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2014 Council Elections

17 September 2014
Congratulations to Mayor Peter Hunt who has been provisionally elected unopposed as Mayor. Council has received 11 nominations for the eight positions of area councillor. Elections will be conducted by postal voting. The 11 candidates (in ballot order) are: 1. Linc Gore 2. Andrew Kassebaum 3. David Waterman 4. Trevor Scott 5. Tom Towle 6. Mike Fuller 7. Margaret Evans 8. Kingson Selvaraj 9. David Andrew 10. Stephen Lynch 11. Rhonda Centofanti. Current Councillors, Bruce Richardson and Vicki Beech, did not seek re election, with Trevor Chapple and Michelle Campbell resigning prior to the election.

Public Consultation amended Draft By-law No. 6 - Cats

4 September 2014

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

22 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

20 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?

1 August 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

Marina Drive Berri Closed

28 July 2014
Due to the Berri Boat Ramp Upgrade the Allan Thurmer Recreational Trail is closed at Marina Drive Berri and no access is available to the boat ramp area until further notice.

Berri Barmera Council Rating Review

25 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.

Lake Bonney Name Consultation

22 July 2014
Council has been advised that the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure is seeking public comment on a proposal to dual name Lake Bonney, Riverland as LAKE BONNEY RIVERLAND / BARMERA. Submissions in writing regarding this proposal may be lodged with the Surveyor-General, G.P.O. Box 1354, Adelaide, S.A. 5001. The submission period will close on 31 August. Copies of the plan for this naming proposal can be viewed at: • Berri Barmera Council offices • the Office of the Surveyor-General, 101 Grenfell Street, Adelaide or on the Land Services web-site by clicking below.


8 July 2014
As the final step in Australia’s successful move to digital-only TV, some TV channels will be changing frequencies. These moves will free up broadcasting spectrum so that it can be used for new services such as mobile broadband. This is a forward notice ONLY: We will advise you when this change is required for the Riverland

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.

Berri Boat Ramp

9 May 2014
Works have commenced on the Berri Boat Ramp for the construction of a new 4 lane ramp with associated car park at the Berri Marina.

Monash Adventure Park Upgrade

8 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

8 May 2014
A summary of some of the Council works activities currently underway

Road Resealing

7 May 2014
Council would like to advise residents that Contractors are in the area undertaking our resealing program for 2013/14 . This work will be undertaken over the next few weeks at it is hoped that disruptions are kept to a minimum. Please take care while travelling through these work zones.

Hazardous Waste Drop-off day

7 May 2014
A FREE household and farm hazardous waste drop off day is being conducted this Saturday 10th May between 10am and 3pm. See attached flyer for accepted (and non accepted) items. Drop off location is the Monash Resource Recovery Facility on Hoskin Road, Monash.

Delayed Waste Collection Reminder

16 April 2014
Council would like to remind residents that due to the Good Friday public holiday, Friday's bin collections will be delayed until Saturday this week (18/4/14).

Easter Opening Times

16 April 2014
Council wishes to advise the opening times of the Berri Office, Berri Visitor Information Centre, Barmera Library and Council Office and Berri Library and Information Centre over the Easter weekend.

Berri Library School Holiday Programme

15 April 2014
The Berri Library will be holding a Baloon Themed school holiday programme which will run on Tuesday and Thursday these holidays.

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.

Barmera Library School Holiday Program

1 April 2014
The Barmera Library has some great school holiday programs and entertainment being held on both Tuesdays in the school holidays.

Street Light Faults

31 March 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

Berri Boat Ramp Project

31 March 2014
After receiving matching funds up to $320,000 from the State Government through the SA Boating Facilities Fund the Berri Boat Ramp project at the Berri Marina is set to commence works in late April with construction estimated to continue for 4 months.

Green Waste Reminder

30 March 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.

Berri Recreation Centre

28 February 2014
The Berri Recreation Centre has received Planning Consent from the Riverland Regional Development Assessment Panel at the February meeting.

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

25 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.

Fight the Bite

24 February 2014
After the recent rain fall, it is timely to consider how we can all take measures to stop mosquitoes breeding around the house.

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 has a wealth of information about preparing for different emergency situations as well as listing all current warnings.

$320,000 for Berri Boat Ramp

26 November 2013
The Berri Barmera Council has been successful in receiving matching funds up to $320,000 from the State Government through the SA Boating Facilities Fund.

Berri Swimming Pool Opening

7 November 2013
The Berri Pool is now open just in time for the warm weather. Please note that the toddler and junior pools will still be out of action for a week to 10 days awaiting the completion of a new filtration plant. Sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Murray Man Triathlon

7 November 2013
With the Murray Man Triathlon being held this weekend the competition should be fierce. As you can appreciate the course covers a lot of distance and as such, extensive road closures will be in place.

Fire Danger Season

7 November 2013
We wish to advise that the Fire Danger Season is set to commence on 15th November 2013 (current as at 7th November 2013). If you would like more information on total fire ban days, fire danger seasons and what can and can not be done during these times, please see the CFS website (

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.

What's On This Long Weekend

4 October 2013
This October long weekend has plenty to keep the family busy.

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.

Council & Community Connect

2 August 2013
Council currently shares information with the public by a variety of communication tools and wish to assist you to become more informed. We would like to offer you the option of receiving direct information as it is released. If you would like to receive emails relating to Council News or texts with important notifications & reminders, then join Community & Council Connect.


8 July 2013
NAIDOC Week celebrations kicked off today with the annual NAIDOC March through Berri to the Riverfront.

Council looks to move Berri Visitor Information Centre (VIC)

2 July 2013
Council is currently in discussion with the Berri Resort Hotel regarding a possible relocation of the Visitor Information Centre (VIC) to the Hotel.

Local Government Association SA Careers in Council

20 May 2013
The Local Government Assocaition of SA has launched the Careers in Council website and is running a campaign to raise awareness about the wide range of things SA Councils do for communities and the jobs which support those roles.

Annual Business Plan and Budget 2013-2014

1 May 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 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.

Annual Business Plan 2012-2013

13 July 2012
Council would like to advise that the 2012-2013 Annual Business Plan was adopted at a meeting of Council held Thursday 12th July 2012.

River Facilities and Infrastructure Advice 2012

12 March 2012 (amended: 6 August 2012)
Notice for users of river facilities and infrastructure in the Berri Barmera Council District.

Webcams for Berri and Barmera now on-line

1 July 2011
The Riverland views website is an initiative of the Berri Barmera Council to showcase the Riverland via web cameras and still images, Tourist and non profit organisations are welcome to contact Council if they wish to contribute images or links showing the natural and cultural diversity of the Riverland, with the aim of lifting the Regional profile and attracting tourists to our Region.

River Facilities and Infrastructure Advice Update

19 May 2011 (amended: 19 May 2011)
Notice to users of the river and river facilities/infrastructure in the Berri Barmera Council District.

Projected Flow Inundation Maps

8 February 2011
Attached are the aerail maps of the projected flow inundation from the River Murray for the Berri Barmera District area.

Rural Property Addressing

4 January 2010
Every occupied rural property in South Australia - homes and business - will soon have a nationally consistent numbered address.

SA Council Maps

17 November 2009
The SA Council Maps working party are pleased to announce the launch of the SA Council Maps Beta website,, to the 15 participating Councils (including the Berri Barmera Council). This website enables residents to find answers to questions such as: * When is my rubbish collected? * Where is my Council and how do I contact them? * Where are the nearest parks? * Where is the nearest Council Library? * Where are the Nearest Schools? * How do I get to my destination by public transport? * What is for sale in the area?

Berri Art Concepts Report

7 October 2009
The Berri Traders have engaged artists to develop a public art program for the town of Berri through a process of consultation and research. Potential sites and concepts will be identified and the involvement of specific groups in the process identified. The area concerned is between Worman Street to the river, from Vaughan Tce in the east to Crawford Tce and Bookpurnong Rd in the west.