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Hi everyone,

Welcome to the Christmas edition and the last for 2014 of 'What's going on in your community'!
We have just celebrated the Renmark Christmas pageant and it was a wonderful event organised by dedicated community members. We proudly supported the pageant and would like to acknowledge eveyone's hard work and dedication to making the event so enjoyable for the whole community.
This has been an incredible year for our community and we are so proud of what has been achieved. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our fantastic community for supporting us and working together with us in building a strong and sustainable community which we can all enjoy. If you would like to know what Renmark Paringa Council has been working on this past year please read our Annual Report which can be found on our website by clicking here...

In this edition:


I would like to take this opportunity to thank the communities of Renmark, Paringa and Lyrup for re-electing me as Mayor of Renmark Paringa Council. I am passionate about my community and I look forward to working with our newly Elected Members and Council Staff to make it a desirable, vibrant and sustainable environment for us all to enjoy.
I would like to wish you all a relaxing and enjoyable time in the Riverland over the holidays and remember to stay safe on the River and on the roads. Renmark Paringa Council are committed to open and inclusive communication and are working on improving our communication tools to ensure that we have an informed community. If you want to know what’s going on in your community join our mailing list, like us on facebook, and go to our website for more details.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Renmark Paringa Council.

Town Revitalisation Project.....
Have you seen the new lights in the Renmark water fountain yet? This upgrade is part of the Town Revitalisation Project which has seen quite a number of outcomes in the past few months. Not only have the lights been upgraded at the fountain but also along the riverfront too. We are aiming to have the new super bright lights be in place by early 2015 and they will start at the pumping station near Jane Eliza through to the Big 4 Caravan park. This will make it brighter and more enjoyable for community members and tourists to stroll along the riverfront in the evening.

Christmas Closure Times....
Australia Day Celebrations...
  • Community Grants....
Did you know that Minor Grant funding and Youth Grant funding are available all year round for eligible applicants? Application forms and guidelines can be downloaded from the Application Forms page on Councils website which you can find by clicking here....
Minor Grants - Grants of up to $1000 are available for eligible community groups for assistance with a project, event etc that can demonstrate a major benefit to the community of the Renmark Paringa district.

Youth Grants - Individual Funding – Individuals representing their Club/Group/Organisation OR up to and including 3 members of the same Club/Group/Organisation attending the same event, can apply for:
  • Up to a maximum of $50 per person if events are held within South Australia
  • Up to a maximum of $100 per person if events are held interstate
  • Up to a maximum of $200 per person if events are held overseas
Team Funding (for 3 or more participants) – For teams from the same Club/Group/Organisation attending the same event can apply for:
  • $150 if within SA
  • $300 if interstate
  • $500 if overseas
  • Sports Vouchers....
    Have you heard about Sports Vouchers???All kids love playing outdoors and enjoying sport with family and friends. That’s why the State Government is making junior sport more affordable.
    Sports Vouchers is a State Government initiative administered by the Office for Recreation and Sport. To find out more and for clubs to register, please visit

  • CFS Information....
    Looking for information regarding Fire Danger season? Please go to the CFS website to stay informed on what you can and cannot do to better protect you and your community.

  • Country Arts SA.....
    is proudly supporting the 5,000 Poppies project and the Chaffey Theatre will be collecting the poppies and sending them on to be included with the main display on ANZAC Day 2015 at Federation Square in Melbourne. A Melbourne based duo are on a mission to create a field of more than 100,000 handcrafted poppies in Federation Square in Melbourne on ANZAC Day 2015 for the ANZAC Centenary Commemoration.  The poppies will be a nationwide crafting community tribute to Australian servicemen and women and their families for their service and sacrifice in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations over the last 100 years.  For more information please contact Sharlene at the Chaffey Theatre on 8586 1800.


  • Renmark Paringa Council Immunisation Clinic....
    Renmark Paringa Council’s
    next FREE Childhood Immunisation Clinic will be held on Wednesday 17th December at the Civic 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.
  • School Holiday Activities....
    Are you looking for fun and creative activities for children over the school holidays? Renmark Paringa Council have designed a calendar to help you schedule fun activities for the kids. If you want to download the calendar please go to our website by clicking here or you can collect a hard copy from the Renmark Paringa Civic Centre, Renmark Paringa Public Library and Chaffey Community Centre. Please see below for a sample of what's on offer :)


  • Looking to donate blood? Well you can on Tuesday December 16 and Wednesday December 17 at the Greek Orthodox Hall in Renmark. For more information please click on the picture to bring you to the Australian Red Cross Blood Service website.



  • Riverland Division of General Practice....
    are proud to support '2 Achieve’ which will start in February 2015. The program will run for 7 consecutive weeks and is aimed at adults 17+ who are unemployed and not currently enrolled in study. The aim of the program is to increase participants confidence, literacy and numeracy and better prepare them for further study and employment. If you or you know somebody who is interested in finding out more about this course please contact Rebecca Flack on 85823823.
  • Riverland Youth Theatre....
    There is an exciting opportunity for local youth to spend a week in January with professional artists. Young adults will have an opportunity to  have lots of fun while developing skills in the areas of creative writing, performance, dance, music and more. If you have creative children between 10-16 yrs, or know of someone who does please contact RYT on  85863437 and for only $10pp for the whole week it would be a shame to miss out. 
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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Kind Regards,

The Communications Team

PO BOX 730, Renmark SA 5341
Tel: (08) 8580 3000
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