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Mainstreet Stage Two Complete. Let’s Party!

Mainstreet Precinct Street Party 2019

Construction works for Stage Two of Victor Harbor’s Mainstreet Upgrade have finished, and the northern end of Ocean Street is looking vibrant and refreshed.

Stage Two extends along Ocean Street from the Torrens Street entrance to the end of Stage One, just before the Coral Street intersection. The transformation involved new paving, feature lighting, garden beds, street furniture, landscaping, public art and drainage.

As with Stage One, the design of the vibrant, new public space is a celebration of the Southern Right Whale. The street lights reflect the whale’s ribs. While some of the seating and planting beds represent callosities, the calcified skin patches on the right whales head. The landscape and drainage features have been likened to the baleen plates of the whale that are used for filtering food.

Public art was also a key part of the upgrade, with the commissioning of sculpture ‘Elemental’ by Fleurieu resident, Karl Meyer. The public art piece makes a statement at the entrance to Ocean Street.

Come along to the Street Party and celebrate with us!

To celebrate the completion of the works, a Street Party will be held on Friday, 4 October 2019 from 5.30pm to 9.30pm. Ocean Street is set to be a hive of activity with street performers, entertainment, music, kids’ activities, food and market stalls.

The City of Victor Harbor has provided funding for the event which is being delivered by Business Victor Harbor in conjunction with a dedicated group of volunteers.

Visit www.victorharbormainstreet.com.au for more information about the Street Party.

2019 Mayor's Short Story Challenge

Mayor's Short Story Challenge 2019

The talents of young writers across the region were put on show during the 2019 Mayor’s Short Story Challenge which runs across the City of Victor Harbor, Alexandrina Council and the District Council of Yankalilla.

There were a record number of stories submitted in the City of Victor Harbor area, with around 380 imaginative and creative stories put forward.

City of Victor Harbor winners included:

  • Daniel Sherriff, Victor Harbor R-7 School (Reception to Year 2)
  • Chloe Peachy, Victor Harbor R-7 School (Year 3 to Year 4)
  • Eliza Altamura, Investigator College (Year 5 to Year 7)
  • Gabby Cook, Investigator College (Year 8 to Year 10)

Gabby Cook was the overall winner. She won $1000 for her school with her poem, ‘I am hero’.

Again, the calibre of stories were of a high standard and all students who entered should be extremely proud of their work.

The City of Victor Harbor thanks the principals, teacher-librarians, teachers and student service officers who encouraged their students to showcase their writing talents by entering our competition.

Find out more about the City of Victor Harbor’s finalists and view their stories.

Recreation and Sport Small Grants Program Open for Applications

Recreation and Sport Small Grants Program

Council’s recreation and sport small grants program is now open for applications.

Through this program the council has previously provided funding for major events and tournaments; training for administrators, officials and players; sponsorship for individuals to take part in national or international sports activities; minor improvement to recreation and sport facilities; and programs to increase participation.

Grants will not normally be greater than $1000 ($400 for individual grants), although each year one project may be funded for an amount which exceeds this limit.

Find out more at www.victor.sa.gov.au/grants and apply before 5pm on Friday, 18 October 2019.

Waitpinga and Battye Road Intersection Upgrade

Waitpinga and Battye Road Intersection

Construction works for the upgrade of the intersection of Waitpinga and Battye Road commenced earlier this month and are expected to be complete by late October (weather permitting).

The works will see the road widened and the addition of sheltered turning lanes for vehicles turning left and right into Battye Road from Waitpinga Road. The improvements will make it safer for vehicles using this section of road.

There will be traffic controls in place around the area while works are undertaken, and we ask that roads users please observe the signage around the work site. Where possible, it is recommended to take an alternate route.

Check out the artist impression animation of the project.

Waitpinga Road Upgrade

Waitpinga Road Upgrade

Construction works for the final stage of the Waitpinga Road upgrade commenced this week. It is anticipated that works will take between six to eight weeks to complete.

There will be delays around the work area during construction, and we recommend using an alternate route (if possible). Blockers Road will be closed to traffic for the duration of the works, however local residents will be able to access via Range Road.

More information about the upgrade, including project plans, can be viewed online or in person at the City of Victor Harbor Civic Centre.

Next Council Meeting

The City of Victor Harbor’s next ordinary Council Meeting will be held on Monday, 28 October 2019 from 5.30pm in the Council Chambers at 1 Bay Road, Victor Harbor.

Interested in what happens at the meeting? Tune in to our live stream via www.victor.sa.gov.au

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