA.

Leigh Creek is geographically important to the north east region of South Australia, as it is centrally located between Marree and Hawker and provides access to essential and social services for nearby smaller towns, stations and communities.

The surrounding communities that Leigh Creek services include Copley, Lyndhurst, Beltana, Iga Warta, Nepabunna, Arkaroola, Marree, Parachilna, Blinman, Farina, and Innamincka at the northern end of the Strzelecki track. The combined population of these townships, excluding Leigh Creek, is approximately 500 people.