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  • Barossa response - COVID19 - 29 March

    Barossa response - COVID19 - 29 March 2020

    South Australia’s Chief Medical Officer Dr Nicola Spurrier has made the following public health statement in relation to Barossa and COVID-19 and new …

  • Support Local. Love Barossa.

    Amendments to Business Offers & Opening Hours  |   Covid19

    We understand there is a lot happening in the world at the moment, and many people in the community are feeling the …

  • Consultation on Mobile Food Vendor Policy

    At its meeting on 18 February 2020,  Council endorsed a draft Mobile Food Vendor Policy and Location Rules for public consultation.

    The documents will guide the operation of Mobile Food …

  • Lyndoch turf wicket development

    Work is underway to ensure various sporting codes will continue to use the Lyndoch Oval as the cricket and rugby seasons transition.

    The Barossa Council says a new cricket turf wicket installed at …

  • New playground for Angaston

    Council is undertaking works at Memorial Reserve in Angaston to replace the playground with like-for-like equipment at a value of $36,000.

    The upgrade is part of Council’s planned playground …

  • Update on planning changes

    The Planning and Design Code is the cornerstone of South Australia's new planning and development systems. It will offer a single set of planning policies for assessing development applications …

  • Tree removal in Angaston

    We value the significant trees we have in our region and recognise the amenity and benefit they bring. However, the safety of the community is paramount.

    This week we will be removing a carob …

  • SA Government Drought Support Program

    The State Government has announced a Drought Support Program which aims to assist primary producers facing hardship by providing access to a rebate on local council rates. The State Government is …

  • New online services now available

    A suite of new online services is making it easier for people to engage and do business with Council.

    The new platform on Council’s website has a range of online service options including …

  • Step up to Clean up

    Clean Up Australia Day is the nation's largest community-based mobilisation event, and last year more than 680,000 volunteers removed over 15,000 ute loads of rubbish from the 6,901 registered …

  • Australia Day award winnners

    Congratulations to all our winners recognised as part of Council's 2020 Australia Day Awards.

    Citizen of the Year - Julie Combe

    Personal experience has inspired Julie Combe and her supporters to …

  • Tree removal on Memorial Drive, Williamstown

    Council value the significant trees we have in our region and recognise the amenity and benefit they bring. However, the safety of the community is also paramount.

    In late December a large Blue …

  • Drought funding announcement

    The Barossa will be eligible for $1 million in drought funding as part of a $57 million support package announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

    “Our Council has for many months been …

  • Temporary disruption to online services

    Council's online services will be unavailable for two weeks from 3 February 2020 while we undertake important upgrades to improve the way we do business with our customers. This includes online …

  • Update - Tanunda Oval electrical upgrade

    Works continue to upgrade the electrical supply/capacity to Tanunda Recreation Park.

    There will be a power outage while the connection and energisation of the new transformer is complete, …

  • draft Event Management Policy endorsed

    Throughout October and November 2019 Council consulted with community on the draft Event Management Policy. The extended consultation saw a high volume of robust public engagement and feedback, …

  • On Demand transport trial in the Barossa

    On Demand public transport services known as 'Keoride' will be trialled for six months in the Barossa from Monday, 13 January 2020.

    The service, an initiative of the Department of Planning, …

  • Local landmark returned to former glory

    The State heritage listed Angaston Railway Station building has been returned to its former glory thanks to a $735,000 restoration by The Barossa Council.

    The upgrade completes the first stage of a $ …

  • Santos Best Dressed Town Competition

    The Santos Best Dressed Town Competition is back and open to towns, schools, businesses and households along the race route.

    Categories in 2020 are:

    Santos best dressed town

    Santos best …

  • Tree removal puts safety first

    Public safety is at the forefront of a decision to remove a large cyprus tree at Memorial Park, Angaston.

    The Barossa Council has been informed the tree poses an unacceptable risk to people using …

  • Barossa Fringe on Tour

    The Barossa community will be treated to an unmissable series of live arts and music events at 2020 Barossa Fringe on Tour.

    The four-day event will feature 13 acts from February 14-17 including …

  • Championing disability inclusion

    International Day of People with Disability (IDPWD), which is marked globally as 3 December, has been observed within Australia for over two decades, in which time much progress has been made for …

  • Time to make a splash

    With Summer on the horizon it means pool season is about to get underway in the Barossa.

    The 2019-20 season will kick off from Saturday 30 November at the Nuriootpa War Memorial Swimming Pool and is …

  • Bushgardens Volunteer wins SA Landcare Award

    Having commenced his volunteer role over six years ago at the Barossa Bushgardens Mr Trevor Waldhuter, a retired school principal and vineyard gardener, quickly became a highly regarded member of the …

  • Making Regional Big Bash History

    For the first time ever, an official rebel Women’s Big Bash League game will be played in regional South Australia. The landmark game to be held at Nuriootpa’s Centennial Park on Saturday …

  • Half price waste disposal

    Half price waste disposal returns at Springton Transfer Station on 9 November and 23 November between 9am and 3pm for residents of The Barossa Council. 

    Please note some exclusions apply and …

  • Detours for Calton Road

    As part of the Gawler East Link Road Project, works will be undertaken on Calton Road, adjacent Philips Avenue, Gawler East, to begin construction on a new roundabout.

    Please find below the detour …

  • Water availability for landowners

    The Barossa Council is exploring water security in the Eden Valley region in the wake of prolonged dry spring conditions.

    Mayor Bim Lange said Council is working with SA Water to look at potential …

  • Have your say on volunteer management

    Council will consult the community on the updated Volunteer Management Policy and Process, which aim to provide consistent and professional management of Council’s volunteers.

    The documents …

  • Barossa's Boundary Conversation

    The fundamental focus at the heart of The Barossa Council’s boundary reform conversations is community. Council understand that the idea of boundary reform has long been discussed within the …

  • Nominate a community hero

    People who love contributing to their community are the perfect candidates for a 2020 Australia Day awards nomination, according to The Barossa Council.

    David Herbig, Council’s 2019 Citizen of …

  • Award Winning Ageing Expo Returns

    The award winning Ageing in Style Expo returns this year to the Co-Op Mall in Nuriootpa on Thursday 24 October from 9am to 12.30pm.

    The event, which has been running since 2014 and was last year …

  • Shop Barossa's Trail of Treasures

    There’s no better feeling than finding some pre-loved treasure at a bargain price and this year’s Garage Sale Trail in the Barossa on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October, is shaping up to …

  • Tanunda Show Hall redevelopment

    The Barossa is set to boast a premier events venue as work begins on a $1.5M redevelopment of Tanunda Show Hall.

    The Hall is the largest regional venue for undercover community events, catering for …

  • Australian Masters Games

    The Australian Masters Games are coming to Williamstown from 9-11 October.

    Please see below for further details. 

     Routes

    Wednesday - https://analytics.strava.com/routes/17351230 …

  • Planning and Design Code

    On 1 October 2019, the draft Planning and Design Code (the Code) went on public consultation for Phase Two (Rural Areas) and Phase Three (Urban Areas).

    See what's on consultation …

  • Angaston Railway time lapse video

    The restoration of the much-loved Angaston Railway Station building continues as part of The Big Project. Check out the progress with this time lapse video. 

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