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16 October 2018
17th and 18th November, 2018 FREE UP SOME SPACE OR GET SOMETHING FREE! As part of National Recycling Week this is an opportunity where residents can place any of their underutilised items on the road reserve for FREE collection by other residents. The clean-up removal of any items that fail to be given away is the responsibility of the owner, not Council. For further information please visit our website or contact the Council office on 8635 2107 Andrew Cole, Chief Executive Officer


12 October 2018
This Notice is to advise that the following temporary road closure has been approved: Pursuant to Section 33 of the Road Traffic Act 1961, make an order directing that the roads on which the event are to be held and any adjacent or joining roads specified below, be closed to traffic: PORT BROUGHTON: West Terrace (from James Street to Edmund Street & Bay Street from West Terrace to McKay Street) between the hours of 10.00am to 11.30pm on Sunday 11th November 2018 for the purpose of a Remembrance Day Service. ANDREW COLE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER


12 October 2018
11 EDMUND STREET PORT BROUGHTON This Notice is to advise that the following temporary road closure is been approved: Pursuant to Section 33 of the Road Traffic Act 1961, make an order directing that the roads on which the event are to be held and any adjacent or joining roads specified below, be closed to traffic: PORT BROUGHTON: Edmund Street (from Bowling Club Cark Park to end) between the hours of 5.00pm to 10.30pm on Friday 16th November 2018 for the purpose of a “Light Up Barunga”. ANDREW COLE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Increase of Council Expiation fees

11 October 2018
Barunga West Council has now formally resolved to increase the expiation fee for breaches of Council By-Laws and Permits from $55 to $85. This expiation fee amount has not changed since the installation of the current boat ramp ticket machines in 2005. This expiation fee applies to such things as using the boat ramps and wood collection without a valid permit or ticket. Section 246(5) of the Local Government Act 1999 provides Council with the power to fix an expiation fee for alleged offences against by-laws, provided that the expiation fee does not exceed 25 per cent of the maximum fine for the offence to which it relates. Currently, the maximum fine for a breach of a Council By-Law is set at $750. Therefore, the maximum expiation fee that Council can set is $187.50. Barunga West Council encourages all ratepayers, residents and visitors to be mindful of Council By-Laws and Permits, and the potential expiation fee that may be applied if these By-Laws or Permits are breached.

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


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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