Barossa Council Update


Barossa Council Update


Stockwell pump track & open space precinct open

A new $500,000 open space development at Stockwell has been unveiled, giving people more opportunities to play, be active and socialise.

The new precinct at Stockwell Recreation Park features a BMX pump track, walking/running trail and fitness stations, plus lighting, landscaping and social amenities such as picnic spaces, water fountain, shad and seating.

Council and the State Government each contributed over $254,000 to activate the space as part of The Big Project.

“We know people come to Stockwell Oval year-round to play sport, and this re-development provides extra opportunities for people to be active and participate in community life,” said Mayor Bim Lange.

Nature Play Festival returns

Enjoy a free family day at the Barossa Bushgardens with our Nature Play Festival on Thursday, December 9 and Inclusive and Accessible Nature Play Day on Thursday, December 16.

Highlights include nature craft, muddy puddles, trail hunt, bugs ‘n slugs, sensory play and more!

Mayor Bim Lange says the Nature Play Festival gives children and families an opportunity to re-connect with nature right here in our backyard.

“Now more than ever, connecting with nature is critical to our health and wellbeing, both for kids and for adults,” he says.

“The Bushgardens is the perfect venue for re-discovering the joy of play through nature.”

Register at Barossa.sa.gov.au/events

>> Abbey Underwood, Mayor Bim Lange with Joshua and Archer.

Tolley Reserve more inclusive

A $100,000 upgrade to Tolley Reserve – affectionately known as the ‘Nuri Train Park’ – is now complete.

The new equipment focuses on inclusivity to cater for a wide range of users, including children with disability and sensory needs.

Key features include a new orbit carousel that is wheelchair-friendly and greater integration between the liberty swing and surrounding play spaces.

“We’re proud to be delivering a play space that supports inclusion and accessibility,” said Mayor Bim Lange.

Attractive new entrance for Tanunda

Landscaping of the Kroemer’s Crossing roundabout will provide an attractive entrance to Tanunda and improve the amenity of the high-profile site. The $86,000 project has been made possible by the State Government and includes a selection of plantings including Pyrus trees, shrubs and natives.

The iconic rose hedge on Barossa Valley Way will also be extended further south.

While irrigation will be installed, the plantings are intended to be low maintenance and tolerant of drought conditions.

The landscaping completes the $6 million roundabout project undertaken by the State Government.


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