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24 April 2019


The Decision Making Structure of the Council

The full Council - the Mayor and nine 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 9.30am 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 from the questioner may be allowed by the Presiding Member
    • 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)
    • Brief clarifying questions from the Elected Members may be allowed by the Presiding Member
    • 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);

Committee and Working Group Representatives(206 kb)

Informal Gatherings


The Local Government Act 1999 expressly recognises that the Council may hold ‘informal gatherings’ of Elected Members.

The purpose of the Council informal gatherings includes but is not limited to allowing the Mayor, Elected Members and senior management staff to:

   Exchange draft information on proposals that are being worked on by staff or ideas that need to be investigated.

   Receive training including any mandatory training.

   Provide a forum for discussion on proposed staff initiatives and discuss options for engaging the community in determining Council’s strategic corporate direction.

   Assist councillors/executive staff in team building.

   Help develop trust and understanding between those who attend the workshops.

   Receive briefings including, community organisations, businesses, Council programs, LGA and State Government Departments.

Elected Members CANNOT make an actual or purported decision or issue a direction to staff. The Council recognises that formal decision-making may, legally, only occur at formal meetings of the Council or otherwise pursuant to the Council’s scheme of delegation.

The Council has a policy on how it manages its informal gathering, it can be found here.


Information about Council’s planned designated informal gatherings can be found in the table below. Where possible these sessions are open to the public and you are more than welcome to attend.

Place, Time, Date
Matters To Be Discussed
Open or Closed Session
If Closed Why

Council Chambers, Kadina Town Hall, 51 Taylor Street, Kadina, Wednesday, 17th April 2019 commencing at 6:00pm

* Draft Economic Development & Marketing Plan

* Waste Management

Open SessionN/A



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).

2019 Ordinary Council Meeting Dates
1st Wednesday @ 7pm (Dates change in January and February)

January 16th

July 3rd

February 13th

August 7th

March 6th

September 4th

April 3rd

October 2nd

May 1st

November 6th

June 5th

December 4th

Council Assessment Panel

Council 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.

CAP Meeting Dates

2nd Wednesday @ 5:30pm (subject to change)

January - NO MEETING

July 10th

February 13th (5.00pm)

August 14th

March 13th

September 11th

April 10th

October 9th


November 13th

June 12th

December 11th


Audit Committee

Audit Committee meetings to be held in the Meeting Room in the Kadina Town Hall, at 9.30am at least 4 times year.


Audit Committee Meeting Dates

February 11th

September 9th

April 8th

November 11th

June 10th


For minutes from previous Committee and Council Meetings please click here.

Moonta Town Centre Masterplan


WAX Design, in association with the Copper Coast Council, is undertaking community consultation and an analysis process to understand what makes Moonta a great place and what opportunities exist to enhance this in the future.  To gain an understanding of the Town we would appreciate hearing from you and receiving feedback from the people who live, work and visit Moonta.


The focus of the study is on the Moonta Town Centre area and the results of the survey will be used to prepare a Draft Framework to reflect the community’s vision for the Town Centre.  The Draft Framework will be made available for public comment before it is used to finalise the Master Plan. 


The Master Plan will provide the pathway forward to create the vision the community have for the Town Centre.  The Master Plan is the first crucial step in the process, but won’t necessarily result in a redevelopment or major project. Based on what you tell us it may just result in small changes to future planned maintenance and renewal works or smaller projects over many years. But who knows, at this stage our first priority is hearing from you. 


Moonta Masterplan - October Newsletter

A Copy of the Moonta Town Centre Background Report is available by clicking here.


Kadina CBD Redevelopment

Implementation Phase

Construction of stage 1 began on the 21st of November 2016.


Stage 1 consists of stormwater pipework across the town centre and the upgrade of Frances Tce. This prepared the town for stage 2 which was implemented in 2017.


To remind our residents that Kadina will be open for business during the construction period, weekly prizes will be available for shoppers in the redevelopment zone. For details visit a participating store in the Kadina CBD


Project Details

For all the information regarding this project, including frequently asked questions, and feedback and submission forms please click here.


For a plan of the design (June 2017), please  click here .


For a project implementation plan, please  click here .


To find out what has been happening with the Upgrade, please click here.


For more information contact Council (08) 8828 1200, Unique Urban Built on 0439 015 892 or Michael Adams on 0423 549 133.



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 was to seek further community comment on this change, before the final construction plans were prepared.



Port Hughes Boat Ramp

The Port Hughes Boat Ramp upgrade proposal was recently presented to the South Australian Boating Facilities Advisory Committee and received funding of one million dollars.


As part of the upgrade, the existing four-lane ramp would be removed and replaced by a new six lane ramp on the eastern side.

Port Hughes Boat Ramp – Construction Begins

The contractor has recently started the redevelopment of the Port Hughes Boat Ramp.


The final construction plan has eliminated any closures during the redevelopment period.


Our aim will be to keep any other disturbances to the users to a bare minimum.


Signage has been installed on the project site to advise users of the plans and to keep everyone up to date with the project.


Thanks again to SABFAC for contributing $1,040,000 to this project. Works will include; a new launching area with 6 ramps, deepening of the harbour, improvements to the boat rinsing area and raising of existing breakwaters.

 Port Hughes Boat Ramp Redevelopment

Port Hughes Boat Ramp Stage 2 Excavation(970 kb)
Port Hughes Boat Ramp Project Update July 12th 2016(556 kb)
Port Hughes Boat Ramp Design July 2016(273 kb)


To see what has been happening with the Port Hughes Boat Ramp Upgrade please click here.

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


Wallaroo Swimming Enclosure

Council has decided to move forward with a new swimming enclosure for Wallaroo.

The project was originally planned for the 2017/18 financial year with final plans to be completed during 2016/17.

Those plans were changed by Council following the May 2016 storms, with Council now attempting to have a replacement completed by Christmas this year.

Following a Council meeting decision to look at options for the site, the public consultation has resulted in a final plan being developed. That plan was approved by Council on the 22nd August 2016.

In the initial scoping design we thought that a similar net arrangement to Port Lincoln would work in our location. However, further research and practical advantages have deemed that the best option is to include in stage 1 a system of floating attenuators and nets separate from the pontoon structure. This will increase the available safe swimming area and reduce the amount of wind chop experienced by the users of the facility.

Shade was another issue highlighted through the public consultation. Additional piles in stage 1 (while the piling equipment is mobilised) to accommodate shade cloth is the most economical way to meet this request from the public.

DDA access ramps into the enclosed area instead of the proposed steps added to the design and construction costs. The angle of the access platforms has also been improved, by increasing the lengths slightly.

Feedback from the community supported the small area for learn to swim. This has increased the number of pontoons, but overall it provides a greater usability for a broader range of our community.

However, while the scope between stage 1 and 2 has altered the overall project is still achievable within the original total planned budget.

There were two comments from the public regarding the location of the facility, their desire was for it to be located more to the west, closer to the current swimming enclosure location.

The location with the access platforms straddling the viewing platform has been selected for a number of reasons including;

• The depth of water, any further to the east and the water gets too shallow.
• The waves are more consistent and uniform than to the west where the larger jetty causes disruption to the wave formations. 
• The location allows for the attenuators and nets to sit well away from the floating structure. If the structure was located more to the west, the nets would be restricted by the Flinders Ports jetty and the access ramps would therefore be directly in front of the café. 
• This location allows for easy viewing and access off the lawn area.

There has also been concerns about the structural integrity of a floating structure in an area that is open to storm events, especially after seeing the power of the wave action and storms during May 2016.

This is also the staff’s greatest concern and there are no guarantees because engineers, like any of us, can get it wrong. Therefore we have undertaken the following to ensure that we have a greater level of confidence in the proposal, although there can never be certainty.

• Collected wave data
• Undertaken geological testing
• Wave and load analysis
• Consulted with two engineering organisations – Meinhardt and Magryn
• Discussed the proposal with other industry competitors and previous SeaSlip customers. 
• Requested 25 plus years for the design life with a safety margin for unknowns to be built into the design. i.e. planned for the worse case scenario
• Not removed any factors from the budget that could affect safety or longevity of the design.
• Positioned the structure in the best possible location and away from the rebound waves off the seawall.

Seaslips summary of their final proposal is as follows.

“Seaslip, through the Meinhardt Engineering Group, Sydney, and Magryn & Associates Coastal Engineering Group SA advise that all necessary site investigations have now been completed and we are confident to confirm that the final facility proposed in this submission has been designed and will be constructed to all engineer requirements.

Our pricing reflects these requirements for the sustainability and longevity of the facility to endure the conditions it will be subjected to in this location.”

In summary, this infrastructure is critical to both the local residents and the tourism industry. While it is duplicated in Moonta Bay, the Wallaroo area relies heavily on this structure for both local enjoyment and as a tourism product. If we can proceed now, it is still a viable option to have it completed by early December 2016.

Further background provided is available in the 20th June 2016 Council Agenda or on our website


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