Welcome to Kapunda Business Alliance where we showcase our fantastic resources, attractions and businesses.
Kapunda is a one-hour drive from Adelaide and is a great place to visit, live or work. Hospital, Schools, Medical Centres, Supermarket, History, Copper Mine, Industry, Agriculture, best Folk Museum in Australia, and great people!

New Foodland Supermarket NOW OPEN!
KBA believes the new Supermarket is an excellent addition to Kapunda and encourages more people to shop in the town, to the benefit of other businesses.  It also employs more people. A long time coming, but worth the wait.

Kapunda Farm 4×4 Outdoor Expo (Formerly Kapunda Farm Fair) Friday 27th to Saturday 28th March.
This event should be bigger and better than anything previously with a wider range of exhibitors than ever before.
Exhibitors need to apply soon otherwise they will not be listed in the program.
Web: www.kapundafarmfair.com Email: bill.adams@kf4x4oe.com Phone: Bill Adams 0408 816 840

From Light Regional Council:

Round Two of Light Regional Council’s 2019-2020 Community Grants Program opened 9am Monday 10 February 2020 and will close at 5pm on Friday 20 March 2020. Applications will be accepted for Community Development Grants Program, Event Sponsorship Program, and the Heritage Incentive Scheme. Youth Incentive Scheme applications are accepted all year round, budget permitting.
This allows not-for-profit groups a six-week period to prepare a submission for consideration.
Please read the Sponsorships, Grants and Incentive Schemes Handbook (which can be accessed from Council’s website https://www.light.sa.gov.au/grants) for the eligibility requirements of each category. Application forms are also available on Council’s website http://www.light.sa.gov.au/grants
Groups with outstanding acquittals from previous allocations are not eligible to apply until the acquittal documentation has been submitted.
Eligible applications will be presented at the 28 April 2020 Council meeting.
If you have any questions about the Community Grants Program please contact Council on 8525 3200 or email light@light.sa.gov.au

Westpac Bushfire Recovery Support Package for Homeowners and Small Business Operators
Westpac stands ready to support our customers and all Australians impacted by these tragic fire events as we begin the task of assessing the damage and rebuilding our communities in the coming weeks, months and years.
Westpac has developed a Bushfire Recovery Support Package which will provide greater assistance to their customers who have suffered losses as a result the bushfires, along with emergency cash grants to customers in affected towns and regions. This is in addition to the Disaster Relief Package that assists their customers experiencing hardship.
The Disaster Relief Package offers various options which include:

  • Affected customers with a Home loan, Credit card or Personal Loan may apply to defer repayments for up to three months
  • Affected customers with a Term Deposit can apply for early release without interest rate adjustments.

More details on the Westpac Disaster Relief Package can be found at: https://www.westpac.com.au/about-westpac/sustainability/initiatives-for-you/customers-disaster-relief/

Please contact Jason Kambovski via email jkambovski@westpac.com.au or phone 0414 640 916 if you have any questions

Litl Mo’s Bakery and Cafe
A great addition to the Kapunda Main Street and a credit to the team.
facebook.com/LitlMosKapunda/

Boundary Change Threat Post 2
Cr Deane Rohrlach, Dutton Ward

Council has considered the impact of the boundary changes proposed by Barossa and Town of Gawler Councils at the last 4 Council meetings and has passed resolutions at each. Mayor Bill and CEO Brian Carr have also met with their opposite numbers at the other Councils to explain our position.
We have received a lot of feedback from many members of the community, including petitions, opposing any changes to boundaries. Council’s strong preference is to maintain boundaries as they are, and we have asked Barossa and Gawler Councils to defer or withdraw their applications.
We believe the interests of residents and the wider region must take priority, never the self interest of individual councils that make up the region. We believe the current approach of Barossa and Gawler Councils puts individual Council self interest ahead of the interests of the wider community.
There is a better way….keep boundaries the way they are and return to the regional cooperation approach that has served the residents of Light, Barossa, Gawler and Adelaide Plains so well for so long. The current Barossa/Gawler approach results in too few winners and too many losers. Under Light Council’s options, there are only winners.
Since Barossa and Gawler have so far resisted withdrawing their proposals, several resolutions were passed at the December Council Meeting, which seek a response from Gawler and Barossa by February 28 2020. I will outline these resolutions and the implications of them in my next post.
In recent years, Council has been able to deliver some outstanding programs. This ability is likely to be severely compromised if the current boundary change proposals get up. One of the most beneficial is the Gawler River Water Re-use Scheme (GRWRS) that:
– Delivers 1.6 Gl of recycled water annually to the Barossa.
– Saves 800 Ml of Murray water annually.
– Delivers around $1m annually to our Council, for use on infrastructure and other projects.
This project started with Light, Barossa, Gawler and Adelaide Plains Councils receiving a $10.7m Federal Government Grant to join with a private partner to set up a water re-use scheme. The private partner withdrew at a late hour, the other Councils could not see their way clear to continue, Light found a major customer for the water, and turned a potential disaster into a highly successful and profitable scheme.

Link: Environmental Copper Recovery

Latest KBA report:
Link: KBA info by Cr Deane Rohrlach – Possible ISR mining at Kapunda Mine Site 080219 notes
CSIRO drilling has commenced to look at viability of proposed unique mining method. Anticipated 80,000 tons of copper available that will bring employment and royalties to Kapunda.

Kapunda Community Gallery
10am – 4pm Mon-Fri, 10am – 3:30pm Weekends
Info: www.kapundagallery.com/

KAPUNDA MUSEUM
“ Take a step back in time “
OPEN DAILY OR ON REQUEST, 1pm – 4pm
11 Hill Street, Kapunda

2020 Kapunda Charity Car Cruise
The team had a great 2019, with a total raised so far over $100,000
Already organising the 2020 event.
Call or text Jacki Williams on 0438663265, or www.facebook.com/kapundacharitycarcruise

Kapunda Mechanical Bears
These little bears have entertained children, locals and tourists around Kapunda for a long time.
Likely to pop up anywhere.

Bears

Link: RDA Events and Workshops for Business

Town Square Complete
Kapunda Town Square Time-Lapse Video
The Town Square is complete, and the public carpark is now sealed and includes a Tesla electric vehicle recharging station.

ONGOING EVENTS

KAPUNDA GOLF CLUB

Hancock Road, Kapunda
Contact: 8566 2711
Ladies Winter Competition – from April to end of October.
Wednesday competitions commence with nominations in by Thursday competition.
The 18-hole competition is held on Thursday mornings with tee off at:
9am from 1st March to 30th November
8:00am from 1st December to 28th February

Pilates
Tuesday 9.30am to 10.15am & 1pm to 3pm
Thursday 6.45pm to 7.45pm
Beginners Welcome, Cost: $15
Contact: Becc Vidovich, 0413 135 497

YOGA
Every Wednesday
Contact: Nancy Jackson 8581 1758
www.lokananda.com.au

Tai Chi
Every Monday 9:45 am to 11:00 am
Lutheran Church Hall, 23 South Terrace, Kapunda
$2, Contact Joyce Uray – 0407 797 423) or Sandy Lucas – 0438 662 315

Light Play Café
Every Wednesday, 11am to 2pm, & Friday 3.30 to 6pm
Light Community Church, Main Street, Kapunda
Come to Play & Stay for lunch
Adults $5 – Kids $3
Contact: Andrea – 0402 472 843 or Pauline – 0408 304 109

Kapunda Library
Toddler Tales for 2-5 Yrs
Every Friday during the school term from 10:30am to 11am
Wiggle and Giggle for 0-5 yrs with parents/carers
Every Thursday during school term from 10am to 10.30am
PLAYTIME @ THE LIBRARY
After Wiggle & Giggle sessions
Every Thursday during school term 10:30am – 11:30am
A chance for the littlies to play and parents to catch up.
Coffee available, bring a snack for the kids & enjoy!
Parents/carers are responsible for child supervision.

KAPUNDA BOWLING CLUB
19 Montefiore Street, Kapunda
Phone 8566 2311
Social Bowls every Tuesday afternoon, names in by 12:30pm
Bingo every Wedneday 10am, Eyes down 10:30am
Contact: Michelle 0401 425 419 for more info
For hire or access to the green or club:
Contact Linda 0409 694 009 or email linda@premiumroofingandpatios.com.au

Kapunda Dog Obedience Club
Every Wednesday, Dutton Park Oval, 7pm
New members welcome
Contact Mary Anne 8566 2868 or Karen 8566 2788 or Jeanette 8563 3349

Kapunda Senior Citizens
Senior Citizens Hall, 3 Chapel St
Monday – 9.30am-1.30pm – Art Group $2
Tuesday – Easy Moves for Active Ageing $3 Men 8:30 Women 9:30am
Wednesday – 2pm- Social Indoor Bowls $2
Thursday – Seasonal Indoor Bowls
Friday – 9.30am Easy Moves for Active Ageing $3
Friday – 5pm Petanque (behind Hall)
Seniors Group 1st, 3rd, & 5th Friday of each month 1.30pm $2
For further information, contact Janet 8566 3070, Visitors Welcome

U3A Groups (annual Membership $25)
www.kapundau3a.org.au – phone 8566 3068 or 0478 620 754
Ukulele for Beginners, Ukulele – The Ukapundas, Ukulele Fingerstyle – ‘Pickulele’, Sing-Along with the Ukes
Book Club, Computer Forum, Meditation & Mindfulness, Indoor Bowls, Coffee & Chat, Craft Group, Tai Chi, Petanque, Walking for Fun and Fitness, KaDence, Vegetarian Cooking, Major Religions of the World.
Email Kapunda.u3a@gmail.com or phone 8525 6041

KAPUNDA RSL
Open every Friday night from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
RSL Hall, Kapunda, Bar and Billiards available
Non-members welcome

Knitting & Crochet
Kapunda Institute (Kildea Room), 7 Hill Street Kapunda
Tuesdays 10am-2pm, $3.00 includes tea & coffee
BYO Lunch, wool, knitting needles, crochet hooks
Come Join Us!
Facebook: Knitting & Crochet in Kapunda

KAPUNDA MONTHLY MARKET
On the last Thursday of the month
Kapunda Sale Yards, Hancock Road
Sundries 8.30am, Livestock 11.30am
Livestock sales, sundry items and bric-a-brac
Contact: Greg Beaton, 8566 2004

Road surfacing
Light Council is sealing many dirt roads and providing kerbs, gutters and footpaths.
Program and media release

KAPUNDA COMMUNITY ART GALLERY
Open Every day, 67 Main Street Kapunda SA 5373
Mon to Fri 10am to 4pm, Weekends 10am to 3:30pm

Need a loan with great interest rate?Home Loans from BankSA
KBA have negotiated with BankSA for a great deal!

 

Community Craft Shop Markets
Light Community Church Building
73-77 Main Street, Kapunda (opposite Newsagent)
OPENING HOURS: Tuesday – Friday 10am – 3pm

To join KBA and support business, development and tourism for Kapunda, download our Membership_Form_2019-2020

For any events or news, please email kapunda@cometokapunda.com.au

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