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Calls for Nominations - Environment and Sustainability Committee Vacancy 27 February 2020

The Berri Barmera Council is seeking nominations from interested community members to participate on the Environment and Sustainability Committee.

PUBLIC CONSULTATION - Environmental Management and Sustainability Strategy 18 February 2020

The Strategy guides Council's decision making and investment in environmental management, sustainable use of natural resources, protects and enhances our environment and lifestyle, and recognises the needs of current generations whilst considering the legacy we leave to future generations.

Breast Screen Mobile Screening Unit will be back in the Riverland from early February. 13 January 2020

This free service only takes 15 minutes.

Council's Australia Day Awards 20 December 2019

Council announces recipients for their Australia Day Awards, to be honoured at Australia Day Breakfast on Sunday 26 January 2020 on the Berri riverfront.

SAVE THE DATE - 17 APRIL the Adelaide Thunderbirds will play the Melbourne Vixens here in Berri! 17 December 2019

The Berri Netball Club has been instrumental in securing a Suncorp Super Netball Pre-season Game to be played in Berri.

Ethnic Links - Information Hub Connecting Multicultural Communities 16 December 2019

It is very important for people to feel connected to their community. Ethnic Links Country SA offer services for people who need information about aged care options, or help to access aged care supports. This means older people, their families, friends and others who want to link with aged care support are able to obtain this information.

School holiday fun! 11 December 2019

We have lots to entertain the kids these school holidays

Bins for Blokes 26 November 2019

More than 1.34 million men and boys in Australia are living with incontinence.

Road Closure - Remembrance Day Barmera 7 November 2019

2019 National Animal Management Officer of the Year - Berri Barmera Council's Senior Compliance Officer Michael Murtagh 25 October 2019

Coombe Street Parkland Public Consultation 24 October 2019

Let's Shape It Together Opportunities to get involved in the Masterplan project


A collaboration between Councils, State Government and stakeholders has co-designed a ‘South Australian Little Corella Management Strategy’ to help mitigate the impact of this abundant species on the state, communities and landholders.

Public Consultation - Strategic Community Plan 14 October 2019

The Strategic Community Plan shares the vision and aspirations for the future of the Berri Barmera Council and outlines how we will, over the next five years, work towards achieving the best possible outcomes for our District.

Release of draft Planning and Design Code - Rural and Urban Public Consultation 3 October 2019

The State Planning Commission has released the draft Planning and Design Code covering rural and urban areas of South Australia for public consultation.

Employment Opportunities in our Works Team 3 October 2019

We are currently seeking applications for two permanent full time positions within our Infrastructure Department:

Public Consultation - Access to Meetings Code of Practice 24 September 2019

In accordance with the requirements of Section 92 the Local Government Act 1999, the Berri Barmera Council has revised its Access to Meetings – Code of Practice and hereby invites public comments / submissions on the Policy as part of the Public Consultation process.

Reminder - Dog Registrations due 31 August 2019 30 August 2019

Tomorrow is the last day to pay your dog registrations by the due date. Please go to to register. If you require assistance or did not receive your registration renewal please contact Berri Barmera Council today 85821922.

Grant Funding for Young People 22 August 2019

Grant applications are now open for the 2020 Science & Innovation Awards for Young People in the fields of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

YMCA South Australian Junior Parliament 19 August 2019

Applications are now open for the YMCA South Australian Junior Parliament program


Are you looking to enhance / build your skills? Have you thought of going to TAFE? Berri TAFE has some great short courses available or courses that can provide a pathway for university or your chosen career.

Solar Farm Project to be Sold 26 July 2019

Council will not be proceeding with the development itself but will look to sell the project to renewable energy generation developers.

Now Open- Berri Riverfront Wharf 24 July 2019

Mayor Peter Hunt officially opened Berri’s Riverfront Wharf today showcasing the $1.5M project.

Closing soon - Public Consultation 19 July 2019

Council's Public Consultation and Community Engagement Policy has been revised and Council hereby invites public comments / submissions on the Policy as part of the Public Consultation process.

Changes to Payments at Barmera Library 8 July 2019

NAIDOC AWARDS 18 June 2019

Life Without Barriers invites nominations of outstanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for the 2019 NAIDOC Awards.

Berri Barmera Council CEO announced 17 June 2019

Mayor Peter Hunt has announced the appointment of Ms Karyn Burton as Berri Barmera Council’s new Chief Executive Officer.

Have your Say - Public Consultation closes 12th June 11 June 2019

Submissions for the Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget 2019/2020 close at 12 noon tomorrow 12th June.

Have Your Say - Strategic Planning 21 May 2019

The Berri Barmera Council is currently undertaking a review and update of its Strategic Management Plan.

Leave it to Z 20 May 2019

Red Cross is seeking expressions of interest from energetic community minded change makers aged between 10 and 25 to be part of the Leave it to Z Project Steering Group.

Public Consultation - Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget 2019/2020 18 May 2019

Public Consultation on Councils Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget for the 2019/2020 year is now open!

Water allocation drop-in sessions 15 May 2019

Two drop-in sessions this May are available for irrigators to help prepare for the 2019-20 water use year.

B Part of It Study 13 May 2019

Anyone aged 17-25 who was enrolled in Year 12 in South Australia in 2018 are invited to take part in the B Part of It School Leaver study investigating the carriage of Meningococcal bacteria.


Headspace are holding a 6 week course designed for parents and carers of adolescents.

Contribute to the Multicultural Legislative Review 2019 3 May 2019

The Department of the Premier and Cabinet, through Multicultural Affairs is launching a review of the South Australian Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs Commission Act 1980, the key piece of legislation specific to our State’s multiculturalism.

Multicultural Grants Program 2019-20 is now open 9 April 2019

The State Government’s Multicultural Grants Program has four streams of funding to support multicultural communities.

Fire Ban Season Extended 4 April 2019

Due to our extreme hot summer, the fire ban season has been extended to 30 April 2019.

Memories of Barmera Buildings 3 April 2019

As part of history month, Barmera Library are putting together a display on Barmera Buildings.

Project Energy Connect 1 April 2019

ElectraNet and TransGrid are partnering to deliver an energy interconnector between the power grids of SA and NSW (with an added connection to Vic).

Food Safety Training 28 March 2019

Free training available - bookings essential.

NBN Scammers 25 March 2019

NBN Co, is urging residents to be wary of scammers impersonating the wholesale network provider.

Churchill Fellowship 1 March 2019

Are you passionate about an issue/idea and would like to meet with leaders to gain and exchange knowledge.


The RDAMR wants to hear about what makes your town stand apart so they can better promote it to potential residents and visitors, attract investment and lobby for priority projects.

Solar Farm Project Information 9 January 2019

Audit Committee consideration of the Solar Farm Project

Wharf Works Progressing 20 December 2018

Christmas Closure 2018-2019 19 December 2018

Solar Farm Project Update 19 December 2018

An update on the proposed Berri Solar Farm was presented to Council’s Strategy, Assets and Major Projects Committee on 11th December 2018 which provided Elected Members with a review of the project and signalled intended activities planned for the New Year.

Media Release - Chief Executive Officer position 11 December 2018

Nominate to be a community representative on a council committee 10 December 2018

The Berri Barmera Council is seeking nominations for a community members to serve on either the Berri Improvement Committee, Barmera Town Beautification Committee or the newly established Environment and Sustainability Committee.

Berri Riverfront Wharf project 30 November 2018

The transformation of Berri’s Riverfront precinct continues with works to commence on the $1.3M Riverfront Wharf project to increase mooring facilities and extend the walkway along the river’s edge.

Splash of Colour 12 October 2018

t’s great to see a local business and artist team up to add another colourful mural to the Berri township.


The fire ban seasons for the Riverland will commence on 1 November 2018.


The 2018 State Foundation Cup wrapped up over the weekend in Berri. The event saw individual players compete to earn the right to represent Regional South Australia at the national level.

The mosquito season has started! 24 September 2018

When you have a spare moment, look around your own back yard, remove any pools of stagnant water and make sure you:

Bread Tags for Wheelchairs 18 September 2018

The Riverland Special School are helping to collect bread tags for this project.

Media Release - Review of Tourism Services 12 September 2018

Berri Barmera Council, at its Strategic Governance & Asset Management Committee Meeting last night, endorsed to undertake a review of its tourism services and the Berri Visitor Information Centre (VIC) and consult with key stakeholders and community as to how Council can better support the visitor economy.

Boat Ramp Maintenance 11 September 2018

Since the installation of the Berri boat ramp, a number of rocks have been moved, causing hazard for boaties when launching and retrieving.

Official Opening - Berri Riverfront Development 5 September 2018

The community is invited to join in the official opening celebrations of the new Berri Riverfront Precinct on Saturday 8 September 2018.

Visit our new Berri Barmera Library Service Facebook Page 29 August 2018

We are currently reviewing our web presence and as part of this process we have created a new Facebook page.


Expressions of Interest to development partners for the transformative $25 million 10 megawatt (MW) Berri Renewable Energy Solar Generation Facility are now open.

Swooping Season 24 August 2018

Are you ducking and weaving already this Magpie swooping season?

What is my Health Record? 21 August 2018

There has been a lot of publicity around My Health Record. How does it work? Is it safe?

Small Business Friendly Council Initiative 17 August 2018

Today we became the first in the Riverland and twenty third Council to sign up to the Small Business Friendly Council Initiative.

TRAFFIC CHANGES – Riverfront Development Roadworks 16 August 2018

As stage one of the Riverfront Precinct redevelopment moves towards completion, there will be a full closure of the intersection of Ahern and Riverview Drive.

Registration Reminder 14 August 2018

All dog registrations are due to be paid by 31st August

Media Release - National Hockey Championships 9 August 2018

The Riverland has seen an influx of champion hockey players and enthusiasts this week, held at Glassey Park in Berri. The national event has attracted over 1000 visitors to the region, giving local businesses a boost over the typically quieter winter months. All three Riverland councils partnered to fund the Championships event.

Riverfront Redevelopment On Track 7 August 2018

As works come to a conclusion at the end of Vaughan Terrace, we remind people that there will be diversions in place to ensure traffic flows and for the safety of pedestrians and contractors.

Closing Soon - Lake Bonney Caring For Country Management Plan 2 August 2018

The consultation for the Draft Lake Bonney Caring For Country Management Plan will be closing on 17 August 2018

Public Consultation - Draft CCTV Policy 2 August 2018

With the recent installation of security cameras in some public and customer service areas, Council has established a Policy to guide the responsible management of data collected from these devices.

Public Hearing - SA Local Government Grants Commission 23 July 2018

Seeking photos /memorabilia of Bonney Theatre/Soldiers Memorial Hall? 20 July 2018

If you have items from the early days – this could be construction photos, images of local dances, parties or even movies, we would love to see them.

New CEO appointed 27 June 2018

The Berri Barmera Council has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer following a comprehensive recruitment process. Mayor Peter Hunt has confirmed the appointment of André Stuyt to the Council’s senior role. Mr Stuyt will take up his position from early-July.

Changes to your Dog Registration 1 June 2018

A new State Dogs and Cats Online system has been developed and will be introduced as of 1 July 2018. This online system will be the portal for all registration payments, micro chipping and breeder information.

Riverfront Traffic Restrictions 4 June to end June 28 May 2018

Changed Traffic Flow along Riverview Drive have been designed for the next stage of construction.

Berri Riverfront Redevelopment Taking Shape 16 May 2018

Berri Barmera Council’s major redevelopment of Riverview Drive from Vaughan Tce to the Berri Hotel entrance is progressing steadily towards the finish date of mid August

Ulysses Grand Parade Route 9 May 2018

Lake Bonney foreshore will host the Ulysses Club this Saturday morning from 7.00am before they head on their grand parade to Renmark around 9.00am.

Berri Riverfront Redevelopment Mid April Update 16 May 2018

Last week beginning April 9 saw fences and signage going up, machinery coming to site and the initial works commence in earnest. This week we see heavy machinery excavating the southern side of Riverview Drive and the project moving ahead under more favourable weather conditions than last week’s short but intense heatwave.

Berri Bridge Mural Redesigned 21 May 2018

The original 1997 Ngurunderi Dreaming Story that was depicted under the Berri Bridge has been reinvigorated

Riverview Drive Traffic Restrictions 5 April 2018

During April to June works on the southern half of Riverview Drive adjacent the Visitor Information Centre and Café.

Closing Soon 5 April 2018

Time is running out to get your community grant applications in.

Stage One to commence 10 April 2018

Works will soon begin Berri Riverfront Redevelopment, with project contractors to commence site preparations after Easter.

National Parks Easter Fire Ban 29 March 2018

Riverland and Murraylands National Parks still have Fire Danger Season in place this Easter long weekend and camp fires will not be permitted. See more more information in SA NRMDB media release.

Official Opening - 17 February 2018 Riverland Regional Innovation and Sports Precinct 27 February 2018

Come and celebrate the Official Opening of the Riverland Regional Innovation and Sports Precinct at 4pm on Saturday 17th February 2018.

Hope Street Mural 8 February 2018

In partnership with Country Arts SA , SA Health, artist Sarah Boese will be transforming Vaughan Terrace with an iconic mural. (Project date: 22 February - 3 March 2018) The project supports the concept that engaging in 2 hours of art per week can significantly improve mental health and wellbeing, whilst raising awareness and encouraging our community to kick start conversations in an open and safe environment.

School Holiday Activities 21 December 2017

Summer Reading Club registrations for 2017/18 are open now. This year’s theme is Game On! Register at either Berri or Barmera library today and supercharge your summer with plenty of sports, games and team spirit activities at Berri Barmera Library Service.

2018 Waste Collection Calendars 14 December 2017

The 2018 Waste Collection Calendars are now available for download or in hard copy from the Berri or Barmera Council office.

Berri Highly Commended at KESAB Sustainable Communities Awards 29 November 2017

Congratulations to Berri receiving a “Highly Commended” award in the Medium Sized Town category at the KESAB Sustainable Communities program awards held in Adelaide yesterday.

Berri Riverfront Wharf 23 November 2017

If you hear some banging around the Berri township during this week, it is more than likely coming from the sheet pile testing being undertaken down the riverfront as part of new wharf development project. The project is in its early stages and these works are required to assist the detailed design.

Not So Fantastic Plastic 16 November 2017

Soft plastics that can be scrunched into a ball should not go in recycle bins! Why? Unfortunately this type of recyclable material gets caught in the recycling machinery. What do we do with our soft plastics then?

New home for Community Transport officially opens 20 October 2017

Today the new Riverland office for the Red Cross was officially opened in Berri. It is great to see that Red Cross have moved into our region (30 Kay Avenue, Berri) and that they will be providing a range of services including the Community Transport Services that were formally provided by Council..

Proposed Barmera Off Leash Dog Park 25 September 2017

Council is seeking feedback for potential sites in Barmera for an Off Leash Dog Park. Two sites have been identified through internal consultation with the Barmera Town Beautification Committee and have been recommended for consideration. • Bruce Oval (parallel with Scott Ave) and • Johnny Baynes Park, Amy Street, Barmera. These have been identified as locations that provide accessibility, car parking, amenities and a suitable dimension for the park. The feedback forms must be returned prior to Friday 13 October 2017

Funding success for the proposed Berri Riverfront Wharf project 17 October 2017

The Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Hon Stephen Mullighan MP recently announced that the Berri Barmera Council’s proposed Berri Riverfront Wharf has been successful in securing nearly $600,000 in funding for the $1.199M project.

Increase in Fines under Dog and Cat Management Act 21 June 2017

There will be an increase to fines and expiations for dog and cat owners from 1 July under the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995.

Barmera - Australia's Tidiest Town 15 May 2017

Barmera has triumphed at the Keep Australia Beautiful National Tidy Towns Awards, claiming the honour of the 2017 Overall Winner.

Exterior Painting of Bonney Theatre 1 March 2017

The exterior painting of the Bonney Theatre, Barmera Soldiers Memorial Hall and façade of the Barmera Library will be commencing 2 March and will take approx. 4 weeks to complete. During this time, fencing and bunting will be used to ensure the safety of residents and contractors. Please be aware that access to the library will be through the rear entrance for 2 and 3 March. Follow link to see schedule.

Open Space Funding Application for Section of Riverview Drive 17 October 2017

Council has recently lodged an application for funding from the Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) for a redevelopment of area around the Vietnam War Memorial and Visitor Information Centre at Berri. Successful projects will have funding announced in the middle of this year. Should the project proceed it will see Riverview Drive intersection with Vaughan Terrace narrowed and the public areas on either side of the road widened for both everyday use and events. In particular the Vietnam War Memorial is located very close to the kerbs of Vaughan Terrace and Riverview Drive. In consultation with Riverland Vietnam Veterans a design has been developed creating significantly more space around the Memorial for events, quiet contemplation and paying respect.

Berri Riverfront Land 2 February 2017

Council announces the sale of Lots 5-19 of the Berri Riverfront blocks

Public Consultation - Elector Representation 2 February 2017

Council has undertaken a review of the elector representation process to ensure that the electors, are being adequately and fairly represented and is inviting electors input on a subsequent report which details the review process and public consultation undertaken so far.

Australia Day 2017 16 January 2017

On Australia Day, join us in celebrating the achievements of our Australia Day Award recipients at our Free Breakfast commencing at 7.00am on Lake Bonney Foreshore.

Important notice: Outdoor cooking and Fire Danger Season 21 December 2016

It’s unfortunate that some very hot weather has decided to hit us across the next week. For many of us this time of year is full of enjoying the outdoor lifestyle and big cook ups with friends and families. If you are planning on cooking outdoors over the next week it is important that you read the following message.

2016 KESAB Sustainability Communities Awards 15 November 2016

Council would like to congratulate its staff, the Barmera community, its clubs and volunteers for their efforts towards Barmera being awarded the medium state town winner (joint winner last year) and this year taking one step further in being named the overall winner of the 2016 KESAB Sustainable Communities Awards (previously Tidy Towns) presentations.

Storm Hotline Established 16 November 2016

Riverland Councils are encouraging local Primary Producers to report damage received to your properties from Friday's storm to the Riverland Storm Recovery Hotline on 0476 834 530.

Storm Damage forces venue closures 11 November 2016

Unfortunately Berri Library will be closed until further notice due to damage sustained during this evenings storm. Monash Adventure Park will be also closed until at least Monday due to the damage it has sustained. We will advise when we are able to re-open

Storm Clean up 11 November 2016

Please note that teams are working throughout our district to remove fallen trees from roads, however we need to advise that most will be just cut and moved to the side of the road until we can return to pick up over the next three days. We are keen to hear from you, on 8582 1922, if there are any other trees fallen that are blocking public access. Note that when you come across a fallen tree that has already been cut, then this has already been registered with Council for future pick up.. Please take care when travelling around by car (or foot) over the next few days, and resist parking under trees where ever possible.

Tender T05/16 - the exterior painting of Bonney Theatre, Barmera Soldiers Memorial Hall and the facade of the Barmera Library 10 November 2016

The tender has been released for the exterior painting of Bonney Theatre, Barmera Soldiers Memorial Hall and the façade of the Barmera Library. Tender documents can be collected from the Council's principal office 19 Wilson Street Berri or SA Tender website.

November is Asbestos Awareness Month 10 November 2016

If you are thinking about renovating, you must be aware of asbestos. It is important for home owners and renovators to be aware of how to safely manage asbestos in and around the home.

Dementia Friendly Community Action Plan Launched 1 November 2016

Dementia is a National Health Priority with a significant increase in the number of people living with the disease projected over the next two decades and no immediate expectation of a breakthrough in science providing a cure. Council has recognised that in collaboration with both State and Federal Governments, Local Government has a meaningful role in addressing the needs of people living in the community with Dementia and their families and carers. The action plan outlines a number of activities that Council can assist with in supporting those impacted by the affects of Dementia.

Public Consultation - Review of Elector Representation 20 October 2016

Council is undertaking a review to determine whether a change of arrangements are required in respect to elector representation so as to ensure that the electors of the area being adequately and fairly represented.

Mosquito fact sheet released 7 October 2016

With the recent extreme weather and warm weather to come, the region is beginning to experience localised mosquito breeding and associated nuisance biting problems. Council has a mosquito control program in place, however it is important you do what you can to protect yourself and your family from mosquito bites.

Illegal Parking 11 July 2016

Did you know that it is illegal to park or stop on footpaths, dividing paths and nature strips? During the month of July, Council will be undertaking a targeted campaign addressing the issue of illegal parking within our region.

Dog and Cat Management Bill passed 7 July 2016

On 7 July 2016 State Parliament passed new laws relating to ownership of cats and dogs. It is important to know that the changes do not come into force immediately. Council is awaiting the Government to release draft Regulations which will be subject to Public Consultation later in 2016. In the meantime please refer to the link below for more information:

Riverland Regional Innovation and Sports Precinct 6 July 2016

Media Release - The Council has unanimously voted for the Riverland Regional Innovation and Sports Precinct project to go ahead within the 2016/2017 budget.

Management of Animals During An Emergency 20 May 2016

The SA Government is examining the management of animals during emergencies and are asking for the public to participate in the project by completing an online survey.

Beyond Blue - Suicide Safety Planning App 4 May 2016

Beyond Blue have developed an app that can help those who are having suicidal thoughts. To find out how it works follow the link below.

Dob in a Dealer 28 April 2016

Dob in a Dealer is a National initiative developed by Crime Stoppers and funded by the Federal Government to encourage the community to identify makers and dealers of illicit .

Ella Winnall - SA Emerging Leader of the Year 19 April 2016

Congratulation to Ella Winnall, Council's Community Services Co-ordinator, who was announced as the recipient of the SA Emerging Leader of the Year Award at the Local Government Professional Australia, SA Leadership Excellence Gala Awards Dinner on Friday 15 April.

RV Friendly Town™ - Berri 19 February 2016

The Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia (CMCA) together with the Berri Barmera Council are pleased to officially declare Berri as an RV Friendly Town™.

Murray Cod Fingerlings 17 February 2016

Yesterday, thousands of Murray Cod fingerlings were released into the River Murray at Kingston on Murray, in a bid to boost the fish species. One of the largest native freshwater fish in Australia, the Murray Cod's population has been seriously depleted due to environmental degradation and past over-fishing of the waterway. This stock enhancement trial is an important step in ensuring that there is a healthy population and sustainable recreational fishery. The Murray Cod Stock Enhancement Project is led by PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture, with a working group of representatives from SARDI Aquatic Sciences, the Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources, RecFish SA and industry experts.

South Australian Young Citizen of the Year 15 January 2016

Congratulations to Eboni Frankel our Young Citizen of the Year, who has also been awarded the honour of joint winner for South Australian Young Citizen of the Year.

Nancy Murdock – Berri Barmera Council Citizen of the Year 16 December 2015

Berri Barmera Council has announced their 2016 Australia Day Award recipients for the Berri Barmera Council area.

Media Release - Funding for the Riverland Regional Innovation and Sports Precinct 6 July 2016

National Stronger Regions Fund delivers $3.5 million for the Riverland Regional Innovation and Sports Precinct, a capital works project which will provide facilities aimed at providing a future for the Riverland.

Glassey Park - Road Closure 3 December 2015

With the works on the new bowling greens at Glassey Park nearing completion, there will be some temporary road closures in the next three weeks to complete the carpark, paths and inner access roads.

Barmera Wins Best Medium Town 2015 KESAB Sustainable Communities Awards 16 November 2015

Berri Barmera Council is pleased to announce that Barmera has taken out the Best Medium Town at the 2015 KESAB Sustainable Communities Awards ceremony held in Adelaide on Friday 13th November. (Joint winner with Ardrossan).
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