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Barossa Council Update - Autumn 2021

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Barossa Council Update

March, 2021

Explore the Barossa by electric bike

Looking for a new way to experience the Barossa with family and friends?

You can explore our food, wine and culture attractions at a slower, more relaxed pace with the introduction of electric bikes at the Barossa Visitor Centre (BVC).

The Barossa Council’s Manager Tourism Services, Jo Seabrook said electric bikes cater for a wide range of ages and cycling abilities.

“Throughout summer we’ve seen a big appetite for electric bikes, and 40 kilometres of sealed bike path along The Barossa Trail makes this very accessible for all levels of fitness,” said Jo.

“This is a great opportunity for us to promote the Barossa as a cycle-friendly destination, and it’s the perfect way to explore our food and wine attractions – even if you’re a Barossa local.”

BVC has teamed up with local provider, Barossa Bike Hire to provide a one-stop service operating out of Barossa Cycle Hub, which is co-located with the BVC in Murray Street, Tanunda.

A selection of standard hybrid bikes is also available for hire at daily rates, with complementary access to showers, toilets, drinking fountain, picnic tables, shelter and regional cycle and tourism information.

The friendly team at BVC can help plan a local self-guided itinerary with the ‘Barossa by bike’ map, which is available at Barossa.com.

Barossa Bike Hire also offers curated cycling tours for small and large groups.

For more information contact Barossa Visitor Centre on 1300 852 982 or email visitorcentre@barossa.sa.gov.au

More opportunities to ‘go green’

People will have more opportunities to ‘go green’ with the introduction of a mandatory green organics service in selected townships from next financial year.

The service will be rolled out across Angaston, Penrice, Tanunda, Springton, Mount Pleasant, Nuriootpa, Lyndoch, Williamstown and Stockwell.

The new service will help people make conscious choices around waste disposal to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill. 

Mayor Bim Lange says it’s surprising just how much can go in the green bin.

“It really does start with small, thoughtful choices by individuals, which collectively can have a big impact,” he says.

People who can demonstrate they already have a suitable green waste system in place will be able to apply to opt out by April, 2021.

For more information visit www.barossa.sa.gov.au

Applications open for youth leadership programme

The environment, mental health and giving back will be key themes in a new youth leadership programme launched by The Barossa Council.

The Barossa Youth Leadership Programme, which commences in Term 2, will include young people aged 15 to 22 as they increase their community awareness, expand networks and gain practical skills.

The programme provides development opportunities for both personal growth and community change making.

Youth leaders will benefit from structured content, leadership training, guest speakers and an annual leadership conference.

The programme is provided free of charge but participant places are limited, with applications closing
31 March. To apply online or find out more visit www.barossa.sa.gov.au

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