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Roads to close
Work to repair and maintain roads in the
Hills will result in the closure of two roads
over the next two months.
Storm water infrastructure repairs will be
undertaken by the Department of Planning,
Transport and Infrastructure throughout
January, leading to the partial closure of Old
Norton Summit Road.
Old Norton Summit Road will be closed
between Norton Summit Road in Magill and
Horsnells Gully Road, Horsnells Gully, between
Lobethal Road will result in its closure between
Monomeith and Marble Hill roads in Ashton
between January 25 and February 2.
The stormwater repair works are the result of
damage done by storms in late 2016 and were
originally scheduled for late last year, but were
postponed as a result of community feedback.
All works and road closures are dependent on
The Adelaide Hills Council has paved the way
for the owners of Mt Lofty House to host up to 30
guests in new accommodation units planned for
The decision to grant development approval for
15 units, which would accommodate a maximum
of 30 people, was made late last year after
changes were sought to a previously approved
Approval was originally given in December 2015
for nine single storey units, constructed within
three separate buildings and accommodating a
maximum of 22 people.
The changes to the plan result in the 15 units being
constructed within four separate buildings.
The proposal was treated as an expansion of Mt
Lofty House as it is associated with the current
accommodation facilities there.
A proposal to allow the builder of a new petrol
station in Strathalbyn to lease a section of
community land to enable the development to go
ahead has been released for public comment.
AM/PM Always is seeking a 21-year lease (with
rights of renewal) to use part of the Alexandrina
Council reserve located on the corner of South
Terrace and High Street.
In June the company lodged a development
application for the petrol station, shop, car wash,
landscaping and car parking on adjoining land.
The proposed design and operational movements
of the development incorporate a preference to exit
and turn left only onto High Street via the existing
In order for AM/PM Always to place infrastructure
over the reserve to accommodate this exit point
and part of the proposed car wash, a lease is
The site is about 930sqm, with the proposed lease
area limited to approximately 410sqm of the overall
reserve towards the train line.
The remainder of the reserve, including the trees
on the corner of High Street and South Terrace,
would remain and continue to be managed by
the council. Full details of the proposed lease are
available on the council’s website.
Written submissions must be made by February 2.
The area of the proposed lease can be viewed
here. Written submissions will be accepted by
The Adelaide Hills Council has backed a plan to
allow Lobethal’s Golding Vineyards to host up to
250 people at its Western Branch Road cellar door.
Late last year, the council’s assessment panel
decided to seek concurrence from the State
Commission Assessment Panel for approval of
the plan, which involves changing the use of the
land to include a function centre and increasing the
capacity of the restaurant from 75 to 80 during the
week and 160 during weekends.
The business is seeking to host up to eight special
functions per year, with a maximum of 250 people
The changes would not result in the construction of
any new buildings, but would include an increase
in the size of the existing car parking and licensed
The proposal was met with opposition from one
nearby resident who raised concerns about the
impact on the amenity of the area and the water
catchment area, and the fact that the plan was at
variance with the council’s Development Plan and
However, three local residents voiced their support
for the changes.
Residents in the Alexandrina Council district
can celebrate Australia Day with breakfasts and
ceremonies in Goolwa and Strathalbyn.
Strathalbyn will open the festivities at the
Soldiers Memorial Gardens at 7.30am with a
hearty breakfast prepared by the Rotary Club of
Following breakfast, the Australia Day Citizenship
Ceremony will commence at 9am, with the
Australia Day Awards to be presented afterwards.
Goolwa’s celebrations start at 8am with breakfast
at the Goolwa Bowling Club on Goyder Street,
thanks to the Lions Club of Goolwa.
The festivities will then shift to Centenary Hall on
Cadell Street at 11am, where Goolwa’s Citizenship
Ceremony will take place and Australia Day
Awards will be presented.
Everyone is welcome. Breakfasts are available for
a small fee but all ceremonies are free of charge to
By Elisa Rose
The Adelaide Hills Council
will apply for more than
$1.5m under the Federal
Better Regions Program,
after the funding scheme
was made available to most
of the Hills region recently.
At the council’s last meeting
in 2017, elected members
agreed to apply for up to
$1,306,000 in funding for
the development of the Arts
and Heritage Hub in the Old
Lobethal Woollen Mill, which
will be matched by a $1,306,000
$327,600 of funding for the
sealing of part of Croft Road
in Lenswood, which would be
matched by contributions of
$163,000 from the council and
Hills now included
The decision was made about
a month after the Federal
it would open the funding
program to many parts of
the Hills that were formerly
excluded because they were
deemed to be too close to
Those parts of the Hills,
which included Mt Barker,
Hahndorf, missed out on round
one of the funding, which saw
millions of dollars distributed
around Australia including
cities such as Geelong.
If the funding application
for the Arts and Heritage
Hub is successful, the council
will use the money for things
including creating a central
hub entrance point, installing
a lift in building 20, creating
facilities for artist residencies,
establishing gallery spaces
and redeveloping Mill Square.
section of Croft Road will
reduce dust nuisance in the
area, which a council report
said could have been increased
by motorists using the road to
access the Fox Creek Mountain
$1.5m bid to fund development
Registrations are now open for
2018 Clean up Australia Day
and the committee is calling
for people to register a site to
‘clean up’ ahead of the March 4
For the last 27 years Clean up
Australia Day has provided an
opportunity to help clean up the
country and volunteers have
helped remove the equivalent of
344,000 ute loads of rubbish from
bushland, parks and waterways.
Clean up sites can be anything
from parks to beaches and to
volunteer or register a site go to
Chance to come clean on March 4
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