Barossa Council Update


Barossa Council Update

MARCH, 2024

A spirit of celebration

Congratulations to our Citizen of the Year winners, new Australian citizens and more than 600 members of the community who helped make the 2024 Australia Day event at Tanunda Show Hall such a special occasion.

Guests were well-fed by Rotary Club of Barossa Valley volunteers and entertained by musician Lauren Langford, with cameo appearances by Barossa Medieval Fair characters and some furry friends from Barossa Wildlife Rescue.

Mayor Bim Lange, Ngadjuri Aboriginal Elder Quenten Agius and Member for Schubert Ashton Hurn, welcomed five new Australian citizens, Craig Denny, Ailsa McMillan, Silvia Tricollci, Thi Tran and Joanne Godwin.

We also recognised the tremendous community service of our 2024 award winners, Debbie Miles (Citizen of the Year), Casey Miles (Young Citizen of the Year), Matt Hale (Award for Active Citizenship) and Barossa Medieval Fair (Community Event of the Year), represented by Henry Carter.

>> John Nietschke with his granddaughter, Daniella at the Australia Day community event.
>> Quenten Agius, Ngadjuri Aboriginal Elder with his grandchildren, a rescued kangaroo joey and Mayor Bim Lange.

Line honours go to Barossa

The Barossa rolled out the welcome mat for Ziptrak Stage 1 of the Santos Tour Down Under in January, with a day of festivities across the region.

The cycling action was as hot as the weather as the world’s best riders tackled 144 blistering kilometres ahead of a thrilling Stage finish.

Tanunda was fittingly crowned Best Dressed Town, while for the second year in a row Homburg Real Estate took honours in the Best Dressed Commercial or Community Property category.

Then it was southern Barossa’s turn in the spotlight for Health Partners Stage 3, with hundreds of people lining the route at Lyndoch and Williamstown for a glimpse of the action.


>> Sam, Reef and Kai Hicks with "Buddy", waiting for the peloton to pass through their hometown of Lyndoch.
>> Cheering on the Aussies in Williamstown during Health Partners Men's Stage 3 of the Santos Tour Down Under were Zoe, Joe and Ed Somerville.
>> Liam, Aria and Mason Lowke of Nuriootpa chill out in the shade of Tanunda Town Square.
>> Barossa Visitor Centre volunteers, Levene Fechner and Richard Goode offering local advice.

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