Community Consultation

Kangaroo Island Council advise the following matters are currently out for public consultation.

Council's Public Consultation Policy can be viewed from here.

If you are searching for a Tender or an Expressions of Interest released by Council, please click here.

Boat Launching and Vehicular Beach Access under Foreshores & Boating Facilities By-Law no. 8 (2017)

At the 13 June 2017 Council meeting, Council adopted the new Foreshore and Boat Facilities By-Law No 8 (2017). This By-Law will come into operation on 4 November 2017. Under clause 7.5.2 of this By-Law people must not Launch or retrieve a boat from or onto the foreshore other than from a boat ramp except on any parts of the foreshore to which the Council has resolved this clause applies. Under clauses 7.11.1 of this By-Law people must not Drive or propel a vehicle except on any portion of the foreshore to which the Council has resolved this clause applies (as indicated by the erection of flags, signs or other means).

Council proposes that both clauses apply exemptions at the areas listed below as contained in these plans where it is to be expressly permitted to access the beach foreshore areas, and to launch or retrieve a boat: 

  • Snelling Beach
  • Antechamber Bay
  • Hanson Bay
  • Island Beach
  • Stokes Bay
  • D’Estrees Bay
  • Yacht Club Beach
  • Castle Rock Beach
  • Dashwood Bay
  • Nepean Bay
  • Brownlow Beach
  • Strawbridge Point
  • Boxing Bay

In these areas a boat may be launched or retrieved from or onto these foreshore areas without using a boat ramp, and a vehicle may be driven or propelled on the foreshore areas, within the defined areas of the foreshore from the constructed roads associated with the beach or bay.

Please note: Emu Bay is not included in the proposed declarations under By-Law 8 and shall remain an open public, shared access thoroughfare (vehicles permitted).

American Beach has been removed from the list as a having boat launching/vehicular beach access and Strawbridge Point and Boxing Bay have been added (based on areas to which the current By-Laws apply).

Small/personal craft which can be 'hand launched', i.e. without a vehicle, and under 8 Hp powered, i.e. small dinghies, and other small powered craft, are exempt from these by-laws and may be hand launched at any location.

Council is seeking feedback on the proposed boat launching/vehicular beach access areas.

Documentation

Hard copies of this consultation will also available for public viewing at the Kangaroo Island Council office and the Penneshaw Community Business Centre. 

Have your say:

  • Complete a feedback form
  • Email your comments to kicouncil@kicouncil.sa.gov.au
  • Post your comments to PO Box 121, Kingscote SA 5223
  • For further information contact Aaron Wilksch, Development Services & Environmental Manager Officer on (08) 8553 4500

Consultation closes 5.00pm, Thursday 17 August 2017. 

Next Steps:

Following consultation, consideration will be given to any feedback before Council adopts the final areas.


 

Dog ‘On Leash’, ‘Off Leash’ and ‘Dogs Prohibited’ areas under Dogs By-Law No. 5 (2017)

At the 13 June 2017 Council meeting, Council adopted the new Dogs By-Law No 5 (2017). This By-Law will come into operation on 4 November 2017.

This By-Law allows for the provision of:

  • Dog Exercise Areas – Parks in the Council’s areas for the purpose of exercising a dog (clause 9)
  • Dog on Leash Areas – Areas (Local Government Land or public place) where people can only take a dog providing the dog is under effective control by means of a leash (clause 10)
  • Dog Prohibited Areas – Areas  (Local Government land or public place) where dogs are not allowed to go (clause 11).

Under these clauses, Council proposes that:

  • Dog Exercise Areas:
    • There are to be no designated off leash exercise areas. This means that there will be no designated public areas for dogs, whether under effective control by way of verbal command or not, where dogs will be permitted to run free. Council believes that there is a public desire to have dog exercise parks or compounds, and will investigate opportunties for establishment of such infrastructure in the future.
  • Dog on Leash Areas
    • All public parkland reserves and playground areas are to be designated on leash areas, in the interests of maintaining a high degree of safety for users of such public spaces. This means that it will be necessary to maintain your dog 'on-leash' at any of Kangaroo Island's Playgrounds and Public Parkland Reserves.
  • Dog Prohibited Areas
    • There are to be no designated dog prohibited areas. Note that all National Parks and Wilderness Reserves on Kangaroo Island are, and remain, prohibited for entry of dogs.

It is not illegal to walk your dog off-leash on a street, beach or the like provided you maintain the dog under effective control.

If you wish to have your dog off leash in any other circumstance, you as the dog owner, or person deemed to be in control of the dog, must be able to maintain the effective control of the dog. To demonstrate effective control of a dog ‘off leash’, the dog must:

  • Respond to verbal command by the owner;
  • Be able to be walked within a controlled distance of 4 metres from the owner; and
  • Must not be inclined to chase people or other animals.

It is YOUR responsibility to maintain your dog under effective control, whether ‘off-leash’ or while on-leash.

Declared Dangerous or Menacing Dogs, or dogs of prescribed species under the Act, but be kept on lead in public places at all times. In some instances must adhere to other additional requirements.

Council is seeking feedback on the proposed dog areas. 

Documentation

Hard copies of the By-Law will also available for public viewing at the Kangaroo Island Council office and the Penneshaw Community Business Centre. 

Have your say:

  • Complete a feedback form
  • Email your comments to kicouncil@kicouncil.sa.gov.au
  • Post your comments to PO Box 121, Kingscote SA 5223
  • For further information contact Aaron Wilksch, Development Services & Environmental Manager Officer on (08) 8553 4500

Consultation closes 5.00pm, Thursday 17 August 2017. 

Next Steps:

Following consultation, consideration will be given to any feedback before Council adopts the final areas.


 

 

 


 

Click here to view Public Consultation Policy

Viewing of associated materials:

     Kangaroo Island Council website: www.kangarooisland.sa.gov.au

     Council’s office: 43 Dauncey St, Kingscote, SA, 5223

     Penneshaw Community Business Centre: Middle Terrace, Penneshaw, SA, 5222

 

How to provide feedback:

Feedback can be provided by one of the following means:

     Website: fill in online form

     E-mail:   E-mail any submissions to kicouncil@kicouncil.sa.gov.au

     Mail: Mail any submissions to Kangaroo Island Council, PO Box 121, Kingscote, SA, 5223.

 

Acknowledgement of Feedback:

Council will acknowledge the receipt of your feedback, generally via email, or in some circumstances via letter.

 

What happens with your feedback?:

All feedback (in its entirety) is provided to Council along with a report. Council will then consider
the feedback provided when making decisions moving forward regarding the matter.

 

Other methods to supply feedback:

You can also provide feedback via the following methods. 
 
     -  Conversation with Elected Member direct (see Council website for contact information)
     -  Deputation to Council (please see request form on website)

Please understand that written feedback is the only form of feedback that is placed on the
public record in its entirety, and made available to all Elected Members and the general public
alike.

Further information:

Community Affairs Manager
phone: (08) 8553 4500
e-mail: kicouncil@kicouncil.sa.gov.au


 

Cat 3 Notifications

Category 3 developments include those kinds of development not listed as either Category 1 or 2 in Schedule 9 of the Development Regulations 2008. In this case, a public notice is placed in the newspaper and any person can make a representation on the application. Persons who make representations in relation to a Category 3 development can be heard if they request it as part of the submission. A representation to a Category 3 publicly notified proposal also has an appeal right against the decision

The application details (plans, submissions etc) can only be viewed at Council's Office. Should you wish to obtain copies of these documents and a fee is also payable.

Please note that Category 3 Notifications are deleted from the website after the closing date.

Kangaroo Island Council | 43 Dauncey St (PO Box 121) KINGSCOTE SA 5223
Phone: 08 8553 4500 | Fax: 08 8553 2885 | Email: kicouncil@kicouncil.sa.gov.au
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