Roxby Downs was purpose built in 1988 to accommodate workers of the Olympic Dam mine, owned by BHP Billiton. The town is situated 550 kilometres north of Adelaide and 250 kilometres north of Port Augusta, with a highly transient population of around 4500 people. With unusual demographics and the high discretionary income of the residents, Roxby Downs is an excellent location for businesses that can provide services or goods which are not catered for in the current business mix.
Roxby Downs has the highest standard of infrastructure in roads, buildings and business facilities for a town of its population. An active and progressive administration and community network support it. The town is home to a variety of modern, well equipped - educational, health, sporting, leisure, shopping and cultural facilities.
roxbylink is a Business Unit of Roxby Downs Council which provides leisure, recreation and cultural support and services to the community. As a result, the roxbylink organisational structure has been developed around team approach with key members in Community Recreation & Sport, Events & Hospitality, Fitness and Wellbeing, and Administration. This structure has been designed to ensure a clear focus on the delivery of best value services and to utilize the skills and experience of staff in the most effective manner.
This team is guided by the Operations Manager who is responsible for the day to day operations of roxbylink facilities. To effectively manage Council's range of Community & Recreation Services through service planning, community building management, policy development and quality service delivered.
To build and strengthen partnerships within the community and community organisations so as to support and enhance the physical, emotional, social and economic well-being of Roxby Downs residents. Ensuring that Roxby Downs Council will be known as a leading regional centre providing high quality passive and active recreational opportunities together with significant sporting, arts & cultural events.