Weekender Herald and Courier Newspaper pieces

News and media

Read below to find out more about the Association in the general media and stories written by the Association in the Weekender Herald Newspaper. Please contact us with any news about a local event, a potential news item or a future activity.

Rural development - From the Weekender Herald

This is the first in a series of opinion pieces that the Mt Barker and District Residents’ Association will present to you in 2016. Importantly the first article will feature a topic which is dear to all of our hearts – whether we live in the towns, settlements or rural areas of our district – the preservation of prime agricultural land. Click here for more details.

Hills Development - From the Weekender Herald

How building developments affect a neighbourhood is a hot topic in Australia today with many communities up in arms over constructions in their area. The Adelaide hills is no different with many towns fighting to keep their special nook from being changed too much. Click here for more details.

Mount Barker Court House - From the Weekender Herald

Members of the Mount Barker and District Residents' Association are concerned that rumoured plans by the State Government to restructure courts administration in the district and to operate the Mount Barker Court on a circuit basis and not as a full-time registry will threaten the future of the heritage-listed courthouse. Click here to read the full story.

Mount Barker Town Square - From the Weekender Herald

More than two years ago the Mount Barker and Districts Residents' Association resolved to see if we could bring into being a Town Square for Mount Barker on part of the vacant land owned by Woolworths in the centre of the town. Our intention was to “Give Mt Barker a HEART”. Click here for more details. A larger image of the design can be found here.

Arts and culture policy - Fro
m the Weekender Herald 

Recently the third and final International Sculpture Symposium concluded with the result that a remarkable twenty six stone sculptures will be installed throughout ours and adjoining districts. What a wonderful achievement and congratulations to all community groups, businesses and councils who contributed to make this happen. Click here to read to more about the story.

Mount Barker Rail Connection - By Douglas McCarty - The rail connection to Mt Barker has three problems, apart from patronage - gauge, administrative and operational jurisdiction and journey time. Click here for more details.