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Dog & cat microchipping laws
From 1 July this year it will be compulsory for all South Australian dogs and cats to be microchipped by 12 weeks of age or at the point of sale. Veterinarians may provide an exemption for an animal for medical reasons. For more information, visit

Doggie Land grand opening
Head to Albert Greenshields Reserve in Ridleyton on Saturday 28 April from 10am-1pm and celebrate the official opening of our newest dog park! On the day we’ll have free information sessions on appropriate play and dog park etiquette. Chat to staff about the new dog and cat management laws coming into place. Enjoy a BBQ for a gold coin donation with proceeds going to Animal Welfare League SA. Take advantage of $10 microchipping with Lost Pets SA – bookings for microchipping are essential and can be made at

2018/19 Draft Annual Business Plan & Budget
The Draft Annual Business Plan has been developed within an overall planning framework which sets the strategic directions for the Council over the medium and long term, and converts these into annual actions and outputs. We are now seeking feedback on the draft 2018/19 plan. To get involved you can:

  • Provide feedback at

  • Attend the Information Session at the Civic Centre from 7-8.30pm on Thursday 26 April, or join our Facebook Live event from 8pm

  • Present to Council on Monday 23 April

Consultation closes on Wednesday 2 May at 5pm. Hard copies of the draft document are available from our Civic Centre. For more information, contact Brenda on 8408 1213 or

Frequi Fridays – Being Safe Online
Come along to a free one hour session at the Civic Library Digital Hub on Friday 20 April, 10-11am and increase your confidence online. Participants will learn how to stay safe and what to look out for when going online. Bookings are essential via 8408 1333 or

Discover your past
Our libraries will be hosting a variety of programs as part of SA History Month. Learn how to search for a long lost ancestor, research World War 1 records, find family and local history resources online, or visit the Digital Story Box at our Civic Library from 1-31 May. Bookings are essential for some events – call 8408 1333 or book online at

Movies Under the Stars
Friday 20 April – St Clair Oval – an evening of family fun and a free outdoor screening of the 2017 film, Boss Baby (G). The fun begins at 6pm with a jumping castle as well as a sausage sizzle supporting Adelaide Vipers. The movie will begin at approximately 7.30pm.

Saturday 28 April – Point Malcolm Reserve – Fork on the Road will be bringing more than 20 food trucks down from 4pm for Fork in the Grass, and a free outdoor screening of the 2017 film Beauty and the Beast (PG) will start at about 6.30pm.

School Holiday fun at the Library
Join us in our Libraries as we explore the world. Kids can get their hands dirty digging for fossils, jump into the world of Peter Rabbit or Mr. Badger, make their own treehouse and even have a chance to meet and dance with Lizzie the Literacy Lizard! Some events require bookings, please call the Library Call Centre on 8408 1333 or visit

Dry Zones
The City of Charles Sturt currently has five Coastal Dry Zones in place from Grange Beach up to and including West Beach, which are in effect 24 hours a day all year round. Our current regulation is due to expire on 1 July 2018, and we are seeking your feedback before considering reapplying for the Dry Zones to continue along the beachfront.

The purpose of the Dry Zone legislation is to curb alcohol related problems in public areas. Dry Zones ensure that areas are preserved for family enjoyment and recreation, free from intimidation or disturbance from persons affected by alcohol.

Submissions close at 5pm on Monday 30 April. Learn more or provide feedback at

Ukulele classes & jam sessions
West Lakes Community Centre is host to regular ukulele classes and jam sessions for people of all ages and skill levels. BYO ukulele for all events. Contact Sharon on 0426 207 742 for bookings or more information.

Ukulele Jam sessions – drop in any Saturday from 1.30-3pm to build confidence and sing along to your favourites. Suitable for all skill levels. $2 per person, no need to book

Ukulele for Advanced Beginners – Stage 2 – Participants will explore the step-guided ukulele lessons in a friendly setting over 8 weeks. Term commences Thursday 3 May from 1-2.30pm and will continue every Thursday. $2 per person, bookings essential.

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