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Welcome to Barunga West

Welcome to Barunga West

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"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

NHVR – What is the NHVR?

20 September 2017
The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is Australia’s independent regulator for all vehicles over 4.5 tonnes gross vehicle mass and administers one set of laws for heavy vehicles under the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL), delivering a comprehensive range of services under a consistent regulatory framework. The national law commenced on 10 February 2014 and applies in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria. As the national regulator for the heavy vehicle road transport industry, they aim to achieve: • Efficiency – a common set of laws for heavy vehicles for all states and territories. • Safety – a national safety monitoring and reporting system dedicated to heavy vehicles. • Productivity – ability to provide quick responses to changing industry trends and needs. • Services – a single point of contact for all heavy vehicle regulation in Australia. • Independence – independent, statutory body corporate established under the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL). • Compliance and enforcement – a unified strategy and approach. • Transparency and accountability – review for key decision making. It is the responsibility of vehicle owners to know these laws be they be in relation to freight, farming or any other heavy vehicle related business. For more information go to: https://www.nhvr.gov.au/

Prepare Your Property for the Fire Danger Season

19 September 2017
Council emphasize the importance of undertaking necessary fire prevention measures for the safety of your family pets and property. Preparation of your property (or vacant block) includes but is not limited to the following: • Cut grass (to approx. 10cm / 4 inches) within 20 metres of all buildings • Cut grass (to approx. 10cm / 4 inches) within 5 metres of all structures • Remove dead branches, leaves and undergrowth from around your home • Prune tree limbs less than two metres above ground • Prune branches overhanging your home • Remove bark, heavy mulch, wood piles and any other flammable materials close to your home and sheds • Clean out your gutters • Spark Proofing your home • Vacant Blocks shall be cut to a maximum height of 10cm to ensure compliance Burning Green Waste is NOT permitted within Township Boundaries. Please use your Green Waste bin or Dispose of your green waste at the Waste Transfer Station in Port Broughton or Bute where there is no fee for the disposal of Green Waste. Inspections will be commencing shortly.

Small Grants for Rural Communities

31 August 2017
Applications for Round 32 open 14 August and close 27 September 2017. Grants of up to $5,000 are available for projects and activities that offer clear public benefit for communities in rural, regional or remote Australia. Priority is given to communities of 10,000 or fewer.Not-for-profit community organisations that have an ABN or Incorporation Certificate can apply. Strong Leadership & Community Capacity: Investing and developing leadership, skills and capacity of individuals and organisations, enhancing inclusion and strengthening culture. Sustainable Community Infrastructure: Projects focusing on improving local infrastructure, creating places which enable communities to connect and grow their identity. Equitable Access to Opportunities: Ensuring equitable access to quality services and opportunities in the areas of culture, arts, education, health, wellbeing, communications, transport, food and the environment. Vibrant Local Economies: Projects that enhance a sustainable economy, providing jobs, growth and wealth for the community.

National Firearms Amnesty July-Sept 2017

15 August 2017
Australia’s first National Firearms Amnesty aimed at reducing the number of unregistered firearms in our community runs from 1 July to 30 September 2017. During the three-month amnesty, anyone can hand in unregistered firearms or firearm-related items for registration or surrender at approved drop-off points without penalty and without fear of prosecution. In Australia, it is illegal to have an unregistered firearm. Outside of the amnesty period, anyone caught with an unregistered firearm could face a fine of up to $280,000, 14 years in jail, and a criminal record. Information about individual state and territory requirements, including how and where to surrender firearms, can be found at www.firearmsamnesty.ag.gov.au or by calling 1800 909 826.

FISHERMAN BAY LAND DIVISION PROJECT- MEDIA RESPONSE

4 July 2017
There have been statements made in the media recently concerning the Fisherman Bay Land Division, a development project initiated by the corporate entity, Fisherman’s Bay Management Pty Ltd (FBM). The following comments are provided as a response to some of these questions raised in the media.
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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