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Christmas Message from the Mayor Moira Jenkins

Wishing you all a safe and happy festive season

As another year draws to a close and Christmas cheer takes over Victor Harbor, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a safe and happy festive season.

Christmas time is a special time of year. It’s a time to be with family and friends, give thanks to all the things we are grateful for and draw a breath after a busy year.

It is also a time to reflect on the year gone by. 2018 has been another great year for Victor Harbor with our city continuing to grow and develop. Every single member of our community plays a valuable role in making Victor Harbor the amazing place it is – from our volunteers to our business owners, seniors, students and families. I thank each of you very much for your contribution to our city.

It has also been a year of significant change at council. We welcomed a new CEO in January and then a new team of elected members at the November council elections.

The year ahead is an opportunity for a fresh start. As your Mayor, and as a council, we make a commitment to seek your views, listen to you and work together with you to make Victor Harbor even better. Our aim as a new council is to be more accessible to our community, and more visible, working with you and listening to your views. We want to know more about your hopes for Victor Harbor and the things that are important to you.

I truly believe Victor Harbor is a special place that is rich with opportunity and on a path toward a bright future. As a council we are excited about what lies ahead, and we look forward to working together with you, for Victor Harbor.

If you are travelling over the holiday period, please take extra care on the roads and come home safely. For those staying in Victor Harbor, don’t miss the opportunity to bring in the New Year at Council’s action-packed celebration on Warland Reserve.

On behalf of the Elected Members, Senior Management and Staff at the City of Victor Harbor, I wish you a very Merry Christmas, happy New Year and all the best for a fabulous 2019.

Your Library, Your Say

We want to hear what you think of our library services

Council is reviewing its library services and wants to hear your views.

We want to know more about what you most value about our library, the services you use, suggestions about things that can be done better, and ideas for new initiatives and services.

Over the years community libraries have become so much more than a place to borrow books and magazines. They have become important community hubs, particularly in regional areas like Victor Harbor.

The review is an opportunity for us to look at our library services so we can respond to the needs of our community and provide value for money to our ratepayers.

Even if you don’t use the library, we would love to hear from you to understand why.

To find out more about how you can share your feedback, visit us online at or collect a consultation kit from the council office and library at 1 Bay Road, Victor Harbor.

Have your say before 5pm on 1 February 2019.

Kerbside Collection over Christmas and New Year

Find out if the changes will affect you

If you live in the Victor Harbor township and your regular kerbside collection falls on a Tuesday or a Wednesday, please be aware of a change to the collection schedule over the Christmas period.

During the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s Day your kerbside waste collection will occur one day later than normal.

So if your normal pick up is on Tuesday, it will occur on Wednesday. And if your normal pick up is on a Wednesday, it will occur on Thursday for these two weeks only.

Rural Victor Harbor residents with a regular Monday collection are not affected by these changes, and bins will be collected as normal.

The best way to make sure you have your bins out on the right day is to use the Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority’s handy search function

Licence Plate Recognition Trial

New way of monitoring parking time limits

Council is trialing the use of Licence Plate Recognition (LPR) technology to help better manage the use of car parking spaces within Victor Harbor’s Town Centre. The trial will also include monitoring and enforcement of time limits in the Victor Central Shopping Centre car park from 1 January, at the request of Centre Management.

LPR technology replaces the traditional ‘chalking’ of parked vehicles undertaken by council inspectors to monitor parking time limits. So how does it work? A patrol vehicle drives down a street with restricted parking (or through a car park), and LPR technology photographs the number plates of all parked vehicles.

The system records the time, date and location of the parked vehicle. When the patrol vehicle re-visits the street, and a reading matches one from a previous patrol, the technology alerts the parking officers that the vehicle has been in the parking space for longer than the permitted time and an infringement is issued (as it normally would be).

The trial aims to provide more efficient, cost effective and consistent management of parking spaces. It will run until the end of May 2019 when council will evaluate its success and consider future steps.

Visit for more information about the trial.

2018 Victor Harbor Business Survey

Complete the survey before 12 noon on 21 December 2018

Local businesses are encouraged to take part in the annual Victor Harbor Business Survey.

The survey is a collaboration between the City of Victor Harbor and Business Victor Harbor, and seeks to provide a clearer understanding of the challenges and opportunities that face our business community.

Your responses will help Council and Business Victor Harbor tailor their support services for local businesses. There is also a specific question that asks businesses to outline their vision for economic development within the City of Victor Harbor and what needs to be in place to bring this vision to fruition. These responses will assist council in the development of its Economic Development Strategy.

Businesses who complete the survey will go in the draw to win an iPad mini sponsored by Business Victor Harbor.

Visit to complete the survey before 12 noon on Friday, 21 December 2018.

Your chance to be involved in the Horse Tram’s future

Don't miss your chance to be involved in shaping the Horse Tram's future

The Victor Harbor Horse Tram Authority (the Authority) was established in October 2018 to oversee the operations, business development and marketing of the Victor Harbor Horse Tram service.

The Authority is currently advertising for a General Manager and four independent Board Members.

These positions provide an exciting opportunity for suitably qualified individuals to play a key role in shaping the future of this iconic tourist attraction.

More information about the positions and how to apply is available from the Victor Harbor Horse Drawn Tram website.

Applications close at 5pm on Friday, 4 January 2019.

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Victor Harbor

Rivergum Homes New Year's Eve Celebrations

Locals and visitors are invited to join us on Warland Reserve in Victor Harbor for the Rivergum Homes New Year’s Eve Celebrations.

Festivities kick off at 7.30pm and include live performances by children’s performers Emma and Dorothy and Adelaide party band LUSH. There will also be amusement rides, free face painting, a free petting zoo and free bubble fun.

There will be an early fireworks display at 9.45pm sponsored by Girdlers Family Amusements, and then a midnight fireworks spectacular to bring in the New Year.

Find out more about the Rivergum Homes New Year’s Eve Celebrations.

Next Council Meeting

The City of Victor Harbor’s next ordinary council meeting will be held on Monday, 17 December 2018 from 5.30pm in the Council Chambers at 1 Bay Road, Victor Harbor.

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