Barunga West Council
Port Broughton Bute and Districts
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17 April 2019
The Annual Tree Allocation will be available on the following dates:


17 April 2019
This notice is to advise the following Temporary Road Closures.

The Hummocks/Barunga Ranges Brighter Futures Grant Program

27 March 2019
Thursday the 21st of March 2019 saw the launch of the Hummocks/Barunga Ranges Brighter Futures Project, a trial project of the State Government’s Department of Human Services(DHS), in partnership with Uniting Country SA (which will administer the scheme), Barunga West Council, Port Pirie Regional Council, Wakefield Regional Council and Northern Areas Council, with delivery partners KPPM Strategy, the Legatus Group, PIRSA and Regional Development Australia Yorke & Mid North. The aim of The Hummocks/Barunga Ranges Brighter Futures is to help community groups to build skills for grants and community projects and to deliver projects of community benefit. The Project will provide community grants of up to $2,200 (including GST) for community groups for community projects to be completed, whilst participating in training and mentor support re project and grant management. Grants will be available within the Hummocks/Barunga Ranges area within each of the participating Councils and must be completed by February 2020. Townships included in the project area include Kulpara, Bute, Mundoora, Redhill, Koolunga, Yacka, Brinkworth, Snowtown and Lochiel. Brighter Futures project applications are available from the participating local Councils, with applications closing 5:00pm, Friday the 19th of April 2019. view full article for information for applications

Barunga West Community Power Network

27 March 2019
Council has resolved to establish a Community Power Network in partnership with Cool or Cosy, commencing in July 2019. This follows the success of the collaboration of Cool or Cosy with Port Pirie Regional Council last year. The Barunga West Community Power Network will use the same framework as established with the Port Pirie Regional Council. The program provides the opportunity for residents to install an entry level solar panel system to their home which can be paid in weekly instalments of approximately $20. The costs are eligible to be directly debited from any Centrelink payment, ie for those on the pension. Further information will become available to all property owners in the coming months. To register your interest in the project please contact Council on 86352107 or email

Tesla Electric Car Charging Station – Pt Broughton

27 March 2019
Council has recently installed two Tesla electric car charging stations at the Council Office in Pt Broughton, on the Harvey Street side of the office. The charging stations are ready for use. Having the charging stations will attract people who drive electric cars to visit Pt Broughton, knowing that they can re-charge when they arrive. Re-charging takes around 3-6 hours, perfect time to see what Pt Broughton has to offer and have a meal at one of the local eateries! As they are part of the Tesla network, it will be advertised to the electric car community that they are here and ready for use, Council will be providing this service completely free of charge.

NEW Online Burning-off Notification System

28 February 2019
As in previous years, only one permit per landholder will be issued and will last for the entire period of the Fire Danger Season. These are be obtained by contacting Council on 8635 2107 as previously. Permits are not available online. Permits must be carried by the permit holder at all times whilst burning, and they must be in attendance of the burn, permits cannot be transferred to other parties. Burning notifications for the 2019 permit season will see the implementation of online burn-off notifications through Council’s website Prior to lighting up each burn off, Permit holders are required to go to the website and validate their permit and provide details of burn off location and time. Location can be entered in as an address or a “pin” can be dropped on the map to mark location. Locations and times are visible for all Emergency Services and Council’s Authorised Officers to view to assist with Fire Season management. Notifications to validate a permit can occur from 5.00pm on the day prior to burn off and on the intended day of burning up to 1.00pm and provide a minimum of two (2) hours notice before starting to burn. Notifications will not be accepted for same day burns after 1.00pm.
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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