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Welcome to Barunga West

Welcome to Barunga West

"A welcoming, supportive, growing community with a sustainable lifestyle and environment."

This is the vision that the community of the District Council of Barunga West are very proud to communicate and aspire to.

The District Council of Barunga West is located in the northern parts of Yorke Peninsula. The geographical area is 1590.4 km2, with a population of 2,456.

The major townships in the area are Port Broughton, Bute and Fisherman’s Bay, along with settlement areas of Alford, Kulpara, Melton, Mundoora and Tickera.

As a Council we are committed to ensuring that our residents and our visitors have a range of facilities and services available to them.

We are very proud of what our region has to offer and the strong sense of community felt throughout the district.

We hope you find our new website helpful and user friendly.

If there are ways that you think this website can be improved, please speak to one of your Elected Members or email us at barunga@barungawest.sa.gov.au


To see a detailed map of Pt Broughton please click below

Pt Broughton Map(506 kb)


Latest News

Planning Ahead- Take control of your future today

17 August 2016
Planning ahead is about taking control of your future. It means that your choices will be known and acted on if you cannot express them yourself at some time in the future. This may happen if you have a sudden accident, become very ill or develop a condition that affects your memory and your planning ability. Thinking about your future and making your wishes known in advance can help reduce family stress and conflict during times of crisis. Various legal tools are available; *advance care directives *enduring power of attorney *wills *registration for organ and tissue donation visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/planning ahead for further information

Community Grants 2016/17 Opening August 15th

3 August 2016
The District Council of Barunga West is pleased to advise that its 2016/17 round of Community Grants will open on Monday August 15th. The Council has allocated $30,000 in 2016/17 for the purposes of Community Grants. We are now inviting applications from any group in the Council area for grant funding to a maximum of $5,000 for a specific project. Applications will close at 5pm on Friday September 30th 2016. All applications must be submitted on a prescribed form, which can be collected from the Council offices, or downloaded directly from Council’s website www.barungawest.sa.gov.au Following the close of applications, a panel will decide which projects receive funding. For more information please contact the Council on 8635 2107.


22 July 2016
7/09/2016 Kadina Kadina Town Hall 8/09/2016 Port Pirie Northern Festival Centre The Consultation and Response Agency (CARA) is encouraging all South Australians to attend state-wide engagement sessions on the nuclear fuel cycle throughout August, September and October.


24 June 2016
District Council of Barunga West proposes to apply to the Minister for Industrial Relations under Section 12 of the Shop Trading Hours Act 1977 for the abolition of the following Proclaimed Shopping Districts: • Port Broughton • Bute Those Proclaimed Shopping Districts encompass the following towns: • Port Broughton • Fisherman Bay • Bute This proposal, if accepted by the Minister, will remove regulation of shop trading hours in the relevant areas. The Council seeks the views of the following persons on this proposal: • Persons resident in the area of the Council; and • Shopkeepers and shop assistants resident outside the area of the Council, but employed or engaged in shops within it. Please direct any written submissions, or any queries, to District Council of Barunga West, PO Box 3 Port Broughton, 86352107 or email to barunga@barungawest.sa.gov.au , prior to Monday July 4th 2016. Please note any submissions received will be considered at a public meeting of the Council and may be forwarded to the Minister for Industrial Relations for his consideration.

DCBW Photo Competition

23 June 2016
DCBW are running a photo competition to find an outstanding photograph of local subject matter to use on the front cover of the 2015/16 Annual Report. Entries close 5pm Wednesday 31st August. Please email submissions including your name, contact details and a photo caption to barunga@barungawest.sa.gov.au with the subject heading Photo Competition. The winning submission will be featured on the front cover of the 2015/16 Annual Report and the photographer will receive a $100 prize from Council.

Stop Elder Abuse Campaign

17 June 2016
Around one in 20 older Australians experience some form of abuse from someone they trust, who is often a member of their own family. This abuse can be financial, emotional, physical and even sexual. Recognise the signs and put an end to Elder Abuse visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/stopelderabuse or phone the Elder Abuse Prevention Phone Line on 1800 372 310 for information and support.

Outdoor Dining Areas to be Smoke Free from July 1st 2016

7 June 2016
From 1 July 2016 Public outdoor dining areas are smoke-free. This means smoking is banned in outdoor dining areas at all times that food is being offered or provided. This includes, for example, outdoor dining areas at pubs, clubs, restaurants, cafes and at temporary events. An outdoor dining area is an unenclosed public area in which tables, or tables and chairs, are provided for the purpose of public dining in the area. Smoke-free outdoor dining areas protect you from harmful second hand smoke. • If you smoke in an outdoor dining area, you could be fined $75 (maximum penalty $200). • The business owner/proprietor could be fined $160 (maximum penalty $1,250).
Main Office
11 Bay Street
Port Broughton SA 5522
Sub Office
Railway Terrace
Bute SA 5560
Postal Address
PO Box 3
Port Broughton SA 5522
Contact Council
Phone: 08 8635 2107
Fax:      08 8635 2596
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