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Welcome to Barunga West

Welcome to Barunga West

"A welcoming, supportive, growing community with a sustainable lifestyle and environment."

This is the vision that the community of the District Council of Barunga West are very proud to communicate and aspire to.

The District Council of Barunga West is located in the northern parts of Yorke Peninsula. The geographical area is 1590.4 km2, with a population of 2,456.

The major townships in the area are Port Broughton, Bute and Fisherman’s Bay, along with settlement areas of Alford, Kulpara, Melton, Mundoora and Tickera.

As a Council we are committed to ensuring that our residents and our visitors have a range of facilities and services available to them.

We are very proud of what our region has to offer and the strong sense of community felt throughout the district.

We hope you find our new website helpful and user friendly.

If there are ways that you think this website can be improved, please speak to one of your Elected Members or email us at barunga@barungawest.sa.gov.au


To see a detailed map of Pt Broughton please click below

Pt Broughton Map(506 kb)


Latest News

Asbestos Awareness Month – November 2016

25 October 2016
November is National Asbestos Awareness Month in Australia.

Emergency Relief Grants

30 September 2016
Emergency Relief Grants info: Phone 1800 302 787 Loss of power: $280/adult, $140/child to a maximum of $700/family.(conditions apply - see link) Fill in this form http://www.sa.gov.au/…/…/Power-Loss-Grant-September-2016.pdf take it to your closest Emergency Relief Centre or post it to Emergency Relief, Housing SA, GPO BOX 292 Adelaide 5001 Flood clean up: Maximum of $700 per residence depending on level of damage.

Aquaculture (Zones -Eastern Spencer Gulf) Amendment Policy 2016

16 September 2016
PIRSA has commenced the public consultation period for the above zone policy review has now commenced. The draft Aquaculture (Zones -Eastern Spencer Gulf) Amendment Policy 2016 outlines the proposed changes to the aquaculture zone policy area near Wallaroo and Port Broughton in the Spencer Gulf. The proposed amendments would allow industry to explore the farming of finfish, as well as scallops, sea cucumbers and algae. The current Aquaculture (Zones – Eastern Spencer Gulf) Policy 2005 only permits the farming of molluscs. There are two Zone area of interest to the District Council of Barunga West, namely the Tickera subtidal aquaculture zone and the Port Broughton intertidal aquaculture zone. For details, please see www.pir.sa.gov.au/easternspencergulf. PIRSA are planning to hold two public meetings on the zone policy review on the Yorke Peninsula as follows: Wednesday, 28 September 2016, from 5:30-7pm, at Wallaroo Sailing Club; and Thursday, 29 September 2016, from 5:30-7pm, at Minlaton Town Hall.

Fire Prevention- Block clearing

13 September 2016
Now is the time to begin planning to slash, mow or engage a contractor to ensure your property has all grasses, weeds, pest lands and other growth reduced to a maximum height of 100mm for properties within townships. Or If your property is located adjoining the township, you may be required to establish a fuel break cleared of all flammable material to a distance of at least four (4) metres. This is required to be maintained throughout the Fire Danger Season.

Planning Ahead- Take control of your future today

17 August 2016
Planning ahead is about taking control of your future. It means that your choices will be known and acted on if you cannot express them yourself at some time in the future. This may happen if you have a sudden accident, become very ill or develop a condition that affects your memory and your planning ability. Thinking about your future and making your wishes known in advance can help reduce family stress and conflict during times of crisis. Various legal tools are available; *advance care directives *enduring power of attorney *wills *registration for organ and tissue donation visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/planning ahead for further information

Community Grants 2016/17 Opening August 15th

3 August 2016
The District Council of Barunga West is pleased to advise that its 2016/17 round of Community Grants will open on Monday August 15th. The Council has allocated $30,000 in 2016/17 for the purposes of Community Grants. We are now inviting applications from any group in the Council area for grant funding to a maximum of $5,000 for a specific project. Applications will close at 5pm on Friday September 30th 2016. All applications must be submitted on a prescribed form, which can be collected from the Council offices, or downloaded directly from Council’s website www.barungawest.sa.gov.au Following the close of applications, a panel will decide which projects receive funding. For more information please contact the Council on 8635 2107.


22 July 2016
7/09/2016 Kadina Kadina Town Hall 8/09/2016 Port Pirie Northern Festival Centre The Consultation and Response Agency (CARA) is encouraging all South Australians to attend state-wide engagement sessions on the nuclear fuel cycle throughout August, September and October.
Main Office
11 Bay Street
Port Broughton SA 5522
Sub Office
Railway Terrace
Bute SA 5560
Postal Address
PO Box 3
Port Broughton SA 5522
Contact Council
Phone: 08 8635 2107
Fax:      08 8635 2596
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