Mt Barker

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…

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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…


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…


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…