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Fleurieu Aquatic Centre turns one

Celebrating one year since the Fleurieu Aquatic Centre opened

It’s almost a year since the Fleurieu Aquatic Centre opened its doors. That calls for a celebration!

To mark the occasion, a FREE family fun day will be held on Sunday, 25 March 2018 from 8am until 5pm.

As well as free access to the pools, there will be synchro tryouts from 9am until 11am, Flippaball come and try from 11am until 1pm, and pool inflatable from 1pm until 3pm.

The feedback council has received about the Fleurieu Aquatic Centre since it opened has been overwhelming. It is evident that the facility means so much to the Victor Harbor and Alexandrina communities, and will continue to be an important community asset into the future.

The Fleurieu Aquatic Centre is an initiative of the City of Victor Harbor and Alexandrina Council, with funding support from the Australian Government and SA Government, and a generous land donation from Beyond Today.

For more information about the facilities, programs and memberships is available online at www.fleurieuaquaticcentre.com.au or by calling (08) 7078 4150.

New mobile food vendor legislation

Mobile food vendors can apply for a permit to operate in Victor Harbor

New SA Government legislation allows mobile food vendors to apply to council for a permit to operate a mobile food vending business within the council area.

Under this legislation, subject to the regulations, a council must grant a permit for the purpose of a mobile food vending business. However, the council is able to adopt a number of ‘location rules’ that set conditions on where and when vendors are able to trade.

The City of Victor Harbor has identified nine (9) locations for a one year trial period commencing 1 March 2018.  During the trial period mobile food vendors will be able to apply for a permit to operate at the following locations:

  • The Bluff
  • Kent Reserve
  • Barker Reserve
  • Corner of Inman Street and Esplanade
  • Youth Park (Bridge Terrace)
  • Bridge Point
  • Hayward Court Lookout
  • Investigator Car Park
  • Hindmarsh Falls

View a map of these locations and find out about the site specific conditions.

More information including how to apply for a permit is available online at www.victor.sa.gov.au/mobilefood

Community Grants Program now open for applications

Community Grants Program now open for applications

The City of Victor Harbor’s Community Grants Program assists not-for-profit community groups and organisations provide services that improve the quality of life and independence of people within the Victor Harbor community.

In the past grants have been used to provide equipment for local sporting groups, contribute towards the purchase of chairs for a community hall, and to assist with the costs of volunteer training.

Community groups or organisations that need assistance to fund an idea or project that will improve the wellbeing of the people in our community are encouraged to submit an application.

Visit www.victor.sa.gov.au/grants to download an application form, program guidelines and to find out more.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 23 April 2018.

Survey results indicate business confidence is on the rise in Victor Harbor

Thank you to the businesses that completed the survey

The key findings for the second Victor Harbor business survey have been released and the results show local businesses are optimistic about the future.

More than 190 local businesses responded to the survey which was circulated by the City of Victor Harbor and Business Victor Harbor to gain a clearer understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced by the business community.

The survey focussed on finding out more about the types of businesses in the council area, past and future performance, their views on the local business environment and the type of support services that would grow and sustain their business. The survey also specifically asked businesses if they felt the new developments including ALDI and Coles/Bunnings would impact their business.

Just over 45% of the survey respondents believed the new developments would have a positive impact on their business while 43% felt there would be no impact.

In terms of trading performance, there was a clear trend that business performance in the last six months was generally better than the same period from the previous year. While growth constraints remained unchanged with rising utility costs, price pressure from customers and taxes and government charges remaining the key challenges for local business.

Full details about the Victor Harbor business survey including the key findings report can be viewed online at www.victor.sa.gov.au/businesssurvey  

Neighbour Day – 25 March 2018

Connect with your neighbours

Neighbour Day is Australia’s annual celebration of community that encourages people to connect with those who live nearby. Whether for a cuppa, picnic in the park or message of support; it’s the perfect opportunity to say thanks for being a great neighbour and for being there when I needed you most.

Your Neighbour Day action can be as big or small as you like. You could organise an event on your own or work with a group of neighbours, maybe even host an event for your street. You could also keep it simple and make a pledge to yourself to introduce yourself to a new neighbour or have a yarn with someone in your street you haven’t spoken to for a while.

Your efforts on Neighbour Day might make a significant difference to the life of your neighbour.  Find out more about the initiative at www.neighbourday.org

Neighbour Day is proudly supported by the City of Victor Harbor’s Caring Neighbourhood Program.

Next council meeting

The City of Victor Harbor’s next ordinary council meeting will be held on Monday, 26 March 2018 from 5.30pm in the Council Chambers at 1 Bay Road, Victor Harbor.

Ordinary and special council meetings are livestreamed via www.victor.sa.gov.au

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Victor Harbor SA 5211
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PO Box 11
Victor Harbor SA 5211

Phone: 08 8551 0500
Fax:  08 8551 0501
Email: localgov@victor.sa.gov.au
Web: www.victor.sa.gov.au

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