Media Releases

Disability Plan to Improve Access in Mid Murray

Access and inclusion will be enhanced in the Mid Murray for people with a disability and their carers.

The Mid Murray Council has adopted a new Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP), following consultation with community and the disability sector. It is the Council’s third DAIP and builds on extensive work the Council has already undertaken in this area.

Media Release - Disability Plan to Improve Access in Mid Murray - 22 September 2020

Our Plan 2020-24 – Have your say

Mid Murray Council is preparing a new Strategic Plan to guide the region’s development and decision-making over the next four years.

Our Plan 2020-24 will be a key instrument for the delivery of programs and services to the community and the long-term financial sustainability of Council.

Community input into the creation of the plan is vital. Council has already conducted Stage 1 of consultation on the high-level themes of the plan. Stage 2 of consultation is now open, seeking feedback on the detail of how Council will deliver the plan.

Consultation runs from Monday, 14 September until 5pm on Friday, 9 October.

Click here for more information, to view the Plan and Surveys

Media Release - 14 September 2020 - Big Plans for a bright Mid Murray future

Mid Murray Council opens door for GM Crops

Mid Murray Council will move to support allowing farmers to grow genetically modified (GM) crops within its district to assist economic growth in the local agriculture and horticulture sectors.

Media Release - 9 September 2020 - Mid Murray Council opens door for GM Crops

Full steam ahead for new playground at Mannum's Mary Ann Reserve

Mannum is well-known for its historic paddle steamers – but now the town has welcomed a new riverboat attraction that’s set to be a big hit with the kids located at the picturesque Mary Ann Reserve.

MEDIA RELEASE - 3 September 2020 - Full steam ahead for new Mannum playground

Mid Murray Community Groups the first to call historic Mannum Institute home

Two Mid Murray Community Groups will be the first to call the historic Mannum Institute home.

MEDIA RELEASE - 24 August 2020 - Community Groups to call Mannum Institute home

New Water Tanks to strengthen fire response

Fire-fighting water supplies will be established in the Mid Murray district to safeguard the area affected by the 2019 Cudlee Creek Bushfire from future bushfires.

Media Release - 21 August 2020 - New Water Tanks to strengthen Mid Murray Fire Fighting response

Mid Murray Community Grants Now Open

Time is running out for community groups to apply for a funding boost in 2020 - 2021.

Medial Release - 12 August 2020 - Last chance to apply for Community Grants

Waste Management Review

Waste management services across the Mid Murray Council district are being reviewed and the community is invited to share their feedback on how the service can be enhanced.

The review is focused on improving Council’s waste services to ensure they continue to meet the community’s needs, while also delivering greater efficiency and cost savings to Council.

Several changes are being considered as part of the review, including:

  • Expanding the existing kerbside recycling collection to include rural residents;
  • Delivering a new green waste kerbside bin collection service for properties in towns and possibly rural areas;
  • Reviewing the operation of Council’s 10 transfer stations; and
  • Reviewing the current transfer station voucher system.

Community feedback is an important part of the review process, and you can provide your input by taking our online survey before 2 September 2020: www.surveymonkey.com/r/MMCwastesurvey

Information collected in the online survey will be used by Council – along with data from the transfer stations and Cambrai landfill, as well as benchmarking data from other Councils – to develop recommendations for improvements to the district’s waste management services to be presented to Council in October 2020.

Find out more about the review process and our waste management services by reading the media release here.

Mid Murray Council Invites Community Feedback on GM Crops Decision

Mid Murray Council is inviting community members and key stakeholders to provide feedback on whether Council should become a non-Genetically Modified (GM) Crop Area, with its online survey now open.

Media Release - 27 July 2020 - Mid Murray Council Invites Community Feedback on GM Crops Decision

Blanchetown Hub to Open Two Days Per Week Following Community Consultation

The Mid Murray Council has announced a change in the opening hours of the Blanchetown Community Hub, moving to two days a week from 21 July. This change will help balance ongoing community needs, while also supporting Council’s goals to create budget efficiencies and savings across all areas of business.

Media Release - 20 July 2020 - Blanchetown Hub to Open Two Days Per Week Following Community Consultation

Mid Murray Presents Annual Business Plan to Support Recovery and Deliver Community Projects

Council adopted its 2020/2021 Annual Business Plan and budget on Tuesday, 14 July 2020.

In developing the plan, Council has factored in the unprecedented events of 2019 and 2020 (including drought, bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic) and the financial challenges this has created for the community and local businesses.

At the same time, the plan also balances Council’s need for long-term financial sustainability, and ensures there are key recovery projects delivered across our towns, to stimulate the local economy, and help businesses and families recover.

Key projects include work on major trail infrastructure, drought response projects, dark sky reserve development, road upgrades and renewal, mental health programs and more.

Public consultation was undertaken on the plan during May-June 2020, and the full ABP is now finalised and available online.

To look at all of the major projects planned for 2020-21, or find out more about the annual budget, or long-term financial plan, please click on the relevant links below:

Mid Murray on the Move! Economic, Tourism and Development News

An initiative of the Mid Murray Council this newsletter is about promoting and sharing economic, tourism and development news that is occurring throughout our region.

Click here to see the eighth edition.

$500,000 Revamp to Swan Reach Riverfront

A $500,000 revamp of Swan Reach’s popular Len White Reserve to enhance its usability and amenity for visitors and locals has been fast-tracked with an injection of funding from the Federal Government.

Media Release - $500,000 Revamp to Swan Reach Riverfront – 17 June 2020

Extension to give Mid Murray ratepayers more time to apply for rates payment plans

Mid Murray ratepayers affected by the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis have been given an extension until close of business Thursday, 18 June to apply for a rates payment plan.

Media Release -  Extension to give Mid Murray ratepayers more time to apply for rates payment plans – 16 June 2020

Community to Have Say on New Mid Murray Disability Access and Inclusion Plan

People with disability, their carers and the wider community are being asked to give feedback on a plan to improve disability access and inclusion in the Mid Murray district.

Media Release - Mid Murray to Consult on Disability Plan - 12 June 2020 

Historic Riverboat Cruises Set to Bring Visitors Back to Mid Murray

She sailed the Murray River at the height of its glory days, survived two World Wars and the Great Depression – now the historic Paddle Wheeler (PW) Mayflower is helping revive tourism in the Mid Murray Council following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Media Release - Historic Riverboat Cruises Set to Bring Visitors Back to Mid Murray – 11 June 2020

Gym, Museum and Volunteer Programs Reopen Under Stage 2 Recovery Plan

The Mannum Leisure Centre gym and Mannum Dock Museum will reopen and volunteer programs progressively resume from Monday under the Mid Murray Council’s Stage 2 COVID-19 recovery plan.

Media Release - 29 May 2020 - Gym, Museum and Volunteer Programs Reopen Under Stage 2 Recovery Plan

Libraries, Campgrounds, Visitor Centres Reopen Under Mid Murray COVID-19 Recovery

Campgrounds, visitor information hubs, libraries and community halls across the Mid Murray district will reopen from as early as this weekend as the State’s COVID-19 restriction measures ease.

Media Release – 14 May 2020 – Libraries, Campgrounds, Visitor Centres Reopen Under Mid Murray COVID-19 Recovery

Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget Set a Roadmap for Mid Murray Recovery

Supporting community recovery, stimulating the local economy and working towards long-term sustainability are the focus of the Mid Murray Council’s plans for 2020/21.

Media Release – 13 May 2020 – Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget Set a Roadmap for Mid Murray Recovery

Defibrillators, Community Sports, Events and Environment Benefit From Council Grants

The installation of lifesaving medical equipment, a community sports match, improved facilities and environmental revegetation works are among the projects that will be rolled out thanks to funding from the Mid Murray Council.

Media Release – 13 May 2020 – Defibrillators, Community Sports, Events and Environment Benefit From Council Grants

Playgrounds, Skate Park Reopen as Mid Murray COVID-19 Recovery Begins

Local playgrounds and the Mannum Skate Park will reopen this week as the Mid Murray Council takes its first steps towards recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Media Release – 5 May 2020 – Playgrounds, Skate Park Reopen as Mid Murray COVID-19 Recovery Begins

Repairs To Give Historic Mannum Institute New Lease On Life

New restoration works to give Mannum Institute a new lease on life

The restoration of the 138-year-old Mannum Institute will be further boosted with a 10-year repair and maintenance plan to protect the historic building from further deterioration and restore it to its former glory.

Critical stormwater and retaining wall works have been earmarked for the next stage of improvements to the Institute, with Council to consider allocating $90,000 for the project as a priority in its 2020/21 budget. The works will fix issues at the rear of the building where the Institute is built into the existing cliff face to stop further deterioration to the historic structure.

The works will be the first stage in a new 10-year, $434,000 building maintenance plan to restore the Institute to an appropriate condition for a community facility.

They follow other restoration works to parts of the building that were funded by a Federal Government grant in 2019 to remove termites, update wiring and electrical fittings in part of the building, demolish a failing internal wall, install a new kitchen, treat salt damp and repair the roof.

However, the building’s age and complicated structural configuration (including being built into a cliff-face) present a number of challenges for its ongoing restoration which Council needs to plan for so it can preserve the Institute into the future.

Media Release - 30 April 2020 - Repairs To Give Historic Mannum Institute New Lease On Life

Bushfire Funding For Safer Mid Murray Roads

Road upgrades planned for Council’s bushfire affected area

Mid Murray roads located in sections of the district which were hit by the Cudlee Creek Bushfire will be upgraded to improve access for local residents.

An area in the Mid Murray Council’s south-west was burnt during the Cudlee Creek bushfire in late December, impacting farms and properties in the area.

Council received a $225,000 grant from the Federal Government in February to assist with local bushfire recovery efforts and after consultation with residents in the area has agreed to agreed to allocate $40,000 of the grant to tree removal and clean up along the affected roads.

The remaining $185,000 will be spent on road sheeting works in the impacted area including Harrogate, Gladigau, Herrmanns and Pym Roads. Extra upgrades will be undertaken on sections of Harrogate and Hermanns Roads outside the fire affected area, at a cost of $97,500 from Council’s Road Renewal Funds totaling all works to the value of a $322,500 investment during 2020/21.

Media Release - 30 April 2020 - Bushfire Funding For Safer Mid Murray Roads

New Pontoons To Boost Safety, Access At Upgraded Morgan Boat Ramp

New Pontoons To Be Installed At Morgan Boat Ramp

Work will resume on the upgrading of the Morgan Boat Ramp in May to improve safety and access for boat users.

Contractors will install piles into the riverbed at the site, and gangways and single pontoons will be added on either side of the ramp as part of the long-awaited upgrade.

Work expected to begin on 4 May and be completed by the end of the month.

The project will enhance access to and improve the safety of the Murray River facility for locals and the increasing number of visitors who use the popular ramp for recreational boating and fishing.

During construction, the ramp will be closed during weekdays for about two weeks (weather permitting). The contractors will endeavour to have the ramp open for weekend use where possible.

The cost of the improvements is being shared by the Council and the South Australian Boating Facilities Advisory Committee (SABFAC), which granted $190,000 towards the initiative.

Media Release – 28 April 2020 – New Pontoons To Boost Safety, Access At Upgraded Morgan Boat Ramp

Asbestos Removal To Begin At Illegal Sedan Waste Dump

Clean up of illegal waste begins at Sedan

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has advised Council that the clean up of illegally dumped waste at two sites in the Sedan area will begin soon.

Waste, including asbestos, will begin to be transported from the Battens and Pipelines Road sites from next week.

Measures will be in place to ensure the safe removal of the asbestos by an asbestos removal license holder and air quality in the area will be monitored throughout the process.

The waste will be transported to Council’s Cambrai Waste Depot between 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday (possibly Saturdays if required) and disposed of appropriately. The removal process is expected to take up to 30 days to complete.

For more information, read the media release on the EPA’s website: https://www.epa.sa.gov.au/media_room/media_releases

Residents in the area who have concerns can contact the EPA on 1800 623 445.

Media Release - 24 April 2020 - Asbestos Removal To Begin At Illegal Sedan Waste Dump

Relief Now Available For Mid Murray Ratepayers Affected By COVID-19

Mid Murray ratepayers who have lost their jobs, suffered business downturns or been financially impacted by the current COVID-19 pandemic can now access new relief measures.

Media Release - 21 April 2020 - Relief Now Available For Mid Murray Ratepayers Affected By COVID-19

Mid Murray Council Meetings Go Virtual

The Mid Murray Council will move its April monthly meeting online to ensure the public can still watch proceedings despite current COVID-19 social distancing restrictions.

Media Release - 17 April 2020 - Mid Murray Council Meetings Go Virtual

Mid Murray on the Move! - Economic, Tourism & Development News

An initiative of the Mid Murray Council, this newsletter is about promoting and sharing economic, tourism and development news that is occurring throughout our region.

Newsletter 7 - March 2020

Stay safe, stay home this Easter

With some of the most picturesque holiday spots along the Murray River, the Mid Murray district is a popular destination for campers and holidaymakers.

But this year, the Mid Murray Council is calling on visitors to delay their holiday – and for a very good reason. The State and Federal Governments are urging people to avoid all non-essential travel to stop the spread of the deadly COVID-19.

Media Release - 30 March 2020 - Stay safe, stay home this Easter

Blanchetown Community Hub hours change

Opening hours have been reduced at the Blanchetown Community Hub in line with the Federal Government’s restrictions to combat the spread of COVID-19.

Media Release - 30 March 2020 - Blanchetown Community Hub hours change

Mid Murray public toilets and campsites affected by COVID-19 closures

Public toilets and some Mid Murray campgrounds are the latest facilities to be affected by closures in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Media Release - 26 March 2020 - Mid Murray public toilets and campsites affected by COVID-19 closures

Libraries to close in COVID-19 shutdown

Library services within the Mid Murray district will close from today (Thursday) after tough new restrictions were announced by the Federal Government on Tuesday to further cut back on public gatherings to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Media Release - 26 March 2020 - Libraries to close in COVID-19 shutdown

Pools, Visitor Centres and Museums among COVID-19 closures

Visitor information centres, local museums, pools, leisure and activity centres in the Mid Murray district will close from Tuesday, 24 March to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Media Release - 23 March 2020 - Community Facility closures the latest step to reduce the spread of COVID-19

New COVID-19 response in Mid Murray

New protection measures rolling out across Mid Murray to Combat Coronavirus.

Additional protection measures are being enacted across the Mid Murray district in response to the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Media Release - 18 March 2020 - New COVID-19 response in Mid Murray

Mid Murray Responding to COVID-19 Threat

The Mid Murray Council is preparing and reviewing its operations in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the health and safety of its staff and the community, and the continuity of local services.

Media Release - 17 March 2020 - Mid Murray Responding to COVID-19 Threat

Purnong Water Regatta to showcase our magnificent Murray

The inaugural Purnong Water Regatta will showcase everything Murray River on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th March at the picturesque township of Purnong (25 minutes from Mannum).

Media Release - 5 May 2020 - Purnong Water Regatta

Dancing by the River at Mannum's annual Hot Rod Show this Sunday

If you love our magnificent Murray River, cars and rock n roll dancing, Mannum is the place to be this Sunday for the annual Mannum Hot Rod Show in aid of the Mannum Hospital Auxiliary.

Live rock ‘n’ roll entertainment with the ‘Rythmn Cats’ and DJ Jess and hot rods, classics and customs of all shapes, sizes and colour will overtake the magnificent Mary Ann Reserve.

PS Marion cruises, food stalls and an undercover riverside dance floor.

Car registration is $10.00 and entry is only $2.00 and children under 14 are free. 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.  Proceeds to the Mannum Hospital Auxiliary.

For further information www.mannumhotrod.org or contact the Mannum Visitor Information Centre on 85691303
or Leon Warhurst on 0408 813 905 or leonandlola@hotmail.com.

Media Release - 4 March 2020 - Dancing by the river at Mannum's annual Hot Rod Show 

Community Grants Now Open

Community organisations with plans for programs, services, events and projects that will benefit the Mid Murray district can now apply for between $1000 and $5000 in extra funding support.

Applications are open for groups to share in funds through Round 2 of the Mid Murray Council’s Community Grants program for 2019/20.

Three programs are currently open for applications:

  • Small Community Grant – up to $1000
  • Community Event Grant – up to $2000 (50% contribution required)
  • Community Project Grant – up to $5000 (50% contribution required)

Over recent years, the scheme has supported organisations to design and deliver popular events, create services and programs to better connect communities, and pay for improvements to local facilities.

The program offers financial assistance to help develop, grow and implement exciting initiatives in the district’s local communities.

Applications for Round 2 close 31 March, 2020. Sorry, late applications are unable to be accepted. For more information, application forms and criteria click  here.

Media Release - 27 February 2020 - Grants open to support Mid Murray Communities

$1 Million Boost to Economy, Community Projects

A $1 million grant to assist the drought-hit Mid Murray district will deliver 13 new projects aimed at stimulating economic growth and improving community facilities.

Media Release - 14 February 2020 - $1 Million Boost to Economy, Community Projects

Mid Murray Stars in International Film

Mid Murray’s stunning scenery and iconic locations to star in a new television movie.

The German production company Schiwago Film GmbH has partnered with Adelaide’s own 57 Films to produce a 90 minute film, the finished film will put our district on the screens of millions of European viewers.

Filming at various locations across the Mid Murray is currently underway.  The community will have a rare chance to see some behind-the-scenes movie action at Mary Ann Reserve, Mannum, during the week commencing 8 February 2020.

Please see our Media Release for more information.

Media Release - 7 February 2020 - Mid Murray Stars in International Film

Drought support funding a boost for Mid Murray

A $1 million funding boost from the second round of the Australian Government’s Drought Communities Program (DCP) Extension will deliver a major boost to the Mid Murray Council’s drought-affected community.

Media Release - 30 January 2020 - Drought support funding a boost for Mid Murray

Tour Down Under - Event Information

See the event notification document below for event and traffic control information.

SANTOS Tour Down Under Event Notification

Mental Health boost for Mid Murray

Mental health is set to be given a huge boost across the Mid Murray Council area – with the district also shortlisted for a chance to secure a phenomenal 10-year, $3 million package of mental health funding and support.

Media Release - 17 January 2020 - Mental Health boost for Mid Murray

Mid Murray announces Australia Day award winners

A long-serving volunteer firefighter, a passionate young teacher, a talented 8-ball player and an event that
helped raise the profile of mental health have been honored in the Mid Murray Couns annual Australia
Day awards.

Mid Murray ready for Tour Down Under

The Mid Murray district is ready to shine in the international spotlight when one of the world’s top cycling races rolls into town later this month.

Media Release - 7 January 2020 - Mid Murray ready for Tour Down Under

Mannum Institute upgrade takes shape

A $182,000 upgrade of the historic Mannum Institute’s ground floor has been completed, as the building prepares to be reactivated in 2020.

Media Release - 2 January 2020 - Mannum Institute Upgrade Takes Shape

New playground, riverfront upgrades to rejuvenate Mannum's Mary Ann Reserve

Mary Ann Reserve is being made safer and more enjoyable for river users and residents with the first stage of works now underway.

Media Release - 17 December 2019 - Riverfront Upgrades to Mary Ann Reserve

Community Reference Group appointed to guide Animal Management Plan Review

A veterinarian, vet nurse, former dog breeder and a passionate animal advocate will work with the Mid Murray Council to help shape the future of dog and cat management in the region.

Media Release - 17 December 2019 - Community Reference Group Appointed, Animal Management Plan Review

Changes to Morgan Riverfront Houseboat Mooring Zone

Community input has helped refine improvements to houseboat mooring on Morgan's popular riverfront.

Media Release - 17 December 2019 - Changes to Morgan Riverfront Houseboat Mooring Zone

Public Bin Banks - Gone for Good!

The last public bin banks in popular Murray River holiday communities at Brenda Park, Pelican Point and Scotts Creek will be removed in a bid to stop illegal dumping and improve waste management.

Media Release - 27 November 2019 - Public Bin Banks - Gone for Good!

Community Opportunity to Help Shape Mid Murray's New Animal Management Plan

Mid Murray residents will soon have the chance to have their say on how to improve the management of dogs and cats in the district.

Media Release - 26 November 2019 - Community Opportunity to Help Shape Mid Murray's New Animal Management Plan

Council Shares $40,000 in Grants to Help Deliver Mid Murray Community Projects

From community Christmas carols to barbecue fundraisers and supporting emerging local athletes to compete on a world stage – 31 organisations and individuals from across the Mid Murray district have been given a helping hand.

Media Release - 26 November 2019 - Council Shares $40,000 in Grants to Help Deliver Mid Murray Community Projects

River Murray International Dark Sky Reserve is first in Australia

The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) has officially named the new River Murray International Dark Sky Reserve, in South Australia’s Mid Murray district, as one of the most magnificent places on Earth to see the night sky.

Media Release - 7 November 2019 - River Murray International Dark Sky Reserve is first in Australia

Media Fact Sheet - River Murray International Dark Sky Reserve

Map - River Murray International Dark Sky Reserve

Media Contact List - River Murray International Dark Sky Reserve

Morgan Boat Ramp to Remain Open for Summer

Further upgrades to improve the gradient of the Morgan Boat Ramp and install new pontoons will be carried out after the peak summer season to minimise disruption to river users.

Media Statement - Morgan Boat Ramp to Remain Open for Summer

Trains, boats and engines to bring Morgan alive next weekend

Morgan will certainly be alive on the 16th and 17th November with the biennial Morgan Living River two-day festival.

Traditionally a celebration of putt putts lining the magnificent riverbank at Morgan, 2019 will also remember the 50th anniversary of the last train to depart Morgan, the Duchess of Gloucester.

Putt putt, wooden boats and engines will be on display, live riverbank entertainment, one hour cruises offered by the PS Marion and PW Oscar W and a PS Marion 3.5 hour lunch cruise on Sunday 17th celebrating the 25th anniversary since her recommissioning.

$2.00 entry and children under 12 free, proceeds to the PS Canally restoration project and Morgan community projects. Saturday 16th November 10.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. and Sunday 17th November 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

For further event information contact the Morgan Visitor Information Office on

85402643 or www.morganlivingriver.com.au.

MEDIA RELEASE – Trains, Boats and Engines to bring Morgan alive this November

An Artistic Journey of Love

Media Release - 30 October 2019 - An Artistic Journey of Love

AFL Star to Join Mannum Fun Run and Walk

Media Release - 30 October 2019 - AFL Star to join Mannum Fun Run and Walk

State Government Signs on as Murray Coorong Trail Partner

Media Release - 23 October 2019 - State Government Signs on as Murray Coorong Trail Partner

Morgan Riverfront Changes to Improve Houseboat Mooring Zone

Media Release - 17 October 2019 - Morgan Riverfront Changes to Improve Houseboat Mooring Zone

Solid Waste Levy Impacts and Mid Murray Dump Fees

Media Release - 17 October 2019 - Solid Waste Levy Impacts and Mid Murray Dump Fees

Palmer Hot Rod Street Party

Palmer will come alive on Sunday 6th October (October long weekend) with sounds, colour and chrome of Hot Rods, Classics and Customs at the annual Palmer Street Party.

Nestled in the Adelaide foothills, join the Bear Rock Rodders and the Palmer community from 10am to 4pm for this popular event with live entertainment featuring DJ Jess and the Rhythm Cats.

For further information contact Julie on 0407779972.

Cadell Celebrates 100 years

Media Release - 10 Sept 2019 - Cadell Centennial

Program of Events

Last Trip for 2019 for the PS Marion 

Media Release - Last Trip for 2019 for the PS Marion(418 kb)

Sala Extended until the end of September 

Media Release - 22 Aug 2019 - Sala Extends until end of Sept(96 kb)

New Public Toilets For Greenways Landing

Media Release – 19 August 2019 - New Public Toilets For Greenways Landing(150 kb)

Northern Ranger service

Media Release - 23 July 2019 - Northern Ranger service(80 kb)

STARclub success

Media Release - 16 July 2019 - STARclub success(78 kb)

Annual Business Plan and Budget

Media Release - 11 July 2019 - Council adopts Annual Business Plan and Budget(104 kb)

Supplementary election result

Media Release - 11 July 2019 - Supplementary election result(73 kb)

Cambrai pool update

Media Release - 10 July 2019 - Cambrai pool update(102 kb)

Solid waste levy increase

Media Release - 21 June 2019 - Solid waste levy increase(153 kb)

ABP and Budget Update

Media Release - 14 June 2019 - ABP and Budget Update(31 kb)

Resource sharing win for Council

Media Release - 7 June 2019 - Resource sharing win for Council(105 kb)

Battle of Strength at the 2019 SA Truck and Ute Show at Mannum

It will be strength -v- steel at the 2019 SA Truck & Ute Show at Mannum Sunday 9th during the June long weekend.

Adelaide strongman, Jordan ‘Biggie’ Steffens will attempt to pull a prime mover and B Double trailer set over 20 metres along River Lane and Mannum’s main street at this year’s event and is sure to delight the many visitors this event has attracted over the past 8 years.

This award winning event takes over the main street of Mannum and the picturesque Mary Ann Reserve with prime movers, utes and 4 WD’s of all shapes and sizes.   The volunteers of the PS Marion will be offering one hour cruises and there will be live entertainment featuring Crossfire and Lee Brocky and the Outback Overdrive throughout the day.

The SA Truck & Ute Show presented by the Mannum Progress Association commences at 10.00 a.m. and concludes at 4.00 p.m.  Entry is $5.00 per person and children under 16 are free.

For further information contact the Mannum Visitor Information Centre on 8569 1303 or visit www.satruckanduteshow.com.au.

Media Release - SA Truck and Ute Show Mannum 2019(812 kb)

Mid Murray Community Grants Round 2 List

Media Release - 21 May 2019 - Mid Murray Community Grants Round 2 List(140 kb)

Bowhill Kayak Fishing Competition - 17, 18 & 19 May (this weekend)

It’s time to dust off that kayak or canoe, grab your fishing rod and make your way to the second  Bowhill Kayak Fishing Competition this weekend.

Record entries have been received for this unique event on tomorrow  on tomorrow at the magnificent riverside town of Bowhill and there is still time to enter for this 3 day event and loads of prizes to be won.

Event registrations are $120.00 with entrants receiving over $60 worth of fishing goodies on entry, 2 evening meals and an opportunity to enjoy some of the best Murray River scenery on offer.

Event proceeds assist our returned veterans and the Bowhill Progress Association.  For further information contact Shane McGrath on 0458440231 or the Mannum Visitor Information Centre on 85691303.

Draft ABP and Budget

Media Release - 16 May 2019 - Draft ABP and Budget(106 kb)

Dark Sky Reserve a step closer for Mid Murray

Media Release - 7 May 2019 - Dark Sky Reserve a step closer for Mid Murray(147 kb)

Mid Murray Wins $568,000 For Swan Reach, Nildottie Trail Projects

Media Release - 3 May 2019 - Mid Murray Wins $568,000 For Swan Reach, Nildottie Trail Projects(118 kb)

Enjoy the Easter break and some riverfront fairs and events in the Mid Murray Council region

Over the Easter break, many of our river towns are conducting fairs and events on Easter Saturday including the Purnong's Trash and Treasure at the Purnong District Hall commencing at 8.30 a.m., the Swan Reach Easter Fair with markets, food and even a Dog Show commencing at 10.00 a.m. at Len White Reserve on the riverfront and Morgan's famous Lion's Easter Bazaar will be on again.

This year Morgan will have the Murray River Giant Pumpkin Competition on the magnificent Morgan Riverfront and the Morgan Lion's auction from 8.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.

On Easter Sunday Cadell are holding a Family Fun Day at the Cadell Tennis Courts and the Lutheran Church at Mannum will be presenting a free breakfast and live entertainment at Arnold Park from 7.00 a.m.

For more info contact the Mannum Visitor Information Office on 85691303 and the Visit Morgan Visitor Information Office on 85402643.

Murray River Giant Pumpkin Competition Flyer

Purnong District Hall Trash & Treasure Flyer

New Waste Collection Service For Shack Areas

Media Release - 2 April 2019 - New Waste Collection Service For Shack Areas(191 kb)

Media Release - Priority Listing For Truro Bypass Welcomed

Media Release - 2 April 2019 - Priority Listing For Truro Bypass Welcomed(76 kb)

Classic and Electric Cars on Display at Swan Reach River Run Event

Classic cars from across the State will make their way to Swan Reach on Sunday 7th April for the second Swan Reach River Run.

Media Release - 29 March 2019 - Swan Reach Classic Car event 2019(235 kb)

Mid Murray Council Appoints New CEO

Media Release - 27 March 2019 - Mid Murray Council Appoints New CEO(3454 kb)

Visitors Double Under New Pool Partnership

Media Release - 25 March 2019 - Visitors Double Under New Pool Partnership(97 kb)

Mannum Hot Rod Show 2019

Media Release - 6 March 2019 - Mannum Hot Rod Day 2019(776 kb)

Mid Murray Awards $3500 For Mannum Events, Swan Reach Sports Club

Media Release - 4 March 2019 - Mid Murray Awards $3500 For Mannum Events, Swan Reach Sports Club(85 kb)

New Fuelling Station at Mannum Waters Launched

Media Release - 1 February 2019 - New Fuelling Station at Mannum Waters Launched(106 kb)

Cowirra To Connect To Wastewater Scheme

Media Release - 1 February 2019 - Cowirra To Connect To Wastewater Scheme(76 kb)

Community Shares Vision For Mannum Institute

Media Release - 25 January 2019 - Community Shares Vision For Mannum Institute(76 kb)

Mooring Reminder To Houseboat Users

Media Release - 24 January 2019- Mooring Reminder To Houseboat Users(75 kb)

Lucky 13 For Mid Murray $1m Drought Fund

Media Release - 21 January 2019 - Lucky 13 For Mid Murray $1m Drought Fund(83 kb)

Cash For Splash – Mid Murray Allocates Federal Drought Assistance Money For Cambrai Pool

Media Release - 16 January 2019 - Cash For Splash – Mid Murray Allocates Federal Drought Assistance Money For Cambrai Pool(319 kb)

Cambrai’s Summer Pool Party Set To Make A Splash

Media Release - 11 January 2019 - Cambrai’s Summer Pool Party Set To Make A Splash(116 kb)

Media Release - Mid Murray Awards $28,700 In Community Grants

Media Release - 18 December 2018 - Mid Murray Awards $28,700 In Community Grants(113 kb)

Morgan Christmas Magic 

Mid Murray Christmas magic is everywhere!  The Morgan Christmas Fair and Pageant will be presented by the Morgan & Districts Lions Club on Saturday 8th December at the magnificent Morgan Riverfront.

This award winning Riverland event commences at 3.00 p.m. with loads of Christmas cheer at the riverfront fair followed by the Morgan Christmas pageant which sets off through Morgan’s heritage filled streets at 6.15 pm concluding in a spectacular fireworks display at 9.15 pm, Live entertainment with Highway One and Santa will be there with gift bags for the kids.

The Morgan community love showcasing their town and the pageant is a must with amazing floats and Morgan’s community creations at their best!

Morgan Christmas Fair & Pageant 2018(203 kb)

All Steamed Up - A Fantastic Success

Mannum was certainly all steamed up on the Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th November with the celebration of boats, blacksmiths, engines and steam.>

The 2018 All Steamed UP event attracted 9000 visitors over the two days with heritage paddle steamers and private paddle, wooden and classic boats lining the picturesque Mary Ann Reserve.  May heritage vessel volunteers made the long journeys to Mannum including he PS Oscar W from Goolwa and the PS Industry making the trip down from Renmark. Mannum’s PS Marion and PW Mayflower joined the celebrations along with the largest congregation of blacksmiths in South Australia including 37 volunteers from the South Australian Artist Blacksmith Association and visiting international blacksmith John McLellan from California.

Mayor Dave Burgess officially launched the replica Shearer Steam Carriage project on the Sunday and highlighted the amazing efforts of Doug Baker who has lead the replica project over the past two years.

“We are extremely fortunate in our Council region to have so many wonderful volunteers as without them we would not have seen such a magnificent event this weekend”.

“The inventive genius and commitment of Doug Baker, Bruce Weir-Smith here today and the many volunteers involved in the replica carriage project to bring the project to life today is truly outstanding.”

“We certainly look forward to the day the car is operational and we see Mannum’s engineering heritage operate down the Main Street of Mannum as David Shearer did 120 years ago.”

“I would certainly like to thank the many volunteers involved in the All Steamed Up event and the Building Betters Regions fund for their support.”

Engine displays of all shapes and sizes lined Arnold Park next to the ferry and the Museum opened its doors as part of the vent with outdoor drag saw demonstrations, the iconic Key Beam Engine steaming in the Randell Steam Shed and the All Steamed UP interactive display was moving fasting than the many boats on the water on the day!

Steam traction engines moved around Mary Ann Reserve and we even saw a Steam Truck make its way down Mannum’s main street to the delight of many visitors.

There were vintage and classic car displays, Mannum rowers challenging paddle boats, high speedboat displays, steam trains, all was need was aeroplanes and they would have had it all.

Mannum was certainly the Echuca of South Australia on the All Steamed Up weekend celebrating Mannum as the birthplace of the paddle steamer the PS Mary Ann in 1853 and Australia’s first steam carriage with a differential by David Shearer in 1897.

Mannum and the Murray River was certainly showcased with a story in the Sunday Mail and Brenton Ragless and his family visited the event and sent for a cruise on the PS Marion.  Brenton loves steam engines and had a chat with our steam volunteers including Ian ‘Johno’ Johnson in the Randell Steam Shed.

A big thank you to our many volunteers involved in this event and we look forward to the 2020 event!

More Photos:  All Steamed Up(123 kb)

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Email – fordman1916@gmail.com

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