Development

Town centre plan

A town square, hotel, residential units and more than 4000sqm of office space are part of the new plans, which may also include council office space and library facilities.

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War on drugs

The arrest of a local man over serious firearm offences and the likely link to a large national drug syndicate is concerning on many levels….


Regional needs

Infrastructure SA’s inclusion of the Hills’ public transport woes among the State’s priority projects is a positive signal that the matter is likely to gain…


Tree removal

The public reaction to the removal of four centuries-old gum trees at the site of the future sports hub seems to highlight a disconnect between…


Road to nowhere

The ad-hoc construction of Mt Barker’s major bypass road – the Heysen Boulevard – has proven that piecemeal development is not the way to deliver…


Aldi in Stirling

Over the more than 150 years since it was founded, Stirling has grown to become one of the most picturesque towns in the Hills –…


Positive step

The State Government’s commitment to exploring the viability of the GlobeLink freight bypass is a positive step that could have long-term benefits for SA’s economic…


Town centre win

After more than a decade of failed plans and speculation, there is now real hope the last undeveloped city block in Mt Barker’s town centre…


Let’s get to work

With Mt Barker’s population booming, the Mt Barker Council’s proposal for a new employment park at Totness is timely. It is vital that as the…


Power shock

It’s a sign of our troubled energy climate that a new Hills housing estate will target power bills and security of electricity supply as its…