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!

Please note that many events listed below have been temporarily postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Contact the individual organisers for more info.

For information on Coronavirus COVID-19 protection, written by your webmaster and Health Researcher LeanMachine go to:

From Light Regional Council:
Council’s advice for COVID-19 : WWC_Community_FS

National Coronavirus Information Helpline – 1800 020 080
Call this line if you are seeking information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19). The line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450.

SA COVID-19 Information Line – 1800 253 787
This line is available to South Australians and provides local information on COVID-19 to the general public from 8.00am to 8.00pm 7 days per week.

A COVID-19 gateway, linking to relevant information on state and federal government websites, has also been established: www.sa.gov.au/covid-19
SA Health update 6: SA Health COVID19 – Update 6 – 260320 (1)
The South Australian Government has launched central information website for daily updates and announcements on COVID-19. Visit: sa.gov.au/covid-19.   
The Commonwealth Government’s business Infoline is also available if you need to discuss your situation: Call 13 28 46.

One-off $15 million funding round will help jump start regional economies

If you have a business investment or expansion that is ready to go NOW, you may be eligible for the South Australian Government’s Strategic Business round of the Regional Growth Fund.
A special round of the Regional Growth Fund has been established to help fast-track the recovery of regional economies after COVID-19, and applications are now open.
The one-off $15 million Strategic Business Round 2020 will give grants from $50,000 up to $2 million to shovel-ready projects that drive new or enhanced activity and create jobs for our regional communities.
Applications will be accepted from commercial enterprises, incorporated associations, and business clusters.
Applications are open until 12pm on Monday 6 July 2020, and must be submitted online. Full details, including eligibility and how to apply, are available on the PIRSA website.

A message from Greg Mickan:
When the Corona Virus finally exhausts itself and the danger is over, let’s do something good for our country. Let’s spend our holidays in Australia, eat in local restaurants, buy Australian products, buy local meats and veggies and support local businesses and support our farmers.
These businesses are going to find it very difficult to get back on their feet and survive without our help.
Our products are some of the best in the world.
Our country is one of the most beautiful.
Let’s look after it and its loyal people – not because of bushfires, not because of floods, not because of viruses, but because we are Australian.

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.

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.

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/

“ Take a step back in time “
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.


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.



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

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

Every Wednesday
Contact: Nancy Jackson 8581 1758

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
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.

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

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

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

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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