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Reduced height limits have
also been placed along Albert
Place and Hack Street.
Four historic cottages on
Hack Street will be kept on
the heritage register, after
locals hit out at the possibility
of the site welcoming five-
“We are recognizing that
the community showed
concern for that area,” Mr
“This (area) will be a
maximum of two storeys and
those cottages will remain
on the heritage list.”
The construction of high-
rise developments in Mt
Barker would take years to
unfold, Mr Voortman said.
“All we (the council) can do
is change the policy, we don’t
develop,” he said.
The council was expected
to adopt the Town Centre
DPA at the end of last year,
but councillors voted to defer
the topic to a future meeting
to allow for more time to
workshop the item.
Mr Voortman said the
council was undertaking
further amendments to
the DPA before it will be
revisited at a meeting in
February and forwarded to
the State Government for
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The council’s manager of
planning, policy and strategy,
Marc Voortman, said he hoped
Gawler Street would continue to
transform into a bustling hive
of activity, while maintaining its
The council also wants to
continue Gawler Street’s role as
the original heart of Mt Barker,
“We are trying to create a vibrant
atmosphere,” Mr Voortman said.
The council has also identified
land along the ridge-top of Keith
Stephenson Park near the library,
as appropriate for development of
“low key” tourist accommodation.
Vision for vibrant town Gawler Street plans
By Genevieve Cooper
An Adelaide pastor helping
to run a youth camp in Mt
Barker was killed last Friday
afternoon when he was
struck by lightning during a
the youth pastor at Victory
Church in Pooraka, was fatally
injured on the Morella Oval at
Cornerstone College just after
2.30pm as the severe weather
front swept across Adelaide and
A 20-year-old woman, also a
member of the Victory Church,
received minor leg injuries in
the same incident.
Victory Church had hired
the college facilities for its
Summerfest Youth Camp.
It is understood Pastor
Guglielmucci was struck as
campers were leaving the oval
and seeking shelter from the
Police will prepare a report for
the State Coroner.
In a statement church officials
said Pastor Guglielmucci was a
much loved member and their
hearts went out to his wife Lisa,
the couple’s four children and
the rest of the family.
“Our priority now is to care
for the children who attended
Summerfest, the amazing youth
leaders of Victory Youth and our
church family,” the statement
The church held a private
service on the
Saturday night and paid tribute
to Pastor Guglielmucci during
its Sunday service.
Cornerstone College principal
Craig Fielke told his school
community that he and other
key staff supported the Victory
Church leadership team in the
hours after the fatal incident.
Father of four killed by lightning during church youth camp
By Genevieve Cooper
A pop-up exhibition in Lobethal is
showing the town’s old woollen mill – now
a business hub – through lens old and new.
Called The Mill in Focus: Then and Now,
the photography exhibition features historic
images from the 1870 through to the early
1930s, a special series of photographs marking
the mill’s official closure in the early 1990s and
contemporary images of the mill using modern
photographic techniques taken by five Hills
The event is a follow-on from a successful SA
Living Artists exhibition, with a mill theme,
that was held last year as part of the Art @ the
Heart (of the Hills) project.
The project aims to use empty spaces around
the town – including vacant buildings in the
mill (now called the Adelaide Hills Business
and Tourism Centre) and the main street – to
support local artists, boost tourism and work
towards a permanent place for art.
Anne Griffiths the curator of The Mill in
Focus: Then and Now, said organisers hoped
the exhibition would forge a link between the
mill’s 122-year textile manufacturing history
and its future as an industrial site.
“The woollen mill will always be fundamental
to the identity of Lobethal,” she said.
“It has nurtured a town and its community,
given it economic purpose and strong social
“... In this exhibition we explore these many
The early photographs were provided by the
Onkaparinga Woollen Mill Museum.
The photographs from the early 1990s were
produced with residents and workers at the
mill, under the guidance of artist Rick Martin,
to be a record of activity leading up to its
The contemporary photographs were supplied
by local photographers who were asked to view
the mill through the lens of the present-day to
express their reactions to the sense of place.
Their efforts were judged by well-know
photographer Ervin Janek as part of a
competition, and they will also be for sale.
The exhibition is being held in Building
35 of the old mill, across the road from the
It was officially opened last week and can be
seen this Saturday and Sunday, January 30
and 31, 11.30am–5pm.
A photograph from the Onkaparinga Woollen
Mill Museum collection.
Standing in front of the contemporary photographic work of Stuart Templeton at the pop-up
exhibition The Mill in Focus: Then and Now are Onkaparinga Woollen Mill Museum chairperson
Brian Brock, left, exhibition curator Anne Griffiths and Lobethal Community Association
chairperson Kim Jordan.
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