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Australian Government Mobile Service Centre

31 August 2018
PORT BROUGHTON MONDAY 24th SEPT 9:30am- 4:00pm Near Sunnyside Motel, Bay Street Pt Broughton The Australian Government Mobile Service Centre is supporting rural communities by providing convenient access to Australian Government payments and services. This specialised vehicle offers a wide range of face to face and self service assistance for rural families, older Australians, students, job seekers, people with disability, carers, farmers and self-employed people. Information about Department of Veterans’ Affairs programs and support services for veterans and their families will also be available. You can visit the Mobile Service Centre at: Experienced staff travel with the Mobile Service Centre and provide friendly, face-to-face service, information and support. Staff can also help you create a myGov account. myGov is a simple and secure way to access government services online. For more information, go to and search for Mobile Service Centre or call 132 316.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) information for Barunga West

4 July 2018
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a fundamental reform to the delivery of disability care that will change the lives of people with disability. The Scheme’s model of customer-directed purchasing of care supports (built in combination as a package) funded through the NDIS is being progressively implemented in South Australia. The assist local workforce, the Government of South Australia has committed resources over the next two years (July 2017 to July 2019) for project activities to support the State’s workforce capacity to meet expected demand from the Scheme for both delivering services and jobs. The Yorke and Mid North Disability Workforce Hub is coordinated through Regional Development Australia Y&MN. Click for more info

EPA urges proper use of wood heaters during winter

4 July 2018
As winter sets in the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is urging homeowners to be mindful of the impact that smoke from indoor wood heaters and outdoor burning can have on neighbours and the environment. Click for further info and laws around burning.


28 June 2018
Dog registration has changed. All registrations are now done through the Dog and Cat Management Board via the online system "Dogs and Cats Online" for more information view our animal management page

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:

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


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
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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