The Adelaide Fringe Festival is coming to Yorke Peninsula with a spectacular line up of entertainment.
Find out more and book HERE
The Adelaide Fringe Festival is coming to Yorke Peninsula with a spectacular line up of entertainment.
Find out more and book HERE
Works forming part of Stage One of the North Coast Road Upgrade, which will see the first 1.82 km of the unsealed section of North Coast Road, starting from Point Turton, sealed, will commence on Monday 30 January 2023.
The works, which are being undertaken by Downer, will include:
The works are anticipated to be completed between April 2023 and May 2023, weather permitting.
The North Coast Road Upgrade – Stage One has received funding through the Special Local Roads Program.
Council invites the community to come together to reflect, respect and celebrate Australia Day in 2023.
The event will be held at the Maitland Town Hall from 2pm starting with a Citizenship Ceremony followed by the presentation of the Australia Day awards.
With an anticipated large grain harvest in most parts of South Australia, motorists are reminded to be aware of the thousands of additional heavy vehicles on the road over the coming months.
Grain Producers SA Chief Executive Officer Brad Perry said many of the extra heavy vehicles will be on country roads during harvest.
“The prospect of high grain production volumes throughout South Australia means more heavy vehicle traffic on our country roads, so road safety must be at the forefront,” said Mr Perry.
“Motorists are urged to be patient and exercise caution when interacting with the thousands of extra heavy vehicles on the road over harvest.”
Mr Perry said the wet conditions also provide additional challenges for all motorists to be aware of during harvest.
“In many areas on-farm the ground is sodden, so for the grain producers and carriers it’s important to have a level access point at paddock entry or loading for heavy vehicle accessibility and safety in all weather conditions,” said Mr Perry.
“With such a wet start, harvest in South Australia will continue throughout the festive holiday season, so for those travelling during this period it’s important to plan your trips ahead, drive to the conditions and ensure it is completely safe before overtaking trucks and large agricultural vehicles.
“For heavy vehicle operators, this is also a timely reminder to make sure heavy vehicles are correctly registered or permitted and are properly checked before use.
“Whether it’s a farm-owned heavy vehicle or grain producers using contractors to cart grain, the message from us is clear: take your time to ensure you’ve considered any risks and put appropriate steps in place to make your harvest operations safe.”
Yorke Peninsula Council Mayor Darren Braund said it is important to share the road appropriately this harvest season.
“The busy holiday period also coincides with harvest so it’s important for everyone to be aware of their surroundings and drive to the conditions,” Mr Braund said.
“We all want to get to our destination safely these holidays so please respectful to all road users.”
Some tips from the South Australian Department for Infrastructure and Transport (DIT) for sharing the road with heavy vehicles include:
YP Leisure Options (YPLO) is a community service provided by Council staff and volunteers, providing services to people with a disability and the elderly.
This video demonstrates how YPLO’s Wood Shed provides a safe environment and guidance to apply safe operating procedures, ensuring council is a safe, inclusive and accessible work environment for all.
2022 Council Election nominations have now been verified by the Electoral Commission of SA and publicly released.
You can find out more about voting HERE
Timeless cultural burning practices returned to Narungga recently with low-intensity burns at sites on Yorke Peninsula.
The Northern and Yorke Landscape Board is collaborating with First Nations people, Firesticks Alliance Indigenous Corporation and National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) to undertake cultural burning on Country, with funding from WWF-Australia’s Regenerate Australia program.
The Board engaged Tagalaka man and Firesticks’ Lead Fire Practitioner Victor Steffensen, who holds fire workshops across Australia, to share his knowledge with First Nations people.
Also known as fire-stick farming, cultural burning is a complex practice based on low intensity, cool burns with low flame height, that destroy weeds and promote native vegetation regrowth, particularly grasses.
It is a return to the traditional practices of Aboriginal communities that used fire as one of their tools to manage the land.
Narungga man Cyril Kartinyeri welcomed the return to cultural burning on Yorke Peninsula.
“We are excited to share our knowledge with the wider community about how we care for Country,” he said.
The cultural burns are the result of several months of planning, which began last year with Mr Steffensen joining Narungga representatives in visiting potential sites between Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park and Ardrossan.
The Northern and Yorke Landscape Board held a workshop in Clare with attendees from the Department for Environment and Water (DEW), Country Fire Service, Metropolitan Fire Service, local government, the Native Vegetation Council and First Nations people, who have all played a part in the project’s planning and delivery.
The project culminated with burns led by Mr Steffensen with the involvement of about 20 First Nations people.
The burns were held at Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park, on private land near Warooka and at a grasslands site in Ardrossan.
Northern and Yorke Landscape Board Aboriginal Partnerships Officer Matthew Turner said it was an exciting opportunity for the region, as cultural burning has become rare in southern Australia since colonisation.
“Through this project we hope to build capacity in First Nations communities to continue to conduct cultural burning and help prevent large-scale wildfires in the future,” he said.
“The use of fire in the landscape has incredibly important cultural outcomes for Traditional Owners, and is also intended to eventually complement DEW’s prescribed burning program.”
This cultural burning project is part of Marna Banggara, an ambitious project to restore lost species to the landscape.
The Coastal Management Strategy is to provide community-supported directions and actions for coastal open space (either owned by or under the care, control and management of Council), providing guidance on the most appropriate ways to enhance opportunities for coastal access and recreation, in balance with landscape and biodiversity protection.
Read the strategy
A copy of the Strategy is available here:
– Draft Coastal Management Strategy Introduction
– Draft Coastal Management Strategy Port Clinton – Price – Tiddy Widdy Beach
– Draft Coastal Management Strategy Ardrossan – Parara – James Well
– Draft Coastal Management Strategy Pine Point – Black Point – Port Julia
– Draft Coastal Management Strategy Sheoak Flat – Devil Gully and Freshwater Well – Port Vincent
– Draft Coastal Management Strategy Stansbury – Wool Bay
Have your say
A public information session will be held on Monday 29th November, 2021 at the Ardrossan Town Hall (Main Hall), commencing at 5.30pm. All are welcome, however RSVPs are required, to allow adherence to COVID safety requirements. If no RSVPs are received, the meeting will not go ahead. RSVPs can be provided by telephoning 8832 0000 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business on Friday 26th November, 2021.
Council welcomes comments about this new Strategy. Interested persons are invited to make written submissions to:
Coastal Management Strategy Consultation
Yorke Peninsula Council
PO Box 57
MAITLAND SA 5573
via email to email@example.com
Submissions close 5.00pm Thursday 2nd December, 2021.
UPDATE – The survey has now closed, but you can still attend one of our Community Design Workshops! Each workshop will run for 45 minutes, and they’ll be held at the Maitland Information Centre from 10am to 7pm on Friday, December 10. Register by visiting www.eventbrite.com.au and searching for Robert Street, Maitland – Concept Design Community Workshops.
We want to hear from you about Robert Street, Maitland.
What makes it great? What could be improved?
WAX Design, in association with the Yorke Peninsula Council, is running community consultation to understand what opportunities exist to enhance Maitland’s town centre in the future.
We would appreciate hearing from you and receiving feedback from the people who live, work and visit Maitland.
To gain an understanding of the street, a community survey has been released. To access the survey, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/robertstreetmaitland.
The survey closes Thursday, November 18.
A Special Council meeting will be held on Wednesday 23rd June 2021 at 5:30 pm at Council Chambers, 57 Main Street, Minlaton.
As part of National Volunteer Week, Mayor Darren Braund invites all volunteers to morning tea to recognize and thank you for your dedication and hard work as volunteers in the Yorke Peninsula Council area.
Wednesday 19 May at 10:30 am at the Minlaton Town Hall. Please RSVP for catering purposes on 8832 0000 or firstname.lastname@example.org by 11 may 2021.
Every year the CFS asks that you have written and practiced a Bushfire Survival Plan for you and your family. Often the hardest part is putting pen to paper. This Bushfire Survival Plan Workshop aims to help you fix that issue.
By the end of this session you will have written your own plan for you to take home to discuss with your loved ones.
12 September 2020
2:00pm – 5:00 pm
Price Community Clubrooms, Parnell Terrace, Price
RSVP By: 10th September 2020
For further information and to RSVP, please contact:
Adrian Parente (Community Engagement) on 0457 102 255 or email@example.com
The Councils of Barunga West, Copper Coast and Yorke Peninsula are collaborating on the creation of a regional Disability Access and Inclusion Plan.
The purpose of the Disability Access and Inclusion Plan is to ensure people with disability are included in our community, have access to all information, services and facilities provided by Council. This includes:
The Councils are committed to ensuring accessible and inclusive communities for everyone. As members of our regional community we are seeking your feedback to assist in the development of The Plan. Community surveys are available online at https://bit.ly/2ZcQGic and hard copies are available for collection or completion at all Council customer service counters.
Responses to the survey should be provided by 24 July 2020
The SA Drought Support Program has identified that increasing farm business resilience and aiding recovery allows businesses to better prepare for and withstand future climatic and financial challenges, creating positive long-term outcomes.
The SA Farm Business Management Program is designed to support farm businesses in drought affected areas to increase business acumen and skills, while also building business resilience.
Participants will undertake a strategic review of their business and develop a business plan specific to their needs and situation. The business plan will address business risk management, identify opportunities for improvement and guide on-farm implementation. This will ensure a smooth transition from drought into recovery and back to business as usual, or better.
Starting 13 July, the 12-month program involves one-on-one coaching and group online sessions for drought affected producers across South Australia. Access to resources and online tools underpin the process, as do quarterly follow up sessions, allowing participants to move towards achieving goals within the business.
Online topics include strategic planning, benchmarking, creating and using budgets, practical steps for business resilience and drought recovery, managing risks on farm, making robust decisions and succession and management transition. All are key issues that when addressed, underpin successful farming businesses.
This program is open to all drought affected producers from grain, livestock or mixed businesses across South Australia.
Interested parties are encouraged to register as soon as possible due to limited spaces.
For more information please call 1300 746 466 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In January and February, as part of the Yorke Peninsula Council’s new kerbside waste management contract, two new wheelie bins (one red-lidded waste bin and one yellow-lidded recycling bin) were delivered to all eligible properties within the Council area.
These new bins replaced the old bins at each property, which were meant to be surrendered to be collected and taken away to be recycled. It appears that some residents have continued to use their old bins despite communications.
The Yorke Peninsula Council has recently instructed SUEZ, its kerbside waste management contractor, to cease servicing all old bins; therefore, residents must ensure they are only using their new bins from now on, as any old bins placed out for collection will not be serviced.
If your property is eligible to receive the waste and recycling collection service (you can confirm this by checking to see whether or not you pay the service charge on your rates notice or via a tax invoice), but you have not received new bins please contact the Yorke Peninsula Council on 08 8832 0000 or email email@example.com.
A highly invasive prohibited weed, mistakenly sold as a plant at Ardrossan’s True Value Hardware during the past three months, must be urgently recovered to avoid an outbreak of this problem aquatic plant.
Salvinia, regarded as one of the worst weeds in Australia and rated a Weed of National Significance (WoNS), was misidentified as the native duckweed until it was recently reported to PIRSA Biosecurity. It had been growing in the local store’s indoor pond and some pieces of the plant were broken off and sold or given away to customers.
This free-floating fern is known to quickly form a thick mass of vegetation in streams and dams that could threaten the state’s primary industries and natural environments. In the right conditions, it can double in size in a couple of days and thrives in nutrient-rich aquatic environments such as agricultural run-off or sewage. Salvinia’s dense matting restricts stock access to watering sites and provides favourable conditions for disease-carrying insects, as well as affecting aquatic habitat for birds and fish.
For more information, visit: https://bit.ly/2UhfW4k
Photo caption: The highly invasive aquatic weed Salvinia has been unknowingly sold in Ardrossan’s True Value Hardware store during the past three months.
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