About Us

Regional Development Australia Yorke and Mid North are part of a national network whose main focus is to grow and strengthen Australia’s regions. There are currently 55 Regional Development Australia boards across Australia, which all have a focussed grass-roots understanding of their region.

Regional Development Australia Yorke and Mid North (RDAYMN) covers the local government districts of Barunga West, Clare and Gilbert Valleys, Copper Coast, Goyder, Mount Remarkable, Northern Areas, Orroroo Carrieton, Peterborough, Port Pirie, Wakefield and Yorke Peninsula.

As a not-for-profit organisation, the activities of the RDAYMN Board are funded by grants provided under contract by the Australian Government, South Australian Government and the Councils within the Yorke and Mid North region. The RDAYMN Board also bids for complementing grants for service delivery in related areas such as training and employment, infrastructure development and business advisory services.


What we do
RDAYMN Board members are local people developing local solutions to local issues. We build partnerships to develop strategies and deliver sustainable infrastructure and services to the region. We also work with other Regional Development Australia committees to identify cross-regional issues.

As the regional development voice of the communities in the Yorke and Mid North our Board:

  • Consults and engages with communities
  • Promotes and participates in regional programs and initiatives
  • Provides information and advice to all levels of government
  • Supports informed regional planning.


Our Vision
“Growing our region, shaping a positive future.”

RDAYMN will “Lead and facilitate regional
development through partnerships with local
communities, business and government.”

The ‘Six Pillars’
In order to achieve our Vision, we have identified
the following structural ‘Six Pillars of Strength and
Support’ that are essential to enhance our region’s

  1. Economic Enhancement and Growth.
  2. Infrastructure for the Future.
  3. Growing a Vibrant Community with a Positive Future.
  4. People Power: Developing Education, Knowledge and Skills.
  5. Environmental Sustainability.
  6. Regional Cohesion.

Our Staff







Kelly-Anne Saffin
Chief Executive Officer/Director of Regional Development
Email: ceo@yorkeandmidnorth.com.au

Phone: 1300 742 414


Julie Thomas
Executive Assistant
Email: ea@yorkeandmidnorth.com.au

Phone: 1300 742 414







Leah Frith
Finance Manager
Email: finance@yorkeandmidnorth.com.au

Phone: 1300 742 414


Deb Moller
Finance Assistant
Email: dmoller@yorkeandmidnorth.com.au

Phone: 1300 742 414








Aaron Oehms
Communications Officer
Email: communications@yorkeandmidnorth.com.au

Phone: 1300 742 414








Larissa Mackrill
Data Analytics & Grants
Email: Lmackrill@yorkeandmidnorth.com.au

Phone: 1300 742 414


Economic Development


Jo-anne Buchanan
Economic Development Officer (Yorke Peninsula)
Email: jbuchanan@yorkeandmidnorth.com.au

Phone: 1300 742 414


Community Development

Hayley Trott

Community Development Officer (Peterborough)
Email: peterborough@yorkeandmidnorth.com.au

Phone: 1300 742 414


Tourism Development







Miriam Ward

Tourism Development Manager (Southern Flinders Ranges, Clare Valley)
Email: tourism@yorkeandmidnorth.com.au

Phone: 0429 070 005


Workforce Development

John Carbone
Workforce Project Officer
Email: jcarbone@yorkeandmidnorth.com.au

Phone: 1300 742 414
Mob: 0408 926 413







Alan Zubrinich
Workforce and Industry Coordinator
Email: azubrinich@yorkeandmidnorth.com.au
Phone: 1300 742 414