News and media

News and Media

Read below to see general media and stories written by the Association in the print media. Please contact us with any news about a local event, a potential news item or a future activity. 

Weekender Herald Newspaper

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. 

Good design benefits the community 21.4.2016

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.

Mount Barker should have an arts and culture policy 19.5.2016

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. 

Loss of Court House a blow to Mount Barker 16.6.2016

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. 

Good transport supplies a vibrant life for all 14.7.2016

You have the power to change our world 11.8.2016

In terms of society it is important to see all people as producers and citizens who can contribute to the wider community in some form through the utilisation of their individual skills. To move forward all elements of society be that community groups, business, residential and government need to take on the challenges of working together to see positive change.    

Animal species and diversity in decline 8.9.2016

Visual arts play an important role in the community 6.10.2016

The measure of our culture and democracy 3.11.2016

Plan now for a better more coordinated future 1.12.2016

Creating a heart for Mount Barker 29.12.2016

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”. 

Become involved with your local community 26.11.2017

A vision for the future 23.3.2017

Railway options for the Hills - By Douglas McCarty

Read details about local Association Member Douglas McCarty's piece on local railway options