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Nominate to be a member of a council committee

Nominate to be a member of a council committee

Council is seeking nominations for community members to serve on its Section 41 Committees.

The committees are made up of both elected members and community representatives. They are a great way to get involved in local decision making and help shape the future of Victor Harbor.

Community members can apply to be representatives on the Economic Development and Tourism Committee, Disability Access Advisory Committee, Sport and Recreation Committee, Boating Advisory Committee, and Heritage Advisory Committee.

If you are interested in nominating or want to find out more about Council’s committees visit or collect a hard copy information kit from the Civic Centre (1 Bay Road, Victor Harbor).

In addition to completing the nomination form, it’s important for applicants to read the Terms of Reference for the committee/s they seek appointment to. The Terms of Reference sets out the purpose of the committee and outlines the desired membership.

Nominations must be received before 5pm on Friday, 18 August 2017.

Have Your Say: Recreation and Open Space Strategy

Have your say on the draft Recreation and Open Space Strategy

Tell Council what you think about its draft Recreation and Open Space Strategy.

The strategy is about creating unique and appealing places and destinations across the council area, at the same time as encouraging an active, healthy and engaged community. The actions within the strategy also aim to attract and support visitors to the area.

Visit to view the draft Recreation and Open Space Strategy and provide your feedback. Alternatively, hard copies are available at the Civic Centre (1 Bay Road, Victor Harbor).

The public consultation period will close at 5pm on Friday, 25 August 2017.

Have Your Say: Torrens Street Traffic Management Review

Have your say on the Torrens Street Traffic Management Review

Council is seeking feedback on its Torrens Street Traffic Management Review.

In undertaking work on its Town Centre Traffic Movement and Car Parking Strategy, the Council identified the need for a focussed review of the current and future performance of Torrens Street, a road that is part of the State Government’s road network and the responsibility of the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI).

To find out more about the review and proposed recommendations, read the background report, and provide your feedback visit or collect a hard copy from the Council Office (1 Bay Road, Victor Harbor).

The public consultation period will close at 5pm on Friday, 1 September 2017.

Victor Harbor Mainstreet Precinct project wins State award

Mainstreet Precinct project wins State Award

Stage 1 of the Victor Harbor Mainstreet Precinct Project took out the Urban Design Landscape Architecture Award at the 2017 SA Landscape Architecture Awards on Friday, 28 July 2017.

The ‘Urban Design’ category celebrates projects that contribute to the wellbeing of the urban setting through the improvement of social interaction, economic activity, liveability, accessibility and safety.

Stage 1 of the Victor Harbor Mainstreet Precinct project was commended for the way it transformed the heart of Victor Harbor into a bold, pedestrian oriented place that has encouraged people to return to the town centre.

The judges said that the suite of urban elements used, in particular, the engineering and soft landscape detailing is of an exemplary standard. The reference to whales in the forms and patterns visible in the space creates a memorable aesthetic but does not ‘compete’ with the adjoining heritage buildings.

The Mainstreet Precinct Project is an initiative of the City of Victor Harbor. It was part funded through the SA Government’s Places for People grant program, designed by WAX Design and delivered by Outside Ideas.

New selfie frame on Granite Island

Selfie frame on Granite Island

If you are looking for the perfect location for a selfie, get over to Granite Island and check out the City of Victor Harbor’s newly installed selfie frame.

The selfie frame was an idea that came from the community and was driven through the Economic Development and Tourism Committee. It is also a part of the roll out of the new Victor Harbor place brand that was launched earlier this year.

The branded frame not only creates a fun point of interest on Granite Island but will be a promotional tool for the area with locals and visitors snapping selfies around the frame, and sharing their pictures on social media.

One of the great things about the frame is that no matter which direction you face, a stunning background fills your picture. It’s up to the photographer to choose between a backdrop of Granite Island or the Victor Harbor coastline. And, if you time it right, you might just get the iconic horse drawn tram in your picture.

If you get the opportunity to take a photo with the new selfie frame, we’d love to see it! Make sure you tag #victorharbor #encounteritall when sharing on social media.

Thanks for taking part in our ‘Buy Local’ survey

Buy Local Survey key findings report now available

To the 400+ people that took part in our ‘Buy Local’ survey – thank you!

The survey formed part of a broader ‘Buy Local’ campaign undertaken collaboratively between Council and Business Victor Harbor to assist local businesses to learn more about consumer needs and expectations so that local offerings can better meet the needs of local consumers.

The campaign was primarily rolled out online using social media and reached in excess of 24,000 users.

Key findings from the survey include:

  • 83% of respondents said they were very likely to seek out products and services from local businesses before looking outside the region.
  • Friendliness of staff, product quality, product range and consistency of service are highly rated when considering where to shop locally.
  • Things people are most likely to buy locally include groceries, home maintenance services, health care and pharmaceuticals.
  • Things people are less likely to purchase locally include whitegoods, home appliances, clothing and motor vehicles.
  • Previous shopping experience and referrals from friends were the top factors that influence shopping decisions, while emails, newsletters, advertisements and letterbox flyers were thought to have very little influence.

The key findings report is available for download on Council’s website.

Notice of Works – Yandra Terrace Stormwater Upgrade (Stage 2)

Works Notice

Construction works for Stage 2 of the Stormwater Upgrade at Yandra Terrace, Hayborough is set to commence on Monday, 14 August 2017.

The stormwater upgrade system for Yandra Terrace will include new underground pipes with additional drainage inlets along Mentone Road, Port Elliot Road and Yandra Terrace. A new swale will be created in Brandwood Reserve between Strangways Avenue and Boucaut Crescent that will link up with the swale that was completed during the Stage 1 works.

Please be aware that Mentone Road, Pt Elliot Road and Yandra Terrace will be subject to lane closures and traffic management controls for the duration of the upgrade. The general public is asked to observe and obey the signage around the work sites, and where possible use an alternate route.

Local residents will have access to their homes throughout the construction period.

Works are expected to be complete in December 2017.

Project plans are available online or can be inspected at the Civic Centre, 1 Bay Road Victor Harbor throughout the duration of the project.

Civic Centre and Library celebrates 10 years

Celebrate 10 years at a community morning tea

It’s been 10 years since the City of Victor Harbor’s Civic Centre and Library opened.

The redevelopment of the Civic Centre was hotly debated within the community prior to the project commencing. The most talked about element of the development was the relocation of the library from Coral Street in Victor Harbor’s town centre to its current location within the Civic Centre on Bay Road.

The success of the decision to co-locate the Civic Centre and Library was proven soon after the building opened in 2007, with visitation figures to the library increasing by 42% in the first 12 months.

The spacious reception area coupled with the addition of a café within the building not only enhanced customer experience, but contributed to the Civic Centre becoming an important community hub.

To celebrate 10 years since the Civic Centre and Library opened, the Council will host a free morning tea in the Library on Wednesday, 13 September 2017 from 10am until 11am.

The community is invited to attend and join the celebration.

Victor Harbor is ready to rock!

Rock N Roll Festival - 16 and 17 September 2017

Rock N Rollers from all over the country are dusting off their blue suede shoes in readiness for the City of Victor Harbor’s annual Rock N Roll Festival on 16 and 17 September 2017.

A turnout of around 10,000 is expected to converge on Victor Harbor, as Rock N Roll literally takes over the town.

The 2017 program will see an array of talented musicians play over two stages in the heart of Victor Harbor’s Town Centre. Sunday is set to be the biggest day of the festival yet, with headline act Danny Maters from The Delltones and popular Rock N Roll band The Lincolns set to unleash their high energy performances to crowds.

While enjoying cool Rock N Roll tunes, festival goers will be able to wander through the Mainstreet and Foreshore precincts taking in the impressive car display.

If you are yet to experience the City of Victor Harbor’s Rock N Roll Festival, put these dates in your diary. With brightly dressed dancers in the streets, more than 300 vehicles on display, and a jam-packed program of Rock N Roll bands, Victor Harbor will be the place to be on 16-17 September.

Full event details are available online at

Regional health survey

The University of South Australia’s Department of Rural Health is currently undertaking one of the largest health surveys ever to be carried out in regional South Australia, in a bid to improve the health services available in these areas.

The survey is open to all adults living in rural, remote and regional South Australia who have used any health care service or received any health intervention (including self-prescribed treatments) within the past 12 months.

Sufficient data is needed to assist in the development of strategies that may help to address the health care needs of people. So far only a small number of people from across the Fleurieu have completed the survey, with many of the smaller towns in the area having no representation at all.

To ensure our region has good representation, we encourage you to take part in this survey. The survey can be access by clicking here.

Next council meeting

The next ordinary council meeting will be held on Monday, 28 August 2017 from 5.30pm in the Council Chambers at 1 Bay Road, Victor Harbor.

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