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2017 Mayor’s Short Story Challenge

2017 Mayors' Short Story Winners

The talents of young writers across the region were put on show during the 2017 Mayors’ Short Story Challenge which runs across the City of Victor Harbor, Alexandrina Council and District Council of Yankalilla.

More than 275 students within the City of Victor Harbor council area entered the competition; wowing the judges with their creative stories.

City of Victor Harbor category winners:

  • Riley Barrett of Victor Harbor R-7 School (Reception to Year 2)
  • Takaya Norris of Victor Harbor R-7 School (Year 3 to Year 4)
  • Brigitte Zorkovic of Investigator College, Victor Harbor Campus (Year 5 to Year 7)
  • William Taylor of Investigator College, Victor Harbor Campus (Year 8 to Year 10)

Congratulations of the City of Victor Harbor’s overall winner Brigitte Zorkovic who won $1000 for her school with her story ‘The Ant Who Lifted The Watermelon’.

Mayor Philp praised the students’ entries and said he was impressed with the calibre of stories.

The Mayor also thanked the principals, teacher-librarians, teachers and student service officers who encouraged their students to enter and showcase their talents.

Find out more about the City of Victor Harbor finalists and view their entries.

We’re on Facebook!

We are on Facebook

We are excited to introduce you to the City of Victor Harbor Facebook page.

This page will be another tool that Council will use to keep you up to date with latest council news, as well as provide information about council programs, initiatives and projects.

Please give us a like and keep in touch.

Have your say: Victor Harbor Archery Club lease

Have your say on the archery club lease

The City of Victor Harbor is seeking the community’s feedback on the draft lease for the Victor Harbor Archery Club to occupy the land at the Back Valley Recreation Reserve located at 111 Inman Valley Road, Back Valley.

The Archery Club have occupied this site since 2013 under a four year lease. The draft lease that council is currently seeking your feedback on allows the club to secure a term of seven (7) years with two options of renewal for seven (7) years plus seven (7) years.

View the draft Victor Harbor Archery Club lease and provide your feedback online at or collect hard copy information from the Council Office (1 Bay Road, Victor Harbor).

The public consultation period will close at 5pm on 29 September 2017.

Apply now: Recreation and Sport Small Grants Program

Apply now for recreation and sports small grants

The community is now invited to make applications for the City of Victor Harbor’s Recreation and Sport Small Grants program.

The program aims to assist groups make a positive contribution to recreation and sport in our district.

Grants will not normally be greater than $1000 ($400 for individuals). However, each year one project may be funded for an amount which exceeds these limits.

View the program guides and application form, and submit your application by Friday, 20 October 2017.

Questions can be directed to Council’s Manager, Environment and Recreation by calling (08) 8551 0500.

Erosion repair works at underway at the Causeway

Causeway erosion repairs

Council has started works to repair the erosion damage on the foreshore near the Causeway.

A concrete block wall will be installed at the site, similar to what occurred adjacent King Street on The Esplanade which has proven to be successful.

Council expects the works to be complete towards the end of September, weather permitting.

Please note that the boat ramp will be closed while the works are being undertaken.

This project is part funded by the Coastal Protection Board with technical support from the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources.

Community reps on council committees

Thank you to everyone who nominated for a committee

Thank you to everyone who nominated to serve on the City of Victor Harbor’s Section 41 Committees.

At its August meeting, Council appointed community representatives to its Economic Development and Tourism Committee, Disability Access Advisory Committee, Recreation and Sport Committee, Boating Advisory Committee, and Heritage Advisory Committee. View the appointments here.

The committees are made up of both elected members and community representatives, and are a valuable resource for the council to draw on to support its decision making.

The limited number of positions on the committees did mean that some community members missed out. However, the Council reinforced that there are still opportunities for people to play a part in local decision making with opportunities to get involved through deputations, representations and presentations to council committees.

Count down to the Victor Harbor Rock N Roll Festival…

Don't miss the 2017 Rock N Roll Festival

Rock N Roll is set to take over Victor Harbor on 16 and 17 September.

The annual Victor Harbor Rock N Roll Festival is a free community event held in Victor Harbor’s town centre. The festival celebrates all things rock and roll.

A jam packed program of rock n roll, rockabilly, 50’s and 60’s bands will play over two stages in the town centre. Plus, an impressive display of over 300 classic cars and hot rods will fill the Mainstreet Precinct and area around Warland Reserve.

If you are looking for a great day out, the festival is a must! Find out more at

Celebrate the anniversary of the Civic Centre and Library

Celebrating 10 years of the Civic Centre

You are invited to join us for a morning tea to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the City of Victor Harbor Civic Centre and Library.

The morning tea will be held on Wednesday, 13 September 2017 from 10am until 11am in the library.

At the celebration, the Friends of the Victor Harbor Library will launch a competition inviting submissions for a new logo for the group.

Find out more at

New tourism website launched

Check out Victor Harbor's new tourism website at

Victor Harbor’s new tourism website was launched in August.

Council invested in enhancing the online visitor space to capitalise on how visitors are increasingly relying on the internet to inform their holiday choices. The refreshed website will also provide the Visitor Information Centre team with a great ability to update and keep content current, particularly around events and festivals.

Community groups and event organisers are encouraged to use the website to promote their events, no matter how big or small.

Locals and visitors can use the site as the go to source for what’s on in Victor Harbor.

Victor Harbor attracts 1.18 million visitors per annum, which contributing $155 million to the local economy. The improved online presence is expected to assist Victor Harbor to continue to grow its visitor base.

Visit to explore the new website.

Next Council meeting

The City of Victor Harbor’s next ordinary council meeting will be held on Monday, 25 September 2017 from 5.30pm in the Council Chambers (1 Bay Road, Victor Harbor).

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