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Renmark - Experience it! is Renmark Paringa Council's latest promotional video and showcases all that our Region has to offer. To date it has been viewed more than 40,000 times and has been shared over 5,000 times around the world!!!!
The video was launched on April 1 2016 to coincide with the delegation, led by the South Australian Government, to the Shandong Province in China during which Mayor Neil Martinson represented Renmark Paringa Council.

Shandong has been South Australia’s sister city for about 30 years, it has a population of almost 100 million people with a Gross Domestic Product or “GDP” value of close to US$1 trillion in 2014.

The missions aim is to highlight the products and services that South Australia (and, of course, the Riverland) has to offer and to build connections with possible trading and investing partners in Shandong.

Renmark Paringa Council will continue to work with our local industries to assist in showcasing the quality produce and services available in the Riverland and, with the signing of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement, the timing has never been better to become China export ready.

Council will be celebrating History Month with a display at the Renmark Paringa Community and Civic Centre. The display is titled “Renmark Paringa Lyrup – Through the Years” and will include a variety of history pieces from community groups, local businesses and individuals relevant to the Renmark Paringa Council district over the years. Council also have a collection of pieces that will make up part of the display. We encourage the community to come in and take a step back in time to see what our district was like in years gone by. 
The display will be open to the public throughout May, Monday-Friday between the hours of 9am-5pm.
Black Screen
Renmark Paringa Council are proud to be working in partnership with Country Arts SA - Chaffey Theatre again this year to bring to the community 'Black Screen', which features short films by local Indigenous community members and family films from the National Film and Sound Archive. Black Screen celebrates Indigenous culture and film during Reconciliation Week (which is celebrated nationally from 27 May - 3 June). This free event will be held at the Chaffey Theatre on Thursday, 2 June at 7pm and we welcome all members of the community to come along.  A free Indigenous supper provided by Council will be served during interval. For further information, please contact the Chaffey Theatre on 8586 1800.
features short films by local Indigenous community members and family films from the National Film and Sound Archive. - See more at:
features short films by local Indigenous community members and family films from the National Film and Sound Archive. - See more at:
Renmark Paringa Council’s next FREE Childhood Immunisation Clinic will be on Wednesday 18 May at the Civic and Community Centre on Eighteenth Street, Renmark, between 1pm-3:15pm. To book your child in, please call the Council Office on 8580 3000. The dates for all upcoming clinics can be found on Council’s website.
CORES Training
Renmark Paringa Council is proud to support the delivery of CORES (Community Response to Eliminating Suicide) training in the Region to help raise awareness and understanding of this important and significant social issue.

Update from Club and Volunteer Development Officer

Update from the Chaffey Community Centre!
Justice of the Peace Services in Renmark
Renmark Paringa Council is pleased to support “Justice of the Peace” services to residents of the district.
The service will be available at the Chaffey Community Centre on May 3, June 7, and Renmark Paringa Library on May 17, June 21 between 12pm and 2pm.
Justices of the Peace are certified to act as an independent and objective witness for various documents for official or legal purposes. They volunteer their services to provide an integral link in the judicial system.
For example, a JP may:
  • attest the execution of a document
  • witness an affidavit for use in court
  • witness a statutory declaration
  • certify a true copy of an original document
  • certify a person’s identity
Clients are to have all original documents and any copies that are required.  There is no appointment required to access the JP service and a photocopying service is available at both sites for a small fee.
For further information contact, Chaffey Community Centre on 8586 5745 or the Renmark Paringa Library on 8586 5544.   

Update from the Renmark Paringa Public Library
Star Wars Mania has been extremely successful over the school holidays with over 50 participants attending each session. Activities included story telling, making of R2D2 helmets, Star Wars Galaxy Mobile, making lighsabers and making of Star Wars Characters.
Thank to all who attended and made Star Wars Mania so memorable. May the force be with you!
The Sit Down Shutup and Watch film-making workshop
The Sit Down and Shut Up workshop will be held on Tuesday 17 May – Friday 20 May at the McCormick Centre for the Environment,  Ral Ral Avenue,  Renmark.
It's nearly that time of year again! The Renmark Riverfront Markets will take place on Saturday 9 July on the beautiful Renmark Riverfront.
The Markets are an opportunity for talented local people to showcase their business whether is be freshly made produce, handmade items or to explore some of the locally owned two storey houseboats!

The event caters for the whole family and has live entertainment and lots of activities for the kids to enjoy whilst the rest of the family can have a taste of the Riverland.

Last years event saw 40+ stalls and over 2,400 people in attendance and we expect this year’s event to be even bigger and better!

We are inviting potential stall holders to be a part of our Markets which will be held on the Renmark riverfront on Saturday 9th July from 9:30am to 2:30pm. If you would like to be a stall holder please contact the Renmark Paringa Visitor Information Centre on (08) 8580 3060 and request a Registration Form.
An Event Management representative will contact you upon receipt of your Registration Form and copy of your current Public Liability Insurance, to advise if your application is successful.

Food/drink stalls
If you are a potential stall holder who will be selling fresh or packaged food or drinks of any kind, please call the Renmark Paringa Visitor Information Centre on (08) 8580 6704 to request a Food Premises Notification Form and send back with your Registration Form.

All forms are to be submitted by Monday 23 May 2016.
The A’van Club of Australia will be holding their AGM in Renmark at the Chaffey Theatre on Tuesday 10 May 10am-12pm. Members will be staying in Renmark from 6– 14 May 2016. 
The Renmark gathering is expected to be a record attendance! Over 270 vans have RSVP'd which will bring close to 500 people; exceeding all previous National Gathering attendances. The club are confident of a very successful gathering, with a significant injection of funds to the local economy.

For more information please contact David Wilkinson 0406 664 601.
Fire Danger Season has ended!
Fire Danger Season came to an end as of midnight April 15, 2016.  We encourage residents to stay vigilant when lighting fires in the open, and keep in mind the following;
  • There must be a four metre cleared space around and above the fire
  • A responsible person must be in attendance at all times
  • There must be a water supply and/or extinguisher close by
We remind residents that you can only burn between the hours of 10am and 3pm and there is no burning on Sundays.
4th Quarter Council Rates due by 7 June 2016
The 4th Quarter Council Rates are due and payable by 7 June.  Rates notices will be posted to ratepayers within the next week.
Payment options include:
  • Posting a Cheque or Money Order to Council
  • In Person at the Civic Centre by EFTPOS/Credit Card (excluding American Express and Diners Card), Cash, Money Order or Cheque
  • By telephone with a Credit Card - contact the Council on 8580 3000
  • Post Billpay at any Post Office
  • Telephone or Internet Banking - BPAY
  • CentrePay
Further information about these payment options can be found on the back page of your rates notice.
If you have any queries regarding your rates, please contact Council's Rates Officer, Christos Karantonis on 8580 3000.
Did you know that 'DrumMuster' takes place on the last Friday of each month - providing its not a public holiday? If you would like to book in to drop off your triple rinsed 1,5,10,20L containers with lids taken off call 8580 3000 to arrange a time. It’s a free service provided by Renmark Paringa Council and DrumMuster scheme. The plastic containers get recycled into items like street park furniture and decking slats.
Since commencing DrumMuster, Council has received 31,728 containers that have been recycled.
As always thank you to everyone for all your incredible hard work in organising all these wonderful events, activities and ideas; it makes our community a vibrant place to be!

Renmark Paringa Council is committed to an inclusive and informed community.

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