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$10 Microchipping Available June 27th Pt Broughton

31 May 2018
Microchipping will be mandatory for all dogs & cats from July 1st 2018. Book in now for $10 microchipping on June 27th at Pt Broughton

Changes to liquor licensing from 18 December 2017

10 January 2018
A number of priority reforms to our liquor licensing system, relieving administrative burden for businesses and modifying a number of outdated and irrelevant restrictions. Please find more information an updated liquor licensing reform flyer that is available via the Consumer and Business Services website. Supply of alcohol to minors New laws will also come into effect on 18 December regarding the illegal supply of alcohol to people under 18. We will target big organised parties and events, where groups of teenagers are being supplied with alcohol. A flyer outlining what this means for parents and teenagers is available on the Consumer and Business Services website.


24 October 2017
MID NORTH and YORKE PENINSULA FIRE BAN DISTRICT 1st November, 2017 – 30th April, 2018 (subject to change) Residents are advised they are required under Sec. 105F of the Fire & Emergency Services Act that all property owners must take reasonable steps to prevent the outbreak of fire on the land or from spreading to neighbouring properties. Slashing of grasses on town blocks is required to be cut to below 100mm and remove flammable materials other than garden trees and bushes. Allotment boundaries should be cleared of undergrowth and vegetation. Noncompliant properties will be issued an expiation notice. Maximum Penalty $10,000. Expiation Fee $315 Inspections have commenced.For additional information or concerns please contact Council on 8635 2107 or go to

Services available for Block Clearing & Mowing

18 October 2017
The following Contractors have a service available for the clearing and mowing of blocks. Please note, Contractors Business are not listed as one of Council’s preferred contractors, it is a guide only to offer block slashing services for ratepayers. •Take a Break Services – Marijke Gurr – Administration – 0407 397 071 Rick Gurr – Gardening – 0419 877 624 Website: •Lyn Bettess Gardening – 0427 262 162 • Anthony Manners 0427 242 306

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:

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.


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.


6 June 2017
Works are scheduled to commence on Monday 5 June 2017, and are expected to be completed by October 2017, weather permitting. These works will occur between the hours of 7am to 5pm Monday to Friday, and 7am to 2pm Saturday. Should you require further information about the Upper Yorke Peninsula Regional Road Network Upgrade Project, you can visit the project website at If you have any further enquiries, please telephone 1300 794 880 or email

Winter 2017 Newsletter out now!

6 June 2017
To see the latest newsletter from Council, click on the link on the left of the homepage "Council Newsletters"

Changes to Dog & Cat laws

27 April 2017
New laws for cat and dog owners and breeders will soon be introduced in South Australia. These changes are designed to improve dog and cat management and welfare and are the result of years of planning and public consultation.


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

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 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.

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 ahead for further information


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.

Outdoor Dining Areas to be Smoke Free from July 1st 2016

7 June 2016
From 1 July 2016 Public outdoor dining areas are smoke-free. This means smoking is banned in outdoor dining areas at all times that food is being offered or provided. This includes, for example, outdoor dining areas at pubs, clubs, restaurants, cafes and at temporary events. An outdoor dining area is an unenclosed public area in which tables, or tables and chairs, are provided for the purpose of public dining in the area. Smoke-free outdoor dining areas protect you from harmful second hand smoke. • If you smoke in an outdoor dining area, you could be fined $75 (maximum penalty $200). • The business owner/proprietor could be fined $160 (maximum penalty $1,250).

Barunga West Business Directory

27 May 2016
Council is currently updating our local business directory To have your business details included in the new directory please email your business name, contact person, phone number, email, business address, business type and website if you have one to before July 30th

SA Community Achievement Awards 2016

25 May 2016
The South Australian Community Achievement Awards have been launched for 2016 and the state-wide search has begun. The Awards are all about the passion of people who are committed to making South Australia a better place in which to live. If someone has made an impact or difference in your life or has impressed you with their community spirit, why not nominate them! Nominations are now open in the following categories: • Rural Doctors Workforce Agency Rural Community Health and Wellbeing Award • Jones Harley Toole Community Road Safety Award • Prime Super Employer Excellence in Aged Care Award • Carers SA Carer Achievement Award • Junction Australia Connecting Communities Award • Alzheimer’s Australia SA Dementia Care Excellence Award • Grandeur Press Sports Award • Caravan and Camping SA Tourism Award • Prime Super Community Group of the Year Award Great prizes are up for grabs with each category winner receiving $2,000 from Commonwealth Bank. Nominate someone that has touched your life or who has made a significant contribution to your community. To submit a nomination, simply go online select South Australian Community Achievement Awards and then ‘Nominate Now’. Nominations close Wednesday 17th August 2016. For assistance please feel free to call the Awards Office on 8132 0753 or email

Animals in emergencies - YourSay

17 May 2016
The Animals in Emergencies SA Framework Project is looking at how animal owners, community, government and non-government organisations can collectively contribute to the care and safety of animals in major emergencies such as floods, severe storms, fires, heatwave, earthquake or man-made emergencies such as chemical or oil spills.

residents Win Grants Pogram

4 May 2016
RESIDENTS WIN GRANTS PROGRAM Creating people friendly streets & safer roads Residents Win can help you identify the most appropriate solutions to increase your understanding of road safety issues and to create people friendly streets and safer roads.Solutions that are then funded might include projects to address specific problem behaviours or a project that might improve the physical environment, or both. Applying for a Residents Win grant is easy: 1.Identify an issue 2.Submit an Expression of Interest 3.Your Expression of Interest will be assessed against the selection criteria. 4.You will then receive assistance to come up with an innovative solution to your issue and submit a full application for grant funding

YP Food Branding

4 May 2016
As part of the Yorke Peninsula Food and Produce Branding Project funded via PIRSA, supported by YP Tourism and Local Government Partners; District Council or Barunga West, District Council of Copper Coast, Wakefield Regional Council and Yorke Peninsula Council we are putting together a Yorke Peninsula Food, Wine and Produce Directory. We are seeking information to collate and create an online directory for restaurants, chefs, cafes and dedicated foodies to access, download and buy produce. We would also like to include any local business/food suppliers that cater for functions and support the use of local produce.

Pt Broughton War Memorial upgrade

21 April 2016
In February 2016, the District Council of Barunga West obtained a grant from the State Government’s ANZAC Day Commemoration Fund regarding restoration work on the Port Broughton Soldiers Memorial. The intention of the project was to regenerate the lettering on the memorial, as well as clean the facing granite. The memorial has not had any maintenance work performed on it for many years. The work has now been completed ( Monday/Tuesday) and carried out by Heritage Stone Restorations of Bowden, Adelaide, ready for ANZAC Day next week. During the restoration work, many members of the local community stopped by the see the work in progress, and to comment that it was good to see the soldiers memorial getting a good clean-up. The soldiers memorial will now be in a good state of repair for many years to come.


19 April 2016
Port Broughton 6.30am: Dawn Service at foreshore War Memorial 7.30am: Breakfast at RSL 11am: Combined service at Town Hall followed by Anzac March and lunch at RSL Two-up at the RSL from 4pm Alford 7am: Dawn Service at War Memorial followed by breakfast at Tennis Club Bute 6.30am: Dawn Service at War Memorial garden followed by breakfast 8.30am: ANZAC March Tickera 8am: Service followed by breakfast

YP Food Branding Project

3 March 2016
Regional Development Australia Yorke & Mid North (RDAYMN), and Yorke Peninsula Tourism have partnered together to begin Phase 2 of developing a Regional Brand for Yorke Peninsula’s local produce industry. The aim is to bring local food producers, hotel and restaurant owners, and chefs together to better brand, promote and sell Yorke Peninsula produce and food and wine services.

WHO Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities

2 March 2016
Barunga West is now a new member of the World Health Organisation 's Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities.The Global Network supports cities and communities around the world that are working towards becoming great places to grow old by inspiring change by showing what can be done and how it can be done, connecting cities and communities worldwide to facilitate the exchange of information and experience, supporting cities and communities to find solutions through innovative and evidence-based technical guidance. Age-friendly World, the Network’s information-sharing portal, is our key tool for achieving this. Follow the link to see our profile page


12 February 2016
Clean up Australia Day March 6th Pt Broughton Town Beach, meet at 9:00am at the jetty. Coordinator Michelaine Barker 0407 797 489

Port Broughton Foreshore Master Plan public consultation session 2

9 February 2016
The District Council will be conducting a community consultation session to hear your thoughts on future developments along the Port Broughton Foreshore. DROP-IN SESSION – HAVE YOUR SAY Thursday 11th February 2016 5:00pm – 7:00pm Port Broughton Town Hall Supper Room The Draft Plan will remain on display during the remainder of February 2016.

Census August 9th 2016

3 February 2016
2016 Census - A Digital First •The 2016 Census will be Australia's 17th national Census. •16 million people are expected to fill in the online form with 30% of these in a four hour period on Census night. •Planning for this Census began before the last one had finished. •The operational cost of the Census will be $272 million, spread over 2016/17 to 2017/18. •The digital-first Census will cost over $100m less than the traditional Census. •There will still be paper options for those in low internet coverage areas or lack of access to technology. •The paper 2016 Census household form is 22 pages with 61 questions. •Census will be promoted in over 70 languages. •Census data collection is secure and confidential.


3 February 2016
Mosquito numbers are high again this year, tide and temperature combinations have provided perfect climatic breeding conditions for salt water mosquitoes in South Australia this summer. More information about mosquito management at Barunga West and SA Health's Fight the Bite program here....


21 January 2016
BUTE WASTE TRANSFER STATION – ALTERATION OF OPERATING HOURS As of Sunday 31 January 2016 operating hours will be: Sunday – 2.00 – 4.00 pm Wednesday – 3.00 to 5.00pm

Australia Day Award Winners

19 January 2016
Council wishes to congratulate our local Australia Day 2016 award winners! Citizen of the Year 2015 Pt Broughton - Mr Max Pietsch Citizen of the Year 2015 Bute- Mr Malcolm McDonald Community Event of the Year 2015 Pt Broughton- Fisherman Bay Easter Races (FB Progress Association) Community Event of the Year 2015 Bute- Bute Christmas Party (Bute 2000 community progress association) Awards will be presented on Australia Day at both Pt Broughton and Bute. Check the events page for more info!

October 2015 Newsletter

5 November 2015
Council's latest newsletter is available online here

Congratulations to local winners at Brand SA Regional Awards Yorke & Mid North 2015!

27 October 2015
DCBW would like to congratulate all winners for the Brand SA Regional Awards 2015, especially our local award recipients; Congratulations to Dr Alison Edwards & Barunga Village ! YORKE AND MID NORTH WINNERS Arts and Creative Industries - Willoughby Way Horsemanship Education - Stephanie Kriewaldt Premium Food and Wine from our Clean Environment – Food - Flinders Ranges Premium Grain Premium Food and Wine from our Clean Environment – Wine - Skillogalee Winery Festivals and Events - Blenheimfest Music & Camping Festival Health - Lisa Sartorio Physiotherapy Community Group - Hallett Community and Sports Association Community Individual - Alison Edwards Tourism - La Pecora Nera (The Black Sheep) Large Business - Barunga Village Small Business - Clare Chemmart Pharmacy Sport - Clare Masters Games

“what’s happening on the Northern Yorke Peninsula for 0-5yr olds?”

20 October 2015
The Northern Yorke Peninsula Family and Community Engagement working party have developed (with help from school sites and services) the “what’s happening on the Northern Yorke Peninsula for 0-5yos?” flier for the NYP Partnership. The flier covers activities in Kadina, Moonta, Wallaroo, Port Broughton, Bute and Kulpara.


20 October 2015
The fire danger season 2015/16 for Yorke Peninsula will commence on November 1st 2015 through until April 30th

Northern and Yorke NRM plan review

7 July 2015
NY NRM are currently reviewing their management plan and are seeking input from the local communities. The draft concept statement is available on our website and feedback can be provided through the District Council of Barunga West.

Dog Registrations Now Due

2 June 2015

Community Achievement Awards

25 June 2015
The search is on for individuals, businesses and community groups that are making a difference in our local community through the annual South Australian Community Achievement Awards. Nominate online at

Celebration of Employment Awards 2014 -15

24 June 2015
The Celebration of Employment Awards are held annually to acknowledge and reward individuals and organisations that excel in training and employment within the Region covering District Council’s of Barunga West, Wakefield Regional Council, District Council of Copper Coast and Yorke Peninsula Council. This year’s event will be hosted by Copper Coast Council and held on Saturday 10th October 2015 at the Wallaroo Sporting Complex. Nomination forms are available here

Concessions on Council Rates Information Package

8 April 2015

2015 Citizen of the Year Awards!!

27 January 2015
Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Citizen of the Year Awards!

2015 Kerbside Recycling Calendar

9 December 2014

Bute ANZ Agency - Change of Hours

27 November 2014

Are you wanting to build a new house in the Barunga West District?

11 September 2014

2014 Volunteer Support Fund

5 September 2014

Council launches My Local Services App

25 August 2014

Carbon Tax Repeal

6 August 2014

First Quarter Rate Notice - Important Information

23 July 2014
An addressing error has been found on a number of the First Quarter Rate Notices that have just been sent out for the 2014-15 year.

Community Grants Now Open for 2014/15

17 July 2014
The District Council of Barunga West is pleased to advise that its round of annual Community Grants has commenced.

Bute Waste Transfer Station Opening Hours

10 July 2014
The Bute Waste Transfer Station Opening Hours are increasing on a Sunday. The hours are 2pm - 5pm for a trial period of at least 3 months.

2014 Youth Volunteer Scholarship Awards

10 July 2014
The Scholarships are awarded in recognition of young volunteers who are currently involved in volunteering, have a history of community participation, and who have demonstrated their personal motivation and interest in volunteering and helping others in the community.

Celebration of Employment Awards

19 June 2014
Yorke Peninsula Celebration of Employment Awards are held annually to acknowledge and reward individuals and organisations that excel in training and employment within the Region. Nominations are now open to employees and employers that work or live in the District Council’s of Barunga West ,Wakefield Regional Council, District Council of the Copper Coast & Yorke Peninsula Council.

Community Achievement Awards

29 May 2014
The 2014 Community Achievement Awards have been launched and the search is now on to find our community focused individuals, businesses, organisations, clubs and groups that are making a valuable contribution towards building a stronger local community.

Port Broughton Seawall Project

25 February 2014
The District Council of Barunga West is pleased to advise that through the fast tracking of local Council projects by the Planning Minister John Rau, in partnership with the Local Government Association, the Council has been successful in receiving a $100,000 Local Government Stimulus Grant for the Port Broughton Coastal Seawall Project.

Supplementary Elections 2014 Enrolment

3 February 2014
Are you Enrolled to Vote for Council Supplementary Elections in November 2014?

Let's work together

31 January 2014
The Mayor of Barunga West, Dean Dolling has called on the next State Government to work with Local Government in a Youtube message aimed at current and aspiring politicians.

RAA Road Campaign

30 January 2014
In 2013 the RAA conducted its first Risky Roads campaign, which gave South Australian road users the opportunity to highlight roads and intersections they felt were unsafe. RAA received almost 4,000 responses from the community.

Food wise - Do Something!!!

27 November 2013
This initiative will help all residents to consider ways to reduce food waste in their homes. Just click on the link below to find out more!
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Port Broughton SA 5522
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Bute SA 5560
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Port Broughton SA 5522
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