Give feedback on the Regional Strategic Plan 2022-2025

We are seeking feedback on the draft plan which outlines regional priorities and recommendations so government, businesses and communities can make better decisions.

Watch Chris Sand’s keynote at The Barns of Freeling

Voted UK’s Top 100 change makers, Chris Sands has worked with over 100 towns and thousands of businesses to establish strong brand messages that people love and take ownership of – building pride of place and attracting visitors to their...

8 things I’ve learnt along the way by Anne Moroney

Anne Moroney has been our CEO for 15 years and will depart in February 2023. Here are 8 things she’s learnt along the way.

Barossa Farmers Market 20th Birthday

We’re celebrating 20 years of the Barossa Farmers Market 🎂 Join Maggie Beer as she explores local fresh produce in dishes prepared by John Hughes (Rieslingfreak), Mark McNamara (Regional Development Australia Barossa Gawler Light Adelaide Plains), Nik Tucker (St Hugo...

New CEO appointed for RDA BGLAP

Leonie Boothby has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer by the Board of Regional Development Australia Barossa Gawler Light Adelaide Plains from 2023. Boothby has 25 years of senior management experience. Her consultancy firm provides strategic planning, economic development, community engagement...

Community Leadership Program: Learn about Diversity & Inclusion

Learn how to make better decisions and get more people involved by learning about diversity, inclusion and cross-cultural understanding.

Our AGM 2022 kicks off at Barossa Cellars

There was a huge buzz of enthusiasm as community and business leaders from across the region descended on The Barossa Cellar for our AGM last night. Chris Sands gave a powerful presentation on the power of decentralised leadership, inspiring us...

Barossa front and centre at the 2022 Work Health & Safety Excellence Awards

The Work Health & Safety Excellence Awards recognise South Australian wine businesses that go above and beyond the basics of WHS by demonstrating substantial improvements and commitment to worker safety. The awards also recognise the critical role of workers in health...

Chris Sands aims to re-invigorate SA regional towns with the power of story & local leadership

Chris Sands, creator of UK’s biggest grassroots high street campaign Totally Locally, is set to launch 3 weeks of workshops across Barossa, Gawler, Light and Adelaide Plains to help boost local economies and tourism with the power of story. Voted...

Think Tank Review

Thank you to all who joined us for our Think Tank Review last Friday (December 10th 2021). We recapped our Think Tank 2019 event, and updated on  progress and future priorities. We heard from James March and Jon Durdin on the...

Future Drought Fund: Supporting Resilience in Barker

Farmers and interested organisations in Barker are encouraged to apply for a share of $23 million with applications open for the Future Drought Fund’s Drought Resilient Soils and Landscapes Program. Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the competitive grants process...

Linking Your Vaccine Certificate to mySA Gov

From the SA Government website: How to add your COVID-19 digital certificate to the mySA Gov app You will need a mySA Gov account to add your proof of COVID-19 vaccination to the mySA Gov app. Creating an account is easy and...

Walk-In COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

A walk-in vaccine clinic in Salisbury will be open from today (23/11/2021) for first and second doses of Pfizer Mobile vaccine clinics will be popping up in the Virginia Institute on the 29th of November and the 20th of December...

2021 South Australian Regional Blueprint

Welcome to the 2nd Edition of the South Australian Regional Blueprint. All eight South Australian RDA’s have continued to develop as a cohesive and collaborative force, working both across regions and within their own to develop strategic plans to drive...

Hail Storm Damage to Local Farms and Businesses

Many business across our council regions sustained damages from hail storms, lightning strikes and flash flooding on the 28th of October. Adelaide Plains growers were particularly badly affected with the hail shattering the panels of their glasshouses and destroying crops....

Transforming Business 2021

Our biennial business conference Transforming Business was held on the 19th of October at the Barossa Valley Novotel resort. The Hon. David Pisoni opened the event with a speech on the state’s economic recovery from COVID-19. A brief re-cap of...

National Economic Development Awards

Our Barossa Recycling Initiative was voted the winner for the Economic Development Australia 2021 Awards for Excellence – Sustainable Initiatives. Our project aims to improve recycling outcomes for Barossa wine-based businesses, and open up the facilities to other industries and...

Give A Little More Barossa Soup Stall

The first installment of Give A Little More Barossa Soup Kitchen has come to an end after five sell-out weeks, with an incredible 632 serves of soup delivered. A phenomenal 250+ litres of soup and 60+ loaves of delicious sourdough...

Over $1 million Injected into Projects in the Barossa & Light Region

RDA Barossa Gawler Light Adelaide Plains joins regional business and industry in being excited to see over a million dollars injected into projects in the Barossa & Light region, as part of the South Australian Tourism Commission’s Tourism Industry Development...

Foundation Barossa ‘BUILD’ Business Coaching Scholarships

Are you a small business in the Barossa? Would you benefit from four months business coaching and mentorship to develop the sustainability of your business and ensure its capacity to grow? Our BUILD small business scholarships offer three x four...

Tony Pasin – Hansard – Bushfire Condolence

SPEECH TONY PASIN MP MEMBER FOR BARKER   Mr PASIN (Barker) (19:12): It has been an unprecedented beginning to the season. My deepest sympathies go to all those who, devastatingly, have lost homes, property, stock and, tragically, loved ones. In...

Barossa Valley On Demand Public Transport Services Now Being Trialled

Barossa Valley On Demand Public Transport Service is a temporary extension of the existing Dial-a-Ride service. Book online or through the Keoride App today! For IOS and Android. Payments will be made over the phone using a credit card. Service...

Adding to Your Staffing Crew

Are you thinking about adding to your staffing crew? There is a lot to consider when looking to take on an employee. Trainee and apprenticeships can be a good option to train new employees and upskill current employees with solid...

NAIS Pipeline – First 10kms

Since April 2018 workers have been building a 29km pipeline, which will carry high-quality, climate-independent recycled water, irrigating a new horticultural precinct north of the Gawler River.

New Campus Opens

The Barossa Campus offers a place to study and succeed without the added pressure and costs of community or living away.

Red Centre & Lyndoch Hill

Red Centre, established by Nadia and Yuandamarra in 2014, is an agribusiness business that works to give Indigenous communities access to commercial markets for produce, and to generate employment; the Red Centre Enterprise also grow their own commercial crops of...

“She Is Becoming” Barossa SALA Exhibition

The five Barossan ladies, Janelle Amos, Renee de Saxe, Beryl Hunter, Sally Etherton and Kirsty Radford have come together to share their passions, fears and creative urges with like-minded women.