News and media

Read below to see general media and stories written by the Association in the print media.

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. 

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.

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. 

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”. 

Arts and culture policy - From 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.

Community development and volunteering - From the Weekender Herald 

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.