City of Victor Harbor - Victor Viewpoint

What’s important to you about the local environment?

What’s important to you about the local environment?

Council wants to hear your priorities for the local environment to help inform the development of a new environmental plan for the area.

The new Environmental Management Plan that will set out priority actions to be undertaken over the next five years to both protect and enhance the local environment. It is intended the plan will include information about how to manage waterways, land in agricultural, fringe and urban areas, the coast, native vegetation, waste and climate change.

In this initial stage, the Council wants to learn more about the community’s concerns and ideas for environmental management.

What are the things you most value about the local environment? Where are your priority areas for protection and improvement?

Share your thoughts online at or collect a hard copy consultation kit from the Civic Centre (1 Bay Road, Victor Harbor).

All feedback must be received before 5pm on Friday, 15 March 2019.

Help us improve how we engage with you

Help us improve how we engage with you

The City of Victor Harbor wants to improve how we engage with our community.

We've recently reviewed our Public Consultation Policy and are now seeking the community's feedback on the draft policy. We also want to use this opportunity to learn more about how you would prefer Council engage with you.

There are a number of ways you can get involved and have your say:

  • Visit and complete the online feedback form
  • Collect a hard copy consultation pack from the Council Office at 1 Bay Road, Victor Harbor
  • Attend our community workshop on Tuesday, 19 March 2019 from 5.30pm to 7pm at the Council Office

Please share your thoughts with us before 5pm on Friday, 5 April 2019.

We look forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas!

Community grants program open for applications

Community Grants Program Now Open. Apply Today!

Council wants to help you improve the wellbeing of the people within our community through our Community Grants Program.

The Community Grants Program aims to assist 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 provided for sporting equipment for local groups, maintaining community buildings, community health initiatives and training. We want to hear about your proposal. Apply today!

Application forms, guidelines and more information is available at or can be collected in hard copy at the Council Office (1 Bay Road, Victor Harbor).

Get your application in by 5pm on Monday, 30 April 2019.

Thank you for your feedback about our library

Thank you for your feedback on our library

Thank you to everyone who took the time to provide Council with their feedback on the Victor Harbor Public Library.

We received over 400 survey responses, and had conversations with many community members about the services offered by the library. It was great to hear from both library users and non-users.

Our next step is to collate all of the responses and prepare a report on what we heard from our community. This report will be presented to Council for consideration, and assist to develop a number of recommendations for future library services.

New appointments to the Victor Harbor Horse Tram Authority Board

Welcome new Board Members!

Council is pleased to announce the appointment of four new independent members to the Victor Harbor Horse Tram Authority (VHHTA) Board.

The VHHTA Board consists of five members, four independent members and an elected member from the City of Victor Harbor.

At its meeting on 25 February, the Council appointed Councillor Carol Schofield to continue on the Board as its elected member representative. Councillor Schofield was an inaugural board member of the Authority, and previously was the Chair of the Council’s Victor Harbor Horse Tram Committee.

Independent board member appointments include Roland Roccioletti, Rachel Kennedy, Paul Brown and Nigel Catt.

The VHHTA Board is responsible for managing the business and affairs of the Victor Harbor Horse Tram, and will play a key role in the operation of the iconic tourism attraction.

Find out more about the new Board.

Notice of Works – Petrel Avenue, Encounter Bay

Works commencing at Petrel Avenue, Encounter Bay

Construction works for Stage 2 of the road reconstruction at Petrel Avenue, Encounter Bay (from Whalers Road to Fountain Avenue) is set to commence the week beginning Monday, 11 March 2019.

The Petrel Avenue road reconstruction works will include new granular pavement with asphalt wearing surface, new asphalt footpath, new kerb and gutter, traffic signage and line marking.

Please be aware that Petrel Avenue will be subject to lane closures and traffic management controls for the duration of the works. 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 completed by the end of April 2019.

Project plans will be available for inspection on the Council’s website and at the Civic Centre, 1 Bay Road Victor Harbor throughout the duration of the project.

Next council meeting

The City of Victor Harbor’s next ordinary council meeting will be held on Monday, 25 March 2019 from 5.30pm at the Civic Centre (1 Bay Road, Victor Harbor).

Interested in what’s happens at the meeting. Tune into our livestream via from 5.30pm and watch the meeting from your lounge room.

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