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Community Plan 2012-2016 – Measuring Our Performance
The current version of Council’s Community Plan is due to expire at the end of 2016, Renmark Paringa Council has commenced the process of reviewing and updating the plan and as an initial step have prepared a document which measures Council’s performance against the Core Activities and Emerging Priorities identified in the current version. Council will use the analysis within the document as part of the review.
Council is proud to release the document “Community Plan 2012-2016 – Measuring Our Performance” to the public and to be able to say that all (100 per cent) Core Activities and a majority (86.9 per cent) of Emerging Priorities have been achieved.
The document can be viewed here on Council’s website.
Council gratefully acknowledges the hard work, dedication and collaboration between Elected Members, staff, volunteers and the community in achieving these outcomes.  
Council invites comments on the document; please submit any comments or queries via email to or via post to PO Box 730, Renmark SA 5341.
Paringa Paddocks Walking / Cycling Trail Meeting - 30 March 2016
Interested community members are invited to attend a meeting on Wednesday 30 March at 3.00pm in the Council Chambers to progress the development of a formal walking and cycling trail in Paringa Paddocks.
The Paringa Paddocks track is a priority trail identified in the Council's Tracks and Trails Strategy given its close proximity to town and the caravan park, the outdoor experience it offers and the many existing tracks in that area.
To RSVP or for any questions, please contact Adrian Pipe, Manager of Community Services on 8580 3000 or email.
Football Federation of South Australia
The Riverland will play host to two of the biggest clubs in South Australian Football when Round 6 of the PlayStation 4 National Premier League South Australia comes to town on Saturday 9 April 2016 featuring Adelaide United and West Adelaide.

Football Federation SA (FFSA) in partnership with Renmark Paringa Council is pleased to be bringing some of the best local players to Renmark. The Adelaide United team will comprise of National Youth League Players, the next generation of Hyundai A-League Players, as well as current Hyundai A-League Players while West Adelaide are the current PlayStation 4 National Premier League South Australia Champions.
Adelaide United CEO Grant Mayer said the team was looking forward to engaging the local Riverland community.
“I’d like to congratulate the FFSA on such a wonderful initiative.  Adelaide United is thrilled to be playing this game in the Riverland region and I truly hope that it’s the first of many games we play in regional South Australia.
“It should be a great contest and I know our team is hoping for a big crowd on the day,” said Mayer.
The NSR Australia Regional Round, first established in 2013, has now expanded to include four regional areas:, Mount Gambier, Riverland, Roxby Downs and Whyalla. The growth of this initiative supports FFSA’s commitment to developing football in Regional South Australia.
FFSA Chief Executive Officer Michael Carter is delighted to bring such a highly anticipated match to the Riverland and is confident that there will be lasting legacy for football in the region.
“The NSR Australia Regional Round is an initiative that we are very proud of. The Riverland has a strong sporting history and we are pleased to have a partner in Renmark Paringa Council.
“The event not only brings a competition fixture to an area that would other wise not experience this high level of football, it provides awareness of our sport and provides resources and opportunities to the local Association to further grow football in the region.
“FFSA and the Riverland Soccer Association encourage the local public to attend what will certainly be a fantastic game of football and event.”
West Adelaide Soccer Club Chairman Alex Alexandrou told that the club is looking forward to the fixture.
“The Riverland is a great supporter of our game. A lot of our traditional support comes out of the Riverland, so it's perfect for us to reunite with them.” 
FFSA will conduct a number of community based activities in the Riverland in the lead up to the event with further details to be released via the FFSA website.
NSR Australia Regional Round
Saturday 9 April, 2016
Renmark Oval, Paringa Street, Renmark
Riverland Select v SA NTC, kick-off 12:00pm
Riverland U12 v West Adelaide U12, kick-off 1:45pm
Adelaide United v West Adelaide, kick-off 3:00pm
Full fixtures for the PlayStation 4 National Premier League South Australia can be found HERE.

Update from Club and Volunteer Development Officer
Are you a involved in a club or a volunteer organisation? Would you like support and/or advice to expand and be sustainable? Do you mentor or work with young people? If you have answered yes to any the above you need to contact Renmark Paringa Council's Club and Volunteer Development Officer Karlie Rice!

Karlie has put together a program of training events and workshops for the coming months which involves 'essentials for coaching children, a brief, practical, survival course for coaches' on 5 April. A Riverland Volunteer Network Meeting which will take place on 12 April and a Child Safe Officer Course which will take place on 2 May.
For more information on these courses please click here or contact Karlie directly on:
P. (08) 8580 3096 / 0455 532 966
F. (08) 8580 3030
Renmark Paringa Council’s next FREE Childhood Immunisation Clinic will be on Wednesday 20 April 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.

Update from the Chaffey Community Centre!
School Holiday Workshop!
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 April 5, May 3, June 7, and Renmark Paringa Library on April 19, 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.   
The CCC also has some exciting programs starting in May!
  1. Camera & Photography Basics - Beginners guide on how to use a digital camera, how to get photos off the camera and editing your images.
  2. Getting the most out of your Smart Phone
  3. Ask a Geek! – Baffled by technology? Not sure how to get your devices working properly? Come along to get the answers to all things technological.
  4. Junior Art Classes – after school art classes
  5. Learn movie making – do you want to make a photo movie/video? How do you add voice overs or music? This course will provide the answers
  6. Get the most out of your iPad – learn on your own device
  7. Basic Laptop / Notebook classes – learn on your own device
More information including dates and cost will be available on these programs shortly.
Please ring the Chaffey Community Centre on 8586 5745 to register or for further information.

Update from the Renmark Paringa Public Library
Regional Development Australia Murraylands and Riverland (RDAMR) and the Career Development Centre (CDC) are here to assist local businesses and individuals to reach their greatest heights.

For the individual the CDC's qualified career practitioners are able to provide assistance with career development, resume and job applications, interview techniques, training plans and Migration services.  
For businesses, the RDAMR provide confidential business advisory assistance and support to new and existing businesses with development and planning, resource and operational management, finances, grant applications and more. 

Appointments are available in Berri, Renmark, Waikerie, Murray Bridge, Mannum and Tailem Bend. 
As your centre for business and professional advice they invite you to contact the RDA or CDC to see how they can assist you to meet your career or business goals on 8580 8500.
The Renmark to the Border Local Action Planning Committee of Council are launching the Local Action Plan on Wednesday 30 March 2016 at the McCormick Centre.
The plan incorporates the priorities and objectives for a 10 year period with the overall vision of a “healthy future for our community land and water”.

The launch starts at 6pm with nibbles and drinks, and the presentation commences at 7pm followed by guest speaker Dr Michael Sierp from Aquatic Biosecurity.

Renmark Paringa Council and the Renmark to Border Local Action Planning Committee would love to see the community attend this important launch.
If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Shannon Baxter on 8580 3000 or by 29 March 2016.
Council has conducted the annual review of the Infrastructure and Asset Management Plan to include projects that are planned for the 2016/17 financial year.
These projects include:
  • Replacement of the basketball Court 1 timber floors in the Renmark Recreation Centre
  • Plush’s Bend Toilet Upgrades which includes the installation of a large septic tank and water supplied via solar pump
  • Replacement of the Bert Dix Park toilets to include 2 cubicles for each gender and a unisex disabled toilet
  • Replacement of flooring in the Jarrett Memorial Garden Rotunda with either tiles or timber
If you would like to view the plan please click here and/or would like any further information on other projects listed in the plan, please email or contact Paul Day, Director Infrastructure & Environmental Services on 8580 3000.

Did you know that the library in partnership with Renmark Meals on Wheels offers a free library home delivery service to Meals on Wheels clients
We are very fortunate that Meals on Wheels volunteers are keen to help us deliver library resources to those that find it difficult to visit the library themselves. We would love to hear from anyone who currently receives Meals on Wheels and is interested in borrowing library DVDs, books, audio books, magazines or CDs. Let us know what interests you and we can order books, DVDs and other resources from the millions of items available in the state library network and deliver them to you.

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!

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