Welcome to Murray Bridge

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Council values your involvement and invites you to have your say, and encourages you to tell your colleagues, friends and neighbours so they can have their say too.

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Do you live, work or have an interest in Rural City of Murray Bridge? Are you interested in having your views considered in Council decision making?

Let's Talk Murray Bridge is an easy, safe and convenient way for you to contribute your ideas and opinions about key projects being considered by Council.

Its quick, easy and convenient!

Shape your community and contribute your thoughts and ideas at a time and place that suits you, 24/7. It's safe, easy and convenient.

Council values your involvement and invites you to have your say, and encourages you to tell your colleagues, friends and neighbours so they can have their say too.

View the range of current consultation projects to see what’s going on, register your details with the site and then join the conversation. It’s that easy! We will keep you in the loop by sending a newsletter providing an overview of current online consultation projects.

Join the conversation today!

Open Consultations

  • DRAFT Community Land Management Plans - Johnstone Park and Roundhouse

    13 days ago
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    DRAFT Community Land Management Plans - Johnstone Park and Roundhouse

    The Rural City of Murray Bridge has drafted Community Land Management Plans for Johnstone Park and the historic Roundhouse in Murray Bridge.

    The documents are available for viewing or purchase at the Local Government Centre 2 Seventh Street Murray Bridge during normal business hours. The plans can also be viewed in the document library.

    Council is seeking written submissions from interested persons.

    All submissions must be in writing and received by 3pm Thursday 10 November 2016, addressed to:

    Public Consultation – Roundhouse Community Land Management Plan or Johnstone Park Community... Continue reading

    DRAFT Community Land Management Plans - Johnstone Park and Roundhouse

    The Rural City of Murray Bridge has drafted Community Land Management Plans for Johnstone Park and the historic Roundhouse in Murray Bridge.

    The documents are available for viewing or purchase at the Local Government Centre 2 Seventh Street Murray Bridge during normal business hours. The plans can also be viewed in the document library.

    Council is seeking written submissions from interested persons.

    All submissions must be in writing and received by 3pm Thursday 10 November 2016, addressed to:

    Public Consultation – Roundhouse Community Land Management Plan or Johnstone Park Community Land Management Plan

    Chief Executive Officer

    Rural City of Murray Bridge

    PO Box 421

    MURRAY BRIDGE SA 5253

    or council@murraybridge.sa.gov.au

    Consultation period runs from 11 August until 10 November 2016


  • Stormwater Harvesting

    about 1 month ago
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    The Murray Bridge Stormwater Management and Reuse Scheme was built to provide an alternative, secure and sustainable source of water supply to the Rural City of Murray Bridge.

    The Scheme harvests stormwater from eight basins and wetlands across Murray Bridge and transports it to a lined lagoon at Gifford Hill for long‐term storage. When needed for irrigation, raw stormwater is pumped from the lagoon to the new treatment plant on Old Swanport Road, from which the treated stormwater is transported via distribution pumps and pipelines to the City’s irrigation system.

    The Scheme was delivered by the Rural City... Continue reading

    The Murray Bridge Stormwater Management and Reuse Scheme was built to provide an alternative, secure and sustainable source of water supply to the Rural City of Murray Bridge.

    The Scheme harvests stormwater from eight basins and wetlands across Murray Bridge and transports it to a lined lagoon at Gifford Hill for long‐term storage. When needed for irrigation, raw stormwater is pumped from the lagoon to the new treatment plant on Old Swanport Road, from which the treated stormwater is transported via distribution pumps and pipelines to the City’s irrigation system.

    The Scheme was delivered by the Rural City of Murray Bridge, in partnership with the Australian Government, the Murray Bridge Racing Club and the Gifford Hill Joint Venture. The total budget of $14.23 million was supported through $7.115 million of funding from the Australian Government’s National Urban Water and Desalination Plan, to match the co‐contribution from Council and in‐kind works from the Gifford Hill Joint Venture. The Scheme was completed on time and within budget, and with an impeccable safety record.

    The Australian Government funding agreement required the Scheme to decrease reliance on the River Murray and reduce potable water demand by up to 172 ML annually. Through careful planning, design and management the yield from the Scheme is expected to be approximately 230 ML annually, based on average rainfall in Murray Bridge. Of this 230ML, the irrigation demand supplied is expected to comprise 110 ML of water use by Council and 60 ML of water use from each of the Murray Bridge Racing Club and Murray Bridge Golf Club.

    The Scheme has also made provision for the connection of future pump stations at the Newbridge (Old Racecourse) and Gifford Hill development sites. Once these pump stations are installed and the developments are completed, the total harvestable volume for the Scheme may exceed 700 ML annually.

    The Scheme generates a net benefit to water quality in the River Murray near Murray Bridge by reducing pollutant loads discharged into the river, and also through the inclusion of water quality improvement measures such as vegetated swales and wetlands at the harvesting sites.

    The Scheme has improved the drainage performance and level of flood protection provided by

    Council’s stormwater drainage system, notably through the provision of new pump stations and a control system that enables Council to remotely monitor the water levels at the basin and wetland sites and adjust pump rates and sequencing to manage flood risk in real time.

    The Scheme uses green energy to reduce Council’s carbon footprint, including two solar powered pump stations, and enables Council to achieve improved amenity at public reserves and a higher standard of playing surfaces at sporting fields. Over 6,000 seedlings and advanced trees were planted in and around the project sites, along with 7,000 metres of direct seeding to establish new trees and shrubs.

    The Scheme has provided opportunities for renewal and improvement of Council’s existing stormwater assets, and has provided the strategic stormwater infrastructure that is necessary to support the planned growth of the city over the next 20 years. The Scheme has also been

    “future‐proofed” to enable expansion across Murray Bridge and the surrounding region, and to facilitate a future regional water diversification scheme that links Murray Bridge to the District

    Council of Mount Barker to provide a secure, sustainable and diverse water supply for this Growth Corridor and further reduce dependence on the River Murray.

    Due to the current very dry conditions across the Murray‐Darling Basin, it was recently announced that the minimum opening allocations for extraction from the River Murray in 2016/17 shall be reduced to 36%. Similar water restrictions during the drought years of 2006 through to 2010, when Council’s water allocation dropped as low as 18% in 2008/09, resulted in significant “browning off” and degradation of Council’s reserves and sporting fields. Fortunately the Scheme is now fully operational, and with the lagoon already at 15% capacity at the start of the winter harvesting season, Council are in a strong position to prevent a repeat of the devastating impacts of the drought and to sustain the amenity of the City’s parks and reserves.

    The project will benefit the Murray Bridge community and the health of the River Murray for generations to come. It is a fine example of how a community can work together to harness a valuable, untapped resource and turn a vision for a more drought resilient, liveable city into a reality.


  • Community Advisory Committee

    2 months ago
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    Do you want to influence the development and delivery of community services throughout the Rural City of Murray Bridge?

    Do you want to provide advice on how community grants are distributed?

    The opportunity now exists for you to be involved!

    We are looking for six motivated residents from the region to volunteer their time, at least four times a year and have their say on the Council’s Community Advisory Committee

    Aim

    The purpose of this Committee is to develop strategies for consideration by Council in relation to its budget and strategic planning processes in the following... Continue reading

    Do you want to influence the development and delivery of community services throughout the Rural City of Murray Bridge?

    Do you want to provide advice on how community grants are distributed?

    The opportunity now exists for you to be involved!

    We are looking for six motivated residents from the region to volunteer their time, at least four times a year and have their say on the Council’s Community Advisory Committee

    Aim

    The purpose of this Committee is to develop strategies for consideration by Council in relation to its budget and strategic planning processes in the following areas:

    Arts - promotion

    City safe - promotion of a safe and welcoming environment

    Grant funding - community grants, events and donations

    History - preservation and promotion

    Multiculturalism - services required

    Recreation - facilities sharing, future requirements

    Tourism - promotion

    Youth - activities and services required

    The Community Advisory Committee has a Terms Of Reference.



  • Swanport Development Plan Ammendment (DPA)

    2 months ago
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    The Swanport area is changing.

    What is this?
    A Development Plan Ammendment (DPA) is the formal process by which Council updates the zoning contained within a Development Plan, the document which sets the policies for development throughout the Council area.

    This particular DPA focusses on land south of the South Eastern Freeway, straddling Jervois Road. Land to the west of Jervois Road, currently zones Tourist Development and land to the east of Jervois Road currently zoned Primary Production and Rural Living. These areas are all to be rezoned to allow for Rural Living style... Continue reading

    The Swanport area is changing.

    What is this?
    A Development Plan Ammendment (DPA) is the formal process by which Council updates the zoning contained within a Development Plan, the document which sets the policies for development throughout the Council area.

    This particular DPA focusses on land south of the South Eastern Freeway, straddling Jervois Road. Land to the west of Jervois Road, currently zones Tourist Development and land to the east of Jervois Road currently zoned Primary Production and Rural Living. These areas are all to be rezoned to allow for Rural Living style allotments.

    The Swanport DPA will take a holistic approach all this land and rezone it to allow for minimum allotment sizes of 2500m2 with larger allowtments of 500m2 adjacent to the boundary of the area.



  • Sixth Street Revitalisation Project

    4 months ago
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    The Revitalisation of Sixth Street is an exciting project for the Rural City, which builds on Councils ‘Town Centre Master Plan and Urban Design Framework’ and ‘Town Centre Traffic Plan’. At the 10 August 2015 meeting of Council endorsed the plans for the revitalisation of Sixth Street.

    About the Design

    Sixth Street will become a vibrant place for people of all ages – a shady, comfortable and interesting place for people to gather, meet friends, and participate in community events.

    Sixth Street and the crossing of Bridge Street will be a safer place for pedestrians – it will not be... Continue reading

    The Revitalisation of Sixth Street is an exciting project for the Rural City, which builds on Councils ‘Town Centre Master Plan and Urban Design Framework’ and ‘Town Centre Traffic Plan’. At the 10 August 2015 meeting of Council endorsed the plans for the revitalisation of Sixth Street.

    About the Design

    Sixth Street will become a vibrant place for people of all ages – a shady, comfortable and interesting place for people to gather, meet friends, and participate in community events.

    Sixth Street and the crossing of Bridge Street will be a safer place for pedestrians – it will not be dominated by cars and car parking, although people will still be able to drive through and access parking along Sixth Street.

    Sixth Street will be more attractive for shoppers – leading to increased retail activity along both sides of the street.

    Sixth Street will be a place to visit at night, on weekdays and on weekends.

    “We think Sixth Street can change from ‘a street to travel through’ to ‘a place to travel to’, and we share the community’s enthusiasm for the potential to transform and beautify Sixth Street and revitalise the area”(Lisel Ashby, from the Jensen Planning + Design Team)


  • Murray Bridge Dry Zone Renewal Public Consultation

    5 months ago
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    Consultation is now closed.

    Council is about to apply for a renewal of its Dry Zone Areas within the Town Centre, Sturt Reserve, Wharf Precinct and Hume Reserve and we would like your input.

    To enhance our application to the Office of the Liquor and Gambling Commissioner, Council needs support from the community and seeks your assistance by way of a support letter, a written submission, or completion of the survey below.

    In accordance with the Council’s Public Consultation Policy the Rural City of Murray Bridge seeks written submissions from interested persons on how the Dry Zone has impacted on... Continue reading

    Consultation is now closed.

    Council is about to apply for a renewal of its Dry Zone Areas within the Town Centre, Sturt Reserve, Wharf Precinct and Hume Reserve and we would like your input.

    To enhance our application to the Office of the Liquor and Gambling Commissioner, Council needs support from the community and seeks your assistance by way of a support letter, a written submission, or completion of the survey below.

    In accordance with the Council’s Public Consultation Policy the Rural City of Murray Bridge seeks written submissions from interested persons on how the Dry Zone has impacted on you either in a positive or negative way and whether you believe the Dry Areas should remain in place?

    Council will consider these submissions prior to submitting an application to the Commissioner for Liquor and Gambling.

    All submissions must be in writing and received by 3.00pm Friday 27 May 2016, addressed to:

    Public Consultation – Dry Zone Area

    Chief Executive Officer

    Rural City of Murray Bridge

    2 Seventh Street

    PO Box 421

    Murray Bridge SA 5253

    Council thanks you in anticipation of your support for this endeavour.


  • Regional Town Centre Expansion Development Plan Amendment (DPA)

    6 months ago
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    THIS CONSULTATION IS NOW CLOSED

    This Development Plan Amendment (DPA) focusses on the Regional Town Centre and seeks to provide better opportunities for economic growth through encouraging the areas where this can occur.

    Copies of the full DPA and an information sheet are available from the document library on the right of this screen.


    THIS CONSULTATION IS NOW CLOSED

    This Development Plan Amendment (DPA) focusses on the Regional Town Centre and seeks to provide better opportunities for economic growth through encouraging the areas where this can occur.

    Copies of the full DPA and an information sheet are available from the document library on the right of this screen.


  • Murray Bridge Riverfront Strategy

    9 months ago
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    THIS CONSULTATION IS NOW CLOSED

    Council have resolved to undertake public consultation on the Council’s Draft Riverfront Strategy. This Strategy has been prepared over the last five months and included some public consultation during the drafting phase before Christmas.




    THIS CONSULTATION IS NOW CLOSED

    Council have resolved to undertake public consultation on the Council’s Draft Riverfront Strategy. This Strategy has been prepared over the last five months and included some public consultation during the drafting phase before Christmas.




  • Draft Climate Change Adaptation Plan

    6 months ago
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    THIS CONSULTATION IS NOW CLOSED

    Council has resolved to undertake public consultation on the Draft Climate Change Adaptation Plan.

    The Draft Climate Change Adaptation Plan has been developed to guide Council in adapting to changing climatic conditions at a Local Government level.

    Written comments on the Draft Climate Change Adaptation Plan can be submitted to Council by 5pm on Friday 15 April 2016, addressed to:

    PO Box 421, Murray Bridge, SA 5253.

    If you have any queries about the Draft Climate Change Adaptation Plan, please contact Council’s Senior Environment Officer, Tony Wilson, on 8539 1442 or email t.wilson@murraybridge.sa.gov.au(External link)



    THIS CONSULTATION IS NOW CLOSED

    Council has resolved to undertake public consultation on the Draft Climate Change Adaptation Plan.

    The Draft Climate Change Adaptation Plan has been developed to guide Council in adapting to changing climatic conditions at a Local Government level.

    Written comments on the Draft Climate Change Adaptation Plan can be submitted to Council by 5pm on Friday 15 April 2016, addressed to:

    PO Box 421, Murray Bridge, SA 5253.

    If you have any queries about the Draft Climate Change Adaptation Plan, please contact Council’s Senior Environment Officer, Tony Wilson, on 8539 1442 or email t.wilson@murraybridge.sa.gov.au(External link)



  • Community Plan 2016 - 2032

    10 months ago
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    Thriving Communities

    The Community Plan 2016 - 2032 has been developed to reflect what our community told us during three months of extensive community engagement.

    A copy of the final plan is avaliable by selecting this project.

    Thriving Communities

    The Community Plan 2016 - 2032 has been developed to reflect what our community told us during three months of extensive community engagement.

    A copy of the final plan is avaliable by selecting this project.