Leigh Creek

Leigh Creek

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS ( 15:08 :47 ): Given the minister's acknowledgement of the role of Leigh Creek as a significant regional centre for a large area of outback South Australia, has the Outback Communities Authority been included in the consultation in relation to the future of Leigh Creek?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Manufacturing and Innovation, Minister for Automotive Transformation, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation) ( 15:09 :06 ): Absolutely, we have been working with the Outback Communities Authority. In fact, on my first visit that was, from memory, within a week or two of the announcement, there were members of the Outback Communities Authority I met with at that first visit, and I know we are continuing to liaise with them, and they will play an important role in the future of that area and particularly the Leigh Creek township.