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Don’t miss our Community Forum

Community Forum - 14 Feburary 2018 from 6.30pm

Come along to the City of Victor Harbor’s Community Forum on Wednesday, 14 February 2018.

The forum is a chance for residents and ratepayers to put forward ideas, ask questions of their elected representatives, and voice opinions on issues relating to the council area. It is also an opportunity for the community to meet the council’s new Chief Executive Officer, Victoria MacKirdy, who commenced with the City of Victor Harbor on 15 January.

If you can’t make the forum, there are other ways you can get involved in local decision making. At any time you can contact an elected member, talk to council staff or write to us.

The Community Forum will be held in the City of Victor Harbor council chambers (1 Bay Road, Victor Harbor) from 6.30pm, and will be facilitated by Member for Finniss, Michael Pengilly MP.

Volunteer Week grants program now open for applications

Apply for a Volunteer Week Small Grant today!

Our community is filled with many volunteers who give up their time to help make Victor Harbor a better place. These people do amazing work, and are vital to the running of many groups, programs and organisations.

The City of Victor Harbor’s Volunteer Week Small Grants Program assists groups, organisations and committee’s to recognise the extraordinary efforts of their volunteers. The grants can be used to fund ‘thank you’ celebrations including morning tea or lunch events, or even a small gift or certificate of recognition.

Visit for further details about the grants program.

Applications close at 5pm on Friday, 2 March 2018.

What do you think about our Arts and Culture Centre proposal?

Do you want to see an arts and culture centre in Victor Harbor?

There is still time to provide council with your feedback on the Coral Street Arts and Culture Centre proposal.

The concept involves the redevelopment of the State heritage listed Town Hall and Old Library buildings on Coral Street in Victor Harbor’s Mainstreet Precinct. The proposal would see the arts and culture centre include a 275 seat capacity hall with orchestra pit, dressing room, loading dock, stage life and storage. There would also be a gallery and gallery workshop which can accommodate 60 people in conference format and up to 200 people in cocktail format, as well as a workshop space, lobby area which can be used for functions and a kitchen / bar for catering and beverage service.

Preliminary cost estimates suggest the redevelopment will cost around $5 million. Subject to the results of the consultation, if the project goes ahead council intends to seek Federal and State grant funding to assist with the cost of the development.

Visit to find out more about the proposal and provide your feedback.

Have your say before 5pm on Friday, 16 February 2018.

Thank you for your feedback

Thank you for your feedback

Thank you to everyone who took the time to provide council with their feedback on the draft Adelaide Road Footpath and Crossing Master Plan.

The plan outlined new and proposed pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure on Adelaide Road (a State Government road under the care of the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure) and some surrounding council roads. The aim of the master plan is to provide better connectivity to shops, schools, businesses and homes along Adelaide Road and its surrounds, and make it safer for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.

A report on the consultation results was provided to council for consideration at its January meeting. The consultation showed that the community would prefer to see a pedestrian actuated crossing or underpass on Adelaide Road to the ALDI development, and the Council will ask that the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure consider the placement of either of these options.

Additionally, the council will commence design work on the footpaths and shared paths outlined on the plan, and a budget bid will be put forward to council to see the implementation of works next financial year (2018/19).

Rural weed control program

Are weeds impacting your farm?

Rural landholders are invited to attend an ‘on-farm’ session which focuses on tackling weeds, specifically Gorse.

Local farmer, John Oldfield, will demonstrate his approach to tackling Gorse on a large scale, plus there will be updates from both the NRM and City of Victor Harbor on their weed management initiatives.

The free event, described as a farm ‘walk and talk’, will be held on Monday, 26 February 2018 from 9am until 1pm at 840 Springmount Road, Hindmarsh Tiers.

A light lunch will be provided and registration is essential for catering purposes.

Register your attendance online or by calling Jeff Edwards on 0437 652 674.

Victor Harbor is ‘best dressed’

Victor Harbor is 'best dressed' for Stage 3 of the Santos Tour Down Under

Victor Harbor was named the daily winner for the Santos Best Dressed Town competition for Stage 3 of the Santos Tour Down Under.

The town was full of colour as the internationally acclaimed cycling race rolled into town on 18 January. Kangaroos on bikes lined key roundabouts along the race route, while trees around Victor Harbor were decorated with yellow, orange and blue bows.

The decorations were put up by volunteers, local businesses and council staff. Council would particularly like to thank the Rotary Club of Encounter Bay for putting out the Kangaroos at the roundabouts, Southern Relay for Life for putting up the bows along the race route, Victor Harbor Mainstreet Precinct Committee for decorating the Main Street and the Encounter Centre, Encounter Lutheran College, Spinners and Weavers, CWA Victor Harbor, Victor Harbor Cycle and Skate, and the Victor Harbor City Band for creating their own decorations around town.

Images of Victor Harbor are broadcast around the world during the Santos Tour Down Under, and the town certainly looked its best!

Next council meeting

The City of Victor Harbor’s next ordinary council meeting will be held on Monday, 26 February 2018 from 5.30pm in the Council Chambers at 1 Bay Road, Victor Harbor.

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