Port Julia, SA

Port Julia’s history is in safe hands

Port Julia has 34 permanent residents and 127 houses. Once a busy ketch port, the 1913 Port Julia jetty and goods shed still stand today and are both heritage listed. This little town has a proud residency who take care to preserve the South Australian town’s rich history.

The Port Julia Progress Association (PJPA) has 100 members who play an active role in supporting the welfare and progress of the district. With three new housing developments underway, the local community is growing, and the PJPA is aware that they need to adapt to the new environment.

Bigger and better facilities

With a $5,000 grant from the Small Grants for Rural Communities program, combined with local funding, the group has improved their community hub by replacing the dilapidated storage shed with a larger, secure structure that would suit their future needs.

The new storage shed provides a safe, secure place to store equipment, as well as the town’s historical documentation and community records.

New look for town hub

Removing the old, leaky and white ant infested storage shed has improved the outlook for the entire community complex in Port Julia, making it more welcoming for both members and visitors. The PJPA is proud to be recognised by the wider community as a vibrant, proactive representative group whilst also being the protectors of the rich local history.