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Have you used your blue bag?

16 March 2015
Diabetes SA will be visiting the Berri and Barmera area every twelve weeks to undertake collections of donations of pre-loved goods from the residents of the area. Their next visit is on the 19th and 20th March, for which you should have received a blue bag in your letter box. You will receive a new bag approximately one week from the first collection date of each visit. There is a summary of the types of items that can be donated on the bags but you can see more by following the link below. Remember that the more donations made, increases benefit to Diabetes SA while items are recycled and kept out of landfill which is great for the area.

Looking for something to do on a Sunday?

13 March 2015
Classic Wine and Cheese Sundays. What a great excuse to visit the local 919 wines and explore your tastebuds! 10-5 Sundays until 10th May (Mothers Day)

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

11 March 2015
Increased grape spills on our roads are creating safety concerns for motorists, as well impacting on Councils clean up costs.

Looking for volunteers to join our transport team

7 March 2015
Our Community Transport team provides valuable assistance to the community by supporting eligible clients to access available transport options across the Riverland region. If you have a day per month (or more) to assist then you might be eligible to join our team. Contact the office or email the Community development team, to find out more, details in link below.

Have a chat with us at the Market

5 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.

Government Community Grant Information Session

3 March 2015
A Government Grant Information Session will be held on Wednesday, 25 March 2015 at the Berri Town Hall. The session will provide information to community organisations about grant availability, eligibility and guidelines. Grant officers from Community Benefit SA, Multicultural SA, Officer for Volunteers, and the Office for Youth will be in attendance. The presentation will be followed by a Community Benefit SA grant workshop, which all participants are invited to attend. Registration is essential and will close at 5pm on Friday 20 March, 2015. For more information and to register your attendance on line please contact 8415 4327or visit the link below . This event is presented by the Policy and Community Development Division within the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion in partnership with other government departments.

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.

Riverland & Mallee Youth Sector Network - Grant Writing Workshop

27 February 2015
The Riverland & Mallee Youth Sector Network (RMYSN) is excited to provide a free Grant Writing workshop aimed at service providers who work with and or provide services to young people. This workshop will be facilitated on Wednesday April 15 2015 by Keith Whelan from the Grant Guys. Keith specialises in grants, tenders and funding consultancy, providing high level assistance to businesses, Local, State and Federal Government, not for profit organisations and private enterprises, enabling organisations to approach grants in a proactive manner. Please find attached the invitation with the registration link.