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Barossa Council Update

DECEMBER, 2020

New tourism and town signs for Barossa

Contemporary tourism and town signage will signpost visitors to the Barossa’s townships and attractions and reflect our region’s character and identity.

The new signs will connect visitors with our wine and food destinations, cultural and heritage attractions and natural landscape.

Barossa Mayor Bim Lange hopes visitors will be encouraged to stay longer, explore further and spend more.

“Our signage should support our position as Australia’s Global Wine and Food Region,” he said.

“These signs will be aligned with Brand Barossa and engage visitors who may otherwise bypass our local attractions.”

Kids and teens loving their new library card

Bring your kids and teens into your local library to swap their card to a new design, or join up for free.

The contemporary design by local artist and high school teacher, Arlon Hall features bold colours and lines to capture the imagination of young library users.

Barossa Mayor Bim Lange said Barossa Public Libraries want to encourage a new generation of lifelong learners.

“This fun new design reflects the changing nature of local libraries as places of connection and learning for the community.

“Our libraries offer fun, family-friendly introductions to literacy and STEM tech how-to, homework help and so much more,” he said.

“Plus, our libraries have returned to their regular hours, and are always open with 24-7 online access to e-books and e-magazines, digital learning and videos on our YouTube channel.

“This new library card is a great visual representation of what our local libraries are all about.”

Barossa Made Wares & Food Pantry

When our community creates, we create with passion and integrity.

And Barossa Made Wares & Food Pantry is an inspiring example of the ingenuity and generosity that has made the Barossa renowned the
world over.

Located at Barossa Visitor Centre, Barossa Made Wares & Food Pantry showcases the finest produce and craftsmanship of our region’s ‘makers’.

The locally-made products are carefully curated and have the hallmark of Barossa quality and authenticity.

From soaps and leather products to jewellery, eco-products and gourmet food, you’ll find something perfect for yourself or a loved one.

Simply visit, call 1300 852 982, email visitorcentre@barossa.sa.gov.au or DM their Instagram page @barossamade

Tanunda Oval showcases sports under lights

A T20 night match between Tanunda and Angaston cricket clubs, held on December 4 was the perfect way to launch a new $450,000 lighting upgrade at Tanunda Oval.

Tanunda Cricket Club president, Stuart Swan says the T20 was the first of many night matches.

“To become the first oval outside of Adelaide with approved cricket standard lights, allowing us to safely host cricket at night, is a real feather in the Barossa’s cap and a great thing for our entire cricket association,” Stuart said.

“This adds to the SACA championships that are already based in the Barossa each year and the Women’s Big Bash games being held here too.

“The benefits are there for all the codes – certainly night games for football are also a reality here now.

“I’d personally love to see games like Tanunda versus Nuri and Angaston in night games if that’s possible, with the A grade women part of the mix too.”

Barossa Mayor Bim Lange describes the 300 lux floodlighting as “a spectacle”.

“Anyone who’s seen the oval under the new lights will know just how many opportunities this creates for our community to participate in sport and also expand our sporting calendar,” he said.

SACA & Cricket Australia Public Policy & Government Relations Manager, Ben Page agrees.

“The Tanunda Oval lights will create more opportunities for young cricketers to pick up the sport and bring new visitors to the Barossa for state and national competitions,” Ben said.

“The project was only possible through collaboration with the Tanunda volunteers, The Barossa Council, State Government and the SANFL”.

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