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20 February 2019
Saturday 30th March, $10 Microchipping for dogs and cats. Barunga West Council is providing a Microchipping day at Port Broughton Town Hall. BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL,to book go to and go to the Pt Broughton booking page. New legislation that commenced July 2018 states that “ALL DOGS & CATS MUST BE MICROCHIPPED (unless vet exempted)” . If not microchipped an expiation of $170 can be issued.


14 February 2019
Notice is given that PERMITS FOR BURNING OFF FOR THE FIRE DANGER SEASON 2019 commence 1 MARCH TO 15 APRIL 2019 Please Note: On-Line Notifications will be available this burning off permit season. For additional information please contact Council on: 8635 2107. Andrew Cole – CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Rural Business Support’s Business Readiness Program

12 February 2019
Free workshops to help SA small businesses be prepared for natural disasters Rural Business Support’s Business Readiness Program is helping 135 small rural and regional South Australian businesses to be better prepared to withstand and survive natural disaster events. The project includes 27 free workshops across SA, with participants also receiving a half hour telephone consultation at a later date. The workshops will help you to: – Identify your critical business resources, infrastructure and plant/equipment. – Find out how your business would be impacted by several natural disaster scenarios. – Plan key actions that can be taken before, during and afterwards to reduce and/or avoid these risks altogether. – Develop your own Business Readiness Plan that can be saved, shared and regularly updated. Funded under the Natural Disaster Resilience Program by the South Australian Government and the Commonwealth Department of Home Affairs, the workshops are open to any small regional business with less than 20 employees.

Australia Day Awards Presented

7 February 2019
we are very please to present the winners of our Australia Day awards which were presented at the recent Australia Day celebrations at both Pt Broughton and Bute. Congratulations to all. Port Broughton Citizen of the Year – Ben Ervin Bute citizen of the year – John Green Event of the year PB – Port Broughton Christmas Festival (2017), Port Broughton Progress Association Event of the Year Bute – Junior Tennis Tournament (2018), Bute Tennis Club

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.


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:


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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