District Council of Barunga West
Port Broughton Bute and Districts
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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

Changes to liquor licensing from 18 December 2017

10 January 2018
A number of priority reforms to our liquor licensing system, relieving administrative burden for businesses and modifying a number of outdated and irrelevant restrictions. Please find more information an updated liquor licensing reform flyer that is available via the Consumer and Business Services website. https://www.cbs.sa.gov.au/assets/LAR/liquor-gambling/Liquor-reform/Flyer-Liquor-licensing-reform-changes-18-December-2017-PDF-158KB.pdf Supply of alcohol to minors New laws will also come into effect on 18 December regarding the illegal supply of alcohol to people under 18. We will target big organised parties and events, where groups of teenagers are being supplied with alcohol. A flyer outlining what this means for parents and teenagers is available on the Consumer and Business Services website.


24 October 2017
MID NORTH and YORKE PENINSULA FIRE BAN DISTRICT 1st November, 2017 – 30th April, 2018 (subject to change) Residents are advised they are required under Sec. 105F of the Fire & Emergency Services Act that all property owners must take reasonable steps to prevent the outbreak of fire on the land or from spreading to neighbouring properties. Slashing of grasses on town blocks is required to be cut to below 100mm and remove flammable materials other than garden trees and bushes. Allotment boundaries should be cleared of undergrowth and vegetation. Noncompliant properties will be issued an expiation notice. Maximum Penalty $10,000. Expiation Fee $315 Inspections have commenced.For additional information or concerns please contact Council on 8635 2107 or go to www.cfs.sa.gov.au

Services available for Block Clearing & Mowing

18 October 2017
The following Contractors have a service available for the clearing and mowing of blocks. Please note, Contractors Business are not listed as one of Council’s preferred contractors, it is a guide only to offer block slashing services for ratepayers. •Take a Break Services – takeabreakservices@bigond.com Marijke Gurr – Administration – 0407 397 071 Rick Gurr – Gardening – 0419 877 624 Website: https://www.facebook.com/Pelicanlogo/ •Lyn Bettess Gardening – 0427 262 162 • Anthony Manners 0427 242 306 Anthony.manners1@gmail.com

NHVR – What is the NHVR?

20 September 2017
The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is Australia’s independent regulator for all vehicles over 4.5 tonnes gross vehicle mass and administers one set of laws for heavy vehicles under the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL), delivering a comprehensive range of services under a consistent regulatory framework. The national law commenced on 10 February 2014 and applies in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria. As the national regulator for the heavy vehicle road transport industry, they aim to achieve: • Efficiency – a common set of laws for heavy vehicles for all states and territories. • Safety – a national safety monitoring and reporting system dedicated to heavy vehicles. • Productivity – ability to provide quick responses to changing industry trends and needs. • Services – a single point of contact for all heavy vehicle regulation in Australia. • Independence – independent, statutory body corporate established under the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL). • Compliance and enforcement – a unified strategy and approach. • Transparency and accountability – review for key decision making. It is the responsibility of vehicle owners to know these laws be they be in relation to freight, farming or any other heavy vehicle related business. For more information go to: https://www.nhvr.gov.au/

Prepare Your Property for the Fire Danger Season

19 September 2017
Council emphasize the importance of undertaking necessary fire prevention measures for the safety of your family pets and property. Preparation of your property (or vacant block) includes but is not limited to the following: • Cut grass (to approx. 10cm / 4 inches) within 20 metres of all buildings • Cut grass (to approx. 10cm / 4 inches) within 5 metres of all structures • Remove dead branches, leaves and undergrowth from around your home • Prune tree limbs less than two metres above ground • Prune branches overhanging your home • Remove bark, heavy mulch, wood piles and any other flammable materials close to your home and sheds • Clean out your gutters • Spark Proofing your home • Vacant Blocks shall be cut to a maximum height of 10cm to ensure compliance Burning Green Waste is NOT permitted within Township Boundaries. Please use your Green Waste bin or Dispose of your green waste at the Waste Transfer Station in Port Broughton or Bute where there is no fee for the disposal of Green Waste. Inspections will be commencing shortly.
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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