Mt Barker

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…

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Shop thieves

There must be few things more disheartening for a small business owner than arriving at their workplace to find windows smashed and merchandise stolen. After…


Waste of rubbish

The revelation that as much as 65% of waste sent to landfill by households in the Mt Barker district is reusable shows there are considerable…


Rate cap review

The State Government’s plan to cap council rates is approaching its final hurdle, with the matter expected to be debated in the Upper House in…


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…


Securing local jobs

This week’s opening of Jurlique’s $30m expansion to its research and production facilities is good news for the local jobs market but it also underlines…


Corella problem

Growing flocks of little corellas have been a nuisance in SA for years. In Fleurieu centres like Strathalbyn and Willunga, the seasonal summer flocks are…


Green light for pedestrian crossing

Pedestrians will no longer have to dodge traffic or make a last second dash in order to cross one of Mt Barker’s busiest roads near…


Funding pledge

The State Government’s $2.5m funding pledge for the Mt Barker sports hub is welcome news for the Hills community. Healthy communities are often characterised by…


Healthy decision

The promise of expanded after-hours emergency services at the Mt Barker hospital is a great development for the Hills community.