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Victor Harbor Mainstreet Precinct Upgrade

Transforming our Mainstreet Precinct

Construction works for Stage Two of the Victor Harbor Mainstreet Precinct Upgrade will commence in May.

Stage Two extends along Ocean Street from the Torrens Street entrance to just before the Coral Street intersection. Stage Two works involve new paving, feature lighting, garden beds, street furniture, landscaping, public art and drainage.

The works will be delivered by experienced South Australian company, Outside Ideas, who since completing Stage One of this upgrade have delivered a number of high profile streetscape projects.

The Victor Harbor Mainstreet Precinct will be open for business during the works period with pedestrian access maintained at all times.

In addition to delivering Stage Two works over the next few months, Council is also working to finalise the design of Stage Three which will see the transformation of the eastern side of Coral Street right down to the foreshore.

For more information about Stage Two construction works or the design of Stage 3 visit us online at or view the displays in the Council Office at 1 Bay Road.

Have Your Say – Railway Terrace Precinct

Have Your Say - Railway Terrace Precinct

Council is seeking your views on a plan to upgrade the Railway Terrace Precinct.

The upgrade is a part of a strategic plan that aims to see the development of the town's railway corridor.

Victor Harbor has a rich railway history, and the upgrade aims to celebrate this at the same time as providing a much needed new stormwater management system in the area and revitalisation of this key public space. Design elements within the proposed plan include an adaptable space for community events, new street furniture, lighting, public art, heritage features, landscaping, car parking, traffic management and safety improvements for both pedestrians and cyclists.

View the proposed plan online at and tell us what you think by 5pm on Friday, 26 April 2019.

The Railway Terrace Precinct concept development has been jointly funded by the City of Victor Harbor and the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board.

Grant Programs Open for Application

Council Grant Programs Open for Application

The following City of Victor Harbor grant programs are now open for applications.

Community Grants – close at 5pm on Tuesday, 30 April 2019
Grants are available to assist community groups and organisations in the planning, coordination and provision of community services to help improve the quality of life, independence and well-being of people within the Victor Harbor community.

Arts and Culture Grants – close at 5pm on Tuesday, 30 April 2019
This program specifically seeks to assist with the cost of public presentation, arts development activities, and professional development for Victor Harbor artists.

Find out more about how to apply for these grants online at or collect application forms and guidelines from the council office at 1 Bay Road, Victor Harbor.

Have Your Say – Draft Tree Management Policy

Have Your Say - Tree Management Strategy

Council is updating the Tree Management Strategy and is seeking public comment on the Draft Strategy.   

The Tree Management Strategy provides strategic direction for the short and long term management of the City of Victor Harbor’s trees in public places. The Strategy gives guidance for planning, planting, maintenance and, if necessary, the removal of trees (and vegetation) on Council owned and managed land and roads, within the scope of relevant legislation.

To help us, we are asking the community to comment on the draft strategy to ensure the document reflects the communities’ needs and values.

You can contribute to the development of the new plan by sharing your views online at or by viewing a hard copy of the Strategy at the City of Victor Harbor Civic Centre (1 Bay Road, Victor Harbor).

All feedback must be provided before 5pm on Thursday, 18 April 2019.

Have Your Say – John Simmons Park

Have Your Say - John Simmons Park

Council is seeking the community’s feedback relating to the use of John Simmons Park which is located on Clifton Way, Encounter Bay.

Council is looking into concerns relating to illegal parking, antisocial behaviour and jetty jumping. To help us address these concerns and achieve an outcome that suits both local residents and the wider community, we are seeking your views on the concerns and possible options to address them.

To have your say, visit and complete our survey. Alternatively, collect a hard copy survey from the Council Office at 1 Bay Road, Victor Harbor.

The consultation period will close at 5pm on Monday, 6 May 2019.

Fortnightly Kerbside Waste Collection

Fortnightly kerbside collection starts 1 July

A fortnightly kerbside waste collection schedule is set to be introduced in the City of Victor Harbor from 1 July 2019.

The new collection schedule will see general waste, recycling and green organics (where applicable) collected on a fortnightly basis. It aims to increase the rate of recycling and resource recovery and to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfill.

There will be a number of initiatives introduced to support the community transition to the new system including a 50% subsidy for composting equipment from 1 May 2019.

There will also be exceptional circumstance provisions for permanent households that have more than five members, children in nappies or produce waste as a result of a medical condition. Residents who meet the criteria can apply for an additional 140 litre general waste bin and collection service for no extra cost. Small businesses and holiday rental properties can purchase additional bins up to a limit of two per waste stream and pay additional collections fees.

The new system also includes a six week period during December and January where general waste will be collected on a weekly basis.

Visit to find out more.

Future Jobs Expo – 15 May 2019

Future Jobs Expo - 15 May

In five years' time, where will the local jobs be?

Come along to this informative information session on Wednesday, 15 May 2019 from 6.45pm at McCracken Conference Centre to find out about apprenticeships and traineeships and related careers of the future in the Fleurieu and surrounding regions.

Hear from local employers and the Department for Industry and Skills. Participants also have the opportunity to speak to a number of local organisations including VET in schools, Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Providers, employment service providers and training providers.

This event is suitable for parents, young people and businesses.

RSVP your attendance through Eventbrite at

Organisations and local businesses are invited to have an exhibit at the event. To register your interest contact Chris Houltby, Careers Pathway Manager on 0488 584 029 or

Next Council Meeting

The City of Victor Harbor’s next ordinary council meeting will be held on Monday, 29 April 2019 from 5.30pm in the Council Chambers at 1 Bay Road, Victor Harbor.

Interested in what happens at the meeting? You can tune in to our livestream via from 5.30pm and watch the meeting from your lounge room.

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