Submissions to Council and State Government reports

The Association has over a number of years prepared submissions to the Mount Barker District Council, State Government and other bodies.

Council Submissions

  • Rural Development Plan Amendment
  • Recent Main Street Masterplans
  • Mount Barker Town Centre DPA
  • Draft Biodiversity Strategy for the region 
  • Residential and Industrial submissions
  • Mount Barker Showgrounds Draft Masterplan submission
  • Heritage Planning Amendment Report (PAR)
  • Park ‘n Ride development
  • Western Flat Creek Flood Mitigation and Revegetation Works
  • Sims Road upgrade
  • Mt Barker Summit Reserve
  • Community Engagement Framework
  • Public Art Policy
  • Development Plan DPA
  • Town Centre Review

State Government Submissions

  • State Govt Strategic Plan
  • Draft Residential Development Code
  • State Govt 30 Year Plan for Greater Adelaide

Other Submissions and appearances

  • LGA Independent Review of Local Government Elections
  • Appearence before Native Vegetation Council - roundabout Hurling Drive/Wellington Road

Deputations to Council

  • Town Square proposal and potential ideas (2014 and 2015)
  • Future of Culture in the District (2009)
  • Park N Ride (2007)
  • Council Annual Business Plan (if the Association proposes such a move)
  • Recreation, Leisure and Sport Planning (2007)
  • 2006 – Residential and Industrial PAR
  • 2009 - Forthcoming 30 year Plan for Greater Adelaide
  • ‘Draft Culture and Arts Policy (20.10.2008)

Letters to Mayor/CEO


  • Park n’ Ride (130 signatures)
  • Western Flat Creek (100 signatures)
  • Culture and Arts Policy (232 signatures)


  • Community Alliance S.A establishment
  • Mount Lofty Ranges World Heritage Bid involvement


  • Assist with the development of a community engagement strategy to provide more integrated decision making between council and the community
  • Consultation with the community about the future development of the district
  • Development of recreation, sport and leisure strategies and plans
  • Retention of community land, green spaces and trees with less alienation of  rural land
  • Addition of almost 600 historic buildings to the Local Heritage register
  • Support of an efficient and effective district wide rubbish and recycling strategy
  • Working towards improved infrastructure, roads, footpaths and community facilities
  • Development of arts and culture strategies and plans