Mt Barker

Missed opportunity

The Mt Barker Council appears to have missed an opportunity to better connect with its community by rejecting a push to live stream the audio…

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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.


Boundary change

Opposition to a proposal to radically re-draw the electoral boundaries of the seat of Kavel is overwhelming. Almost a third of all submissions lodged in…


Council divided

What appear to be deep and unedifying divisions within the Mt Barker Council have been exposed by the recent ‘surveillance saga’ which has enveloped the…


Councillor conduct

Findings that Mt Barker deputy Mayor Samantha Jones breached a Councillor Code of Conduct shows that elected members must tread extremely carefully when dealing with…


Heavy handed

The State Government last week softened penalties for truck and bus drivers caught speeding on the freeway’s downtrack. Previously, first offenders faced an automatic six-month…


Seeing the signs

The Mt Barker Council’s decision to impose a limit on the number of corflute signs future local government election candidates can display is hardly surprising….


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…


Pool plan

The Mt Barker Council has released its staged development for a multi-million dollar swimming and leisure centre. Planned for land on Bald Hills Road just…


Cat confinement

It was no surprise to find non-cat owners responded overwhelmingly in favor of the Mt Barker Council’s proposed cat management by-law during its community consultation…