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.

Proposed changes to Kangaroo Island Waste Collection Services -
FRWA Kerbside Collection Policy

Proposed changes have been made to the policy governing waste collection services on Kangaroo Island. The cost of sending waste to landfill is continually rising. These changes are aimed at reducing waste going to landfill, while promoting re-use, recycling and a healthier environment.

Council is consulting with the Community about a new fortnightly kerbside schedule for domestic general waste, recycling and green organics (where applicable in townships).

The proposed changes are highlighted in yellow in the Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority (FRWA) Kerbside Collection Policy (the Policy). They have been recommended by FRWA and are endorsed by Council. (Please note, only the yellow highlighted sections of the Policy are the subject of this Community consultation).

Council has asked FRWA to assist in conducting a 56-day Community consultation process on the proposed changes, including how the proposed changes will be implemented.

Feedback from the extended consultation period will be brought back to Council for consideration prior to Council adopting the Policy, or otherwise.

Times for the transition

If the Policy is adopted at the March 2017 Council meeting the new service is scheduled to commence in September 2017, with the roll out beginning prior to that.  If the Policy is not adopted in March, the Policy and timelines will be revised.


Hard copies of the Policy are available from Council's Customer Service Centre in Kingscote, and the Penneshaw Community Business Centre.

Information sessions

FRWA will conduct four 90 minute Information Sessions, including Q&As, from 6.00pm to 7.30pm at:

  • Kingscote - Monday, 30 January 2017, Kingscote Council Chambers
  • American River - Tuesday 31 January 2017, American River Town Hall
  • Parndana - Wednesday 1 February 2017, Parndana Town Hall
  • Penneshaw - Thursday 2 February 2017, Penneshaw Community Centre

Information, compost bins and worm farms will be on display. All attendees will receive a free kitchen caddy and roll of compostible bags at these sessions.

FRWA will keep a record of all questions and will update the FAQs on the website after each session as something new is raised.

Drop In Sessions

FRWA will run daily drop in sessions at Kingscote Town Hall in Dauncey Street, Kingscote, between 9.00am and 2.00pm, from Tuesday 31 January to Thursday 2 February 2017.


Provide feedback using the online feedback form or email Hard copies of the feedback form are available from Council's Customer Service Centre in Kingscote, and the Penneshaw Community Business Centre.

56 day consultation period closes midnight Sunday 5 March 2017.

Further information contact:

Marina Wagner                          
8555 7401

Pat Austin
Community Affairs Manager
Kangaroo Island Council
8553 4500

CWMS Customer Charter / Policy amendment for Developer contributions

In the current CWMS Customer Charter / Policy states the following under Development, Re-development and Extensions to CWMS connection networks: 
“Large scale developments may also, if necessary, be required to contribute to the upgrading of infrastructure in anticipated loadings exceeding the capability of the existing scheme.”


As development continues in the CWMS serviced townships, and land use changes, it becomes necessary to carry out substantial new capital works, which might include increasing the capacity of pipes, pumps, lagoons or other CWMS infrastructure to cater for new users.  The fundamental principle on charging for these works is that the beneficiary of the works should pay for the works. 

Where the augmentation is of a minor capital nature then it is probably more appropriate to recover such costs through the service charge.    

The upgrade of pump stations and emergency storage capacity at the pump station are generally undertaken by the developer as part of the Development Approval process.  The upgrade of pipes, rising mains, lagoons etc are generally undertaken by Council. When an existing pipeline needs to have its capacity increased to cater for a new development, then the capital contribution from the new user (i.e. developer) can be calculated in at least four different ways.

  1. Council spends the capital and recovers the interest on loans and depreciation (capital outlay) via the existing Service Charge. 
  2. Calculate the net present value of the impact of bringing forward the replacement by including a discount rate (0.8219 as derived from standard discount tables) to cater for the real opportunity cost of an earlier capital outlay.  
  3. Apportioning the costs between the new users and existing users.
  4. Cost of the new pipeline less accumulated depreciation of existing pipeline. 


It is believe that the current policy statement should remain in place, namely:
“Large scale developments may also, if necessary, be required to contribute to the upgrading of infrastructure in anticipated loadings exceeding the capability of the existing scheme.”

but that reference should also be made to the four methodologies that may be employed at the discretion of Council, to suit individual developer scenarios.

This amendment to the CWMS Customer Charter / Policy is now open to consultation and the amendment is highlighted in yellow under section 8 of the Policy.


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 an online form 
  • Email your comments to
  • Post your comments to PO Box 121, Kingscote SA 5223
  • For further information contact Anna Osman, Assets Program Manager on (08) 8553 4500

21 day consultation period closes 5.00pm, Thursday 16 March 2017. 

Next Steps:

Following consultation, Council will consider comments received.






Click here to view Public Consultation Policy

Viewing of associated materials:

     Kangaroo Island Council website:

     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

     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

Further information:

Community Affairs Manager
phone: (08) 8553 4500


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.

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