Got some spare time on your hands or looking for a project to sink your teeth into? The Barossa Men's Shed is the perfect spot to use your skills, help the community and socialise with like-minded men. It costs just $5 per week and new faces are always welcome, so pop into the Shed in Ash Street Tanunda anytime from 9am to midday on Mondays and Tuesdays, or 9am to 2pm on Thursdays.
The final phase of the Nuriootpa Flood Mitigation Project, the installation of temporary flood barriers, was unveiled to local media today. The flood barrier will protect Nuriootpa residents from a 1:100 year storm event.
There’s still time to have your say on the draft masterplan for Talunga Park and Old Talunga Park. We are consulting until 23 March so go online to have your say at http://ow.ly/OEjY30iDo4C MP Beat Mount Pleasant Farmers Market - Southern Barossa Mount Pleasant Natural Resource Centre Inc.
We are seeking your feedback about proposed upgrades to Murray Recreation Park at Eden Valley. The masterplan proposes improved campsite amenities and powered site capacity, a cricket access point and upgraded oval irrigation and nature play. Have your say online http://ow.ly/K4Ew30iDqA9
Family or friends visiting the Barossa? Barossa Visitor Centre (BVC) in Tanunda now has a dedicated Barossa Food retail outlet, showcasing a beautiful spread of Barossa produce. It's a "one stop shop" where people can taste, learn and buy a range of products in one location, and gives smaller producers a unified retail presence. Pop into the BVC or find out more http://ow.ly/1STq30iVTZz
New laws for cat and dog owners will come into effect on 1 July 2018 - for more information visit www.gooddogsa.com.au
New laws for cat and dog owners will come into effect on 1 July 2018. The laws and rules include:
- Mandatory microchipping of dogs and cats
- Desexing of dogs ...and cats born after the 1 July 2018
- New rules for breeders who sell dogs and cats
- Introduction of a State-wide database, called Dogs and Cats Online.
These new laws and rules will simplify dog registration process, make it easier to reunite lost dogs and cats with their owners, help identify and put a stop to puppy farms and reduce euthanasia rates.
From 1 July, owners must microchip their dogs and cats by 12 weeks of age or at the point of sale.
Dogs and cats born after the 1 July must be desexed by 6 months of age or 28 days after purchase by the owner. Exemptions apply.
People who breed dogs and cats for sale after 1 July 2018 must register with the Dog and Cat Management Board as a breeder. Advertisements must include breeder registration numbers and other information must be provided to the buyer at the point of sale.
Dogs and Cats Online
From 1 July 2018, Dogs and Cats Online will be the central database for microchipped and registered dogs and cats and registration payments. Dogs and Cats Online will also be the register of breeders.
Existing dog owners should receive a renewal notice in the mail during July 2018 with their dog’s new lifetime registration disc (replacing the annual disc) and instructions on how to complete their annual dog registration on Dog and Cats Online. If you do not receive a renewal notice for your dog, please contact your council.
In preparation for these changes:
- microchip your dogs and cats and update your council
- notify your council of any change of address
- share this information amongst your networks.
** V O L U N T E E R S P O T L I G H T **
Volunteers make our community what it is today! Their tireless effort and countless hours spent volunteering contribute to sustaining a healthy and resilient community.
Through Volunteering Barossa & Light we introduce you to volunteer, Glen Venning. This is his volunteering story http://bit.ly/2DzC5zc. Glen is just one of thousands of volunteers in our community....
For more information on how to become a volunteer with Volunteering Barossa & Light visit Council's website www.barossa.sa.gov.au.
Council is developing a detailed landscaping strategy in response to the expansion of Tanunda Oval to enable a five metre run off at all boundaries. Council is consulting with landscape architects and the Tanunda Recreation Park Landscape Group to identify trees for removal around the boundary and identify suitable replacements to ensure the park looks beautiful into the future. Recognising the importance of the project and Tanunda Rec Park as a much-loved green space in our community, Council will keep providing regular updates and will soon release a detailed visual representation of how the re-greening will look at staged intervals. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for further updates. Tanunda Football Club Tanunda Cricket Club
Have you seen the draft masterplan for Talunga Park and Old Talunga Park? The vision is for a vibrant sporting, event and community hub for people living in Mount Pleasant and surrounds. We’ll be at the Mount Pleasant Show this Saturday so stop by to view the plans and have your say as part of community consultation, or go online to comment at http://ow.ly/6oyh30iDnVy MP Beat Mount Pleasant Farmers Market - Southern Barossa Mount Pleasant Natural Resource Centre Inc.
PARA ROAD TANUNDA UPDATE
Just a reminder about traffic restrictions on Para Road, Tanunda from tomorrow!
The Para Road reconstruction and drainage upgrade project is reaching the final stage. As part of the project's final stage contractors will be undertaking asphalt work between Richmond Grove winery and Murray Street from 14 March to 16 March (weather permitting)....
During the work major traffic restrictions (including no parking) will be in place to ensure the safety of workers and the public.
Great to see the Mount Pleasant Men’s Shed up and running. It’s a key part of the masterplan for Talunga Park and Old Talunga Park, so take a look and tell us what you think. For details about how to get involved in the conversation visit http://ow.ly/MOUq30iDn8m MP Beat Mount Pleasant Natural Resource Centre Inc. Mount Pleasant Farmers Market - Southern Barossa
We regret to advise that the Williamstown Swimming Pool will unfortunately not be reopened this season. An equipment failure which we have now resolved, has caused a severe degradation in water quality that is not suitable for swimming.
Unfortunately due to the level of water quality falling so low it means the time required to bring it back to acceptable swimming levels will be around 10 days. As the pool is only able to be opened on days where the temperature exceed 27 degrees and then with only 12 days left of the pool season (until 31 March), we have made the reluctant decision not to reopen the pool for that time.
We thank you for your patronage during a great season at the pool and hope you enjoyed the movie night, kiosk offers and inflatable equipment. We look forward to next summer for more fun in the sun at your local pool.
We’ll be at the Tanunda Show tomorrow, so stop by to say hi and have a chat about the implementation of the Tanunda Recreation Park masterplan and the latest news and updates on The Big Project. We hope to see you there!