Mt Barker

Growing gardens

The Mt Barker Council’s decision to help establish more community gardens in the district is a step towards building stronger, healthier and happier communities. Such…

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Waste water plant

The Mt Barker Council’s drive to consider providing wastewater treatment facilities for the town’s expansion should be encouraged. Wastewater is no longer the smelly problem…


A big pool problem

Nearly six decades ago a group of committed Mt Barker residents decided their town needed a new pool. Instead of pushing for a handout, they…


Not a good start

Woolworths Limited’s plans for a $40m shopping centre in the heart of Mt Barker is  the town’s biggest retail development.


Giants in peril

For centuries the giant river red gum on Barker Road has towered over the Mt Barker landscape, a silent witness to the greatest changes that…


Mt Barker plaza

It is an intersection many Mt Barker residents drive out of their way to avoid. For years navigating the junction of Morphett and Hutchinson streets…


Town growth

For years the vacant land in the heart of Mt Barker’s town centre has been a community talking point. Since the demolition of the former…