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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

SA Boating Strategic Plan Development

16 November 2016
The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) is developing a Strategic Plan to boost boating participation, guide investment in maritime infrastructure and improve the boating experience across the State. The South Australian Boating Strategic Plan will focus on the State’s four key geographic regions with high levels of boating activity; namely, the Central, Western, South Eastern and Murray regions. Within each region, priority projects will be identified which improve safety and access to the waterways, enhance destinations for boaters and maximise benefits for the boating and broader community. An online survey has been set up so that you can provide feedback about boating and the boating facilities in your region. To complete the survey, go to: www.surveymonkey.com/r/saboatingfuture

Future of library services in the District Council of Barunga West

11 November 2016
Council is committed to continuing to provide our community with a library service that embraces new technologies and meets local needs. Council is commencing this discussion through a community survey that will help to identify what our community wants from a public library service. Have your say, complete the online survey below! hard copies available also and can be dropped in to the Council office Online survey closes 24th February 2017

$10 million in grants to support volunteers

10 November 2016
$10 million in grants is now available to community organisations to support the efforts of their volunteers. Announcing the opening of the Volunteer Grants 2016 funding round today, Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter, said the funding would help build stronger, more cohesive communities. “About six million Australians volunteer each year and they play a critical role in helping other people be part of their communities,” the Minister said. “Volunteers are often unsung heroes and they form the backbone to so many aspects of our way of life; from surf lifesaving to keep us safe when we swim; supporting our elderly to remain in their homes with Meals on Wheels; and helping the newest arrivals to Australia learn English.” The Minister said grants could be between $1000 and $5000 and used by community organisations to buy much-needed equipment that supports their work, train volunteers or improve fundraising efforts. “We will be giving particular priority to organisations working in disadvantaged communities and those affected by natural disasters,” the Minister said. “I particularly encourage regional and Indigenous organisations to apply. “Volunteering is particularly strong in our regional and rural areas, from those protecting our bush heritage in Cape York to the many volunteers who provided assistance after the recent South Australian storms. This reflects the great Australian tradition of stepping up and helping others when disaster strikes.” The Volunteer Grants funding is part of the Australian Government’s $28 million Strengthening Communities programme that supports the capacity of communities to address local issues. Applications for Volunteer Grants close 20 December 2016. For further information go to dss.gov.au/grants or call the Volunteer Grants 2016 Hotline on freecall 1800 020 283 or email grants@dss.gov.au.

ASBESTOS AWARENESS AND DISPOSAL

10 November 2016
The State Government and Local Government Association have developed a centralised state-based website to inform the community about asbestos management, particularly in private homes. As a result of roundtable discussions, and interagency website has been developed to provide a single site for the community to access information about asbestos. The website provides information on: • Safe dealing with asbestos • Legislative obligations and • Identifying which agency should be contacted in the event of an asbestos discovery. This will assist in finding and identifying asbestos, what to do with it, how to remove it, and where to dispose of it in residential settings and workplaces. Asbestos is not to be disposed of in Council’s Kerbside Bins. The following websites offer advice: http://www.epa.sa.gov.au/community/waste_and_recycling/asbestos http://www.asbestosawareness.com.au/ http://www.asbestos.sa.gov.au/

DPTI ROAD WORKS

2 November 2016
NEW Online Road Works Schedule

MOSQUITO’S

2 November 2016
With Spring now here, mosquito’s are becoming more prevalent.

Asbestos Awareness Month – November 2016

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