The Port Elliot Town & Foreshore Improvement Association

The Association had its beginnings as a Progress Association in late 1854. At a public meeting in early 1924 a Port Elliot Town and Foreshore Improvement Committee was formed, eventually becoming an incorporated body.

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Posted on 9th June 2019

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Port Elliot Soldiers Memorial Gardens

Contemplation Garden

The Contemplation Garden is nearing its completion, with the seating and a plinth to display a copy of a poem written in the 1950’s by Margaret McEwin eloquently describing the garden and its memories yet to be finished.

Our President Sue Dixon has written a description of the Garden and the efforts to create such a wonderful space. Click the heading to read her story.

Irrigation Planned for Port Elliot Dog Park

The Association is pursuing an SA Water Community Project Grant and has submitted an application to access mains water to irrigate the dog park. The $5000 grant is to cover the cost of installing a water meter. Our Council has allocated $23,000 to install an automatic watering system to high use areas of the dog park. We look forward to a positive response from SA Water early July.

Dogs Day Out Port Elliot & Fleurieu Dog-Themes Art Show

Victor Vet

The Association is thrilled to announce the Dogs Day Out on the Fleurieu major sponsor is Victor Vet. The event has had a name change from Dogs Day Out on the Fleurieu to Dogs Day Out Port Elliot so people are clear where the event is, and perhaps to claim it for Port Elliot.Dog Themed Art Show

The art show will be a key part of the event with the following changes:
own name, separate sponsors, art working group and own promotion strategy.

Greyhounds Run Free at the Port Elliot Dog Park

The six-month Greyhound trial ends in mid-June, with the finale event including a best dressed greyhound prize from the Friends of the Port Elliot Dog Park.

David Heath (Community Safety Team, Alexandrina Council) presented the Port Elliot Greyhound trial to his South Australian Council colleagues and representatives at the 2019 Authorised Persons Professional Development Seminar in conjunction with the SA Dog and Cat Management Board in May 2019 with great results.

So far, six other South Australian Councils plan to seek agreement from the Board to run Greyhound only sessions in their dog parks, whilst Melbourne City Council is also planning to use the Port Elliot trial information to run Greyhound sessions in Melbourne CBD.

Alexandrina Council will be requesting a permanent exemption from the SA Dog and Cat Management Board to continue Greyhound off-lead sessions at the Port Elliot Dog Park, initial conversations are sounding positive.

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