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Copper Post Newsletter Autumn 2016

14 April 2016

Splash Town Water Park Moonta Bay

24 March 2016
Splash Town is now closed. It will re-open again from the 1st October 2016 in time for the October school holidays. Any questions, please contact 1800 654 991.

Fees and Charges Register 2015-2016

30 June 2015
The 2015-16 Fees and Charges Register was adopted at the April 2015 Council meeting.


Council & Committee Meetings

The Decision Making Structure of the Council

The full Council - the Mayor and ten Councillors - meet formally on the first Wednesdays of every month at 7.00 pm. A Development Assessment Panel (CDAP) meeting to consider Development Act applications submitted for approval is held on the second Wednesday of each month at 5.30 p.m. Audit Committee Meetings are held at least 4 times a year on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 4.00pm to discuss the financial issues of Council.

Every meeting of Council, the Audit Committee, and of the Development Assessment Panel is open to the public to attend. The Council, a Council committee or Development Assessment Panel may, however, order that the public be excluded from attendance at so much of a meeting as is necessary to receive, discuss or consider in confidence certain prescribed matters. Such matters include, for example, the consideration of legal advice, commercial in-confidence information, tenders for the supply of goods and services, personnel matters etc.

Council, Audit Committee, and Development Assessment Panel meeting agendas, together with the accompanying reports and correspondence, are placed on public display, at Council's three offices and on the Council's website, not less than three days prior to those meetings. Minutes of the meetings are placed on display for free public access within five days of each meeting.

Public Question Time at Council Meetings
  • The Council will conduct a public question time during the Ordinary Council meeting on the following basis:
  • Questions will be provided in writing to the CEO up until 6:50pm of the day of the meeting. Questions should include name and contact details (either postal address or email) Note: The later a question is submitted the more likely it will be disallowed due to the limited time to verify its contents and intent.
  • A list will be prepared from the questions received and provided to the Presiding Member.
  • At approximately 7:02 (following the welcome) the Presiding Member will ask for questions in order of receipt, until the close of public question time at approximately 7:17 (after 15 minutes)
  • Questions not asked will be responded to in writing within 10 days
  • The Presiding Member may answer the question themselves, nominate a Councillor or ask the CEO to answer a question
  • Neither the questions or the answers will be recorded in the Council meeting minutes.
  • Questions will be on the following basis:
    • To be fair to others, a limit of 3 minutes per person applies
    • One brief clarifying response question may be allowed by the Presiding Member per written question
    • A maximum of two questions per person on any one night
    • A maximum of six questions per calendar year per person (Note: other opportunities exist through normal correspondence for further questions)
    • Directors may respond to questions at the direction of the CEO
    • Questions not able to be answered at the meeting (on the spot) will be responded to in writing.
    • Questions must be read out by the questioner as they were submitted, with no additional detail or wording added.
  • The Presiding Member may disallow a question if it:
    • Is unlawful in any way
    • Relates to matters outside the duties, functions and powers of Council;
    • Is defamatory, indecent, abusive, offensive, irrelevant, trivial or objectionable in language or substance;
    • Deals with a subject matter already answered;
    • Is aimed at embarrassing a Councillor or a member of Council staff;
    • Or is confidential in nature in accordance with section 90 of the Local Government Act. 
    • Relates to any item listed on the agenda for the Council meeting (Note: this ground for refusal is in order to avoid any procedural fairness concerns arising in respect to any matter to be determined on the Council Meeting Agenda);

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General Council Meetings

General Council meetings to be held in the Council Chambers, Kadina Town Hall, at 7.00pm First Wednesday of each month (except January when meetings are held second Wednesday of the month due to the Christmas/New Year holiday period).

Council Meeting Dates
1st Wednesday @ 7pm (except January & February)
January 20th July 6th
February 10th August 3rd
March 2nd September 7th
April 6th

October 5th

May 4th

November 2nd

June 1st

December 7th

Council Development Assessment Panel

Council Development Assessment Panel meetings to be held in the Function Room of the Kadina Town Hall, at 5.30 pm, second Wednesday of each month. A meeting may be cancelled if there are no items to discuss. A special meeting may be called if required.

CDAP Meeting Dates 2016  
2nd Wednesday @ 5.30pm
January 20th July 13th
February - No Meeting August 10th
March - No Meeting September 14th
April - No Meeting October 12th
May - No Meeting November 9th
June 8th December 14th

Audit Committee

Audit Committee meetings to be held in the Meeting Room in the Kadina Town Hall, at 4.00pm at least 4 times year.

Audit Committee Meeting Dates
February 15th
April 11th
June 6th
September 19th
November 14th

Port Hughes Boat Ramp

The Port Hughes Boat Ramp upgrade proposal was recently presented to the South Australian Boating Facilities Advisory Committee. We are now waiting for an outcome on the funding application.

As part of the upgrade, the existing four-lane ramp would be removed and replaced by a new fourlane ramp on the eastern side, with provisions for an extra two lanes.

Council is hoping to receive $1 million of grant funding for the project.

While progress on the project is very positive at this stage, no firm project timeframes have been set nor has a contract been awarded.

No further progress can be made on the project until the funding is secured.

Once the funding is in place and the redevelopment plan has been established, any closure periods will be extensively advertised, with as much notice provided as possible. While we do envisage some inconvenience to users, we will do all we can to minimise any disruption.

To keep up to date with this and other projects, please “like” the Council’s Facebook page and check Council’s Website regularly.

Kadina CBD Redevelopment

In the 2014/15 Annual Business Plan the Council committed to the redevelopment of the Kadina Town Centre.

The area has been identified as the commercial hub for the Yorke Peninsula, but currently has a number of issues including;

  • Ageing infrastructure

  • Disability access

  • Pedestrian movements and safety

  • Shade and general amenity

  • Mismatch of pavement surfaces

  • Traffic flow and management

A master plan was created following public consultation in 2012/13.

Work is currently starting on the design and construction phase of the redevelopment with the project to be rolled out over 3 budget cycles. The 1st year (14/15) will include undertaking a trial in a short section of Graves Street that will provide the community an opportunity to contribute to the final designs. The trial will include the addition of trees into the CBD and the alteration of the pedestrian access and central crossing points.

The master plan suggested that a section of Graves Street be upgraded to introduce a shared use mall within the heart of the town centre, between Hallett and Goyder Streets. The intent of the shared use mall is to once again establish Kadina as not only the main service town within the Copper Coast but to help create a new identity for the town drawing locals and tourists to visit and spend time. A shared use mall would cater for parking opportunities directly to the front of shops and encourage social interactions strengthening community pride in Kadina.

The intent of the trial is to seek further community comment on this change, before the final construction plans are prepared.

For all the information regarding this project, including frequently asked questions, and feedback and submission forms please click here.
For an updated plan of the design (October 2015) please click here.



Kadina CBD Redevelopment

Wednesday June 8 2016 – 3pm & 6.30pm


Council is conducting two Public Forums to explain the final plans for the Kadina CBD Redevelopment.

The presentations will be identical, so choose a time that suits you.

All Welcome


The Forums will be held in the

Ascot Theatre, Graves Street, Kadina


Peter Harder



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