Winter 2021


Barossa Council Update

June, 2021
>> Mayor Bim Lange and Member for Schubert Mr Stephan Knoll at the new Lyndoch facilities.

Major sporting boost for Southern Barossa

If you’re into your sport or just love to have a hit or a kick, you’ll welcome the upgrades to sporting facilities at Lyndoch Oval as part of The Big Project.

The $660,000 investment is now complete with new LED lighting on the oval, four new cricket nets plus oval upgrades that support a turf wicket.

It’s great news for local cricket, rugby, athletics, football and netball, as well as occasional users of Lyndoch Recreation Park.

The upgrades also support moves by Barossa District Football and Netball Club to relocate from Williamstown to more inclusive facilities at Lyndoch.

Mayor Bim Lange says it’s great to see the oval being used to its full potential, and clubs say they now have extra flexibility for training and playing.

The project is proudly delivered by Council and co-funded by the State Government as part of its strategy to make sport and exercise as accessible as possible.

>> ‘Stunning Steingarten’ by Natalie Chumbley

Time to capture ‘your Barossa’

Entries for the 2022 Barossa Photographic Calendar Competition are now open!

Every year we look for images that capture the many dimensions of the Barossa, including our rich food, wine, history and culture to iconic landscapes, festivals and events.

Just like ‘Stunning Steingarten’ by Natalie Chumbley, which featured in the 2021 calendar, this is your chance to show off your eye for detail.

Showcase the Barossa from your perspective, and for others to see the Barossa, as captured through your camera or phone.

It’s easy to enter – just upload your photo to either Instagram or Facebook, tag @mybarossa and use the hashtag #2022barossacalendar

Entries close Thursday 8 July or find out more at barossa.com/barossacalendarcompetition

Changing places for people living with disability

The construction of a 24/7 accessible Changing Places bathroom is well underway at The Rex on Magnolia Road, Tanunda.

In line with national Changing Places specifications, the facility has been especially designed to provide a suitable space for people who can’t use standard accessible toilets. It will become one of 172 Changing Places facilities across the country, widening the boundaries experienced by people with severe physical disability by providing greater social inclusion and choice of places to go.

Local construction company BGi Building Group was awarded the tender to construct the facility, which is expected to be complete by end of June.

The project was made possible with $100,000 in grant funding from the South Australia Department of Human Services, supported by $150,000 from Council.

For more information about the Changing Places initiative, and where to locate Changing Places facilities around Australia go to changingplaces.org.au

More fun on the way at Tolley Reserve

The playground at Tolley Reserve – affectionately known as the Nuri Train Park – is set for a major upgrade.

The $100,000 investment in new equipment focuses on inclusivity to cater for a wide range of users, including children with disability and sensory needs.

Key features include a new orbit carousel that is wheelchair-friendly and greater integration between the liberty swing and surrounding play spaces.

Existing equipment at the northern end of the park will be completely replaced with contemporary play equipment to challenge balance and mobility.

New features include swings, rocker, balance beam, stepping stones, seat glide, spinning sonic and sensory board.

Mayor Bim Lange says the play space will be expanded to accommodate the new and upgraded equipment.

“We’re proud to be delivering a play space that supports inclusion and accessibility and encourages children to be active,” he said.


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