Closed Consultations


Proposed Council Name Change

At its meeting on 18 May 2015 the District Council of Mount Barker resolved to endorse a new logo design as its brand mark and an alternative use of the Council name to ‘Mount Barker District Council’.

At the same meeting it resolved to consult with the community on changing the name of Council. These initiatives are a part of a Strategic Marketing strategy to better position Council to promote the attributes of the Mount Barker District, the nature and connectivity of the area and its landscape and the benefits to living and investing in, and visiting the district.

Council proposes  to change its name from ‘The District Council of Mount Barker’ to ‘Mount Barker District Council’ as it is considered to be more inclusive of the broader Council area and is more succinct which will help with promoting the district and its communities.

Justification for the name change is further explained in the report Corporate ID and Naming(1997 kb).

Council is inviting written submissions from the community on the proposed name change. To provide comment on the proposal you can provide a written submission to Council to be received no later than 5pm, 8 July 2015.

Submissions should state whether the person wishes to appear personally before the Council.

Send written submissions by 5pm Wednesday 8 July 2015 to:

Council Name Change

Chief Executive Officer

District Council of Mount Barker

PO Box 54 Mount Barker SA 5251

Or send by email to:

councilnamechange@dcmtbarker.sa.gov.au


 

Separate Rates Proposals 2015/16

Proposed Changes to the Transport Infrastructure Separate Rate MDPA Land

Council is proposing to:

(a) amend the current scope of works applicable to the existing Transport Infrastructure Separate Rate with additional specified Transport Infrastructure that is required due to growth but not change the basis of the contribution amount payable by developers; and

(b) introduce a new single governance structure to provide recommendations to Council and the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure on the priority and delivery of the required transport infrastructure.

Transport Infrastructure Separate Rate Council Report 18 May 2015(1822 kb)

Transport Infrastructure Separate Rate Consultation Report(542 kb)

Proposed New Ministerial DPA Wastewater Commitment Separate Rate

The proposed new separate rate is the primary security mechanism that a developer can utilise where Council enters into a Wastewater Commitment Deed with a developer for the provision of a sewer service by Council.

The existing Mount Barker Wastewater (Sewer) Infrastructure MDPA Area Separate Rate is to continue as is the Nairne Wastewater (CWMS) Infrastructure MDPA Area Separate Rate.

Wastewater Commitment Separate Rate Council Report 18 May 2015(234 kb) 

Wastewater Commitment Separate Rate Consultation Report(1069 kb)

Proposed New Western Sector Community Open Space Land Acquisition Separate Rate

At the request of a developer, Council is proposing to declare a new separate rate on three specified land parcels owned by the developer within the Western Sector of the Ministerial DPA Area as the primary security mechanism in relation to the developer repaying to Council over a period of time the full cost to Council of the acquisition of lot 501, Bollen Road, Mount Barker for the purposes of community open space. 

Western Sector Community Open Space Land Acquisition Separate Rate Council Report 18 May 2015(1112 kb)

Western Sector Community Open Space Land Acquisition Separate Rate Consultation Report(9490 kb)

Proposed New Bluestone Land Separate Rate

At the request of a developer, it is proposed to introduce a new separate rate mechanism over three specified parcels of land in ‘Bluestone’ Mount Barker owned by the developer for the purpose of the developer providing the required security to Council in relation to the remaining indirect infrastructure contributions arising from the assignment (in 2014) of the 2006 Infrastructure Agreement entered into by Council and the then developer of Bluestone.

The indirect infrastructure payments are triggered when the creation of a new allotment occurs within the Bluestone development.

Bluestone Land Separate Rate Council Report 18 May 2015(328 kb) 

Bluestone Land Separate Rate Consultation Report(1575 kb)

Council is seeking Your Feedback

To provide comment you can:

  • come to a public meeting on Monday  22 June 2015 at 5.15pm at the Council Chambers, Level 1, 6 Dutton Road, Mount Barker, where an hour will be designated to seek public comment from members of the community.  Please Note: If you intend to come to the public meeting (and present any feedback) you will need to advise Council by Friday 19 June 2015, by emailing Ros McDougall at; rmcdouga@dcmtbarker.sa.gov.auor register by phone 8391 7231.
  • email povery@dcmtbarker.sa.gov.auany time during the consultation process to ask a question that may assist you in your formal submission or simply to seek further information on the Separate Rates proposals

Written submissions are invited on the separate rates proposals and are to be received no later than 5 pm Wednesday 24 June 2015.

By Post:         

Separate Rate Submission
District Council of Mount Barker
PO Box 54
MOUNT BARKER  SA  5251

By Email:       

povery@dcmtbarker.sa.gov.au

with “Separate Rate Submission” in the subject heading


 

Draft Annual Business Plan 2015/16

The District Council of Mount Barker’s Annual Business Plan and Budget was formulated as a draft to enable public comment from members of the community prior to its adoption in July 2015.  Your feedback is sought to ensure that the Annual Business Plan aligns with the priorities of the whole community including new residents, and benefits both current and future ratepayers.

The annual business plan sets out Council’s proposed services, programs and projects for 2015/16. It aims to maintain efficient service for the community and continued progress towards the longer term objectives of the District set out in the strategic management plan adopted by Council on 2 July 2012.

Specific objectives for the year proposed are consistent with the Council’s long term financial plan and asset management plans to ensure the long term sustainability of the Council’s financial performance and position.

An electronic copy of the Draft Annual Business Plan is available below here during the consultation period, and copies are available at the Local Government Centre, 6 Dutton Rd, Mount Barker and at Mount Barker’s Community Library, Dumas St Mount Barker.

Council is seeking Your Feedback

Council is inviting written submissions from the community on the Draft Annual Business Plan 2015/16. To provide comment on the plan you can:

  • Come to a public meeting on Monday 22 June 2015 at 5.15pm - where an hour will be designated to seek public comment from members of the community;
  • Provide a written submission to Council no later than 5pm Tuesday 16 June 2015;
  • email businessplan@dcmtbarker.sa.gov.au during the consultation process to ask a question that may assist you in your formal submission or simply to seek information on the Draft Annual Business Plan 2015/16;

 

If you intend to come to the Council meeting (and present any feedback) you will need to advise Council by Tuesday 16 June 2015 by emailing Ros McDougall; rmcdouga@dcmtbarker.sa.gov.au or register by phoning 8391 7231.

Send written submissions by 5pm Tuesday 16 June 2015 to:
Annual Business Plan
Chief Executive Officer
The District Council of Mount Barker
PO Box 54 Mount Barker South Australia 5251

Draft Annual Business Plan 2015/16(3033 kb)

You can use this section of the website or make a general enquiry or provide your submission on Council's Draft Annual Busienss Plan for 2015/16. The request will be forwarded to the relevant officer who will respond to you accordingly. Please ensure you complete your relevant contact details on the form below. You can also provide your comments or questions to Council in writting to; District Council of Mount Barker PO Box 54 MOUNT BARKER SA 5251 or e-mailing businessplan@dcmtbarker.sa.gov.au

The form is no longer active.


 

Regional Town Centre DPA

Click here for more information


Use of Proceeds from the Sale of 16 Mill St Meadows

The sale of the former Waste Transfer Station at 16 Mill Street Meadows has been finalised and Council has approved consultation on the proposed use of the proceeds for:

  • Public realm improvements in Meadows; and
  • The future upgrade of the Mawson Road/Battunga Road/Nottage Road intersection at Meadows.

The projects selected were required to be existing Council proposals with a direct benefit to the Meadows Community.

Further information is available here:

Use of Proceeds from Sale of 16 Mill St Meadows Council Report 7 April 2015(358 kb)

Meadows Proposed Reserve Upgrade Plan(141 kb)

Submissions

Council invites submissions on the proposal by 5pm Wednesday 13 May 2015.

Submission Form - Proposed Use of Proceeds from the Sale of 16 Mill Street Meadows(167 kb)

Please note: All submissions received will be acknowledged and available to the general public to view unless confidentiality is requested by the author.

Submissions should be marked “Proposed Use of Proceeds from the Sale of 16 Mill Street Meadows” and be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, The District Council of Mount Barker, PO Box 54, Mount Barker SA 5251 or may be emailed to povery@dcmtbarker.sa.gov.au.

The results of the public consultation exercise will be summarised and presented back to Council for consideration and decision making at a future Council meeting.

For further information contact Paula Overy, PA Infrastructure and Projects, via email povery@dcmtbarker.sa.gov.au or telephone (08) 8391 7290.

 


 

Request for Expressions of Interest for Glebe Land, Littlehampton

The District Council of Mount Barker (“Council”) is the owner of allotments 201, 202 and 203 in Deposited Plan 34435 located adjoining Old Princes Highway and Fullford Terrace, Littlehampton. The land is commonly known as the Glebe Land and has an area of approximately 8 hectares. The land is located in a “Community Use” zone. Council invites Expressions of Interest from groups or individuals (“Registrant”) interested in leasing the land.

Registrants wishing to register their interest in leasing the land should submit their expression of interest marked “Expression of Interest – Glebe Land” and addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, The District Council of Mount Barker, PO Box 54, Mount Barker SA 5251”. Expressions of Interest will be received until 5:00pm on 6 May 2015.

Registrants should take into consideration that all expressions of Interests received will be assessed against the following criterion:
•           Proposed use of the land
•           Social impacts/benefits
•           Environmental impacts/benefits
•           Proposed rental and payment of outgoings
•           Commitment to maintain the land

An aerial photograph showing the location of the land can be seen by clicking here Glebe Land, Littlehampton Location Plan(1979 kb)

Registrants note that the land is currently used for grazing animals and access to the land is not permitted.
For more information please contact David Cooney on 8391 7226.

Andrew Stuart
Chief Executive Officer
15 April 2015


A new Council and District logo inspired by nature, heritage and our village life.

“The logo has been inspired by the blossom of the gum trees which dominate the landscape of Mount Barker. The district's historic villages are represented by linked dots in the graphic design. The colour reflects the eucalyptus blossom and also the predominant seasonal colour of the Adelaide Hills.”

We want your feedback

Council is keen to receive feedback before the logo is widely used in future economic and community development initiatives. 

Closing date for feedback is close of business Friday 8 May 2015.

Information Brochure

Download the information brochure which further explains Council’s reasoning for its planned marketing and communications campaign.

Proposed New Logo Brochure(1077 kb)

Complete a Questionnaire

Visit the Civic Centre or Mount Barker Library and fill in a questionnaire.  The questionnaire is also available here.

Proposed New Logo Questionnaire(144 kb)

Interpretive Video

Please view this short video which further explains this exciting initiative.

Mount Barker District Council Proposed New Logo Video

For more information please email Greg Sarre; gsarre@dcmtbarker.sa.gov.au or phone 8391 7200


Wellbeing in our Community – a draft Regional Public Health Plan

Council is required to develop a Regional Public Health Plan under the South Australian Public Health Act, 2011. This the first time Council has developed a public health plan, and it has collaborated with other Councils to do so, through the Southern and Hills LGA.

Council is now seeking your comment on the Draft Plan.

To view the Regional Public Health Plan and our Council’s Action Plan, and to provide feedback by electronic submission form, please follow the link below:

http://mysay.alexandrina.sa.gov.au/publichealth

The documents and feedback forms are also available for viewing at Council’s customer service counter and the Community Library.

Hard copy feedback forms should be titled “Regional Public Health Plan Feedback” and  

  • mailed to PO Box 54 Mount Barker 5251; or
  • fax to 83917299

by 5 pm on 10 April 2015.

If you have enquiries regarding this consultation process please contact Penny Worland, Senior Policy Planner, phone 8391 7244 or pworland@dcmtbarker.sa.gov.au

 


Planning for the Future - Invitation to be Involved

 

Responses So Far

22 April 2015

As part of an innovative community engagement initiative, Council visited local communities and asked everyone to participate and have their say!

Currently we are midway through the process and have already captured over 100 important messages from local residents.

We put them in the picture and this is what they have said so far…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzmXqtRCcVU

 

A new strategic plan for our District

 

Message from Mayor Ann Ferguson OAM

Council is developing a new and exciting plan for our future and we want you to have your say on what you love about the district and where we can improve it.

This plan will assist us to work towards the needs and aspirations of residents, workers, businesses and visitors to our region. The new Strategic Plan will tell a story about us; where we want to be in the future and how to get there.

Population growth will continue to see parts of the district change from rural to more urban in nature with population expected to double in the next 20 to 30 years. Growth will offer challenges and opportunity that must be planned for. Our planning will be influenced not only by local and regional issues but also global trends. Good strategic planning will consider both.

To help us plan for the next 20 years and beyond we are asking you, the community what is important.

 
Tell us your future vision

It is important that we hear from you! We have made it easier for you to participate and have your say! You can go online and answer our questionnaire, attend a workshop or forum or fill in a postcard which will be available in various locations around the district. So put yourself in the picture and let us know what you think.

 
Get involved and win prizes!

Be in the draw to win a GoPro camera and other prizes from local businesses! Visit one of our venues, write down what you think is important to you on a supplied blackboard and get your photo taken in one of our innovative community engagement photo booths.

 
I’m looking forward to hearing from you!

Mayor Ann Ferguson OAM

 
Opportunities to get involved


Complete the Online Questionnaire:

Planning Survey Button

  

Come along to a forum:

25 March - Callington Hall, Callington (6.30pm-8pm)

31 March - Nonnas Restaurant, Gawler Street, Mount Barker (6.30pm-8pm)

1 April - Meadows Bakery, Meadows (6.30pm-8pm)

Call 8391 7257 to reserve your place or email gsarre@dcmtbarker.sa.gov.au

 
Photo Booth:

Put Yourself in the Picture at the ‘Photo Booth’ at Mount Barker Central Shopping Centre on 7 April 2015

Request a meeting:

Staff are available to attend a meeting of your group or organisation. Call 8391 7257 to arrange a time for an onsite meeting.

  

Background Information

Further information on the district and the strategic planning process is available here:

 Planning for the Future Background Information(472 kb)

 


Proposed Skatepark at Davenport Square Macclesfield

A recent internal review considered by Council on 2 March 2015 has resulted in Council consulting further on the proposed skatepark at Davenport Square, Macclesfield. Council is interested in hearing your views on the proposal.

The proposed skatepark location is adjacent to the existing playground, north-west of Parin Street, approx. 20m from the northern boundary of the Square, 25m from the eastern boundary and 70m from the southern boundary.  Usage will be during daylight hours and the skatepark will be unlit.

It will be made from concrete and at its widest point will be 10.8m wide and 19.7m long.  The highest point is at Ramp 1 at 1350mm above natural ground.  The concrete area will be 125m2.  The skate park and grass mounds are approx. 800m2.

The northwest end will have an earth mound for noise attenuation with a maximum height of 1850 (500mm higher than the highest point of the skatepark) and a span of approximately 23 metres at its highest point and 34metres long at natural ground level.

The artists impression of the noise mound are here Artist Impression(4219 kb) Artist Impression(3878 kb)

The skate park 3D design is here 3D Skate Park Design(264 kb)

The site plan is here Site Plan(185 kb)

The contour plan is here Contour Plan(1513 kb)

Background information in relation to the Development Assessment Panel’s approval on 17 September 2014 can be found at:

http://www.dcmtbarker.sa.gov.au/page.aspx?u=940&year=2014&month=0

and the Davenport Square Masterplan from October 2010 can be found here  Davenport Square Masterplan(1369 kb)

If you wish to make a written submission please title it – Skatepark Submission – and:

by 5pm on 8 April 2015

Council will be considering submissions on 20 April 2015 beginning at 7pm to determine whether it will proceed with construction at the proposed location or make an alternative decision.

If you have enquiries regarding this consultation process please contact Ros McDougall, Risk and Governance Officer, 8391 7231 or rmcdouga@dcmtbarker.sa.gov.au

 

 


 

Roads (Opening & Closing) Act 1991 -  Portion of Dutton Road, Mount Barker

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to Section 10 of the Roads (Opening & Closing) Act 1991 (the “Act”), The District Council of Mount Barker (“Council”) proposes to make a Road Process Order to close and transfer to the adjoining owner of Allotment 1 in DP 17900, a portion of Dutton Road shown marked “A” in the aerial photograph in this notice and Preliminary Plan No. 14/0025.

 

Preliminary Plan 14/0025 Dutton Road(494 kb)

Pursuant to Section 12(1) of the Act, a Council may make agreements for exchange or transfer in relation to land subject to road closure with the owners of land adjoining that land.

A copy of this notice, Preliminary Plan 14/0025 and statement of persons affected are available for public inspection at the Local Government Centre, 6 Dutton Road, Mount Barker, Council’s website www.dcmtbarker.sa.gov.au/publicnotices and the office of the Surveyor-General at 101 Grenfell Street, Adelaide during normal office hours.

Any application for easement or objections must be made in writing within 28 days from the date of publication of this notice, to Council at PO Box 54, Mount Barker SA 5251 and the Surveyor-General at GPO Box 1354, Adelaide SA 5001, setting out full details. Where a submission is made, Council will give notification of a meeting to deal with the matter.

Andrew Stuart

Chief Executive Officer                                                                 

10 September 2014

 


 

Trade Waste Discharge Policy

With the introduction of the Water Industry Act and changes to the SA Public Health (Wastewater) Regulations, Council has had to review its Trade Waste Discharge Policy.  As a water industry entity, Council now needs to authorise businesses that discharge trade wastes into its Community Wastewater Management Schemes.  Other ancillary changes have also been incorporated into this draft policy and Council is now seeking public comment.

Draft for Consultation Trade Waste Discharge Policy August 2014(29 kb)

Written comments should be sent to the District Council of Mount Barker, PO Box 54, Mount Barker SA 5251, or by fax 8391 7299 or by email council@dcmtbarker.sa.gov.au by 5pm on 3 September 2014.

Please contact Jamie Tann, Manager, Health and Public Safety on telephone 8391.7216 or email jtann@dcmtbarker.sa.gov.au if you wish to discuss the contents of this draft policy.


 

Order Making Policy

Council has conducted an extensive review of its Order Making Policy.  The Policy allows Council to issue orders under the Local Government Act to rectify hazards adjacent to public places and also nuisance animals.  Council is now seeking public comment.

Draft For Consultation Order Making Policy August 2014(44 kb)

Written comments should be sent to the District Council of Mount Barker, PO Box 54, Mount Barker SA 5251, or by fax 8391 7299 or by email council@dcmtbarker.sa.gov.au by 5pm on 3 September 2014.

Please contact Jamie Tann, Manager, Health and Public Safety on telephone 8391.7216 or email jtann@dcmtbarker.sa.gov.au to discuss the contents of this proposed policy.


 

Draft Annual Business Plan 2014/15

The District Council of Mount Barker’s Annual Business Plan and budget was formulated as a draft to enable public comment from members of the community prior to its adoption in July 2014.  Your feedback is sought to ensure that the Annual Business Plan aligns with the priorities of the whole community including new residents, and benefits both current and future ratepayers.

The annual business plan sets out Council’s proposed services, programs and projects for 2014/15. It aims to maintain efficient service for the community and continued progress towards the longer term objectives of the District set out in the strategic management plan adopted by Council on 2 July 2012.

Specific proposed objectives for the year are consistent with Council’s draft long term financial plan and asset management plans to ensure the long term sustainability of the Council’s financial performance and position.

An electronic copy of the Draft Annual Business Plan is available below here during the consultation period, and copies are available at the Local Government Centre, 6 Dutton Rd, Mount Barker and at Mount Barker’s Community Library, Dumas St Mount Barker.

Council is seeking Your Feedback

Council is inviting written submissions from the community on the Draft Annual Business Plan 2014/15. To provide comment on the plan you can:

  • Come to a public meeting on Monday 16 June 2014 at 5pm - an hour prior to the Ordinary Council meeting will be designated to seek public comment from members of the community;
  • Provide a written submission to Council no later than 5pm Friday 13 June 2014;
  • email businessplan@dcmtbarker.sa.gov.au during the consultation process to ask a question that may assist you in your formal submission or simply to seek information on the Draft Annual Business Plan 2014/15;

 

If you intend to come to the Council meeting (and present any feedback) you will need to advise Council by Friday 13 June 2014, by emailing Anne Mooney; amooney@dcmtbarker.sa.gov.au or register by phoning 8391 7256.

Send written submissions by 5pm Friday 13 June 2014 to:
Annual Business Plan
Chief Executive Officer
The District Council of Mount Barker
PO Box 54 Mount Barker South Australia 5251

Draft Annual Business Plan 2014/15(691 kb)

 

 


 

Proposed New Charges & Separate Rates

New Separate Rates

Only Payable when land is subdivided

Proposed Declaration of a Nairne,
Wastewater (CWMS) Infrastructure Separate Rate

For the purpose of providing Wastewater collection, treatment, storage & disposal infrastructure

Council is proposing to declare a separate rate on rateable land within the Ministerial DPA Nairne Area, in accordance with Section 154 of the Local Government Act 1999 as a mechanism to raise funds to contribute to meeting the costs of the required Wastewater (Community Wastewater Management System) infrastructure.

Separate Rate Proposal - Nairne Wastewater (CWMS)(2492 kb)

Proposed Declaration of a Nairne Recreation, Sport & Community Infrastructure Separate Rate

For the purpose of contributing to Nairne Recreation, Sport & Community infrastructure

Council is proposing to declare a separate rate on rateable land within the Ministerial DPA Nairne Area, in accordance with Section 154 of the Local Government Act 1999 for the purpose of contributing funding for required Recreation, Sport & Community infrastructure.

Separate Rate Proposal - Nairne Recreation Sport & Community(2512 kb)

 

New Service Charges

Only Payable when the Council service is available

Proposed Declaration of a Wastewater (Sewer) Service Charge

For the purpose of providing Wastewater (sewer) collection, treatment, storage & disposal infrastructure

Council is proposing to declare a service charge on land within its area, in accordance with Section 155 of the Local Government Act 1999 to which it provides or makes available a wastewater sewer service. In addition to the existing service to Brukunga, the service will initially be available to growth areas, in particular portions of Mount Barker and Meadows.

Service Charge Proposal - Wastewater Sewer(46 kb)

Proposed Declaration of a Recycled Water Service Charge

For the purpose of contributing to the costs of providing this service

Council is proposing to declare a service charge on land within its area, in accordance with Section 155 of the Local Government Act 1999 to which it provides or makes available the provision of non-potable/recycled water.

Service Charge Proposal - Recycled Water(44 kb)

 

Council is seeing your feedback


All consultation papers are provided as information for the proposed declaration of these separate rates and service charges for public consultation purposes in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act, 1999.

Interested parties are invited to:
• Provide written submission(s) to Council; and/or
• Make a brief presentation at the public meeting (please register)

A Public meeting will be held at the Local Government Centre, 6 Dutton Road, Mount Barker at 5pm on 16 June 2014.  

If you wish to make a verbal submission at the meeting, please register no later than 5pm on 13 June 2014 to be allocated a time. To register contact Neville Gay, Senior Rates & Property Officer on 8391 7207 or email; ngay@dcmtbarker.sa.gov.au

Council is also seeking written submissions on the proposed declaration of these new separate rates and service charges.  Submissions must be received no later than 5pm 13 June 2014 and can be sent to:

Chief Executive Officer
The District Council of Mount Barker
PO Box 54
Mount Barker SA 5251

or by email; council@dcmtbarker.sa.gov.au (with the respective Separate Rate or Service Charge title in the heading)

Andrew Stuart
Chief Executive Officer

 


 

Integrated Water Management Regional Development Plan Amendment (DPA)

As a result of a number of studies undertaken to assess the impact anticipated climate change will have on communities, water dependant industries and urban water resources management, seven Councils within the SA Murray-Darling basin joined to undertake a DPA to amend Development Plan policy to ensure that future growth is sustainable in terms of water quality and quantity, under predicted future climatic conditions.  One of these is the District Council of Mount Barker.

The DPA process is being led by the SA Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management (NRM) Board.  Proposed policy changes affecting DC Mount Barker are, in summary:

  • the inclusion of additional policies in the Natural Resources section as “local additions”, primarily under the Water Sensitive Design and Water Catchment Areas sub-headings, and the retention of current local additions
  • the inclusion of maps delineating “Water Management Areas” in the Development Plan (showing the River Murray Tributaries Area,) and an associated Principle of Development Control, reinforcing the need to consider the potential impact of proposed developments on the water resources of the Area.

The DPA is available for viewing at the Council offices and Library, and on sale at the Council offices.  Below is a link to the document on the SA Murray-Darling basin’s website.

http://www.naturalresources.sa.gov.au/samurraydarlingbasin/land/land-use-planning

Anyone may make a submission.  Submissions should be sent to the Chief Executive Officer, Coorong District Council, PO Box 399, Tailem Bend  SA  5260 by Friday 11 July 2014.   

Submissions should indicate whether the author wishes to speak at a public meeting.  If no-one requests to be heard, no public meeting will be held. 

If requested, a meeting will be held on Thursday 31 July 2014 at the Coorong District Council Tailem Bend, Customer Service Centre Boardroom, at 7pm.

 


Proposed Partial Road Closure and Sale of Land - Bald Hills Road Mount Barker

Notice is hereby given pursuant to section 10 of the Roads (Opening & Closing) Act 1991Act, that The District Council of Mount Barker proposes to make a Road Process Order to close and transfer to the adjoining owner a portion of Bald Hills Road adjoining allotment 101 in DP84148 shown marked ‘A’ on Preliminary Plan No. 14/0009.

Bald Hills Road Closure Sale of Land Preliminary Plan(43 kb)

A copy of the plan and statement of persons affected are available for public inspection at Council’s office at 6 Dutton
Road, Mount Barker and the office of the Surveyor-General at 101 Grenfell Street Adelaide during normal office hours.

Any application for easement or objections must be made in writing within 28 days from this notice, to the Council at PO Box 54, Mount Barker SA 5251 and the Surveyor-General at GPO Box 1354 Adelaide 5001, setting out full details.

Where a submission is made, Council will give notification of a meeting to deal with the matter.

If you have any queries please contact Mr David Morton, Manager Projects, on telephone 8391 7272 or via email dmorton@dcmtbarker.sa.gov.au.

Dated 30 April 2014

Andrew Stuart
Chief Executive Officer 

 


Revised Community Consultation Policy

Feedback is invited on Council’s revised Community Consultation Policy.  Copies are available at the Local Government Centre, Level 1, 6 Dutton Road, Mt Barker or here Revised Community Consultation Policy(60 kb)

Written comments should be sent to the District Council of Mount Barker, PO Box 54, Mount Barker SA 5251, or by fax 8391 7299 or by email council@dcmtbarker.sa.gov.au by 5pm on 13 March 2014.

Any enquiries please contact Ros McDougall, Risk & Governance Officer on 8391 7231 or by email rmcdouga@dcmtbarker.sa.gov.au


 

Proposed Lease of Land to Adelaide Polo Club

Council is negotiating the purchase of the current Adelaide Polo Club land on Fidler Lane, Mount Barker.

The commercial negotiations include that a portion of the land be leased back to the Adelaide Polo Club from settlement until the Club relocates to new premises but in any event until no later than 30 April 2016. Some of the land that would be leased back is to be classified as community land pursuant to the Local Government Act should the purchase proceed.

Report to Council - Proposed Lease of Land to Adelaide Polo Club (including plan of proposed lease area)(1146 kb)

Please note that the consultation process is solely regarding the proposed lease to the Adelaide Polo Club.

The continued presence of the Adelaide Polo Club via the proposed lease would see the current recreational use extended for a further period. It would allow the proposed land purchase by Council to proceed and enable Council to subsequently achieve community recreational outcomes on portion of the land.

Council is inviting written submissions on the proposal.  Submissions should be marked “Proposed Lease of Land to Adelaide Polo Club” and be addressed to The Chief Executive Officer, The District Council of Mount Barker, PO Box 54, Mount Barker SA 525 or by email to council@dcmtbarker.sa.gov.au (with the “Proposed Lease of Land to Adelaide Polo Club” title in the heading).

If you have any queries please contact Mr Brian Clancey on telephone 8391 7218 or via email bclancey@dcmtbarker.sa.gov.au or Mr Bill Graham on 8391 7263 or via email bgraham@dcmtbarker.sa.gov.au.

Submissions must be received by no later than 5pm on 14 January 2014.

 


Environmental Services Centre and Associated Wetlands Community Land Management Plan

Consultation

The District Council of Mount Barker (Council) has received Development Plan consent for an Environmental Services Centre, which will include a new field services depot for the Council and space that can be used for environmental education and community activities, wetlands, associated access road and parking.

The site is currently classified as ‘Park” under Council’s generic Community Land Management Plan which is broad in nature.  A draft Community Land Management Plan (Plan) has now been prepared for the Environmental Services Centre and Associated Wetlands to cater for Council’s intended uses for the land.

Environmental Services Centre and Associated Wetlands Community Land Management Plan for Consultation(2074 kb)

The draft Plan is available to view at the Local Government Centre, Level 1, 6 Dutton Road, Mount Barker.

Submissions

Submissions on the draft Plan closed at 5pm Wednesday 6th November 2013.

Submissions should be marked Environmental Services Centre and Associated Wetlands - Community Land Management Planand addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, The District Council of Mount Barker, PO Box 54, Mount Barker SA 5251 or may be emailed to povery@dcmtbarker.sa.gov.au  Please note: All submissions will be available to the general public.

Inquiries about the draft Plan can be directed to David Morton, Manager Projects, telephone (08) 8391 7272 or email dmorton@dcmtbarker.sa.gov.au.

Outcome

At the meeting held on 2 December 2013, Council adopted the Community Land Management Plan.

Enviromental Services Centre

 


Nairne Township Master Plan Implementation

Click here for full details.

Submissions should be received by 5pm Monday 28 October 2013.


Proposal to Revoke the Classification of Community Land 

Portion of Allotment 53 in Deposited Plan 19264 (commonly known as Possingham Drive Reserve, Mount Barker)

The District Council of Mount Barker (“Council”) proposes to revoke the classification as community land from a portion of Council land being allotment 53 in Deposited Plan 19264 in the area named Mount Barker, Hundred of Macclesfield, commonly known as “Possingham Drive Reserve”.

Revocation of the classification as community land will enable the settlement of a longstanding encroachment over approximately 360 square metres of the Council land by an adjoining landowner. It is proposed that the subject portion of land will be sold by Council to the adjoining landowner and merged with their property.

A copy of the proposal is available at the Local Government Centre, 6 Dutton Road, Mount Barker 
or by clicking here  Proposal to revoke Classification of Community Land Possingham Drive(6605 kb)

Council invites submissions on the proposal. The closing time for submissions is 5pm on Wednesday 25 September 2013. Submissions should be in a sealed envelope and marked “Proposal to revoke Classification as Community Land – Portion of Possingham Drive Reserve, Mount Barker” and addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, The District Council of Mount Barker, PO Box 54, Mount Barker SA 5251.

Inquiries on the proposal should be directed to Bill Graham on (08) 8391 7263 or email bgraham@dcmtbarker.sa.gov.au

 


 

North Road Nairne Traffic Management

The recently adopted Nairne Township Master Plan identifies the need to investigate measures along North Road, Nairne aimed at improving safety and reducing the use of the road as a ‘short cut’ connection between North Road and Nairne (East) as a high priority.

Murray F Young & Associates (MFY) Traffic Planners were engaged by Council to identify the existing traffic issues along North Road, investigate potential solutions and recommend a preferred concept for subsequent community consultation.

 The key design criteria determining how best to improve safety on North Road is based upon:

  •  addressing existing speeding and through-traffic issues;
  • continuing to service and not unduly inconvenience existing users (particularly North Road residents) of the road; and
  • considering the relevant Australian highway design standards to promote a safe road layout.

At the Council meeting held on 15 July 2013, Council endorsed a preferred Concept Traffic Management Scheme for Community Consultation which includes the following traffic management measures to improve safety:

  • Improved 50kph Signage along North Road;
  • Construction of Driveway Links (single vehicle assess within a short section of road) to slow traffic;
  • Entry Treatment at the junction of North Road with Nairne/Woodside Road;
  • Realignment of the North Rd/Junction Street Intersection; and
  • Signals at Woodside-Nairne Road/South Terrace Intersection (medium to long term)

It is important to recognise that the Woodside-Nairne Road/Old Princes Highway (South Terrace) junction is a State Government responsibility and the role of Council is one of advocacy on behalf of the local community. Any upgrading at this location would be dependent upon State Government.

Council is now seeking feedback from the Community on the attached proposal:

North Road Nairne Traffic Management Concept Proposal(858 kb)

The preferred Scheme follows on from the consideration of other treatment options:

North Road Nairne Traffic Management Consultation Document(2325 kb) 

Community Information Forum

A Community Information Forum was held on Tuesday 13 August 2013 from 7.00pm to 8.30pm at the Nairne Bremer Football Club Rooms, Sydney Road, Nairne.  At the forum MFY outlined the options considered and the preferred scheme.  There was an opportunity for people to ask questions.

North Road Nairne Traffic Management Forum Presentation(1753 kb)

Submissions

Council invites submissions on the proposal by 5pm Friday 30 August 2013.

Submissions should be marked “North Road Nairne Traffic Management” and be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, The District Council of Mount Barker, PO Box 54, Mount Barker SA 5251 or may be emailed to povery@dcmtbarker.sa.gov.au  Please note: All submissions received will be acknowledged and available to the general public to view unless confidentiality is requested by the author.

The results of the public consultation exercise will be summarised and presented back to Council for future consideration and decision making at a Council meeting in early October 2013.  Works will then be prioritised with a staged implementation of the physical works that are Council’s responsibility to occur over subsequent years including sections of footpaths (where road width allows) and road surface reconstruction.

For further information contact Matt Graham, Project Manager, via email mgraham@dcmtbarker.sa.gov.au or telephone (08) 8391 7229.

 


MDPA Area Proposed Separate Rates

Click here for further information: http://www.dcmtbarker.sa.gov.au/page.aspx?u=1012#e1996

 


 

Community Consultation – Draft Code Of Practice (for Access to Council, Committee Meetings and Documents)

Feedback is invited on Council’s revised draft Code of Practice (for Access to Council, Committee Meetings and Documents).  Copies are available at the Local Government Centre, Level 1, 6 Dutton Road, Mount Barker or  Community Consultation – Draft Code Of Practice (for Access to Council, Committee Meetings and Documents)(53 kb) 

Written comments should be sent to the District Council of Mount Barker, PO Box 54, Mount Barker SA  5251 or by fax 8391 7299 or email: council@dcmtbarker.sa.gov.au by 5pm on Wednesday 10 July 2013.

Any enquiries please contact Ros McDougall, Risk and Governance Officer on 8391 7231 or by email rmcdouga@dcmtbarker.sa.gov.au

 


Road Closure – Meadows

District Council of Mount Barker
ROADS (OPENING AND CLOSING) ACT 1991

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Section 10 of the Roads (Opening and Closing) Act 1991, that, the District Council of Mount Barker proposes to make a Road Process Order to close the whole of the unnamed Public Road, situated south of Claren Road and merge with the adjoining Section 4175, Hundred  of  Kuitpo,  more  particularly  delineated  and  marked  “A”  on Preliminary Plan 13/0010.

A copy of the plan and a statement of persons affected are available for public inspection at the Local Government Centre, 6 Dutton Road Mount Barker, and the office of the Surveyor-General 101 Grenfell Street, Adelaide during normal opening hours and can be viewed here:

Preliminary Plan Road Closure off Claren Road(39 kb)

List of Affected Persons (Road Closure off Claren Road)(12 kb)

List of Affected Utilities (Road Closure of Claren Road)(21 kb)

 


Any application for easement or objection must be made in writing to the Council at PO Box 54 Mount Barker SA 5251 WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS NOTICE and a copy must be forwarded to the Surveyor General at GPO Box 1354, Adelaide 5001 setting out full details. Where a submission is made, the Council will give notification of a meeting at which the matter will be considered, so that the person making the submission or a representative may attend, if so desired.

Any enquiries regarding the proposal should be directed to Council’s Contracts and Property Coordinator, Bill Graham on relephone 8391 7263 or email bgraham@dcmtbarker.sa.gov.au.

Dated 6 March 2013

Andrew Stuart
Chief Executive Officer

 


 

Representation Review

Council has now considered the submissions on the Representation Review Options Paper and has prepared a further report (Elector Representation Review Report) which details the proposal that Council believes should be implemented.  Submissions are now invited on this report.

Copies of the report are available from the Local Government Centre Customer Service counter, Level 1, 6 Dutton Road, Mt Barker during business hours and also provided here:

Elector Representation Review Report(5752 kb)

Written submissions should be either emailed to representationreview@dcmtbarker.sa.gov.au or mailed to Representation Review, District Council of Mount Barker, PO Box 54, Mount Barker  5251.

The closing date for submissions is  5pm Tuesday 2nd April 2013.

Any persons making a written submission will be invited to appear before a meeting of the Council to be heard in respect of their submission.

Any enquiries should be directed to the Risk & Governance Officer, Ros McDougall on 8391 7231.

 


Proposal to Revoke the Classification as Community Land for land north of the Wetlands

Update May 2013

Consultation ended on 20 February 2013 and a report on submissions received was provided to Council on 18 March 2013. 

Report to Council 18 March 2013 Submissions to Proposal to Revoke the Classification as Community Land(4812 kb)

Council is waiting for a response from the Brockhoff Family before considering how to proceed.

February 2013

At the Council meeting held on 17 December 2012, Council resolved to undertake community consultation on a proposal to revoke the classification of community land and to transfer approximately 1.537 hectares of Allotment 500 in Deposited Plan 50511, Hundred of Macclesfield (“the Subject Land”) to the previous owners who still own the adjoining land to the north.

The full report to council is available here: Council Report 17 December for Community Consultation(2230 kb)

The Subject Land was previously compulsorily acquired by Council from the same owners as part of a larger parcel of land to enable the construction of the Laratinga Wetlands. The previous owners did not agree with the acquisition and have asked Council to transfer the Subject Land back to them as that portion of land has not been used for the purpose for which it was acquired.  As part of the proposal it would be the intention of Council to enter into a Land Management Agreement over some of the Subject Land to protect vegetation and allow further planting along the existing path.

If Council decides to proceed with the proposal after considering all submissions, a report must then be made to the Minister of State/Local Government Relations seeking approval to the proposed revocation before a final decision is made by Council. This process is pursuant to Section 194 of the Local Government Act 1999 (SA).

The full proposal is available here: Community Consultation Proposal for Land North of the Wetlands(1767 kb)

Council invites submissions on the proposal by 5pm 20 February 2013.

Submissions should be marked “Proposal to Revoke Classification as Community Land – Portion of Allotment 500 in Deposited Plan 50511, Hundred of Macclesfield” and addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, The District Council of Mount Barker, PO Box 54, Mount Barker SA 5251 or may be emailed to povery@dcmtbarker.sa.gov.au. Please note: All submissions will be available to the general public and will form part of the report to the Minister for State/Local Government Relations.

The Submission Form is available here: Sumbission Form(194 kb)

Inquiries about the proposal can be directed to Paula Overy via email, povery@dcmtbarker.sa.gov.au or telephone (08) 8391 7290.

 


Community Gardens

Community Consultation 16 Jan - 28 Feb 2013

Council has developed a draft policy to facilitate the use of public land for community gardens and related activities such as 'verge gardens' and community orchards. The community is invited to provide comment on the draft policy.

Community Gardens Draft Policy(712 kb)

Comments should be made on the Feedback form and returned to Council by 5pm, Thursday 28 February 2013.  Feedback forms can be emailed to council@dcmtbarker.sa.gov.au or posted to District Council of Mount Barker, PO Box 54, Mount Barker SA 5251.

Community Gardens Feedback Form(484 kb)

The Community Gardens Policy is based on an investigation Council conducted in 2011/12.

Community Gardens Report(2460 kb)

For further information on the draft Community Gardens Policy, please contact Penny Worland, Policy Planner on telephone 8391 7244 or email council@dcmtbarker.sa.gov.au.

 

 


 

Representation Review 

Public Information Session 11 December 2012 

Council is interested in receiving feedback on the options it has prepared as part of its Representation Review. 
This Review will examine and provides options on:

  • the composition of Council
  • how the Principal Member is elected;
  • ward boundaries or even abolition of ward boundaries; and
  • the number of councillors.

 

A Representation Review Options Paper has been developed to assist you with your feedback.  It provides advantages and disadvantages as well as 
various options in reviewing the Ward structure. 

There will be a public information session on Tuesday 11 December 2012 at 7.00pm in the Council Chambers, Level 1, 6 Dutton Road, Mount Barker.

A copy of the Options Paper (below) is available for inspection and/or purchase at the Local Government Centre, 6 Dutton Road, Mt Barker.

All submissions will be provided to Council and the Electoral Commissioner of South Australia. A submission must be in writing and include your 
name and postal address.

Written submissions close at 5.00pm on 28 December 2012 
and can be made via email to: representationreview@dcmtbarker.sa.gov.auor Representation Review, District Council of Mount Barker, PO Box 54, Mt Barker SA 5251.

For further information regarding the process please contact Ros McDougall, Risk & Governance Officer on 83917231 or rmcdouga@dcmtbarker.sa.gov.au

This is the first of two opportunities for public submissions with the second occurring in February/March 2013 when the draft report is considered by Council. 
Details of that consultation process will be published on the Council’s website, in The Courier, The Advertiser and Government Gazette.

Representative Review Options Paper Nov 12(3353 kb)

 


 

Draft Nairne Township Master Plan

The District Council of Mount Barker has recently endorsed the draft Nairne Township Master Plan for community consultation providing the opportunity for Nairne residents, the business community and other stakeholders to participate in the design and future development of their Township.

> click here for more information

 

 


Open Space, Public Realm & Community Facilities

Open space could include a park, sportsground, trail network, natural area or other public space. Public realm refers to formal public spaces such as a plaza, event area or main street. 

All members of the community are invited to participate in the planning and attend one of the following ‘Speak Out’ sessions.

Promoting Speakouts (512kb)

Open Spaces Poster (199kb)

 


Lease of Council Land 

Pursuant to Section 202(2) of the Local Government Act 1999 and Council’s community consultation policy, Council invites submissions on the granting of new leases over portions of Council land as follows:

  1. Scouts SA
  2. Finding Workable Solutions Inc
    Both of the abovementioned organisations have requested leases over separate portions of land contained within Certificate of Title 5885 Folio 13, commonly known as Windmill Hill, Totness. Photographs showing the leased areas are provided in attachments 1 and 2 respectively. The land is classified as community land. Scouts SA operates a waste recycling centre for bottles, cans, paper etc. Finding Workable Solutions operates a recovery and recycle centre for timber, furniture, white goods bric-a-brac and similar items for sale to the public. Both organisations hold current leases over the respective portions of land which are due to expire. The new leases are proposed for a term of five (5) years each with an option of a further term of five (5) years.
    Mountain Pool Amateur Swimming Club Inc over a portion of land adjacent to the Mountain Pool, Cameron Road, Mount Barker. An aerial photograph showing the lease area is provided in attachment 
  3. The land is classified as community land. The Club has a shed for storage purposes located on the land. The Club has held a lease over the land since 1 April 2007 and is seeking a new lease for a term of five (5) years.
  4. Ms Helen Donoghue over the land contained within Certificates of Title 5143 Folios 736, 737 and 738. An aerial photograph showing the lease area is provided in attachment 4. This land is commonly known as “The Glebe Land” in Littlehampton and is excluded from the classification as community land. Ms Donoghue has held a lease over this land since 1 June 2011 for the purposes of grazing. Ms Donoghue is seeking a new lease for a term of one (1) year.
    Submissions should be marked “Lease of Council Land” and be addressed to The Chief Executive Officer, The District Council of Mount Barker, PO Box54, Mount Barker SA 5251. The closing time for submissions is 5.00pm on 13 June 2012.

Enquires on the proposed leases should be directed to Bill Graham on 8391 7263 or email bgraham@dcmtbarker.sa.gov.au

Andrew Stuart
Chief Executive Officer

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Mount Barker Town Centre Strategy


Sims Road Upgrade

Revised Concept Plan for Sims Road Upgrade

> View latest project update

Council has developed a revised concept plan for the upgrade of Sims Road taking into consideration:

  • Previous community feedback
  • Development of the Mount Barker Transport Master Plan 2009
  • State Government rezoning of land in Mount Barker and associated traffic implications
  • Assessment of current and future traffic requirements

The key objectives for Council are a safe road/pedestrian/bicycle network and minimisation of tree removal. As part of the revised concept plan, a considerable amount of work has been undertaken to reduce the tree removal to two trees. Other key components of the plan include:

  • Driveway link to Murray Avenue
  • Upgrade of the Sims Road/Hartman Road intersection
  • Traffic control devices along Sims Road
  • Upgrading of street lighting and stormwater (kerbing) along western section
  • Allowance for an unmade footpath

Council is seeking input on the revised plan. 

Sims Road Revised Plans (10MB)

For more detailed information, click on the information sheet below  
Sims Road Information Sheet(241kb)

 


Draft Annual Business Plan 2013/14

Council is inviting written submissions from the community on Council’s Draft Annual Business Plan 2013/14. To view the draft document, and for information on how to make a submission, follow this link.

 


Have your say about how to create a new planning system for South Australia. 

Community, Council and agency workshops are being held across South Australia over August and September 2013 as part of the South Australia's Expert Panel on Planning Reform initial 'listening and scoping' stage of the engagement process.  

The workshop calendar:  Think Design Deliver SA Expert Panel on Planning Reform(67 kb)

You can also provide your comments online at www.thinkdesigndeliver.sa.gov.au

For further information regarding South Australia's Expert Panel on Planning Reform go to http://www.thinkdesigndeliver.sa.gov.au/

 

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