The land incorporating Meadows was part of the Seventh Special Survey by Charles Flaxman on January 31st 1839. The first postmaster was appointed in 1850 and the Meadows Inn was licensed in 1856. The road through Clarendon and Meadows to Goolwa was opened in 1864 and the school was opened in 1867. There are some very interesting historical buildings in the township as well as gardens and nurseries around the township. It is a thriving community with a wonderful life style, attractive local business mix, and the township annually hosts the famous Meadows Country Fair and Meadows Easter fair.


places of interest

Rich rural history located close to the 5,000 hectare Kuitpo Forest, a favourite with bird watchers, wildlife, walkers and cycling.


recreation areas

Meadows Recreation Grounds

Secker Street, Meadows

  • 2 Ovals with cricket pitches
  • Tennis courts
  • Netball courts



Meadows Township Plan

In recent years the community’s message to Council has been that Meadows needs a coordinated plan for its future. Council has prepared a draft ‘Plan’ and is currently consulting the community about what matters to them in Meadows.

Draft Meadows Township Plan Consultation Flyer(712 kb)

Draft Meadows Township Plan(11825 kb)

Purpose of the Township Plan

The Meadows Township Plan (the Plan) will guide the future of Meadows over the next twenty years. It is intended to assist Council in delivering coordinated projects, planning and services. It will also inform initiatives of external agencies such as community groups, private individuals, government agencies and the business sector who play a pivotal role in the future of Meadows. The Plan will:

  • Provide a long term vision for the township of Meadows 
  • Identify opportunities to facilitate economic prosperity 
  • Respond to the changing diverse needs of the community 
  • Describe priorities and opportunities for improving infrastructure, the public realm, and open space.

Local, environmental, demographic, social and economic factors have been considered in the preparation of this plan. Your ideas and information will inform the strategies, actions and priorities in the Plan.

Have your say!

There are a number of ways you can get involved:

  1. Complete the survey
    You can complete the survey online here:

  2. Prepare your own submission
    Send your submission to or Post to: Meadows Township Plan Consultation, PO Box 54, Mount Barker 5251;

  3. Attend the open day
    On 29 June 2019 between 10:00am to 1:00pm out the front of the Meadows Memorial Hall, Mawson Road, Meadows. This session will be a ‘drop in’ informal session where you can speak directly with Council staff about your ideas. For further information about these sessions please phone Nathan Franklin, Strategic Planner on (08) 8391 7200, or email

Council staff will also be meeting with community leaders and groups throughout the consultation period.

The consultation period closes at 5:00pm on Wednesday 17 July 2019

The final Plan will be released around October 2019.

For more information contact: Nathan Franklin Strategic Planner E: P: (08) 8391 7200

6 Dutton Road, Mount Barker SA 5251
T 8391 7200