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What do you want to see in our new playground?

What do you want to see in the new playground?

The City of Victor Harbor is upgrading George T Fisher Playground.

Located on the foreshore adjacent Flinders Parade, the playground is best known for the heritage steam engine located next to it. 

To help develop the concept design, council is asking the community what they would like to see in the new nature playground.

Share your thoughts and ideas with us online or collect a hard copy feedback form from the Council Office at 1 Bay Road, Victor Harbor.

Alternatively, come along to the on-site consultation council is hosting on Sunday, 27 May 2018 between 11am to 1pm at George T Fisher Playground on Flinders Parade. Have a look at the different ideas we have for the playground, and tell us what you like and what you don't.

Have your say before 5pm on Friday, 1 June 2018.

It’s time to start thinking about council elections

Make a difference: Council elections 2018

Council elections are held every four years. The next election will take place in November 2018.

There are two ways you can make a difference through council elections – by nominating for a position on council or by voting for a candidate who represents your views.

Voting in council elections is open to a broader range of people than State and Federal elections. Even if you are not an Australian citizen, or not on the State Electoral Roll you can vote in a council election as long as you are above 18 years of age and have lived in the council area for more than one month.

You can also vote in a council election if you own a rateable property in the area, regardless of whether you live in it. Another important difference is that businesses and body-corporates can vote in council elections.

For more information about eligibility and to obtain a voter registration form for the supplementary roll go to or contact our Senior Rates Officer on (08) 8551 0500.

Key dates:

Roll close – 5pm on Friday, 10 August 2018
Nominations open – Tuesday, 4 September 2018
Nominations close – 12 noon on Tuesday, 18 September 2018
Mail out of voting materials – Monday, 22 October to Friday, 26 October 2018
Close of voting – 5pm on Friday, 9 November 2018

Have your say on the draft 2018/19 budget

Share your thoughts on the draft annual business plan and budget

The City of Victor Harbor has released its draft 2018/19 Annual Business Plan and Budget for community feedback.

The $34.7 million budget aims to balance community needs against cost of living pressures, while minimising rate increases.  Council is proposing a capital works program worth $7.4 million, and $27.3 million operating expenditure resulting in a deficit of just under $201,000.

Significant projects within the draft budget include the delivery of Stage 2 of the Mainstreet Precinct Master Plan which will transform the northern end of Ocean Street, upgrade of Victor Harbor’s premier playground at George T Fisher Reserve, Stage 3 of the Waitpinga Road reconstruction, and commencement of works for the Adelaide Road corridor footpath and crossing master plan.

The draft budget shows council rates increasing on average by 3.5% across all rating categories. For residential ratepayers this will mean an average increase of $67 compared to last year.

To find out more about what is proposed and to have your say visit or collect a hard copy information pack from the Civic Centre (1 Bay Road, Victor Harbor).

There is an opportunity to ask questions, get more information or make a verbal submission on the draft plan at a public information session on Thursday, 7 June 2018 from 6.30pm at the Civic Centre.

Don’t miss your chance to help shape Victor Harbor’s future, share your thoughts on the draft Annual Business Plan and Budget. All feedback must be received by 5pm on Tuesday, 12 June 2018.

Don’t miss our digital workshops for businesses

Get digital! Book your spot at one (or all) of our workshops today

Are you a local business owner wanting to reach more customers? The City of Victor Harbor is holding a series of digital workshops during May and June to help with this.

There are a number of sessions, including:

  • Digital marketing on a shoestring
  • Facebook for business: A beginners guide
  • Taking control of your online presence
  • Facebook for business: Get more bang from your posts

For more information including workshop dates and how to register visit

It’s whale time. Let’s celebrate!

Save the Date - Whale Time Playtime Festival

The first whale of the season has already been sighted in local waters, marking an early start to the 2018 whale watching season.

Join us in celebrating the beginning of the season at the Whale Time Playtime Festival on Sunday, 27 May 2018 from 10am until 4pm.

During the day there will be a performance and workshop by CirKidz, African Drumming Workshop by African Soul, dance performances and workshops, Nature Play Space, Sea Shepherd Steve Irwin exhibit guided tours, the Tram Barn Aquatic Disco, Bubble Show and Yard Party, Art Dome plus giant kites from the Adelaide Kite Flyers Association will be on display at the Causeway.

There will also be a bouncing castle, rock climbing, face painting and art workshops, all included in the ticket price, along with free entry to the SA Whale Centre and a two-for one ticket offer on the Horse Drawn Tram.

Bring the family and join in the celebrations of the 2018 whale watching season!

Find out more at   

Thank you volunteers

Thank you to all of the wonderful volunteers in our community

National Volunteer Week will be celebrated across Australia from 21-27 May. The City of Victor Harbor would like to extend its sincere thanks to the volunteers who continue to make an important contribution to our community.

Volunteers are involved in our community in many different ways, as members of groups and clubs, and at an individual level by helping neighbours and friends.

Council is also fortunate to have around 500 volunteers assisting with a number of programs, services and initiatives.

To all the volunteers in our community – thank you for making Victor Harbor a better place to live!

Next council meeting

The City of Victor Harbor’s next ordinary council meeting will be held on Monday, 28 May 2018 from 5.30pm in the Council Chambers at 1 Bay Road, Victor Harbor.

Ordinary and special council meetings are livestreamed via

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