Environment and Sustainability

“Berri Barmera Council is committed to implementing practices and initiatives that contribute to achieving an environmentally sustainable region – Mayor Peter Hunt”

Items of Interest

2020 Country to Canberra Leadership Competition

Congratulations to Deepkiran Kaur on winning a position in the national program

Young women are taking on the war on waste in South Australia's Riverland region, creating and sharing strategies to change the way locals think about their rubbish. Sixteen-year-old Deepkiran Kaur is a member of the Berri Barmera Council's environment and sustainability committee and provides an authentic voice for the youth in the region.   video

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What is ShareWaste?

Is a program to connect people who wish to recycle their kitchen scraps with their neighbours who are already composting, worm-farming or keep chickens. Now you can divert waste from landfill while getting to know the people around you!

Environmental Management and Sustainability Strategy

The Environmental Management and Sustainability Strategy provides a framework for Berri Barmera Council to lead by example in protecting and enhancing the health of our local environment.
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Council submission to the "Inquiry into the use of off-road vehicles"

10 October 2019
The Inquiry into the use of off-road vehicles is being undertaken by the by the State Parliament's Natural Resources Committee.

LED Lighting for energy efficiency

12 July 2019
The Retailer Energy Efficiency Scheme (REES) is a South Australian Government energy efficiency scheme that provides incentives for South Australian households and businesses to save energy.

Environment and Sustainability Committee

Council has established an Environment and Sustainability Committee, with the key functions to:

  • Support the development and implementation of a long term (ten year) Environment and Sustainability Management Plan
  • Act as a key reference body for Council in regard to strategic and key operational matters pertaining to Environment and Sustainability.
  • Make recommendations to Council relevant to Environment and Sustainability.

Find out more about the Committee