Office Closure - Commencing 5pm Tuesday, 24 March

In response to the COVID-19 virus, Council’s offices at Dauncey Street and the Depot will be closed to the public until further notice.

However, Council staff will continue to provide services to the community. To order Library books, pay bills or to speak with Council staff, please phone, email or utilise our online services. For all Council enquiries & payments please phone Customer Service on: 08 8553 4500 or email alternatively, Council Payments can be made online, click here.

As per Federal and State Government requirements Playgrounds, Skate parks & Council Campgrounds are now CLOSED. Our parks and reserves remain open for your leisure.

Further updates will be communicated via Council’s website, Council’s Facebook Page, The Islander newspaper and Council’s Community window. Thank you.

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Kangaroo Island Bushfires

As of Monday 24 February 2020, the Recovery Centre at 12 Jubilee Ave Parndana will be open Monday to Friday 8:00am to 6:00pm and Saturday and Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm and can assist with all fire recovery needs, including grant applications. Phone 0438 861 215

For information on current warnings visit the CFS website.

For other Recovery Information visit Department of Human Services website. Additional information is also available on Council's website.

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Building & Development

Risk of Catastrophic Roof Truss Failure

Planning SA (Department of Planning and Local Government) have provided advice of potential for catastrophic roof truss failure in buildings constructed between 1970 and 1997, resulting from delamination of nailplates on pre-fabricated roof trusses. Council has been made aware that a problem has been identified with nail plated timber trusses manufactured between the above dates, and may particularly concern large open spans and where heavy roof loads are carried i.e. solar hot water services or tiled roofs.


The Problem
Between 1970 and 1997 a number of prefabricated roof trusses were constructed using nail plates which have since proven faulty. The risk is that the nail plate, or steel connectors, used a particular form of nail which can work its way loose over time. Trusses using these faulty nail plates can potentially separate from the timber at the truss joints, and depending on the load they are bearing lead to failure of the roof structure.


Minimising the Risk
Planning SA has issued the following criteria for buildings at risk of catastrophic truss failure:

  • Buildings constructed in the range 1970 - 1997, and
  • Roof framing consists of prefabricated timber trusses, and
  • Clear span buildings over large open spaces - particularly such as community halls, libraries, churches, clubs / restaurants / hotel dining rooms, and
  • The covering is roof tiles.


Check List
Council advises all owners of dwellings constructed during this time frame to re-inspect their roof framing to verify that the nail plates are in place and not drawing away form the timber. An explanatory leaflet and a Pre-fabricated Roof Truss Check list is available from Planning SA.