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Public Consultation - Cat By-Law 8 August 2017

Pursuant to section 249 of the Local Government Act 1999, notice is hereby given that the Council proposes to adopt a Cats By-Law to limit the number of cats kept on premises and the management and control of cats in the Councils area. Written submissions are invited from the public in respect of the proposed By-Law and should be addressed to Manager Environmental Services, PO Box 229, Berri

Regional Arts Fund 24 July 2017

Have an artistic flair and need funding for your next project? Funds of $10,000 for individuals and $20,000 for community groups are available. Applications close 15 August.

Funding success for the proposed Berri Riverfront Wharf project 7 July 2017

The Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Hon Stephen Mullighan MP recently announced that the Berri Barmera Council’s proposed Berri Riverfront Wharf has been successful in securing nearly $600,000 in funding for the $1.199M project.

Road Works - 5 July 2017 Crawford Terrace 3 July 2017

Stormwater works will be commencing on Crawford Terrace, Berri on Wednesday 5th July 2017. The project is estimated to take approximately four working days to complete. During this time there will be minor disruptions to those who travel up Crawford Terrace to Bookpurnong round about. Traffic wishing to exit Berri via Crawford Terrace, will need to find an alternate route (ie via Vaughan Tce). Traffic from the roundabout on Crawford Terrace coming into Berri will be able to continue as normal. If you have any queries, please contact Council on 8582 1922

Sale by Tender - 6 Paddick Street Berri 30 June 2017

The Berri Barmera Council is seeking offers to purchase a transportable building located at 6 Paddick Street, Berri SA 5343. The building offered for sale is second hand and is offered on an ‘as is’ basis and no warranty is given, expressed or implied to the buyer about the condition or fitness for purpose.

Community Morning Tea 23 June 2017

Mayor Peter Hunt on behalf of the Berri Barmera Council invites the Community of Barmera to a Community Morning tea, this coming Thursday 29th June 2017, to celebrate Barmera's success in the 2017 Keep Australia Beautiful Tidy Town Awards.

Increase in Fines under Dog and Cat Management Act 21 June 2017

There will be an increase to fines and expiations for dog and cat owners from 1 July under the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995.

The 2017 Youth Volunteer Scholarships are now open! 20 June 2017

If you are 25 and under, currently volunteer within your community, a permanent resident of South Australia and currently studying (or have been accepted to study) you are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Riverland Rural Women’s Long Lunch 13 June 2017

This is a free event where like minded women area encouraged to join in the conversation to explore how Riverland Rural Women, affected by November hailstorms, can benefit by building resilience skills for health and wellbeing.

Do you have a waste product from your business, industry or production process? 13 June 2017

Do you think this product could be utilised as a potential energy or heat source, or alternatively be a viable value-add for business? The Biomass and Bioenergy Forum will be an opportunity for industry, business and thought leaders to access the latest thinking, information regarding government support and on the opportunities available with Biomass and Bioenergy.

Are you a SME and looking at ways to expand your customer base and access new supply chains? 13 June 2017

RDAMR in conjunction with Food Innovation Australia and the Department of Industry Innovation and Science are holding a half day workshop on 19th June at the Berri Resort Hotel from 8.30am to 1.00pm.

Cooking with Confidence 8 June 2017

Are you over 17, unemployed and not enrolled in school or study? Do you love to cook? Would you like to learn more about eating on a budget, safe food handling and how to read labels?

On Being Male 5 June 2017

Leading up to Men’s Health Week, Relationships SA in conjunction with Country Health SA are holding 4 consecutive training sessions on “Being Male”. All men are welcome to attend these free sessions that explore the challenges of being a male today.

Barmera - Australia's Tidiest Town 15 May 2017

Barmera has triumphed at the Keep Australia Beautiful National Tidy Towns Awards, claiming the honour of the 2017 Overall Winner.

Fund My Project - Riverine Recovery 20 April 2017

Fund My Project – Riverine Recovery has $200,00 available for projects of between $5,000 and $20,000 that build knowledge and understanding of riverine recovery and wetland management. Eligible projects may be small-scale works and activities and can include, but not limited to: • Revegetation projects • designing an app • interpretive signage • events.

Hard Waste Collection 2017 20 April 2017

The Berri Barmera Council is partnering with Diabetes SA for its FINAL collection in the area for donations and are asking you to get behind them with the “Blue Bag” collection on 26 and 27 April. Other hard waste collection from residential properties in Berri, Barmera, Cobdogla, Glossop, Loveday and Monash will be undertaken in May. To ensure you understand what is required, please read through the attached brochure. Out of town residents have been given the opportunity to take part, by being able to take one free 6x4 trailer load (approx. 2 cubic metres) of items to the Transpacific Waste Transfer station, Berri, from Saturday 29th April until Sunday 14th May. The items in this load can be a combination of the items listed on the brochure.

SA Regional Tourism Summit 13 April 2017

The Riverland will be playing host to this year’s SA Accredited Visitor Information Centre State Conference, which will for the first time ever include the SA Regional Tourism Summit from May 16-18. The Summit is jam packed with interesting tours, breakfasts and dinners. The general public are welcome to attend some of these events.

The 2017 South Australian Volunteer Awards are now open! 24 March 2017

Whether it is delivering meals, helping others in an emergency, running our sporting clubs or supporting the needs of others, volunteers make a real difference to our lives and to the community in which we live

Ski for Life 15 March 2017

It was great to see the community turnout at the Ski for Life auction at the Cobdogla Club on Saturday night, with approximately $5,000 being raised.

Exterior Painting of Bonney Theatre 1 March 2017

The exterior painting of the Bonney Theatre, Barmera Soldiers Memorial Hall and façade of the Barmera Library will be commencing 2 March and will take approx. 4 weeks to complete. During this time, fencing and bunting will be used to ensure the safety of residents and contractors. Please be aware that access to the library will be through the rear entrance for 2 and 3 March. Follow link to see schedule.

Fun Run and Meningococcal awareness 28 February 2017

On Sunday 2 April, a Fun Run and Meningococcal awareness event will be held in Renmark. JAZMYN’s Fun Run will not only raise awareness of the disease, but raise funds for Meningococcal Australia. There will also be plenty to entertain the kids including face painting, jumping castles etc.

Are you looking for fun, fitness and friendship through a non-contact sport? Try Hockey! 24 February 2017

The Berri Hockey Club is having a “Sign on Event, Come and Try and Training Night” on Monday 6 March at Glassey Park. 5.30 – 5.45pm Juniors 6.30 - 7.30pm Senior Women 7.30 – 8.30pm Senior Men New players always welcome. Want more information – please contact Gavin McMahon on 8582 2739 or 0419 038 962.

NRM Volunteer Small Grants 3 February 2017

The NRM Volunteer Small Grants are now available to volunteer community groups involved in natural resources management activities in the SA Murray-Darling Basin.

Berri Riverfront Land 2 February 2017

Council announces the sale of Lots 5-19 of the Berri Riverfront blocks

Public Consultation - Elector Representation 2 February 2017

Council has undertaken a review of the elector representation process to ensure that the electors, are being adequately and fairly represented and is inviting electors input on a subsequent report which details the review process and public consultation undertaken so far.

HEAL (Healthy Eating Activity & Lifestyle) 30 January 2017

RDGP have been funded by the Country SA PHN to facilitate the HEAL program in the Riverland. HEAL is a lifestyle modification program that supports participants to develop lifelong healthy eating and physical activity behaviours. The program is specifically designed as a prevention program for people who are at risk of developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. It is also suitable for people seeking to manage their weight, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and metabolic conditions.

Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment 30 January 2017

If you are you aged between 17 and 24 and looking to enhance your leadership skills and discover more about yourself why not consider this program

Australia Day 16 January 2017

Looking for a way to kick start your Australia Day celebrations? Join us for a Community Walk commencing at 6.30am on the Lake Bonney Foreshore. Registration forms available from http://www.berribarmera.sa.gov.au/australiaday

Australia Day 2017 16 January 2017

On Australia Day, join us in celebrating the achievements of our Australia Day Award recipients at our Free Breakfast commencing at 7.00am on Lake Bonney Foreshore.

Building Better Regions Fund 16 January 2017

RDAMR will be holding an information session and grant workshop to assist those looking at applying for the Building Better Regions Fund. The Fund is for infrastructure projects and community investment that will create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future (opens 18 January 2017).

Green Army 23 December 2016

Are you between 17 and 24, an Australian citizen or a permanent resident and would like to be part of a team that will make a difference to the environment in your local community? Register now for the Riverland project, which is a residential project within the Gluepot Reserve, commencing on 6 February 2017.

Are you bushfire ready? 23 December 2016

Unfortunately it looks like it is going to be a scorcher of a summer. Let’s help our emergency services and be proactive and ensure that all of our family members are familiar with out bushfire survival plan.

Important notice: Outdoor cooking and Fire Danger Season 21 December 2016

It’s unfortunate that some very hot weather has decided to hit us across the next week. For many of us this time of year is full of enjoying the outdoor lifestyle and big cook ups with friends and families. If you are planning on cooking outdoors over the next week it is important that you read the following message.

School Holiday Activities at Barmera Library 6 December 2016

With the school holidays fast approaching, the Barmera Library has put together a variety of activities to keep the kids entertained.

Waste Collection Calendars for 2017 5 December 2016

"Is it Green Bin or Yellow Bin this week?" The Waste Collection Calendars for 2017 are now available for downloading.

4 Knots on Lake Bonney 30 November 2016

The weather is warming up and its time that many will get their boats back on the water. As a boat user it is important to be aware that parts of the River Murray and Lake Bonney have speed limits in areas where high-speed boats can be hazardous to other aquatic activities? These are often signposted near boat ramps.

‘Living Well Now” – Recruits Needed 21 November 2016

Uni SA and COTA SA are looking to recruit people aged sixty and over to participate in their research project “Living Well Now: Investigating Environments that Enable People to Live Well and Thrive in their 60s and Beyond”. The aim of the project is to provide greater insight into the diverse ways that older people living in South Australia move through their home and community environments as part of their everyday lives.

Council Venues Re-open for Business 21 November 2016

After a big effort from staff and local contractors, our local public venues re-opened after repairs were completed to the damage sustained during Friday evening's storms. A big thanks to all those involved in the clean up!

Novita Mighty River Run 16 November 2016

We welcome the Novita Mighty River Run into Berri today whilst on their journey to the border. The flotilla has made its way up the river from Blanchetown this week as part of their fundraising efforts for kids living with disability and other needs.

2016 KESAB Sustainability Communities Awards 15 November 2016

Council would like to congratulate its staff, the Barmera community, its clubs and volunteers for their efforts towards Barmera being awarded the medium state town winner (joint winner last year) and this year taking one step further in being named the overall winner of the 2016 KESAB Sustainable Communities Awards (previously Tidy Towns) presentations.

Sandbags 15 November 2016

With River Murray water flows increasing, SES have co-ordinated with Council to provide empty sandbags for High Water flow areas only. If you wish to obtain sandbags, can you please call council offices on 8582 1922 to arrange for collection. Click the link below for information on how to fill and place sandbags. http://www.ses.sa.gov.au/site/community_safety/floodsafe/sandbagging.jsp

Storm Hotline Established 16 November 2016

Riverland Councils are encouraging local Primary Producers to report damage received to your properties from Friday's storm to the Riverland Storm Recovery Hotline on 0476 834 530.

Storm Damage forces venue closures 11 November 2016

Unfortunately Berri Library will be closed until further notice due to damage sustained during this evenings storm. Monash Adventure Park will be also closed until at least Monday due to the damage it has sustained. We will advise when we are able to re-open

Storm Clean up 11 November 2016

Please note that teams are working throughout our district to remove fallen trees from roads, however we need to advise that most will be just cut and moved to the side of the road until we can return to pick up over the next three days. We are keen to hear from you, on 8582 1922, if there are any other trees fallen that are blocking public access. Note that when you come across a fallen tree that has already been cut, then this has already been registered with Council for future pick up.. Please take care when travelling around by car (or foot) over the next few days, and resist parking under trees where ever possible.

Tender T05/16 - the exterior painting of Bonney Theatre, Barmera Soldiers Memorial Hall and the facade of the Barmera Library 10 November 2016

The tender has been released for the exterior painting of Bonney Theatre, Barmera Soldiers Memorial Hall and the façade of the Barmera Library. Tender documents can be collected from the Council's principal office 19 Wilson Street Berri or SA Tender website.

November is Asbestos Awareness Month 10 November 2016

If you are thinking about renovating, you must be aware of asbestos. It is important for home owners and renovators to be aware of how to safely manage asbestos in and around the home.

In the Name of Art 7 November 2016

RDGP is holding a FREE 10 week workshop “In the Name of Art”.

Temporary Boat Ramp and Road Closures 3 November 2016

Thinking of going boating or for a drive around Lake Bonney this weekend? Please note that access to the Sue Fieldhouse Boat ramp, Queen Elizabeth and Dean Drive will be restricted on Saturday 10am-4pm and on Sunday from 6am – 3:30pm due to road closures in place for the Murray Man Triathlon. The launching of boats can be done at the alternative ramp, between Caravan Park and Yacht Club. For full details of the road closures, please click below

Fire Season 1 November 2016

The Riverland Fire season has been announced for the period 15th November 2016 to 15th April 2017.

Australian Hearing Bus 1 November 2016

Hearing loss is a significant health issue in the community, affecting an estimated 1 in 6 Australians. Having a hearing check is a simple and painless way to learn more about your haring and what can be done to help.

Dementia Friendly Community Action Plan Launched 1 November 2016

Dementia is a National Health Priority with a significant increase in the number of people living with the disease projected over the next two decades and no immediate expectation of a breakthrough in science providing a cure. Council has recognised that in collaboration with both State and Federal Governments, Local Government has a meaningful role in addressing the needs of people living in the community with Dementia and their families and carers. The action plan outlines a number of activities that Council can assist with in supporting those impacted by the affects of Dementia.

Black and White Ball proceeds to a good cause 26 October 2016

With just over a week to go before this years Black and White Ball, it's still not too late to book your tickets. This event will raise funds to design a family room, At the Riverland Regional Hospital, that is equipped to enable families to stay together after the birth or a baby. A specifically designed double bed is part of the equipment that is being targeted. It's a great cause and at just $35 per ticket why not book your ticket(s) today.

Public Consultation - Review of Elector Representation 20 October 2016

Council is undertaking a review to determine whether a change of arrangements are required in respect to elector representation so as to ensure that the electors of the area being adequately and fairly represented.

Mosquito fact sheet released 7 October 2016

With the recent extreme weather and warm weather to come, the region is beginning to experience localised mosquito breeding and associated nuisance biting problems. Council has a mosquito control program in place, however it is important you do what you can to protect yourself and your family from mosquito bites.

SES media release 28 September 2016

With more rain and wind expected to impact South Australia on Wednesday and Thursday, the State Emergency Service (SES) are distributing sandbags from four locations in the Riverland tonight between 7pm and 9pm. For your nearest location see media release below.

The Art of Football 16 September 2016

The River Lands Gallery will be showcasing an exhibition titled “The Art of Football” from Thursday 22 September until 15 October.

Temporary Road Closures 16 September 2016

The following access roads to Katarapko National Park have been closed to the public due to recent heavy rains. Draper Road, Berri will be closed at the old Rodeo Grounds and also Eckert's Road, Winkie, from Lower Winkie Road. It is anticipated that the roads will re-open early next week.

Parents in Education Week 12-15 September 9 September 2016

Free online information sessions are available to allow parents to gain some useful tips. When you are positively engaged in your child's education, they are more likely to do better and stay in school longer.

AusIndustry Information Session for Businesses 8 September 2016

AusIndustry is inviting businesses and industry of all sizes to attend a FREE information session (at the Berri Hotel) to learn more about Federal Government programmes which can support your business.

SAPOL Recruitment 8 September 2016

SAPOL are holding a recruitment seminar on 15 September at the Berri Town Hall

Dementia Awareness Month 1 September 2016

September is Dementia Awareness Month and Council has embarked on a project focusing on fostering a Dementia Friendly Community. Dementia is quickly emerging as one of the most critical global public health challenges and it is no different in our district with an aging population becoming a greater percentage of our demographic. Currently no cure for Dementia and with the population trend of people living longer, we will likely see more people living in the community with this illness being cared for at home by family and carers. .

Reconstruction and Road Sealing 29 August 2016

As part of Council's Road Sealing program, a number of works are currently under construction.

START on the road for SALA - FREE 19 August 2016

As part of the SALA Festival, the Art Gallery of SA will be heading to Berri as part of their START Program.

SA Regional Awards 2016 2 August 2016

The SA Regional Awards celebrate and showcase the achievements of individuals, groups and businesses that have made a significant contribution to regional South Australia.

Road Works - Coates Road 28 July 2016

As part of Council's Road Sealing program, work has commenced on Coates Road and Renfrey Road intersection. The intersection has been built up for safer approach before continuing with the main section of road.

Join the Green Army 22 July 2016

Are you between 17 and 24, an Australian citizen or a permanent resident, would like to be paid an allowance whilst gaining skills, training and experience whilst making a difference to the environment in your local community?

Road Works Notification 19 July 2016

Pipe repair works are being undertaken in Barmera on 20 July. As part of these work, there will be some road closures and detours around the intersection of Barwell Avenue and Laffer Street. These works are due to commence around 8.00am, please slow down and take care.

Community Achievement Awards 12 July 2016

The South Australian Community Achievement Awards are designed to encourage, acknowledge and reward the valuable contributions individuals, communities and businesses are making throughout South Australia.

Illegal Parking 11 July 2016

Did you know that it is illegal to park or stop on footpaths, dividing paths and nature strips? During the month of July, Council will be undertaking a targeted campaign addressing the issue of illegal parking within our region.

Status update - NBN rollout 8 July 2016

The nbn™ network is rolling out in Berri Barmera Council. You may have seen the contractors recently working in Berri and Barmera but you might be interested that the service may already be available to residents and businesses outside of these towns via nbn Fixed Wireless. Follow the link below to check the eligibility of your address.

Dog and Cat Management Bill passed 7 July 2016

On 7 July 2016 State Parliament passed new laws relating to ownership of cats and dogs. It is important to know that the changes do not come into force immediately. Council is awaiting the Government to release draft Regulations which will be subject to Public Consultation later in 2016. In the meantime please refer to the link below for more information:

Election Day 1 July 2016

Election day is this Saturday. There are a number of polling booths set up across our region which will be open from 8.00am until 6.00pm

Riverland NO:RI (Pelican) Music Festival 29 June 2016

The inaugural Riverland NO:RI (Pelican) Music Festival will be held on Saturday 2nd October at Bonney Theatre in Barmera. This event has been established in the honour of Ruby Hunter a Renmark born singer/songwriter who used her powerful voice to raise awareness of the Stolen Generation, domestic violence and Aboriginal culture.

Distillery looking for historical memorabilia 14 June 2016

The renovations of the old Renmano distillery site are progressing well. As part of new distillery, Bickford’s are looking to capture historical information and memorabilia

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 14 June 2016

Wednesday 15th June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Elder abuse is the mistreatment of an elder person which could include physical, social, financial, psychological or neglect.

Riverland Winter Short Film Launched 10 June 2016

Destination Riverland has launched the Riverland Winter Short Film which was official "released" yesterday. The film has already reached over 20,000 people on Facebook and had over 2,000 views on YouTube in the last 24 hours. Destination Riverland in encouraging all business to share the video on social media and show family and friends. The new short film showcases the warmth and rich experiences associated with spending winter in the Riverland, in a bid to attract more visitors year round.

NBN – Local nbn Event 8 June 2016

Come along and see the nbn National Marketing Team outside Woolworths Berri between 9.00am and 2.00pm this Saturday 11 June to discuss the nbn rollout in the Riverland!

Lyrup Ferry – Ramp Upgrade 7 June 2016

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure have advised that repairs will be undertaken on the ferry ramp (eastern side) from 8 June to 8 July.

Norwood Cycling Club 42nd Annual Cycling Tour of the Riverland 26 May 2016

This weekend Berri and surrounds will be hosting Norwood Cycling Club’s 42nd Annual Cycling Tour of the Riverland. For those travelling around on Saturday, there will be road restrictions in Berri from 12.00pm until approximately 4:30pm. Follow the link for further information including race routes, and road closure notices

Reconciliation Week 23 May 2016

On Friday 27 May, a Reconciliation Week event will be held on the Berri Riverfront from 10.00am until 3.00pm.

Management of Animals During An Emergency 20 May 2016

The SA Government is examining the management of animals during emergencies and are asking for the public to participate in the project by completing an online survey.

Public Consultation 26 May 2016

The Berri Barmera Council hereby invites public submissions on the Annual Business Plan. The Draft Annual Business Plan provides details on current influencing factors, business activities and services, projects to be undertaken during the year, how the Business Plan is funded, Council’s financial position, proposed performance measures, and the Budget for 2016/2017. Follow the link for more information on how to lodge your submission.

Aged Care Pre-Employment Program 13 May 2016

The Age Care industry is growing continuously and offers ever expanding career path opportunities. RDA and its partners are offering the opportunity to be involved in a new pre-employment program and potential participants are required to attend an information session on Wednesday 25th May 10am -2pm

National Volunteer Week 9 May 2016

To all our volunteers we Thank You!

Beyond Blue - Suicide Safety Planning App 4 May 2016

Beyond Blue have developed an app that can help those who are having suicidal thoughts. To find out how it works follow the link below.

Dob in a Dealer 28 April 2016

Dob in a Dealer is a National initiative developed by Crime Stoppers and funded by the Federal Government to encourage the community to identify makers and dealers of illicit .

Ella Winnall - SA Emerging Leader of the Year 19 April 2016

Congratulation to Ella Winnall, Council's Community Services Co-ordinator, who was announced as the recipient of the SA Emerging Leader of the Year Award at the Local Government Professional Australia, SA Leadership Excellence Gala Awards Dinner on Friday 15 April.

Living with Memory Loss Workshop – Loxton 30 March 2016

Are you or a family member experiencing memory loss? Do you wish to know more about the latest developments in diagnosis and treatments?

Challenge yourself with a Fun Run - Save this date 16 March 2016

The Mother’s Day Classic for breast cancer research is on again – Sunday 8 May 2016 at Jarrett Memorial Gardens, James Avenue, Renmark.

Discounted Pet Micro-chipping Day 11 March 2016

Following on from the success of last year’s micro-chipping event in BERRI, the Loxton Waikerie Council in partnership with Lost Pets of SA and Riverland Vets, will be supporting a second Riverland Chipblitz.

Riverland Events Forum 8 March 2016

Are you involved in planning an event? Would you like learn about growing your event and networking with other event planners?

RV Friendly Town™ - Berri 19 February 2016

The Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia (CMCA) together with the Berri Barmera Council are pleased to officially declare Berri as an RV Friendly Town™.

Murray Cod Fingerlings 17 February 2016

Yesterday, thousands of Murray Cod fingerlings were released into the River Murray at Kingston on Murray, in a bid to boost the fish species. One of the largest native freshwater fish in Australia, the Murray Cod's population has been seriously depleted due to environmental degradation and past over-fishing of the waterway. This stock enhancement trial is an important step in ensuring that there is a healthy population and sustainable recreational fishery. The Murray Cod Stock Enhancement Project is led by PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture, with a working group of representatives from SARDI Aquatic Sciences, the Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources, RecFish SA and industry experts.

Community Suicide Prevention Network Meeting 15 February 2016

On Wednesday 17 February, the first Network meeting will be held at 6.00pm at the District Council of Loxton Waikerie Council Chambers. The network will work towards a coordinated and sustainable approach to suicide prevention in the region. The network will incorporate the education program CORES established in the Region.

Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission’s Tentative Findings meetings 29 January 2016

A public meeting will be held on Thursday 18 February, 2016 6pm at the Renmark Hotel - Galaxy Room for the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission to present its Tentative Findings.

Recreational Fishing Community Grants 27 January 2016

Passionate about fishing? Have an idea on how to improve participation, sustainability, safety at popular spots? Community Grants of up to $50,000 could make your ideas a reality.

South Australian Young Citizen of the Year 15 January 2016

Congratulations to Eboni Frankel our Young Citizen of the Year, who has also been awarded the honour of joint winner for South Australian Young Citizen of the Year.

Nancy Murdock – Berri Barmera Council Citizen of the Year 16 December 2015

Berri Barmera Council has announced their 2016 Australia Day Award recipients for the Berri Barmera Council area.

Share Your Riverland Summer 16 December 2015

We all have our favourite memory of Summer in the Riverland, whether it is camping, enjoying your favourite wine and food, relaxing watching a beautiful sunset, visiting local attractions or getting out and about and enjoying your favourite sports and water activities.

2016 Kerbside Collection Calendar 11 December 2015

The Kerbside Collection Calendar for 2016 is now available for download.

Glassey Park - Road Closure 3 December 2015

With the works on the new bowling greens at Glassey Park nearing completion, there will be some temporary road closures in the next three weeks to complete the carpark, paths and inner access roads.

Free Housekeeping Training 3 December 2015

Are you unemployed, underemployed (working less than 35 hours per week),at risk of redundancy or a school leaver and looking for work as a housekeeper/cleaner in the hospitality industry?

International Day of People with Disability - 3 December 2 December 2015

All children want the opportunity to have fun and feel the wind in the hair and smiles on their faces. Did you know that Monash Playground has a “Liberty Swing” which can make this happen?

Discounted Micro-chipping 3 December 2015

Micro-chips can assist the return of lost pets to their homes. The Riverland Cat Management Forum in partnership with ‘Lost Pets of South Australia’ (LPSA) have arranged for a subsidised pet micro chipping day in Berri on 5 December.

Barmera Wins Best Medium Town 2015 KESAB Sustainable Communities Awards 16 November 2015

Berri Barmera Council is pleased to announce that Barmera has taken out the Best Medium Town at the 2015 KESAB Sustainable Communities Awards ceremony held in Adelaide on Friday 13th November. (Joint winner with Ardrossan).

Remembrance Day - 11 November 9 November 2015

There are a number of services being held in our region to pay respect to the fallen soldiers and their families. As a tribute, the Barmera Primary School will be holding a WWI Horse Commemoration Ceremony at 2.00pm near the Bonney Theatre. There will be road closures in place in Barmera for these services, please see our road closure page for more information.

Lock it or Lose It! 6 November 2015

There has been a spate of vehicle crime in our region.

Nominations for Citizen, Event and Project of the Year 2 November 2015

Do you know: - A citizen that makes an outstanding contribution to the local community? - A young citizen who shows outstanding willingness to help others, makes a superior contribution to local sport, the arts or cultural diversity, displays an exceptional level of commitment to our community? - A local event that grabs your attention as a “must go” each year? - A group or project that has provided outstanding benefit to our community? Here is your chance to show your appreciate and acknowledge their achievements

Berri Swimming Pool Opening 11 November 2016

The Berri Pool is now open just in time for the warm weather.

Make a Wish Foundation – Fun Run 1 November 2015 20 October 2015

Make a Wish Foundation grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Join in a fun event to raise funds!

Awareness forum to discuss drowning in children 20 October 2015

Berri Rotary Club is hosting an awareness forum, on 28 October at the Berri Town Hall, to focus on preventing drowning in children under 5 and junior primary students. The forum is open to the general public, with a panel of experts in attendance to answer questions, discuss statistics and inform participants of strategies to reduce the risk of downing in young children.

Berri SES now recruiting 20 October 2015

Berri State Emergency Service (SES) are currently looking for more volunteers. As part of an SES unit, you could be trained on a variety of roles including road crash rescue, storm damage operations and using the pollution control booms on the River Murray.

Citizen of the Year Awards - Now Open 15 October 2015

Do you know someone who makes our community a better place? This is your chance to recognise those individuals and groups who‘s efforts in our community make a real difference. There are many deserving members of our community who provided extensive volunteer services, create great community projects and organise community events that build the spirit and profile of our community. Your nomination could lead to that special person being recognised with an award at Council’s Australia Day celebrations. To download a nomination form or to find our more please visit Council's Australia Day Page

Council backs suicide prevention network 8 October 2015

SA Health and Riverland Community Response to Eliminating Suicide (CORES) will be supported by all three councils in establishing a suicide prevention network. Although the network is in its early stages of development, it will aim to provide support and reduce the stigma associated with suicide. More information will be provided as the project develops.

Fire Prevention 6 October 2015

From 12 October 2015 Council’s Fire Prevention Officer will be inspecting council area looking for properties that require being cleaned up prior to fire season. Under legislation, property owners are to: - Within 20 metres of any building reduce all grass and undergrowth to a maximum height of 100mm - Reduce grass height to 100mm over the entire property - Rural block requires a 4 metre clearance around the boundary. For more information please see our website

Temporary Road Closures - Barmera 29 September 2015

3 October – 10.00am to 12.00pm (Running of the Sheep) Western side of Barwell Avenue between Pascoe Terrace and Memorial Oval including Nookamka Terrace, between Barwell Avenue and Memorial Oval, Barmera 4 October – 7.00am to 2.00pm (Barmera Main Street Markets) Barwell Avenue Barmera between Pascoe Terrace and Nookamka Terrace.

Rose Run 21 September 2015

The Riverland Triathlon Club in conjunction with the Renmark Rose Festival are pleased to announce the return of the 'Rose Run'.

Mega Garage Sale - 3 October 2015 21 September 2015

Loads of bargains as Barmera brings their Garage sale items together in the Bonney Theatre for you to explore.

Pumping water into Martin Bend Wetland 8 September 2015

Pumping of environmental water into Martin Bend started this week. This will create a temporary wetland area over the coming weeks. The pumping is expected to improve the condition of existing established long lived fringing vegetation such as established black box trees and lignum, and support the on-going growth of river red gum and black box saplings.

Keep Australia Beautiful Week 24 August 2015

This week is Keep Australia Beautiful Week - Millions of pieces of litter are dropped across Australia each year. The theme for this week is “It’s Everyone’s Backyard” to encourage people to think twice before dropping their rubbish. Lets all do our bit to keep Australia Beautiful!

Black Dog Riders 17 August 2015

The Black Dog Riders raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention. Black Dog Riders in every State and Territory depart in August to ride throughout regional Australia, culminating in a national meet up in Uluru in the Red Centre. There are two groups arriving in our region tomorrow. The SA contingent will be holding a FREE community breakfast from 8.00am on Tuesday 18 August at Berri Riverfront. The NSW contingent is holding a dinner at Lake Bonney Tourist Park at 6.00pm (cost $15.00 per head).

Photo Competition - Town Entrance signs 14 August 2015

Out and about this weekend? Want your photo as a town entrance sign? Show us what best represents Monash, Loveday, Cobdogla, Winkie, Glossop and Overland Corner with your entries into our photo competition. Entries close 28th August 2015.

Where Can I Get Help?? 6 August 2015

The recent Riverland ICE Forum raised a number of questions on where locals could go for help, information or assistance with drugs and alcohol. They are also seeking feedback, via a quick survey, from the recent forum.

Your letterbox may never see another bill! 3 August 2015

You can now receive, pay and store your bills in your online banking. BPayView sends your bills and statements straight to the same online bank you use to pay them. With email, SMS or bank message reminders – Bpay View makes it easy to pay on time.

NAIDOC Week 5-12 July 2015 2 July 2015

NAIDOC week is next week. Riverland NAIDOC have planned various activities to be held across the Riverland that are suitable for the whole family. Celebrations will commence on Monday with a march in Vaughan Terrace, Berri. Please see calendar for further details.

Berri Senior Citizens Club Inc 24 June 2015

The 'Berri Senior Citz' is on the look out for new members! The club meets each Tuesday at the Berri Senior Citizens Hall, Draper Rd Berri from 1:00pm. $2 entrance gives you entry into a free raffle, afternoon tea and good fellowship. Annual Subs are $15. Visitors welcome.For further information ph 8582 2915.

Knowing the Facts about ICE 12 June 2015

A FREE Community Information forum called 'Knowing the Facts about ICE' will be held at the Chaffey Theatre in Renmark on Tuesday July 21 at 6.30pm.

Possible Traffic Delays this Weekend 27 May 2015

The 41st Annual Riverland Cycling Weekend is on again this weekend. Council wishes to advise the public of possible of road delays in travel times on Saturday due to the annual Tour of the Riverland. In addition parts of Riverview Drive and Vaughan Terrace will be closed on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.

Media Release 19 May 2015

Congratulations to Council's Mayor Peter Hunt who has been elected to Vice President of the Local Government Association SA Board.

Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget 2015/2016 Released 13 May 2015

Council has released its Draft Annual Business Plan 2015/2016 and Budget for public consultation and comment. A public meeting will be held on Tuesday 9th June at 7:00pm at the Berri Town Hall. Copies of the Draft Annual Business Plan are available from Council and submissions on the Draft Annual Business Plan and budget can be made to council by noon on Wednesday 17th June 2015.

National Volunteer Week (11th-17th May) 12 May 2015

It's National Volunteer week and Council would like to express its heart filled thanks to the many volunteers who make a significant contribution to our community. Whether it's assisting to organise the activities of a community group, providing support to disadvantaged community members, welcoming visitors to our region or tourism attraction (or one of many other activities that benefits others) then your time and passion is appreciated. THANK YOU!

Immunise Australia Program 4 May 2015

The Immunise Australia Program aims to increase national immunisation rates by funding free vaccination programs, administering the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register and communicating information about immunisation to the general public and health professionals. The Government is strengthening the immunisation requirements already in place for Child Care Benefit (CCB), Child Care Rebate (CCR) and the Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A end of year supplement.

No spray solution for insect swarming 30 March 2015

The insects in Cobdogla have been identified as a type of Chironomidae, a non biting midge. There is no risk of disease transmission, although it is acknowledged that the persistent nature of the insects is a concern for residents and businesses. Council has yet to be advised of any suitable treatment options and will not spray these insects as the chemicals are non-selective and would have significant impact on ecosystems.

Non-biting insects in the Cobdogla Area 12 March 2015

A number of complaints have been received by Council regarding the large numbers of non-biting, swarming insects in the Cobdogla area. Investigations into possible treatment options are underway.

Media Release - Safety concern over grape spills 12 March 2015

Increased grape spills on our roads are creating safety concerns for motorists, as well impacting on Councils clean up costs.

Have a chat with us at the Market 12 March 2015

Councillors will be at the Riverland Farmer's Market this Saturday, 14th March, from 8am. Look for the Council stall to have a chat about current and future projects in the community or discuss other issues that are a priority for you.

Murraylands and Riverland Agricultural Production Overview 3 March 2015

The Murraylands and Riverland Agricultural Production Overview has been recently completed by RDAM&R as part of their What Future Primary Industries Project. The overview provides a base overview of the region’s major commodities and reviews how the Murraylands & Riverland’s regional production compares with international, national and other regions in our state.

Barmera Library closed for improvements 2 March 2015

Barmera Library is having its carpets re-laid and will need to be closed from 4.00pm Thursday 5th March until Tuesday 10th March. We apologise for any inconvenience and wish to advise that Berri Library will be open normal hours during this time. Council rates can be paid at the Post Office, on-line or at the Berri Barmera Council's main office in Berri.

Gopher Routes - Berri 23 February 2015

Council are currently working on upgrading the footpath in Maddern Street, Berri as part of the Berri Gopher Route Plan. The section of Maddern Street, between Cooper Street and Worman Street, will be reconstructed to a hot mix standard including suitable pram ramps for gopher and pedestrian access. Following the completion of Maddern Street, Cornwall Street will commence between Hepworth Street and the exit from the Berri Medical Clinic. This will also be of a hot mix standard with pram ramps for gopher and pedestrian access.

Hepatitis A & Frozen Berries 19 February 2015

SA Health is asking people to be on the lookout for symptoms of Hepatitis A following multiple cases reported interstate, linked to frozen mixed berries. To date there have not been any reported cases of Hepatitis A in South Australia linked to the frozen berry products. People should be aware of the symptoms of Hepatitis A and seek medical attention if they develop. Symptoms include abdominal pain, nausea, fever and chills and yellow skin or eyes. As a precaution, some products are being recalled from stores and the public is advised that if they have them at home they should throw them out or return to the place of purchase for a full refund. For more information about the products involved visit www.foodstandards.gov.au/industry/foodrecalls or for general further information contact SA Health Media Line (08) 8226 6488.

Temporary Road Closure Advice - Sunday 8/02/15 6 February 2015

Dean Drive from the Yacht Club to Whitmore Avenue Barmera including Pascoe Terrace between Dean Drive and Nookamka Terrace, Barmera, will be closed to traffic from: 7.30am Sunday 8 February 2015 until 10.30am Sunday 8 February 2015 for Riverland Triathlon Club Come N' Tri. For more Information about the event click the link below

Temporary Road Works - Vaughan Terrace 3 February 2015

Please be advised that road access to the Vaughan Terrace car park, located between Alfresco's and the Roundabout will be periodically closed to traffic for the purpose of laying new kerbing. Works to commence Tuesday 3rd February 2015 and continue for approximately 2 weeks.

Temporary Closure - Berri Marina 30 January 2015

Please be advised that road access to the Berri Marina will be closed on Wednesday 4th February 2015 for works associated with laying hotmix to the car park area.

Weather warnings prompt safety warning from SES 9 January 2015

As heavy rain closes in around the State and flood warnings have been issued for many areas including the Riverland, the SES has issued a timely reminder about your safety when driving through floodwaters.

Berri Boat Ramp 19 December 2014

The Berri Boat Ramp will be open for public use from 5pm today, Friday 19 December. The lighting and hot mix to the de-rigging area will be undertaken after the January School Holidays. This Council facility, with funding also provided through the South Australian Boating Facilities Advisory Committee, now provides a four lane boat ramp with substantial car parking areas for visitors. The improved depth will allow for boats to enter from the river during a wider range of river levels making the ramps usable all year round.

Australia Day Award Recipients 2015 18 December 2014

The Mayor, Elected members and staff would like to congratulate this years worthy Australia Day Award recipients; Barbara Manning, Jess Press, Meg Gillespie, Monash and Lone Gum Community Association Inc and the Berri Lions Club. We look forward to presenting their awards at the Australia Day ceremony on the Barmera Lakefront on Australia Day, Monday, 26th January. An invitation is extended to all Berri Barmera residents and visitors to enjoy the Australia Day celebrations starting with an Australia Day walk at 6:30am and including a free breakfast from 7:00am.

A busy weekend of events ahead 27 November 2014

Looking around the region there is a great deal happening this weekend. Don't forget to support some of our local districts events.

Media Release 29 October 2014

The Berri Barmera Council recorded a $515,000 surplus for the 2013/14 financial year with its audited financial statements adopted by Council last night.

2014 Council Elections 1 October 2014

Nominations for Council elections have now closed. There are 11 nominations for the eight positions of area councillor. Elections will be conducted by postal voting, if you are an eligible registered voter you will receive your ballot papers shortly in the mail.

August Council meeting 28 August 2014

Spring is coming! The August Council meeting on Tuesday night reflected this with confirmation of the Hayden Stoeckel Swimming Pool upgrade, approval for a mobile fish and chip van along our river and lake front and road closure notifications for upcoming events, Berri Resort Hotel Murray Man and Riverland Food and Wine Festival.

Expressions of Interest for Pool Management 26 August 2014

Council is seeking ‘Expressions of Interest’ from suitably resourced and qualified organisations or individuals for the management of the Hayden Stoeckel Swimming Centre, Coombe Street, Berri.

Waste Collection Service Disruptions 22 August 2014

Transpacific have confirmed they are resuming bin collection services in our area and will continue to work over the weekend to clear the back log. Priorities will be domestic collections and the general waste or red bin with green waste or green bins to follow. Continue to leave your bins out for collection. Thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding.

Did you know? 2 July 2014

In South Australia we have an emergency alert system that may provide advice or warning information on specific incidents or events. Alert SA' (has been operational for some time now) provides the public (by mobile, land line - and media) with emergency messages, that may include extreme weather (both heat and storms) and is populated by the CFS, MFS and SAPOL. You can find out more or view a combination of social media feeds from all emergency services by following the link below

Berri Barmera Council Rating Review 28 July 2014

HAVE YOUR SAY! Council is welcoming comments and submissions regarding its rating review. We encourage you to attend our public workshop 20th August, 2014 at 5.30pm in the Berri Council Chambers. You must register your attendance by telephoning the Berri Barmera Council office on 85821922 by close of business 13th August, 2014. For other methods to lodge your submission - please view article.

Community and Council Connect 25 June 2014

As part of its strategy to share more information with our community, Council has introduced a number of new communication pathways over the past year. One of these is the electronic newsletter "Community and Council Connect". The latest edition of this e-news has just been released. Follow the link below if you would like to view or subscribe to this service.

Martin Bend Camping Ground 17 June 2014

Martin Bend has evolved over the past few years and with its increase in popularity there has been an increase in maintenance costs to Council. As of July 1 Council will introduce a $5 contribution per night to stay at Martin Bend, this 'user pays' fee will result in Campers at the site partially contributing to the ongoing of costs of services at the venue. An honesty box will be installed at the entrance where people can pay their contribution.

Draft Annual Business Plan & Budget 2014-2015 Public Consultation 9 May 2014

The Draft Annual Business Plan & Budget 2014-2015 is now available for public consultation.

Monash Adventure Park Upgrade 7 May 2014

Council has received funding towards an upgrade of the Monash Adventure Park. Works are set to commence later in May and will continue into June.

Works Activities Update- 8/9/2014 9 May 2014

A summary of some of the Council works activities currently underway

Easter a Good Time to use Free WIFI 1 April 2014

"Council supplied free wifi at Berri and Barmera will be in high use by visitors over the Easter Break and ANZAC Day breaks “ said Council CEO David Beaton. The service is available in Vaughan Tce and the riverfront near the Visitor Information Centre in Berri and Barwell Avenue and the lakefront in Barmera. The service has proven popular by tourists and visitors to the towns.

Street Light Faults 1 April 2014

Council is charged considerable money for street lighting every month to illuminate roads, footpaths and parks areas. The cost for street lights is based on number of lights and their globe type, so if you see one that is not working, we are still being charged for it. Please ring SA Power Networks on 131261 to report a faulty light that isn’t working or even one that is dirty and not as bright as it should be

Green Waste Reminder 1 April 2014

Council would like to remind residents that the placement of waste in the correct bin is of the utmost importance. Any foreign material included in the GREEN waste bin means that the load can not be mulched, thus making it unusable. Random green bin inspections will be undertaken to identify persistent offenders which may result in the resident being excluded from any future services.

My Local Services App launched 27 February 2014

The My Local Services App which delivers local information, kerbside waste collection reminders and provides a report it feature for residents has now been launched. Berri Barmera Council residents using iOS or android mobile devices will be able to download the application and commence using as of today

New Resource for Family History Researchers 24 February 2014

Savill Index of The Advertiser funeral notices is now online at the State Library of South Australia. The index is also available in the Berri Barmera Local History Collection as a full hardcopy version. This covers some of the gaps which are currently in the online index.

Monash Temporary Waste Transfer Station- Permanent Closure 10 January 2014

Council wishes to advise Berri Barmera residents that as of 4.30pm Friday, 24th January 2014 the Monash Temporary Waste Transfer Station, located at Henwood Road, Monash will be permanently closed to the public.

ABC Emergency Website 10 December 2013

ABC Local Radio delivers your news, entertainment, sport, weather and in-depth coverage of the issues that matter to you. In addition to this they are also an official emergency broadcaster. The ABC emergency website at abc.net.au/emergency has a wealth of information about preparing for different emergency situations as well as listing all current warnings.

Annual Report 2012-13 1 November 2013

At the October meeting of Council the Annual Report was adopted. The Annual Report contains information on Council's business and operations through out the 2012/13 Financial Year.

Work Health and Safety (WHS) Awards Success 1 November 2013

Berri Barmera Council submitted a nomination for the Local Government Association Workers Compensation Scheme (LGAWCS) Best Practice Awards for 2013.

Berri Visitor Information Centre to stay put 30 August 2013

At Tuesdays Council Meeting it was agreed that the proposed move of the Berri Visitor Information Centre services to the Berri Resort Hotel would not be pursued. This decision was based on significant feedback received in writing and in person at the recent public meeting.

Annual Business Plan and Budget 2013-2014 27 June 2013

The Annual Business Plan for 2013-2014 was adopted at the 25 June 2013 Meeting of Council

Waste / Recycling (3 bin townships / 2 bin rural) system) 10 December 2012

The Berri Barmera Council will be introducing kerbside recycling from January 2013 with a three bin system in the town areas and a two bin system for residences in rural areas of the council district. Council is hoping to divert 50 - 60 per cent of what currently goes to landfill with green waste used to rehabilitate the Monash landfill site. The bins will be delivered to premises during December 2012. A booklet that explains the type of waste that can be placed in each of the bins, collection days and other information will be delivered to residences during December and also available at the Council Office in Berri, the Barmera Library & Customer Service Centre and the Berri Library & Information Centre. A copy of the Information Booklet is available by clicking on the "View Item" link below.

Berri Boat Ramp Upgrade 31 March 2015

The Berri Barmera Council is seeking to undertake an upgrade to the existing marina in order to provide a new boat ramp and car parking facility. Council is now seeking feedback from interested persons and groups on the proposed plans. Plans are available for viewing at the Berri Barmera Council Office, 19 Wilson Street, Berri, during business hours. Feedback is invited and must be received no later that 5.00pm on Thursday 27 September, 2012, with . Any feedback or questions can be directed to: Post: “Public Consultation” Gary Brinkworth Manager Environmental Services/Major Projects PO Box 229 Berri SA 5343 Email: mes@berribarmera.sa.gov.au For further information please contact Gary Brinkworth during normal working hours on 8582 1922.

Berri District Centre Car Parking 3 September 2012

Berri Barmera Council has recently engaged an engineer to undertake a review of the car parking provided within the Berri Town Centre. The survey was undertaken to assess the usage of the existing car park situation and to identify any strategies that may be useful in helping to alleviate congestion within the town centre. This review has identified that although car parking is an issue, one of the major causes of congestion is the overstay of vehicles in timed car parks and the use of disabled car park spaces by unauthorised people. In order to help combat this issue while further measures continue to be investigated, council will seek to enforce the timed zones as much as practicable. Please take note of the restrictions when parking to avoid receiving an expiation.
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