Mt Barker 5251
The 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide identified land at Mount Barker and Nairne as part of Adelaide’s urban land supply for the next 15 years. The result will be at least least 7000 new dwellings in the area over the next 15-20 years to assist in accommodating Adelaide’s growing population.
1281 hectares in total,
1236 hectares at Mount Barker and 45 hectares at Nairne.
Around 40 hectares of the Mount Barker extension will be zoned light industry
$550 million to be invested in new infrastructure projects for the area including $160 million in transport infrastructure.
State and Local Government, private land owners and developers
Mt Barker is an existing urban centre in the picturesque Adelaide Hills. The 30 Year Plan for Greater Adelaide identifies growth of around 7000 new dwellings in the vicinity. Importantly, new development delivers the opportunity to create a single masterplan for 'one Mt Barker'; enhancing the historic centre around Gawler Street, and to promote new standards for lower density residential development appropriate to the 'Hills' environs.
In early 2011, the Premier, Mike Rann MP invited the Commission to facilitate an integrated approach to the design, planning and development of a future Mt Barker.
The Commission is already working with developers, design professionals, Mt Barker Council and the community to ensure that development in Mt Barker is co-ordinated, considered and reflects sustainable practice.