Barossa (District Council) - SA

Council to work alongside bed and breakfasts

“Following relaxation of requirements by the State government several years ago, the increasing popularity of Airbnb and a growing range of other online booking platforms, we have seen a steady rise in accommodation providers coming into the market,” he said. “We urge operators who may be unsure about what is required for their business to get in touch with us so we can assist.” Mr McCarthy stressed Council wants to work in partnership with B&B operators to get the best outcomes. “We want to give them the right advice so we can be assured our accommodation venues across the board are providing visitors with the required level of facilities.” Existing and prospective B&B operators are encouraged to call Council on 8563 8444 for further information or to make an appointment with a Council officer.
The Barossa Council News
16 Oct 2019
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Barossa's Boundary Conversation

In having this conversation it is critical to remember that the possibility of boundary reform isn’t about one Council ‘taking over’ another, but instead is about what is best in the long term for the communities that Council represent. It is worth noting, that the decision to alter boundaries cannot be made by a Council itself – it is a lengthy process (at least 12 -24 months or more) in which much analysis and consultation is undertaken to ensure all financial, economic and social factors are thoroughly investigated both at a community, Council and Commission level. The Barossa Council is in good stead with more than sufficient land for long term development, is highly financially sustainable, and therefore is well placed to consider strategic connections and above all, listening to the broad community and if the results are supportive uniting the Barossa communities one of common interest.
The Barossa Council News
16 Oct 2019
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Nominate a community hero

David Herbig, Council’s 2019 Citizen of the Year, said he was recognised for simply doing something he was passionate about – promoting the Herbig tree in Springton. “It was no effort at all – it was something I really loved doing and the award is the result of that,” David said. Council encourages people to nominate local community heroes in the following categories: Citizen of the Year  Young Citizen of the Year Community Event of the Year, and: Community Project of the Year The Australia Day Awards recognise individuals and organisations that have made a noteworthy contribution during the current year and/or given an outstanding service over a number of years to a local community.  Outstanding contribution and community service includes areas such as education, health, fundraising, charitable and voluntary services, business, sport, arts, the environment, or any other area that contributes to the advancement and wellbeing of the community.
The Barossa Council News
16 Oct 2019
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Internet outage- 11.45am

Please note we are currently experiencing intermittent internet outages across all of our sites. We are working with our service provider to resolve this as quickly as possible. We thank you for your patience.
The Barossa Council News
11 Oct 2019
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Award Winning Ageing Expo Returns

The event, which has been running since 2014 and was last year awarded the 2018 Minister for Health and Wellbeing Excellence in Public Health award, aims to increase access to and awareness of services in the region relevant older residents. Over 40 local providers and groups will promote a diverse range of goods and services including aged care home support and home care services, residential aged care, carer support and respite, dementia support, arts and crafts activities, recreation activities and mobility equipment. The Barossa Council Collaborative Project Officer, Deb Anderson, says “The expo is a great opportunity for seniors and their families to connect with and find out more about local services which can support their lifestyle needs and choices”.
The Barossa Council News
10 Oct 2019
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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 be the biggest sustainable shopping extravaganza ever with more than 400,000 people expected to participate across 18,000+ garage sales nationally. Garage Sale Trail Co-Founder Andrew Valder said, “With thousands of listings on the Garage Sale Trail there’s a wealth of weird and wonderful things for sale!” Garage Sale Trail provides thousands of Australians with a chance to re-home items that may otherwise end up in landfill.  According to the Gumtree’s 2019 Secondhand Economy Report, 89% of Australians have unwanted stuff and 33% admit to throwing unwanted items in the bin. Barossa’s youngest residents have already got into the Garage Sale Trail spirit through the local libraries Garage Sale Trail colouring competition – congratulations to Emily Thompson (12), Brock Thompson (10) and Rachael Wilson (5) on their winning entries - and themed Story Time activities, which have helped to educate on the benefits of reusing and recycling.
The Barossa Council News
10 Oct 2019
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Summer outdoor movie nights

Movie to commence when dark enough, approx 8.30pm- Inflatable obstacle course will be in the pool- $5 per person or $20 family pass (with proceeds going towards the Rex Centre upgrades)- FREE raffle and water balloon fight- Please BYO blankets, beanbags and rugs- Please come prepared with COINS for food purchase FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Williamstown Pool Outdoor CinemaFriday 21st February 2020- Gates open 6pm- Food available from 7pm including - Slushies (gold coin), Popcorn (gold coin) and Hotdogs ($2 each)- Movie screening - Toy Story 4 (PG).
The Barossa Council Events
08 Oct 2019
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Tanunda Show Hall redevelopment

Construction began last week and includes: • Improved event capacity• Enhanced kitchen and canteen facilities• Upgraded stage access• Green room• New roof with insulation• User group storage• Poultry shed with collapsible cages to free space for other community purposes• Courtside storage, shelter and viewing for tennis and netball• Upgraded external toilet facilities Deputy Mayor, John Angas, said the upgraded venue would reinforce the Barossa’s reputation as an “events destination” and attract more high-calibre events to the region. “Importantly, we’ll be keeping the traditional integrity of the building intact, including the stage and the shell-grit floor that’s unique to the Barossa.” Paul Brown from BGI Building Group, which was awarded the tender, said the project would be predominantly built using locals from start to finish. “We are really lucky to have excellent tradespeople working for us and approximately 90 per cent of the contractors used on the project will be Barossa locals.
The Barossa Council News
08 Oct 2019
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Nuriootpa Waste Collection Update

We apologise to residents in the northern end of Nuriootpa whose bins were not collected yesterday. An additional waste collection truck will be coming through today
The Barossa Council News
04 Oct 2019
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